Mechanical, Industrial & Systems Engineering

203 Wales Hall, 92 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 USA

mcise@egr.uri.edu – 401.874.2524

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Arun Shukla

Arun Shukla
  • Simon Ostrach Professor
  • MCISE
  • Phone: 401.8742283
  • Fax: 401.874.2355
  • Email: shuklaa@egr.uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: 206 Wales Hall
    92 Upper College Rd.
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Professional Experience

  • Simon Ostrach Professor
  • Endowed Chair (2000-Present)
  • Clark B. Milikan Visiting Professor, CALTECH, (2011)
  • Interim Dean, College of Engineering (2002-2003)
  • Department Chairman(2000-2009)
  • Distinguished Engineering Professor, (1997-2000)
  • Professor, URI (1988-Present)
  • Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University, California Institute of Technology and IIT Kanpur, India, sabbatical leave (1994-95)
  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, sabbatical leave (1987-1988)
  • Design Engineer, Voltas Ltd., India (1976)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member Executive Committee, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME (2012-2017)
  • President Society for Experimental Mechanics (2002-2003)
  • President Elect Society for Experimental Mechanics (2001-2002)
  • Vice-President, SEM (2000-2001)
  • Technical Editor, International Journal, Experimental Mechanics (1997-2000)
  • Associate Technical Editor
  • Experimental Mechanics (1987-1996)
  • Associate Technical Editor International Journal, Lasers and Optics in Engineering (1997-2012)
  • Member Editorial Board, STRAIN (2006-Present)
  • Member Editorial Advisory Board, Key Engineering Materials, Trans Tech Publications (1997-Present)
  • Member Editorial Board, International Journal, Lasers and optics in Engineering, (1993-1996)
  • Member, Executive Board SEM (1994-1996)
  • Chairman, Technical Divisions Council, SEM,(1995-1996)
  • Chairman, Fellow’s Committee, SEM, (1996-1997, 2011-2012)
  • Chairman Fracture Mechanics Committee, ASME,1992-1995
  • Chairman, Fracture and Fatigue Division, SEM, 1992-1993
  • Member, Honors Committee, SEM 1991- 1994, 2003-2006
  • Member, ASEE, AAM, ASME, ISTAM and SEM

Awards and Distinctions

  • Elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2011
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, 2001
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1996
  • Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 1993
  • Murray Medal, SEM 2011
  • Taylor Award for Technical Excellence in Optical Stress Analysis, SEM 2012
  • Tatnall Award for Long and Distinguished Service to SEM 2012
  • College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award, 2012
  • University of Rhode Island Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, 2001
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2009
  • B. J. Lazan Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Experimental Mechanics, 2002
  • Received Educator of the Year – M. M. Frocht Award, 2001
  • University of Rhode Island Research Achievement Award (2001)
  • Vincent E. and Estelle Murphy Faculty Excellence Award, College of Engineering, URI, 1998
  • ASTM Outstanding Paper Award J. of Testing and Evaluation, 1998
  • The University of Rhode Island’s Scholarly Excellence Award, 1995
  • Albert E. Carlotti Faculty Excellence Award, College of Engineering, URI, 1990

 

Research

  • Experimental and Theoretical Mechanics
  • Blast Mitigation
  • Optical Methods
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Nano Materials
  • Wave Propagation
  • Impact Mechanics and Elasticity

Education

  • Ph.D. – University of Maryland, 1981
  • M.S. – University of Maryland, 1978
  • B.S. – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. 1976

Publications

Cardoso, S., Chalivendra, V., Yang, S., & Shukla, A. (2012). Damage detection of rubber toughened nanocomposites in the fracture process zone using carbon nanotubes. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 96, 380-391.

Gauch, E., LeBlanc, J., & Shukla, A. (2012). Response of preloaded thin composite panels subjected to underwater explosive loading. Computers and Structures, 0, 342-353.

Kumar, P., LeBlanc, J., & Shukla, A. (2012). Effect of plate curvature on blast response of aluminum panels. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 46, 74-85.

Kumar, P., Stargel, D., & Shukla, A. (2013). Effect of plate curvature on blast response of carbon composite panels. Composite Structures, 99, 19-30.

Vadlamani, V., Chalivendra, V., Yang, S., & Shukla, A. (2012). Sensing of damage in carbon nanotubes and carbon black reinforced epoxy composites under tensile loading. Polymer Composites, 33, 1809-1815.

Wang, E., Gardner, N., Gupta, S., & Shukla, A. (2012). Fluid-structure interaction and its effect on the performance of composite structures under air-blast loading. Internatioanl Journal of Multi-physics, 6, 219-240.

Personal website: http://mcise.uri.edu/shukla/

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