Dr. Subramani Sockalingam
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research
Dr. Subramani Sockalingam is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina McNAIR Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research. His current research involves studying the dynamic impact deformation, damage and failure mechanisms of high performance fibers, yarns, conventional and non-conventional composites. His research interests are in the development of advanced materials that are light weight and stronger through a multiscale experimental and computational approach for aerospace, automotive and defense applications. He has a PhD from the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials and a Master’s from the University of Cincinnati both in Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he has six years of industrial experience. His combined industrial and academic experience includes multiscale finite element modeling and analysis of composite materials, experimental material characterization, constitutive model development, ballistic impact, design and development of body and vehicle armor, automotive crashworthiness and engineering consulting.