Praveen Kumar, Indian engineering educator, researcher. Recipient Directors National prize, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2001-2002; Deans Fellowship, University Southern California, 2003-2006. Member of Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Materials Research Society.
Kumar, Praveen was born on September 14, 1982 in Saran, Bihar, India. Son of Jagdish Prasad Roy and Deomati Devi.
Bachelor of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2003; Master of Science, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 2005; Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 2007.
Research fellow Institute Materials Research & Engineering, Singapore, 2002. Graduate assistant University Southern California, 2003—2007. Research associate Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, 2007—2008.
Assistant research professor Washington State University, Pullman, since 2008.
Achievements include research in proposed incontrovertible insights into the problem of Harper-Dorn creep, a 50-years old debate, by producing highly consistent experimental data and a first principle analytical model. Research in ductility-strength paradox and successfully proposed a guideline to achieve higher ductility and higher strength, simultaneously. Research in grain boundary sliding as the dominant deformation mechanism in the ultrafine grained materials being tested under superplastic conditions.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member of Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, Materials Research Society.