Sundararajan Natarajan

Natarajan Sundararajan


Assistant Professor

Nationality: Indian


Date of first affiliation: 02/28/2015


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Research aim and objectives

Computational mechanics, XFEM, meshfree methods, virtual element method, composite materials, functionally graded materials, moving boundary problems


Sundararajan Natarajan (Sundar) joined Machine Design Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Prior to this, Sundar held Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2012-2014) and in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2011-2012). Sundar recevied his PhD from the Institute of Mechanics and Advanced Materials, Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, under the supervision of Prof. St&eacutephane PA Bordas and Dr. Pierre Kerfriden. Between 2003 and 2008, Sundar was working in the rotating parts center of excellence, GE-Aviation, India Technology Centre, Bangalore India. Sundar graduated with Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) from Bharthiar University in 1999.

Sundar was awarded Zienkiewicz Best PhD Prize by the Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, UK in 2011 for his PhD thesis entitled "Enriched finite element methods: Advances & Applications". Sundar is a recipient of Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme and has been awarded Best student paper in the Numerical Analysis Conference held in Edinburgh, UK in 2009.