Ajit D. Kelkar

TitleProfessor

DepartmentJoint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Phone336-285-2864

Emailkelkar@ncat.edu

Websitehttp://jsnn.ncat.uncg.edu

OfficeJoint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Room: 208-C

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Ajit D. Kelkar

Education

Ph D: Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University, 1985

MS: Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1981

BS: Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, 1975


Research Interests

Atomistic Modeling , Nano Engineered Materials, Eletrospinning, Molecular Dynamic Simulations, Nanotechnology, Multifunctional Materials, Crashworthiness, Low Cost Composite Manufacturing (VARTM Processing), Mechanical Characterization of Materials including Metals, Polymeric Composites (Tape and Textile), Ceramics and Ceramic Composites, Computer Aided Design and Modeling, Finite Element and Finite Difference Modeling, Numerical Analysis, Fatigue and Impact Modeling and Testing of Polymeric Composites, Ceramic Composites, Textile Composites, Micromechanics Modeling and Testing, Single Fiber Modeling and Testing


Recent Publications

Zhang,  Lifeng  Gbewonyo,  Spero  Aboagye,  Alex  Kelkar,  Ajit  ( 2019).  Development of Carbon Nanofibers from Electrospinning.  In Mark J. Schulz, Vesselin Shanov, Zhangzhang Yin, Marc Cahay,  Nanotube Superfiber Materials    Elsevier Inc.: Cambridge.

Harrison,  Haley  Lamb,  Jason  Nowlin,  Kyle  Ghiassi,  Kamran  Guenthner,  Andrew  Kelkar,  Ajit  Alston,  Jeffrey  ( 2019).  Quantification of hexagonal boron nitride impurities in boron nitride nanotubes via FTIR spectroscopy.    Nanoscale Advances/RSC.

Woosley,  S.  Abuali Galehdari,  N.  Kelkar,  Ajit  Aravamudhan,  Shyam  ( 2018).  Fused deposition modeling 3D printing of boron nitride composites for neutron radiation shielding.  ( 22,  33,  pp. 3657-3664).   Journal of Materials Research.

Islam,  ABM   Kelkar,  Ajit  Ryan,  James  Ryan,  Thomas  ( 2018).  STEM Outreach Using In-House and Mobile Demonstrations.  ( 4,  19,  ).   Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research.

Tian,  Qiong  Yu,  Demei  Zhang,  Lifeng  Kelkar,  Ajit  ( 2018).  Chemistry Research Summaries.  In Lucille Monaco Cacioppo  ( 20,  pp. 301-302).   Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Tian,  Q.  Yu,  D.  Zhang,  Lifeng  Kelkar,  A.D.  ( 2017).  Composite laminate prepared from boron nitride nanoparticle (BNNP) enhanced prepregs.    Boron Nitride: Properties, Synthesis and Applications.

Abuali Galehdari,  N.  Kelkar,  A.D.  ( 2017).  Effect of neutron radiation on the mechanical and thermophysical properties of nanoengineered polymer composites.  ( 2,  32,  pp. 426-434).   Journal of Materials Research.

Wang,  G.  Yu,  D.  Kelkar,  A.D.  Zhang,  Lifeng  ( 2017).  Electrospun nanofiber: Emerging reinforcing filler in polymer matrix composite materials.  ( 75,  pp. 73-107).   Progress in Polymer Science.

Iftekharul Islam,  A.B.M.  Kelkar,  A.D.  ( 2017).  Prospects and challenges of nanomaterial engineered prepregs for improving interlaminar properties of laminated composites - A review.  ( 2,  7,  pp. 102-108).   MRS Communications.

Wang,  Guolong  Yu,  Demei  Kelkar,  Ajit  Zhang,  Lifeng  ( 2017).  Electrospun nanofiber: Emerging reinforcing filler in polymer matrix composite materials.  ( 75,  pp. 73-107).   Progress in Polymer Science.

Tian,  Qiong  Yu,  Demei  Zhang,  Lifeng  Kelkar,  Ajit  ( 2017).  Composite laminate prepared from boron nitride nanoparticle (BNNP) enhanced prepregs.  In Eugene Moran    Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Islam,  ABM  Kelkar,  Ajit  ( 2017).  Prospects and challenges of nanomaterial engineered prepregs for improving interlaminar properties of laminated composites—-a review.  No  ( MRS Communications, 1-7. doi:10.1557/mrc.2017.13,  pp. 1–7).   MRS Communications.