Contact Information

Dr. P. Raju Mantena

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Mississippi

201B Carrier Hall
University, MS 38677-1848



  • B.Engg, Mechanical Engineering
    Andhra University, Dec 1973
  • Diploma in Design Engineering
    ITT/Delhi, May 1975
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Unversity of Idaho, Dec 1985
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    University of Idaho, Aug 1989


  • Post-doctoral Research Associate. Wayne State University, Detroit, Michgan, Mechanical Engineering Department. (1989-1990)
  • Dpeartment Research Assisstant. University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, Mechanical Engineering Department. (1983-1989)
  • Development Engineer. BHEL, Corporate Research & Development Division, Hyderabad, India. (1975-1983)

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Blast, Shock, and Impact Dynamics
  • Vibrations and Experimanetal Modal Analysis

Recent Publications

  • Damian Stoddard, Suman Babu Ukyam, P. Raju Mantena, A.M. Rajendran (2018) "Energy Absorption of Pultruded Glass-Graphite/Epoxy Hybrid Composites under High Strain-Rate Induced Transfer Tension" Open Journal of Composite Materials, April 2018
  • Veera M. Boddu, Matthew W. Brenner, Jignesh S. Patel, Ashok Kumar, P. Raju Mantena, Tezeswi Tadepalli, Brahmananda Pramanik (2016) "Energy Dissipation and High Strain-Rate Dynamic Response of E-glass Fiber Composites with Anchored Carbon Nanotubes" Composites Part B: 88 (2016) 44-54
  • Afrough, M., Pandya, T., Daryadel, S. and Mantena, P. (2015) "Dynamic Response of Pultruded Glass-graphite Epoxy Composites Subjected to Transverse High Strain-Rate Compresison Loading" Materials Sciences and Applications 6, 953-662
  • Seyed Soheil Daryadel, P. Raju Mantena, Kiyun Kim, Damian Stoddard, A. M. Rajendran (2015) "Dynamic Response of Glass Under Low-Velocity Impact and High Strain-Rate SHPB Compression Loading" Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids (2015) 10.043, 8 pages
  • Seyed Soheil Daryadel, Cameron Ray, Tejas S. Pandya, Prabhakar Raju Mantena (2015) "Energy Absorption of Pultruded Hybrid Glass / Graphite Epoxy Composites under High Strain-Rate SHPB Compression Loading" Materials Sciences and Applications Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2015