Romesh Batra

Clifton C Garvin Professor


Area(s) of Interest: Solid Mechanics
Phone: (540) 231-6051
Email: rbatra@vt.edu
Romesh Batra Website

Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics (MC 0219) Norris Hall, Room 333-E, Virginia Tech 495 Old Turner Street Blacksburg, VA 24061

Interests

Multiscale Analysis of Multiphiysics Problems involving Material and Geometric Nonlinearities, Nanomechanics, Dynamic Failure under Shock Loads, Smart Structures, Functionally Graded Materials.

Education

  • 1972: Ph.D., Mechanics and Materials, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1969: M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • 1968: B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Punjabi University, India

Honors and Awards

  • 2015: ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Honorary Member Award
  • 2013: Selected as Fulbright Specialist in Nonlinear Solid Mechanics
  • 2009:  Engineering Science Medal from the Society of Engineering Science
  • 2006:  D.Sc. (Honoris Causa), Thapar University, India

Professional Service

  • ‚ÄčCo-Editor & Co-founder - Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids (1/95 – Present)
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Int. J. Computational Methods (1/04-12/13); Honorary Editor (1/14 – Present)
  • President – Society of Engineering Science, Inc., 1996
  • Organizer and Co-Chair - 14th U.S. National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechs., Virginia Tech, June 23-28, 2002

Publications (see separate page)