Sondipon Adhikari

Professor Sondipon Adhikari (FRAeS)
Chair of Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering, Swansea University
Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows
Swansea, SA1 8EN, United Kingdom
Phone: + 44 (0)1792 602088, Fax: + 44 (0)1792 295676
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Students, Post-docs and Visitors

Prospective Students: Research Opportunities with Professor Adhikari

Partial or full funding are often available for home or EU students wanting to pursue PhD. Funding for foreign students are also available occasionally (please contact if you are interested). Applications on my research interests are always welcome. Please see my publications and also visit the research web-site of the College for other related projects. Prospective students:
  • must be very highly motivated
  • should have strong background in mathematics and computer programming
  • should have excellent academic record (2.1 and above)
Please look at the University's Postgraduate Prospectus:
You can also apply on-line from this web-page:

For prospective postdoctoral researchers, excellent track record proven by high quality journal publications is desirable. Please contact me if interested.

Post Doctoral Research Fellows and Academic Visitors

Post Doctoral Research Fellows

  • Dr. Milan Cajic, Nonlinear digital metamaterials, 09/2020-
  • Dr. Shuvajit Mukherjee, Probabilistic optimal design of aerospace structures, 08/2020-
  • Dr. Tanmoy Chatterjee, Digital twin of complex dynamic systems, 12/2018-
  • (jointly supervised with Prof M. I. Friswell)
  • Dr. Danilo Karlicic, Mechanical metamaterials, 01/2019-12/2020
  • Dr. Carl Scarth, Multiscale stochastic dynamics, 01/2016-01/2018
    • Moved to: Research Associate, University of Bath, UK
  • Dr. Sudip Dey, Dynamics of composite satrucrtes with uncertainties, 01/2014-06/2015
    • Moved to: Assistant Professor, NIT Silchar, Assam, India
  • Dr. Tony Murmu, Scale dependent theory for nano-mechanical systems, 01/2010-12/2010
    • Moved to: Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Glasgow, UK
  • Dr. Sk. Faruque Ali, Stochastic control of smart systems, 01/2010-12/2011
    • Moved to: Assistant Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, India
  • Dr Ruggero Gabbrielli, Computational geometry for nanoscale modeling, 04/2009-11/2009
    • Moved to: Marie Curie Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Trento, Italy
  • Dr. Rajib Chowdhury, Uncertainty quantification and nanomechanics, 11/2008-07/2011
    • Moved to: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee, India

Academic Visitors

  • Dr Thiago De Paula Sales, 10/2019-11/2019, The Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil (on Royal Society Grant): Uncertainty analysis in mechanical metamaterials.
  • Prof. Bishakh Bhattacharya, 04/2019-05/2019, Indian Institue of Technology, Kanpur (on GCRF funding): Energy harvesting from fluid flow.
  • Prof. Ranjan Ganguli, 01/2019-02/2019, Indian Institue of Science, Bangalore (on RAEnG Distinguished Fellowship): Digital twin of dynamic systems.
  • Prof. Domingos Alves Rade, 09/2018-10/2018, The Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil (on Royal Society Grant): Uncertainty analysis in mechanical metamaterials.
  • Dr Anas Batou, 01/2015-02/2015, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée: Viscoelastic cellular materials.
  • Dr Vikas Arora, 07/2014-08/2014, University of Southern Denmark: Updating of structural dynamic models.
  • Prof. Leonid Pastur, 09/2012, B. I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics & Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine: Random Matrix Theory.
  • Prof. S Narayanan, 06/2011-07/2011, IIT Madras (on Royal Society Grant): Energy Harvesting under uncertainty.
  • Prof. Eric Jacquelin, 01/2011-07/2011, UCBL/University of Lyon 1 (on Sabbatical Leave): Stochastic problems in dynamics.
  • Prof. Grzegorz Litak, 03/2010-, Lublin University of Technology, Poland (co-hosted with Prof M I Friswell with Royal Society funding): Dynamics of nonlinear systems.
  • Dr J. K. Dutt, 06/2009-08/2009, Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India (co-hosted with Prof M I Friswell with Royal Society funding): Dynamics of viscoelastically damped rotors.
  • Dr. Y. Lei, 2005-06 and 2012, College of Aerospace and Material Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China (jointly hosted with Prof M I Friswell, Bristol): Dynamics of nonlocal systems.

Current and Past Students

PhD students

    Current students

  • Jatin Patrik, 2016-, Wave propagation in piezoelectric metamaterials
  • Yatish Chandra, 2018-, Hybrid molecular dynamics and finite element method
  • Thanos Grigoriou, 2018-, Stochastic multiscale methods for failure quantification in advanced composite structures
  • Past students

  • Sion Eilir Pryse, 2015-2019, Reduced order modelling and error estimates for time varying stochastic systems
  • German Martinez Ayuso,, 2015-2019, Ambient piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting exploiting impact nonlinearity, Jointly supervised with Professor MI Friswell
  • Hadi Madinei,, 2014-208, Robust design of vibration-based energy harvesting systems, Jointly supervised with Dr H Haddad Khodaparast
  • Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay, 2014-2017, Stochastic multiscale dynamic systems
    • Moved to: Department of Engineering Science Department, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Marcela Machado, 2013-2016, Damage identification in stochastic dynamic systems (Co-supervisor)
    • Moved to: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
  • Jin Zhang, 2012-2014, Mechanics of metallic nanotubes and nanosheets, Jointly supervised with Dr C Wang
    • Moved to: Assistant Professor, Harbin Institue of Technology, Shenzhen, China
  • Abhishek Kundu, 2011-2015, Computational methods for time-dependent stochastic finite element problems
    • Moved to: Lecturer, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
  • Blanca Oliver Pascual, 2009-2012, Dynamic response of stochastic oscillatory systems
    • Moved to: Scientist, Rutherford Appleton laboratory, Oxford, UK
  • F. Alejandro Diaz De la O, 2007-2010, Gaussian process emulators for structural dynamic analysis
    • Moved to: Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  • Jonathan du Bois, 2005-2009 (Bristol, UK), Active fuselage response suppression, Jointly supervised with Prof N Lieven
    • Moved to: Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, UK
  • Mohammad Khalil, 2004-2009 (Ottawa, Canada), Identification on nonlinear dynamical systems, Jointly supervised with Prof A Sarkar
    • Moved to: Scientist, Sandia National Lab, California, USA

Masters students

    Current students

  • Alan Das Mannooseril (2021-): Reduced-order uncertainty quantification of composite aerospace structures (M. Sc)
  • Danial Khan (2021-): Mechanics of additively manufactured structures (M. Sc)
  • Ediz Ariburun (2021-): Dynamics of functionally graded lattice structures (M. Sc)
  • Micah Aargo (2020-): Optimal design of 2D lattices (M. Sc)
  • Past students

  • Arun Chandrashaker (2018-2019): Wave Propagation in Cellular Metamaterials (MRes)
  • Emmanuel Bachy (2017-18): Multi degree of freedom vibration absorbers (Erusmus visiting student)
  • Madelein Midtoy (2014-15): Uncertainty modelling for dynamics of composite structures - Finite element analysis (M. Sc)
  • Alex Aylett (2013-15): Dynamic analysis of box wing structures - experimental investigations (M. Sc)
  • Yatish Chandra (2011-13): Atomistic finite element method for graphene composites (M. Res)
  • Arnab Dasgupta (2010-11): Automatic blood glucose regulation using nonlinear control theory (M. Sc)
  • Tom Allison (2009-10): Nano sensors for biological detection (M. Eng)
  • Stephan Paustian-Bulmer (2009-10): Energy harvesting at the nano-scale (M. Sc)
  • Ramsay Ilyat (2009-10): Piezo-electric energy harvesting from ambient vibration (M. Eng)
  • Amin Hedayetullah (2009-10): Energy harvesting for health monitoring of bridges (Erasmus Mundus)
  • Gregory Hodoli (07/2009-10/2009): Structural analysis using periodic structure theory (M. Sc)
  • Rob Curran (2008-09): On the design and analysis of morphing wing aircrafts (M. Eng)
  • Blanca Oliver Pascual (2007-08): Random matrix approach for the stochastic finite element method (M. Res)

Awards Received by Selected Students

  • 2021: Emily Georgina Nar, IMechE Best BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Foundation Year).
  • 2019: Andrew David Iain Jacques, IMechE Best BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a year in Industry).
  • 2018: Panashe Mudzi, IMechE Best BEng Aerospace Student and IMechE Best BEng Project Certificate in Aerospace.
  • 2018: Hadi Madinei, Best PhD Thesis Award, College of Engineering, Swansea University.
  • 2017: Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay, Best PhD Thesis Award, College of Engineering, Swansea University.
  • 2015: Gareth Thomas, IMechE Best BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Foundation Year).
  • 2015: Arun Chandrasaker, IMechE Best BEng Project (Aerospace).
  • 2012: Andrew Evans, IMechE Best BEng Aerospace Engineering (with a Foundation Year).
  • 2010: Ramsay Ilyat, IMECHE certificate for the best MEng Aerospace student.
  • 2009: Robert Curran, Overall best MEng Aerospace student Award.

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