Srikar Thattai Vengallatore

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering


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Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Macdonald Engineering Building, [Map]
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C3
514.398.2174 [Office]
514.398.7365 [Fax]



MECH 220 Mechanics 2
MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1
MECH 292 Conceptual Design
MECH 315 Mechanics 3
MECH 553 Design & Manuf of Microdevices

PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Materials Science
BTech Banaras Hindu University, Metallurgical Engineering


Research Program

Microsystems (MEMS) and nanosystems (NEMS) are miniaturized engineering devices that are being developed for a vast array of applications ranging from sensing and displays to portable power generation and medicine. The overarching goal of my research program is to enable the design of multifunctional, high-performance, and reliable MEMS and NEMS. To this end, we study fundamental problems in materials and mechanics, and formulate guidelines for design in the form of process-structure-property-performance-reliability relationships. At present, our focus is primarily on energy dissipation and damping in micromechanical and nanomechanical resonators. This research is supported by grants from NSERC.

Multiple opportunities exist for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in collaborative research that utilizes a range of experimental, analytical, and computational techniques. Microfabrication and characterization are performed at the McGill NanoTools Micromachining Facility. Applications from talented and hard-working students are always welcome!


Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching (2015)

Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (2004-2014)

Early Career Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering (2009)

Engineering Class of '44 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering (2007)

Professional Affiliations

McGill Institute for Advanced Materials (MIAM)