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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Faculty

Sinisa Mesarovic

Sinisa Mesarovic


  • Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1996
  • M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio,1990
  • B.S., Civil Engineering University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1986

Professional Preparation

  • Senior Scientist Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999 – 2001
  • Research Associate Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 1996 – 1999

Research Interests

  • Plasticity of crystals and interfaces
  • Micromechanics of granular materials
  • Computational methods for coupled moving boundaries problems (phase transformations, wetting)
  • Collective behavior of carbon nanotubes
  • Multiscale/multiphysics modeling
  • Contact and adhesion mechanics

Selected Publications

Complete List of Publications on Google Scholar

  • Mesarovic, S.Dj., Forest, S. & Jaric, J.P. 2015 Size-dependent energy in crystal plasticity and continuum dislocation models. Proc. R. Soc. A 471, 20140868.
  • Torabi, H., Radhakrishnan, H. & Mesarovic, S.Dj. 2014 Micromechanics of collective buckling in CNT turfs. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 72, 144-160.
  • Radhakrishnan, H., Mesarovic, S.Dj., Qiu, A. & Bahr, D.F. 2013 Phenomenological constitutive model for a CNT turf. Int. J. Solids Structures 50, 2224-2230.
  • Mesarovic, S.Dj., Padbidri, J.M, & Muhunthan, B. 2012 Micromechanics of dilatancy and critical state in granular matter. Geotechnique Letters 2, 61-66.
  • Padbidri, J.M, Hansen, C.M, Mesarovic, S.Dj. & Muhunthan, B. 2012 Length scale for transmission of rotations in dense granular materials. J. Appl. Mech. 79, 031011.
  • Asle Zaeem, M., El Kadiri, H., Mesarovic, S.Dj., Horstemeyer, M.F. & Wang, P.T. 2011 Effect of the compositional strain on the diffusive interface thickness and on the phase transformation in a phase-field model for binary alloys. J. Phase Equilibria and Diffusion 32, 302-308. doi: 10.1007/s11669-011-9905-y
  • Qiu, A., Bahr, D.F., Zbib, A.A., Bellou, A., Mesarovic, S.Dj., McClain, D., Hudson, W., Jiao, J., Kiener, D. & Cordill, M.J. 2011 Local and non-local behavior and coordinated buckling of CNT turfs. Carbon 49, 1430-1438. doi: 10.1016/j.carbon.2010.12.011
  • Asle-Zaeem, M. & Mesarovic S.Dj. 2011 Morphological instabilities in thin films: Evolution maps. Comp. Mater. Science. 50, 1030-1036. doi: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2010.10.043
  • Padbidri, J. & Mesarovic S.Dj. 2011 Acceleration of DEM algorithm for quasistatic processes. Int. J. Numer. Meth. Engng 2011; 86:816–828. doi:10.1002/nme.3076
  • Mesarovic, S.Dj. 2010 Plasticity of crystals and interfaces: From discrete dislocations to size-dependent continuum theory. Theor. Appl. Mechanics 37(4), 289-332.
  • Asle-Zaeem, M. & Mesarovic S.Dj. 2010 Finite Element Method for conserved phase fields: Stress-mediated diffusional phase transformation. J. Comp. Phys. 229, 9135-9149. doi:10.1016/
  • Mesarovic, S.Dj., Baskaran, R. & Panchenko, A. 2010 Thermodynamic coarse-graining of dislocation mechanics and the size-dependent continuum crystal plasticity. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 58 (3), 311-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jmps.2009.12.002

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