Arun Shukla

University of Rhode Island

SEM Awards: P. S. Theocaris

Dr. Shukla is the Simon Ostrach Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island (URI). He also serves as the Director of the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology at URI. Dr. Shukla was elected to the Russian Academy of Engineering in 2015 and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in 2011. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, Fellow Shock Wave Society (India) and Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). He received the M.M. Frocht Award from SEM for “outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics” and the B.J. Lazan Award from SEM for “outstanding technical contributions to the understanding of dynamic phenomena in engineering materials and structures.” In 2003 he served as the President of SEM and in 2011 delivered the prestigious Murray Lecture at SEM. He has served as the Technical Editor of Experimental Mechanics and currently serves on the Editorial Boards of key engineering journals. Dr. Shukla has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, IIT Kanpur. Along with his many Ph.D. and M.S. students, he has published more than 400 papers in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr. Shukla has also authored and edited 10 books.


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Last Updated: 11/15/2022