Klod Kokini

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,
College of Engineering

Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Purdue University
701 West Stadium Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
Phone : (765) 494-5349, Fax: (765) 494-9321

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical  Engineering
Purdue   University
585 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1288
Phone: (765) 494-5349, Fax: (765) 494-0539






Ph.D., 1982, Mechanical Engineering, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

M.S.M.E., 1978, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, New York

B.S.M.E., 1976, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITY (former Robert College), Istanbul, Turkey


2004 - present
2001 - 2004
2000 - present
1996 - 2009  
1994 - present 
1990 - 1994 
1985 - 1990 
1983 - 1985 
1976 -1982

1974 - 1976 
Summer, 1975
Summer, 1974 




Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering, Purdue University

Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives, Schools of Engineering, Purdue University
Professor of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy)
Professor of Materials Engineering (by courtesy) 
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University 
Associate Professor, Purdue University 
Assistant Professor, Purdue University 
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh 
Research Assistant, Syracuse University 
Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University 
Teaching Assistant, Bogazici University 
Intern, ENEL Centrale Termoellectrica, Chivasso, Italy 
Intern, Dizelsan Injection Nozzles, Izmir, Turkey


  • Member, Board of Directors, WEPAN (Women in Engineering Pro Active Network), 2010-Present
  • Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), February 2008
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME International), 2002
  • ASME Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Medal, 2008, awarded for “an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, as evidenced in academic work and affiliations with professional associates, which has had a transformative impact on the discipline of engineering”.
  • Seed for Success Award, 2009,  Purdue University
  • Violet Haas Award, 2007, Purdue University Award for contributions to women (first male recipient)
  • Dreamer Award, 2005, Purdue University Diversity Award named in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Academic Leadership Program, 2007-08
  • ASME Center for Leadership and Diversity Member, 2008-present
  • ASME Nominating Committee Member, 2006-2008
  • ASME Board of Diversity and Outreach Member, 2003-2005
  • Panel Member, Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowships, National Academies, 2006-present
  • International Advisory Committee Member, Functionally Gradient Materials Forum, Sendai, Japan, 1990-Present
  • Participant, Committee on Diversity in Engineering Workforce, National Academy of Engineering, 2001- 2003
  • Chorafas Prize, Best Doctoral Student at Purdue, Alaina Pizzo, 2005
  • Sigma Xi, Graduate Student First Place Research Award, Blayne A. Roeder, 2002
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Thermal Stresses 1995-1998
  • Chairman, Ceramics Committee, ASME Materials Division, 1995-1997
  • Listed in Who's Who in Science and Technology


  1. K. Kokini, Diversity of the Engineering Workforce: A National Imperative”, House Caucus on Diversity and Innovation, organized by Society of Women Engineers and 22 organizations, Washington, D.C., February 2009.
  2. M. Susilo, B.A. Roeder, S.L. Voytik-Harbin, K. Kokini and E.A. Nauman, “Evaluation of a Unit Cell Model to Characterize the Micromechanical Response of a Collagen-Based Extracellular Matrix”, Acta Biomateriala, 6 (4), 1471-1486, 2010.
  3. B.A. Roeder, K. Kokini and S.L. Voytik-Harbin, “Fibril Microstructure Affects Strain Transmission within Collagen Extracellular Matrices”, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 131 (3), Number 031004, 2009.
  4. A. Gilbert, K. Kokini and S. Sankarasubramanian, “Thermal Fracture of Zirconia-Mullite Composite Thermal Barrier Coatings Under Thermal Shock: An Analytical Study”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 203 (1-2), 91-98, 2008.
  5. A. Gilbert, K. Kokini and S. Sankarasubramanian, “Thermal Fracture of Zirconia-Mullite Composite Thermal Barrier Coatings Under Thermal Shock: An Experimental Study”, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (10), 2152-2161, 2008.
  6. A.M. Pizzo, K. Kokini, L.C.Vaughn, B.Z. Waisner and S.L. Voytik-Harbin, “Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Microstructural Composition Regulates Local Cell-ECM Biomechanics and Fundamental Fibroblast Behavior: A Multidimensional Perspective”, Journal of Applied Physiology, 98, pp. 1909-1921, May 2005 (Highlighted Topic for May 2005)
  7. B. Zhou and K. Kokini, “Numerical Study on Thermal Fracture of Ceramic Coatings in High Heat Flux Environment”, Journal of Thermal Stresses, 27[11], pp. 1033-1052, 2004.
  8. B. Zhou and K. Kokini, “Effect of surface pre-crack morphology on the fracture of thermal barrier coatings under thermal shock”, Acta Materiala, 52, pp. 4189-4197, 2004.
  9. B.A. Roeder, K. Kokini, J.P. Robinson, and S.L. Voytik-Harbin, 2004.  Local, Three-dimensional Strain Measurements within Largely-Deformed Extracellular Matrix Constructs, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 126[6], pp. 699-708, 2004.
  10. S. Rangaraj and K. Kokini, “Fracture in Single-Layer Zirconia (YSZ)-Bond coat Alloy (NiCoCrAlY) Composite Coatings under Thermal Shock”, Acta Materiala, 52, pp.455-465, 2004.

          (Complete list of recent publications)



  1. U.H. Patel, M.C. Hiles, B.A. Whitson, B. Cheng, S.F. Badylak and K. Kokini, “Multilayered Submucosal Graft Constructs and Method for Making the Same”, U.S. Patent No. 5,955,110,  issued on September 1999.
  2. U.H. Patel, M.C. Hiles, B. Whitson, B. Cheng, S.F. Badylak and K. Kokini, “Large Area Submucosal Tissue Graft Constructs and Method for Making the Same”, U.S. Patent No. 5,885,619, issued on March 23, 1999.
  3. U.H. Patel, M.C. Hiles, B. Whitson, B. Cheng, S.F. Badylak and K. Kokini, "Large Area Submucosal Tissue Graft Constructs", U.S. Patent No. 5,711,969, issued on January 27, 1998.



  1. NSF ADVANCE: Institutional Transformation Grant, $3.92M, 2008-2013, (co- PI with France A. Cordova, Christine Sahley, Alice Pawley, Christine Taylor)
  2. NSF SBIR-Modumetal, Inc, Thermal Shock of Functionally Graded Coatings, 2010, $25,000.
  3. Cell-ECM Interactions: a 3D Micro-mechanical Perspective, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service, 2003-2007, $1,239, 279, (with Sherry Voytik-Harbin and Paul Robinson)
  4. Thermomechanical Fracture of Compositionally Graded Thermal Barrier Coatings with Time-Dependent Behavior, National Science Foundation, 2002-2006, $253,849.
  5. Advanced Scholarships for Science, Engineering and Technology Students, National Science Foundation, CSEMS Program, 2004-2008, $400,000 (with Chris Sahley – School of Science and Mary A. Sadowsky – School of Technology)
  6. Clare Booth Luce Fellowships in Science and Engineering, the Henry Luce Foundation, 2002-2011, $450,227 (with Chris Sahley)

       (Complete list of funded projects )


  • Member, Purdue delegation to renew relations with National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, January, 2009.
  • Member, Provost’s Diversity Leadership Group, 2008-2010
  • Member, VP for Business Services, Business Services Advisory Committee, 2008-2009
  • Member, President France Cordova’s university strategic planning working group on “Quality of Life”, 2007-2008
  • Member, Provost’s Purdue self-study team for Higher Learning Commission/North Central Accreditation, 2007-2010
  • Member, Fehsenfeld Family Professor search committee, 2007-08
  • Member, Purdue delegation to establish relations with Turkish universities, May 2007
  • Member, CoE Global Programs Director Search Committee, 2007-08
  • Member, Provost’s task force to recommend joint faculty promotions and tenure policies, 2007-08
  • Member, Provost’s task force to review policies on student conduct, 2006-07
  • Member, University Search Committee for Dean of International Programs, 2002-03



                American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Fellow
                American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), Fellow
                Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Member
                American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Member
                Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), Member




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