Rakesh Kapania

Mitchell Professor of Aerospace & Ocean Engineering

  • Norris and Laura Mitchell Professor of Aerospace Engineering
  • Ph.D., 1985, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
  • M.S., 1979, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • B.S., 1977, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India
  • Structures and Materials
  • AOE Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee, AOE Computer Committee
  • 1996-1997 President of Executive Committee of Engineering Faculty Organization, Judicial Panel of Graduate Honor System, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Editor of MADFLYER
  • 1985 NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow
  • Technical Committee on Stability
  • Technical Committee on Metallic and Composite Structure
  • Technical Committee on Computational Mechanics, ASCE
  • Technical Committee on Structures
  • (1995-1997) Associate Editor of AIAA Journal, AIAA
  • Editorial Board, Composites Engineering--An International Journal
  • Committee on Composites in Infrastructure, ICCE
  • Technical Editor, AOE Library Representative, Applied Mechanics Reviews
  • 2007- Associate Editor, AIAA Journal;
  • 2000 Dean's Award for excellence in Research;
  • 1994-1997 Associate Editor, the AIAA Journal;
  • 1996 Boeing Welliver Fellow
  • 2008-Present Norris and Laura Mitchell Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1994-2008, Professor, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1996, Boeing Welliver Faculty Fellow
  • 1990-1994, Associate Professor
  • 1985-1990, Assistant Professor: Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Dr. Rakesh K. Kapania
  • (540) 231-4881
  • rkapania@vt.edu
  • Aerospace & Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
    Randolph Hall, RM 213-E, Virginia Tech
    460 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061