Dr. Krishnaswamy Ravi-Chandar received his B. S. degree in Physics from Bangalore University, Diploma of the Madras Institute of Technology with Honors (Aeronautical Engineering), M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology.
He has been at The University of Texas at Austin since 2000. Dr. Ravi-Chandar’s research interests are in the general area of mechanics of materials, with particular emphasis on fracture and failure.
He has over 130 publications in journals and books on different aspects of mechanics: dynamic fracture, ductile failure, fragmentation, friction, mechanical response of metals, polymers, and shape memory alloys. Dr. Ravi-Chandar is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Fracture.
He served as President of the International Congress on Fracture (2005-2009). He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society for Experimental Mechanics, the American Academy of Mechanics and the International Congress on Fracture. He received the Murray Medal from the Society for Experimental Mechanics in 2004.