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Siva Nadimpalli

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering (ME), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln, Room 2448


Siva obtained his PhD (2011) from University of Toronto, MSc (Engg) (2005) from the Indian Institute of Science, and B.E (2002) from Andhra University, all in Mechanical Engineering. After completing his MS, Siva worked in GE Wind Energy group as a Mechanical Engineer where he carried out projects involving prototype testing of wind turbines and design of turbine components. After finishing ... the PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in School of Engineering at Brown University, and prior to joining Michigan State University, Siva was a faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology from 2013 to 2019.

Siva Nadimpalli's research interests are in the broad area of experimental solids mechanics and fracture mechanics. His current research focus is to understand mechanical and electrochemical behavior of various battery electrode materials by using in situ experimental methods. He received the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2017.

Research Interests:
Experimental Solid Mechanics with an emphasis on nano and micro mechanics of materials, Energy Storage Materials,Fracture Mechanics, Plasticity, Finite Element Modeling and Microelectronic Packaging

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Ph.D., 2011, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

M.Sc. (Eng.), 2005, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

B.E., 2002, Mechanical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India


Recipient of Office of Naval Research Grant 2021

NSF CAREER Award 2017, Mechanics of Materials and Structures Program

University of Toronto Fellowship (2006-2010)

Recipient of Scholarship from MHRD, Government of India, MSc (Eng.) Program (2002-2004)