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​Principal Investigator
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Dr. Susmita is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Whiting School of Engineering of Johns Hopkins University in the collaboration of Army Research Lab, USA. She moved to the USA after completing her doctoral degree from the University of Aberdeen. She was also a visiting doctoral student at the University of Oxford during that period. 
Susmita’s research interests and expertise broadly lie in the field of multi-scale structural mechanics and multi-physics analysis focusing on engineered materials and advanced composites involving the intersection of additive manufacturing, material characterization through computational design and experiments in engineering. In addition, she is also working in advance manufacturing techniques that are relevant to the fabrication of engineered materials like composites and metamaterial. 
Principal Investigator’s Experiences:
University of Southampton (Current Appointment) 
  • Assistant Professor of Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (2019 – 2021) 
  • Assistant Professor of Department of Aerospace Engineering
Johns Hopkins University (2019 – 2021) [Joint appointment: US Army and Hopkins Extreme Material Institute, USA]
  • Postdoctoral research fellow
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi  (2014 – 2015) 
  • Junior Research Fellow
Ensconce Corporation of India (2011 – 2012) 
  • Graduate engineer
Tata Steel  (2010-2011) 
  • Graduate engineer

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2015 – 2018    Ph.D., School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK; Visiting Ph.D. scholar, University of Oxford, UK
2012 – 2014    Master of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
2006-2010    Bachelor of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering, WBUT, India


 

Engineered Materials and Structures Laboratory (EMSL)

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