Pritam Chakraborty

PhD (The Ohio State University, Columbus)

Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering


Research Interest



  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US (2011).
    PhD thesis title: Wavelet transformation based multi-time scale method for fatigue crack initiation in polycrystalline alloys
    PhD thesis supervisor: Prof. Somnath Ghosh
  • M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India (2004).
  • B. E. in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India (2002).




  • Fuel Modeling and Simulation Department, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, US. (Post-Doc: Sept 2012-March 2014; Staff: April 2014-September 2016)

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher in Dept. of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, US. (June 2012-August 2012)

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US. (Jan 2012-May 2012)

  • Mechanical Engineer at GE Global Research Center, Bangalore, India. (August 2004-July 2006)


  • P. Chakraborty and S. Ghosh, 'Accelerating cyclic plasticity simulations using an adaptive wavelet transformation based multi-time scaling method', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 93 (13), 1425–1454, 2013.

  • S. Ghosh and P. Chakraborty, 'Microstructure and Load Sensitive Fatigue Crack Nucleation in Ti-6242 using Accelerated Crystal Plasticity FEM Simulations', International Journal of Fatigue, 48, 231–246, 2013.

  • P. Chakraborty, M. R. Tonks and Y. Zhang, 'Multi-scale modeling of microstructure dependent intergranular brittle fracture using a quantitative phase-field based method', Computational Materials Science, 113, 38-52, 2016.

  • L. Zhao, P. Chakraborty, M. R. Tonks, I. Szlufarska, 'On the plastic driving force of grain boundary migration: A fully coupled phase field and crystal plasticity mode', Computational Materials Science, 128, 320-330, 2017.

  • P. Chakraborty , S. Bulent Biner, 'Crystal plasticity modeling of irradiation effects on flow stress in pure-iron and iron-copper alloys', Mechanics of Materials, 101, 71-80, 2016.



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