Romesh Batra

Clifton C Garvin Professor

Area(s) of Interest: Solid Mechanics
Phone: (540) 231-6051
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


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


  • 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

  • Co-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)


Spring 2018 force-add survey opens January 5.


There are no scheduled seminars

Seminar Archive

Honorary and Memorial Seminars