Sudhakar Nair has taught aircraft structures for over 30 years at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of ASME, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Member of ASEE, Sigma Xi, as well as Tau Beta Pi. He has authored numerous articles on structural mechanics and applied mathematics and is the author of two previous textbooks Introduction to Continuum Mechanics and Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics for Engineering and Physical Sciences. He was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Department Chair and Chair of the Faculty Council at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received the Barnett award for the best teacher and a special commendation from the AIAA student chapter at IIT.