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 (Minor: Materials Science) from California Institute of Technology in 2001 (with Prof. Ares Rosakis). Following graduation, he joined the Division of Engineering at Brown University as a postdoctoral research associate (with Prof. Ben Freund) and subsequently joined the Solid Mechanics faculty there as an Assistant Professor of Engineering in 2002. He was an Associate Professor of Engineering during 2008, the James R. Rice Associate Professor of Engineering during 2009-2014 and the James R. Rice Professor of Engineering since 2014. Prof. Guduru held a visiting appointment in Mechanical Engineering at University of California, Berkeley during 2008-09. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University during 2015-16.
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 academic excellence (Sri Venkateswara University, 1992).
Prof. Guduru serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids and Acta Mechanica Sinica. He is an Associate Editor of Applied Mechanics Reviews. Prof. Guduru served as the co-Chair of the 50th Annual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (which was also the joint Annual Summer Conference of ASME-AMD) in 2013. He also organized multiple workshops (NSF, ARO, DOE).