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Praveen Kumar

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.

  • Education

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.


    • father: Jagdish Prasad Roy
    • mother: Deomati Devi
    Praveen Kumar
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    Born September 14, 1982
    (age 35)
    • 2003
      Indian Institute of Technology
    • 2005
      University Southern California
    • 2007
      University Southern California
    • 2002
      Research fellow, Institute Materials Research & Engineering
    • 2003 - 2007
      graduate assistant, University Southern California
    • 2007 - 2008
      research associate, Naval Postgraduate School
      Monterey, California, United States
    • 2008
      assistant, research professor Washington State University
      Pullman, Washington, United States