Applied and Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Lab
Deptartment of Mechanical Engineering 
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान इंदौर, भारत


Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal

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. 

Academic Degrees

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.

Positions Held

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. 

Society Memberships 

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

Honours & Awards

(International List)

  • Academic Editor, Mathematical Problems in Engineering [IF: 0.77] (May 2018 – ).
  • Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer Awards: Materials Science & Engineering B (Oct 16), Composite Part B (Jan 17), Int J of Mechanical Sciences (Mar 17), Mechanics Research Comm (Mar 17), Thin-Walled Structures (Aug 17), Composite Structures (Sept 17).
  • Elsevier Recognized Reviewer: Materials Science & Engineering B (Sept 16), Composite Part B (Jan 17), Int J of Mechanical Sciences (Jan 17), Mechanics Research Communications (Mar 17), Composite Structures (Jul 17), Thin-Walled Structures (Aug 17), Applied Mathematical Modelling (Sept 17), Aerospace Science and Technology (Jan 18).
  • Asia Pacific Who’s Who (Sept 8, 2017)
  • Nomination: John Charles Polanyi Prize 2016 by the University of Toronto (UofT). (highest provincial award for international scientist).
  • Who’s Who in America, biography listed (Nov 2, 2016).
  • Recognition: First holder of the Banting Fellowships Award in MIE Department, UofT (Oct 1, 2015). 
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Award-2015, NSERC, Canada (Aug 15, 2015). Highest Canadian award for national & international scientists and only 3 are awarded to Civil/Mechanical Engineers in the last 9 years.
  • Elected as the Judge: MIE Research/Graduate Symposium, UofT (Jun 2014, 2016).

(National List)
  • SERB Early Career Research Award (May 4, 2018).
  • Nomination: INAE Innovative Projects Award, IIT Kharagpur (Jun 13, 2014).
  • CSIR Senior Research Associate Fellowship (Scientists’ Pool Scheme) (Aug 25, 2013).
  • Best Teaching Assistant Recognition from ME Department, IIT Kharagpur (Apr 4, 2013).
  • Special Doctoral Support Grant in recognition of PhD Thesis’s distinguished contribution, IIT Kharagpur (Jan–Jul 2013).
  • National Doctoral Fellowship, AICTE (Jul 2009Jan 2013).
  • Ranked First in the postgraduate specializations of Applied Mechanics, IIT Kharagpur (Jun 5, 2009).
  • Prof. D. P. Ghosh Memorial Award for being the most outstanding student amongst the students enrolled in Applied Mechanics specialization, IIT Kharagpur (Aug 8, 2009).
  • National Graduate Fellowship, AICTE (Jul 2007–Jun 2009).

  • Papers in Refereed International Journals: 30
  • Papers in International Conferences: 5
  • International Book Chapter: 2
  • Google Scholar: Citations= 745, h-index=17, i10-index=25
  • Google Scholar Link
  • Research Gate