Easwaran studied for a PhD under the supervision of Graeme Wake. Easwaran is an expert on Auto and has initiated me into some of its darker secrets. He's currently a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sultan Qaboos University.
|Dr. Easwaran Balakrishnan, 18th December 1997, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph by Mark Nelson.|
Professor Graeme Wake and Dr. X. Dong Chen. Dong is an Associate Professor (`reader') in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland. The eagle-eyed will note from the whiteboard that we discussed heaterogeneously catalysed reactions, thermal explosions in porous material due to microwave heating, and a variety of other problems that Dong had lined up for us. Several years latter I'm still working on some of those other problems!
|Professor Graeme C. Wake and Dr. X. Dong Chen, 21st August 1998, Department of Mathematics & Statistics; University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Photograph by Mark Nelson.|
In January 1999 Easwaran Balakrishnan visited New Zealand. A one-day meeting was arranged to discuss modelling microwave heating of porous materials. If you squint you cane make out the equations.
|Professor Graeme C. Wake Dr Easwaran Balakrishnan, and MIN, January 1999, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Photograph by Mark Nelson.|