Prof. Satya N. Atluri
Prof. Satya Atluri is UCI Distinguished Professor, in the Department of
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UCI.
He received Doctor of Science degrees from MIT ( earned, 1969),
National University of Ireland (1988, honoris causa), Slovak Academy
of Sciences (2005, honoris causa), University of Patras, Greece (2007,
honoris causa), and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2009, honoris
He is Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of science, Bangalore.
He previously taught at: UCLA (Distinguished Professor); Georgia Tech
(Institute Professor, Regents’ Professor of Engineering, and Hightower
Chair in Engineering); MIT (JC Hunsaker Professor); and University of
Washington (Assistant Professor).
He is Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua
University in Taiwan, an Honorary Professor at the University of
Patras, Greece, and a World Class University (WCU) Program
Distinguished Professor at Pusan National University, Korea.
Previously he was an Honorary Professor at Tsinghua University,
Beijing, and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, and
the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
He is Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics; Fellow of AIAA; Fellow
of ASME; Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture,
Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese
Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and several other
international academic and professional societies.
He was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Engineering
(1996); the India National Academy of Engineering (1997); Academy of
Sciences for the Developing World (2003, Trieste), Member, European
Academy of Sciences (2002), and National Academy of Sciences of
He served as a Member on, as well as the Chair of the US President’s
Committee for National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1992–1998);
as a Member of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory
Committee to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
(1994–1998); Vice-Chair, Peer Review Committee, Aerospace Section,
National Academy of Engineering (1998–2000); Chair, Peer review
Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering,
(2000–2002); Member, Committee on Membership, National Academy of
Engineering (2002–2005). He also served on the NRC Panels of the
NAS/NAE, and Decadal Surveys of Aeronautics for NASA.
Some notable recognitions he received include those from AIAA( the
Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Medal; the Pendray
Aerospace Literature Medal and the SDM Lecture Award); from the
Federal Aviation Administration ( “Excellence in Aviation Award”);
from the ASCE ( the Aerospace Structures and Materials Award); from
the Society of Engineering Science ( The Eringen Medal); from ICCES (
the "Hilbert Medal" and the "ICCES Gold Medal"); from JSME, Japan (
the Computational Mechanics Medal); from the Greek National
Association of Computational Mechanics( The Computational Mechanics
Medal); from JSPS, Japan ( JSPS Fellow, University of Tokyo)); from
the United States Secretary of Commerce ( Distinguished Service Award,
the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee); from Georgia
Tech (the second annual Distinguished Professor Award in 1986; and
twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards, in 1991 and 1993).
From Sigma Xi (the Sustained Research Award); from the Science
Citation Index (one of 100 most highly cited researchers in
engineering, 1980–2000); from the National Academy of Engineering
(Technical Achievement Award, 1995). He has been a Midwestern
Mechanics Lecturer (1989), as well as a Southwestern Mechanics
He founded and was/is the Editor-in-Chief of many journals:
Computational Mechanics (1986–2000); CMES: Computer Modeling in
Engineering & Sciences, CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua; MCB:
Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics; SDHM: Structural Durability &
Health Monitoring; SL: Structural Longevity; ACM: Advances in
Computational Mechanics. He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of
many journals, including the AIAA Journal; the Tsinghua Journal of
Science & Technology, Taiwan’s Marine Science & Technology, etc.
In 1986, Professor Atluri founded a scientific association, "ICCES:
International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering &
Sciences". ICCES held annual meetings of scientists from various
countries in general, and Asia in particular: Tokyo (1986); Atlanta
(1988); Melbourne, Australia (1991); Hong Kong (1992); Hawaii (1995);
Costa Rica 91997); Atlanta (1998); Los Angeles (2000); Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico (2001); Reno, Nevada (2002); Corfu, Greece (2003);
Madeira, Portugal (2004); Chennai, India (2005); Miami (2007); Hawaii
(2008), and Phuket, Thailand (2009). Las Vegas (2010), Nanjing,
ICCES has established the Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal in honor of its
Founder. The Satya N. Atluri ICCES Medal was awarded to Subra Suresh
of MIT in 2009, to Dr. Ratan N. Tata, Chairman of Tata Sons of Mumbai
in 2010, and to Dr. Guangjing Cao, President, Three Gorges Dam Groups,
China, in 2011.
He is the Founder & Chairman of FSL: A Global Forum on Structural
Longevity (Health Management, Failure Prevention, & Infrastructure
Over the past 40 years, Professor Atluri has mentored more than 350
doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and
visiting professors, from all across the world. All of these occupy
important positions (such as university presidents, deans, professors,
government agency directors, corporate owners and officers) in
governments, industries, and universities around the world. He has
authored or edited 45 monographs, and has published more than 750
archival papers in the general discipline of mechanical and aerospace
Further details of his CV may be found at the database of highly
cited researchers maintained by ISI.
Prof. Manas Chandra Ray
Dr. Manas Chandra Ray is a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He earned the B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Calcutta in 1986, the M.Tech degree in the specialization of Machine Dynamics and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1988 and 1995, respectively. Dr. Ray worked for five years at M/S Jessop & Co. Ltd., Kolkata where he gained substantial experience in design, development and manufacturing of sophisticated cranes, mining machinery and earth moving equipment. Dr. Ray carried out his post doctoral research on active constrained layer damping of smart structures in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C. during November 1995 to May 1997. For carrying out further research on Smart structures, he joined University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, USA as a Visiting Assistant Professor and worked on Smart Structures during May 1999 to December 2000. Dr. Ray was a Visiting Scholar in Texas A & M University, Texas, USA during the summers of 2002 and 2012, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA during the summers of 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2014, University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland during the summer of 2013 and University of California, Irvine, California during the summer of 2015 and conducted collaborative research on smart structures. Dr. Ray also visited the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts in the summer of 2008 to conduct collaborative research on carbon nanotube reinforced composites. Dr. Ray was also a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA during the period from September 2003 to May 2004. Dr. Ray published more than 100 international journal papers in the peer reviewed international journals and guided 10 Ph.D. Theses on Smart Structures as a sole supervisor. Dr. Ray is an elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Ray is one of the pioneering researchers in the area of smart structures, a thrust research area of Mechanical Engineering Sciences. So far, he is the first researcher on smart structures in Europe and Asia. Deriving the exact solutions of Smart Structures is one of his notable contributions in the field of Smart Structures. The pioneering research on the development of the novel methods for active structural-acoustic control and active constrained layer damping of nonlinear vibrations of smart structures using 1-3 piezoelectric composites goes to his credit. Towards the development of new smart composite materials his novel research revealed that the piezoelectric coefficients of the existing 1-3 piezoelectric composite are significantly improved by growing radially aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the surface of the piezoelectric fibers. Use of the wavy CNTs for developing multifunctional CNT-reinforced hybrid nanocomposites is his novel idea. He derived several micromechanics models to authenticate that if the fibers of the polymeric composites are coated with radially grown wavy CNTs, the effective elastic and thermo-elastic properties of the augmented composite called the fuzzy fiber-reinforced composite are significantly improved as compared to those of the composite without CNTs. Recently, he explored that the thermal conductivities of fuzzy carbon fiber heat exchanger can be dramatically enhanced by exploiting wavy CNTs. Most recently, he published a benchmark work on the flexoelectric response of nanobeams for developing smart nano sensors and actuators.
Prof. Ferri M.H.Aliabadi
Prof. Ferri M. H. Aliabadi, is the head of Aeronautics department and Professor of Computational Mechanics at Imperial College London.. He maintains research interests in the area of structural integrity and durability, computational mechanics and solid mechanics. He has over 500 publications, has authored two books and edited 40 other books mostly related to damage tolerance, fracture mechanics and life enhancement techniques
Ferri Aliabadi has collaborated extensively over the last twenty years with industry and in particular with the aerospace sector. He has co-ordinated and participated in many national and international projects related to innovative techniques for structural integrity, durability and damage tolerance assessment.