Abhijit Chandra

  • Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Director of Graduate Education

Main Office

2106 Black Engr
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-294-4834
Fax: 515-294-3261


  • PhD, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1983
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick (Canada), 1980
  • BTech (Hons.), Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, 1978

Interest Areas

  • Mechanics of manufacturing processes
  • Nano-scale surface modification
  • Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Modeling
  • Renewable Energy
  • Boundary element method

Selected Publications

  • Chandra, A. and Mukherjee, S., 1997, Boundary Element Methods in Manufacturing, Oxford University Press, New York (ISBN: 0-19-507921-3).
Journal Publications
  • Chandra, A., Karra, P., Bastawros, A. F., Biswas, R., Sherman, P. J., Armini, S. and Lucca, D. A., 2008, Prediction of Scratch Generation in Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Annals of CIRP, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 559-562.
  • Biswas, R., Han, Y. Y., Karra, P., Sherman, P. J. and Chandra, A., 2008, Diffusion Limited Agglomeration and Defect Generation during Chemical Mechanical Planarization, J. Electrochem Soc., Volume 155, Issue 8, pp. D534-D537.
  • Chandra, A., Ryu, J. J., Karra, P., Shrotriya, P. and Weik, T., 2009, Electrochemical Dissolution of Biomedical Grade Ti6Al4V: Influence of Residual Stress and Environment, Annals of CIRP, vol. 58, no. 1, pp.499-502.
  • Liu, L., Kim, G. Y. and Chandra, A., 2010, Modeling of Thermal Stresses and Lifetime Prediction of Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell under Thermal Cycling Conditions, Int. J. Power Sources, vol. 195, no. 8, pp. 2310-2318.
  • Liu, L., Kim, G. Y. and Chandra, A., 2010, Fabrication of solid oxide fuel cell anode electrode by spray pyrolysis, Int. J. Power Sources, vol. 195, no. 20, pp. 7046-7053.
  • Semichaevsky A. V., Johnson, H.T., Low, K. H., Paul, D., Chandra, A. and Bastawros, A. F., 2010, Focused Electric Field-Induced Ion Transport: Experiments and Modeling, Solid-State Lett. Electrochem Soc. Vol.13, no. 12, pp. D100-D103.
  • Liu, L., Kim, G.Y., Hillier, A and Chandra, A, 2011 “Microstructural and Electrochemical Impedance Study of Ni-CGO Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fabricated by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 196, pp. 3026-3032.
  • Chandra, A., Ryu, J. J., Karra, P., Shrotriya, P., Tvergaard, V., Gaisser, M. and Weik, T., 2011, Life Expectancy of Modular Ti6Al4V Hip Implants: Influence of Stress and Environment, J. Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 1990-2001.
  • Liu, L., Flesner, R., Kim, G. Y. and Chandra, A., 2012,  Modeling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with Particle Size and Porosity Grading in Anode Electrode, Int. J. Fuel Cells, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 97-108.
  • Liu, L., Kim, G. Y. and Chandra. A., 2012, Modeling of Ni-CGO anode in a solid oxide fuel cell deposited by spray pyrolysis, Int. J. Power Sources, vol. 210, pp. 129-137.
  • Chandra, A. and Roy, S., 2013, On reducing the influence of Condorcet cycles from pairwise elections data,  Int. J. Social Choice Theory, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 1143-1158.
  • Chandra, A., Anderson, G., Melkote, S., Gao, W., Haitjema, H. and Wegener, K., 2014, Role of Surfaces and Interfaces in Solar Cell Manufacturing, Annals of CIRP, vol. 63, no. 2, pp.797-819.
  • Chandra, A. and Kar, O., 2015, Data Driven Prognosis: A Multi-physics Approach Verified via Balloon Burst Experiment, Proc. Royal Soc., Series A. (accepted).
  • Chandra, A., Kar, O., Wu, K-C., Hall, M., and Gillette, J., 2015, Prognosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction: A Data Driven Approach,  Proc. Royal Soc., Series A. (accepted).
  • Subhash, G., Chandra, A. and Koeppel, B. J., 2002, Apparatus and method for determining the dynamic indenta­tion hardness of materials, U.S. Patent No. 6,343,502, issued February 5, 2002.
  • Chandra, A., Eamkajornsiri, S. and Kadavasal, M. S., 2009, Die Scale Control of Chemical Mechanical Polishing, U. S. Patent 7, 544, 617 issued June 9, 2009.
  • Chandra, A., Bastawros, A. F., Mitra, A. K. And Lemaire, C. A, 2011, Apparatus For Focused Electric-Field Imprinting For Micron And Sub-Micron Patterns On Wavy Or Planar Surfaces, U. S. Patent 7, 998, 323 issued August 16, 2011.
  • Mitra, A. K. and Chandra, A., Herreman, C. D. and Dunham J., 2012, System and Method for Problem Solving through Dynamic/Interactive Concept Mapping, U. S. Patent 8,112,384 issued February 7, 2012.
  • Bastawros, A. F., Chandra, A. and Shih, T. I-P., 2014, Method and Apparatus for Energy Harvesting through Phase Change Induced Pressure Rise Under Cooling Conditions, U.S. Patent 8,683,803 issued April 1, 2014.