I work in the broad area of computational mechanics, solid mechanics and particle-based methods with a focus on solving problems involving large material deformation, material damage and failure.

I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. My primary focus is to develop reliable computational algorithms and, based on them, analyze strength and toughness of soft composites gaining new insights into their mechanical behavior and design.

I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech., USA. I worked under the guidance of Prof. Romesh C Batra with an aim to model and understand the behaviours of ceramic composite armours under the high-velocity impacts. Prior to this, I was a senior researcher in ESS Engineering Software Steyr GmbH, 4400 Steyr, Austria. I developed a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) accelerated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) solver to simulate the deformation of solids and geomaterials.

I was a Ph.D student in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India under the supervision of Prof. Amit Shaw.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2011. Subsequently, I joined Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and got my Master of Technology degree in Structural Engineering in 2013. I joined IIT Kharagpur for my doctoral work in 2013. The highlights of my Ph.D. research work include

  1. Development of a computational framework based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), utilising which I modelled the crack paths, material damage and failure under impact loading without requiring any special treatment such as enrichment, particle splitting or visibility criteria.
  2. Development of a corrective SPH formulation to ensure energy conservation for consistent kernel.

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Contact Details

Md Rushdie Ibne Islam
Room Number: 325
Borowitz Civil Engineering Building
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Technion City, Haifa 32000, Israel