From Nitinol in Coffee... to Now: A 27 Year Journey of Active Materials

A Symposium in Honor of Professor Kaushik Bhattacharya on the Occasion of His 50th Birthday

Friday, January 9, 2015


A leader in the study of Active Materials our beloved MCE Executive Officer, colleague, advisor and friend Kaushik Bhattacharya celebrates 27 years in the field and a 50th Birthday this year. This symposium celebrates his life, leadership and mentorship. Dr. Bhattacharya’s current research concerns three broad areas: (i) Active materials such as shape-memory alloys, ferroelectrics and liquid crystal elastomers, (ii) Heterogeneous materials and designing unprecedented properties by exploiting heterogeneities, (iii) Coarse-grained density functional theory to understand defects in solids. Join us as we celebrate Professor Bhattacharya on Friday, January 9th in Hameetman Auditorium.


Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering