Raja Aravamuthan

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Raja Aravamuthan
Professor Emeritus
Mailing address: 
Chemical and Paper Engineering
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5462 USA
  • Ph.D., Fiber and Polymer Science, University of Washington, 1985.
  • M.S., Paper Science and Engineering, State University of New York, 1981.
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1968.
  • B.S., Chemistry, Madras, 1965.

Dr. Raja Aravamuthan joined the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering in 1986, and is the advisor for the chemical engineering program. He has his undergraduate degrees in chemistry (1965, ITT, Madras, India) and chemical engineering (1968, ITT, Madras, India); he has his M.S. in paper science and engineering (1981 S.U.N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y.) and a Ph.D. in fiber and polymer science (1985 UW, Seattle, WA).

Aravamuthan has done extensive research in the areas of pulping and bleaching and non-wood fibers, process modeling and simulation, deinking and the use of enzymes in pulp and papermaking processes. He has also conducted a series of training courses for ink industry professionals.

He has published more than 40 articles or book chapters in the pulp and paper related fields.