Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

EC Room 301D

Dr. Mahesh Hosur

Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research/Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


B. E Civil Engineering, Karnataka University, Dharwad, India 1985
M. Tech, Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India 1990
Ph. D, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1996


  • Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research; Director, Ph.D. Program - Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering; and Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering: Texas A&M University, Kingsville, August 2018 - Present
  • Head, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, July 2016-August 2018
  • Interim Head, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, June 2015-June 2016
  • Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, October 2010-2018
  • Research Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University,  June 2006-September 2010
  • Associate Professor,  Department of Aerospace Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, May 2004 –May 2006
  • Assistant professor, Department of Aerospace Science Engineering, Tuskegee University,  August 1999-May2004
  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University, August 1997-July 1999
  • Scientist (C),  Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, India,  May 1996-July 1997
  • Research Associate,  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, April 1996
  • Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, August 1993-March 1996
  • Lecturer,  Gogte Institute of Technology, India, August 1985-July 1988

Research Interests:
Dr. Hosur's research interests are focused in the following areas of advanced fiber reinforced composites, sandwich composites, nanophased composites, advanced green composites

Processing (hand layup, vacuum bag, autoclave, compression molding, microwave curing), Process Sensing, low-cost manufacturing using RTM, VARIM processes, static and dynamic (low-velocity, high strain rate, ballistic impact) characterization, Fatigue and Fracture, Structural Analysis, Development of Characterization of Flexible Armors for Extremities Protection, Repair of thick section composites, Damage Tolerant Design, Environmental Effects, Morphological Characterization, Microstructural Characterization, Non Destructive Evaluation, in particular Ultrasonic technique, Biopolymer/Polymer Nanocomposites processing and characterization (cure kinetics, thermal, mechanical and thermomechanical, rheology, Force Spinning)

Courses taught:

  • Graduate Courses: Mechanics of Composite Materials, Composite Materials, Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Undergraduate Courses: Statics and Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Composite Materials, Flight Mechanics, Aerospace Design and Analysis I, Aerospace Structures I, Aerospace Structures Laboratory, Aerospace structures II, Stability and Control, Aerodynamics I, Aerodynamics Laboratory, Statics, Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics Laboratory, Structural mechanics, Strength of Materials Laboratory, RCC Design, Concrete Technology, Surveying

Selected Publications:

  1.  Sabu Thomas, Mahesh Hosur, Cintil Jose Chirayil, Unsaturated Polyester Resins – Fundamentals, Design, Fabrication and Applications, 1st Edition, Paperback ISBN: 9780128161296, eBook ISBN: 9780128163030, Imprint: Elsevier, Published Date: 19th July 2019, Page Count: 656.
  1. Shaik Zainuddin, V. Hosur, A. A. Mohammed, E. M. Smith and S. Jeelani, “Thermoset Resin Sandwich Structures,” in Lightweight Composite Structures for Transport: Design, Manufacturing, Analysis and Performance, Ed: James Njuguna, Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-78242-325-6, pp. 165-187.
  2. Harish Rao, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, “Stab characterization of STF and thermoplastic impregnated ballistic fabric composites,” Chapter 12 of Advanced Fibrous Composite Materials for Ballistic Protection, Editors: Xiaogang Chen and Gwen Jones, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, ISBN: 978-1-78242-461-1, 2016, pp. 363-388.
  3. Mahesh Hosur, Farhan Chowdhury and Shaik Jeelani, “Effects of Fabrication Processes and Nanoclay Inclusion on Performance of Woven Carbon/Epoxy Composite Laminates,” Chapter 6 in Computational and Experimental Methods in Structures- Vol. 6: Woven Composites, Editor: Ferri M. H. Aliabadi, Imperial College Press, ISBN 978-1-78326-617-3, 2015, pp. 179-214. 
  1.  Farooq Syed, Shaik Zainuddin, Andrea Mills, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, “Crosslinking and Interfacial Behavior of Carboxylic Functionalized Carbon nanotube Epon Nanocomposites: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Approach,” Spring Nature Applied Sciences, 2019, 1:1423,, Published online 10/16/2019.
  2. Shaik Zainuddin, S. M. Kamrul Hassan, Daniel Loeven, Mahesh Hosur, “Mechanical, Fire Retardant, Water Absorption and Soil Biodegradation Properties of Poly (3-hydroxy-butyrate-co-3-valerate) Nanofilms,” Journal of Polymers and Environment, Vol. 21, No. 3, published online July 16, 2019,
  3. Mahesh Hosur, Tanjheel Mahdi, Shaik Jeelani, “Studies on the Performance of Multi-Phased Carbon/Epoxy Composites with Nanoclay and Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Multidisciplinary Modeling, Experiments and Design, 1(4), 2018, pp. 255-268.
  4. Shatori Meadow, Mahesh Hosur, Yusuf Celikbag, Shaik Jeelani, “Comparative Analysis on the Epoxidation of Soybean Oil Using Formic and Acetic Acids,” Polymers and Polymer Composites, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2018, pp. 289-297.
  5. M. Kamrul Hasan, Shaik Zainuddin, Jasmine Tanthongsack, Mahesh Hosur, “A Study of Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) BioFilms Thermal and Biodegradable Properties Reinforced with Halloysite Nanotubes,” Journal of Composite Materials, DOI:10.1177/0021998318763246, Vol. 52, pp. 3199-3207, 2018.
  6. Tanjheel Mahdi, Ekramul Islam, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, “Low Velocity Impact Performance of CFRPs Modified with Carbon Nanotube, Nanoclay and Hybrid Nanoparticles,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics, Vol. 36 (9), 2017, pp. 696-713.
  7. Mahesh Hosur, Tanjheel H. Mahdi, Mohammad E. Islam, S. Jeelani, Mechanical and “Viscoelastic Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes, Nanoclay and Binary Nanoparticles,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics, Vol. 36 (9), 2017, pp. 667-684.
  8. Nuruddin, Mahesh Hosur, Raju Gupta, Gaurav Hosur, Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh, and Shaik Jeelani, “Cellulose Nanofibers-Graphene Nanoplatelets Hybrids Nanofillers as High-Performance Multifunctional Reinforcements in Epoxy Composites,” Polymer and Polymer Composites, Vol. 25, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 273-284.
  9. Nuruddin, Mahesh Hosur, Tanjheel Mahdi, Shaik Jeelani, “Flexural, Viscoelastic and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Polymer Composites Modified with Cellulose Nanofibers Extracted from Wheat Straw,” Sensors & Transducers, 210 (3), 2017, pp. 1-8.
  10. Fahim Abdullah, Shaik Zainuddin, Shaik Shoeib, Mahesh Hosur, Dawen Li, Mackenzie Matthews, Shaik Jeelani, “Properties of Polyhydroxy Butyrate Polyvalerate Biopolymeric Nanocomposites Reinforced with Natural Halloysite Nanotubes,” Journal of Material Science and Technology Research 3, 2016, 7-16, 15377/2410-4701.2016.03.01.2.

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Dr. Mahesh Hosur