Prof. Guduru received Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, India, and Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. He earned his Ph.D. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in 2001 (with Prof. Ares Rosakis). Subsequently he joined the Division of Engineering at Brown University as a postdoctoral research associate (with Prof. Ben Freund) and joined the Solid Mechanics faculty there as an Assistant Professor of Engineering in 2002. He has been an Associate Professor of Engineering since 2008 and the James R. Rice Associate Professor of Engineering since January 2009.
Professor Guduru was the recipient of PECASE - Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers – in 2007; and the National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2006. He received the William F. Ballhaus prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation in Aeronautics (Caltech, 2001), the Ernest E. Sechler Memorial Award for the most significant contributions to teaching and research in Aeronautics (Caltech, 1998); Donald W. Douglas fellowship (Caltech, 1994); the Senate Commendation for academic excellence (Indian Institute of Science, 1994); and Jayant Dalal scholarship and Ivaturi prize for the best academic performance (Sri Venkateswara University, 1992).