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Sanjeev Khanna C.W. LaPierre Professor

Sanjeev K. Khanna is a C.W. LaPierre Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. Along with four years of experience as a hydro turbine design engineer for Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., India, Khanna has experience at a wide range of academic institutions and is a winner of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award for junior faculty members. Khanna has received research funding from the NSF, the Auto Steel Partnership, Ford Motor Co. and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He also currently serves as the director of energy solutions and research center in the Midwest Energy Efficiency Research Consortium and as assistant director of the Missouri Industrial Assessment Center.

Technical Focus

  • Solid mechanics and nano-mechanical behavior of materials
  • Energy efficiency
  • Introducing problem based learning (PBL) in engineering curriculum


  • PhD from the University of Rhode Island
  • MS and BS from the Indian Institute of Technology