Prof. Raghu Prakash

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

Office: Room # 209, Machine Design Section

Indian Institute of Technology Madras,

Chennai 600 036, India.

Tel (O): +91 44 2257 4694 / 2257 5687 (Lab)



Academic Biography

Prof. Dr. Raghu V. Prakash is with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) at Chennai, India; he specializes in the areas of fatigue, fracture of materials (metals, composites, hybrids), structural integrity assessment, remaining life prediction of critical components used in Transportation, Energy sectors, apart from new product design. He has more than twenty five years of professional experience in the field of fatigue and fracture; has more than 100 journal, chapter publications (many in ASTM STP’s) and more than 100 Conference publications and has edited 6 book volumes; he has guided 55 Master’s dissertations, 13 Master’s thesis and 11 Ph.D. theses. He headed sponsored research for Boeing, Aeronautical Development Agency while at National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore; has developed test systems for use in academia, R&D and industry during his tenure as Technical Director at BiSS Research, Bangalore; at IIT Madras, he teaches courses relating to Fracture Mechanics, Design with Advanced Materials, Product Design, DFMA, apart from being a researcher and consultant to several Industries.

Prof. Prakash is a voting rights member of ASTM International (Technical Committees, D-30, E-08 and E-28), current Chair of the Materials Processing Technical Committee of the Materials Division of ASME, Chair of Technical committee (Mechanical, Aerospace) of InSIS and Chair of the Chennai Chapter of Society for Failure Analysis. He serves in the Editorial boards of Journal of Structural Longevity, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (IGF Journal of Fracture and Structural Integrity), Journal of Life Cycle Reliability and Safety Engineering. Dr. Prakash received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras (now Chennai); Master’s degree (by Research) and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a member of several technical societies and has won several prestigious awards (Binani Gold Medal, 1997; Distinguished Fellow of ICCES, 2015), scholarships and Erasmus-Mundus Fellowships (2013; 14).