Dr. Mahendaran Uchimali Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Sciences

Research Interests

Computational Solid Mechanics; Discrete Element Modelling; Shape Memory Alloys

Contact Details

  • SMS105
  • mahendaran@iitbbs.ac.in, mahendaranuchimali@gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
  Doctor of Philosophy Computational Mechanics 2020 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  Master of Science Engineering Design 2020 Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical Engineering 2011 PSG College of Technology, Anna University Chennai


I was born and raised in Ambasamudram, a small town in the southern part of Tamil Nadu, India. I completed my bachelor's course (B.E.) in the department of mechanical engineering at PSG College of Technology (Anna University) in 2011. After graduation, I worked at Larson & Toubro Pvt. Ltd. as an executive engineer for a couple of years. After which, I joined as a M.S. research scholar in the department of engineering design at IIT Madras in 2013 and I continued my doctoral degree. I defended my doctoral thesis in September 2020. After working as a postdoctoral scholar for a couple of years in the Czech Republic, I am currently working as an assistant professor in the school of mechanical sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneshwar.


  • Theory of Composite Materials
  • Mechanical Systems Simulation Lab II


Recent Publications (International Journals)

1V Ananchaperumal, S Vedantam, M Uchimali, (2022) A discrete particle model study of the effect of temperature and geometry on the pseudoelastic response of shape memory alloys, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 230, 107527
2M Uchimali, S Vedantam, (2022) Modeling stress-strain response of shape memory alloys during reorientation of self-accommodated martensites with different morphologies, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 29 (27), 6948-6956
3M Uchimali, (2021) Effect of stress on the thermal hysteresis of martensitic transformations - A continuum based particle dynamics model, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 1-13
4M Uchimali, BC Rao, S Vedantam, (2021) Modeling size and orientation effects on the morphology of microstructure formed in martensitic phase transformations using a novel discrete particle model, Acta Materialia 205, 116528
5M Uchimali, BC Rao, S Vedantam, (2020) Constitutively informed multi-body interactions for lattice particle models, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 366, 113052

Conferences (International)

18th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM8) (2019)
2Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston Massachusetts (2015)

Conferences (National)

1National Conference on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Metrology (2019)

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Innovative Student Project Award by Indian National Academy of Engineering

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Professional Experience

Executive Engineer in Larsen Toubro Limited at chennai from 2011 to 2013. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Czech Technical university, Prague April 2021 - April 2022. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Science in Prague May 2022 - November 2022.

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