Aditya Kumar

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Dr. Aditya Kumar joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2022. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

His research interests broadly lie in the development of theoretical and computational tools to study fundamental phenomena in solid mechanics and materials, particularly soft heterogeneous materials. Recent areas of interest include fracture and healing in elastomers, adhesives and biological tissues; multi-physics modeling of the additive manufacturing process in polymers cured with frontal polymerization; and nonlinear homogenization of viscoelastic behavior.

  • Mechanics and physics of soft matter
  • Theoretical and computational fracture mechanics
  • Frontal polymerization
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Multi-physics modeling of composite materials
  • Nonlinear homogenization

1. Ph.D.          University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign     2020

2. M.S.            University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign    2016

3. B.Tech.      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi         2014

Distinctions & Awards
  • Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship, 2019-20
  • ASME Haythornthwaite Foundation Student Award, 2019
  • Graduate College Travel Fellowships, University of Illinois, 2017-19
  • Certificate of excellence, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, IIT Delhi, 2014
  • Undergraduate Research award, IIT Delhi, 2012