Vikas Vinayak Chaudhari

Associate Professor

Fracture mechanics

About the Faculty

Dr. Vikas Chaudhari is working as Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at BITS Pilani, K K Birla Goa Campus. He has over 19 years of teaching experience. He has been teaching core mechanical courses like Fracture mechanics, Mechanics of solids, Materials technology and testing, Structure and properties of material etc. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pune in 2000. He obtained M. Tech degree in Machine Design from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), Varanasi in 2003. He completed his PhD from BITS Pilani in 2013.

His research areas are Fracture Mechanics & Material Testing and Characterization (Metals, Polymers, Polymeric Composites, 3-D Printed Plastics). He has published/ presented over 36 research papers in the International and National journal / conferences of repute (ASME, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Polymer Composites, Journal of Materials: Design and Applications (Part L), Journal of Natural Fibers, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, International Journal of Fracture, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures etc).

He has received grants from Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB), John Deere (Pune) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for the projects related with material development and material characterization. He has reviewed several research papers for international journals and conferences (Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, ASME PVP-2014 & ASME PVP-2015).

He is a life time member of The Indian Institute of Metals (IIM). He is also a founder member of Goa Chapter of IIM and was the 1st joint Secretary of Goa Chapter of IIM (Jul-2016 to Jul-2018). He also served as Secretary of Goa Chapter of IIM (Sept-2018 to Jul-2020) and Vice Chairman of IIM Goa Chapter (July-2020 to Oct- 2021). Presently he is Chairman of IIM Goa Chapter (from Nov-2021). He is a life time member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). He was a member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers [ASME] (Nov-2017 to Oct-2018).