Reddy Earns ASCE’s Raymond D. Mindlin Medal

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May 1, 2014

Junuthula N. Reddy, Ph.D., is the recipient of  the Raymond D. Mindlin Medal for outstanding contributions to the development of higher-order shear deformation theories of beam, plates, and shells and their computational models. Distinguished professor and Wyatt Chair at Texas A&M’s College of Engineering, Reddy is internationally known for his lasting contributions to 2 broad research areas, namely, mechanics of advanced and composite materials and structures, and interdisciplinary computational mechanics. The higher-order plate and shell theories he developed to account for transverse shear deformation in composite plate and shell structures bears his name: Reddy’s third-order theory. It has been used by other researchers around the world to study a variety of structural problems for bending, buckling, and vibration response. The original publication of this idea in Journal of Applied Mechanics in 1984 has received over 1,000 citations to date and has been a resource ever since. Such an eminent record of research has earned Reddy numerous national and international awards, including ASCE’s Nathan M. Newmark Medal, the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award and Worcester Reed Warner Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Award for Excellence in the Field of Composites and Distinguished Research Award from the American Society for Composites, the Computational Solid Mechanics Award from the U.S. Association for Computational Mechanics, and the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society of Engineering Education. Recently honored as an Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Reddy is one of the very few researchers in engineering around the world who is recognized by ISI Highly Cited Researchers (with over 10,000 citations and h-index of 50).

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