University of California, Riverside

Department of Mechanical Engineering



Suveen Mathaudhu


Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile

Suveen Mathaudhu

Assistant Professor
Suveen Mathaudhu

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Texas A&M University, 2006

Bourns Hall A325
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: 951-827-4414
Facsimile: 951-827-2899
E-mail: smathaudhu@engr.ucr.edu


Prof. Mathaudhu serves as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Materials Science and Engineering Program, where he studies the underpinning mechanisms that will make metallic materials and composites lighter and stronger.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2006.  There, he studied “top-down” processing methods, such as severe plastic deformation, and “bottom-up” processing methods, such as powder consolidation to produce bulk nanoscrystalline and metastable metals for structural and defense applications.  He subsequently served as an ORISE post-doctoral Fellow and then a Staff Scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory from 2006-2010.  From 2010 - 2014, he was the Program Manager for the Synthesis and Processing of Materials at the U.S. Army Research Office, and also, an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at North Carolina State University.  He is active in several technical societies, including the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the Materials Research Society and ASM International.  He is also an expert on the science of superheroes as depicted in comic books and their associated movies, and frequently speaks and consults on this subject.  

Research Topics

“Ray, for a moment, pretend like I don’t know anything about metallurgy, engineering, or physics and just tell me what the hell is going on?” - Dr. Peter Venkman (BFM, Ghostbusters, 1984)

Prof. Mathaudhu’s research interests encompass all aspects of what the hell is going on with fundamental processing-microstructure-property-performance relationships in metallic and composite materials. Specific areas of interest include 1) ultrafine-grained and nano structured materials, 2) processing and consolidation of non-equilibrium and metastable particulate materials, 3) microstructural optimization of lightweight/high-specific strength metals and refractory metals, 4) tailored nanocrystalline microstructures with high thermal and mechanical stability, 5) fundamental physics of deformation  in nanostructured metallic alloys, 6) high-rate mechanical response of fine-grained materials, and 7) computational materials simulation and design.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5190
Fax: (951) 827-3188
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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