Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Mathematics
krishna at umich dot edu
My work draws from nonlinear mechanics, materials physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. I am particularly interested in problems of mathematical biology, biophysics and the materials physics. Current research interests include: (1) mathematical and physical modelling of tumor growth, (2) cell mechanics (3) chemo-mechanically driven phenomena in materials, such as phase transformations and stress-influenced mass transport. For more details follow the link below to my group's home page.
- Computational Physics Group
- Here's an early symposium I organized on the mechanics of biologyThe IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics Woods Hole, Mass., June 18--21, 2008
Honors and awards
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, June 2005--August 2006
- Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), May 2004, conferred at the White House
- Department of Energy Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, May 2004.
Classes that I either commonly teach or have taught at University of Michigan
- ME605: Advanced Finite Element Methods (advanced graduate level)
- ME599: Multiphysics Phenomena at Microscales (rarely offered, advanced graduate)
- ME511: Theory of Solid Continua (Continuum Mechanics, entry-level graduate)
- ME505: Finite Element Methods (entry-level graduate)
- ME382: Mechanical Behavior of Materials (junior year)