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Kedar Kirane

Associate Professor


133 Light Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2300

Contact Info
Phone: (631) 632-8309

Fax: (631) 632-8544

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  • Northwestern University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2014
  • The Ohio State University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2008
  • University of Pune (College of Engineering Pune), Mechanical Engineering, B. E. 2004

Professional Experience

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2017- present
  • Senior Research Engineer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, 2015-2017
  • Development Engineer, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 2008-2011
  • Design Engineer, Thermax Ltd, 2004-2005

Research Interests and History

Prof. Kedar Kirane’s research interest primarily lies in solid mechanics. He specializes in the development of computational and analytical models for damage, fracture, fatigue and scaling in heterogeneous quasi-brittle materials. Some examples of such materials are fiber reinforced composites, concrete, rocks, bio-and bio-inspired materials. He is also interested in the development of novel experimental techniques crucial for calibration and verification of these models. His research interests also include computational geo-mechanics, poro-mechanics, hydraulic fracture, poly-crystal plasticity, probabilistic mechanics, and multi-scale modeling. He aims to achieve a better understanding of the behavior of heterogeneous materials, develop better tools and techniques for mathematical modeling, and ultimately enable safer, reliable and efficient designs of components and structures in various engineering applications.  

He is a member of ASME, SPE and EMI. He also serves as a reviewer for International Journal of Fatigue, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, and ACI Structural and Materials Journal.