Haneesh Kesari Assistant Professor of Engineering

Haneesh Kesari is currently an Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University. He is affiliated with the Solid Mechanics group at Brown. He is interested in theoretical and experimental mechanics problems related to contact, adhesion, and fracture of solids. Previously, he obtained his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in 2011 and 2007, respectively, and his B.S. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, all in Mechanical Engineering. At Stanford, he was awarded the Juan Simo Outstanding Thesis award and the Herbert Kunzel Fellowship.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Haneesh Kesari and Adrian J. Lew. Adhesive frictionless contact between an elastic isotropic half-space and a rigid axi-symmetric punch. Journal of Elasticity, 106(2): 203-224, 2012.

Haneesh Kesari and Adrian J. Lew. Effective macroscopic adhesive contact behavior induced by small surface roughness. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59(12): 2488-2510, 2011

Haneesh Kesari, Joseph C. Doll, Beth L. Pruitt, Wei Cai, and Adrian J. Lew. Role of surface roughness in hysteresis during adhesive elastic contact. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 90 (12): 891-902, 2010

Lampros C. Kourtis, Dennis R. Carter, Haneesh Kesari and Gary S. Beaupre. A new software tool (VA-BATTS) to calculate bending, axial, torsional, and transverse shear stresses within bone cross sections having inhomogeneous material properties. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 11(5): 463-476, 2008.

Suhas S. Mohite, Haneesh Kesari, Venkata R. Sonti, and Rudra Pratap. Analytical solutions for the stiffness and damping coefficients of squeeze films in MEMS devices having perforated back plates. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 15(11): 2083-2092, 2005.