Dr. Krishna Kannan


Office Room No : 213, Machine Design Section
Tel: (O) : +91 44 2257 4708
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Personal webpage: https://home.iitm.ac.in/krishnakannan


Dr. Krishna Kannan received his Ph.D. in 2004 and Masters in 2000 both from Texas A&M University in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Thermax after his B.E. (from PSG College of Technology) for about an year. After his PhD, he continued in the same group with Prof. K. R. Rajagopal as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined IIT Madras as a faculty in the year 2006.

His current research interests include Mechanics of filled elastomers, Thermodynamical frameworks for polymer crystallization and reacting systems, Constitutive modelling of viscoelastic materials, and Constitutive modelling of implicit materials.

Awards & Honors

  1. Dr. Henry Kahn Memorial Scholarship (1998).


Selected Publications

  1. K. Kannan, K. R. Rajagopal and G. Saccomandi, Unsteady motions of a new class of elastic solids, Wave Motion, 51, 833-843 (2014)
  2. K. Kannan, K. R. Rajagopal, A model for the flow of rock glaciers, International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 48, 59-64 (2013)
  3. K. Kannan, K. R. Rajagopal, A thermodynamical framework for chemically reacting systems, ZAMP, 62, 331-363 (2011) [This was one of the top 25 most downloaded papers when published]
  4. A. Ramkumar, K. Kanan and R. Gnanamoorthy, Experimental and theoretical investigation of a polymer subjected to cyclic loading conditions, International Journal of Engineering Science, 48, 101-110 (2010) [This was one of the top 25 most downloaded papers when published]
  5. K. Kannan, K. R. Rajagopal, Simulation of fiber spinning including flow-induced crystallization, Journal of Rheology, 49, 683-703 (2005)