N. R. Aluru

Kritzer Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
Full-time Faculty, Beckman Institute
Affiliate, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliate, Department of Bioengineering


Mailing address:
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
3265 Beckman Institute, MC-251
405 N. Mathews Avenue
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 333-1180
Fax: (217) 244-4333
e-mail:aluru@illinois.edu


Education:

B.E. (Hons), Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani, India), 1989
M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY), 1991
Ph.D., Stanford University (Stanford, CA), 1995
Post-Doctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), 1995-1997


Academic Positions:

Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2006 - present
Director, Computational Science and Engineering, UIUC, 2012 - 2017
Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 2004 - 2006
Associate Professor, Dept. of General Engineering, UIUC, 2002 - 2003
Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Engineering, UIUC, 1998 - 2002


Honors/Awards for Research:

National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 1999
NCSA Faculty Fellow, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2007, 2014 - 2015
CMES Distinguished Young Author Award, 2001
Willett Faculty Scholar, 2002 - 2008
Xerox Award, 2002
ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, 2006
USACM Gallagher Young Investigator Award, 2007
Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor, 2009
University Scholar, 2010
Fellow, USACM, 2011
Fellow, ASME, 2011
Speaker, Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series, 2017
J. Tinsley Oden Medal, USACM, 2017
Distinguished Alumnus Award (BITS, Pilani), 2017
Fellow, American Physical Society (APS), 2017


Honors/Awards for Teaching:

  • College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, 2012
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students: Fall 2008 (for ME370), Spring 2009 (for ME310),
        Fall 2009 (for ME 471), Spring 2010 (for ME598: Meshless & Particle Methods), Fall 2010 (for ME370),
        Spring 2011 (for ME370), Fall 2011 (for ME598: Computational MEMS & Microfluidics), Spring 2012 (for ME471),
        Fall 2012 (for ME370); Fall 2014 (for ME310); Fall 2017 (for TAM 470); Spring 2018 (for ME471)

  • Editorial Boards/Conference Committees:

    Associate Editor, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2015 -- Present
    Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2017 -- Present
    Associate Editor, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 2004 -- 2014
    Editorial Board, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2011 -- Present
    Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Jan, 2004 -- Dec, 2005
    Editorial Board, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2003 -- Present
    Editorial Board, Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics. An International Journal, 2007 -- Present
    Editorial Board, Journal of Computational Electronics, 2002 -- 2014
    Editorial Board, International Journal of Computational Methods, 2013 -- Present
    Technical Program Committee Member: MSM (1998-present), ASME MEMS (1999-2001), ICCES (2000-2003), ICCAD (2002,2003), IEEE-Nano (2003), USNCCM X (2009), USNCCM XII (2013), WCCM (2018)