Dr. Pranesh B. Aswath
Professor and Associate Chair
Office: (817) 272-7108
Lab: (817) 272-5266
Fatigue of Materials (MSE 5315)
Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MSE 5312)
Ceramic Materials (MSE 5345)
Dr. Aswath has over 20 years of experience in the area of processing of advanced materials and the areas of deformation, fatigue and fracture of specialty engineering materials.
His work in the area of synthesis of materials involves the design of new materials using fundamental concepts in chemistry, thermodynamics and material science. He is currently working with Platinum Research Organizationand The State of Texas on a major initiative to develop a new class of environmentally friendly high performance lubricant additives for internal combustion engines.
In another initiative, Dr. Aswath is examining the processing and evaluation of a new generation biomaterials for drug delivery, tissue culture and structural applications. This includes the design of innovative 3D structures in polymers and ceramics to develop structures that are conducive for drug delivery and tissue culture. He has been involved in the development and evaluation of a new generation of titanium aluminides for jet engine applications. He has worked extensively in synthesis, phase transformations and mechanical properties of in-situ Si3N4 reinforced barium aluminosilicate in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Zahedul Huq, Xin Chen, Pranesh Aswath and R. L. Elsenbaumer “Thermal Degradation Behavior of Zinc Dialkyldithiophosphate in Presence of Catalyst and Detergents in Neutral Oil“ Tribology Letters, 19(2), pp. 127-138, June 2005.
Hal Shaub, Pranesh Aswath and Zahedul Huq. “Engine Oil Additive” U.S. Patent Number 7,074,745, July 11, 2006.
Anurag Pandey and Pranesh Aswath “Physical and Mechanical Behavior of Hot rolled HDPE/HA composites” Journal of Materials Science 41(11), 3369-3376, 2006.
Ali Abolmaali, Jason Treadway, Pranesh Aswath, Frank Lu and Emily McCarthy “Hysteresis Behavior of T-Stub Connections with Superelastic Shape Memory Fasteners” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 62(8), pp. 831-838, 2006.
Zahedul Huq, Pranesh B. Aswath and R.L. Elsenbaumer “A TEM Studies of Anti-Wear Films/wear particles generated under boundary condition lubrication” Tribology International, 40(1), pp 111-116, 2007.