Area of Interests
advanced materials including nanopolymers,
and functionally graded composites,
including multiscale composites,
of polymeric products,
of Military Battle Tank Arjuna
of materials in Fuel
performance structural composites,
Sir Narendra Modi handed over a replica of the Arjun Main Battle Tank
(MK-1A) to Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in Chennai on
February 14, 2021. | Photo Credit: Ragu R
It is an
indigenously designed tank which has been developed and manufactured by
CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions.
Acknowledgement: Prof. Anil K. Bhowmick (PhD Advisor), IIT-Kharagpur;
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE); Dr. S.S.
Prasad, IS and Director, DTSR (DRDO); Dr. H.H. Bhargava, Dy Director, DTSR (DRDO);
Mr. Subhas C, Saraf, Chairman and Managing Director, Madras Elastomers
Limited; Friends of Madras Elastomers Limited; and.......
Prof. Kar had his early educations in his
village, Khakurda, West Midnapur. Subsequently, he pursued higher studies
from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, and Iowa State
University, USA before joining as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering and Materials science at IIT Kanpur in 2001. He was a BOYSCAST
Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, USA in 2003 (May-December). He was promoted to an Assistant
Professor in 2002, Associate Professor in 2007 and Professor in 2012. He was
a Head of Indisplinary Programme in Materials Science.