Anil Misra, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an author, researcher, and professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Misra served as a faculty member at the University of Missouri–Kansas City from 1990 to 2007. As a faculty member in civil engineering, his teaching portfolio encompasses undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering mechanics, materials engineering, and geotechnical engineering. He has a broad research interest covering basic and applied aspects of civil engineering, particularly engineering mechanics, materials, and geotechnical engineering.
His primary research topic has been analytical, computational, and experimental micromechanics of granular materials. He pioneered the method of granular micromechanics, with which he seeks to develop a generalized continuum model of a range of both granular materials and materials with granular texture, including geomaterials, biomaterials, cement/asphalt concrete, polymers, and architectured/metamaterials. He is deeply interested in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of mechanics and material science.
Misra has had more than 200 papers published in journals, edited books, and conference proceedings; these have addressed such subjects as soil thermal properties, soil stabilization using coal combustion products, and application of numerical methods in geotechnical design and analysis. He is currently researching the micromechanics of granular materials and interfaces, generalized continuum mechanics theories, multiscale behavior of cementitious materials, nano- and microfracture mechanics of dental interfaces, and multimodal material characterization using high-resolution techniques.
He has also co-edited four books, guest edited four journal special issues, and made more than 150 presentations of his research results at national and international fora. His work has been funded by a variety of sources, by agencies and industries governmental and private. He is active in professional societies as well, serving on a number of technical committees, on the editorial board of major journals, and as a reviewer for journal articles and grant proposals. He has also provided consulting service to the industry on technical issues.
Misra received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, in 1985, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1988 and 1991, respectively.