Aditi Chattopadhyay Curriculum Vitae

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Fellow, AIAA, Fellow, ASME

Regents Professor, Arizona State University

Ira A. Fulton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

Director, Adaptive Intelligent Materials & Systems (AIMS) Center

Honors Faculty, Barrett, The Honors College

Education

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

B. Tech (Hons.) Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

Aditi Chattopadhyay

Academic experience

June 2010 – Present
Ira A. Fulton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

August 2006 – Present
Director, Adaptive, Intelligent Materials and Systems (AIMS) Center

August 1997 – June 2010
Professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

August 1994 – August 1996
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

August 1990 – August 1994
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

April 1985 – October 1986
Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Industrial experience

July 1993 – August 1993
Summer Faculty, Computational Aerosciences Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

May 1992 – August 1992
Summer Faculty, Rotorcraft Technology Branch, Aircraft Technology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

May 1991 – August 1991
Summer Faculty, Rotorcraft Technology Branch, Aircraft Technology Division, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California

October 1986 – August 1990
Resident Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA

July 1984 – March 1985
Senior Scientist, Structural Sciences Division, National Aeronautical Laboratory, India

 

Synergistic activities

Research: Principal Investigator (PI) on numerous grants and collaboration with defense and government laboratories. Research funded by AFOSR, ARO, ARL, ONR, NASA, NAVAIR, NSF, and industry (Alcoa, Boeing, Honeywell, Raytheon, Intel, Northrop Grumman). Led multidisciplinary research projects such as MURI, NASA IVHM grants, Co-PI of NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI). Currently mentoring 10 doctoral students and three postdoctoral researchers. Author/co-author of 204 archival journal papers and over 330 refereed conference publications in addition to other papers, books chapters, and NAS TMs.  Holder of 5 patents.

Administrative: Collaborated with ARL researchers to establish ARL Extended (Open Campus) at ASU; Founding Director, Adaptive, Intelligent, Materials and Systems Center, ASU; Director, AIMS Industry Consortium

Education and Outreach: Graduated 34 doctoral students and 25 MS students (18 with thesis and 7 with special project). Advisor to several undergraduate (UG) and high school students working on various prestigious scholarships, e.g., US Army Undergraduate and High School Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP/HRAP), Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI)

Diversity: Actively involved in the promotion of diversity in STEM research areas

Professional Activities: Serve on many national and international professional organizations and committees; e.g., American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Structures Technical Committee (TC), AIAA Adaptive Structures TC, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Soft Materials TC, American Society of Composites, Int. Society of Multidisciplinary Optimization, served on National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering/Inst. of Medicine/National Research Council Panel on Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (2013-2015)

Editorial Services:  Currently a member of the editorial board of Journal of Structural Durability and Health Monitoring (2008-present)

 

Principal areas of research and teaching

Research

  • Continuum Mechanics: multiscale modeling of heterogeneous and multifunctional materials; wave propagation in heterogeneous media; shear deformation theories, fatigue and fracture
  • Multifunctional Materials (modeling and synthesis): self-sensing and self-healing mechanophore (stress-sensitive) materials; carbon nanotube (CNT) based buckypaper sensors; nano-enhanced composites; smart materials and adaptive structures
  • Systems Health Management (SHM) and Prognostics: real time fatigue damage detection in composites using stress-sensitive color changing mechanophores; hybrid SHM methodology for damage detection; Lamb wave based techniques; adaptive time-frequency methods; time-space representation based method for damage localization; statistical techniques (logarithmic multivariate Gaussian process, support vector regression; deep learning networks, etc.) for anomaly detection; real-time detection of in-flight aircraft anomalies and integration to NASA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NATS); damage prognosis and residual useful life (RUL) estimation
  • Molecular Dynamics (MD) – Hybrid MD methodology for modeling bond breakage; atomistically informed damage evolution laws; interphase/interface mechanics in composites and nano-embedded composites
  • Multiaxial fatigue of metallic and composite structures: biaxial fatigue with in-phase and out of phase loading, overloads and under loads; bending-torsion fatigue with overloads and underloads
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization: fixed- and rotary-wing applications; multiobjective optimization, multilevel decomposition
  • Material characterization and testing: biaxial fatigue with torsion; ultra-high frequency fatigue, composite and nanocomposite fabrication; 3D printing; microscopy; nondestructive evaluation (NDE); digital image correlation (DIC); quasi-static and fatigue testing
  • Aeroelasticity and reduced order modeling

Teaching

Mechanics of Composites, Smart Materials and Structures, Structural Optimization, Dynamics & Vibration, Structural Dynamics, Rotary Wing Dynamics, Aerospace Structures

Professional affiliation

  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society of Composites (ASC)
  • Member, American Helicopter Society (AHS)
  • Member, International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)
  • Member, SPIE, International Society for Optical Engineering

Honors and recognitions

  • Speaker, KED Talk Series, Knowledge Enterprise Development Research at Arizona State University (2018)
  • Invited as a subject matter expert, National Academies/U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) Structural Health Monitoring Meeting, Irvine, CA, 18-19 May 2016.
  • Identified as one of the “25 Top Professor of Mechanical Engineering” on the OnlineEngineering Programs.com blog, 2016
  • Regents’ Professorship 2013 – present
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award 2013 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  • Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Engineering/Inst. of Medicine/National Research Council Panel on Mechanical Sciences and Engineering (2013-2015)
  • Best Paper Award from the Journal of Aerospace Engineering, “Analytical Solution for Flexural Response of Epoxy Resin Materials,” 2012
  • First Place Best Paper Award, American Ceramics Society, “Impact of Material and Architecture Model Parameters on the Failure of Woven CMCs Via the Multiscale Generalized Method of Cells,” January 2011
  • Barrett, The Honors College Faculty, Arizona State University, 2011, 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2007
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2006
  • NASA Software Release Award for “Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites (STRANAL-PMC) Version 2.0” software, November 2005
  • Fellow, AIAA, 2005
  • NASA Tech Brief Award, NASA Glenn Research Center, 2005
  • AIAA Sustained Service Award for “service and leadership in the technical and publications arena,” 2004
  • NASA Software Release Award for “Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites (STRANAL-PMC) Version 1.0” software, June 2003
  • AIAA Service Citation Award – Associate Editor AIAA Journal, 1998-2003
  • Fellow, ASME, 2001
  • Faculty Achievement Award – Excellence in Research, 2000, Arizona State University, March 2000
  • AIAA Certificate of Accomplishment for “special efforts in organizing 2000 Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference,” April 2000
  • Research citations, Structures Highlight, Aerospace America, Year End Review, December 1993– 2007
  • Research citations, Adaptive Structures Highlight, Aerospace America, Year End Review, December 1998-2007
  • Research citations, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Highlight, Aerospace America, Year End Review, December 1999, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation for “contributing to the technical excellence of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society,” AHS International, the Vertical Flight Society, October 1998
  • Invited lecture for outstanding accomplishments in Structural Mechanics Program, US Army Research Office (ARO) Annual Review Meeting, Research Triangle, NC, June 1997
  • AIAA Certificate of Merit for “the purpose of promoting technical and scientific excellence,” paper title: “Integrated Aerodynamic and Heat Transfer Optimization Procedure for Turbine Blade Design,” 1997
  • Associate Fellow, A1AA, 1996
  • Best Paper, Tenth International Conference in Composite Materials (ICCM-10), August 14 – 18, 1995, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
  • Who’s Who in the West, 1994 – present
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 1990 – present
  • Inducted in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Hall of Fame and Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni.  Recipient of Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award, March 1995
  • “Perfect Paper,” American Helicopter Society’s Annual Forum and Technology Display,  Washington, D. C., 1990
  • Certificate of Excellence “For Exceptional Performance in the Development of an Integrated Aerodynamic Load/Dynamic Optimization Procedure for Rotorcraft,” NASA Langley Research Center, 1990
  • Institute Silver Medal for First Class First Rank in B. Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1980
  • Special Award, “Best Thesis,” B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 1980

Patents

  1. Chattopadhyay, A., Koo, B., Dai, L., Gunckel R., “Stress-Responsive Inorganic Material Reinforced Composites via Functionalizing the Inorganic Materials.” AZTE Ref. No. M18-092P, US Provisional Patent (Web Published 2019)
  2. Chattopadhyay, A., Koo, B., Dai, L., Gunckel R., and Miller, J.,  “In-Situ Damage Detection System For Mechanophore-embedded Fiber Reinforced Composites,” (Claiming Priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 62/598,824), SI Tech ID:  M18-030P-US1, New U.S. Patent Application No. 16/221,191, MBF Ref. No. 208192-9054-US02. (Submitted 2017)
  3. “Mechanophore-Grafted Polymers to Form Stress-Responsive Thermoset Network.” AZTE Ref. No. M16-107P, US Provisional Patent (Published 2018)
  4. “Carbon Nanotube Membrane Systems and Methods of Synthesis.” US Patent Application No. 15/154,754. (2016)
  5. “Strain Rate Dependent Analysis of Polymer Matrix Composites (STRANAL-PMC) Version 2.0″ US Patent. (2009)
 

Professional and scientific service

Professional Committee Service

  • Member, Regents’ Professor Selection Committee, Arizona State University (2018-Present)
  • Member, President’s Academic Council, Arizona State University (2018-Present)
  • Mentor/Master of Aerospace and Business, GoFly Boeing (2017-present)
  • Member, Technical Committee of ASME Mechanics of Soft Materials (2013-Present)
  • Member, AIAA Awards Sub-Committee (1994-present)
  • Member, Adaptive Structures Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1997-present)
  • Member, Structures Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1991-present)
  • Member, Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council, Arizona State University (2016-Present)
  • Member, AIAA PAG for Aerospace Design, Materials and Structures on the AIAA Fellow Selection Committee (2016-2017)
  • Member, AIAA Fellow Selection Committee (2007-2017)
  • Member, Education Committee, American Helicopter Society (1996-2015)
  • Member of the National Academies Panel on Mechanical Science and Engineering at the Army Research Laboratory (2013-2015)
  • Chair, Composite Structures Sub-Committee (1998-2001)
  • Chair, Aircraft Design Technical Committee of the American Helicopter Society (1997-1999)