Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mathematics
Prof. Garikipati's work draws from nonlinear mechanics, materials physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. He is particularly interested in problems of mathematical biology, biophysics and the mechanics of biology. Current research interests include: (1) growth and remodeling or biological tissue, cell adhesion and cell mechanics (2) stress-defect interactions and transport in semiconductor/microelectronic materials, and (3) multiscale aspects of material behavior with an emphasis on plasticity at small scales.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2009
Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Fellowship (to be spent at Universitaat Stuttgart), May 2005-August 2006
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), U.S. Department of Energy, May 4, 2004
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2004
Professor of the Term Award, Pi Tau Sigma, Winter 2003