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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Saigal, Sunil

Contact Info
Title: Distinguished Professor
Office: Colton 266
Phone: 973-596-5443
Dept: Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, 1985.
  • M.S., Structures, Indian Institute of Science, India, 1980.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, India, 1978.

Research Interests

Dr. Saigal has a variety of research interests ranging from early interests in computational mechanics and nanotechnology-composite structures to recent projects in computational cardio-mechanics and orthopedic biomechanics.

Current Research

  • Nanotechnology-composite structures
  • Computational cardio-mechanics
  • Orthopedic biomechanics.

Selected Publications


Ken Chong, Sunil Saigal, Stefan Thynell, Modeling and Simulation Based Life-Cycle Engineering.


David White, Sunil Saigal, Steven J. Owen: Meshing complexity: predicting meshing difficulty for single part CAD models. Eng. Comput. (Lond.) 21(1): 76-90 (2005).

David R. White, Sunil Saigal, Steven J. Owen: CCSweep: automatic decomposition of multi-sweep volumes. Eng. Comput. (Lond.) 20(3): 222-236 (2004).

David R. White, Sunil Saigal, Steven J. Owen: Meshing Complexity of Single Part CAD Models. IMR 2003: 121-134 (2003).

David R. White, Sunil Saigal: Improved Imprint and Merge for Conformal Meshing. IMR 2002: 285-295 (2002).

Z. I. Salem, Sunil Saigal, Scott A. Canann: Mid-Node Admissible Space for 3D Quadratic Tetrahedral Finite Elements. Eng. Comput. (Lond.) 17(1): 39-54 (2001).

Steven J. Owen, Matthew L. Staten, Scott A. Canann, Sunil Saigal: Advancing Front Quadrilateral Meshing Using Triangle Transformations. IMR 1998: 409-428 (1998).