Reddy Batmanathan D.

Reddy Batmanathan D. was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2006. As a fellow, Reddy Batmanathan D. contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Mathematical Sciences

Prof. Reddy obtained his B.Sc. in 1973 from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and PhD in 1977 from the University of Cambridge (UK). He holds the South African Research Chair in Computational Mechanics at the University of Cape Town. Prof Reddy held a post-doctoral position at the Department of Civil and Municipal Engineering of University College of London (UK) in 1978. He thereafter returned to South Africa to the University of Cape Town as Lecturer, becoming Full Professor in 1989 in the Department of Applied Mathematics of UCT. His research interests lie at the intersection of continuum mechanics, numerical analysis, and scientific computing and include the following: the formulation in mathematical terms of problems in continuum mechanics, studies of the well-posedness of such problems; construction by computational means of approximate solutions; and studies of the quality of such approximations. Particular areas of interest are mixed finite element methods; and modeling and computation for problems in plasticity and biomechanics. Prof. Reddy is Director of the Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics and served as Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Cape Town over the period 1999 – 2005. He is currently President of the Academy of Science of South Africa. Among his honours, Prof Reddy has received the Order of Mapungubwe from the President of South Africa, for distinguished contributions to science internationally.