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Associate Professor Mrinal C. Saha

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University, 2001
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, 1988

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Processing of Advanced Materials (Composites, Nanocomposites, and Sandwich structures)

Polymer foams and Thin Films

Multifunctional Materials

Static and Dynamics Characterization

Impact Dynamics and Damage Tolerance of Composites

COURSE TAUGHT
AME 2113 Statics
AME2303 Design, Materials and Manufacturing Processes
AME 4553 Design Practicum
AME 4832 Micro and Nano Materials Lab
AME 5023 Elastic Stress Analysis
AME 5143 Nanocomposites

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS
Junior Faculty Research Award, Office of the Vice President of Research, University of Oklahoma, 2010

Best Paper Award, ASME 7th Symposium on International Design and Design Education, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2010

Faculty Performance Award for Research, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Physical Sciences, Tuskegee University, 2005

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
A. Balakrishnan, M.C. Saha, "Tensile and Thermal Conductivity Characterization of Toughened Epoxy/CNT Nanocomposites," Materials Science & Engineering A, 528 (2011), pp. 906-913 (published online – December 15, 2010)

M.C. Saha, B. Barua, S. Mohan, "Study on the Cure Kinetic Behavior of Thermosetting Polyurethane Solids and Foams: Effect of Temperature, Density, and Carbon Nanofiber," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 133 (2011), DOI:10.1115/1.4002649 (published online December 02, 2010)

A. Balakrishnan, M.C. Saha, "Processing and Characterization of Thermoplastic Polyurethane Nanocomposite Thin Films" Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 133 (2011), DOI: 10.1115/1.4002645 (published online December 02, 2010)

M.C. Saha, S. Mohan, A. Balakrishnan, "Frequency and Temperature Dependent Dynamic Shear Response of Polyurethane Foams," International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation (IJMatEI), v 1, n 2, 235-253, 2009

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Chair, Materials Division of the ASME, Technical Committee of the Composites and Heterogeneous Materials, 2010-2012

Session Organizer and Chair of the ASME IMECE

Reviewer of the Journal of Composite Materials, Materials Science and Engineering A, Carbon, Journal of Materials Science

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM)

American Society for Composites (ASC)

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Contact Information

(405) 325-1098
Felgar Hall 208A
msaha@ou.edu

Office Hours:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:00-4:30PM