• Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Dean for Student Success
  • Holdredge/Paul Professor
Arun Srinivasa

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley – 1991
  • B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, India – 1986

Research Interests

    • Fracture, Damage and Inelasticity of metals, polymers and biomaterials ,
    • Simulation of manufacturing processes including robotic sheet forming and magnetic polishing.
    • Structural response of architectured and smart materials,
    • Thermomechanics of dissipative processes
    • Nonlocal theories, Cosserat continua,
    • Design and dynamics of active compliant mechanisms, Mechanics of Custom Manufacturing, 3-D Printing and Polishing,

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 ASME Ben C. Sparks Medal
  • 2021 ASME Student chapter, Texas A&M University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Best Teacher Award.
  • 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Worchester Reed Warner Medal for outstanding contribution to the permanent literature of engineering
  • 2019 Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M Qatar, Faculty of the year.
  • 2018 American Society of Engineering Education, Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award for outstanding Contributions to Mechanics Education
  • 2017 Society of Engineering Science (SES), Fellow
  • 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow
  • 2015 Association of Former Students College Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • 2014 Holdredge/Paul Professorship: The only professorship for distinction in pedagogy and teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Department
  • 2013 Association of Former Students University Distinguished Teaching Award. One of the highest awards for teaching at TAMU.
  • 2012 Benjamin Dasher best paper award, Frontiers in Engineering Education Conference.
  • 2011 William Keeler Faculty Fellowship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • 2011 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • 2010 Halliburton Professorship, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
  • 2005 British Petroleum (BP) Award for Teaching Excellence, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • 2003 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University.
  • 1990 UC Berkeley Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • 1986-1989 The Berkeley Fellowship
  • 1986 The Banco Foundation Gold Medal
  • 1984 The Raghavendra Memorial Prize

Selected Publications

  • Srinivasa, A.R., 2021. Discrete differential geometry and its role in computational modeling of defects and inelasticity. Meccanica 56, 1847–1865 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11012-021-01335-
  • Srinivasa, A.R., Shin, H.Y., Thamburaja, P. and Reddy, J.N., 2021. Multiple cracking model in a 3D GraFEA framework. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Continuum Mech. Thermodyn. (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00161-021-00987-4.
  • Mozafari, F., Thamburaja, P., Moslemi, N. and Srinivasa, A., 2021. Finite-element simulation of multi-axial fatigue loading in metals based on a novel experimentally-validated microplastic hysteresis-tracking method. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 187, p.103481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.finel.2020.103481
  • Reddy, J.N. and Srinivasa, A.R., 2020. Misattributions and misnomers in mechanics: Why they matter in the search for insight and precision of thought. Vietnam Journal of Mechanics, 42(3), pp.283-291.
  • Thomas, N., Srinivasa, A.R. and Bukkapatnam, S.T., 2020. A mixed experimental-CFD-data science approach for rheological measurement of polishing fluids. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 27(13), pp.1167-1177. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376494.2020.1745967