Professor Vikram Deshpande FREng FRS
Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Cambridge
Professor Vikram Deshpande has made seminal contributions to the mechanics of engineering materials. The scope of his impact spans design of high-strength, lightweight micro-architectured materials, to the invention of blast-resistant sandwich panels in commercial and military ship hulls, and the prediction of the multi-physics response of a wide range of engineering materials including soft and active solids. He has made fundamental discoveries of direct industrial application by combining novel experiment with deep theoretical insights on material and structural response. His work defines the modern frontiers of mechanics with an impact on engineering science.