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Prof. Naresh Thadhani
Naresh Thadhani is Professor and Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Georgia Tech (GT). He joined the GT faculty in 1992, after six-years in the Center for Explosives Technology Research at New Mexico Tech, and two years as a post-doc at CalTech. He received his B.E. in 1980 from the Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India, M.S. from South Dakota School of Mines, and Ph.D. from New Mexico Tech, all in Metallurgical Engineering.
Professor Thadhani’s research focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of shock-induced physical, chemical, and mechanical changes under high-pressure shock-compression, and the deformation and fracture response of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, subjected to shock compression and high-strain-rate loading. He has led significant advancements in the understanding of shock-induced phase transformations, chemical reactions, and mechanical properties of bulk metallic glasses; design, development, and characterization of structural energetic materials, and the shock-compression response of highly heterogeneous (granular) materials through meso-scale computational simulations and experimental studies with meso-scale spatial and nano-second resolution temporal diagnostics. He has advised 15 visiting scientists/post-docs; 30 Ph.D and 14 M.S degree students; mentored 100+ undergraduate researchers; attracted research funding from federal agencies including the AFOSR, ARO, DARPA, DTRA, ONR, NSF, as well as from several national laboratories and industries; and co-edited 12 books/proceedings, published more than 300 papers in refereed journals (including several invited review articles) and conference proceedings. He has served or is serving on review boards including the National Academy of Science panel at the Army Research Laboratory (2015 and 2016), academic program review at the Universities of Texas at Austin and at El Paso and the University of Notre Dame, University of California multi-campus national lab collaborative research and training awards program review, and external advisory boards of several Materials Science and Engineering programs.
Professor Thadhani is a Fellow of ASM International and the American Physical Society.