Ghanshyam Pal | Department of Civil

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Ghanshyam
Pal
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
School of Engineering (SoE)
D036D
Block-D, Shiv Nadar University
India
+91 1203819100
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Dr. Pal obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA, M.S. (Structural Engineering) from the Department of Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, USA, M.S. (Materials Engineering) from the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Mississippi, USA and B.E. from the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the University of Roorkee (Now, IIT Roorkee), India. 

As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, UAE, Dr. Pal focused his research efforts on finite element modelling high efficiency Carbon nanostructure – Epoxy composites for high ampacity overhead power lines. His Ph.D. dissertation was a part of U.S. Department of Homeland Security supported research project on developing blast resistant polymer coatings for critical infrastructure in United States. 

He also worked as a Structural Design Engineer at Logan Patri Engineering, Nashville, USA after his M.S. in Structural Engineering. During this tenure, his job responsibilities included design of steel, concrete and wood residential and commercial structures, retrofit design for various facilities and infrastructure, technical support to Principal Engineer, proposal / report writing and development of in-house computerized analysis procedures. 

His research interests are in the areas of Materials Engineering, including novel cementitious composites, materials for improving energy efficiency of buildings and multi-scale modelling, Building Physics and Sustainability.

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=MDTDn80AAAAJ&hl=en

Educational Qualifications 
2013
Ph.D.
The University of Mississippi, USA.
2008
M.S. (Structural Engineering)
Vanderbilt University, USA.
2004
M.S. (Materials Engineering)
The University of Mississippi, USA.
2000
B.E. (Met. and Materials Engoineering)
University of Roorkee (Now, IIT Roorkee)
Work Experience 
07/16
06/18
Associate Professor
SRM Institute of Science and Technology
Chennai, India
07/15
06/16
Assistant Professor
Amity University
Noida, India
01/14
05/15
Postdoctoral Fellow
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Abu Dhabi, UAE
10/13
12/13
Postdoctoral Researcher
The University of Mississippi
Mississippi, USA
09/08
01/12
Structural Design Engineer
Logan Patri Engineering, Inc.
Nashville, USA
03/08
09/08
Structural Design Intern
Logan Patri Engineering, Inc.
Nashville, USA
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Research Interests: 

Dr. Pal's research interests are in the areas of Materials Engineering, including novel cementitious composites, materials for improving energy efficiency of buildings and multi-scale modelling, Building Physics and Sustainability.

Teaching Interests: 

Undergraduate Courses: Mechanics of materials, Strength of materials, Structural analysis, Steel design, Reinforced concrete design, Statics, Structural dynamics, Matrix methods of structural analysis, Computer aided design and analysis of structures, Structural detailing laboratory, Strength of materials laboratory. 

Postgraduate Courses: Continuum mechanics, Elasticity, Finite element method, Micromechanics, Mechanics of composite materials.

Conferences (Select): 
  • Pal G and Kumar S, Equivalent electrical conductivity of polymer matrix composites reinforced with short carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes, 5th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, ICANN-2017, IIT-Guwahati, India, 2017.
  • Pal G, Li X, ALkhatib H and Al-Ostaz A, “UV aging of polyurea nanocomposites”, International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials Chemistry, Kattankulathur, India, 2016.
  • C. Oskay and G. Pal “A multiscale failure model for thin heterogeneous plates,” presented at the 23rd Annual Technical Conference on Composite Materials, American Society for Composites, Memphis TN, Sept 10, 2008.
  • Oskay C, Pal G and Fish J, “Eigendeformation-based reduced order homogenization” 9th United States National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, CA, 2007.
  • Oskay C and Pal G, “A new multiscale approach to failure analysis of composite plates and shells” 44th Annual Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, College Station, TX, 2007.
  • Oskay C and Pal G, “Multiscale modeling of thin heterogeneous structures” ASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, WA, 2007.
  • Pal G, Vaughan J G and Lackey E, “Effects of complete freeze thaw on the flexural properties of E-glass/polymer pultruded composite”, 21st Annual Technical Conference, The American Society for Composites, Dearborn MI, 2006.
  • Pal G, Al-Ostaz A, Mantena P R and Cheng A “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of SWCNT - Polymer Nanocomposite and its Constituents”, 21st Annual Technical Conference, The American Society for Composites, Dearborn MI, 2006.
  • Prasanna S, Pal G, Al-Ostaz A, Mantena P R, Jao E and Cheng A “Evaluation of Composite Constituent Properties Using Multiple Scale Models,” McMAT Conference, LSU, Baton Rouge LA, 2005.

Scholarly Activity

Journal Articles

• Kumar S, Pal G, Shah T, “High performance overhead power lines with carbon nanostructures for transmission and distribution of electricity from renewable sources”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 145, 180-187, 2017 (Impact factor = 5.715). 

• Garigipati R, Kumar S, Pal G, Shah T “High-ampacity overhead power lines with carbon nanostructure-Epoxy composites”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 138(4), 041018, 2016 (Impact factor = 1.414). 

• Pal G, Kumar S, “Modeling of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube–polymer composites”, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 80, 33-58, 2016 (Impact factor: 3.919). 

• Pal G, Kumar S, “Modeling of effective electrical conductivity of short carbon fiber - carbon nanotube - polymer matrix hybrid composites”, Materials & Design, 89, 129-136, 2016 (Impact factor: 4.364). 

• Pal G, Li X, Al-Ostaz A, “Molecular dynamics simulations and hygrothermal aging of polyurea–POSS nanocomposites”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 23(2), 171-182, 2015 (Impact factor: 1.877). 

• Oskay C and Pal G, “A multiscale failure model for analysis of thin heterogeneous plates”, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 19:575-610, 2010 (Impact factor: 1.783). 

• Al-Ostaz A, Pal G, Mantena P R and Cheng A “Molecular dynamics simulation of SWCNT–polymer nanocomposite and its constituents”, Journal of Materials Science, 43(1):164-173, 2007 (Impact factor: 2.599).

Projects

Innovative Approach to Energy Savings in New and Existing Indian Habitats: Multilayer System for Energy Efficiency using Phase Change Materials (2016-2019).
Total Funding: INR 92.2 Lakhs
Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Books & Book Chapters

Pal G and Kumar S, Mechanical Properties of Isolated Carbon Nanotube in "Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers" Editor: Roham Raffiee, Elsevier, 2017.