Kunigal N. Shivakumar, Research Professor

Shivukumar
Education
  • Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1979
  • M.E., Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1974
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Bangalore 1972
Academic Experience
  • 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
 Non-Academic Experience
  • 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
  • ASME
 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