Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Mechanics
Bio & Nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics)
Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems
Inverse Problems for Linear and Non-linear Structural Dynamics
Renewable Energy (wind energy, vibration energy harvesting)
EG-M81 - Flight Dynamics and Control (14/15)
EG-260 - Dynamics 1 (14/15)
Research theses supervised
2011 - 'Mechanical behaviours of Piezoelectric nanostructures' (1st Supervisor: Dr Chengyuan Wang)
2011 - 'Efficient uncertainty propagation schemes for dynamical systems with stochastic finite element analysis' (2nd Supervisor: Professor Michael Friswell)
2009 - 'Uncertainty Quantification for Complex Engineering Structures: Statics and Dynamics' (2nd Supervisor: Professor Michael Friswell)
2007 - Gaussian Process Emulators for the Analysis of Complex Models in Engineering (2nd Supervisor: Professor David Owen)
2007 - Random matrix approach for stochastic finite element method (2nd Supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng)
2010 - Automatic blood glucose regulation using nonlinear control theory
2009 - Energy Harvesting using Piezoelectric Effect
2008 - Structural analysis using periodic structure theory
2008 - Analysis of piezoelectric energy harvesting for bridge health monitoring systems (2nd Supervisor: Professor Michael Friswell)
04/2007-Present: Chair of Aerospace Engineering, Swansea University.
07/2009-Present: Visiting Professor, University of Johannesburg.
09/2004-09/2009: EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow.
01/2003-03/2007: Lecturer in dynamics and control: Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol.
07/2006-08/2006: Visiting Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA.
06/2006-07/2006: Visiting Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
08/2001-01/2003: Junior Research Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
11/2000-12/2002: Research Associate, Cambridge University Engineering Department.
01/1998-10/2000: Cambridge University Engineering Department: Laboratory demonstrator for first and third year students in vibration engineering, supervisor in mechanics and structures for Kings College and Pembroke College, Cambridge.
06/1996-09/1997: Project Assistant: Civil Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Academic prizes and honours
10/2010: Awarded the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship.
05/2010: Received the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society.
07/2009: Awarded the Newton International Fellowship (award value £159,000) for Dr. Sk. Faruque Ali.
10/2008: Awarded the Newton International Fellowship (award value £159,000) for Dr. Rajib Chowdhury.
05/2008: Elected into a Visiting Fellowship from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
10/2007: Winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2007. (prize value £70,000).
01/2006: Member of the Winning project team in the EPSRC Ideas factory Workshop on Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making (awarded £338,591).
05/2004: EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.
08/2001: Junior Research Fellowship (in science and engineering) from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
06/2001: Second prize from the Acoustical Society of America for the best student paper/presentation in the 141st Meeting at Chicago, USA. ($150 and a certificate).
04/1999: John Winbolt Prize (best student paper prize) from the Cambridge University for the paper entitled `Rates of change of eigenvalues and eigenvectors in damped dynamic system' appeared in the AIAA Journal, 37 (1999), pp. 1452-1458. (£1200 and a certificate).
09/1998: Overseas Research Student Award.
10/1997: Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust Scholar at the Trinity College, Cambridge.
10/1997: Honorary Cambridge Nehru Scholarship from New Delhi.
Publications, invited lectures, editorial & review works
Adhikari, S., "Stochastic finite element analysis using a reduced orthonormal vector basis", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200[21-22] (2011), pp. 1804-1821
Litak, G., Friswell, M. I. and Adhikari, S., "Magnetopiezoelastic energy harvesting driven by random excitations", Applied Physics Letters, 96 (2010), pp. 214103:1-3.
Wang, C. W., Murmu, T. and Adhikari, S., "Mechanisms of nonlocal effect on the vibration of nanoplates", Applied Physics Letters, 98 (2011), pp. 153101:1-3.
Adhikari, S. and Chowdhury, R., "The calibration of carbon nanotube based bio-nano sensors", Journal of Applied Physics, 107 (2010), pp. 124322:1-8.
Potrykus, A. and Adhikari, S., "Dynamical response of damped structural systems driven by jump processes", Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 25 (2010), pp. 305-314.
Adhikari, S., "Generalized Wishart distribution for probabilistic structural dynamics", Computational Mechanics, 45 (2010), pp. 495-511.
Adhikari, S., Friswell, M. I. and Inman, D. J., "Piezoelectric energy harvesting from broadband random vibrations", Smart Materials & Structures, 18 (2009), pp. 115005:1-7.
Wang, C. Y., Li, C. F., and Adhikari, S., "Dynamic behaviors of microtubules in cytosol", Journal of Biomechanics, 42 (2009), pp. 1270-1274.
Scarpa, F., Adhikari, S. and Phani, A. Srikanth, "Effective mechanical properties of single graphene sheets", Nanotechnology, 20[1-2] (2009), pp. 065709:1-11.
Adhikari, S., "Qualitative dynamic characteristics of a non-viscously damped oscillator", Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series - A, 461 (2005), pp. 2269 - 2288.
A Reduced Orthogonal Projection Approach for Stochastic Finite Element Analysis, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, 14 September 2010.
Keynote: Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics: A Reduced Random Matrix Approach: at the 5th International ASRANet Conference (ASRANet 2010), Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 June 2010.
Keynote: Collocation based high dimensional model representation for stochastic partial differential equations: at the Fourth European Congress on Computational Mechanics (ECCM 2010), Paris, France, 20 May 2010.
Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics: Analysis & Identification at the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, April 2009.
Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2009.
Computational methods in Structural Mechanics & Applications at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, March 2009.
Uncertainty Quantification for Complex Aero-mechanical Systems at the, Calculating the Effects of Uncertainty in Advanced Structures Workshop, London, UK, May 2008.
Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics: A Random Matrix Approach at the, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, USA, August 2006.
Random Matrix Method for Stochastic Structural Mechanics at the, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, June 2006.
A short course on probabilistic structural dynamics at CISM International Center for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, June 2005.
Identification of Damping at the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, June 2005.
Editorial & review works
05/2011-Present: Editorial Board member of Machines: Machinery and Automation.
06/2010-Present: Editorial Board member of Modelling and Simulation in Engineering.
08/2009-Present: Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace (MESA).
03/2009-Present: Editorial Advisory Board member of the Journal of Sound and Vibration.
01/2009-Present: Editorial Board member of International Journal of Engineering Under Uncertainty: Hazards, Assessment and Mitigation.
10/2008-Present: Editorial Advisory Board member of The Open Numerical Methods Journal.
01/2008-Present: Editorial Advisory Board member of The Open Acoustics Journal.
01/2006-Present: Associate Editor of Shock and Vibration.
Reviewer for 51 academic journals, 14 conferences, 3 funding bodies and book reviewer for three publishers
Association with professional bodies
01/2010-Present: Member of American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
09/2007-Present: Member of ASCE Probabilistic Methods Committee.
05/2007-Present: Member of the Stochastic Process and Stochastic Analysis Cluster of the Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS).
10/2005-Present: Member of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) peer review college.
08/2005-Present: Associate Member of The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN).
02/2005-Present: Member of Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation (UQMV) technical division of SEM.
07/2004-Present: Member of AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Technical committee (NDA-TC).
10/2006-Present: Senior Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Member from 04/2004).
02/1999-Present: Member of Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM).
11/1998-10/2002: Fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society.
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