Rajagopalan, Jagannathan
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Email: Jagannathan.Rajagopalan@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-4363
Office: ERC 357 (Map)
Web: faculty.engineering.asu.edu/jagan/

Bio

Jagannathan Rajagopalan received his B. Tech. and M. Tech. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in 2004 and his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2009. In his doctoral thesis, he studied the mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline metals using MEMS based micro devices. From 2009 to 2011 he was a post doctoral scholar at UIUC. His post doctoral work focused on understanding the mechanics of neurons using novel Bio-MEMS force sensors and creating soft, functional biohybrid structures. Jagannathan was a recipient of the Mavis memorial fellowship at UIUC in 2007. His research has resulted in several publications, including those in Science, Nature Communications, Biophysical Journal and Acta Materialia.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Master of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Bachelor of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Research Interests

Mechanics of nanoscale materials and biological systems. Understanding the synthesis-structure-property relationships of nanocrystalline metals and alloys for optimization of the microstructure of nanocrystalline materials to enhance their mechanical properties and functionality; mechanics of cells and biological systems.

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Keynote Presentation – U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2010
  • Best Paper Award Nomination – Society for Engineering Science Conference, 2008
  • Mavis Memorial Fellowship, 2007
  • Graduate College Conference Travel Award, 2007
  • Best Academic Performance in M.Tech. (Product Design), 2003