Harshavardhan Kalathur Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Harshavardhan Kalathur is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering. Dr. Harshavardhan Kalathur did his Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin in Madison, U.S.A.

  • Education
    • Ph.D in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, 2015.
    • M.Sc in Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, 2010.
    • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, JNTU-Hyderabad, 2009.
  • Research
    • Design and development of high-performance materials and structural systems for diverse applications.
    • Research lifecycle includes modelling, computational analysis and optimization, fabrication, testing and validation.
    • We explore concepts such as Negative Stiffness, Negative Poisson’s ratio (Auxetic), to make designed materials and structural systems that exhibit unique mechanical properties.
    • Our objective is to combine otherwise mutually exclusive properties such as Modulus and Damping, Strength and Weight, Modulus and Weight, Strength and Toughness, etc. to develop designed material systems, in the context of Mechanical Metamaterials.
       
  • Publications
    • Kalathur, H., Lakes, R.S., "Enhancement in piezoelectric sensitivity via negative structural stiffness", J. Intell. Mat. Sys. and Struc., 27(18) 2568-2573 (2016).
    • Rodriguez, B., Kalathur, H. and Lakes, R. S., "A sensitive piezoelectric composite lattice: experiment", Physica Status Solidi, 251(2) 349-353 (2014).
    • H. Kalathur, T. M. Hoang, R. S. Lakes and W. J. Drugan, "Buckling Mode Jump at Very Close Load Values in Unattached Flat-End Columns: Theory and Experiment", J. Appl. Mech. 81(4), 041010 Sept. (2013).
    • Kalathur, H., Lakes, R. S., "Column dampers with negative stiffness: high damping at small amplitude", Smart Materials, 22, 084013 (8pp) (2013).
  • Experience
    • Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering, Hyderabad, 2019-present.
    • Entrepreneurial Intern, Tandemlaunch Inc., Montreal, Canada, 2018-2019.
    • Associate Lecturer, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, 2018.
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, 2017-2018.
    • Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada, 2016-2017.

    Teaching

    • Mechanics of Solids, Mechanical Engineering, Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering, Spring 2020.
    • Experimental Analysis Lab: Dynamics and Vibrations, Mechanical Engineering, Mahindra École Centrale College of Engineering, Fall 2019.
    • Teaching Assistant for Dynamics, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, Spring 2015.
    • Teaching Assistant for Statics, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, 2011-2012.
    • Teaching Assistant for Practicum in Finite Elements, Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, Fall 2013.
    • Teaching Assistant for Electrical Measurements and Instrumentation Lab, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A, Fall 2010.