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.
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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.
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.
- 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.