Kishore Pochiraju (kpochira)

Kishore Pochiraju

Professor

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Laboratory 301
(201) 216-8315

Education

  • PhD (1993) Drexel University (Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics)
  • MS (1988) Indian Insititute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur (Solid Mechanics and Design)
  • BE (1986) National Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering)

Research

Design of cyber-physical systems. Uncertainty Quantification in Engineering materials . High fidelity simulations with multi-physics, Differentiable surrogates, AI/ML frameworks for characterization and quantification of uncertainty in structure responses.

General Information

My research focuses on:

• Optimal design and configuration of complex cyber-physical systems guided by simulations, AL/ML methods, data, and physical/digital prototypes.

• Design and insertion of new material systems for use in harsh/extreme environments

Our research has a broad impact on high-performance aerospace and robotic systems and on their design process.

Experience


Current Positions :

• Professor of Mechanical Engineering

• Director, Prototype Object Fabrication (PROOF) Laboratory



Positions Held:

• Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies [2017-2022]

• Founding Director[2016-2022] , Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship at Stevens (IDEaS)

• Director [2005-2012], Design and Manufacturing Institute

• Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

• Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

• Research Associate, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030

• Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Composite Materials, University of Delaware, Newark DE

Industrial Experience:

• Programmer Analyst-II, Tata Engineering, Jamshedpur, India, 1988

• Engineer Trainee, Ind-Suzuki, Bangalore, India, 1986

Institutional Service

  • VP Enrollment Search Committee Member
  • ABET visit Coordination Member
  • SES Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UGCC) Chair
  • Mathematics Department Chair Search Committee Chair
  • SES Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Society for Composites 2020-2021 President; 2021-22: Past President

Appointments

Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - Email to set up the time.

Honors and Awards

2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement,
National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India
2022 Excellence in All We Do, Employee Recognition, Stevens Institute of Technology
2022 Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME)
2021 Fellow, American Society for Composites (ASC)
2021 Inaugural Schaefer School Doctoral Advisor Award,
2021 Inaugural Schaefer School Research Funding Award
2019 Master of Engineering (Honoris Causa), Stevens Institute of Technology
2014 Alexander Crombie Humphrey’s Distinguished Associate Professor Teaching Award, Stevens
2011 Provost’s Award for Academic Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
2008 National Academy of Sciences Fellowship to attend IUTAM, Adelaide, AU
1998 Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Assistant Professor award, Stevens

Professional Societies

  • ASME – American Society for Mechanical Engineers Fellow
  • AAAS – American Association for Advancement of Science Member
  • ASC – American Society for Composites Fellow
  • American Society for Engineering Eduction – American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Member

Patents and Inventions

(U.S. Patent Application 16/929,982, 2021) Gebre, B.A. and Pochiraju, K., Magnetically Coupled Ball Drive for Actuation of Spherical Surfaces.

(US Patent #8462681, 2013) Pochiraju, K., Gebre, B., & Men, H. Method and apparatus for adaptive transmission of sensor data with latency controls.

(US Patent #9322646, 2016) Pochiraju, K., Men, H., B. Gebre, Adaptive mechanism control and scanner positioning for improved three-dimensional laser scanning Adaptive mechanism control and scanner positioning for improved three-dimensional laser scanning

(PCT - WO06107664, 2006 - US 20130054187 A1) Zhu, Z., Cui, H., Pochiraju, K. Flexible parallel manipulator for nano-, meso-or macro-positioning with multi-degrees of freedom

Selected Publications

Co-Editor for Conference Proceedings

  1. Pochiraju, K. (2020). Proceedings of the American Society for Composites—Thirty-Fifth Technical Conference on Composite Materials. Lancaster, PA: DESTech Publications, Inc..
    Proceedings of the American Society for Composites—Thirty-Fifth Technical Conference on Composite Materials.

Conference Proceeding

  1. Gebre, B. A.; Nogueira, R.; Patidar, S.; Belle-Isle, R.; Nolan, K. J.; Pochiraju, K.; Zanotto, D. (2022). Efficient Digital Modeling and Fabrication Workflow for Individualized Ankle Exoskeletons. 2021 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition.
  2. Rooney, S.; Pitz, E.; Pochiraju, K. (2022). Surrogates for Computationally Expensive and Failure-Prone Simulators. Proceedings - 4th Workshop on Design Automation for CPS and IoT, DESTION 2022 (pp. 1-6).
  3. Clavijo, S. F.; Pochiraju, K. (2021). Virtual Elevator Pitch: Disruption or Opportunity?. 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
  4. Rooney, S. P.; Pitz, E.; Pochiraju, K. (2021). Detection of jamming and filament breakage in FDM using vibration of feeder stepper. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (vol. 3).
  5. Pitz, E.; Rooney, S.; Pochiraju, K. (2021). Modeling and calibration of uncertainty in material properties of additively manufactured composites. 36th Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2021: Composites Ingenuity Taking on Challenges in Environment-Energy-Economy, ASC 2021 (vol. 1, pp. 236-255).
  6. Payne, N.; Pochiraju, K. (2020). A constitutive model for materials with transversely isotropic strain locking microstructures. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 35th Technical Conference, ASC 2020 (pp. 238-267).
  7. Pitz, E. J.; Rooney, S.; Pochiraju, K. (2020). Stochastic modelling of additively manufactured structures using a neural network for identification of random field parameters. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 35th Technical Conference, ASC 2020 (pp. 1885-1899).
  8. Burns, M.; Zavoda, Z.; Nataraj, R.; Pochiraju, K.; Vinjamuri, R. (2020). HERCULES: A Three Degree-of-Freedom Pneumatic Upper Limb Exoskeleton for Stroke Rehabilitation (pp. 4959-4962). 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC), Montreal, QC, Canada,.
  9. Clavijo, S.; Wade, M.; Pochiraju, K. (2020). Insights About an Academic Elevator Pitch Competition in Undergraduate Engineering Curricula (Paper ID #30657 ed.). 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access.
    https://peer.asee.org/insights-about-an-academic-elevator-pitch-competition-in-undergraduate-engineering-curricula.
  10. McQuien, J. S.; Hoos, K. H.; Pochiraju, K.; , D. M.; Iarve , E. V. (2020). Coupled Simulation of Hydrothermal Aging Effects on Residual Strength of Open Hole Composite Laminates. AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum.
    https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-1210.
  11. Rooney, S.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Simulations of online non-destructive acoustic diagnosis of 3D-printed parts using air-coupled ultrasonic transducers. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (vol. 2A-2019). ASME.
  12. Pitz, E. J.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Quasi Monte Carlo simulations for stochastic failure analysis in composites. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019.
  13. Pochiraju, K.; Clavijo, S. (2019). An Analysis of Freshman Teamwork Experiences in Required Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking Project-Based Learning Courses. Tampa, FL: ASEE 126th Annual Conference and Exposition.
    https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/140/papers/27270/view.
  14. Kakanuru, P.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Additively manufactured silica matrix composite structures. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 34th Technical Conference, ASC 2019.
  15. Kakanuru, P.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Effect of moisture on the mechanical properties of additively manufactured PLA, ABS and PLA/SiC composites. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE) (vol. 2A-2019).
  16. Vitoroulis, N. E.; Zhang, C.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Academic practice/Design interventions: An activity-based design course for conceptualizing failure and factor of safety. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (vol. 2018).
  17. Clavijo, S. F.; Brunell, L.; Sheppard, K.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Teaching entrepreneurial thinking through a companion course for all types of capstone senior design projects. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (vol. 2018).
  18. Payne, N.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Mechanics of edge-cracking and toughness determination for strain-locking composite materials. 33rd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2018 (vol. 1, pp. 577-591).
  19. Gebre, B. A.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Modeling and machine learning aided analysis of a claw-less magnetically coupled ball drive design. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 5B-2018).
  20. Jang, S.; Du, S.; Pochiraju, K.; Manoochehri, S. (2010). Simulation and experimental studies of electrothermal behaviors of microwire initiators for fusing applications. Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (vol. 4, pp. 827-832).
  21. Li, D.; Tumkor, S.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K. (2010). Fabrication of polymeric and polymeric nano-composite MEMS structures. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (PART A ed., vol. 12, pp. 309-313).
  22. Yu, C.; Pochiraju, K.; Manoochehri, S. (2009). Pultrusion process analysis using knowledge-based system. 2008 Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC 2008 (PART A ed., vol. 1, pp. 35-42).
  23. Hadim, H.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Vaccari, D.; Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G. (2005). Mechanical engineering program assessment in the Schaefer school of engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings (pp. 10199-10215).
  24. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Nastasi, J.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004 (pp. 365-370).
  25. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). The role of virtual student design teams in engineering education for the "new workplace". ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 12341-12357).
  26. Esche, S.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C. (2001). Implementation of assessment procedures into the mechanical engineering curriculum. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 5523-5538).
  27. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Optimal design of cooling system for injection molding. Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings (vol. 1, pp. 714-718).

Editorial, Conference Proceeding

  1. Pochiraju, K.; Gupta, N. (2020). Preface. Proceedings of the American Society for Composites - 35th Technical Conference, ASC 2020 (pp. XX).

Journal Article

  1. Besser, R.; Fisher, F.; Choi, C.; Shi, Y.; Cappelleri, D.; Pochiraju, K.; Sun, H.; Voiculescu, I.; Lin, Q.; Attinger, D.. 2010 Metro Area MEMS/NEMS Workshop: NanoManufacturing.
  2. Narain, S.; Mak, E.; Chee, D.; Englot, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Jha, N. K.; Narayan, K. (2022). Fast Design Space Exploration of Nonlinear Systems: Part I. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (9 ed., vol. 41, pp. 2970-2983).
  3. Kakanuru, P.; Pochiraju, K. (2022). Simulation of shrinkage during sintering of additively manufactured silica green bodies. Additive Manufacturing (vol. 56).
  4. Pitz, E. J.; Pochiraju, K. (2022). Quantifying Uncertainty of Damage in Composites Using a Quasi Monte Carlo Technique. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification (1 ed., vol. 7).
  5. Liu, W.; Pochiraju, K. (2022). Shape recovery of polymers with inclusions under multi-axial stress. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials.
  6. Narain, S.; Mak, E.; Chee, D.; Englot, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Jha, N. K.; Narayan, K. (2021). Fast Design Space Exploration of Nonlinear Systems: Part I. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.01747.
  7. Payne, N.; Pochiraju, K. (2021). A constitutive model for materials with directionally strain locking microstructures. Journal of Composite Materials.
  8. Kakanuru, P.; Pochiraju, K. (2020). Moisture Ingress and Degradation of Additively Manufactured PLA, ABS and PLA/SiC Composite Parts. Additive Manufacturing (vol. 36).
  9. Gebre, B. A.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Machine Learning Aided Design and Analysis of a Novel Magnetically Coupled Ball Drive. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (5 ed., vol. 24, pp. 1942-1953).
  10. Payne, N.; Pochiraju, K. (2019). Methodologies for constitutive model parameter identification for strain locking materials. Mechanics of Materials (vol. 134, pp. 30-37).
  11. Liu, W.; Wu, N.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). Shape recovery characteristics of SiC/C/PLA composite filaments and 3D printed parts. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (vol. 108, pp. 1--11). Elsevier.
  12. Liu, W.; Pochiraju, K. (2018). A methodology for the prediction of back-pressure induced stall in eductor-jet pumps. International Journal of Refrigeration (vol. 95, pp. 165-174).
  13. Nie, M.; Kalyon, D. M.; Pochiraju, K.; Fisher, F. (2017). A controllable way to measure the interfacial strength between carbon nanotube and polymer using a nanobridge structure. Carbon (vol. 116, pp. 510-517).
  14. Park, K. M.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (2002). Rapid manufacturability evaluation of die-cast components. Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications (1 ed., vol. 10, pp. 67-74).
  15. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). A computer-aided optimization approach for the design of injection mold cooling systems. Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME (2 ed., vol. 120, pp. 165-174).
  16. Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). Multidisciplinary parametric design optimization for enhancing the affordability of molded composites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials (4 ed., vol. 11, pp. 364-392).
  17. Skourlis, T. P.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1998). Structure-modulus relationships for injection-molded long fiber-reinforced polyphthalamides. Composites Part B: Engineering (3 ed., vol. 29, pp. 309-319).
  18. Tang, L. Q.; Pochiraju, K.; Chassapis, C.; Manoochehri, S. (1996). Three-dimensional transient mold cooling analysis based on galerkin finite element formulation with a matrix-free conjugate gradient technique. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (18 ed., vol. 39, pp. 3049-3064).

Patent Application

  1. Gebre, B. A.; Pochiraju, K. (2021). Magnetically Coupled Ball Drive for Actuation of Spherical Surfaces.

Public Preprint

  1. Narain, S.; Mak, E.; Chee, D.; Huster, T.; Cohen, J.; Pochiraju, K.; Englot, B.; Jha, N. K.; Narayan, K. (2020). Robot Design With Neural Networks, MILP Solvers and Active Learning. arXiv preprint arXiv:2010.09842.

Report

  1. Blackburn, M.; Verma, D.; Dillon-Merrill, R.; Blake, R.; Bone, M.; Chell, B.; Dove, R.; Dzielski, J.; Grogan, P.; Hoffenson, S.; Hole, E.; Jones, R.; Kruse, B.; Pochiraju, K.; Snyder, C.; Cloutier, R.; Grosse, I.; Hagedorn, T. (2018). Transforming Systems Engineering through Model-Centric Engineering (SERC-2017-TR-111 ed.). SERC.

Courses

ME 635: Modeling and Simulation

ME 520: Design and Analysis of Composite Materials