Solanki, Kiran
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Email: Kiran.Solanki@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-1869
Office: ERC 351 (Map)
Web: multiphysics.lab.asu.edu

Bio

Dr. K. N. Solanki is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. Prior to coming to ASU, he was an Associate Director for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University. Dr. Solanki received his Ph.D. from Mississippi State University in December 2008. Dr. Solanki’s research interest is at the interface of solid mechanics and material science, with a focus on characterizing and developing microstructure-based structure-property relationships across multiple length and time scales. To date, he has coauthored 45 journal articles, four book chapters, and 35 conference proceedings with faculty and students at ASU and MSU. In addition, his paper published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics was recognized as one of the most highly cited papers from year 2002 to 2005. For his efforts to promote the education of engineering students in the area of fatigue technology, he was awarded the SAE Henry O. Fuch Award by the SAE Fatigue Design & Evaluation Committee. In 2011, Dr. Solanki received TMS Light Metals Magnesium Best Fundamental Research Paper Award for his work on predicting deformation and failure behavior in magnesium alloys using a multiscale modeling approach. Recently, he received the 2013 TMS Light Metals Division Young Leader Professional Development Award, the 2013 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award, and the 2013 ASME “Orr Award” for Early Career Excellence in Fatigue, Fracture, and Creep. (see,multiphysics.lab.asu.edu)

Education

Ph.D., Mississippi State University (2008)

Research Interests

Multiscale modeling (First principles, molecular mechanics/dynamics, crystal plasticity, continuum scale), grain boundary engineering, uncertainty analysis, fatigue and fracture, high strain rate deformation, optimization, and stress analysis.

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Research Article Featured as an Editor’s choice Article in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2013)
  • Top 3 Most Viewed Research Article in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2013) (> 750 views) (With my PhD student)
  • Chair: ASME Applied Mechanics Division-Materials Division Joint Constitutive Equations Committee (2013) (two years term)
  • Orr Award for Early Career Excellence in Fatigue, Fracture, and Creep, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (2013)
  • Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics
  • Research Featured on the Cover of Issue 21 (3) of Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering (MSMSE). (2013)
  • Secretary: The TMS Magnesium Committee: Light Metal Division (2013)
  • The 2013 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Research Award (2013)
  • The 2013 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Light Metals Division Young Leader Professional Development Award (2013)
  • The 2011 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Light Metals Magnesium Best Paper Award: “Effect of Substituted Aluminum in Magnesium Tension Twin” (2012) (With my PhD student)
  • Secretary: ASME Applied Mechanics Division-Materials Division Joint Constitutive Equations Committee (2011)
  • Faculty Advisor: College of Engineering: Research Advisory Group (2010)
  • State Pride Award for Excellences in Research and Teaching, Mississippi State (2010)
  • Who’s Who in America (2010)
  • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Henry O. Fuch Award, SAE International (2008)
  • Research Support Award, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, MSU (2007)
  • SAE Research Contribution to Occupant Safety Program (2004)
  • Best Research Award for Columbia Space Shuttle Investigation, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, MSU (2003)
  • Elsevier: Highly Cited Author from year 2002 to 2005: “Finite Element Analysis of Plasticity-induced Fatigue Crack Closure: An Overview”