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One Day Indo-US SPARC
Workshop (ONLINE) on
Additive Manufacturing: Materials
and Applications
February 7, 2022
(IST: 5.45 pm to 11.30 pm)
Indian Time (IST)
5.45 pm to 6.00 pm
Participants to Join the meeting link
Welcome Address
6.00 pm to 6.05 pm
Prof. Ravikiran Kadoli
Professor and Head, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal
About the event
6.05 pm to 6.10 pm
Dr. Mrityunjay Doddamani (Indian PI)
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering,
NITK Surathkal
Presidential Address
6.10 pm to 6.15 pm
Prof. K. Umamaheshwar Rao
Director, NITK, Surathkal
Inaugural Address
Dr. Pavana Prabhakar (Foreign PI)
6.15 pm to 6.20 pm
Charles G. Salmon Assistant Professor,
Departs of Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Vote of Thanks
6.20 pm to 6.25 pm
Dr. Suhasini Gururaja (Indian Co-PI)
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA
One Day Indo-US SPARC Workshop (ONLINE)
on Additive Manufacturing: Materials and
February 7, 2022 (IST: 5.45 pm to 11.30 pm)
Program and Speaker Details
5.45 pm – 6.25 pm IST
6.30 – 7.30
pm IST
Prof. Nikhil Gupta,
New York University,
Topic: Principles of Composite Materials Design for additive
Bio: Dr. Nikhil Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and
Aerospace Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY.
He directs the Composite Materials and Mechanics Laboratory and is also
affiliated with the NYU Center for Cybersecurity. His research interests include
lightweight composite materials, materials characterization methods and
additive manufacturing. Dr. Gupta has seven issued patents and has published
over 220 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters on lightweight
materials, materials characterization and manufacturing systems. His work
has been featured in Discovery Channel, Scientific American, Reuters, ASME
News, Materials Today and other media as videos and news articles.
Topic: Additive Manufacturing Security: Welcome to the New Frontier
7.30 – 8.30
pm IST
Dr. Mark Yampolskiy
Auburn University,
Bio: Dr. Mark Yampolskiy is an Associate Professor at Auburn University,
of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE). He is also an Affiliated
Faculty with Auburn Cyber Research Center (ACRC) and National Center for
Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME). He was among the pioneers and
is one of the leading experts in the field of Additive Manufacturing Security. His
research interests include the cyber-physical means of attack and defence in
Topic: Additive Manufacturing of Elastomer, Ceramic and Metal Multifunctional Structures
8.30 – 9.30
pm IST
Prof. Eric MacDonald
University of Texas,
El Paso
Bio: Prof. Eric MacDonald is Deputy Editor for Additive Manufacturing Journal
by Elsevier. Dr. MacDonald spent 2003 to 2016 at the University of Texas at El
Paso as the associate director of the W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation and
held faculty fellowships at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, US Navy
Research and was awarded a US State Department Fulbright Fellowship in
South America. Eric received his doctoral degree in Electrical and Computer
Engineering. He worked in industry for 12 years at IBM and Motorola.
Topic: Controlled modification of local composite architectures
9.30 – 10.30
pm IST
Dr. Suhasini Gururaja
Auburn University,
Bio: Dr. Suhasini is an Associate Professor in the department of Aerospace
Engineering at Auburn University. Dr. Suhasini's research group, Advanced
Materials and Processing Laboratory, explores issues at the intersection of
composite microstructure, advanced manufacturing, and structural integrity.
Before joining academia, Dr. Suhasini has worked at GE Global Research
(Bangalore, India) and Boeing Commercial Airlines (Everett, WA, USA) as a
Research Engineer and Structural Analyst for over 3 years.
Topic: Architected Polymer Foam Composites - Mechanics and
10.30 – 11.30
pm IST
Dr. Pavana
University of
Bio: Dr. Pavana Prabhakar is the Charles G. Salmon assistant professor in the
departments of Mechanical and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her PhD in Aerospace
Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in May 2013. Her
research interests are in the field of mechanics and advanced manufacturing
of architected composite materials, with emphasis on damage and failure in
extreme environments. Prabhakar has received numerous awards, including
the NSF CAREER - 2021, ONR Young Investigator Program - 2019, and AFOSR
Young Investigator Program – 2015 Awards.