Professor Adhikari's research stands on three fundamental footing - structural dynamics, probabilistic 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 uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics, vibration energy harvesting, wind turbines and dynamics of nanoscale systems. He has obtained more than £1.5M of competitive research funding as principal investigator, published 4 books, 265 peer reviewed journal papers (h-index=49) and more than 170 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. 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). Prof Adhikari won two highly competitive Newton Fellowships, Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship and Newton-Bhabha award.
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 number of journals such as: Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (2015-), Nanoscience & Technology (2013-), 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 between 2006-2011. He is a technical reviewer for over 120 international journals, 20 conferences and 15 funding bodies. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Non-Deterministic Approaches Technical Committee (NDA-TC) and Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation (UQMV) technical division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM). 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 Wiley, Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann Publishers and Royal Aeronautical Society.
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