Ashfaq Adnan, Ph.D.
PhD. Purdue University, 2008
M.S. Tuskegee University, 2004
B.S. Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 2000
Areas of Expertise: Nanoscale Phenomena and Multiscale Analysis, Mechanics of Engineering Nanomaterials, Mechanics of Polymer and Advanced Materials, Fracture Mechanics.
Background: Dr. Adnan earned his PhD degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University (Indiana) in 2008. He received his MS degree from Tuskegee University (Alabama) in 2004 and BS degree from University of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh) in 2000, both in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining the UTA Faculty, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Northwestern University (Illinois). Earlier, he was the lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering at his undergraduate alma mater.
His postdoctoral research focused on the development of a multiscale computational model for controlled and targeted transport of nanomedicines from a novel nanodiamond nanoparticle based drug delivery system. In his doctoral research, Dr. Adnan used atomistic calculations to investigate the effect of nanoscale size on the mechanical and fracture properties of nanostructured materials such as polymer nanoadhesives, polymer nanocomposites and crystalline nanosolids. His master’s research was intensive in experiments where he developed a novel fiber extrusion system to fabricate a new class of polymer-carbon nanotube based nanofilaments and their composites.
His research and teaching interests encompass solid mechanics, materials science, and nanomechanics. His research vision is to develop computational models and experimental techniques at multiple length scales to understand the mechanical and physical behavior of nano-/bio-materials.
Dr. Adnan is a member of ASME and USACM, and is also serving as a reviewer for various technical journals.
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