Pradeep Sharma Ph.D.
Pradeep Sharma was born in Badrukhan, Punjab(India) in 1973. He received his Ph.D. in micromechanics of materials (mechanical engineering) from University of Maryland at College Park in the year 2000.He also has background in solid state and mathematical physics. Subsequent to his doctoral degree, he was employed at General Electric R & D for more than three years as a research scientist. There he worked in two simultaneous programs on Nanotechnology and Photonics apart from basic research in problems of mechanics of materials. He joined the department of mechanical engineering at University of Houston in January 2004 as an assistant professor. His honors and awards include the Young Investigators Award from Office of Naval Research and the Texas Space Grants Consortium New Investigators Program Award. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.
Education1994, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India; Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering,University of Maryland, College Park
Career Highlights2005-present, Bill Cook Endowed Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Houston, TX
2005-present, (Joint Appointment) Department of Physics, University of Houston, TX
2004-2005, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, TX
2000–2003, Research Scientist, General Electric Corp. R & D, Schenectady, NY
Awards(1) ONR Young Investigator Award
(2) Bill D. Cook Faculty Scholar
(3) Texas Space Grants Consortium New Investigators Program Award
(4) Editorial Board: Journal of Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience
(5) ICTAM Travel Fellowship
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