Naresh V. Datla is working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2014. He received his Ph.D. from University of Toronto, Canada, M.E. from IISc Bangalore, and B.Tech. from NIT Warangal. Previously he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Temple University, Philadelphia, and as a scientist at ISRO Bangalore.

His research group investigates the deformation and failure of materials using both experimental and numerical techniqes. The focus is to understand the underlying mechanics that aids to develop novel mechanical systems. Current activities include work on tissue biomechanics, composite joints, nanocomposites, and photovoltaic modules.