• Forsyth Chair in Mechanical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Regents Professor
Kumbakonam Rajagopal

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978.
  • M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology (lIT), 1974.
  • B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), 1973.

Research Interests

  • Continuum mechanics and its applications to Non-linear materials.

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Professor Regents Professor Forsyth Chair in Mechanical Engineering
  • Eringen Medal, Society of Engineering Science, 2004
  • Archie Higdon Award, American Society of Engineering Education, 2005
  • Memorial Medal, Charles University, Prague, 2006
  • ISI Highly Cited Researcher, 2010
  • Fellow, The Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2010
  • Honoris Causa, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 2010
  • Honoris Causa, Charles University, Prague, 2012
  • Honoris Causa, Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi”, Iasi, 2013
  • TUS President’s Award, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, 2014
  • President’s award for Distinguished Visitors, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, 2016
  • Special issues (3 issues), Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids in honor of K. R. Rajagopal’s contributions to the field of Mechanics, 2015
  • Special Issue of Mathematical Models and Methods of Applied Sciences, On the occasion of K. R. Rajagopal’s 60th Birthday, Volume 21, 1 (2011)
  • Special Issue of Applications of Mathematics, Dedicated to K. R. Rajagopal’s 60th Birthday, Volume 56, 1 (2011)
  • Special Issue (4 issues) International Journal of Advances in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics, Dedicated K. R. Rajagopal’s 60th birthday, 3, (2011)
  • Special Issue of The International Journal of Structural Changes in Solids, On the Occasion of K. R. Rajagopal’s 60th birthday, 3, 3 (2011)

Selected Publications

  • Mechanics and Mathematics of Fluids of the Differential Type (with D.Cioranescu and V. Girault), Series: Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics, Vol. 35, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2016)
  • Mechanical Response of Polymers, An Introduction (with A.S. Wineman): Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2001)
  • An Introduction to the Mechanics of Fluids (with Clifford Truesdell). Birkhauser, Basel, 2000 Mechanics of Mixtures (with L. Tao). Advances in Mathematics for the Applied Sciences, World Scientific Publishing: Singapore-New Jersey-London-Hong Kong (1995)
  • On the non-linear elastic response of bodies in the small strain range, Acta Mechanica, 225, 1545-1553 (2014)
  • On a new class of electroelastic bodies: Parts I&II, Proc. Royal Society, Ser A. London, 469, Article Numbers: 20120521 and 20130106 (2013) (with R. Bustamante)
  • Implicit constitutive equations for nonlinear magnetoelastic bodies, Proc. Roy. Soc. London, Ser. A., 471: 20140959 (2015) (with R. Bustamante)