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Avinash Parashar
Avinash Parashar Assistant Professor drap1fme[at] 01332-284801
Areas of Interest
  • Material Science, Nanotechnology, Composites, Nanocomposites, Atomistic Modeling, Finite element modeling, Molecular dynamics
Professional Background
2014PresentAssistant ProfessorIndian Institute of Technology-Roorkee
20132014Attached ScientistAtomic Energy of Canada Limited
20122013PostdoctoralJohn Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Honors and Awards
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
Presidents doctoral prize of distinction University of Alberta2009-2012
Ontario graduate scholarshipUniversity of Toronto2009
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
  • 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 KumarO2015
NanocompositesAkarsh VermaO2016
Nuclear IrradiationDivya SinghO2016
Special Lectures Delivered
Atomistic Modeling of NanofillersQIP, IIT Saharanpur21/2/2015
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar (2017Molecular dynamics based simulations to study transition in failure morphology of hydroxyl functionalised graphene. Computational materials science. (Revisions received)
  2. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Muthukumaran Packirisamy (2017) Atomistic modeling of graphene/h-BN polymer nanocomposites: A review. Wires Computational molecular science (In Press)
  3. 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
  4. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2017) Dislocation assisted crack healing in h-BN nanosheets. PCCP,19, 21739-21747 
  5. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar,(2017) Effect of STW defects on mechanical properties and fracture toughness of pristine and hydrogenated graphene. PCCP, 19, 16023 - 6037
  6. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2017)Fracture toughness enhancement of h-BN monolayers via hydrogen-passivation of crack surface. Nanotechnology ,28,165702
  7. 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
  8. Avinash Parashar, Divya Singh, (2017) Molecular dynamics based study of an irradiated single crystal of niobium. Computational materials science.131,48-54
  9. Rajasekaran G., Avinash Parashar, (2016Anisotropic compressive response of Stone-Thrower-Wales defects in graphene: A molecular dynamics study. Materials research express, 9 095015
  10. 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
  11. Muse Degefe, Avinash Parashar, (2016) Effect of non-bonded interactions on failure morphology of defective graphene. Materials research express, 4, 045009
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. Rajesh Kumar, Rajasekaran G,  Avinash Parashar, (2016), Optimised cut-off function for Tersoff like potentials for BN nanosheet: A molecular dynamics studyNanotechnology27,085706
  15. Rajesh Kumar, Avinash Parashar, (2016), Atomistic modelling of mechanical and thermal properties of BN nanofillers: a review. Nanoscale8,22-49.
  16. 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.
  17. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Effect of van der Waals interaction on the fracture characteristics of graphene sheet. Solid State Communication. 173, 56-60.
  18. 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.
  19. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny (2013) Multiscale model to study fracture toughening in graphene/polymer nanocomposites, International Journal of Fracture, 179, 221-228.
  20. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2013) Failure mechanism in adhesively bonded FRP pipe sections with different fibre architecture, Composite Part B 47, 102-106.
  21. 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.
  22. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Representative volume element to estimate buckling behavior of graphene/polymer nanocomposite. Nanoscale Research Letters, 7, 515. (Highly Accessed Article)
  23. 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)
  24. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny, (2012) Effect of FRP pipe scaling on its adhesive bonding strength. Journal of Adhesion, 88, 866-880.
  25. 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.
  26. 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)
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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. Divya Singh, Avinash Parashar, Molecular dynamics based simulations to study grain boundaries in niobium. 2017, INCAM 2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
  2. Akarsh Verma, Avinash Parashar, Effect of hydrogenation on mechanical and fracture properties of graphene. 2017, INCAM 2017, MNNIT Allahabad.
  3. Rajasekaran G, Avinash Parashar, Effect of topological defects nmechanical properties of graphene sheets: a moelcular dynamics study. 2017; Materials today proceedings
  4. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny. Impact of scaling on fracture strength of adhesively bonded fibre reinforced polymer piping. Procedia Engineering. 2011; 10 : 455-459.
  5. Avinash Parashar, Pierre Mertiny. Challenges in joining thermoset composite piping. International pipeline conference.2010 Calgary -IPC2010-31297
  6. 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
  7. Avinash Parashar, Ankur Shah, N.R.Sivakumar. Laser micromachining for biomedical applications. International Conference LPM.2008 Quebec.
  8. Avinash Parashar, Mukesh K. Meena. Robotics and artificial intelligence.National Level Conference DOKINCE.2001. India.
  9. Avinash Parashar, AshutoshPandey. Space Robotics. National Level Conference PRODIGY. 2001. India