Welcome to the Advanced Materials and 3D Printing (AM3DP) Lab at Masdar Institute (MI). At AM3DP, we concentrate our research efforts in the broad area of Solid Mechanics applied to Multiscale Modeling of advanced engineering materials and structures. At AM3DP, we undertake multi-disciplinary research in order to understand the mechanical and functional response of materials and structures at various spatial & temporal scales through theoretical & computational modeling and simulation. This approach is combined with experiments. Current research focuses on novel concepts that combine materials, mechanics and physics to produce multifunctional systems.
Dr. Kumar is currently an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. He obtained his DPhil in Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering from the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and an MPhil in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southampton. He was a visiting faculty in Mechanics of Solids & Materials Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from Dec 2011 – Jan 2013. He has held a post-doctoral research position in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has held several R&D positions (including a scientist post in an aero-engine defense R&D lab) spanning about a decade, working on computational modeling and design of materials and structures. He is a senior member of the AIAA, and a member of ASME, APS and Society for Adhesion and Adhesives, UK.
Dr. Kumar leads the Advanced Materials and 3D Printing (AM3DP) Lab at Masdar Institute (MI). In AM3DP, multi-disciplinary research is undertaken in order to understand the mechanical and functional response of materials and structures at various spatial and temporal scales through theoretical and computational modeling as well as simulation combined with experiments. Current research focuses on novel concepts that combine materials, mechanics and physics to produce multifunctional systems. These research interests are reflected in his recent and ongoing research collaborations with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, PNNL, Nanyang Technological University, Lockheed Martin, ADNOC and Borouge. Kumar has been awarded the ADEC award for research excellence (A2RE 2015). He also serves on the editorial advisory board of four International Journals.