Professor Sondipon Adhikari

Professor Sondipon Adhikari

Honorary Professor, Science and Engineering - Faculty

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+44 (0) 1792

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Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the Department of Engineering of Swansea University (from April 2007) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (from April 2017). In 2010 he Received the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society (UK academy of sciences). He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow (2004-09) and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35). He received his PhD in 2001 as a Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College from the University of Cambridge. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University (2003-07) and a Junior Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (2001-03). From 2015 he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He was a visiting Professor at Carleton University (Canada, 2006) and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA, 2006). In 2008 he was an official visitor to the Cambridge University Engineering Department and a visiting Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. In January 2016, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Paris East. 

Visit Professor Adhikari's personal website for more information about his research, publications and career.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in Computational Mechanics
  • vibration energy harvesting
  • Dynamics of Complex Engineering Systems
  • Nanomechanics

Career Highlights


Professor Adhikari's research stands on three fundamental footing - structural dynamicsprobabilistic methods and computational mechanics. His research works use these basic principles to understand cutting-edge multiscale and multidisciplinary problems in applied science and engineering. Specific research areas include:

  1. Mechanics of Materials and Structures Across Length-Scales (Google Scholar label: nanomechanics)
  2. Dynamics of Complex Systems (Google Scholar label: structural dynamics)
  3. Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Mechanics (Google Scholar label: uncertainty quantification)
  4. Digital twins and inverse problems (Google Scholar label: inverse problems)
  5. Vibration Energy Harvesting / Wind Energy (Google Scholar label: energy harvesting)

More detailed information about his research can be found.

Award Highlights Collaborations