J. N. Reddy

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J. N. Reddy
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Born Young as ever
Warangal, Telangana (then Andhra Pradesh), India
Nationality Flag of India.svg Indian
Flag of the United States.svg American
Fields Theoretical and Computational mechanics
Institutions University of Oklahoma, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Texas A&M University
Alma mater Osmania University, Oklahoma State University, University of Alabama in Huntsville
Doctoral advisor Tinsley Oden
Known for Finite Element Method, Plate and Shell Theories, Composites, Applied Mathematics

He is a Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Professor &

inaugural holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA

Junuthula N. Reddy (born 12 August 1945) is a Distinguished Professor, Regents’ Professor and inaugural holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.[1] He is one of the researchers responsible for the development of the Finite Element Method (FEM). He is an authoritative figure in the broad area of mechanics. He has made significant seminal contributions in the specific areas of finite element method, plate theory, solid mechanics, variational methods, mechanics of composites, functionally graded materials, fracture mechanics, plasticity, biomechanics, classical and non-Newtonian fluid mechanics, and applied functional analysis. Reddy has over 580 journal papers, 20 books (with several second and third editions), and has given numerous (over 150) national and international talks.He has served as a member of International Advisory Committee at ICTACEM, 2001 and keynote addressing in 2014.[2][3]

He has advised around 36 postdoctoral fellows, 65 Ph.D. students, and 46 M.S students over 40 years. Many of his (former) PhD and postdoctoral students are currently faculty members in reputed universities throughout the world. He has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company.[4] Dr. Reddy is one of the original top 100 ISI Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering around world, with h-index of over 66 as per Web of Science; the number of citations is over 47,000 with h-index of 89 and i10-index of 405 (i.e., 405 papers are cited at least 10 times) as per Google Scholar.

In addition to being a world class researcher, he is also renowned as an educator. He has won many teaching awards, and his books are widely used as textbooks in many courses at various universities across the world. His books are known for explaining very difficult theories in lucid manner. He is the most recognised educator in applied mechanics after S.P. Timoshenko (Reddy has written books not only on plate, shells, elasticity, and continuum mechanics, but also on numerical methods and heat transfer and fluid dynamics).


International Awards[edit]

  • Prager Medal, Society of Engineering Science (medal to be presented at 53rd Annual Technical Meeting at University of Maryland, 4–6 October 2016).
  • Simpson Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, April–May, 2016.
  • Inductee, The Hall of Fame of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, October 17, 2015.
  • Foreign Fellow, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, September 2015.
  • Special Sessions organized in honor of Professor JN Reddy at the Eighth International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures (ICASS) and IJSSD Symposium on Progress in Structural Stability and Dynamics, held in Lisbon, Portugal, July 22–24, 2015, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal (a special issue of the International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics in honor of JN Reddy is published).
  • Special Sessions organized in honor of Professor JN Reddy at the 18th International Conference on Composite Structures, held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 15–18, 2015, Lisbon, Portugal (a special issue of the Composite Structures journal in honor of JN Reddy is planned).
  • The IACM O.C. Zienkiewicz Award from the International Association for Computational Mechanics, 2014.
  • Raymond D. Mindlin Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014.
  • Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro), Aalto University and National Technology Agency of Finland (Tekes), 2014-2018.
  • Visiting Professor of the Science without Borders Program of Brazil (University of Sao Paulo), 2014-2016.
  • Chair of Excellence, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, 2014-2015.Elected to prestigious NAE (Class of 2015) for contributions to composite structures and to engineering education and practice.
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, The Royal Academy of Engineering, London, UK, 2013.
  • Satish Dhawan Visiting Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2012-2013.
  • Computational Mechanics Award, the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), October 2012.
  • Top 100 Scientists, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2012.
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Odlar Yurdu University, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2011.
  • Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), June 2011.
  • Regents’ Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2010.
  • Honorary degree (Honoris Causa) from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, 2009.
  • Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautical and Astronautics, 2005.
  • Distinguished Research Award of the American Society for Composites, 2004.
  • Computational Solids Mechanics award for the US Association for Computational Mechanics, 2003.
  • Outstanding Man of the 21st century, 2000.
  • The Nathan M. Newmark medal from the American Society of Civil Engineering, 1998.
  • Fellow of the International Association of Computational Mechanics, 1998.
  • Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995.
  • Men of Achievement, 1994.


  • J. T. Oden and J. N. Reddy, A Mathematical Theory of Finite Elements, Wiley-Interscience (1976)
  • J. T. Oden and J. N. Reddy, Variational Methods in Theoretical Mechanics, 2nd ed., Springer-Verlag (1982)
  • J. N. Reddy and M. L. Rasmussen, Advanced Engineering Analysis, John Wiley (1982) reprinted by Krieger, Melbourne, FL, 1990
  • J. N. Reddy, Applied Functional Analysis and Variational Methods in Engineering, McGraw-Hill (1986); reprinted by Krieger, Melbourne (1991)
  • O. O. Ochoa and J. N. Reddy, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Laminates, 2nd ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands (1992) ISBN 0-79-231125-6
  • J. N. Reddy and A. Miravete, Practical Analysis of Laminated Composite Structures, 3rd ed., CRC Press, FL, 1995. ISBN 0-84-939401-5
  • C. M. Wang, J. N. Reddy and K.H. Lee, Shear Deformation Theories of Beams and Plates Dynamics Relationships with Classical Solution, Elsevier, U.K., 2000. ISBN 0-08-043784-2
  • J. N. Reddy, Energy Principles and Variational Methods in Applied Mechanics, 2nd ed., John Wiley (2002) ISBN 0-47-117985-X, 3rd edition to appear in 2017.
  • J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, Oxford University Press, USA (2004). ISBN 0-19-852529-X
  • J. N. Reddy, Mechanics of Laminated Composite Plates and Shells: Theory and Analysis, 2nd ed., CRC Press (2004). ISBN 0-84-931592-1
  • J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 3rd ed., McGraw-Hill Education (2005). ISBN 0-07-124473-5
  • J. N. Reddy and D. K. Gartling, The Finite Element Method in Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, 3rd ed., CRC Press, FL, 2010. ISBN 1-42-008598-0
  • J. N. Reddy, Theory and Analysis of Elastic Plates and Shells, 2nd ed., Taylor & Francis (2007) ISBN 0-84-938415-X
  • C. M. Wang, C. Y. Wang, and J. N. Reddy, Exact Solutions for Buckling of Structural Members, CRC Press (2005) ISBN 0-84-932222-7
  • J. N. Reddy, Principles of Continuum Mechanics. A Study of Conservation Principles with Applications, Cambridge University Press (2010) ISBN 0-52-151369-3
  • R. T. Fenner and J. N. Reddy, Mechanics of Solids and Structures, 2nd ed., CRC Press (2012) ISBN 0-63-202018-0
  • J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to Continuum Mechanics with Applications, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press (2013) ISBN 9780521870443
  • J. N. Reddy, An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press (2015) ISBN 0-19-852529-X
  • Ashwin Rao, A.R. Srinivasa and J. N. Reddy, Design of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) Actuators, Springer (2015) ISBN 978-3-319-03187-3 (Print) and ISBN 978-3-319-03188-0 (Online)
  • K.S. Surana and J.N. Reddy, The Finite Element Method for Boundary Value Problems, Mathematics and Computations, CRC Press, to appear (2017)


  1. ^ [1] at Texas A&M University
  2. ^ "J.N. Reddy - International Advisory Committee". International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, ICTACEM, 2001. Retrieved December 25, 2014.  |archive-url= is malformed: timestamp (help)
  3. ^ "Keynote Addressing". International Conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics, ICTACEM, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2015.  |archive-url= is malformed: timestamp (help)
  4. ^ ISI Highly Cited Author – J. N. Reddy