Professor Ramarathnam Narasimhan

Professor , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


Areas of Interest:

Fracture Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Nonlinear Finite Element Methods applied to Solid and Structural Mechanics, Plasticity and Large Deformation problems, Indentation Mechanics.

Specialization:

Fracture Mechanics, Computational Solid Mechanics.

Consultancy Areas:

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, R&D Organizations

Major Professional Contributions:

Professor Narasimhan's research has focused broadly on fracture behavior of materials, indentation mechanics and metal forming over the last three decades. He has worked on several aspects of fracture mechanics – ductile fracture, dynamic crack initiation and interfacial crack growth, fracture of adhesive joints, thin films, ductile single crystals and bulk metallic glasses. Recently, he has performed analytical, experimental and computational studies on effects of microstructure and texture on formability and fracture of aluminum and magnesium alloys. He has studied the fracture response and tensile ductility of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and examined toughness enhancement strategies through BMG composites and nanoglasses.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg., IIT Bombay: 1987-1991.
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore: 1991-1996.
  • Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore: 1996-2001.
  • Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore: 2001-date.
  • Chairman, Dept of Mechanical Engg., IISc, Bangalore: 2011-2015.

Keywords:

Computational Solid Mechanics; Finite Element Methods applied to Solid and Structural Mechanics; Fracture Mechanics; Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

Contact Information

Office

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore-560012
Phone: 080-22932959
Mobile:
Fax: 080-23600648

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Education

  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics, 1986, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • M.S., Applied Mechanics, 1983, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
  • B.E (Tech)., Mechanical Engineering, 1982, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Rudolph Kingslake Medal, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) (1988)
  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, CSIR : 1999
  • Rustom Choksi Award for excellence in Research in Engineering, IISc : 2004
  • J.C.Bose National Fellow : 2010-date
  • Distinguished Alumnus award of IIT Madras : 2016

Link to Website

  • Homepage


INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2003


Year of Birth: 1960