Vikas Tomar earned his Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology-Atlanta, Ga, USA, in December, 2005. His research work focuses on multiscale thermomechanical behavior analyses of ceramic matrix composites and biomaterials. For molecular-scale analyses, his group uses quantum mechanical and classical molecular dynamics-based methods. His group has also developed two different variants of molecular simulation methods (hybrid Monte Carlo method in 2006 and equivalent crystal method in 2009-2010) for speeding up nonequilibrium molecular simulation timescales. For continuum-scale analyses, his group uses phenomenological methods as well as explicit schemes based on the cohesive finite element method (CFEM). Dr. Tomar has made over 75 technical presentations, edited/contributed to 5 books and journal special issues, and written 2 books (one in preparation), 45 peer-reviewed international journal publications, 14 proceeding articles, and 1 research patent. He serves as an editor-in-chief of a newly launched journal focusing on surfaces and interfaces and as an editorial board member in three separate international journals focusing on nanotechnology. He has been awarded the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFoSR) Young Investigator Award (2009–2012), ASME Materials Division Orr Family Award for excellence in failure of materials research (2010), Elsevier-Materials Science and Engineering-C Young Researcher Award for excellence in research at the interface of biology and materials engineering by a researcher under age 35 (2010), and TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award-Honorable Mention (2010).
Biography Updated on 29 April 2012