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Prof. J.N. Reddy

Dr. Reddy, the Oscar S Wyatt Endowed Chair Professor in J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, is a highly-cited researcher, author of 21 textbooks and nearly 700 journal papers, and a leader in the applied mechanics field for more than 40 years. Professor Reddy is known worldwide for his significant contributions to the field of applied mechanics through the authorship of widely used textbooks on the linear and nonlinear finite element analysis, variational methods, and composite materials and structures

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Dr. Samit Ray

Dr. Samit Roy received his Ph.D. in Engineering Science & Mechanics Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, Virginia. He is currently the William D. Jordan Endowed Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at University of Alabama (UA). Dr. Roy’s research interest is directed toward out-of-autoclave manufacturing, multi-scale modeling, and failure prediction of fiber reinforced polymer composites and structural adhesives subjected to aggressive environmentalconditions.

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Dr. K. Ramesh

Dr. K. Ramesh is currently the Institute Chair Professor at the Department of Applied Mechanics, IIT Madras; as its Chairman during (2005-2009) and formerly a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur. He has made significant contributions to the advancement of Digital Photoelasticity. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and recipient of several awards that includes the Felix Zandman award of Society for Experimental Mechanics, USA in 2012.


Prof. B. S. Murty

Prof. B.S. Murty is currently serving as Director of IIT Hyderabad. Prior to this he was an Institute Professor and Girija & R. Muralidharan Chair Professor at the department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, India. He obtained his PhD (1992) from IISc, Bangalore. After serving at IIT Kharagpur for 12 years, he has been a Professor at IIT Madras since 2004. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada since 2011 and also an Associate faculty of School of Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada since 2016. 

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Prof. I. Samajdar

Prof. I. Samajdar is an Institute Professor at the Department of Metallurgical Engineering & Materials Science, IIT Bombay, India. He has been selected as Institute chair professor for the 2014-2017 & 2017-2020 term. He received his PhD (1994) from Drexel University, USA and MS (1991) from University of Texas at El Paso, USA. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor with Monash University, Australia. He has been selected as Fellow of INAE (Indian National Academy of Engineers) and EMSI (Electron Microscopy Society of India).

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Prof. P. M. Padole

Prof. P. M. Padole is currently serving as Director of VNIT Nagpur. Mechanisms and Machine Design, finite element method and Bio mechanical engineering are his research areas. Prof. Padole has guided 17 PhD research scholars and supervised more than 50 M.Tech projects. Presently 4 PhD research scholars are working under him. He has more than 140 research publications in reputed international and national journals to his credit. He has two Patents to his name.