Shobhan Roy, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Excellent Presentation Award on November 18th, 2021, at the ISEM 2021 conference in Tokyo, Japan. Roy was granted this award for his "excellent presentation at the 7th International Symposium on Energetic Materials and their applications."
Roy is studying the shock response of energetic materials, such as those used in rockets and missiles. "My work is in computation modeling and understanding how these sensitive materials deform at the micro-scale due to impact-induced stresses, which will enable designers to augment the safety and performance of these materials," he said. The computational work is part of a large AFOSR-MURI project and is performed, "tandem with experiments conducted by our collaborators at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign."
Roy is currently working with Professor H.S. Udaykumar as a graduate research assistant at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering. He is also a College of Engineering Dean's Fellow.