Misra Anil2x3Anil Misra, Ph.D., P.E.

Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department
The University of Kansas
1530 W. 15th Street, Lawrence, KS 66045-7609
Office Location: 5102-C Learned Hall
Ph: (785) 864-1750
Email: amisra@ku.edu


·       Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 1991

·       M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, February 1988

·       B.S. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, May 1985


·       January 2008— , Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

·       September 2002—December 2007, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

·       September 1996—August 2002, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

·       January 1997--July 1997, Consultant (on sabbatical), Grace Construction Products, W.R. Grace, Cambridge, MA.

·       September 1990--August 1996, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

·       September 1985--August 1990, Graduate Assistant, Civil Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


Geomechanics/Geomaterials, Biomechanics/Biomaterials, Micromechanics, Metamaterials

·        Metamaterials – Theory, design, 3D printing based upon granular and pantographic motifs.

·       Micromechanics of granular and cementitious materials (Granular Micromechanics); Higher-order continuum theories; Particle methods - Discrete element and Meshfree methods; Ab initio atomistic modeling

·       Stress-deformation and wave propagation behavior of rough interfaces (rock joints and imperfect interfaces).

·       Micromechanical experimental characterization using: scanning acoustic microscopy and ultrasonic testing, micro-XCT, AFM and nanoindentation, micro-Raman spectroscopy, FTIR, and scanning electron microscopy.  

·       Nano-micro-macro mechanics of dental and craniofacial tissues and materials used in restorative dentistry.

·       Geotechnical engineering: deep foundations with applications of probabilistic and reliability (LRFD) methods; coal combustion products (CCP) as construction material – fly ash soil stabilization; synthetic aggregates and cold-in-place recycling of asphalt pavements.

·       Thermal and diffusion properties of polymers and granular materials.


·       Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2013).

·       Leading Light Award, University of Kansas (2013).

·        Chair Professor, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

·        Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

·       Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2017).

·       Fulbright Specialist (roster February 2018), Warsaw University Technology (May 2018)

·       Eugenio Beltrami Senior Scientist Prize (2017), International Research Center on Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS), Università dell’Aquila, Italy, (Misra Laudatio)

PUBLICATIONS  (Google scholar citations)



        Workshop on Road Infrastructure Reimagined

        Institute for Bioengineering Research (KU-IBER)