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Dr. Sikhanda Satapathy Joins CMEDE as Cooperative Agreement Manager for MEDE CRA

Jun 6, 2019 | No Comments | By Jessica Liong

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Sikhanda Satapathy as the new Cooperative Agreement Manager for the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance.

Dr. Satapathy leads basic and applied research in the Soldier Protection Sciences area at the Army Research Laboratory in the US Army’s Combat Capability Development Command. Prior to joining ARL, he led electrodynamics and penetration mechanics research efforts at the Institute for Advanced Technology at the University of Texas at Austin for 15 years, initially as a Group Leader and later as Associate Director. His research interests include high-rate response of materials, penetration mechanics, shock physics, injury biomechanics, and electromagnetic launch.

Dr. Satapathy received his bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India in 1987, his master’s from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993, and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. He received the Peter Mark Medal from the IEEE Electromagnetic Launch Society in 2012, and is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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