• Research

    Smart Orthopaedic Implants
    Multiscale Mechanics of Heterogeneous Materials

  • Publications

    For a full list of publications, please see Professor Ranganathan’s Google Scholar page

  • Professional History

    Jan 2018-Present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
    2016-2017, Rowan University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor
    2014-2017, Rowan University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
    2010-2014, American University of Sharjah, UAE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
    2009-2010, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Awards and Honors

    2016 – Rising Innovator Award, Office of Technology Commercialization, Rowan University
    2015 – Young Mind Award
    2013 – Certificate of Recognition awarded by Shell, for work in the design, fabrication and testing of a prototype vehicle for Shell Eco-Marathon Asia
    2003 – Management Award, General Electric Research
    2002 – Six Sigma Green Belt, General Electric
    2002 – Hats Off Award, for outstanding research contributions, General Electric Research
    2001 – University Gold Medal for academic performance


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2002
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, 2001

(703) 538-8447
Northern Virginia Center, Room 434
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043

Shivakumar Ranganathan

Collegiate Associate Professor