Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Vikas Tomar earned his bachelors degree from the National Institute of Technology (India) and his masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and the University of Stuttgart (Germany). He received his PhD degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He comes to Purdue from the University of Notre Dame, where he was an assistant professor. Dr. Tomars major areas of interest and contributions are in (1) understanding performance of carbide and nitride based high temperature ceramic nanocomposites for extreme environments including nuclear applications, (2) multiscale modeling and characterization in oxide ceramic materials and (3) understanding performance of polymer matrix nanocomposites.