Dr P.K. Sahoo is currently working as a Principal Scientist at Structural Technological Division (STTD), CSIR-NAL (April 1999 till date). He is also faculty (Engineering Sciences) in the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), an academic wing of CSIR imparting Masters and PhD degrees. Prior to joining CSIR-NAL, he worked as a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Orissa Engineering College (OEC), Bhubaneswar (February 1995 to April 1999). 

He received his B.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, in 1992; M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Machine Design and Analysis from NIT, Rourkela in 1994; and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from IISc, Bangalore in 2011. His Doctoral thesis titled ‘Strength prediction and fatigue de-bond growth in bonded joints in metallic and composite structures’ was carried out under the supervision of Padma Shri Professor B. Dattaguru. His PhD thesis was graded as ‘Excellent’ by one of the external reviewers.

He was awarded Raman Research Fellowship in 2012-13 to carry out his post-doctoral research work in the area of ‘Multiscale modelling and analysis of nanocomposites’ at the 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 the 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 as a project leader and as a team member in various sponsored and research projects such as Total technical life extension of MiG 21 Bis Aircraft (sponsored by Indian Air force), Structural Integrity assessment of composites and adhesively bonded joints, Structural Analysis of Re-usable lunch Vehicle (sponsored by ISRO) and Multiscale material modelling of polymer nanocomposites (sponsored by CSIR). Currently, he is working on Fatigue and damage tolerance assessment of aircraft structures of SARAS Mk2 Aircraft (sponsored by Govt. of India).

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