Trisha Sain

Trisha Sain


  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India (2008)
  • MSc, Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India (2003)
  • BE, Civil Engineering, Jadavpur University, India (2001)


Dr. Trisha Sain joined the Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics department at Michigan Tech August 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Prior to joining Michigan Tech she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Sep 2013 - Aug 2016.  She has Post-doctoral experience at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2011-2013, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering (Joint Appointment) and Post-doctoral experience at Technical University of Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 2009-2011.

Her research focuses on understanding the behavior of advanced engineering materials based on the principle of solid mechanics. The current emphasis is on-

  • multiscale and coupled physics behavior of polymers and polymer composite materials;
  • fracture, damage and impact behavior of materials;
  • degradation of metallic implants in biomedical applications
  • uncertainty quantification of physics based modeling.


Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Multiscale, multiphysics modeling of aging in polymers & polymer composites
  • Degradation of metallic implants in physiological environment
  • Fracture, damage and impact behavior on materials
  • Analysis, design and testing of novel multifunctional lightweight polymer composite materials