I am an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay. The research interests of our group fall within the broad area of mechanics of materials. More specifically, our objective is to develop efficient and accurate computational tools to gain insight into the deformation and failure characteristics of materials - metals, metallic alloys and composites. This work finds application in wide spectrum of engineering that encompasses aerospace structure design, automobile structure design, nuclear power reactor equipment design, MEMS and NEMS technologies.

In-house development of computational tools is a feature of the research work carried out in our lab. Sustained efforts are made to frequently incoporate new physics and computational strategies to enhance the capability of the tools to meet new challenges in engineering. More details of the research work carried out and related publications from our group can be found in this webpage. If additional information is required then please feel free to contact us.

To students interested in joining our group:

Students with good academic record in B.E./B.Tech or higher degree and having a strong background in programming (FORTRAN/C++) are encouraged to apply to the Department through the IIT Bombay M.Tech or Ph.D. program. Details of the programs can be found in the IIT Bombay admission section. You can also forward a copy of your curriculum vitae to me.

IITB research internship program:

IITB invites applications from students (B.E/B.Tech./M.Tech./M.E) with excellent academic background and penchant to research to apply for their internship program. This program aims to enhance the educational and research experience of students by involving them in state-of-the-art research work carried out in the institute. More information on this program and details for application can be found in the Fellowships and Internships section. Only applications forwarded through the IITB internship program will be considered for selection.