Vikas Prakash

Institute for Shock Physics

SEM Awards: SEM Fellow

Vikas Prakash is a Professor and Associate Director of the Institute for Shock Physics with affiliate appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Washington State University, Pullman, WA. Over the years, he has made use of his knowledge in engineering mechanics and materials to work on fundamental problems related to friction, strength and failure of solids under intense stress wave loading. A parallel focus of his research has been in nanoengineering in the development of novel hybrid carbon-based nanomaterials for advanced light-weight thermal management concepts and multifunctional structural materials with energy storage capabilities. He is an author of over 225 technical articles in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings with his graduate students and collaborators. He has served on the Editorial Board of the international journal of Experimental Mechanics as an Associate Technical Editor, and currently serves as a member on the Advisory Board member of the Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. He is an elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and served as the Chair of the ASME Materials Division during 2011-12. He has been an invited participant to the 2006 Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Symposium, Irvine, CA, organized by the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He received his B-Tech in 1985 from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics from University of Rhode Island in 1988, and Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University in 1993.


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Last Updated: 01/04/2022