Vikas Tomar

2009 - Professor and University Faculty Scholar


Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, December 2005
M. Tech., Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Chennai, India, May 2001
B. Tech., National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India, May 1998


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West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

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Microstructure Dependent Dynamic Fracture Prediction in Materials as a Function Of Environment Dependent and Rate Dependent Interface Strength Measurements

Predicting Microstructure-Creep-Fatigue-Fracture Resistance Correlation in High Temperature Alloys and Ceramics Over Multiple Time Scales Based on Grain Boundary Thermomechanical Property Measurements

Polymer Composite Life Prediction Based On Environment Dependent and Rate Dependent Interface Strength Measurements

Engineering Mesoscale Structural Lattice Systems Using Surface Stress as the Dominant Strength Controlling Mechanism

Biological and Biomimetic Material Properties Based On Interface Strength Measurements

Awards and Major Appointments

• University Faculty Scholar (2016-21)
• ASME Fellow (2016)
• AIAA Associate Fellow (2015)
• Associate Editor-ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (2015-18)
• Key Reader-Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2014-)
• Kauffman ELA Award, Purdue University (2013)
• Advisory Editor-Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Elsevier (2013-14)
• Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics (2013)
• Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT) Program Fellow (2012-13)
• NSF Junior Oberwolfach Fellow, Mechanics of Materials Workshop, The Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany (2012)
• Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation(LSAMP)-Indiana Outstanding Mentor Award (2011)
• Elsevier-Materials Science and Engineering-C Young Researcher Award (2010)
• TMS (Mineral, Metals, and Materials Society) Early Career Faculty Fellow-Honorable Mention (2010)
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Materials Division 'Orr' Family Award for excellence in failure of materials research (2010)
• The US-Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFoSR) Young Investigator Program Award (2009)
•Executive Editor, Journal of Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology (since 2012); Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (since 2011); Editorial Board Member, Conference papers in physics and Journal of Multifunctional Composites (since 2013)