Ph.D. Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 1987
M.S. University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 1983
B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India 1972
Associate Professor, Iowa State University 1995-Present
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University 1989-1995
Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina A & T State
University, Greensboro, NC 1987-1988
INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Scientist 'C,' 'B,' 'A', Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore, India
Summer Research Faculty at Materials Labs at Wright-Patterson
Air Force Base 1994
Boeing-AD Welliver Faculty Summer Fellow 2000
NASA Summer Faculty Research Opportunity 2005
Associate Chair of Eduation, Aerospace Engg. 2010-2012
HONORS AND AWARDS
M. Hetenyi Award presented in 1991 for the best research paper in Experimental Mechanics. Paper title:"A New Technique for Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation of Thin Specimens,” Experimental Mechanics, 28 (3), 288-297, 1988.
Teaching: Flight Structure Analysis, Advanced Flight Structures, Design of Aircraft Structures, Composite Aerospace Structures, Mechanics of Composite & Combined Materials, Finite Element Analysis by ANSYS, Design and Analysis of Composite Materials.
Research: Static & Dynamic FE Analysis, Composite Structural Design and Optimization, Composites material evaluation, NDE of composites by ultrasound.
GRANTS AND CONTRACTS: Over $3 million research grants and project, Current grants from TPI Wind Turbine Manufacturers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and US Army.
CONSULTANT: Technical and Legal consultant to various companies.
TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS: 37 Refereed Journal Articles, 45 proceedings articles, 4 book chapters, 3 invited presentations, 15 technical reports, 3 US patents.
GRADUATE STUDENTS: 71 Graduate Students, 5 Ph.D. Current: 2 Ph.D., 1 M.S.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), ASEE.