Professor Kumbakonam Rajagopal

Distinguished Professor
Regents Professor
Forsyth Chair in Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mathematics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Senior Research Scientist, Texas Transportation Institute

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station TX 77843-3123

Email: [email protected]  

Tel: +1-979-862-4552


Professor Rajagopal holds a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1973), a M.S. from the Illinois Institute of Technology (1974), and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, where his PhD advisor was Roger Fosdick. At the present K. R. Rajagopal is a Distinguished Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Texas, where he also holds appointments in other departments such as the Department of Mathematics, and the Department of Civil Engineering. His research interests focus on Continuum Mechanics and its applications to Non-linear materials. Among his different honours and distinctions we can mention the Eringen Medal, which he received from the Society of Engineering Science in 2004 and the Bush Excellence Award received also in 2004. Professor Rajagopal has been editor and has been in the editorial board of many journals, such as the Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis, the International Journal of Engineering Science, the International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Meccanica, Journal of Elasticity, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, International Journal of Plasticity, and Theoretical and Computational Fluid Mechanics.

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