Hemantha Yeddu

Hemantha Yeddu
Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
Mechanical Engineering
LUT School of Energy Systems
Research areas
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics of Materials
Modelling and Simulation
Metals and Alloys
Materials Science (miscellaneous)
Materials Science


Prof. Hemantha K. Yeddu works as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at LUT University. He is head of the Material Modelling group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his PhD in Materials Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden) in 2012. He has more than 15 years of research and teaching experience at various prestigious academic, research and industrial organizations in Europe and USA, including Los Alamos National Lab (USA), KTH (Sweden), Technical University of Denmark, Newcastle University (UK), Outokumpu Stainless AB (Sweden). His research and teaching interests are in the areas of Multi-length scale material modeling, Metallurgy, Materials Processing, Phase transformations, Plasticity, Process-structure-property-performance relations of engineering materials. His research has been published in several high impact papers in leading materials science journals. He has delivered several invited research presentations at renowned international conferences, universities and research centres world-wide. 


2012: PhD in Materials Science from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2004: Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

2002: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna University, India.

Work experience: ​​​​​​​

June 2021 - Till date: Associate Professor, LUT.

Apr 2016 - May 2021: Lecturer / Assistant Professor, Newcastle University, UK.

2015 - 2016: Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark.

2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA.

2004 - 2005: Research Engineer, Outokumpu Stainless AB, Avesta, Sweden.

Areas of expertise:

Computational Materials Engineering; Phase-field method; Metallurgy; Multi-length scale modeling; Modeling of microstructure; Phase transformations and plasticity; Predicting the processing-structure-property-performance relations of engineering materials.

Elsewhere in the web


Microstructure, phase transformation, Steel, titanium alloy, shape memory alloy, zirconium alloy, Inconel, Phase-field model, Molecular dynamics, Finite element modeling, Materials processing, manufacturing