Rajiv Naik

Rajiv NaikRajiv Naik
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Old Dominion University (1986)

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office: EII-204
Phone: (860) 486-4620
Email: rajiv.naik@uconn.edu


Research Interests

Dr. Naik’s research interests include the mechanics of materials, micro-mechanics and multi-scale modeling of damage, dynamic impact and fatigue life prediction of metallic and single crystal alloys, advanced polymeric matrix (PMC), metal matrix (MMC), and ceramic matrix composites (CMC) composites, and laminated and textile (2D and 3D woven and braided) composite architectures.


Awards & Honors

2000 Best Paper Award, American Society for Composites
1989 Outstanding Paper Award, NASA Langley Research Center
1986 Best Paper Award, Experimental Techniques Journal

Recent Publications

Naik, R. A., “Composite Materials Applications for the Next Generation of Aircraft Engines,” Invited Lecture, Texas A&M University, October 2012.

Naik, R. A., “3D Woven Composite Applications for the Next Generation of Aircraft Engines,” Journal of Aerospace Sciences and Technologies, Vol. 64, No. 1, February 2012.

Naik, R. A., “Durability of Composites in Aircraft Engine Applications,” Chapter in book titled, Long Term Durability of Polymer Matrix Composites, 1st Ed. Springer, 2011.

Naik, R. A., Deluca, D. P., and Shah, D. M., “Critical Plane Fatigue Modeling and Characterization,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Transactions of the ASME, April 2004, vol. 126, pp. 391-400.