Ramesh Jagannathan, Research Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering

Ramesh Jagannathan is a nanotechnologist and entrepreneurial technologist, specializing in converting abstract concepts into tangible and marketable technologies. He worked for more than 15 years as a chemical engineer at Eastman Kodak in the U.S. and the U.K., culminating in a prestigious appointment as Research Fellow at Kodak Research Labs. Jagannathan invented a dry inkjet printing technology and a new process for coating thin films and holds at least 42 U.S. patents. A recipient of a Distinguished Inventor Award and a distinguished researcher, Jagannathan sat on the Cambridge University Mentor Panel, the Kodak Research Scientific Council and the editorial board of the Open Physical Chemistry Journal. He has 19 peer-reviewed articles in publications such as the Journal of Photographic Science and Engineering, and the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, including “Organic Nanoparticles — Preparation, Self-Assembly, and Novel Properties,” one of the most accessed papers of 2006 in Advanced Functional Materials. Jagannathan applies his broad expertise in material science to an integrated approach to the engineering and technology curriculum. He holds a B.Tech. from the University of Madras, India, and a Ph.D. from Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY.