Krishna Garikipati

Krishna Garikipati
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Mathematics


EECS (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)

1301 Beal 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2122

(734) 936-0414


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1996
M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1992
B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1991

Research Interests

Prof. Garikipati's work draws from nonlinear mechanics, materials physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. He is particularly interested in problems of mathematical biology, biophysics and the mechanics of biology. Current research interests include: (1) growth and remodeling or biological tissue, cell adhesion and cell mechanics (2) stress-defect interactions and transport in semiconductor/microelectronic materials, and (3) multiscale aspects of material behavior with an emphasis on plasticity at small scales.

Honors and Awards

Mechanical Engineering Department Achievement Award, 2009
Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Fellowship (to be spent at Universitaat Stuttgart), May 2005-August 2006
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), U.S. Department of Energy, May 4, 2004
Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Teaching Award, March 2004
Professor of the Term Award, Pi Tau Sigma, Winter 2003

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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Krishna Garikipati receives a fellowship for work in numerical methods applied to nonlinear problems.

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