Pranav Shrotriya


Manorama and Shyam Bahadur Professor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Graduate Education


2022 Black Engineering
2529 Union Dr
Ames, IA 50011-2030


Honors and Awards
  • National Science Foundations Career Development Award 2006
  • PhD, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • MS, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
  • BTech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institutes of Technology-Mumbai, 1995
Interest Areas
  • Mechanical response of micro/nano scale structures
  • Experimental and computational mechanics at small length scales
  • Mechanics of surface stress sensors and molecular adsorption
  • Stress-assisted dissolution and damage of biomedical implants
  • Mechanics of Manufacturing Processes


Google Scholar Compilation of Publications and Presentations Selected full-texts on ISU digital repository

  • Ö.Ö. Çapraz, S. Ide, P. Shrotriya, K.R. Hebert, “Tensile stress and plastic deformation in aluminum induced by aqueous corrosion,” Acta Materialia, 2016
  • Gosai, X. Ma, G. Balasubramanian, P. Shrotriya, “Electrical Stimulus Controlled Binding/Unbinding of Human Thrombin-Aptamer Complex,” Scientific Reports, 2016
  • A. Melaibari, J. Zhao, P. Molian, V. Bushlya, J. Zhou, J.E. Ståhl, I. Petrusha, P. Shrotriya, “Ultrahard boron nitride material through a hybrid laser/waterjet based surface treatment,” Acta Materialia, 2016
  • Wu, A.A. Melaibari, P. Molian, P. Shrotriya, Hybrid CO 2 laser/waterjet (CO 2-LWJ) cutting of Polycrystalline Cubic Boron Nitride (PCBN) blanks with phase transformation induced fracture,” Optics & Laser Technology, 2015
  • J. Ryu, P. Shrotriya, “Mechanical load assisted dissolution response of biomedical cobalt–chromium and titanium metallic alloys: Influence of in-plane stress and chemical environment,” Wear, 2015
  • Ma, P. Shrotriya, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Conformational Transition and Frictional Performance Modulation of Densely Packed Self-Assembled Monolayers Based on Electrostatic Stimulation,” Langmuir, 2015
  • Ö.Ö. Çapraz, P. Shrotriya, P. Skeldon, G.E. Thompson, K.R. Hebert, “Role of oxide stress in the initial growth of self-organized porous aluminum oxide,” Electrochimica Acta, 2015
  • Kalyanasundaram, A. Schmidt, P. Molian, P. Shrotriya, “Hybrid CO2 laser/waterjet machining of polycrystalline diamond substrate: material separation through transformation induced controlled fracture,” Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 2014
  • Ö.Ö. Çapraz, P. Shrotriya, K.R. Hebert, “Measurement of stress changes during growth and dissolution of anodic oxide films on aluminum,” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2014