Director of DBMML
University of South Carolina
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
300 Main Street, Room A132, Columbia, SC 29208
Tel: 803-777-2502 | Fax: 803-777-0106 | Email: email@example.com
, Columbia SC
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, (8/2017-Present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, (8/2011-8/2017)
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena CA
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, 2009-2011
(Research Advisor Dr. G. Ravichandran)
University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2006-2009
(Research Advisor: Dr. Arun Shukla)
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2003-2005
(Research Advisor: Dr. N. K. Naik)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, (08/ 2009)
The University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI, Advisor: Dr. Arun Shukla
Dissertation Title: An experimental and analytical study of functionally graded materials under thermo- mechanical dynamic loading
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, (08/2005)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India Advisor: Dr. N. K. Naik
Thesis: Mechanical behavior of composites under high strain rate shear loading
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, (11/ 2001)
DEC, Debrezeit, Ethiopia
HONORS AND AWARDS
The James W. Dally Young Investigator Award , SEM, 2018
The Peterson Award , SEM’s Best Paper Award for the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, 2018
Breakthrough Stars, the Office of the Vice President for Research, 2018
Young Investigator Research Award, College of Engineering and Computing, the UofSC, 2017
ORR Early Career Award, ASME, Materials Division, 2016
AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, AFOSR, 2014
Haythornthwaite Research Initiation Grants, the ASME Applied Mechanics Division, 2013
Broadening Participation Research Initiation Grants in Engineering (BRIGE) Award, NSF, 2013
ASPIRE III Awards, University of South Carolina,(2012)
Certificate of Excellence, Indian Institute of Technology,for outstanding contribution, 2005
Certificate of Merit, Aerospace Engineering Association, IIT Bombay, India, Excellent student paper presentation, 2005
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST
Progressive damage in composites
Functionally graded materials, multifunctional nano-composites
Mechanics of materials at extreme conditions
High strain and High temperature Digital Image correlation
Non-parametric study and inverse analysis
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Summer visiting researcher, Sandia National Laboratory, May 21 − June 14, 2012.
Optimal Functionally Graded Cellular Materials (FGCMs) to Mitigate Shock and Impact Loading. Role sole PI, $390, 225.00, 2018-2020, ARO.
Progressive Damage Analysis in composites, Role Co-PI, Zafer Gurdal (PI), $1,564,579,2017-2019, NASA.
High Energy Dynamic Impact, Role: Co-PI, Zafer Gurdal (PI), NASA, $1,285,700, 2017-2019.
Acquisition of State-of-the-Art 3D Dynamic Deformation Measurement System and Stereo-Microscope for Macro- to Micro-scale Studies with 200 Nano-second Temporal Resolution, (DURIP) AFOSR, Role PI with Dr. Michael Sutton (CO-PI) $558,165 , 2016-2017.
Developing a Robust, Non-contacting, Digital Image Correlation Based Full-field Strain Measurement System for High Temperature Applications, SBRI, AFRL, $50,000 07/30/2015-04/25/2016
On the Failure of PIVIDI Foams Subjected to Shock Loading, Sandia National Laboratories/DOE, Sole PI, $50,000, 06/01/2014-09/30/2014
Quantification of the meso-scale deformation of engineered and energetic materials, Young Investigator Award, AFOSR, Sole PI, $360,000, Sep 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017.
Developing Tunable and Lightweight Material Systems Using Woodpile Phononic Crystals, NASA, PI, $60,000. October 18, 2013- October 17, 2014
A Novel 3D Full-Field Deformation Measurement at a Temperature Higher Than 1000 oC, ASME Applied Mechanics Division, SOle PI , $20,000
Effect of Microstructure and Interface Layer on the Fracture and Thermal Behavior of Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation (NSF), Sole PI, $174,986, 10/01/2014-09/31/2016.
High Strain Rate Characterization of Foams Using Shock Tube, Sandia National Laboratories/DOE, Sole PI, $34,000, 06/01/2013-09/30/2013
High temperature hot pressing for advanced, aerospace, nuclear, biomedical and fuel cell material processing, the Office of the Vice President for Research USC, PI, $93,130, 05/ 16/2012 - 08/15/2013.
Society of Experimental Mechanics (SEM), (2007-present)
American Society of Composites (ASC) (2011-present)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2011-present)
SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
A. Tessema, A. Kidane, Cross-property interaction between Stiffness, Damage and Thermal Conductivity in Particulate Nanocomposite, Polymer Testing, 64: 127-135, 2017.
S. Ravindran, A. Tessema, A. Kidane, Multiscale damage evolution mechanisms in polymer bonded sugars under dynamic loading, Mechanics of Materials, 114, 97-106, 2017 (One of the most downloaded paper in November, 2017)
B. Koohbor*, S. Ravindran* and A. Kidane , Effects of Cell-Wall Instability and Local Failure on the Response of Closed-Cell Polymeric Foams Subjected to Dynamic Loading, Mechanics of Materials,1-10, 2017
S. Ravindran* A. Tessema* and A. Kidane, Note: Dynamic meso-scale full field surface deformation meseauerment of heterogeneous materials, Review of Scientific Instrumentation, 87 (3): 036108: 2016
B. Koohbor*, S. Ravindran* and A.Kidane, Meso-scale study of non-linear tensile response and fiber trellising mechanisms in woven composites, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites DOI: 10. 1177 /0731684416633771, 2016
B. Koohbor*, A. Kidane, W. LU, M. A. Sutton, Investigation of the Dynamic Stress-Strain Response of Compressible Polymeric Foam Using non-paramteric analysis, International Journal of Impact Engningeering, 91: 170 - 182, 2016
S. Ravindran*, A. Tessema*, A. Kidane, Local deformation and failure mechanisms of polymer bonded energetic materials subjected to high strain rate loading" Journal Dynamic Behavior of Materials. (DOI: 10.1007/s40870-016-0051-9), 2016
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