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Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy, Ph.D.

Professor of Engineering

Associate Dean and Interim Chair

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Director, K-16 Literacy Center

Dr. M. Sathyamoorthy has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and administrator. Prior to coming to UT Tyler in August 2006 as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, he was a Professor and Dean of Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York from 1997 to 2001. He earned his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, India, in 1973, worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, England, and taught at IIT, Madras as well as at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada before coming to Clarkson University in 1979. He has published over 120 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings and is the sole author of a majority of his refereed published journal papers.

He is a Fellow of ASME, Aeronautical Society of India and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He played a leading role in ASME at the local, regional and national levels for over 25 years serving on national committees, organizing technical sessions, and contributing to various other professional activities. He is the recipient of the 1993 National ASME Faculty Advisor Award and the ASME Dedicated Service Award in 1999. He also received three teaching awards, the Distinguished Teaching Award from Clarkson University in 2001, the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992, and the Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award in 1997. He also received the Outstanding Advisor Award in 1993. He is listed in Who’s Who in Technology, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Worldwide, Who’s Who Registry, Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.



Indian Institute of Technology


Indian Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Aeronautical Engineering

Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

  • General Areas of Solid Mechanics

  • Nonlinear Analysis of Beams

  • Plates and Shells

  • Composite and Stiffened structures

  • Aircraft Structures

  • Mechanisms

  • Thermal Stresses

  • Finite Element Methods

  • Experimental Investigations

  • Vulnerability Analysis


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