Department of Mechanical Engineering

Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy

 Muthukrishnan Sathyamoorthy

Title: Associate Dean and Professor and Interim Chair
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Building: RBS 2007 and RBN 2043
Phone: 903.565.5939


  • M. Tech, Mechanical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology 1970
  • Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering Indian Institute of Technology 1973

Research Interests

  • General Areas of Solid Mechanics
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Beams
  • Plates and Shells
  • Composite and Stiffened Structures
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Mechanisms
  • Thermal Stresses
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Experimental Investigations
  • Vulnerability Analysis


Dr. M. Sathyamoorthy has over 40 years of experience as a teacher, researcher and administrator. Prior to coming to UT Tyler in August 2006 as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, he was a Professor and Dean of Engineering at West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, West Virginia. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York from 1997 to 2001. He earned his Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, India, in 1973, worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, England, and taught at IIT, Madras as well as at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada before coming to Clarkson University in 1979. He has published over 120 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings and is the sole author of a majority of his refereed published journal papers.

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