Professor Adhikari's research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, bio & nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors), dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting. He has obtained more than £1M of competitive research funding as principal investigator, published more than 175 peer reviewed journal papers (h-index=23) and more than 100 conference papers in these areas. He was the recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust (London) scholarship at the Trinity College, Cambridge (1997). In 1999 he won the best student paper prize (John Winbolt Prize) from the Cambridge University for a single-authored paper in the AIAA Journal. In 2001 he won the second prize from the Acoustical Society of America for the best student paper/presentation in the 141st Meeting at Chicago. Later that year he received the junior research fellowship (in science and engineering) from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. Professor Adhikari received the EPSRC advanced research fellowship award in 2004. In 2004 he was included in the Who's Who in Computational Science and Engineering (WWCSE). He was invited (2005) to lecture in the prestigious CISM lecture series on probabilistic methods in structural dynamics in Udine, Italy. He was a member of the winning project team in the EPSRC Ideas factory Workshop (January 2006) on Scientific Uncertainty and Decision Making (awarded £338,591).
Professor Adhikari is an associate fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), and The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN). From 2007 he has been a member of the Stochastic Process and Stochastic Analysis Cluster of the Wales Institute of Mathematical and Computational Sciences (WIMCS). Professor Adhikari has been a member of the editorial board of CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (2011-), CMC: Computers, Materials, & Continua (2011-), Modelling and Simulation in Engineering (2010-), International Journal of Mathematics in Engineering, Science and Aerospace (2009-), Journal of Sound and Vibration (2009-), International Journal of Engineering Under Uncertainty: Hazards, Assessment and Mitigation (2009-) and The Open Numerical Methods Journal (2008-). He has been an Associate Editor for the Shock and Vibration Journal since 2006. He is a technical reviewer of 97 international journals, 18 conferences and 13 funding bodies. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Non-Deterministic Approaches Technical Committee (NDA-TC), Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation (UQMV) technical division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) and Probabilistic Methods Committee of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Professor Adhikari is a member of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) peer review college. He has been a research grant reviewer for Nuffield foundation, NRF (National Research Foundation), South Africa, US Department of Energy and Science and Technology book reviewer for Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers and Royal Aeronautical Society.
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