|Biography:||Dr. Raj Prabhu recently joined the faculty team of the Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at Mississippi State University (MSU), after successfully completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Summer 2011) at MSU. During his PhD program, he focused on studying Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through high strain rate Hopkinson bar experiments on the brain and Finite Element (FE) simulations of the brain under large strains and blast related scenarios. MSU recognized his PhD work by awarding him graduate student researcher of the year (2010-2011) award. In the current position, he leads the modeling and simulation efforts within the ABE's HumanBodySim research group. The HumanBodySim group is highly interdisciplinary and includes doctoral students, Post-Docs and faculty members who specialize in material science, computational solid engineering and biomedical engineering. Dr. Prabhu is also involved in teaching graduate level continuum mechanics, undergraduate level biomedical engineering design courses.|
Dr. Prabhu leads the university’s research on the finite element analysis of diverse injury scenarios (car crash, blast and blunt impact) to the human head. He is also currently involved in developing physics-based constitutive description for bio-polymeric materials. Further, he is also part of collaborative research with university faculties in the areas of computational mechanics, cognitive psychology of traumatic injuries and regional weather modeling.