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Madhu S. Madhukar

Madhu S. Madhukar

Associate Professor


1994 - Present: Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1991–1993: Assistant Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1988–1990: Research Associate, Composite Materials and Structures Center, Michigan State University

1986–1988: Instructor/Post-doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics Department, Drexel University


  • Processing and processing optimization of polymer composites
  • Residual stresses
  • Mechanical behavior of composite materials
  • Fiber-matrix interfaces
  • Heat transfer in composite materials


PhD, 1986, Drexel University

MS, 1984, Drexel University

BS, 1978, IIT Kanpur

Professional Service

  • Member of UT Faculty Senate
  • Faculty Advisor for the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE )


P. Reed, M.S. Madhukar, B. Thaicharoenporn, and N. N. Martovetsky, “Low Temperature Mechanical Properties of Glass/Epoxy Laminates,” Advances in Cryogenic Engineering Materials, American Institute of Physics, Melville, New York, Volume 20, (2014).

Richard Burgess and M. S. Madhukar, “Cure Optimization Technique in Thermosetting Polymers,” Society for Advancement of Materials and Processing (SAMPE), May 5-7, 2005, Long Beach, California.

M.S. Madhukar and H. Kavuri, “Characterization of the Elastic Modulus Development of 3501-6 during Cure,” Society for the Advancement of Materials and Processing (SAMPE), 2004, Long Beach, California.

M.S. Madhukar, B. Franks, R. Karkkainen, J.D. Russell, “A New Method to Characterize Stiffness Development and Stress Relaxation in Polymers”, Proceedings of International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-14), July 14-18, 2003, San Diego, CA

Ryan Karkkainen, M.S. Madhukar, and John D. Russell, “Empirical Modeling of In-Cure Volume Changes of RS3 and EX-1515 Cynate Esters”, J. of Reinforced Plastics and Composite, 2002.

M.S. Madhukar, M.S. Genidy and J.D. Russell, "A New Method to Reduce Cure Induced Stresses in Thermoset Polymer Composites, Part I: Test Method", Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 34, No. 22/2000, pp. 1882-1904.

Madhu S. Madhukar

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