Ph.D. Candidate, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
103A Doherty Building, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Aniket is a Ph.D. student in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering studying composite materials for extreme environments. Aniket’s interest in composite materials was stimulated by his work on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Advanced Composite Floor-Beam (ACFB) program. After completing his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University, India in June 2011, Aniket got involved in Manufacturing Engineering activities with the ACFB program. Well versed with the establishing manufacturing controls around carbon-fiber/epoxy prepreg composite manufacturing, addressing quality engineering aspects and affirming multiple standardized quality management systems for the aerospace industry, Aniket was motivated to further his formal education in composite materials at Mississippi State University (MSU). Here, he graduated with a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Thomas E. Lacy Jr. in December 2018. At MSU, while supporting the research related to lightning strike effects on stitched composites, Aniket worked on his master’s thesis (co-advised by Dr. James C. Newman Jr.) addressing the ASTM Standard E647 threshold fatigue crack-growth test procedures. At Texas A&M, Aniket is interested in establishing state-of-the-art and pursuing research in thermoplastic stitched composite materials.