Haneesh Kesari is an Associate 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. 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.
Deng, Weilin, Kesari, Haneesh. "Depth-dependent hysteresis in adhesive elastic contacts at large surface roughness." Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, 2019. |
Deng, Weilin, Kesari, Haneesh. "Effect of machine stiffness on interpreting contact force–indentation depth curves in adhesive elastic contact experiments." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 131, 2019, pp. 404-423. |
Fang, Wenqiang, Mok, Joyce, Kesari, Haneesh. "Effects of geometric nonlinearity in an adhered microbeam for measuring the work of adhesion." Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, vol. 474, no. 2211, 2018, pp. 20170594. |
Monn, Michael A., Ferreira, Jarod, Yang, Jianzhe, Kesari, Haneesh. "A Millimeter Scale Flexural Testing System for Measuring the Mechanical Properties of Marine Sponge Spicules." Journal of Visualized Experiments, no. 128, 2017. |
Monn, Michael A., Kesari, Haneesh. "A new structure-property connection in the skeletal elements of the marine sponge Tethya aurantia that guards against buckling instability." Scientific Reports, vol. 7, 2017, pp. 39547. |
Monn, Michael A., Kesari, Haneesh. "Enhanced bending failure strain in biological glass fibers due to internal lamellar architecture." Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2017. |
Deng, Weilin, Kesari, Haneesh. "Molecular statics study of depth-dependent hysteresis in nano-scale adhesive elastic contacts." Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 25, no. 5, 2017, pp. 055002. |
Stout, David A., Bar-Kochba, Eyal, Estrada, Jonathan B., Toyjanova, Jennet, Kesari, Haneesh, Reichner, Jonathan S., Franck, Christian. "Mean deformation metrics for quantifying 3D cell–matrix interactions without requiring information about matrix material properties." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 113, no. 11, 2016, pp. 2898-2903. |
Monn, Michael A., Weaver, James C., Zhang, Tianyang, Aizenberg, Joanna, Kesari, Haneesh. "New functional insights into the internal architecture of the laminated anchor spicules of Euplectella aspergillum." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, vol. 112, no. 16, 2015, pp. 4976-4981. |
Pei, F., Briant, C.L., Kesari, H., Bower, A.F., Chason, E. "Kinetics of Sn whisker nucleation using thermally induced stress." Scripta Materialia, vol. 93, 2014, pp. 16-19. |
Chason, E., Pei, F., Briant, C. L., Kesari, H., Bower, A. F. "Significance of Nucleation Kinetics in Sn Whisker Formation." Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 43, no. 12, 2014, pp. 4435-4441. |
Kesari, Haneesh, Lew, Adrian J. "Adhesive Frictionless Contact Between an Elastic Isotropic Half-Space and a Rigid Axi-Symmetric Punch." J Elast, vol. 106, no. 2, 2011, pp. 203-224. |
Kesari, Haneesh, Lew, Adrian J. "Effective macroscopic adhesive contact behavior induced by small surface roughness." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 59, no. 12, 2011, pp. 2488-2510. |
Dharmaraja, Sohan, Kesari, Haneesh, Darve, Eric, Lew, Adrian J. "Time integrators based on approximate discontinuous Hamiltonians." International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, vol. 89, no. 1, 2011, pp. 71-104. |
Kesari, Haneesh, Doll, Joseph C., Pruitt, Beth L., Cai, Wei, Lew, Adrian J. "Role of surface roughness in hysteresis during adhesive elastic contact." Philosophical Magazine Letters, vol. 90, no. 12, 2010, pp. 891-902. |
Kourtis, Lampros, Kesari, Haneesh, Carter, Dennis, Beaupré, Gary. "Transverse and torsional shear stresses in prismatic bodies having inhomogeneous material properties using a new 2D stress function." J. Mech. Mater. Struct., vol. 4, no. 4, 2009, pp. 659-674. |
Kourtis, Lampros C., Carter, Dennis R., Kesari, Haneesh, Beaupre, Gary S. "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, vol. 11, no. 5, 2008, pp. 463-476. |
Mohite, S S, Kesari, Haneesh, Sonti, V R, Pratap, Rudra. "Analytical solutions for the stiffness and damping coefficients of squeeze films in MEMS devices with perforated back plates." J. Micromech. Microeng., vol. 15, no. 11, 2005, pp. 2083-2092. |
Professor Kesari's research is focused on applying the tools and techniques of Solid Mechanics to understand the deformation and failure of engineering, biological materials and structures. He studies structure-property connections - how small-scale structure in materials gives rise to effective properties at the large-scale and has investigated this structure-property and structure-phenomenon connections in a number of engineering and biological systems using tools from the field of computational and experimental mechanics.
More information can be found on Professor Kesari's Applied Mechanics Lab website.
Year | Degree | Institution |
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2011 | PhD | Stanford University |
2007 | MA | Stanford University |
2005 | BT | Indian Institute of Technology |
Richard B. Salomon Award, Brown University, 2019
Haythornthwaite Award, ASME, 2016
Juan Simo Outstanding Thesis Award, Stanford University, 2011
'Highly Commended', James Clerk Maxwell Young Writers Prize, Philosophical Magazine Letters, 2010
Herbert Kunzel Fellowship, Stanford University, 2007
Undergraduate Courses
Graduate Courses
ENGN 0310 - Mechanics of Solids and Structures |
ENGN 1370 - Advanced Engineering Mechanics |
ENGN 1950 - Advanced Engineering Optimization |
ENGN 2210 - Continuum Mechanics |
ENGN 2220 - Mechanics of Solids |