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Prior to joining IIT Madras Prabhu Rajagpopal worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Imperial College London where he developed hybrid modeling techniques for ultrasonic inspection of welds on a Rolls Royce funded project. While in the UK he served as a co-consultant to companies including BAE systems, British Energy Ltd and Frazer Nash Consultancy. He is currently the principal investigator in a BRNS sponsored project on advanced NDE techniques for the nuclear industry, a four-year European Union FP-7 funded international collaborative project on the health monitoring of wind farms and a DST-funded four-year Indo-German consortium project on the inspection of adhesive bonded joints for the public transport bus industry.
His areas of expertise include guided ultrasonic inspection, modeling of elastic wave phenomena and analysis of wave scattering.
Awards & Honors
Awarded the prestigious Shastri Research Grant, 2014 by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
Chaired session on Guided waves at 3rd International Conference on Ultrasonics, Singapore, 2013
Invited Speaker Indian Society for NDT – annual conference NDE (Chennai 2011, NCR 2012)
Regular reviewer of research articles submitted to scientific journals such as the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, International Journal of SHM, IEEE TUFFC, J NDE, ISNT J. NDT & E etc
Presented work at number of international and national conferences, including Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (USA, 2006-2012), International Conference on NDE for structural integrity in nuclear and pressurized components (Germany 2010, Japan 2009), Conference of British Institute of NDT (2005, 2008), Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (UK, 2006) and Conference of Indian Society for NDT (2009, 2011-12)
Won 3rd prize in international student poster competition held at Annual Review of Progress in QNDE, USA (2005)
Awarded the GE fellowship for Masters’ students excelling in the field of Nondestructive Evaluation (2002-2003)
Ramdhas, A., R. K. Pattanayak, K. Balasubramaniam, and P. Rajagopal. Symmetric low-frequency feature guided ultrasonic waves in plates with transverse bends (2014). Ultrasonics (accepted)
B. Verma, T.K. Mishra, K. Balasubramaniam and P. Rajagopal, Interaction of low-frequency axisymmetric ultrasonic guided waves with bends in pipes of arbitrary bend angle and general bend radius, (2013), Ultrasonics, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2013.10.007
B. Verma, T.K. Mishra, K. Balasubramaniam and P. Rajagopal, Interaction of low-frequency axisymmetric ultrasonic guided waves with bends in pipes of arbitrary bend angle and general bend radius, (2013), Ultrasonics, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2013.10.007.
P. Rajagopal, E. Skelton, W. Choi, M.J.S. Lowe and R. Craster, Generic time domain hybrid models for elastodynamics. (2012) IEEE Trans. Ultrasonic Ferr. Freq. Control, 59: 1239-1252s.