Rajagopal elected to Indian National Academy of Engineering, among most highly cited

Photo of Dr. K.R. RajagopalTexas A&M Engineering's Dr. K.R. Rajagopal has been elected a member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).

INAE comprises India's most distinguished engineers and technologists across the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. Rajagopal was selected in recognition of his outstanding research and engineering contributions.

Rajagopal has also been selected to appear on ISIHighlyCited.com because of his exceptional citation count in the field of engineering.

"Your contributions to this field are evidenced by the high number of citations your publications have received from fellow scientists," said Eugene Garfield, ISI chairman emeritus.

Thomson Reuters' ISIHighlyCited.com is a free, publicly available website intended to highlight the world's most cited authors from the past 25 years and to create a network of highly cited researchers across diverse disciplines. ISI Web of Science, a leading resource for authoritative citation information, provides the source data for ISIHighlyCited.com.

Less than one-half of 1 percent of all publishing authors meet the criteria for inclusion on ISIHighlyCited.com. The website includes more than 5,000 researcher profiles in 21 categories. Each ISIHighlyCited.com profile includes both biographical information and a publications list.

Rajagopal is Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and the Forsyth Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also a professor in the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Zachry Department of
 Civil Engineering, and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, and a senior research scientist for the Texas Transportation Institute.

He is an expert in continuum mechanics, a mathematical discipline that allows engineers to calculate such important measures as how much does an asphalt road yield as a truck drives on it, how much a metal rod bends when force is applied to it or how tissues in our bodies adapt and grow.

Rajagopal has been honored internationally for his significant contributions to the world of continuum mechanics, computational mechanics, biomechanics and technology. Among these honors was his election to the international Hall of Fame for Engineering, Science and Technology. The 75 previous inductees include: Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, Thomas Alva Edison, George Eastman (Eastman Kodak) and George Westinghouse (Westinghouse).

Rajagopal also has received patents for his continuum mechanics-related work in fields as divergent as biomechanics and granular material characterization to air brake control systems.