Subrata Mukherjee

Subrata Mukherjee

Professor Emeritus
Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Kimball Hall 220
Professor Emeritus


Professor Mukherjee obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, at Kharagpur, India, in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Stanford University in 1972. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1974, and has been a Professor there since 1986. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Waterloo in Canada, at the Technische Hochschule in Darmstadt, Germany, at the University of Arizona in Tucson, at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France and at the Rensselaer Polytechnic at Troy, NY. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of the American Academy of Mechanics and a Member of several other professional societies. He was an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics during 2004-10. He has authored or co-authored three books, edited or co-edited four books, written twelve invited review articles and around one hundred and ninety articles in archival journals, mostly in the area of computational solid mechanics. Over the years, he has supervised 27 completed Ph.Ds. His primary field of research is computational mechanics, with emphasis on applications of the boundary element and related mesh-free methods in solid mechanics, manufacturing process modeling, shape optimization problems and micro and nano-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS).

Research Interests

Rod model for carbon nanotubes.

Teaching Interests

Methods of Applied Mathematics for engineers.

Selected Publications

  • Kumar, Ajeet, Subrata Mukherjee. 2011. "A geometrically exact rod model including in-plane cross-sectional deformation."  Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the Asme 78: 011010: 1-10.
  • Zhu, Haolin, A. Dhall, Subrata Mukherjee, Ashim K Datta. 2010. "A model for flow and deformation in unsaturated swelling porous media." Transport in Porous Media 84: 335-369.
  • Ghosh, Ranajay, Subrata Mukherjee. 2010. "Application of singular elements for fully Lagrangian modeling of dynamics of MEMS with thin beams." Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements 34: 447-455.
  • Ghosh, R., Subrata Mukherjee. 2009. "Fully Lagrangian Modeling of Dynamics of MEMS With Thin Beams - Part I : Undamped Vibrations Thin Beams-Part I: Undamped Vibrations." Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the Asme 76 (5): 051007: 1-10.
  • Chandraseker, K., Subrata Mukherjee, J. T. Paci, G. C. Schatz. 2009. "An atomistic-continuum Cosserat rod model of carbon nanotubes." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 57 (6): 932-958.

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Selected Awards and Honors

  • Special Issue on The Advances in Mesh Reduction Methods - in honor of Professor Subrata Mukherjee on the occasion of his 65th birthday" (Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements journal) 2010
  • Who's Who in the World (Marquis) 2006
  • Fellow (American Academy of Mechanics) 1994
  • Fellow (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 1989
  • Fellow (Wessex Institute of Technology)


  • B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, 1967
  • M.S. (Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering), University of Rochester, 1969
  • Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), Stanford University, 1972