Jagannatha R. Rao
Dr. Jagannatha Rao
Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering
N218 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4535 | Fax: 713-743-4503
Email: rao [at] uh [dot] edu


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research Interests:

Mathematical Optimization Theory and Algorithms—Parametric nonlinear programming, multilevel algorithms, duality in mechanical design models, game theory

Engineering Applications:

Numerical design optimization of mechanisms, machines and structures; optimum topology design of compliant and adaptive mechanisms; mathematical game solutions in cooperative decision-making frameworks