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Vikas Tomar
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Dr. Vikas Tomar is a Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2006. He worked as an assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame from 2006-2009. In 2009 he joined Purdue as an assistant professor where he was promoted to a full professor position in 2016. Dr. Tomar has made specific contributions in predicting role of interfaces and grain boundaries in failure of metallic alloys, ceramics, biomaterials, and polymer composites deployed in extreme environment applications such as high temperature, nuclear, extreme corrosion, high strain rate, and explosion/energetics. Dr. Tomar has won multiple awards for his work including AFoSR young investigator award, ASME Orr award, TMS early career faculty fellow-honorable mention award, and Elsevier Materials Science and Engineering Young Researcher award. He has written two books on mechanics of materials and edited multiple proceedings and journal special issues. He is an author of more than 100 international journal paper articles and book chapters with 90% of the article written solely with his undergraduate and graduates students. He is a Fellow of ASME and Associate Fellow of AIAA. In 2016 he became Purdue University Faculty Scholar. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Materials-Nanoscience and International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics. He is an associate editor of ASME-Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology and Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology. He is a key reader in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A.

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