Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal is an Associate 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.
Associate Professor, IIT Indore, Aug 2019 – present.
Assistant Professor, IIT Indore, Feb 2017 – Aug 2019.
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
Honours & Awards
2018 Purdue-India Strategic Partnership Award, Purdue University (USA) and SERB
2018 Invited Expert Reviewer of Israel Pazy Research Foundation Grant Applications
2018 Academic Editor, Mathematical Problems in Engineering
2017 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).
2017 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).
2017 Asia Pacific Who’s Who
2016 Nomination for John Charles Polanyi Prize, University of Toronto (UofT).
2016 Who’s Who in America
2015 Banting Fellowships Award, NSERC, Canada (Highest Canadian award for national & international scientists and only 3 are awarded to Civil/Mechanical Engineers in the last 10 years).
2014-16 Elected as the Judge, MIE Research/Graduate Symposium, UofT.
2018 Session Chairs, International Conference on Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing
2018 SERB Early Career Research Award
2018 SERB International Travel Grant
2014 Nomination for INAE Innovative Projects Award by IIT Kharagpur.
2016 CSIR Senior Research Associate Fellowship (Scientists’ Pool Scheme)
2013 Best Teaching Assistant Recognition, ME Department, IIT Kharagpur
2013 Special Doctoral Support Grant in recognition of PhD Thesis’s distinguished contribution, IIT Kharagpur.
2009-13 National Doctoral Fellowship
2009 First Rank in the postgraduate specializations of Applied Mechanics, IIT Kharagpur.
2009 Prof. D. P. Ghosh Memorial Award for being the most outstanding student amongst the students enrolled in Applied Mechanics specialization, IIT Kharagpur.
2007-09 National Graduate Fellowship.
Internal Board Memberships: IIT Indore
2018: Institute Crèche Facility Member
2018: Best BTech Project Award Committee
2017–: Program Coordinator, MTech in Mechanical System Design
2017–: Discipline Post-Graduate Committee Convener
2017–: Doctoral Committee (PSPC) member of several PhD Research Scholars
2017: Faculty Advisor, SAE India Team of 25 ME Students
2017–: JRF and PhD Student Admissions, Mechanical
2017: Founding Lab In-charge of Applied & Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Lab
External Board Memberships and Professional Service
2018–: Core Committee Member of International Conference on Precision, Meso, Micro and Nano Engineering
2018: Expert Reviewer of Israel Pazy Research Foundation Grant Applications
2018: Academic Editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering
2018: Editorial Board Member of International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials, Manufacturing and Energy Systems
2018: Editorial Board Member of Advanced Modeling in Stochastic Computational Electromagnetics
2018: Editorial Board Member of Robotics and Control Engineering of Wave and Tidal Energy-Recovering Systems
2014-16: Judge, MIE Research/Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto
2013–: Ad hoc journal refereeing more than 30 journals (Elsevier, RSC, Springer etc.)