by Steve Zylius / University Communications

At the Rashtrapati Bhawan (The President’s Residence), New Delhi, Republic of India, on 20 April 2013, on the occasion of being awarded the Padma Bhushan (India’s National Medal of Science), by President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of the Republic of India

At the Rashtrapati Bhawan (The President’s Residence), New Delhi, Republic of India, on 20 April 2013, on the occasion of being awarded the Padma Bhushan (India’s National Medal of Science), by President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of the Republic of India

At the Rashtrapati Bhawan (The President’s Residence), New Delhi, Republic of India, on 20 April 2013, on the occasion of being awarded the Padma Bhushan (India’s National Medal of Science), by President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of the Republic of India

At the Rashtrapati Bhawan (The President’s Residence), New Delhi, Republic of India, on 20 April 2013, on the occasion of being awarded the Padma Bhushan (India’s National Medal of Science), by President Pranab Kumar Mukherjee of the Republic of India

Satya N. Atluri

Short Biosketch:

Satya Atluri ( , born in Gudivada, India, is designated as a UCI Distinguished Professor, in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering , Henry Samueli School of Engineering, at UCI. His professional interests lie in the areas of aerospace and mechanical engineering. His teaching and research interests lie in the disciplinary areas of: applied mathematics; theoretical, applied, and computational mechanics of solids and fluids at various length and time scales; computer modeling in engineering and sciences; MLPG and other novel computational methods; structural longevity, failure prevention, and health management.

On 26 January 2013, his motherland honoured him with the Padma Bhushan, in the category of Science & Engineering. The President of India, Dr. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, conferred upon Professor Satya Atluri the Padma Bhushan Award at the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's Residence) in New Delhi on April 20. You can watch the investiture ceremony here, Atluri is the third recipient.

In December 2005, his former students, colleagues and friends celebrated his 60th birthday at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras , in Chennai, India. This occasion was graced by Bharata Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of the Republic of India.

He received Doctor of Science degrees from: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (earned,1969);National University of Ireland (honoris causa,1988);Slovak Academy of Sciences (honoris causa,2006);the University of Patras, Greece (honoris causa,2007), and the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (honoris causa,2009).

He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science .

He previously taught at: UCLA (Distinguished Professor,1996-2002); Georgia Tech (Institute Professor, Regents’ Professor of Engineering, and Hightower Chair in Engineering,1974-1998); MIT (JC Hunsaker Professor,1990-1991); and the University of Washington (Assistant Professor,1971-1973).

He is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Multidisciplinary Engineering & Computer Science, at the King Abdulaziz University, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a Tsing Hua Honorary Chair Professor at the National Tsing Hua University, in Taiwan, an Honorary Professor at the University of Patras, and a World Class University Program distinguished professor at the Pusan National University, Korea. Previously he was an Honorary Professor at the Tsinghua University in Beijing,the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Korea, and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong.

He has been elected as a Faculty Fellow and Eminent Scholar, at the Texas Institute for Advanced Studies, Texas A & M University, in College Station, Texas (2013).

He is elected as Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics(1981); Fellow of AIAA(1991); Fellow of ASME(1986); Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture (1993), Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and several other international academic and professional societies.

He was elected to membership in the US National Academy of Engineering(1996);the India National Academy of Engineering(1997);the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS,Trieste, Italy, 2002);the European Academy of Sciences(2002); and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2009).

In 2013 he was elected as a Corresponding Member of The Academy of Athens, Greece, the oldest academy in the world, in the Section of Physical Sciences.

He served as a Member on, as well as the Chair of the US President’s Committee for National Medals of Technology (1992-1998); as a Member of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (1994-1998); Vice-Chair, Peer Review Committee, Aerospace Section,National Academy of Engineering (1998-2000); Chair, Peer review Committee, Aerospace Section,National Academy Of Engineering, (2000-2002); Member, Committee on Membership, National Academy of Engineering (2002-2005). He also served on the NRC Panels of the NAS/NAE, and Decadal Surveys of Aeronautics for NASA.

He was one of the 100 researchers all across the world, identified by ISI as being highly cited in Engineering, during 1980-2000. He is one out of the 23 researchers from all across UCI, who are listed in the “highly cited” category, in all disciplines, in the Science Citation Index of ISI . As of January 2013, his H-index is 58 (which is the highest in the categories of engineering, computer science, and materials science at UCI), while his G-Index is 109, and the i-10 index is 265.

Some notable recognitions he received include those from AIAA [ the Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Medal(1988); the Pendray Aerospace Literature Medal(1998) and the SDM Lecture Award (1998)]; from the Federal Aviation Administration [“Excellence in Aviation Award” (1998)]; from the ASCE [ the Aerospace Structures and Materials Award (1986)]; from the ASME [the Nadai Medal 92012)]; from the Society of Engineering Science [ The Eringen Medal (1995)]; from ICCES [ the “ Hilbert Medal” (2003)and the “ICCES Gold Medal” (1992)]; from JSME, Japan [ the Computational Mechanics Medal (1991)]; from the Greek National Association of Computational Mechanics[ The Computational Mechanics Medal (1998)]; from JSPS, Japan [ JSPS Fellow (1988)]; from the US Secretary of Commerce [ Distinguished Service Award, the President’s National Medal of Technology Committee (1998)]; from Georgia Tech [the annual Georgia Tech Distinguished Professor Award (1986, $20,000); and twice the annual Outstanding Researcher Awards (1991, 1993)]; From Sigma-Xi [the Sustained Research Award (1986)]; from the Science Citation Index [one of 100 most highly cited researchers in engineering (2000); from the National Academy of Engineering [Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1995)]. He has been a Midwestern Mechanics Lecturer (1988) , as well as a Southwestern Mechanics Lecturer (1987).

He founded and was/is the Editor-in-Chief of many journals:Computational Mechanics (1986-2000);CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences;CMC: Computers, Materials & Continua;MCB: Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics;SDHM: Structural Durability & Health Monitoring;SL: Structural Longevity; ACM: Advances in Computational Mechanics. He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of many journals, including the AIAA Journal; the Tsinghua Journal of Science & Technology, Taiwan’s Marine Science & Technology, etc.

In 1986, Professor Atluri founded a scientific association, “ ICCES: International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering & Sciences”. ICCES held annual meetings of scientists from various countries in general, and Asia in particular: Tokyo (1986); Atlanta (1988); Melbourne, Australia (1991); Hong Kong (1992); Hawaii (1995); Costa Rica 91997); Atlanta (1998); Los Angeles (2000); Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (2001); Reno, Nevada (2002); Corfu, Greece (2003); Madeira, Portugal (2004); Chennai, India (2005); Miami (2007); Hawaii (2008), and Phuket, Thailand (2009). Las Vegas (2010).

ICCES has established several international awards: 1. Satya N. Atluri Gold Medal, 2. Hilbert Medal, 3. Eric Reissner Medal, 4. THH Pian Medal, 5. The W-Z. Chien Medal, 6. The K Washizu Medal, 7. The Sejong Award 8. AS Kobayashi Medal for Young Scientists in Experimental Research 9. S. Ramanujan Medal for Outstanding Young Scientists in Computation, 10. S. Chandrasekhar Medal for Outstanding Young Scientists in Theory, etc.

He is the Founder & Chairman of FSL: A Global Forum on Structural Longevity (Health Management, Failure Prevention, & Infrastructure Rehabilitation),

The Satya N Atluri Medal (, which was established in 2010, has been awarded to Subra Suresh ( , Ratan Tata ( , Guangjing Cao, President , China Three Gorges Company; Henry T.Y Yang (, and John White (Chancellor Emeritus, University of Arkansas)

Over the past 40 years, Professor Atluri has mentored more than 375 doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and visiting professors, from all across the world. All of these occupy important positions (university presidents, deans, professors, corporate owners and officers) in governments, industries, and universities around the world.
He has authored or edited 45 monographs, and has published more than 800 archival papers in the general discipline of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

For the past 40 years, his research has been supported by: NSF, DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, The Air Force Office of Scientific Research, The Army Research Office, The Army Research Labs, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, The Department of Energy, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, The Edwards Air Force Base, The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and many others.

Further details of his CV may be found at the database of highly cited researchers maintained by ISI:

For a list of his publications, see his profile at Google Scholar:

Click here for a representative sampling of his publications.


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