- Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Kaushik Bhattacharya is the Howell N. Tyson, Sr., Professor of Mechanics and Materials Science at Caltech. His research group studies the mechanical behavior of solids and uses theory to guide the development of new materials. Bhattacharya received his B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India; his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed post-doctoral training at the Courant Institute for Mathematical Sciences. He received the Warner T. Koiter Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2015), the Young Investigator Prize from the Society of Engineering Science (2004), the Special Achievements Award in Applied Mechanics from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2004), and the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1994). Bhattacharya is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and received Caltech's Graduate Student Council Teaching and Mentoring Award (2013).