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AAE Associate Professor Vikas Tomar Has Book Published

Event Date: December 8, 2015
Cover of Dr. Vikas Tomar's book
School of Aeronautics and Astronautics associate professor Dr. Vikas Tomar has had a book published by Springer. “Multiscale Characterization of Biological Systems” is based on work Dr. Tomar has done with his students over the past 10 years in the field of interface mechanics of biomaterials.

School of Aeronautics and Astronautics associate professor Dr. Vikas Tomar has had a book published by Springer. “Multiscale Characterization of Biological Systems” is based on work Dr. Tomar has done with his students over the past 10 years in the field of interface mechanics of biomaterials.

The book covers the latest research work done in the area of interface mechanics of collagen and chitin-based biomaterials along with various techniques that can be used to understand mechanics of biological systems and materials. Topics covered include Raman spectroscopy of biological systems, scale dependence of the mechanical properties and microstructure of crustaceans thin films as biomimetic materials, as well as the role of molecular-level modeling. The use of nanomechanics to investigate interface thermomechanics of collagen and chitin-based biomaterials is also covered in detail.

Co-authors of the book are also from Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Devendra K. Dubey and Tao Qu each received a Ph.D. from the school, while Devendra Verma and Yang Zhang are in the final stages of their Ph.D. programs.

Learn more about Dr. Tomar’s book: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493934515

Visit Dr. Tomar’s webpage to learn more about his research: http://www.interfacialmultiphysics.com/