Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1979
M.E., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1974
B.E., Civil Engineering, Bangalore 1972
1991-date Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
1983-84 Research Associate Professor, Mechaical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
1982-82 Research Assistant Professor, Mechaical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
1988-91 Group Leader & Senior Scientist, Analytical Services & Materials, Inc., VA
1985-88 Senior Scientist, Analytical Services & Materials, Inc., Hampton, VA
1982-84 Scientist (Contractor) NASA Langley Research Center, VA
1980-81 NRC Resident Research Associate, NASA Langley Research Center, VA
1979-80 Research Associate-C, UGC, Government of India, New Delhi, India
Patent, and other Intelectual art
US Patent: Apparatus and Methods for Forming Densified, Carbon-Carbon Components, December 4, 2001, US Patent #6,325,608, K. Shivakumar, V. Avva, M. Sundaresan, F. Abali, A. Cunningham, and R. Sadler)
US Patent: Method of Densification of Carbon/Carbon Composites by the Resin Transfer Molding process, K. Shivakumar, V. Avva, M. Sundaresan, F. Abali, A. Cunningham, and R. Sadler, February 19, 2008 US Patent #7332112
US Patent Filed on Nov. 3, 2003: Fire Resistant Structural Member, file # 4675-016, K. Shivakumar, R, Sadler, S. Argade and M, Sharpe.
Visualization of Inorganic Nanofillers in Nanocomposites – A test method (2004)
Current membership in professional organizations
AIAA; Associate Fellow
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Senior Researcher of NC A&T State University, March 23, 2006
Outstanding Senior Researcher of the College of Engineering, April 7, 2006, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, North Carolina
Who's Who In American Education
Distinguished Service Award for Serving American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as Chair of the Materials Technical Committee, Yrs: 2001-03.
Institutional and Professional Service (2007-2013)
Served as Member of Materials Technical Committee, AIAA (1991-)
Associate Editor of AIAA Journal (Since 2001-2010)
Member of Board of Editors Computer Modeling in Engineering Sciences Jl (2003-10)
Reviewer to International Journal of Fracture; Engineering Fracture Mechanics Journal; AIAA Journal; Journal of Composite Materials; Jl. Sandwich Structures; Jl Composite Structures and NSF Proposals
External Reviewer for Ph.D theses form Indian Institutions.
External Reviewer for Academic Promotions (US & Indian)
Organized and Conducted International Conference on Composite Materials: Current and Future Trends for 21st Century (ICC-CFT21), Tata Memorial Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Jan 4-8, 2011, jointly with Indian Institute of Science and ISAMPE.
Taught 1-Day course “Thermoset Nanocomposites: Materials, Processing, and Assessment,” at the ICC-CFT21, Tata Memorial Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Jan 3, 2011.
Professional Development Activities (2007-2013)
Session Chair, AIAA SDM Conference (2007-12)
Attended African American Males in the STEM Professions: Strategies, Practices and Examples; 2012 Urban Education Institute, NC A&T SU, Greensboro, NC, March 2012
Teaching Composite Materials in Japan, ICCM 16, Kyoto, Japan, July 8-13, ‘07
Technology and Education – Composite Materials, AIAA SDM conference, 7-10, April 2008, Schaumburg, IL