Rajesh Kitey

PhD (Auburn University, Auburn AL, USA)

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Research Interest



  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Auburn University, Auburn AL USA,2006
  • M.Tech (Aerospace Engineering), IIT Kanpur, 1999
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, Pt. RavishankerShukla University Bhilai, 1995
  • B.E.( Mechanical Engineering), Maulana Azad National Institute ofTechnology, Bhopal, 1994



  • Solid mechanics

  • Finite Element Method

  • Composite Materials

  • Aerospace Structures

  • Experiments in Structures

  • Dynamic mechanical behavior of epoxy variant sandwich structures, N. Rajesh and R. Kitey, 3rd Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures (ACMFMS), Dec 2012, IIT Delhi, India.

  • A hybrid experimental/numerical approach to characterize interfacial adhesion in multilayer low-k thin film specimens, R. Kitey, N. R. Sottos and P. H. Geubelle, Thin Solid Films, 2010, V. 519, P. 337-344

  • Mixed-mode interfacial adhesive strength of a thin film on an anisotropic substrate, R. Kitey, P. H. Geubelle and N. R. Sottos, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2009, V. 57, I. 9, P. 51-66.

  • Mixed-mode Dynamic Crack growth past a stiff inclusion: Optical investigation of inclusion eccentricity and inclusion-matrix adhesion strength, R. Kitey and H. V. Tippur, Experimental Mechanics, 2008, V. 48, I. 1, P. 37-53.

  • Role of particle size and filler-matrix adhesion on dynamic fracture of glass-filled epoxy: II. Linkage between macro- and micromeasurements, R. Kitey and H. V. Tippur, ActaMaterialia, 2005,V. 53, P. 1167-1178.

  • Sigma-Xi Carolyn Taylor Carr outstanding dissertation award 2007

  • Co-chair, Mechanics of thin films and layered materials, SES 2007 The 44th Annual Technical Meeting of Engineering Science, College station TX (USA)

  • Bhilai Steel Plant Gandhi Scholarship 1990-1994

  • National Merit Scholarship 1990


Office Phone: 0512-259-7060 (O)

Email: kitey[AT]iitk.ac.in


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