Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan

Patents, Awards, Honors, Prizes

PATENTS

 

· Anti Whiplash Seat for Passenger Vehicle (US 8,052,211 – issued Nov 8, 2011 ) (view pdf)

· Ballistic Resistant Fabric Armor (Publication No.: US 2010/0154621 A1) (view pdf)

 

 

SCIENTIFIC HONORS, AWARDS, and PRIZES

 

· Internal Research & Development (IRAD) Award, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging , 2015-2016

· Outstanding Achievement / Instant Cash Award, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, 2015

· Nominee, ACMA ACE Innovation in Green Composites Design Award, Reused Scrap Prepreg based End-Products: Composite Prosthetic Foot, 2014

· Nominee, CAMX Award, Sustainable Upcycling of Waste and Scrap Prepreg for Commercial End-Products, 2014

· Listed in American Men and Women of Science, 31st Edition, 2013

· Listed in Who’s Who in America, 66th Edition, 2012

· Center for Composite Materials Director’s Award, CCM Student Achievement Day, University of Delaware, 2012

· Allan P. Colburn Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, University of Delaware, 2011

· R. L. McCullough Scholars Award, Center for Composite Materials, 2011

· Inducted into Sigma Xi, 2011

· 2010 CCM Student Achievement Day Poster Competition, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1st place)

· Center for Composite Materials Director’s Award, CCM Student Achievement Day, University of Delaware, 2010

· SciVerse ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles (see publications), 2010

· American Society for Composites PhD Research Scholarship Award, 2009

· Center for Composite Materials Director’s Award, University of Delaware Honors Day, 2009

· 2009 Baltimore-Washington SAMPE 14th Annual Student Symposium, Baltimore, MD, (2nd place)

· 2008 SAMPE University Research Symposium International Competition, PhD Category, Long Beach, CA (2nd place)

· Center for Composite Materials Progress Award, University of Delaware Honors Day, 2008

· ASME AMR Top Ten Most Downloaded Articles (see publications), 2008

· University Graduate Scholar, University of Cincinnati, 2004 - 2007

· ASME District B Travel Award for the International Student Conference, 2006

· University of Cincinnati GSGA Full Conference Travel Award, 2006

· 2006 NASA Tech Briefs “Create the Future” Design Contest - Energy  Absorbing Seat Device (merit prize)

· Gold Medalist / 10th Rank Holder, Mechanical Engineering, Visveswaraiah Technological University, 2003

· Distinction Awards, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PES Institute of Technology, India, 1999-2003

 

 

MISC. PRIZES (SPORTS)

 

· Badminton, Men’s Doubles Champion, Bank of America Mortgage Data Technology Tournament, Thousand Oaks, CA (2015)

· Cricket, Runner’s Up (Cromwell Champs), USC Cromwell Premier League Fall Tournament, Los Angeles, CA (2015)

· Cricket, Runner’s Up (Trojan Tigers), USC Cromwell Premier League Spring Tournament, Los Angeles, CA (2015)

· Cricket, Runner’s Up (Cardinal Knights), USC Cromwell Premier League Fall Tournament, Los Angeles, CA (2014)

· Badminton, Men’s Doubles Champion, Dilwyne Badminton Club Tournament, Elsmere, DE (2011)

· Badminton, Men’s Doubles Champion, Dilwyne Badminton Club Tournament, Elsmere, DE (2010)

· Badminton, Men’s Singles and Doubles Champion, University of Cincinnati Intramural Badminton Tournament, Cincinnati, OH (2005)

 

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