Sondipon Adhikari

Professor Sondipon Adhikari
Chair of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8EN, United Kingdom.
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Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University (from April 2007). 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 (September 04-August 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 (January 03-March 07) and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (September 01-January 03). From July 2009 he was selected as a visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University (Canada, 2006) and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA, 2006). From April 2007 he is a research associate and a guest lecturer at the Bristol University. Between May-December 2008 he was an official visitor to the Cambridge University Engineering Department and a visiting Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

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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 £1.5M of competitive research funding as principal investigator, published 3 books, 231 peer reviewed journal papers (h-index=40) and more than 150 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 107 international journals, 19 conferences and 14 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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