Dr. Kalidindi's research interests are broadly centered on designing material internal structure (including composition) for optimal performance in any selected application and identifying hybrid processing routes for its manufacture. To this end, he has employed a harmonious blend of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches in his research.
- Physics-Based Multi-scale Models, Crystal Plasticity, Crystallographic Slip, Deformation Twinning, Texture Evolution, Finite Element Models, Computational Mechanics and Materials Science.
- Microstructure Sensitive Design, n-point Statistics, Microstructure Hulls, Property Closures, Process Networks, Spectral Methods for Microstructure-Property-Processing Linkages.
- Microstructure Informatics, Data Analytics, Materials Knowledge Systems, Cyberinfrastructure for Materials Innovation.
- Characterization of Local Anisotropic Mechanical Behavior in Heterogeneous Materials using Spherical Nanoindentation and extracting Indentation Stress-Strain Curves.
- Microstructure-Property Relationships in Bone, Bone Quality, Raman Spectroscopy.
- Elected Fellow of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2015
- Humboldt Award for Lifetime Achievements in Research, 2013
- Elected Fellow of ASM International, 2011
- Elected Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2011
- Elected Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu, 2010
- Whitaker Young Investigator Award, 1995