Dr. Shailesh I Kundalwal


Faculty Name: Dr. Shailesh I Kundalwal
Designation: Assistant Professor

Research: Computational Nanomechanics of Solids, Finite Element Analysis of Composite Structures, Nanomechanics & Micromechanics of Composites, Nanotechnology in Engineering, Smart Materials and Structures

Applied and Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Lab: 1B-203B

Email: kundalwal@iiti.ac.in          Tel: 07324-306692            Office: 1B-203B

Website: http://www.sikundalwal.com/

Research Areas:

  1. Design
  2. Solid Mechanics
  3. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  4. Micromechanics and Nanomechanics


Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore. Prior to joining IIT Indore in 2017, he was the Banting Fellow at the University of Toronto. He earned his Master of Technology and PhD degrees from IIT Kharagpur, both in Applied Mechanics. He had proposed a novel multifunctional Fuzzy Fiber Reinforced Composite in his doctoral studies which created the crucial breakthrough in the field of hybrid nanocomposites. During three-separate international postdoctoral stints, he worked in the field of multiscale modeling of composites and nanotechnology in engineering. He has authored 30 research articles (excluding conference papers and chapters) in reputed international journals. He is also contributing as a reviewer on several international journals and Elsevier books in the broad field of mechanics and is a member of professional bodies such as ISTAM, ASME, CSME, APS and IEI (I).


Significant findings/graphical abstracts

Graphene systems in which π-orbitals are (a) symmetric, and (b) asymmetric [Carbon, 117, 462-472 (2017)]



Graphene systems with symmetrical and asymmetrical strain distributions [Carbon, 117, 462-472 (2017)]


Systematic steps involved in multiscale modeling of nanocomposite [European Journal of Mechanics – A/Solids, 64, 69-84  (2017)]