Electronics. Prior to Cookson, Ravi served as VP Strategy and Business Development at AgION Technologies, a Boston-based bio-tech/bio-materials start-up, recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and as a management consultant at IBIS Associates, an MIT spin-off and boutique technology strategy consulting firm. Ravi graduated as a gold medalist with a B.E. Mechanical Engineering from The College of Engineering, Pune. Subsequently, Ravi received his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ravi currently serves as Technical Committee Member of iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative). He has also served on the Editorial Board of Advanced Materials and Processes Magazine. Ravi's industry interests lie in emerging technology, primarily Clean Technology, Alternative Energy and Electronics. He is also active with Asha for Education, supporting education for underprivileged children in India.