Office: Weber-219

Phone: (404) 894.3040

Email: hanagud (at)


B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Mysore, 1953

AIISc, Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 1958

Ph.D., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Stanford University, 1963


Dr. Hanagud joined the faculty of the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the year 1970. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Institute of Technology, he worked at the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) as a research scientist during the years 1963 to 1970. In the year 1967, he, along with other Stanford professors and a colleague founded the company Failure Analysis Associates now located in Menlo Park, California. The company was also responsible for assisting the formation of two acoustic emission technology firms. His research fields include structures, materials, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity and areas of design associated

with these fields. Currently he is working in the areas of smart structures based vibration control, biomechanics, induced strain actuators, health monitoring of structures, active aeroelastic control and beneficial modifications of the musical instruments to improve their structural dynamic and acoustic response. Dr. Hanagud has published more than 170 technical papers, has advised and directed Ph.D. thesis of 25 graduate students and has advised 38 M.S. degree students. He has given numerous seminars/lectures at various universities, industries and different professional conferences around the world. Recently, his research work on the ‘development of a smart acoustic guitar’ was cited in many newspapers and news magazines around the world including a feature article in the Wall Street Journal and in a publication of the New York Academy of Sciences.


  • Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Mechanics & Materials


  • Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE)
  • Institute for Materials


  • Sigma Gamma Tau Most Valuable Teacher Award 1974
  • Georgia Tech Faculty Research Award, 1989
  • Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, 1992
  • Outstanding Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering award
  • Fellow, AIAA
  • Distinguished Fellowship of the International Development Fund of Japan, 1993
  • Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation Award for Innovative Structural Design for Crashworthy Vehicles