Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
North Dakota State University
Dr. Ravi Kiran Yellavajjala is an assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental engineering department at North Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. in structural engineering from University of Notre Dame in Fall 2014. After his Ph.D., Dr. Yellavajjala worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Notre Dame and Brown University. Among other awards, he received 2014 O.H. Ammann structural engineering research fellowship, stood runner-up in 2014 computational mechanics poster competition and received 2008 German academic exchange fellowship. Dr. Yellavajjala is interested in enabling engineers to design resilient and sustainable structures by developing a fundamental understanding of how construction materials behave until failure under service and extreme loading conditions using principles of theoretical and experimental solid mechanics.
Dr Yellavajjala's core expertise lies in the field of experimental and theoretical mechanics. Specifically, He is interested in microstructure and micromechanics based modeling of damage in engineering materials and structures. His other interests include constitutive modeling of materials, numerical methods, sensitivity analyses of structural response, forensic failure analysis and advanced visualization techniques.