Hello everyone! I am Vishank Kumar, a Masters of Applied Sciences (MASc) student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. I work under the supervision of Dr. Lukas Bichler, School of Engineering, UBC. My research interests include nucleation and growth mechanism in aluminum alloys, and studying texture, residual strain measurement by neutron diffraction, XRD and SEM characterization.
Vishank Kumar was born in Moradabad, India on July 27, 1988. He received his B. Tech degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 2011. After working for two years, he reutrned to academia for continuing his studies at UBC. Since 2013, he has been working towards his MASc degree in Mechanical Engineering specialising in Materials Science at University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. He is a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Bichler's lab and has also taken up several Graduate Teaching Assitantship roles.
He was awarded the Masters Scholarship by British Columbia Chapter of American Foundry Society for his work on aluminum castings. Recently, he has also been awarded the Mitacs Globalink Research Award to conduct collaborative research as a visiting researcher at Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore, India. He is a student member of CIM-MetSoc, Material Advantage, AFS and SAE international.