Majumdar, Prasun Kanti

Assistant Professor

prognosis of heterogeneous material systems(such as structural and fuel cell composites), constitutive formulation of elastic-plastic deformation, durability of multi-functional composite materials and SOFC, large deformation/nonlinearity in flexible materials, cold temperature creep rupture and energy release of thin elastomers, debond fracture in sandwich configurations, joints and adhesive bonds in structures, composites for infrastructure, long term behavior(life prediction).

Biographical Profile

College Engineering & Computing, College of
Department Mechanical Engineering
Phone 803-777-0183
Tenure Status Tenure Track

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
composite materials: Mechanics/Micro-Mechanics, Degradation mechanisms, and life analysis, aerospace, naval, and civil infrastructure, multi-functional composite materials and their multi-physics
Institutional Focus Areas
Nanotechnology, Future Fuels, Materials Research, Science and Engineering (Other)
Personal Focus Areas
composite materials (manufacturing and mechanics in Aerospace and other areas), Solid Oxide Fuel cell, Computational micro-nano mechanics

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
2008 - 2009 University of South Carolina Postdoctoral Fellow - Prognosis of composite material systems
05/2008 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA Ph.D. Engineering Science and Mechanics
2004 Tuskegee University M.S. Mechanical Engineering
1999 Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
08/2011 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
Award Silver Award - Royal Aeronautical Society , Best Paper of 2009 in Aeronautical Journal - K. Reifsnider, P. Majumdar & P. Fazzino, "Material State Changes as a Basis for Prognosis in Aeronautical Structures" Vol. 113 #1150 (2009)

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as PI (Past Seven Years)

Design, Manufacture, Evaluation, and Multi-physical Modeling of Aerospace Composite Materials for Enhanced Reliability (15540-FC36)
Sponsor:  College of Charleston/NASA EPSCoR
Total Requested:  $1,125,000
Grant # 521000-USC, 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2015
Design, Manufacture, Evluation, and Multi-Physical Modeling of Aerospace Composite Materials for Enhanced Reliability (State Matching account for 15540-FC36 (NASA Funds) (15540-GA25)
Sponsor:  SC EPSCoR/IDeA/SC Commission on Higher Education (SCCHE)
Total Requested:  $200,000
Grant # 14-006/14-043, 02/01/2014 - 06/30/2015

Awarded Externally-Sponsored Funding as Co-PI (Past Seven Years)

DoD FY 2010 Defense University Research Instrumentation Proposal-(DURIP 10) - 3D Visualization of Material State Changes using X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) for Prognosis of Heterogeneous (15540-FQ02)
PI:  Reifsnider, Kenneth
Sponsor:  Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)/DOD
Total Requested:  $657,604
Grant # FA9550-10-1-0246, 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011
Materials World Network: Ceramic Anode-Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with High Performance and Tolerances towards Carbon Deposition and Sulfur Poisoning (15540-FC25)
PI:  Chen, Fanglin
Sponsor:  National Science Foundation (NSF)
Total Requested:  $371,457
Grant # DMR-1210792, 08/15/2012 - 07/31/2015


Heterogeneous, Multi-scale and Multi-functional Composites Lab (HMMCL)
HeteroFoaM Center(
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