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

Lincoln Collins

Chun-Jen Hsueh

Victoria (Tori) Lee

Paul Mazur

Paul Plucinsky

Dingyi Sun

Ying Shi Teh

Jin Yang

Noy Cohen

Swarnava Ghosh

Stella Brach

Jenni Campbell
California Institute of Technology
1200 East California Boulevard
M/C 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel : + 1 626 395-3389
Fax: + 1 626 568-2719