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 Shanmugam

Assistant Professor
Lead, Advanced Materials and 3D Printing (AM3DP) Lab
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Email: kshanmugam@masdar.ac.ae; s.kumar@eng.oxon.org
Direct: +(971)-2-810-9239
Mobile: +(971)-55-700-4704

Dr. Kumar is a faculty member in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) Department at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology since 2011. 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, Texas A & M University, 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.

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Publications

2016

  1. High-Ampacity Overhead Power Lines with Carbon Nanostructure-Epoxy Composites. V S N Ranjith Kumar, S. Kumar, G. Pal, T. Shah - ASME Trans., J. Eng. Mater. Technol , (2016), doi: 10.1115/1.4034095, 2016 image
  2. A shear-lag model for functionally graded adhesive anchors. S. Kumar, M. A. Khan - Intl. Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 2016 image
  3. Hyperelastic Strain Measurements and Constitutive Parameters Identification of 3D Printed Soft Polymers by Image Processing. J. Liljenhjerte, P. Upadhyaya S. Kumar - Additive Manufacturing, 2016 image
  4. Tunable Morphology and Its Influence on Electrical, Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanostructure-Buckypaper. M F Arif, S. Kumar, T. Shah - Materials & Design, 2016 image
  5. Soft Color Composites with Tunable Optical Transmittance. F López Jiménez, S. Kumar, PM Reis - Advanced Optical Materials, 2016 image Scientists tune polymer material’s transparency (MIT featured news)
  6. Gas barrier performance of graphene/polymer nanocomposites.Y Cui, SI Kundalwal, S. Kumar- Carbon, 2016 image
  7. Multiscale modeling of effective electrical conductivity of short carbon fiber-carbon nanotube-polymer matrix hybrid composites. G Pal, S. Kumar- Materials & Design, 2016 image
  8. An elastic solution for adhesive stresses in multi-material cylindrical joints. S. Kumar, M A Khan- Intl. Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 2016 image
  9. Modeling of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube–polymer composites. G Pal, S. Kumar- Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 2016 image

Contact Information

Ms. Prescila Medina
Department Coordinator
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Email: pmedina@masdar.ac.ae
Phone: +971-2-810-9058
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