Raj K. Prabhu
Raj K. Prabhu

Office: CAVS 2186
Phone: (662) 325-8586

Box 9632
Mississippi State

Dr. Raj Prabhu is an Associate Director for the Computational Engineering Mechanics (CEM) thrust at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, and an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Mississippi State University. Dr. Prabhu earned his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University, and he earned his Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India. He also holds an Honorary Research position in the College of Engineering at Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

Research Interest
Multiscale Modeling; Computational solid mechanics; Integrated Computational Materials Engineering; Finite element analysis, Constitutive Model Development; Molecular Dynamics; Injury biomechanics; Bio-inspired design; Human-centric vehicular design and development; Functionally graded materials; Additive manufacturing; Dynamic strain rate experimental mechanics; Chemistry-structure-property quantification; Mechanical properties characterization, model calibration, verification and validation for materials.

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by Raj K. Prabhu:  77 
Murphy, M. A., Mun, S., Horstemeyer, M., Baskes, M. I., Bakhtiary, A., LaPlaca, M. C., Gwaltney, S. R., Williams, L. N., & Prabhu, R. (2018). Molecular Dynamics Simulations Showing 1-Palmitoyl-2-Oleoyl-Phosphatidylcholine (POPC) Membrane Mechanoporation Damage under Different Strain Paths. Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics. 1-14. DOI:10.1080/07391102.2018.1453376. [Abstract] [Document]

Murphy, M. A., Horstemeyer, M., Gwaltney, S. R., Stone, T.W., LaPlaca, M., Liao, J., Williams, L. N., & Prabhu, R. (2016). Nanomechanics of Phospholipid Bilayer Failure under Strip Biaxial Stretching Using Molecular Dynamics. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering. 24(5), 055008. DOI:10.1088/0965-0393/24/5/055008.

Weed, B. C., Bova, T. L., Patnaik, S. S., Brazile, B., Mochal-King, C., Rude, B., Prabhu, R., Williams, L. N., & Liao, J. (2014). 3D Printing Assisted Rapid Prototyping and Optimization: Development of a Novel Small Intestinal Cannula for Equine Research. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. 140 Huguenot Street, 3rd Floor New Rochelle, NY 10801-5215. USA: Mar Ann Liebert Publications. 1(2), 104-106. DOI:10.1089/3dp.2013.0008.

Johnson, K. L., Trim, W., Williams, L. N., Liao, J., Horstemeyer, M., & Prabhu, R. (2013). Geometric Effects on Stress Wave Propagation. ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. New York, NY: ASME. 2(136), 021023. DOI:10.1115/1.4026320. [Abstract] [Document Site]

Prabhu, R., Mao, Y., Marin, E., Williams, L. N., Liao, J., & Horstemeyer, M. (2012). Novel Simulation-Based Analysis of the Biomechanics of Blast-Related Traumatic Brain Injury (bTBI). BMES 2012 Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. [Document]