Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. P J Guruprasad
Room No: 208A, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 25767142
Email: pjguru[at]

Specialization: Structures


    Associate Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2017 - present)

    Assistant Professor: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India (2011 - 2017)

    Post Doctoral Researcher: Centre des Materiaux, Ecole des Mines de Paris (Mines ParisTech), Paris, France (2010 - 2011)


    PhD: Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA (2005-2010)

    MS: Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2002-2005)

    BE: Mechanical Engineering, B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India (1998-2002)

Awards & Fellowships

    First prize presentation: Materials Science Division, 12th Annual Student Research Week, March 2009, Texas A&M University.

    Travel award from US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, May 2009.

    Top 25 Hottest Articles: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

    Top 25 Hottest Articles: Acta Materialia

    Young Faculty Award, IIT Bombay, 2011.


Load, A., Tak, T. N., Prakash, A., Guruprasad, P. J., Hutchinson, C. and Samajdar, I., 2017. Relating residual stress and substructural evolution during tensile deformation of an Aluminum-Manganese alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transcations A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 48(11): 5317-5331.

Salunkhe, S., Singh, C. V. and Guruprasad, P. J., 2017. Effect of matrix cracks and delamination on extension-twist coupling of thin pretwisted composite strips. Composite Structures, 180: 234-250.

Thirupathi, M., Mitra, M. and Guruprasad, P. J., 2017. Spectrally formulated one-dimensional element for analysis of wave propagation in pretwisted anisotropic strips. Composite Structures, 162: 261-270.

Shekhawat, S. K., Basavaraj, V. Chakrabarty, R., Hiwarkar, V. D., Mani, K. V., Guruprasad, P. J., Benzerga, A. A., Suresh, K. G., and Samajdar, I., 2015. Orientation Dependent Plastic Deformation in Transformer Steel: Experiments and Dislocation Dynamics Simulations. Acta Materialia, 84: 256-264.

Shekhawat, S. K., Basavaraj, V. Hiwarkar, V. D., Chakrabarty, R., Nemade, J., Guruprasad, P. J., Suresh, K. G., Doherty, R. D., and Samajdar, I., 2014. Direct experimental observations on concurrent microstructure and magnetic property developments in a non-grain oriented electrical steel. Metallurgical and Materials Transcations A, 45(9): 3695-3698.

R&D Areas/Projects: 

    Mechanics of Materials

    1. Development of finite deformation crystal plasticity model for creep-fatigue deformation in superalloys (Sponsoring agency: AR&DB/DMRL/GTRE, duration 2017 - 2020)

    2. Development of A Finite Element Based Framework for Elasto-Plastic Problems (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2017 - 2019)

    3. Micromechanics of Textile Composites (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2014 – 2018)

    4. Microstructural Origin of Residual Stresses in AA7075 (Sponsoring agency: ISRO, duration 2014 – 2017)

    5. Thermo-Mechanical Failure in PT-CT Tubes used in Indian PHWR (Sponsoring agency: AERB, duration 2012 – 2014)

    6. Multiscale modeling of fatigue in materials (Sponsoring agency: IRCC-IIT Bombay, duration 2012 – 2016)

PhD TA Topics: 

    Micromechanics of Textile composites

    Morphing structures for aerospace applications

    Modeling Residual stresses in crystalline materials

Courses Taught: 

AE 443/673: Introduction to fiber reinforced composites

AE 639: Continuum Mechanics

AE 715/433: Vibrations and Structural Dynamics