Sirish Namilae

Professor and Program Coordinator for Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering Department
College of Engineering

Office Hours

11-1 Tuesday and Thursday

Areas of Expertise

Composites, Complex systems modeling
Sirish Namilae

Dr. Namilae joined the Aerospace Engineering department in 2014 after spending 10 years in the aerospace industry (Boeing) and at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL). He earned a master’s degree in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Science and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University. Subsequently, he was a postdoctoral fellow at ORNL.

At Boeing, he worked in airframe structure analysis on several programs, like the 787-8, 787-9 and 777-9X, as well as rotorcraft programs and other product development. He was the structures focal for main landing gear doors in multiple aircraft, and he also served as the associate editor (Structures) for the company’s internal journal, Boeing Technical Journal. He also taught undergraduate engineering courses at Drexel University as an adjunct faculty. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers. Dr. Namilae was awarded the College of Engineering's Outstanding Researcher of the Year in 2021 and the Abbas Sivjee Outstanding Researcher award in 2022.

Dr. Namilae’s specialization is in the areas of solid mechanics and materials science. His current research interests are in the computational modeling of pedestrian particles, multiscale modeling, and the manufacturing of aerospace composites and nanocomposites. On a personal note, he is a cycling enthusiast.

Link to Google Scholar Citations.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

  • CEAE 896: Coop Ed Aerospace Engineering
  • AE 800: Dissertation
  • AE 502: Strength & Fatigue Materials
  • MMSE 700: Thesis
  • AE 700: Thesis

AE 316 Aerospace Engineering Materials

AE 421 Aircraft Detailed design

AE595u Engineering Materials Selection

Note: * PhD student & # MS student.

  1. S Namilae, Y Wu*, A Mubayi, A Srinivasan, and M Scotch. "Identifying Mitigation Strategies for COVID-19 Superspreading on Flights using Models that Account for Passenger Movement." arXiv preprint arXiv:2106.10313 (2021). (In Review)
  2. S. Chava*, S. Namilae and M AlHaik, " Residual Stress Reduction during Composite Manufacturing through Cure Modification: In Situ Analysis” (In Review).
  3. S. Motagi*, S. Namilae, A Gbaguidi, S Parr and D Liu, Point process modeling of secondary crashes (In review). 
  4. S. Chava* and S. Namilae. "Continuous Evolution of Processing Induced Residual Stresses in Composites: An In-situ Approach." Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2021): 106368.
  5. S. Motagi#, and S. Namilae. "In-Situ Investigation of Resin Shrinkage in the Composite Manufacturing Environment." Applied Composite Materials (2021): 1-7.
  6. N. Pugh*, H. Park, P. Derjany, D. Liu, and S. Namilae. "Deep adaptive learning for safe and efficient navigation of pedestrian dynamics." IET Intelligent Transport Systems (2021).
  7. M Sadeghi, A Srinivasan, & S Namilae “GPU-Aware Pedestrian Dynamics Modeling” Journal of Indian Institute of Science, 1-16 (2021)
  8. A Gbaguidi*, S Namilae and D Kim, “Improvement in Electrical Conductivity of Graphene Nanocomposites through Microstructure Design”, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 143, no. 4 (2021): 041008.
  9. T Islam, MS Lahijani, A Srinivasan, S Namilae, A Mubayi, M Scotch “From Bad to Worse: Airline Boarding Changes in Response to COVID-19”, Royal Society Open Science 8, no. 4 (2021): 201019.
  10. S. Islam#, S Parr, R Prazenica, D Liu & S Namilae, “Predictive model of Fuel Shortages during Hurricanes: An epidemiological approach” IET Intelligent Transport Systems (2021).
  11. S Chava* and S Namilae, “In-Situ Investigation of the Kinematics of Ply interfaces during Composite Manufacturing”, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (2020)
  12. A Gbaguidi*, F Madiyar D Kim and S Namilae, “Multifunctional Inkjet Printed Sensors for MMOD Impact Detection”, Smart Materials and Structures (2020)
  13. A Gbaguidi*, S Namilae and D Kim, “A three dimensional Monte Carlo model for the synergistic effect of nanofillers in hybrid CNT-GNP nanocomposites”, Nanotechnology 31 (25), 255704 (Feb 2020)
  14. S. Islam#, S Namilae, R Prazenica and D Liu, “Fuel Shortages during Hurricanes: Epidemiological Modeling and Optimal Control”, PLOS One,  15 (4), e0229957 (2020)
  15. Y Gola#, D Kim and S Namilae “Piezoresistive Nanocomposites for Sensing MMOD Impact Damage in Inflatable Space”, Composites Communications, 100375 (2020)
  16. M Sadeghi, T Islam, A Srinivasan, & S Namilae. Constrained Linear Movement Model (CALM): Simulation of passenger movement in airplanes. PLoS one, 15(3), e0229690.  (2020)
  17. P. Derjany*, S Namilae, D Liu and A Srinivasan, “Multiscale Model for Optimal Design of Pedestrian Queues to Mitigate Infectious Disease Spread”, 15 (7), e0235891 (2020)
  18. N. Jiang#, S. Namilae and V. Unnikrishnan, “Biofidelic Piezoresistive Sandwich composites”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology , 142 1 (2020)
  19. J. Chen., D. Liu, D., S. Namilae,  S. Lee, J. Thropp & Y. Seong, “Effect of exit doors and number of passengers on airport evacuation efficiency using agent based simulation”. International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6(5), 3. (2019)
  20. A Gbaguidi*, S Namilae and D Kim, “Stochastic Percolation Model for the Effect of Nanotube Agglomeration on the Conductivity and Piezoresistivity of Hybrid Nanocomposites”, Computational Materials Science , 166, 9-19, (2019).
  21. S. Namilae and S Choudhary#, “Piezoresistive Nanocomposites for Sensing the Effectiveness of Composite Patch Repair”, Composite Communications, 10, 41-44 (Dec 2018).
  22. S. Namilae, J. Li# and S. Chava*, “Improved Piezoresistivity and Damage Sensing Capability of Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Sheet-Graphite Platelet Nanocomposites”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 1-9, (Feb 2018).
  23. A Gbaguidi*, S Namilae and D Kim, “Monte Carlo Model for Piezoresistivity of Hybrid Nanocomposites”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 1,140 (Jan 2018).
  24. S. Namilae, P Derjany*, A Mubayi, M Scotch and A Srinivasan, “Multiscale Model for Infection Dynamics During Air Travel”, Physical review E, 002300 (May 2017).
  25. S. Namilae, A Srinivasan, A Mubayi, M Scotch and R Pahle, “Self-propelled Pedestrian Dynamics Model: Application to Passenger Movement and Infection Propagation in Airplanes”, Physica A 465, 248–260 (Jan 2017).
  26. S. Namilae, A Srinivasan, A Mubayi, M Scotch and R Pahle, “Self-Propelled Pedestrian Dynamics Model for Studying Infectious Disease Propagation during Air-Travel”, Journal of Transport & Health, 3 (2), S40 (June 2016).
  27. S. Namilae, B Radhakrishnan, JR Morris, “Atomistic Simulation of the Effect of Ga on Crack Tip Opening in Al Bicrystals”, Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 16, 0750011, (Sep 2008).
  28. S. Namilae, DM Nicholson, PKVV Nukala, CY Gao, YN Osetsky and DJ Keffer, “Absorbing Boundary Conditions for Molecular Dynamics and Multiscale Modeling”, Physical Review B 76, 144111 (Oct 2007).
  29. S. Namilae, B Radhakrishnan and GB Sharma, “Atomic Simulations of Interfacial Sliding in Amorphous Carbon Nanocomposites”, Composites Science and Technology, 67, 1302-1310, (June 2007).
  30. S. Namilae, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, B Radhakrishnan, GB Sharma and DM Nicholson, “Energetics of Hydrogen Storage in Organolithium Nanostructures”, Chemical Physics Letters, 436, 150-154, (Feb 2007).
  31. S. Namilae, U. Chandra, A. Srinivasan and N. Chandra, “Study of Interfacial Behavior of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites using Parallel Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 22(3), 189-202, (March 2007). doi:10.3970/cmes.2007.022.189
  32. S. Namilae and N. Chandra, “Role of Atomic Scale Interfaces in the Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotube based Composites”, Composite Science and Technology, 66, 2030-2038, (Oct 2006).
  33. G.A. Shen*, S. Namilae, and N. Chandra, “Load Transfer Issues in Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 429, 66-73, (Aug 2006) (Featured among top 25 downloaded articles in the journal, 2006)
  34. N Chandra and S Namilae, “Tensile and Compressive Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes: Effect of Functionalization and Topological Defects”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 13, 115-127 (Feb 2006).
  35. S Namilae and N Chandra, “Multiscale Model to Study the Effect of Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Based Composites”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 127, 222-232, (April 2005). (Featured among top 10 downloaded articles in the journal, 2006, 2007 & 2008)
  36. C Shet, N Chandra and S Namilae, “Defect-defect Interaction in Carbon Nanotubes under Mechanical Loading”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 12, 55-65, (Feb 2005)
  37. C Shet, N Chandra and S Namilae, “Defect Annihilations in Carbon Nanotubes under Thermomechanical Loading”, Journal of Materials Science. 40, 27-36, (Jan 2005).
  38. J Kohle, U Chandra, S Namilae, A Srinivasan and N Chandra, “Parallel Simulation of Carbon Nanotube Based Composites”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3296, 211-221 (Dec 2004).
  39. S Namilae, N Chandra and C Shet,” Mechanical Behavior of Functionalized Nanotubes”, Chemical Physics Letters, 387, 247-252, (April 2004).
  40. N Chandra, S Namilae and C Shet, “Local Elastic Properties of Carbon nanotubes in Presence of Stone-Walls Defects”, Physical Review B, 69, 094101, (March 2004).
  41. N Chandra and S Namilae, “Multi-Scale Modeling of Nanocrystalline Materials”, Material Science Forum, 273, 427-429, (March 2003)
  42. S Namilae, N Chandra and T G Nieh, “Atomistic Simulation of Grain Boundary Sliding in Pure and Magnesium Doped Aluminum Bicrystals”, Scripta Materialia, 46, 49-54, (Jan 2002).
  43. S Namilae, N Chandra and T G Nieh, “Atomistic Simulation of Effect of Trace Elements on Grain Boundaries of Aluminum”, Material Science Forum, 387, 357-359, (March 2001).

2004-2005, Research Associate and Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl

2005-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

2008-2014, Technical Lead Engineer, The Boeing Company, Ridley Park, PA

2013-2014, Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University

2014-2019, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

2019-Current, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

Senior member AIAA

2021 - Outstanding Researcher of the Year - College of Engineering, ERAU

2022 - Abbas Sivjee Researcher of the year, ERAU