Jagan Mohan Padbidri

Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering emaiolsjaganmohan.padbidri@mahindrauniversity.edu.in phone+91 40 6713 5181

Dr. Jagan Mohan Padbidri serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École Centrale School of Engineering, Mahindra University. Dr. Padbidri holds a doctoral degree from Washington State University, USA. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Georgia Tech and as a Materials design engineer at QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, IL. He joined Mahindra Ecole Centrale in 2015. His areas of interest are Computational solid mechanics in general and Multiscale and Microstructure sensitive modelling approaches for Structure – Property correlations and ICME, and Micromechanics of deformation and comminution in granular materials, in particular, among others. He has been awarded the Early Career Research award from SERB.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.
  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, J.N.T.U College of Engineering, Hyderabad.

  • Associate Professor, Mahindra École Centrale, 2018 – present.
  • Materials Design Engineer, QuesTek Innovations LLC, Evanston, IL, 2013 – 2015.
  • Assistant Professor, Mahindra École Centrale, 2015 – 2018.
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2010 - 2013.

Journal publications

  • Padbidri, Jagan M. , and Keshav Kashichenula. "Novel Kinematic Boundary Conditions For Deformation of Granular Materials." Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics 6.4 (2018): 317-324.
  • Vandekerkhove P, Padbidri J. M and McDowell D. L. Integrated Cumulative Error (ICE) distance for non-nested mixture model selection: Application to extreme values in metal fatigue problems. Electronic Journal of Statistics, 2014, v 8, n 2, pp. 3141-3175.
  • Padbidri J. M , Hansen C. M, Mesarovic S. Dj and Muhunthan B. Length scale for transmission of rotations in dense granular materials. Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, 2012, v 79, n 3, pp. 031011-1-9.
  • Mesarovic S. Dj, Padbidri, J.M and Muhunthan B. Micromechanics of dilatancy and critical state in granular matter. Geotechnique Letters, 2012, v 2, n 4-6, pp. 61-66.
  • Padbidri J. M and Mesarovic S. Dj. Acceleration of DEM algorithm for quasistatic processes. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2011, v 86, n 7, pp. 816-828.
  • Mesarovic, S. Dj and Padbidri, J. Minimal kinematic boundary conditions for simulations of disordered microstructures, Philosophical Magazine. 2005, v 85, n 1, pp. 65-78

Conferences and Talks

  • Padbidri, Jagan M. ; Effect of boundary conditions on the liquefaction behavior of granular materials: A 2D DEM study, 14th WCCM – ECCOMAS 2020, 11 – 15 January 2021.
  • Padbidri, Jagan M. ; Microstructure sensitive modelling of material failure, International workshop on mechanics of energy materials, IIT Chennai, November 19 – 22, Chennai, (2018).
  • Živković, M., Topalović, M., Blagojević, M., Nikolić, A., Milovanovć, V., Mesarović, S. and Padbidri, J., Boundary identification and weak periodic condition application in DEM method. In Proceedings of the Conference on Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Application, Jahorina, 2014.
  • Mesarovic, S.Dj., Padbidri, J.M., Muhunthan, B. 2013 Micromechanics of dilatancy, critical state and shear bands in dense granular matter. Poromechanics V: Proceedings of the Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics. Vienna, Austria, 2013
  • Padbidri J. M , McDowell D. L, Prasannavenkatesan R, Olson G. B and Geller C. B. Modelling short crack growth in stainless steel clad materials. International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials IX, September 16 – 21, 2012, Hyannis, MA.
  • Mesarovic S. Dj and Padbidri J. Granular Materials: Micromechanics and Multiscale Modeling. 2nd International Congress of Serbian Society of Mechanics, June 1 – June 5, 2009, Palić, Serbia.
  • Mesarovic, S, Dj and Padbidri, J. 2008 Transition between the models in multiscale simulations: Continuum and network models. In Proc. CP73 Multiscale & Functionally Graded Materials, 2006, G.H. Paulino et al, eds. 171-177.
  • Padbidri J and Mesarovic S. Dj, Transition Between Models in Multiscale Simulations: Continuum and Granular Models, 5th. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008), June 30 – July 5, 2008, Venice, Italy.
  • Mesarovic S. Dj and Padbidri J. Multiscale Modeling: Network-Continuum Models, 15th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2006, Boulder, CO.
  • Mesarovic S. Dj and Padbidri J. Minimal Boundary Conditions for Simulation of Disordered Materials, ASME Mechanics and Materials Conference, June 2003, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Computational approaches for microstructure - property relations, Materials and Design -An Engineering Challenge, FDP 2016, Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, June 13-17, 2016.

Research Interests

  • Multi-scale and Microstructure sensitive material modelling for fracture and fatigue
  • Micromechanics of granular materials and Granular comminution
  • Application of AI and ML models to computational mechanics

Sponsored Projects

Title: A simplex network – cell approach to study failure mechanisms in granular materials.

Role: Principal Investigator

Funding Agency and Scheme: Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology (SERB – DST), Early Career Research Award. 

Sanctioned Amount: INR 29.68 L