J.N. Reddy named Regents Professor

The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System today (Dec. 3) appointed Dr. J.N. Reddy Regents Professor.Dr. J.N. ReddyThe Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the people of Texas. To date, 131 faculty members have been named Regents Professors.Reddy is a Distinguished Professor and the Wyatt Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M. He holds joint adjunct faculty appointments in the aerospace engineering, civil engineering and mathematics departments, and serves as the coordinator of the Mechanics and Materials (MEMA) interdisciplinary program between those departments and mechanical engineering. He directs the university's Computational Science and Engineering Program.He is a renowned researcher in the broad fields of applied mechanics and computational engineering science. His research credentials have earned national and international acclaim, attested by numerous awards, citations and over 100 keynote and plenary lecture invitations to international conferences.With more than 10,000 citations, Reddy is the only engineering faculty member listed in ISIHighlyCited.com, a Thomson Reuters website highlighting individual researchers who have demonstrated great influence in their fields as measured by citations to their work. Additionally he is rated over 46 by H-index, a statistical tool used to assess the productivity and scientific impact of a scientist.He is a fellow of seven professional societies, serves on the editorial boards of two dozen journals, and is editor-in-chief of three other journals. Among his recent professional honors are the American Society of Composites Distinguished Research Award and the U.S. Association of Computational Mechanics Computational Solid Mechanics Award. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree from the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal). In July 1010 he was honored with the ACE-X Award for Career Achievements at the 4th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting (ACE-X 2010) in Paris.At Texas A&M he has received the Bush Excellence Award for Faculty in International Research, the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth Company Excellence in Teaching Award and university-level Distinguished Achievement awards in teaching and research.Reddy received his bachelor of engineering from Osmania University (India) and his master's degree from Oklahoma State University, both in mechanical engineering; and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in engineering mechanics. He previously served on faculties at the University of Oklahoma and Virginia Tech before coming to Texas A&M in 1992.