Dr. Mahesh V. Hosur

Mahesh V. Hosur, PhD
Interim Head and Professor
Materials Science Engineering
Email:
hosur@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Ph: (334) 724-4220
Fax: (334) 724-4224

Full Resume

(a)   Professional Preparation

Karnataka University, India: B. E  Civil Engineering, 1985
Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India: M. Tech, Aeronautical Engineering, 1990
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India: Ph. D,  Aerospace Engineering, 1996

(b) Appointments

Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University, 2010-Present
Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering, Tuskegee University,2006-2010
Associate Professor, Aerospace Science Engineering, Tuskegee University,2004-2006
Assistant professor, Aerospace Science Engineering, Tuskegee University,1999-2004
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University,1997-1999
Scientist (C), Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore, India, 1996-1997
Lecturer, Gogte Institute of Technology, India,1985-1988

Other Major Positions Involving Management Responsibilities

  1. Director: NSF-EPSCoR, Enhancing Alabama’s Research Capability in Nano/Bio Science and Sensors (2011-2015) involving seven universities
  2. Director: Alabama Center for Nanostructured Materials (2005-2010) involving six universities
  3. Director: NSF-CREST, Center of Excellence in Nanobiomaterials Derived from Biorenewable and Waste Resources (2011-2016) involving four universities

(c) Research Interests

Processing (hand layup, vacuum bag, autoclave, compression molding, microwave curing), Process Sensing, low-cost manufacturing using RTM, VARIM processes, static and dynamic (low-velocity, high strain rate, ballistic impact) characterization, Fatigue and Fracture, Structural Analysis, Development of Characterization of Flexible Armors for Extremities Protection, Repair of thick section composites, Damage Tolerant Design, Environmental Effects, Morphological Characterization, Microstructural Characterization, Non Destructive Evaluation, in particular Ultrasonic technique, Biopolymer/Polymer Nanocomposites processing and characterization (cure kinetics,  thermal, mechanical and thermomechanical, rheology, Force Spinning)

(d) Research Grants as PI

  1. Collaborative Research: Northern Ohio AGEP-T: A Racially and Ethnically Inclusive Graduate Education Model in Biology, Chemistry and Engineering, Case Western University/NSF, $136,142, (10/01/2015-03/31/2019), Mahesh Hosur (PI)
  2. Binary Nanoparticles Filled Fiber Reinforced Composites for Enhanced Damage Tolerance and Fatigue Life Subjected to Marine Environments, Army Research Office, $594,000 (9/1/2015-8/31/2018), Mahesh Hosur (PI), Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh (Co-PI)
  3. Analyzing the Processing and Properties of Long Fiber Thermoplastic Composites Made from Recycled Carbon Fiber, NSF-SBIR CREST supplement through Materials Technologies Innovations, LLC, $70,000, December 2013-Februray 2015, Mahesh Hosur (PI). 
  4. Global Traineeship in Sustainable Electronics, NSF/IGERT with Purdue University, $770,049 (7/01/2012 to 6/30/2017), Mahesh Hosur (PI)
  5. Self-Healing of E-glass/Epoxy Composites with Latent Hardener Using Hollow Glass Tubes and Microencapsulated Epoxy, (11/21/2012-05/31/2014), U.S. Army Engineering Research Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, $100,000, (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Zainuddin (Co-PI))
  6. Investigation on Dynamic Characterization of Nanophased Fiber reinforced Composites Subjected to Naval Environmental Conditions, Department of Defense, (02/01/2011-01/31/2015), $611,889, (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Zainuddin (Co-PI))
  7. Enhancing Alabama’s Research Capability in Nano/Bio Science and Sensors, National Science Foundation, (10/1/2011-8/31/2016), $11,332,244 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Chris Lawson, Skip Bartol (Co-PIs))
  8. Center of Excellence in Nanobiomaterials Derived from Biorenewable and Waste Resources, National Science Foundation, (10/01/2011-09/30/2016), $5 M, (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Anil Netravali, Vijaya Rangari, Shaik Zainuddin) (Co-PIs))
  9. Improved Mechanical Properties of COPV Composites and SGM Sensor Efficiency for Increased Safety and Reliability, NASA Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) Research Clusters, UNCF Special Programs, (09/01/2011-08/31/2014), $266,000 (Mahesh Hosur, PI)
  10. Development of Prepreg and Out-of-Autoclave Process for Z-Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Toughened Lightweight Composites, NASA EPSCoR through University of South Alabama (09/01/2010-08/31/2014), $135,000, (Mahesh Hosur, PI). 
  11. EPSCoR C2, University of Alabama in Huntsville (9/01/2010-07/31/2013), $46,580, Mahesh Hosur (PI)
  12. Self-Healing of E-Glass/Epoxy Composites Using Hollow Glass Fibers, U.S. Army Engineering Research Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (08/15/11-12/31/12), $100,000 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Zainuddin (Co-PI))
  13. Alabama Center for Nanocomposite Materials, NSF-EPSCoR (09/01/2008-08/31/2010), $1,250,000 (M. V. Hosur (PI), S. Jeelani, V. K. Rangari (Co-PI’s)), a six university consortium.
  14. Alabama Center for Nanocomposite Materials, NSF-EPSCoR (05/01/2005-04/30/2008), $1,800,000, (M. V. Hosur (PI), S. Jeelani, M. Saha, V. K. Rangari, Y. Zhou (Co-PI’s)), a six university consortium.
  15. Synthesis, Manufacturing and Characterization of Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation (10/01/2003-09/30/2009), $4.5 M, (S. Jeelani (PI), D. Dean, M. V. Hosur, A. Ludwick, H. Mahfuz, M. Reeves, P. Ray (Co-PI’s)), I am the PI of subproject III with a total budget of $985,565.
  16. Investigations on the Mechanical, Multifunctional and Environmental Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites for Marine Applications, Office of Naval Survivability of Affordable Aircraft Composite Structures, Wright Patterson Air Force Research Laboratories (10/01/1999-03/31/2003)  $450,000 (M. V. Hosur (PI), S. Jeelani, J. Krishnagopalan, (Co-Investigators)), a four University consortium. 
  17. Processing and Performance Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Composites with Carbon Nanotubes/Nanofibers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (12/31/08-05/31/11), $360,000 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Zainuddin (Co-PI)). 
  18. MRI: Acquisition of a Material Testing System for Research and Educational Training in Static and Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation (09/01/07-08/31/10), $394,550 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou, Shaik Jeelani (Co-PIs)).      
  19. MRI: Acquisition of Ultrasonic C-Scan System for Research and Educational Training in Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation (09/01/05-08/31/08), $260,368 (Mahesh Hosur(PI), Mrinal C. Saha, Shaik Jeelani, Vijaya K. Rangari, Yuanxin Zhou(Co-PIs)).      
  20. Durability and Life Assessment of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Army Facilities: Experimentation, Modeling and Validation, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (3/1/08-5/28/09), $200,000 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PI)).      
  21. Temperature Effects on the Dynamic Response of Graphite/Epoxy Composite Laminate Under In-plane Compression, Punch Shear and Transverse Loading, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research Laboratory, (10/01/2001-09/30/2003) $ 175,000, (M. V. Hosur (PI), S. Jeelani (Co-PI)), a two University consortium.
  22. Durability and Life Prediction of Nanophased Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Army Facilities, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (12/11/07-2/10/09), $100,000 (Mahesh Hosur (PI), Yuanxin Zhou (Co-PI)).      
  23. Effects of Surface Modifications on the Interfacial Properties of Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation (06/01/05-05/31/06), $100,000 (M. V. Hosur (PI), S. Jeelani, V. K. Rangari, Y. Zhou (Co-PI’s)).
  24. Roadside Explosive Hazard Indicator and Deterrent System (REHIDS), Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Mahesh Hosur (PI), Shaik Jeelani (Co-PI), $56,000, (4/10/10-9/30/10)
(e) Recent Publications 

  1. Shatori Meadows, Mahesh Hosur, Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh and Shaik Jeelani, “Rheological and Cure Kinetics Studies of PET-based Unsaturated Polyester Resin,” Journal of Advanced Materials, Feb. 2016, Vol. 1, pp. 84-99.
  2. Md. Nuruddin, M., Hosur, M., Uddin, M. J., Baah, D. and Jeelani, S., “A novel approach for extracting cellulose nanofibers from lignocellulosic biomass by ball milling combined with chemical treatment,” 2015, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 133, 42990, doi: 10.1002/app.42990
  3. M. E. Hossain, M. K. Hossain, M. V. Hosur, S. Jeelani, “Effect of Dispersion Conditions on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanofiber–Polyester Nanocomposites,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, July 2015, Vol. 137/31005:1-9.
  4. Md. Nuruddin, Raju Gupta, Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, “Synergistic Effect of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Nanoclay on Epoxy Polymer Nanocomposites,” Advanced Materials Research 2015, Vol. 1119 pp. 155-159, doi/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1119.155.
  5. Reaz Chowdhury, Mahesh Hosur, Md. Nuruddin, Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh, Ashok Kumar, Veera Boddu, Jonathan Trovillion and Shaik Jeelani, “Self-Healing epoxy composite- Preparation, characterization and healing performance,” Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2015, 4(1), pp. 33-43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2014.10.016.
  6. Dereca Watkins, Md. Nuruddin, Mahesh Hosur, Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh and Shaik Jeelani, “Extraction and Characterization of Lignin from Different Biomass Resources,” Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 2015, 4(1), pp. 26-32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmrt.2014.10.009.
  7. Muhammad M. Rahman, Mahesh Hosur, Kuang-Ting Hsiao, Landon Wallace, Shaik Jeelani, “Low velocity impact properties of carbon nanofibers integrated carbon fiber/epoxy hybrid composites manufactured by OOA-VBO process,” Composite Structures, Vol. 120, February 2015, pp. 32-40.
  8. Md.  Ekramul Islam, Muhammad M. Rahman, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, “Thermal stability and kinetics analysis of epoxy composites modified with reactive polyol diluent and multi-walled carbon nanotubes,” accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Sept. 20, 2014, DOI:10.1002/APP.41558. 
  9. Mahesh Hosur, Harika Maroju and Shaik Jeelani, “Comparison of effects of alkali treatment on flax fiber reinforced polyester and polyester-biopolymer blend resins,” Polymer and Polymer Composites, Vol. 23, No 4, 2015, pp. 205-217. 
  10. Victor A. Agubra, Mahesh V. Hosur, “Environmental degradation of E-glass/nanocomposite under the combined effect of UV radiation, moisture and rain,” Journal of Polymer Science, Part B. Polymer Physics, Vol. 52, Issue 15, pp. 1024-1029, Aug. 1, 2014.
  11. Mohammad K. Hossian, Md. Mahmudur R. Chowdhury, Mahmud B. Salam, Jonathan Malone, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Jeelani, Nydeia Wright Bolden, “Improved Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite using Amino Functionalized XDCNT,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 131, Issue 17, 5 September 2014.
  12. Hossain, M.K., Karim, M.R., Chowdhury, M.R., Imam, M.A., Hosur, M., Jeelani, S., Farag, R., “Comparative mechanical and thermal study of chemically treated and untreated single sugarcane fiber bundle,” Industrial Crops and Products, vol. 58, 2014, pp. 78-90.
  13. Muhammad M. Rahman, Mahesh Hosur, Shaik Zainuddin, Nusrat Jahan, Everett B. Miller-Smith, Shaik Jeelani, “Enhanced tensile performance of epoxy and E-glass/epoxy composites by randomly-oriented amino-functionalized MWCNTs at low contents,” Journal of Composite Materials, 0021998314525977, first published on March 10, 2014. 
  14. Kailash C Jajam, M. M Rahman, M. V Hosur and Hareesh Tippur, “Fracture behavior of epoxy nanocomposites modified with polyol diluent and amino-functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes: A loading rate study,” Composites Part A, (2014), Vol. 59, pp. 57-69. 
  15. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh, Mahesh Hosur, Eldon Triggs, Peter Owuor and Shaik Jelaani, “Viscoelastic and Thermal Properties of Full and Partially Cured DGEBA Epoxy Resin Composites Modified with Montmorillonite Nanoclay Exposed to UV Radiation,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, Vol. 101, 2014, pp. 81-91.

(f) Honors and Awards

  1. Russell W. Brown Distinguished Scientist Research Award, Tuskegee University Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, April 11, 2014.
  2. Fellow of American Society for Mechanical Engineers, April 2013.
  3. 2011-2012 Faculty Achievement Award at Tuskegee University.
  4. 2009-2010 Faculty Performance Award for Research in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Physical Sciences.
  5. ASME Materials Division recognition for organizing symposia on Design and Manufacturing of Composites, 2003-2009.
  6. ASME Region XI recognition for serving as the Chair of Chattahoochee Section, 2003-2005.
  7. Named in the 2003/2004 America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals. 
  8. Selected for the inclusion in the 1999/2000 Edition of Lexington Who’s Who Registry of Executives and Professionals
(g) Graduate Students (9 PhD, 37 MS)
  1. Shatori Meadows (Thesis): Influence of Different Peroxide Initiators on the Cure Behavior of Bio-based and Recycled Unsaturated Polyester Resins, M. S. Materials Science and Engineering, August 2015. 
  2. Ekramul Islam (Thesis): Low Velocity Impact Characterization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites Modified with MWCNT/Nanoclay Binary Nanoparticles Subjected to Environmental Conditioning, M. S. Materials Science and Engineering, (May 2015, defended on November 24, 2014)
  3. Vertonica Powell-Rose: (Thesis), “Investigations on the Processing and Performance of Surface Modified Woven Flax Fiber Bio-Based Composites” MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.
  4. Tanjheel Mahdi: (Thesis), Characterization of MWCNT/Nanoclay Binary Nanoparticles Modified Composites and Fatigue Performance Evaluation of Nanoclay Modified Fiber Reinforced Composites,” MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.
  5. Md. Nuruddin: (Thesis), “Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites Modified with Cellulose Nanofibers, Isolated From Nonwood Cellulosic Biomass,” MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.
  6. Reaz Chowdhury: (Thesis), Self-Healing of E-glass/Epoxy Composites Using Microencapsulated Epoxy,” MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.
  7. Peter Owuor: (Thesis), “Durability Studies of Hybrid Composites of E-Glass/Carbon Fibers in Different Solvents for Bridge Deck Panel Applications,” MS in Materials Science and Engineering, August 2014.
  8. Eldon Triggs: Development and Life Cycle Analysis of Sustainable Natural Fiber Composites Using Novel Plant Oil Based Polyester Resins, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering, May 2014
  9. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh (Dissertation), Durability Assessment of Epoxy Matrix Properties Used in Fiber Reinforced Nanoclay-Epoxy Composites Exposed to UV Radiation, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering May 2013
  10. Dereca Watkins (Thesis), Synthesis and Thermal Characterization of Modified Resole Phenolic Resins, M.S, Materials Science and Engineering, May 2013
  11. Nusrat Jahan: (Thesis), Influence of Addition of Carboxyl Functionalized MWCNTs on Performance of Neat and Carbon Fiber Reinforced EPON 862, MS Mechanical Engineering, May 2013
  12. Gregory Strawder: (Dissertation), Studies on the Effects of Density and Filler Type on the Behavior of Polyurethane Foam Composite Foam and Their Sandwich Constructions, Ph. D Materials Science and Engineering, May 2013 
  13. Muhammad M. Rahman: (Thesis), A Comprehensive Experimental Study Of E-Glass/Epoxy Composites Modified With Amino-Functionalized MWCNTs, MS Mechanical Engineering, August 2012, co-advised with Dr. Shaik Zainuddin
  14. Mahmud Salaam: (Thesis), Fabrication and Characterization of Epoxy and Carbon/Epoxy Composites Modified with Functionalized Carbon/Epoxy Nanotubes, MS, Mechanical Engineering, August 2012
  15. Harika Moraju: (Thesis), Studies on Fabrication and Characterization of Flax Fiber/Biopolymer Composites, MS, Mechanical Engineering, August 2011.
  16. Gregory Strawder:(Thesis), Fabrication and Characterization of Wood Flour Reinforced Rigid Polyurethane Foam Composites, MS, Mechanical Engineering (May 2011, defended in  December 2010)
  17. Anafo V Agubra: (Thesis), Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation, Moisture, and Rain on Nanophased Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites, MS, Mechanical Engineering (May 2011, defended in December 2010)
  18. Amir Usher: (Thesis), Enhancement in Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Foam Reinforced with Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes,  MS, Mechanical Engineering (May 2011, defended in August 2010)
  19. Rajib Barua: (Thesis), Process Optimization of carbon/Nano fiber/Tubes Infused SC-1 Epoxy Resin Using Various Dispersion Techniques and Parameters, MS, Mechanical Engineering (May 2011, defended in July 2010)
  20. Jessie Mayo Jr.: (Dissertation) Studies on Cutting and Fracture Mechanics of High Performance Fibers, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering (May 2010)
  21. Mary Ellen Moore: (Dissertation) Synthesis and Characterization of Brominated Resole Phenolic Resins and Silicon-Based Resole Phenolic Nanocomposites, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering (May 2010)
  22. Tiffany Williams: (Dissertation) Development of Bio-Based, Hazardous Air Pollutant Free Sheet Molding Compounds, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering (May 2010)
  23. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh: (Thesis) Durability Assessment of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Nanoclay Epoxy Composites Exposed to UV Radiation, MS, Mechanical Engineering (May 2010)
  24. Dangale Robinson: (Dissertation) Process Optimization and Characterization of Low Density Polyurethane Foam and the performance of Nanoclay Infused Low Density Polyurethane Foam Sandwich Composites, Ph. D, Materials Science and Engineering (May 2009)
  25. Shaik Zainuddin: (Dissertation) Durability Studies of Nanophased Composites Subjected to Different Environmental Conditions, Ph. D , Materials Science and Engineering, (May 2009)
  26. Harish Rao: (Thesis) Stab Characterization of Shear Thickening Fluid and Thermoplastic Impregnated Ballistic Fabric Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2009)
  27. Md. Atiqur Bhuyan: (Thesis) Studies on the Processing and Mechanical Characteristics of Carbon Nanofiber Infused Cellular Foams and their Sandwich Constructions, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2009)
  28. Tamanna Rahman: (Thesis) Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Amine Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Epoxy Based Nanocomposites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2009)
  29. Md. Mazedul Islam: (Thesis) Mechanical Characterization of 2D Braided Carbon/Epoxy/ Composites/Nanocomposites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2009)
  30. Merlin Theodore: (Dissertation) Studies on the Kinetics and Characterization of Epoxy Resin Reinforced with A Variety of Functionalized Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, Ph. D, Materials Science Engineering (May 2008)
  31. Sreedhar R. Poluchalla: (Thesis) Stab Characterization of Neat and STF Impregnated Kevlar Fabrics Subjected to Room and Elevated Temperatures, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2008)
  32. Orion Gebremedhin: (Thesis) Processing and Performance of Nanoclay Infused EPON-828, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2007)
  33. Jessie Mayo Jr.: (Thesis) Stab Characterization of Novel Thermoplastic-Kevlar Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, (May 2007) 
  34. Srikrishnan Krishnamoorthy: (Thesis)  Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Polyimide Based Carbon Fiber Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, (May 2007)
  35. Mohammed Aleem: (Thesis) Processing and Performance of Polyurethane/Nanoclay Nanocomposite Foam and Sandwich Construction, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, (May 2007)
  36. Farhan Chowdhury: (Thesis) Processing and Performance Evaluation of Nanoclay Reinforced Carbon/Epoxy Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, (May 2007)
  37. Anand Menon: (Thesis) Microwave Processing and Characterization of Nanoclay Reinforced Epoxy, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2007)
  38. Kunal Jain: (Thesis) Environmental effects on the Low-Velocity Impact Response of Carbon/Epoxy Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (July2005)
  39. Manu K. John: (Thesis) Microwave Assisted Processing and Characterization of Nanophased Polymeric Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (July 2004)
  40. Mohammad Abdullah: (Thesis) Processing and Characterization of Innovative Sandwich Composites, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (July 2004)
  41. Waliul Islam: (Thesis) Dynamic Characterization of Carbon/Epoxy Composites at Elevated, Room and Sub-Zero Temperatures, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2004)
  42. Madhu Adya: (Thesis) Static and Dynamic Characterization of Stitched Carbon/Epoxy Laminates, M.S., Mechanical Engineering (August 2002)
  43. Mohammad Kamal Hossain: (Thesis) Effects of Moisture and Temperature on High Strain Rate Behavior of S2-Glass/Vinyl Ester Composites, M. S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2002)
  44. Mohammed Rezaul Karim: (Thesis) Static and Dynamic Characterization of Stitched S2-Glass/epoxy Laminates M.S., Mechanical Engineering (May 2002)
  45. Jacob Alexander: (Thesis) Dynamic Characterization of Affordable Graphite/Epoxy Laminates, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, (May 2001)
  46. Vishwanath Patil: (Project) Influence of Sensor Diameter on Smart Weave Monitoring and dynamic Characterization, M.S., Electrical Engineering, (May 2001)