Primarily development and validation of unified material models incorporating thermomechanical and degradation behavior, especially with a view towards enhancing the reliability of electronic systems; and by extension, issues related to computer modeling for complex systems as well as the broader impact of information technology which in turn can affect education and research.
B.Tech.: Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
MS: Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Engineering Design, State University of New York, Binghamton.
Ph.D.: Engineering Mechanics, with a minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson. Ph.D. Qualifiers: CALCE, University of Maryland.