Arun Shukla
Simon Ostrach Professor

Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering
206 Wales Hall
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2283  Fax:401-874-2355

Ph.D. - University of Maryland, 1981
M.S.  - University of Maryland, 1978
B.S. - Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1976

Research and Teaching Interests
Experimental and Theoretical Mechanics; Underwater Structural Response; Blast Mitigation; Optical Methods; Fracture Mechanics; Composite Materials;
Nano Materials; Wave Propagation; Impact Mechanics and Elasticity.

Professional Experience
Simon Ostrach Professor, Endowed Chair, (2000-Present), Clark B. Milikan Visiting Professor, CALTECH, (2011); Interim Dean, College of Engineering(2002-2003);
Department Chairman, (2000-2009); Distinguished Engineering Professor, (1997-2000); Professor, URI (1988-Present), Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University,
California Institute of Technology and IIT Kanpur, India, sabbatical leave (1994-95); Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, sabbatical leave (1987-1988);
Design Engineer, Voltas Ltd., India (1976)

Professional Memberships and Activities
Member Executive Committee, Applied Mechanics Division, ASME (2012-2017); President Society for Experimental Mechanics (2002-2003);
President Elect Society for Experimental Mechanics (2001-2002); Vice-President, SEM (2000-2001); Technical Editor, International Journal, Experimental Mechanics (1997-2000);
Associate Technical Editor; Experimental Mechanics (1987-1996); Associate Technical Editor International Journal, Lasers and Optics in Engineering (1997-2012);
Member Editorial Board, STRAIN (2006-Present); Member Editorial Advisory Board, Key Engineering Materials, Trans Tech Publications (1997-Present);
Member Editorial Board, International Journal, Lasers and optics in Engineering, (1993-1996); Member, Executive Board SEM (1994-1996);
Chairman, Technical Divisions Council, SEM,(1995-1996); Chairman, Fellow's Committee, SEM, (1996-1997, 2011-2012);
Chairman Fracture Mechanics Committee, ASME,1992-1995; Chairman, Fracture and Fatigue Division, SEM, 1992-1993; Member, Honors Committee, SEM 1991- 1994, 2003-2006;

Awards and Distinctions 
Elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts
, 2011; Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, 2001; Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1996; Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), 1993; Murray Medal, SEM 2011; Taylor Award for Technical Excellence in Optical Stress Analysis, SEM 2012; Tatnall Award for Long and Distinguished Service to SEM 2012; College of Engineering Faculty Excellence Award, 2012; University of Rhode Island Outstanding Contribution to Research Award, 2001; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2009; B. J. Lazan Award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Experimental Mechanics, 2002;  Received Educator of the Year M. M. Frocht Award, 2001;University of Rhode Island Research Achievement Award (2001);   Vincent E. and Estelle Murphy Faculty Excellence Award, College of Engineering, URI, 1998; ASTM Outstanding Paper Award J. of Testing and Evaluation, 1998; The University of Rhode Island's Scholarly Excellence Award, 1995; Albert E. Carlotti Faculty Excellence Award, College of Engineering, URI, 1990.

DPML Homepage
Research Activities