Dr. P.K. Sahoo is currently working as a Senior scientist at Structural Technologies Division (STTD), CSIR-NAL. Additionally, he is also Faculty (Engineering Sciences) in Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), an academic wing of CSIR imparting Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Prior to joining at CSIR-NAL, he was working as a faculty at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Orissa Engineering College (OEC), Bhubaneswar. He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar in 1992; M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Machine Design and Analysis from NIT, Rourkela in 1994; and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (Structures) from IISc, Bangalore in 2011. His Doctoral thesis was titled "Strength prediction and fatigue de-bond growth in bonded joints in metallic and composite structures".


He was awarded Raman Research Fellowship in the year 2012-13 to carry out his post doctoral research work at University of Stuttgart, Germany. He has visited and delivered invited/ guest lectures at several academic and research institutes in India and abroad. He has been appreciated by German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany for his talk on his research work titled " Fatigue de-bond growth in adhesively bonded joint structures during his visit in December 2012.


He has worked both independently and as a team member in various sponsored and research projects involving Fatigue and fracture studies and life extension of aerospace structures. He has more than 25 research papers including a book chapter in refereed journal, international conferences and a book. He has been reviewer of prestigious international journals such as Computational Materials Science in 2013, and Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology in 2012.


He has guided 11 M.Tech students of VTU and Manipal university for their dissertation works. He has been M.Tech and Ph.D. dissertation examiner for several institutes under VTU and Manipal University. He is also board of study member of Mechanical Engineering Department, NHCE, VTU since July 2015, and advisory board member of Department of Aeronautical Engineering, AIT, VTU since August 2017.


His research interests are Finite element and multiscale simulation and analysis of aerospace structures, composite materials and structures, nanocomposites, Computational fatigue and fracture, life estimation of metallic and composite structures, and Structural health monitoring (SHM).

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