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Principal Investigator

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Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Postdoctoral Fellow


Research Focus: Real-time, In-situ stress measurement under High-velocity Impact 

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Ph. D.

Research Focus: Multiscale Modeling of High-velocity Impact Performance of Composite Structure

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M. Tech.

Research Focus: Failure analysis of notched unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite: Effect of lay-up, microstructure, and defects

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M. Mohana Rao (Principle Advisor - Dr. Anirban Naskar)


Research Focus: Micromechanical Modeling of Grinding induced Sub-surface Deformation in Ti6Al4V

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B. Tech.


  1. Dharani P. - Modeling Drop-weight impact of carbon-fiber reinforced laminated composite structure

  2. ​Jithin Pidugu - Finite element simulation of machining using Johnson-Cook Plasticity and Damage Model

  3. Sanskar Verma - 3D Representative Volume Element Generation from EBSD

We are always looking for motivated students at the IMPACT lab.


IITH Ph.D./M.Tech./B.Tech. students interested in joining the lab should contact Prof. Prakash to discuss their research/thesis interests.

If you are looking for postdoctoral opportunities in areas of mutual interest, we will support your application for the following:

  1. National Postdoctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)

  2. National Postdoctoral Fellowship in NanoScience and Technology

  3. WISE-KIRAN Post Doctoral Fellowship (Women Scientist Program)

  4. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship 

  5. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Post-Doctoral Fellowship

  6. Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowships (IITH-IPDF)

Undergraduate Students looking for internship opportunities, please apply through:

  1. Summer Undergraduate Research Exposure (SURE)

  2. INSA-IASc-NASI Summer Research Fellowship

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