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Avinash Parashar
Avinash Parashar Assistant Professor drap1fme[at] 01332-284801
Areas of Interest
  • Design, Composites, Nanocomposites, FEM, Fracture Mechanics, damage mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Nanomechanics, Graphene, CNT, h-BN nanosheets, nuclear materials
Professional Background
2014PresentAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology-Roorkee
20132014Attached ScientistAtomic Energy of Canada Limited
20122013PostdoctoralJohn Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Honors and Awards
Institute Research FellowshipIIT Roorkee2019
Excellent grades for executing research project of Nanomission, DSTIIT Roorkee2018
3rd Prize in Paper, International Conference on Processing and Characterisation of MaterialsNIT Rourkela2018
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited postdoctoral fellowshipAtomic Energy of Canada Limited2013
NSERC (Visiting postdoctoral fellowship)Canadian Government Laboratories2013
NSERC postgraduate scholarship (PGS D3)University of Alberta/ University of Toronto2009-2012
Alberta innovates graduate scholarship in nanotechnologyUniversity of Alberta2010-2012
Ontario graduate scholarshipUniversity of Toronto2009
Presidents doctoral prize of distinction University of Alberta2009-2012
ASME OMAE Calgary graduate scholarshipUniversity of Alberta2010-2012
Tuition fees waiverUniversity of Alberta2009
University of Toronto fellowshipUniversity of Toronto2008
President scout K.V. # 3 Jaipur1994
Educational Details
PhDMechanical EngineeringUniversity of Alberta2012
B.E.Mechanical EngineeringMANIT-Bhopal2002
Administrative Background
20042006Executive EngineerNational Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC Ltd.)
20032004EngineerHonda Siel Cars India Ltd.
20022003Graduate EngineerLML Ltd
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Tailoring of polymer properties using nanofillersIIT Roorkee (MHRD)2014
A molecular dynamics based atomistic simulation to study the effect of nanofiller on the mechanical Nanomission, Department of Science and Technology2015
Atomistic simulations to study irradiation damage in alloysDepartment of Atomic Energy, BRNS2016
Defective graphene and h-BN nanosheet CSIR2018
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Alberta, Professional Engineer
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Engineering Analysis and DesignMI-291Mechanical EngineeringAutumn
Mechanics of CompositesMIN-560Mechanical EngineeringSpring
Machine DesignMI-212Production & IndustrialSpring
Measurement and InstrumentationMI-362Mechanical EngineeringSpring
Modeling and SimualtionNT-504NanotechnologySpring
Engineering DrawingMI-108Mechanical EngineeringSpring
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Molecular dynamics based atomistic simulations of defective grapheneMr. Rajasekaran GA2014
Molecular dynamics based simulations of BN reinforced nanocompositesMr. Rajesh KumarA2014
NanocompositesAkarsh VermaO2016
Nuclear IrradiationDivya SinghO2016
Polycrystalline 2D nanomaterialsBharat Bhushan SharmaO2017
High strain rate behaviour of nano-compositeAnkur ChaurasiaO2018
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Applications of Computational Techniques in Engineering Using MatlabTEQIP IIT RoorkeeJune 2019
Special Lectures Delivered
Atomistic Modeling of NanofillersQIP, IIT Saharanpur21/2/2015
Atomistic simulations of pristine and defective 2D nano materialsMahatma Gandhi UniversityApril, 201
2D NanomaterialsGeetanjali Engineering College, Udaipur2018
Refereed Journal Papers

        Book Chapter

  1. Akarsh Verma, Naman Jain, Avinash Parashar, Suchart Siengchin, Vinay K Singh, Sanjay MR (2019), Surface modification techniques for the preparation of different novel biofibers for composites. In book: Biofibers and Biopolymers for Biocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization, and Properties. Publisher: Springer Nature.

        Joiurnal Articles

  1. Ankur Chaurasia, Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Rahul S Mulik, (2019) An Experimental and Computational Study to Analyse the Effect of h-BN Nanosheets on Mechanical Behaviour of h-BN/Polyethylene Nanocomposite. The Journal of physical chemistry C, 123, 20059-20070.
  2. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar, Rajeev Kapoor, Apu Sarkar, A. Kedharnath (2019), Molecular dynamics-based simulations to study crack tip interaction with symmetrical and asymmetrical tilt grain boundaries in zirconiumJournal of nuclear materials, 526,151739.
  3. Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Avinash Parashar (2019) Atomistic simulations to study the effect of water molecules on the mechanical behavior of functionalized and non-functionalized h-BN .Computational materials science, 169, 109092.
  4. Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Avinash Parashar (2019) Atomisitc simulations to study the effect of grain boundaries and hydrogen functionalisation on the fracture toughness of bi-crystalline h-BN nanosheets.PCCP, 21, 13116-13125.
  5. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar (2019) Effect of Nb precipitate on defect formation and migration energies in bi-crystalline Zr. Materials chemistry and physics, 235, 121729.
  6. Saurabh S Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Avinash Parashar (2019Defect formation dynamics in dry and water submerged graphene nanosheets. Materials research express, 6, 075063
  7. Saurabh S Sharma, Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Avinash Parashar (2019) Mechanical and fracture behaviour of water submerged graphene. Journal of applied physics, 125, 215107
  8. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar (2019Atomistic simulations to study the effect of Nb precipitate on fracture properties of bi-crystalline Zr. Journal of physics D: applied physics, 52,355304
  9. Akarsh Verma, Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar (2019Enhanced thermal transport across bi-crystalline graphene-polymer interface: An atomistic approach. PCCP, 21, 6229-6237
  10. Bharat Bhushan Sharma, Avinash Parashar, (2019) A review on thermo-mechanical properties of bi-crystalline and polycrystalline 2D nanomaterials. Critical reviews in solid state and materials sciences. (Published online)
  11. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Muthukumaran Packirisamy (2019), Effect of grain boundaries on the interfacial behaviour of graphene-polyethylene nanocomposite. Applied surface science, 470, 1085-1092.
  12. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar, Rajeev Kapoor, Apu Sarkar, A. Kedharnath (2019), Effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical tilt grain boundaries on the tensile deformation of zirconium bi-crystals: a MD based study. Journal of Materials science, 54, 3082-3095
  13. Vibhor Singla, Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2019), A molecular dynamics based study to estimate the point defects formation energies in graphene containing STW defects. Materials research express, 6,015606 (SPARK INTRENSHIP WORK)
  14. Divya Singh, Pankaj Sharma, Sahil Jindal, Prince Kumar, Piyush Kumar, Avinash Parashar (2018): Atomistic simulations to study crack tip behaviour in single crystal of bcc Niobium and hcp Zirconium. Current applied physics 19,37-43.
  15. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2018) Structural and Chemical Insights into Thermal Transport for Strained Functionalised Graphene: A Molecular Dynamics Study. Materials research express, 5,116505.
  16. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2018) Tailoring the failure morphology of bicrystalline graphene oxide. Journal of Applied Physics, 124, 015102. 
  17. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2018) Reactive force field based atomistic simulations to study fracture toughness of bicrystalline graphene functionalised with oxide groups. Diamond and Related Materials, 88, 193-203.
  18. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar (2018) Effect of symmetrical and asymmetrical tilt grain boundaries on radiation induced defects in zirconium. Journal of Physics D: Applied physics, 51,265301.
  19. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar (2018) Effect of geometrical defects and functionalization on the interfacial strength of h-BN / polyethylene based nanocomposite. Polymer, 146, 82-90.
  20. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2018) Molecular dynamics based simulations to study the fracture strength of monolayer graphene oxide. Nanotechnology 29,115706.
  21. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar (2018) Effect of symmetric and asymmetric tilt grain boundaries on the tensile behaviour of bcc-Niobium. Computational materials science, 143, 126-132
  22. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2018) Molecular dynamics based simulations to study failure morphology of hydroxyl and epoxide functionalised graphene. Computational materials science. 143, 15-26 
  23. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Muthukumaran Packirisamy (2018) Atomistic modeling of graphene/h-BN polymer nanocomposites: A review. Wires Computational molecular science. 3,1-50
  24. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, Pierre Martiny (2018) Displacement thresholds and knock-on cross sections for hydrogenated h-BN monolayers. Computational materials science. 142,82-88
  25. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2017) Dislocation assisted crack healing in h-BN nanosheets. PCCP,19, 21739-21747 
  26. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar,(2017) Effect of STW defects on mechanical properties and fracture toughness of pristine and hydrogenated graphene. PCCP, 19, 16023 - 6037
  27. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2017)Fracture toughness enhancement of h-BN monolayers via hydrogen-passivation of crack surface. Nanotechnology ,28,165702
  28. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar, (2017) Enhancement of Fracture Toughness of Graphene via Crack Bridging with Stone-Thrower-Wales Defects. Diamond and related materials. 74,90-99
  29. Avinash Parashar, Divya Singh, (2017) Molecular dynamics based study of an irradiated single crystal of niobium. Computational materials science.131,48-54
  30. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar, (2016Anisotropic compressive response of Stone-Thrower-Wales defects in graphene: A molecular dynamics study. Materials research express, 9 095015
  31. Rajesh Kumar, Pierre Pertiny, Avinash Parashar, (2016) Effects of Different Hydrogenation Regimes on Mechanical Properties of h-BN: A Reactive Force Field Study: A Reactive Force Field Study. The Journal of physical chemistry C120, 21932–21938
  32. Muse Degefe, Avinash Parashar, (2016) Effect of non-bonded interactions on failure morphology of defective graphene. Materials research express, 4, 045009
  33. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar, (2016Molecular Dynamics Study on Mechanical Response and Failure Behaviour of Graphene: Performance Enhancement via 5-7-7-5 Defects. RSC Advances,6, 26361-26373
  34. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar, (2016) Molecular dynamics based simulations to study the effect of modified cut-off function for Tersoff potential on estimating mechanical properties of graphene. Material research express , , 035011.
  35. Rajesh Kumar, Rajasekaran G,  Avinash Parashar, (2016), Optimised cut-off function for Tersoff like potentials for BN nanosheet: A molecular dynamics studyNanotechnology27,085706
  36. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2016), Atomistic modelling of mechanical and thermal properties of BN nanofillers: a review. Nanoscale8,22-49.
  37. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar (2016) Effect of point and line defects on the properties of graphene. Critical reviews in solid state and materials sciences. 41,46-70.
  38. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Effect of van der Waals interaction on the fracture characteristics of graphene sheet. Solid State Communication. 173, 56-60.
  39. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Effect of van der Waals forces on the buckling strength of multiple graphene sheets. Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 10, 2626-2630.
  40. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny (2013) Multiscale model to study fracture toughening in graphene/polymer nanocomposites, International Journal of Fracture, 179, 221-228.
  41. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Failure mechanism in adhesively bonded FRP pipe sections with different fibre architecture, Composite Part B 47, 102-106.
  42. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Finite element analysis to study the effect of dimensional and geometrical parameters on the stability of graphene sheets. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 10, 292-296.
  43. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Representative volume element to estimate buckling behavior of graphene/polymer nanocomposite. Nanoscale Research Letters, 7, 515. (Highly Accessed Article)
  44. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Multiscale model to investigate the effect of graphene on the fracture characteristics of graphene/polymer nanocomposite, Nanoscale Research Letters, 7, 595. (In Oct 2012 was listed among the top 20 downloaded papers)
  45. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Effect of FRP pipe scaling on its adhesive bonding strength. Journal of Adhesion, 88, 866-880.
  46. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Study of mode I fracture of graphene sheets using atomistic based finite element modeling and virtual crack closure technique. International Journal of Fracture, 176,119-126.
  47. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Adhesively bonded composite tubular joints: Review. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 38, 58-68. (In Oct 2012 was listed among the top 5 downloaded papers)
  48. Jasjit Singh Mann, Avinash Parashar, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar, (2010) Numerical and experimental analysis of nanosecond pulsed laser drilling with dual frequency. International Journal of Abrasion Technology, 3, 141-156.
  49. Ankur Shah, Avinash Parashar, Jasjit Singh Mann, N.R. Sivakumar, (2009) Interference assisted laser induced forward transfer for structured patterning. The Open Applied Physics, 2, 49-52.
  50. Avinash Parashar, Jasjit Singh Mann, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar, (2009) Numerical and experimental study of interference based micromachining of stainless steel. Journal of Laser Micro/Nano Engineering, 4, 124-127.
  51. Jasjit Singh Mann, Avinash Parashar, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar, (2009) Optical setup with high power transmission for creating gratings at the focusing length. Journal of Modern Optics, 56, 1341-1347.
  52. Avinash Parashar, Jasjit Singh Mann, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar, (2009) Interference based marking method for toric contact eye lens inserts. Journal of Modern Optics, 56, 855-862.
  53. Avinash Parashar, Ankur Shah, Muthukumaran Packirisamy, N.R.Sivakumar, (2007) Three cavity tunable MEMS Fabry Perot interferometer. Journal of Sensors, 7, 3071-3083. (Published in special issue on modeling, testing and reliability issues in MEMS engineering)


Conference   proceeding

  1. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Role of chemical species in fracture mechanics of graphene nanolayer.Materials Today proceedings 2018.
  2. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar,M.Packirisamy, Molecular mechanics of oxidation on strained 2D nanomaterial: a reaxFF study.ACMS 2018, IIT Roorkee
  3. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Strength and fracture investigation of polycrystalline graphene with tilt grain boundaris. ACMS 2018, IIT Roorkee
  4. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Characterisation of 2D nanomaterials for energy storage. 2017  International conference on theoretical, applied, computational and experimental mechanics. IIT Kharagpur
  5. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Mechanics of plasticity in epoxide functionalised nanographene. 2017 International conference on advances in materials & processing: challenges & opportunities, IIT Roorkee
  6. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Molecular insights on 2D nanomaterials for hydrogen storage. 2017, International conference on advances in materials & processing: challenges & opportunities, IIT Roorkee
  7. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar, Molecular dynamics based simulations to study grain boundaries in niobium. 2017, INCAM 2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
  8. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Effect of hydrogenation on mechanical and fracture properties of graphene. 2017, INCAM 2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
  9. Rajasekaran G, Avinash Parashar, Effect of topological defects nmechanical properties of graphene sheets: a moelcular dynamics study. 2017; Materials today proceedings
  10. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny. Impact of scaling on fracture strength of adhesively bonded fibre reinforced polymer piping. Procedia Engineering. 2011; 10 : 455-459.
  11. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny. Challenges in joining thermoset composite piping. International pipeline conference.2010 Calgary -IPC2010-31297
  12. Pierre Mertiny, Mohamed T. Bashar, Avinash Parashar, Kulwinder Juss. Technological advances for improved performance and operation of fiber reinforced polymer piping. ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference.2010
  13. Avinash Parashar, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar. Laser micromachining for biomedical applications. International Conference LPM.2008 Quebec.
  14. Avinash Parashar, Mukesh K. Meena. Robotics and artificial intelligence.National Level Conference DOKINCE.2001. India.
  15. Avinash Parashar, AshutoshPandey. Space Robotics. National Level Conference PRODIGY. 2001. India