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Sridhar Krishnaswamy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director of Center for Smart Structures and Materials


2145 Sheridan Road
Catalysis 323
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-4006Email Sridhar Krishnaswamy


Center for Smart Structures & Materials


Center for Smart Structures & Materials


Mechanical Engineering


Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program

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Ph.D. Aeronautics w/ minor in Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

M.S. Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

B.Tech. Aeronautics, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Research Interests

Multifunctional materials and systems and intelligent structural health management of safety-critical structures

Significant Recognition

  • VS Jain Memorial Award (ISNT 2011)
  • Fellow of ASME, 2006
  • Best paper Award for "Acoustic Nonlinearity Measurements for Fatigue Damage Monitoring," SPIE 2005
  • Applied Optics 1996 paper selected in SPIE"s Milestone Series: "Holographic Interferometry"
  • Optical Engineering 1993 paper selected in SPIE"s Milestone Series: "Speckle Interferometry"
  • Ernest Sechler Memorial Award (1989) for most significant contribution to teaching and research from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Significant Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME (2005 - 2011)

Selected Publications

  • Zhiyuan Ma, Wei Zhang, Jianying Gao, Li Lin, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “Characterization of the interface roughness of coatings based on ultrasonic reflection coefficient amplitude spectrum”, 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 36, (2017)
  • Heming Wei, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “Comparative assessment of erbium fiber ring lasers and reflective SOA linear lasers for fiber Bragg grating dynamic strain sensing”, Applied Optics, (2017)
  • Zhihua Wang, Jiangming Cao, Xiaobing Ma, Huayong Qiu, Yongbo Zhang, Huimin Fu, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “An Improved Independent Increment Process Degradation Model with Bilinear Properties”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, (2017)
  • Heming Wei, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “Reflective SOA-based fiber Bragg grating ultrasonic sensing system with two wave mixing interferometric demodulation”, Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems 2017, (2017)
  • Biao Wu, Yong Huang, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “A Bayesian approach for sparse flaw detection from noisy signals for ultrasonic NDT”, NDT and E International, (2017)
  • Heming Wei, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “Polymer micro-ring resonator integrated with a fiber ring laser for ultrasound detection”, Optics Letters, (2017)
  • Biao Wu, Yong Huang, Xiang Chen, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Hui Li, “Guided-wave signal processing by the sparse Bayesian learning approach employing Gabor pulse model”, Structural Health Monitoring, (2017)
  • Gautam Naik, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, “Room-Temperature Humidity Sensing Using Graphene Oxide Thin Films”, Graphene, (2016)