Research Overview

Professor Bhattacharya studies the mechanical behavior of solids, and specifically uses theory to guide the development of new materials. Current research concerns three broad areas: (i) Active materials such as shape-memory alloys, ferroelectrics and liquid crystal elastomers, (ii) Heterogeneous materials and designing unprecedented properties by exploiting heterogeneities, (iii) Coarse-grained density functional theory to understand defects in solids.

List of Research Areas

mechanics of materials, continuum mechanics, active materials, shape-memory alloys, heterogeneous materials, density functional theory

Kaushik Bhattacharya

Howell N. Tyson, Sr. Professor of Mechanics
and Professor of Materials Science;
Vice Provost
Mail Stop 104-44
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Tel : + 1 626 395 8306
Fax: + 1 626 583 4963


Graduate Students Post-Docs/Visitors Administrative Contact

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California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
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Pasadena, CA 91125
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