Kaushik Dayal is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dayal's research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational multiscale methods applied to problems in materials science, with particular focus on bridging from atomic to continuum scales in the context of functional behavior, non-equilibrium response, and electromagnetic effects.

Dayal received his B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) in 2000. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in 2007.

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2007 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

2001 MS, Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology

2000 B.Tech., Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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Modern materials to advance aviation

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