Carnegie Mellon University

Kaushik Dayal

Kaushik Dayal

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890


Professor Kaushik Dayal's research interests are in the area of theoretical and computational multiscale methods applied to problems in materials science, with particular focus on bridging from atomic to continuum scales in the context of functional behavior, non-equilibrium response, and electromagnetic effects.

Dayal received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai) in 2000. He earned his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology in 2007.


PhD 2007 - California Institute of Technology
MS 2007 - California Institute of Technology
B Tech 2000 - Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Research Group: MMC 


"Designing Soft Pyroelectric and Electrocaloric Materials Using Electrets". Faezeh Darbaniyan, Kaushik Dayal, Liping Liu, Pradeep Sharma. Soft Matter, 15:262-277, 2019.

"Bond-level Deformation Gradients and Energy Averaging in Peridynamics". Timothy Breitzman and Kaushik Dayal. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 110:192–204, 2018.

"Dependence of Griffith Surface Energy on Crack Speed in Phase-Field Models for Fracture Coupled to Elastodynamics". Vaibhav Agrawal and Kaushik Dayal. Int. J. Fract., 207:243-249, 2017.

"Leading-Order Nonlocal Kinetic Energy in Peridynamics for Consistent Energetics and Wave Dispersion". Kaushik Dayal. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 105:235–253, 2017.

"Atomistic-to-Continuum Multiscale Modeling with Long-Range Electrostatic Interactions in Ionic Solids". Jason Marshall and Kaushik Dayal. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 62:137-162., 2014.

Recent Awards

  • 2016: Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, U.S. Air Force
  • 2016: David Parkin Visiting Professorship, Univeristy of Bath, UK
  • 2013: EMI Leonardo Da Vinci Award, ASCE


  • 12-755 Finite Elements
  • 12-703/24-703 Numerical Methods