Arun R. Srinivasa
Associate Department Head of Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Srinivasa’s research interests include plasticity of metals and polymers, thermomechanics of dissipative processes, dislocation dynamics, Cosserat continua, design and dynamics of compliant mechanisms, computational modeling of defects, and fracture and fatigue processes.
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley – 1991
- B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras – 1986
- 2021 ASME Student chapter, Texas A&M University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Best Teacher Award.
- 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Worchester Reed Warner Medal for outstanding contribution to the permanent literature of engineering
- 2019 Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M Qatar, Faculty of the year.
- 2018 American Society of Engineering Education, Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding Contributions to Mechanics Education
- 2017 Society of Engineering Science (SES), Fellow
- 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow
- 2015 Association of Former Students College Distinguished Teaching Award.
- 2014 Holdredge/Paul Professorship: The only professorship for distinction in pedagogy and teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Department
- 2013 Association of Former Students University Distinguished Teaching Award. One of the highest awards for teaching at TAMU.
- 2012 Benjamin Dasher best paper award, Frontiers in Engineering Education Conference.
- 2011 William Keeler Faculty Fellowship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
- 2011 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.
- 2010 Halliburton Professorship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
- 2005 British Petroleum (BP) Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
- 2003 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.
- 1990 UC Berkeley Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
- 1986-1989 The Berkeley Fellowship
- 1986 The Banco Foundation Gold Medal
- 1984 The Raghavendra Memorial Prize
The current research of Dr. Reddy and his group deals with 7- and 12-parameter shell theories and non-local and non-classical mechanics theories using the ideas of Eringen, Mindlin, Koiter, and others. Dr. Reddy and Dr. Srinivasa have conceived a transformative non-parametric network based methodology (called GraFEA) to study damage and fracture in elastic and viscoelastic solids, including composite structures.
Dr. Rajagopal’s research interests include continuum mechanics and its applications to non-linear materials. Dr. Rajagopal and Dr. Srinivasa have collaborated on numerous research works, including a 2011 work that demonstrated how the Gibbs potential can be used as a basis for developing thermodynamically-consistent, rate-type viscoelastic fluid models.
Dr. Thamburaja’s research interest include fatigue and damage mechanisms in metals; he and Dr. Srinivasa have collaborated on a novel smooth transition plasticity model combined with a novel damage parameter for fatigue failure modeling and prediction.
Dominic’s current research focuses on modeling of localized fatigue progression in metal using both time and frequency-domain techniques.
Alekhya’s research focus is primarily on modeling of fracture in architected materials using graph-based finite element approach( GraFEA).
Vardhil’s work focuses on modeling damage progression in elasto-plastic structures.
Rujun’s research primarily focuses on automated assessment of student learning outcomes in engineering education
Bami’s current research focus includes novel manufacturing techniques for architected materials.
Former PhD Students
Naveen Thomas (2021)
Nazanin Asfar Kazerooni (2018)
Thesis: “Mechanical Behavior of Soft Materials (Skin/Rubber) under Cyclic Loading”
Parisa Khodabakhshi (2018)
Thesis: “Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics and Damage Prediction in Solids”
Ashwin Rao (2014)
Thesis: “Structural Thermomechanical Models for Shape Memory Alloy Components”
Srikrishna Doraiswamy (2013)
PhD Thesis: “Characterization of Nonlinear Material Response in the Presence of Large Uncertainties – A Bayesian Approach”
Master’s Thesis: “Discrete Preisach Model for the Superelastic Response of Shape Memory Alloys”
Andrew Conkey (2007)
Thesis: “Vibration Sensors Utilizing Fiber Fabry-Perot Interferometers and Permanent Magnets”