faculty profile

Dr. Kishore Pochiraju

Room: Carnegie 301
Phone: 201.216.8053
Fax: 201.216.8963
Email: [email protected]
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal (Previously known as Regional Engineering College), 1986
  • Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Inst. of Technology, Kanpur, 1988
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1993
  • Multi-Scale Simulation of Performance and Durability of High Temperature Polymeric Composites and Structures
  • Real-Time Autonomous or Remotely Operated Robotic Systems
  • Product Design and Manufacturing Process Sciences

Industrial Experience:

  • Programmer Analyst-II, Tata Engineering, Jamshedpur, India, 1988
  • Engineer Trainee, Ind-Suzuki, Bangalore, India, 1986

Academic Experience :

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark DE, 1993- 1995
  • Research Associate, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1995-1997
Institutional Service
  • Member, Departmental Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2007- present
  • Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2005-2006
Professional Service
  • Reviewer for:ASME, Heat Transfer Conferences; Composites Science and Technology; Journal of Thermoplastic Composites; Journal of Polymer Composites
  • Member of ASME Committee on Advanced Materials and Processing
  • Member ASME Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics (CONCAM)
  • Organized ASME Regional Student Conference at Stevens Institute of Technology, 2002
  • Co-Chair (1996-1998) ASME Trenton Section
Honors & Awards
Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor award, 1999.
Professional Societies
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society for Composites
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Patents & Inventions
  • Pochiraju, K., Gebre, B., & Men, H. Method and apparatus for adaptive transmission of sensor data with latency controls, US 8462681 B2 (Grant - 2013)
  • Pochiraju, K., Gebre, B., & Men, H. Adaptive mechanism control and scanner positioning for improved three-dimensional laser scanning US 20130054187 A1 (Application - 2013)

  • US 20130054187 A1 Zhu, Z., Cui, H., Pochiraju, K. Flexible parallel manipulator for nano-, meso-or macro-positioning with multi-degrees of freedom WO06107664 (2006)
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. W. Kim, K. Pochiraju. (Aug 2014). "Model-based Development of 3D Printed Biped Robot", ASME 2014 Design & Engineering Technical Conference. Buffalo, NY, Paper #DETC2014-35415.
  2. P. Kakanuru, J. Liang, K. Pochiraju. (Sep 2014). "Evolution of Surface Oxide Layer and Oxidation-Induced Dimensional Changes during Passive Oxidation of Silicon Carbide", ASC 29th Technical Conference. San Diego, CA, Paper #504.
  3. B. Gebre, Z. Ryter, S. Humphreys, S. Ginsber, S. Farrell, A. Kauffman, W. Capon, W. Robbins, K. Pochiraju. (Apr 2014). "A Multi=Ball Drive for Omni-Directional Mobility", 2014 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (TEPRA). Woodburn, MA, Paper #32.
  4. J. Liang, K. V. Pochiraju. (Nov 13-21, 2013). "A Probabilistic Model for Predicting Damage Evolution Due to Thermo-oxidation of Polymeric Matrix Composites", ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2013. San Diego, CA, Paper #IMECE2013-65222.
  5. J. Liang, K. Pochiraju. (2013). "Damage Evolution During Thermal Oxidation of Unidirectional Composite Lamina", ASC 28th Technical Conference. Penn State University, Paper #144.
  1. H. Men, K. Pochiraju. (2014). "Hue-assisted Automatic Registration of Color Point Clouds", Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, doi: 10.7315/JCDE.2014.022. 1 (4), 223.
  2. J. Liang, K. Pochiraju. (May 13, 2014). "Oxidation-induced Damage Evolution in a Unidirectional Polymer Matrix Composite", Journal of Composite Materials, doi: 10.1177/0021998314534705.
  3. Recchia, J. chung, K. Pochiraju. (Jan 2014). "Performance of Heterogeneous Robot Teams with Personality Adjusted Learning", Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 7 87-97.
  4. N. An, G. Tandon, K. V. Pochiraju. (2013). "Thermo-Oxidative Performance of Metal Coated Polymers and Composites", Surface and Coatings Technology, 232 166-172.
  5. N. An, K. V. Pochiraju. (Feb 2013). "Modeling Damage Growth in Oxidized High-Temperature Polymeric Composites", JOM, 65 (2), 246-255.
  6. G. Tandon K. Pochiraju and G. Schoeppner. (2008). "Thermo-oxidative Behavior of High Temperature PMR-15 Resin and Composites", Materials Science and Engineering, Part-A, 498 (1-2), 150-161.
  7. Y. Yu and K. Pochiraju. (Dec 2008). "Modeling Long-Term Degradation due to Moisture and Oxygen in Polymeric Matrix Composites", Materials Science and Engineering, Part-A, 498 (1-2), 162-165.
  8. K. Pochiraju, G. P. Tandon, G. (Nov 2008). "Evolution of stress and deformations in high-temperature polymer matrix composites during thermo-oxidative aging", J. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, 12 (1), 45-68.
  9. K. H. Ko, K. Pochiraju and S. Manoochehri. (2007). "An Embedded System for Knowledge-Based Cost Evaluation of Molded Parts", J. of Knowledge-Based Systems, 20 (3), 291-299.
  10. K. H. Ko, K Pochiraju and S Manoochehri. (2007). "Dynamic Evolution of Information Complexity for Analysis of Design and Development", JSME J. of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems and Manufacturing, 1 (1), 36-47.
  11. Y. Yu and K. Pochiraju. (2007). "Characterization of temperature-dependent moisture diffusivity in PMR-15 resin", J. of Applied Polymer Science, 106 (2), 1281-1290.
  12. K. H. Ko, K Pochiraju and S. Manoochechri. (Mar 2007). "An Embedded System for Knowledge-Based Cost Evaluation of Molded Parts", Journal of Knowledge-Based Systems, 20 (3), pp 291-299.
  13. KH Ko, K Pochiraju and S Manoochehri. (2007). "Dynamic Evolution of Information Complexity for Analysis of Design and Development", JSME Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, 1 (1), pp:36-47.
  14. K. V. Pochiraju and G. P. Tandon. (Apr 2005). "Extraction of Singular Stress Fields Using the Axisymmetric Single-Fiber Micromechanics Model", International Journal of Fracture. 132 pp: 329-349.
  15. Kee Park, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri, D. Newport. (2002). "Knowledge-based rapid design evaluation methodology for die-cast components", Concurrent Engineering and Research Applications Journal.. 10 (1), 67-74.
  16. K. Pochiraju, G. P. Tandon, and N. J. Pagano. (2001). "Analyses of Single Fiber Pushout Considering Interfacial Friction and Adhesion", Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids.. (49), 2307-2338.
  17. Pochiraju, K., and T-W. Chou.. (1999). "Three-dimensionally woven and braided composites- II: An Experimental Characterization", Polymer Composites.. 20 (6), 733-747.
  18. Pochiraju, K., and T-W. Chou. (1999). "Three-dimensionally woven and braided composites- I: A model for anisotropic stiffness prediction", Polymer Composites. 20 (4), 565-580.
  19. L. Q. Tang, K. Pochiraju, C. Chassapis, S. Manoochehri.. (Mar 1998). "A Computer-Aided Optimization Approach for the Design of Injection Mold Cooling Systems", Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of ASME.. 120 165-174.
  • ME 322 Engineering Design VI
  • ME 345 Modeling and Simulation
  • ME 471 Mechanics of Materials
  • ME 520 Analysis and Design of Composites
  • ME 554 Introduction to Computer-Aided Design
  • ME 566 Design for Manufacturability
  • ME 663 Finite-Element Methods
  • IPD 611 Modeling and Simulation
  • ME 635 Modeling and Simulation
  • ME 664 Special Topics in Applied Finite-Element Methods
  • E 120 Engineering Graphics
  • ME 624 Intelligent Mechatronic Systems