Carnegie Mellon University

Kaushik Dayal

Kaushik Dayal

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

  • Porter Hall 123J
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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.


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


Dayal'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 ElastodynamicsVaibhav Agrawal and Kaushik Dayal. Int. J. Fract., 207:243-249, 2017.
Computing the Diamagnetic Susceptibility and Diamagnetic Anisotropy of Membrane Proteins from Structural SubunitsMahnoush Babaei, Isaac C. Jones, Kaushik Dayal, and Meagan S. Mauter. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 13 (6), 2945–2953, 2017.
Electroelasticity of polymer networksNoy Cohen, Kaushik Dayal, and Gal deBotton. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 92:105-126, 2016.