Deepak Pokkalla

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Deepak Pokkalla is a postdoctoral research associate in Digital Manufacturing and Analyses Framework group at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF), ORNL. Dr. Deepak has extensive experience in developing isogeometric finite element methods, designing materials and structures through optimization algorithms, and numerical analysis of multi-physics problems. He is currently working on structural design optimization using machine learning and developing novel material systems through advanced manufacturing for various applications. 


Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, National University of Singapore (2020)

B.Tech., Civil Engineering (Major: Structural Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-BHU) Varanasi, India (2016)


Best Student Paper Award, Engineering Mechanics Institute (ASCE) Conference in 2020

IIT (BHU) Varanasi and CRS Iyengar Memorial Gold Medals for Best Outgoing Student in 2016

Professional Memberships

2022 - present, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

2022 - present, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

2022 - present, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)