Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
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Jay Patel received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) in May 2016. His research focuses on Mechanisms for Kink Band Evolution in Polymer Matrix Composites that has been carried out with Digital Image Correlation and Finite Element Analysis. This research has a major contribution to the safety of athlete and soldier as these composites are extensively used in defense and protective sports equipment industries. A part of his research has been awarded as “Outstanding Research Award” by Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA) at ASU. During his Ph.D. curriculum, he has also gained over 3 years of teaching experience in solid mechanics and computer aided design courses and many undergraduate laboratories in mechanical engineering at ASU. Mr. Patel is a graduate with Master of Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University located in Daytona Beach, Florida (2010). He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in I.C. Engines and Automobiles from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, India affiliated with Gujarat University (2007).


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2016
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2010
B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Gujarat University, India, 2007

Research Interests

Fatigue of structural composites in mechanical and aerospace engineering, Thermo-mechanical analysis of automobile and aerospace structures

Honors and awards

Outstanding Research Award, Graduate and Professional Students Association (GPSA), 2016