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Seeking opportunity as Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Structural Analysis Engineer.

Address: 417 Reed street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Tel :   (205) 239 1696 E-mail :

 OBJECTIVE: Seeking opportunity as Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Structural Analysis Engineer.


-    5 years of hands on experience in hand calculations andproblem trouble shooting in stress analysis of metals and composites.

-    Proficient in using MSC.PATRAN/NASTRAN, ANSYS, LS-DYNA andABAQUS FEA software and CATIA V5 CAD software

-    Have extensive experience interacting with design teams andmaterial suppliers.

-    Creative thinker capable of understanding the details andseeing the “big picture”.  Energeticself-starter with excellent analytical, organizational and leadership skills.

-   Ability to meet deadlines and managecompeting priorities under pressure.


-    PhD. – The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL,July 2010                                        

Major:  Engineering Mechanics 

GPA: 3.8/4.0

-    M.S. – The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL,July 2009                             

Major:  EngineeringMechanics

GPA: 3.8/4.0

-    M.Tech. – – Indian Institute of Technology , India,  July 2007                

Major:  AerospaceEngineering

GPA: 3.4/4.0

-    B.Tech – Indian Institute of Technology , India,  July 2004                                             

Major:  Aerospace Engineering

GPA: 3.0/4.0



v Graduate Research Assistant, July 2007 – July 2010

Composite Lab, TheUniversity of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


Duties andResponsibilities:

Jobresponsibility includes material and mechanical properties characterization,and life prediction of polymer matrix composites under mechanical/environmentalloading condition.

-       FEA Modeling: Progressive damage modeling of material in ABAQUS usingUMAT subroutine.

-       Destructiveand non-destructive testing:Shear creep, tensile, compression, flexure, and short-beam shear test, opticalimage correlation, and SEM.

-       Fabrication: Extrusion, pultrusion, compression molding, filamentwinding and Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM).


Developed a multi-scale mechanismbased model to predict the stiffness and strength degradation of polymer matrixcomposites in thermo-oxidative aging environment (for more details see thepublications).


v ResearchAssistant, July 2005 – May 2007

Structure Lab

Indian Institute of Technology, India.

Dutiesand Responsibilities:

Involvedin development of optimal design of railway track fastening system (steelmaterial) by enhancing the fatigue life of components and interacting withother members of design and manufacturing teams, perform design documentations.

-       FEA Modeling: Fatigue and stress analysis of the steel material usingANSYS.

-       HandCalculation: Optimization of 3-D beam using theinbuilt genetic algorithm tool in MATLAB.


By optimization the shape of railwaytrack fastening system 54% increase in fatigue life and 22% cost reduction was observed.


v ResearchEngineer, July 2004 – May 2005

Structure Lab

Indian Institute of Technology, India.


Dutiesand Responsibilities:

Performeddesigning and modeling of Aircraft Arrester Barrier System for 40 ton aircraftsand perform design reviews, and provide design recommendations. (The purpose ofaircraft arrester barrier system is to engage a fighter aircraft to halt itsforward momentum in the event of aborted takeoff or landing over run withminimal damage to aircraft or injury to the crew within a given range ofdistance.)

-    FEA modeling: Simulation of the engagement process in LS-DYNA usingdynamic and transient analysis.

-    HandCalculation: Evaluating designs for possiblestress limitations and suggesting improvements by finding the new design parameters.Coordinating with outside vendors, helping them in the analysis and checkingtheir stress reports.

-    CostEstimation: Recommended design modifications toensure structural integrity and cost estimation.


-    Successfully workedfor Naval aircraft at ship deck using the deliverable code.

-    It can beused for any aircraft during emergency situation in ground operation.


v InternEngineer, May 2004 – July 2004

Structure Lab

Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, India.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Jonresponsibility includes modeling of rotor blade with laminated piezoelectricactuator for active vibration control.

-       FEA modeling: Performed normal mode analysis, transient mode analysis,frequency mode analysis and stress analysis of the rotor blade in MSC.NASTRAN.

-      Problem troubleshooting: Handling the operation, requirements and challengesassociated with vibration control applications.


-       Successfully reduced the vibration of rotor blade bysignificantly amount.



-      CAD:  CATIA V5, AutoCAD


-      OfficeApplications: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)

-       Operating Systems:  WINDOWS,UNIX

-       Miscellaneous – MATLAB, LABVIEW



-    Best Ph.D. graduate research award, Aerospace Engineeringand Mechanics, UA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2009.

-    Golden Key International Honor Society for outstandingacademic achievement, UA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2008.

-   Academic Excellency award, AerospaceEngineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2007.



-    Training to use dry and wet filament winding at McCleanAnderson, Schofield, WI, 54476. Filament winding is traditionally used toproduce pressure vessels, pipe, rocket motor casings, tanks, ducting, golf clubshafts and other symmetric parts. 



-    Roy, S., Singh, S., Modeling of evolving damage in hightemperature polymer matrix composites subjected to thermal oxidation, Journalof Materials Science, 2008, 43, 6651-6660

-    Roy, S., Singh, S., Analytical modeling of orthotropicdiffusivities in a fiber
reinforced composite with discontinuities using homogenization, CompositesScience and Technology, 2009, 69, 11-12, 1962-7, Sept. 2009.

-    Roy, S., Singh, S., Prediction of thermo-oxidative degradationin polymer matrix composites using micromechanical modeling and homogenizationat the macro-scale, Special issue of JMAMS, 2009.

-    Roy, S., Singh, S., Upadhyay, P., A mechanism-basedmulti-scale model for predicting thermo-oxidative degradation in high temperaturepolymer matrix composites, Composites Science and Technology, 2010 (underreview).


-   Dr.Samit Roy.  The University of Alabama,Tuscaloosa.


Phone No.:205-239-9531

-   Dr.Mark E. Barkey .  The University ofAlabama, Tuscaloosa.


Phone No.: (205) 348-1621

-   Dr.Anwarul Haque .  The University ofAlabama, Tuscaloosa.


Phone No.: (205) 348-2694

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