Guruswami Ravichandran#


Guruswami Ravichandran
Email:ravi 'at' caltech.edu
Membership Number:4462
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:gravichandran
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.ravi.caltech.edu



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2015 - present Otis Booth Leadership Chair of Division of Engng & Applied Science, Caltech
  • 2009 - 2015 Director of Graduate Aerospace Labs, Caltech
  • 2005 - present John E. Goode Jr Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engng, Caltech
  • 1999 - 2005 Professor of Aeronautics & Mechanical Engng, Caltech
  • 1995 - 1999 Associate & 1990-1995 Assistant Professor of Aeronautics, Caltech
  • 1987 - 1990 Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences, University of California at San Diego
  • 1986, 1983 PhD and MS in Engineering, Brown University, USA
  • 2007 Aditya Birla Chair, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • 2005 Chair in International Cooperation, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2001 - 2002 CNRS Senior Visiting Scientist, Ecole Polytechnique,Paris, France

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Dynamic deformation
  • Damage and failure
  • Micro/nano mechanics
  • Wave propagation
  • Composite materials
  • Active materials
  • Cell Mechanics
  • Experimental methods

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Member of US National Academy of Engineering
  • 2014 Warner T. Koiter Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2014 William M. Murray Lecture and Medal, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • 2013 A.C. Eringen Medal, Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • 2012 Foreign Member, European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • 2012 Foreign Member, International Academy of Engineering
  • 2012 Fellow, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM)
  • 2011 Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes Academiques, Republic of France
  • 2010 Fellow, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM),
  • 2010 Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in Int. Education, Institute of International Education-IIE
  • 2008 Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, Pi Tau Sigma and ASME
  • 2007 Aditya Birla Chair Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • 2006 Doctor honoris causa (Dhc), Paul Verlaine University, Metz, France
  • 2005 John E. Goode, Jr. Endowed Professorship, California Institute of Technology
  • 2005 Chair in International Cooperation Visiting Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 B. J. Lazan Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)
  • 2001 - 2002, Senior Visiting Scientist, CNRS and Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • 2000 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

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