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Dr. Pandi P.

Assistant Professor

Alliance College of Engineering and Design

Dr. Pandi Pitchai holds a Doctorate in Structural Mechanics from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He holds two postdoctoral qualifications - an Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Aerospace Engineering (NMCAD Lab) at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the same department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He also had visiting researcher position at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Science, Poland. He has earned Sreeharsha Memorial Prize and a silver medal while doing his M.S. (by research) from IIT Madras. During his Ph.D. and Postdoc research, he was primarily working on multi-scale modeling of heterogeneous bodies and developed his own novel computational framework to solve effectively various micromechanics related problems compared to the conventional method.

Dr. Pitchai had received numerous awards & recognition from various research institutions and organizations such as IIT Madras, European Commission, KMM-VIN, Belgium, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, and Director of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu. His current research interest includes computational mechanics, micromechanics, variational asymptotic method, structural health monitoring, stochastic, model order reduction, composite structures, and machine learning.

  • Pitchai, Pandi, Dineshkumar Harursampath and P.J. Guruprasad, “Stochastic analysis of the three phase composite using variational asymptotic based homogenization technique coupled with stochastic reduced order model” Composite structures (Under preparation)
  • Pitchai, Pandi and Gabriella Bolzon. "Determination of the effective and local field properties of metal ceramic composites using proper orthogonal coupled with radial basis function." Archive of Applied Mechanics (to be submitted).
  • W?glewski W., Pitchai Pandi., P.J. Guruprasad, Chmielewski M and Basista M..Thermal properties of Cu-SiC bulk composites - effect of metallic coating – numerical explanation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (to be submitted).
  • Gabriella, Bolzon and Pitchai, Pandi. “The influence of imperfect interfaces on the measurable effective properties of ceramic composites”. Composite Interface (IF:2.32).
  • Pitchai, Pandi, Niraj Kumar Jha, Rajeev G. Nair and P.J. Guruprasad. “A coupled framework of variational asymptotic method-based homogenization technique and Monte Carlo approach for the uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of unidirectional composites”. Composite Structures 263C(2021): 113656 (IF:5.407).
  • Pitchai, Pandi and P.J. Guruprasad. "Determination of the influence of interfacial thermal resistance in a three phase composite using variational asymptotic based homogenization method." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 155C (2020): 119889 (IF: 5.584).
  • W?glewski, Witold, Pitchai, Pandi, Kamil Bochenek, Gabriella Bolzon, Ruth Konetschnik, Bernhard Sartory, Reinhold Ebner, Daniel Kiener, and Micha? Basista. "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Deformation and Fracture Mode of Microcantilever Beams Made of Cr(Re)/Al2O3 Metal–Matrix Composite." Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 51, 2377–2390 (2020). (IF : 2.050).
  • Pitchai, Pandi, Harald Berger, and P. J. Guruprasad. "Investigating the influence of interface in a three phase composite using variational asymptotic method based homogenization technique." Composite Structures 233 (2020): 111562.
  • Pitchai, Pandi, U. Saravanan, and Rupen Goswami. "Mechanics-based algorithms to determine the current state of a bridge using quasi-static loading and strain measurement." Structural Health Monitoring 18, no. 5-6 (2019): 1874-1888.
  • Pandi, Pitchai, and Gabriella Bolzon. "A numerical investigation of the influence of the material microstructure on the failure mode of metal ceramic composites." Engineering Transactions 64, no. 4 (2016): 547-553. (SJR: 0.22).


    International Book Chapters

    • Bolzon, Gabriella, and Pitchai Pandi. "The influence of imperfect interfaces on the overall mechanical response of metal-matrix composites." In Advances in Mechanics: Theoretical, Computational and Interdisciplinary Issues: 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-02906-4.
    • Bolzon, Gabriella, and Pitchai Pandi. "APPLICATIONS AND MODELLING CHALLENGES OF METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES." 71-88, 2017, Nova Science Publisher, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53612-161-2.

      Awards and Achievements

      • 2021: Honorary Postdoctoral Fellowship at NMCAD LAB (Indian Institute of Science Bangalore).
      • 2018-2021: Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay).
      • 2016: KMM-VIN Fellowship (European Virtual Institute on Knowledge-based Multifunctional Materials AISBL(KMM-VIN), Belgium) – Visiting Researcher at Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Poland.
      • 2013: Erasmus Mundus Heritage Fellowship (Ecole Centrale Nantes, France).

      Invited Talks

      • Short term course on Aircraft Stealth Technology (November 2019): Organized by Prof. Shripad P. Mahulikar, IIT Bombay: Introduction to materials design for stealth technology.
      • Invited Virtual Group Meeting (May 24, 2021) at University of Bristol, UK, Organized by Prof. Dong Liu: Computational based micromechanical analysis of the hetrogeneous bodies.


      •  Life member Since (2009): Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers India (AM137145-5).

        • Pandi, U.Saravanan and R.Goswami, An algorithm to determine the current state of statically determinate bridge from strain measurement”, The 7th International workshop on advanced smart materials and smart structures technology, ANCRiSST2012, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India., July, 27-28-2012.
        • Pandi and G.Bolzon, A numerical investigation of the influence of the material microstructure on the failure mode of metal ceramic composites, 40th Solid Mechanics Conference, 29-8-2016, 2-09-2016, Warsaw, Poland.
        • Bolzon and P.Pandi, Approximate models of localized deformation in metal matrix composites, Special workshop MULTISCALE MODELING OF HETEROGENEOUS STRUCTURES, September 21 - 23, 2016, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
        • P and P.J Guruprasad, Investigating the effect of interface in a three-phase composite material using the variational asymptotic method-based homogenization technique, 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites (MECHCOMP5), July, 1-4, 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.