Prasun K. Majumdar

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of South Carolina

Horizon I, Room 336

541 Main St.

Columbia, SC 29208

Phone: 803-777-0183 (SOFC Center Office)

Fax: 803-777-0137

Group Page: www.me.sc.edu/Research/HMMCL/index.html

email: prasun@sc.edu

Prasun Majumdar

Prasun Majumdar's areas of expertise and interests encompass the broad areas of engineered heterogeneous materials (such as ceramics, polymers, and their composites) in different applications (e.g. aerospace, mechanical, civil infrastructure, nuclear and biomaterials).

Focus Areas

Current focus areas include:

  1. Manufacturing of multi-scale and multi-functional heterogeneous structural composites
  2. 3D image based modeling of nano-micro-structure of heterogeneous materials (e.g. polymer composite, ceramics in fuel cell and others) and their multi-physics behavior 
  3. Physics based predictive formulation of multi-scale degradation mechanisms, durability and prognosis (remaining life estimate)
  4. Synergy of structural , electromagnetic and thermal behavior of heterogeneous material systems
  5. Emerging topics in interface phenomena (adhesion, degradation mechanisms and durability in joints & interfaces), multi-scale dielectric behavior or heterogeneous conductivity (fuel cells, composites, biomaterials), and engineered metamaterials.

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2004
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), 1999

Awards

Silver Award by the Royal Aeronautical Society, UK.

Selected Publications

  • P. K. Majumdar, J. J. Lesko, T.E. Cousins, Z. Liu. Conformable Tire Patch Loading for FRP Composite Bridge Deck. J. Compos. for Constr. Volume 13, Issue 6. (2009)
  • P.K. Majumdar, Z. Liu, J.J. Lesko, and T.E. Cousins. Performance Evaluation of FRP Composite Deck Considering for Local Deformation Effects. J. Compos. for Constr. Volume 13, Issue 4, pp. 332-338 (2009)
  • K. Reifsnider, P. Majumdar & P. Fazzino, "Material State Changes as a Basis for Prognosis in Aeronautical Structures," J. Aeronautical Society, Vol. 113 #1150 (2009). Silver award winner for best Paper of 2009 in the Aeronautical Journal
  • Fazzino, P.D., P. Majumdar and K.L. Reifsnider. Impedance spectroscopy for progressive damage analysis in woven composites. Composites Science and Technology, 2009. 69(11-12): p. 2008-14.
  • Z. Liu, P.K. Majumdar, T.E. Cousins, J.J. Lesko. Development and Evaluation of an Adhesively-bonded Panel-to-panel Joint for an FRP Bridge Deck System. Journal of Composites for Construction, v 12, n 2, 2008, p 224-233.
  • Majumdar, P ; Mahfuz , H ; Srinivasagupta , D; Joseph, B; Thomas, M; Christensen, S. Effect of Processing Conditions and Material Properties on the Debond Fracture Toughness of Foam-Core Sandwich Composites: Experimental Optimization. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing (2003), Vol 34, Issue 11, pp1097-1104
  • Mahfuz, H; Majumdar, P; Saha, M; Shamery, F and Jeelani, S. Integral Manufacturing of Composite Skin-Stringer Assembly and Their Stability Analyses. Applied Composite Materials (2004), Vol 11, pp155-171