Vikas Tomar

Vikas Tomar

2009 - Professor


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


701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: ARMS 2033
Office Phone: 765-494-3423
Office Fax: +1 765 494 0307


Mechanical Raman Spectroscopy;
Energy and Energetic Materials;
In-Situ Shock Loading Analyses;
Hypersonics and Space Environment Testing;
Data Science and Machine Learning Aided Extreme Environment Sensor Design;
Battery Management Systems;
Additive Manufacturing with Emphasis on integrating cold Spray for space and extreme environments;

Awards and Major Appointments

• Most Impactful Faculty Inventor (2020)
• W A Gustafson Best Teacher Award in AAE (2019-20)
• VAJRA Faculty award by Govt. of India (2019)
• Seeds for Success Award at Purdue University (2017-18, 2018-19)
• CT Sun Research Award (2017)
• University Faculty Scholar (2016-21)
• ASME Fellow (2016)
• AIAA Associate Fellow (2015)
• Associate Editor-ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (2015-21)
• 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 (2013-18)
• Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Materials Nanoscience (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)
• Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2011-17); Editorial Board Member, Journal of Multifunctional Composites (since 2013)


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