Ghatu Subhash is the Newton C. Ebaugh Professor and UF Research Foundation Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. Prof. Subhash obtained his MS and PhD degrees from University of California San Diego and conducted post-doctoral research at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. He joined the faculty of Michigan Technological University in 1993 and then moved to University of Florida (UF) in 2007.
He has received numerous honors and awards for excellence in teaching, research and professional service, including the ‘2018 Frocht Award’, Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), ‘Best Paper’-Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (2016), ‘Significant Contribution Award’ American Nuclear Society- Materials Science and Technology Division (2014), Fellow of ASME, ‘Fellow of SEM’, ‘ UF Technology Innovator Award’ (2014 and 2016), ASME Student Section Advisor Award’, ‘SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award’, ‘ASEE Outstanding New Mechanics Educator’. He has served as the National Academies Panel Member at the Army Research Laboratory (2015-2018). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Mechanics of Materials and served as an Associate Editor for Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Experimental Mechanics, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, and Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials. Prof. Subhash has graduated 35 PhD students and is currently advising 6 PhD students and one post-docs He has co-authored 195 peer-reviewed journal articles, 85 conference proceedings, and 5 patents and has accumulated an h-index of 46 and more than 7300 citations. His invention on fluid filled energy absorbing cushions for protective equipment has received widespread attention from major TV networks, radio stations (i
ncluding NPR) and articles by Reuters, ASEE morning bell and many local newspapers. He also appeared in a PBS documentary “Secrets of Spanish Florida” – aired nationwide in Dec 2017 while discussing the impact response of Coquina, the material with which the oldest fort in the USA, Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, FL was built.
He is associated with Division of Engineering Ceramics and is a member of Organizing Committee on ‘Armor Ceramics’ at the ICACC. His research interests include innovative experiments, characterization and modeling of the multiaxial response of materials including ceramics, metals, composites, transparent materials, gels and biomaterials.