Dr. S. Mahadevan, the John Murray Senior Professor of Engineering Sankaran Mahadevan is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served since 1988. He also has a joint appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he also holds the position as the Director of NSF-IGERT Doctoral Program in Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management, and Co-Director of Laboratory for System Integrity and Reliability.
Professor Sankaran Mahadevan has more than twenty-five years of research and teaching experience in reliability and risk analysis, design optimization, structural health monitoring, model verification and validation, and uncertainty quantification. His research has been extensively funded by NSF, NASA, FAA, DOE, DOD, DOT, NIST, General Motors, Chrysler, Union Pacific, American Railroad Association, and Sandia, Idaho, Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.