Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
BioDayal 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.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Materials Science, California Institute of Technology
M.S. in Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology
B.Tech. in Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
ResearchDayal's research includes fundamental studies of electric field interactions with materials, with relevance to energy storage and conversion.
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.
Computing the Diamagnetic Susceptibility and Diamagnetic Anisotropy of Membrane Proteins from Structural Subunits. Mahnoush Babaei, Isaac C. Jones, Kaushik Dayal, and Meagan S. Mauter. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 13 (6), 2945–2953, 2017.
Multiscale Real-Space Quantum-Mechanical Tight-Binding Calculations of Electronic Structure in Crystals with Defects using Perfectly Matched Layers Hossein Pourmatin and Kaushik Dayal J. Comput. Phys. 323:115125, 2016.