veera sundararaghavan

Veera Sundararaghavan



3025 François-Xavier Bagnoud Aerospace Building
1320 Beal Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140

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Cornell University
PhD Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ’07


Research Interests

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Crystal Plasticity, Microstructures, Atomistic Simulations, Materials Informatics and Quantum Computing.

Professional Service

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society


Veera Sundararaghavan is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and the director of Multiscale Structural Simulations Laboratory. His research is on multi-length scale computational techniques for modelling and design of aerospace materials with a focus on microstructural mechanics (crystal plasticity, homogenization) and molecular simulation. He is particularly interested in new computational techniques that can revolutionize the way we compute in materials science: machine learning and quantum computing algorithms.

He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 2007, and Dual degree (B.Tech/M.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2003. He joined as an Assistant Professor (2007-13) before promotion to Associate Professor in 2013. He was promoted to Professor in 2020. He has published over 75 journal articles and made over 100 national and international presentations. He has made important contributions in the area of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) including reduced order representations for microstructure-process-property relationships, Markov random fields approach for microstructure reconstruction, and parallel, multiscale algorithms for optimizing deformation, fatigue, failure and oxidation response in polycrystalline alloys, high temperature ceramic matrix composites and energetic composites. He was awarded the 2010 NSF CAREER award, the 2012 DTRA Young Investigator Award, 2018 Defense innovation award and 2019 AFRL summer Faculty Fellowship. He is a lifetime member of AIAA, TMS and ASME.


Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Fall 2007-Summer 2013)
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Fall 2013-Summer 2020)
Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering (Fall 2020-present)


DTRA Young investigator award (2012)
NSF Career Award – Mechanics of Materials Program (2010)
TRW Endowed Automotive Research Award (2009)
Prof. V. Radhakrishnan Endowment award, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (2004)

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