Dr. Kodanda Ram Mangipudi Assistant Professor
School of Minerals, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics;
  • Mechanical behavior of (nano)composite materials;
  • Mechanics of cellular solids: metal foams, bone, and nanoporous metals;
  • Deformation and fracture at nanoscales;
  • Acoustic and phonon band gap engineering;
  • Surface elasticity;
  • Phase-field modelling of microstructural evolution;
  • 3D tomography and Quantitative microstructural characterization

Brief Resume

Contact Details

  • SIF building, Room No. 314
  • (+91)674-713-6924
  • kodanda@iitbbs.ac.in

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Ph.D. Solid Mechanics 2012 Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  M.E. Metallurgy 2004 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  B.Tech. Metallurgy 2002 NIT Warangal (Erstwhile REC)




  • Introduction to Materials Science (ID2L001 at IIT BBS, Autumn 2017)
  • Polymer Composites (ML4L003 at IIT BBS, Autumn 2017)
  • PG Seminar (ML6S001 at IIT BBS, Autumn 2017)
  • Materials Physics at Nanoscale (MPIII at IMP, Goettingen, Germany)
  • Introduction to Finite Elements (at IMP, Goettingen, Germany)


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1K.R. Mangipudi, E. Epler, C.A. Volkert,, "On the multiaxial yielding and hardness to yield stress relation of nanoporous gold", Scripta Materialia, 146, p 150-153, 2018.
2K.R. Mangipudi, E. Epler, C.A. Volkert, "Morphological similarity and structure-dependent scaling laws of nanoporous gold from different synthesis methods", Acta Mater., 140, p 337-343, 2017
3K.R. Mangipudi, E. Epler, C.A. Volkert, “Topology-dependent scaling laws for the stiffness and strength of nanoporous gold”, Acta Mater., 119, p115-122, 2016
4K.R. Mangipudi, V. Radisch, L. Holzer, C.A. Volkert, “A FIB-nanotomography method for accurate 3D reconstruction of open nanoporous structures”, Ultramicroscopy, 163, p38-47, 2016
5A. Kelling, K.R. Mangipudi, I. Knorr, T. Liese, H.-U. Kerbs, C.A. Volkert, “Investigating fracture of nanoscale metal-ceramic multilayers in the transmission electron microscope”, Scripta Mater., 115, p42-45, 2016
6K.R. Mangipudi, C. Jooss, C.A. Volkert, “Achieving large acoustic and phonon band gaps in multilayered structures”, Phys. Status Solidi A, 213(3), p824-830, 2016
7S.S.R. Saane, K.R. Mangipudi, K.U. Loos, J.Th.M. De Hosson, P.R. Onck, “Multiscale modeling of charge-induced deformation of nanoporous gold structures”, J. Mech. Phys, Solids, 66, p1-16, 2014
8K.R. Mangipudi, P.R. Onck, “Tensile failure of two-dimensional quasi-brittle foams”, Int. J. Solids Str., Vol. 49(19-20), p2823-2829, 2012
9K.R. Mangipudi, P.R. Onck, “Notch sensitivity of ductile metallic foams: a computational study”, Acta Mater., 59, p7356-7367, 2011
10K.R. Mangipudi, P.R. Onck, “Multiscale modelling of damage and failure in two-dimensional metallic foams”, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, Vol. 59, p1437-1461, 2011
11K.R. Mangipudi, S.W. van Buuren, P.R. Onck, “The microstructural origin of strain hardening in metal foams”, Int. J. Solids Str., No. 16, Vol 47, p2081-2096, 2010.
12P.R. Onck, K.R. Mangipudi, “The effect of cellular architecture on the ductility and strength of metal foams”, MRS symposium LL: Architectured Multifunctional Materials, Vol 1188, p29-34, 2009, DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1188-LL02-03.
13[Book Chapter] K.R. Mangipudi, P.R. Onck, “Multi-scale modelling of fracture in open-cell metal foams”, Mechanics of Microstructured Solids 2, Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, Ed. J-F. Ganghoffer, F. Pastrone, Vol 50, p29-36, Springer Berlin, 2010, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-05171-5
Recent Publication (International Conferences) Author(s)/Speaker(s)
“Fracture of open-cell metal foams: a multiscale approach”, Proceedings of the IUTAM symposium on Mechanical properties of cellular materials, Ed. Han Zhao, N.A. Fleck, Springer, September 2007, DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-9404-0
K.R. Mangipudi, P.R. Onck
“Multiscale modelling of fracture in open-cell metal foams”, Proceedings of MetFoam 2007, the 5th International Conference on Porous Metals and Metallic Foams, Ed. L.P. Lefebbre, J. Banhart, D.C. Dunand, DEStech Publications, 2007.
K.R. Mangipudi, E. Amsterdam, J.Th.M. De Hosson, P.R. Onck
“Modelling fracture of metal foams”, Local Approach to Fracture 9th European Mechanics of Materials Conference, p193-195, May 2006
K.R. Mangipudi, E. Amsterdam, J.Th.M. De Hosson, P.R. Onck

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Best poster award, Fysica-2009, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Ubbo-Emmius scholarship for PhD research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • State "Pratibha Puraskar" merit scholarship for High School toppers

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Professional Experience

  • Scientist II, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Materials Physics, Göttingen, Germany.
  • Senior Engineer, Materials Analysis Laboratory, R&D Center, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai, India.

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