Pavan Karra

Pavan KarraAssociate Professor
Wade Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
(260) 665 4230 |

Areas of Expertise:

System dynamics and controls

Degrees Earned:

Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University.

M.S, Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

B.S, Mechanical Engineering, Regional Engineering College (now, National Institute of Technology) Warangal, India.

Work History:

Trine University | 2009 - Present

  • Associate Professor (2016 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor (2009 - 2016)


Brett D. Steineman, Pavan Karra, and Kiwon Park, Assessment of Patellar Tendon Reflex Responses Using Second-Order System Characteristics, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics. Volume 2016 (2016)

Abhijit Chandra, Pavan Karra, Adam Bragg, Jie Wang and Gap Yong Kim, Chip Segmentation in Machining: A Study of Deformation Localization Characteristics in Ti6Al4V, ASME 2013 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, 2013. (Link)

(Book Chapter) Chapter 18: An integrated Wafer Surface Evolution Model for Chemical Mechanical Planarization (CMP), Micromanufacturing Processes, Abhijit Chandra, Ashraf Bastawros, Xiaoping Wang, Pavan Karra, and Micayla Haugen, 2012. (Link)

A. Chandra, J.J. Ryu, P. Karra, P. Shrotriya, V. Tvergaard, M. Gaisser, T. Weik, Life expectancy of modular Ti6Al4V hip implants: Influence of stress and environment, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Volume 4, Issue 8, November 2011, Pages 1990-2001.

Chandra, A., Ryu, J. J., Karra, P., Shrotriya, P., and Weik, T., Electrochemical Dissolution of Biomedical Grade Ti6Al4V, CIRP Annals 2009, Vol 58, No. 1, Pages: 499-502

Biswas, R., Han, Y.Y., Karra, P., Sherman, P., and Chandra, A., Diffusion Limited Agglomeration and Defect Generation during Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Journal of the Electrochemical society, Volume: 155 Issue: 8 Pages: D534-D537, 2008.

Chandra, A., Karra, P., Bastawros, A.F., Biswas, R., Sherman, P.J., Armini, S., and Lucca, D.A., Prediction of Scratch Generation in Chemical Mechanical Planarization, Annals of the CIRP., Volume: 57 Issue: 1, Pages: 559-562, 2008. 

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