Susmita Naskar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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Prof. Naskar is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the Whiting School of Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University, USA before joining IIT Bombay. Prior to that, She received her doctoral degree from the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK. She received her Master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India.
Prof. Naskar's research interests and expertise broadly lie in the field of manufacturing lightweight functional materials and structures (such as composites, functionally graded materials, metals, and alloys) at multiple length-scales involving both forward and inverse problems of engineering that warrants frequent excursions among the boundaries of applied mathematics, physics, probability theory and nanotechnology with an ideal balance between fundamental developments and industry-oriented applications. Prof. Naskar's research findings and developments are regularly published in reputed journals and conferences.
Educational background


Johns Hopkins University; Army Research Lab, USA

Postdoctoral research in Whiting School of Engineering


University of Aberdeen

PhD in Engineering


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi 

M.Tech. in Structures

Professional activities

Assistant professor (2019-)

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

Postdoctoral research fellow (2018 – 2019)

Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, USA

In collaboration with Army Research Lab, USA

Teaching Associate (2015-2017) ​

School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK

Junior Research Fellow (2014 – 2015)

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Professional activities
  • Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member: The Institution of Engineers
  • Life Member: International Association of Engineers
  • Member: American Chemical Society
  • Life Member: International Association of Advanced Materials
  • Life Member: Institute of Scholars
Editorial Board

2020: Young Achievers Awarded by Institute of Scholar


2020: Young Woman in Engineering Award by 5th Venus International Women Awards - VIWA 2020

2019: Young Faculty Award by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

2019: Selected as UK Alumni by the British council and interviewed by the new age media portal She The People


2019: Our paper Condition assessment and strengthening of aged structures: Perspectives based on a critical case study has been selected to be featured in the Editor’s Choice section of the Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction page in the ASCE Library


2019: Selected as a researcher to represent India for 70 ideas for 70 years campaign from the British Council, UK for pursuing research  during Ph.D. at University of Aberdeen, UK

2019: Served as a judge in the panel on second-annual Women in STEM Symposium, supporting women in STEM at Johns Hopkins University

2017: Interviewed by the University of Aberdeen as a bright international student for their yearly magazine.

2015: Awarded the prestigious Lloyd’s Scholarship from LRF Centre for Safety and Reliability Engineering to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Aberdeen, UK.


Interviewed by the University of Aberdeen as a bright international student for their yearly magazine.

Interviewed by the new age media portal She The People organized by British Council UK and India Govt.

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Interviewed by the new age media portal HerStory, the section of Yourstory that covers women’s stories organized by British Council UK.

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