Indian Institute of Technology Jammu
Vinod Kushvaha has a diversified educational and research background in engineering (Mechanical, Civil, Materials and Biomedical). Vinod earned his Dual Degree (B.Tech. + M.Tech.) from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) in Civil Engineering (Specialization in Structural Engineering). Following that he earned his second master’s and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (focused on Fracture Characterization of Composite Materials under Impact Loading) at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA. During his PhD, he was awarded a one-year internship at the Mayo Clinic, the world’s most renowned medical institution. His diversified research background led him to publish in various engineering journals, and in several international conferences. Vinod also actively reviews for Composite Science and Technology, Composites Part A, Materials Science and Engineering A, and Computer Methods in Biomedical and Biomechanical Engineering journals. After finishing his PhD, he worked as a Senior Development Engineer at Georgia Pacific, Atlanta, GA, USA, where he led applied mechanics research initiatives to address technical uncertainties for the corrugated business. In October 2018, Vinod returned back to India and joined Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu) as an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering department. Presently he is actively working on research in various engineering fields including Civil, Mechanical and Materials engineering.
V. Kushvaha, S. Anand Kumar and P. Madhushri, “ANN technique to predict fracture behavior of glass-filled epoxy composite under impact loading,” Composite Part B, 2019 (under review).
V. Kushvaha, S. Anand Kumar and P. Madhushri, “Dynamic fracture toughness Index: A new integrated methodology for mode-I fracture behavior of glass-filled composites under impact loading,” Materials Research Express, 2019 (under review).
A. Garg, H. Huang, V. Kushvaha, P. Madhushri, V. Kamchoom, I. Wani, N. Koshy, H. Zhu, “Mechanism of Biochar-Soil-Pore-Gas-Water-Interaction: Gas properties of biochar amended sandy soil at different degree of compaction using KNN modeling,” Acta Geophysica, 2019 (under review).
B. Isanaka, M. A. Akbar, B. P. Mishra, V. Kushvaha, “Free vibration analysis of thin plates: Bare vs. Stiffened,” Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2019 (under review).
B. Isanaka, M. A. Akbar, V. Kushvaha and B. Mishra “Static and Free Vibration Analysis of Semi-circular Semi-elliptical Stiffened Plate,” 2nd ASCE India Conference: Challenges of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Emerging Economies” (CRSIDE), 2020 (Abstract accepted – Paper in Progress).
H. Huang, S. Gaurav, W. Cai, Y. Han, X. Liu1, P. Wang, X. Zhao, H. Kumar, P. Lin, A. Garg, and V. Kushvaha, “Gas permeability and Water retention in Soil amended with different Biochar proportion,” VIII International Groundwater Conference (IGWC), 2019.
A. Sarkar, S. Pattanayak, Anasua G. Ray, G. Mei, H. Zhu, A. Garg, V. Kushvaha, “Influence of in-house produced biochar on geotechnical properties of expansive clay,” International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT), 2019.
A. Sharma, G. Balaganesan, F. Sofi and V. Kushvaha, “Effect of using nano silica as a secondary reinforcement on tensile, flexure and ballistic impact in glass fiber reinforced epoxy composites,” The 12th International Symposium on Plasticity and Impact Mechanics, 2019.
T. Rossman, V. Kushvaha and D. Dragomir-Daescu, “QCT/FEA predictions of femoral stiffness are strongly affected by boundary condition modeling,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2016 (18 citations).
V. Kushvaha and H. V. Tippur, “Effect of filler shape, volume fraction and loading rate on dynamic fracture behavior of Glass-filled epoxy composite,” Composites Part B, 2014 (20 citations).
Z. Liu, L. Zhang, S. Poyraz, J. Smith, V. Kushvaha, H. Tippur and X. Zhang, “Ultrafast microwave approach towards multi-component and multi-dimensional nanomaterials,” RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 9308-9313 (16 citations).
V. Kushvaha, A. Branch and H. V. Tippur, “Effect of loading rate on dynamic fracture behavior of glass and carbon fiber modified epoxy composite,” Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1: pp 169-176, 2014 (4 citation).3
S. Javid, V. Kushvaha, G. Karami, S. McEligot and D. Dragomir-Daescu,“Cadaveric Femoral Fracture Experiment in a Fall on the Hip Configuration, ”Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials, Volume 4:pp 53-57, 2014.(1 citation).
H. Giambini, V. Kushvaha, S. Javid and D. Dragomir-Daescu, “Digital Image Correlation predicts cadaveric proximal femoral fractures in a sideways fall on the hip configuration,” International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, 2014.
V. Kushvaha and H. V. Tippur, “Effect of filler particle shape on dynamic fracture behavior of glass-filled epoxy,” Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Volume 1:pp 513-522, 2013 (4 citations).
V. Kushvaha, H. V. Tippur and X. Zhang, “Novel Syntactic Foam: Synthesis, processing and fracture characterization,” XI Annual Elements of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, AL, 2013.
V. Kushvaha, S. Javid, H. Giambini, S. McEligot and D. Dragomir-Daescu, “Failure characterization of cadaveric proximal femora in a sideways fall on the hip configuration Using Digital Image Correlation,” SEM XIII International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, IL, 2013.
Z. Liu, J. Wang, V. Kushvaha, S. Poyraz, H. Tippur, S. Park, M. Kim, Y. Liu, J. Bar, H. Chen and X. Zhang, “Poptube approach for ultrafast carbon nanotube growth, “Chemical Communication – The Royal Society Of Chemistry, Vol. 47, pp 9912-9914, 2011(72 citations, highlighted by Nature, September 1 issue, page 8 (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v477/n7362/pdf/477008b.pdf); featured in Chemical & Engineering News, August 15 2011 issue, page 30 (http://cen.acs.org/signin.html?resource=/content/cen/articles/89/i33/Making-NanotubesMicrowave); featured in CERN Courier (http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/47202); and Featured in Technical Textiles (http://www.technicaltextile.net/news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=1537)).
2016 PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Minor: Civil Engineering & Mathematics), GPA:4.0, Dissertation: Synthesis, Processing and Dynamic Fracture Behavior of Particulate Epoxy Composites with Conventional and Hierarchical Micro-/Nano-fillers, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA 2014 Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA 2008 MS in Structural Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India 2007 BS in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
1) Development of novel multi-scale (micro-/nano-) composite materials
2) Mechanical testing & failure characterization of engineering composite materials
3) Applied Mechanics (Solid Mechanics and Fracture Mechanics)
4) Finite Element Modeling
5) Optical Metrology (Digital Image Correlation) using high speed photography ) Machine Learning: Artificial Neural Network (ANN), k-Nearest Neighbor, Random Forrest
HONORS AND AWARDS
Best Poster Award (2014): Presented by the Graduate School Dean at the 11th Annual Elements of Mechanical Engineering conference at Auburn University.
Best of Mechanical Engineering (2013): Presented by the Engineering School Dean at Engineering Research Showcase.
Extramural Fellowship (2012-2013): Awarded by Graduate School Dean to support year-long research internship at the Mayo Clinic.
Outstanding Graduate Student (2012): Nominated by Cooperative Extension & Outreach department for volunteer work.
Departmental Fellowship (2008-2010): First international student to be awarded a Departmental Fellowship in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Auburn University.
Academic Excellence Award (2006): Awarded by the Government of Uttarakhand state for consistent academic performance at IIT Bombay.
Himjyoti Scholarship (2005): Only recipient of a 4-year scholarship from the President of India for securing admission at elite engineering institution in India.
Shantou University, China University of Nebraska Lincnoln, Lincnoln, USA North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA
Journals o Composite Science & Technology o Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing o Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering o Materials Science and Engineering: A o Measurement Science and Technology o Indian Concrete Journal (ICJ) o Indian Geotechnical Journal
International Conferences o International Conference on Mechanical Power Transmission o Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE) o International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering (NME) o Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM) o International Conference on Material Strength and Applied Mechanics (MSMA) o International Conference on Advances in Civil and Ecological Engineering Research o International Conference on Recent Trends and Innovations in Civil Engineering o International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing (ICMMM) o International Conference on Architecture, Materials and Construction (ICAMC) o International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering (CMAME) o International Conference on Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (ICMAE) Referee/Scientific Program Committee for the following Conferences
International Conference on Material Science and Nanotechnology (ICNM), Dubai, UAE, April 13-15, 2020, https://irisscientificgroup.com/conferences/material-science-and-nanotechnology/
International Conference on Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (CAMME), Nagoya, Japan, March 23-25, 2020, http://www.camme.org/
International Conference on Design, Mechanical and Material Engineering (D2ME), Busan, South Korea, September 26-28, 2019, http://www.d2me.org/index.html
International Conference on Materials Technology and Energy (ICMTE), Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, November 6-8, 2019, http://www.iem-miri.org.my/p/icmte-2019.html
International Conference on New Materials Research and Applications (NMRA), Hong Kong, March 26-29, 2020, http://www.nmra2020.org/index.html
International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing (ICMMM), Boston, October 12-14, 2019, http://www.icmmm.org/index.html
International conference on Architecture, Materials and Construction (ICAMC), Lisbon, Portugal, December 2- 4, 2019, http://www.icamc.org/
International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering (CMAME), Melbourne, Australia, December 8-10, 2019, http://www.icmame.com/index.html
International Conference on Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (ICMAE), Sanya, China, Dec 12-15, 2019, http://www.icmae.net/index.html