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Dr. J. N. Reddy

Dr. Reddy is a Distinguished Professor and inaugural holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at TexasA&MUniversity, College Station, Texas. Dr. Reddy is the author of over 550 journal papers and 20 text books on theoretical formulations and finite-element analysis of problems in solid and structural mechanics (plates and shells), composite materials, computational fluid dynamics, numerical heat transfer, and applied mathematics. 

Professor Reddy is internationally-known for his research on mechanics of composite materials and for computational methods. The shear deformation plate and shell theories that he developed and bear his name in the literature are well known, and finite element models he developed have been implemented into commercial software like ABAQUS, NISA, and HyperXtrude. Such an eminent record of research has earned Dr. Reddy numerous national and international awards, including •1992 Worcester Reed Warner Medal and 1995 Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); 1997 Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the Mechanics Division of the American Society of Engineering Education;1998 Nathan M. Newmark Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 2000 Excellence in the Field of Composites and 2004 Distinguished Research Award from the American Society for Composites (ASC); 2003 Computational Solid Mechanics award from the USACM; 2014 The IACM O.C. Zienkiewicz Award from the IACM; 2014 Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE; 2015 elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering; 2015:

He was elected as Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering; 2015: Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology of Oklahoma State University; 2016: Simpson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Northwestern University; 2016 William Prager Medal of the Society of Engineering Science; and 2016 ASME Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (the highest honor ASME can bestow on an engineer). Professor Reddy has had profound influence on the careers of many students and young researchers who came in contact with him during his professional career (not only as students and collaborators but also as participants in his short courses, workshops and seminars during his visits to various institutions and conferences). Some never met him but were influenced by his writings.