Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal is an Assistant Professor in the Discipline of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore. Prior to joining IIT Indore in 2017, he was the Banting Fellow at the University of Toronto. He earned his Master of Technology and PhD degrees from IIT Kharagpur, both in Applied Mechanics. He had proposed a novel multifunctional Fuzzy Fiber Reinforced Composite in his doctoral studies which created the crucial breakthrough in the field of hybrid nanocomposites. Immediately after his PhD, he did three postdoctoral fellowships: two at the University of Toronto and one at Masdar Institute in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has authored more than 30 research articles (excluding conference papers and chapters) in reputed international journals. He is also contributing as a reviewer on several international journals (> 20) and Elsevier books in the broad field of mechanics.
Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Toronto, 2013-16
Ph.D. (Applied Mechanics), IIT Kharagpur, 2013.
M.Tech. (Mechanical Systems Design), IIT Kharagpur, 2009.
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering), Institution of Engineers (I), 2006.
B.Sc. (Physics), Marathwada University, 2003.
Assistant Professor, IIT Indore, Feb 2017- present.
Visiting Assistant Professor, IIT Indore, Jan-Feb 2017.
Banting Fellow, University of Toronto, Oct 2015 – Dec 2016.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi, Apr – Sept 2015.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto, Dec 2013 – Feb 2015.
Scientist B, DIAT Pune, 2006-07.
Life Member: Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Member: American Physical Society
Member: Society of Automotive Engineers International
Associate Member: Institution of Engineers, India
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