Award Name : Padma Bhushan
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Govindapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India
Satya Atluri is a UCI Distinguished Professor, in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at UCI. He was born in Gudiwada, Andhra Pradesh,India. He received Doctor of Science degrees from MIT (earned, 1969), National University of Ireland (1988, honoris causa), Slovak Academy of Sciences (2005, honoris causa), University of Patras, Greece (2007, honoris causa), and University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia (2009, honoris causa). He is Fellow of American Academy of Mechanics; Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Fellow of ASME; Honorary Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture, Fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India; Fellow of the Chinese Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, and several other international academic and professional societies.
He served as a Member on, as well as the Chair of the US President’s Committee for National Medal of Technology and Innovation (1992–1998); as a Member of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (1994–1998); Vice-Chair, Peer Review Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering (1998–2000); Chair, Peer review Committee, Aerospace Section, National Academy of Engineering, (2000–2002); Member, Committee on Membership, National Academy of Engineering (2002–2005). He also served on the NRC Panels of the NAS/NAE, and Decadal Surveys of Aeronautics for NASA. In 2013, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan. On 29 April 2014 he is inducted as a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece, the oldest organized scientific and philosophical academy in the history of the modern world.