Dr. Deepak Jain

Associate Professor


Mechanics of composite materials, Finite element methods, Heat and Mass Transport in composites, Natural fibre polymer composites




Mechanics of composite materials, Finite element methods, Heat and Mass Transport in composites, Natural fibre polymer composites




Contact Details

Office: Room. No. CD-105, Mechanical Engineering Department

E-mail: deepak.jain@thapar.edu

Telephone No: +91-7837841951, +91-175-2393086 (O)

Fax No: +91-175-2364498, 2393020


Dr. Deepak Jain is an active researcher in the area of mechanics of composite materials, finite element methods, heat and mass transport in composites. He has around 19 years of experience in industry, teaching and research. He received his doctoral degree in the field of composites material from TIET Patiala Kanpur in 2015. Since 2016, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. Dr. Jain visited Virgina Tech, USA in 2018 as a visiting researcher and pursued research in the field of environmental degradation of composite materials for versatile applications. Dr. Jain is involved in many national and international collaborations and published many journal and international conference publications. He has supervised 10 Master’s dissertations in the area of composite materials and mechanics of materials. Dr. Jain has successfully received grants worth ~INR 70 Lacs from different funding agencies to  pursue development of composites for environmentally durable structural and non-structural applications.

Academic Profile

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from TIET Patiala, 2015

  • M.E. in CAD/CAM & Robotics from TIET Patiala, 2003

  • B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from PTU Jalandhar, 2001

Experience: (Teaching~ 12 Years, and Industry ~ 6 years)

  • April 2018- April 2019: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech. (USA).

  • June 2016- Present: Assistant Professor, TIET Patiala (Pb.).

  • July 2012-May 2016: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, LPU Jalandhar (Pb.).

  • August 2010-July 2012: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Chandigarh University, Mohali (Pb.).

  • June 2004-August 2010: Senior design analyst, Tata Consultancy Services Limited (New Delhi-04 years, New York-02 years).

  • Aug 2002-December 2003: Lecturer (ad-hoc), Mechanical Engineering, Malout Institute of Management and Information Technology, Malout (Pb.)

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Composite Materials

  • Transport properties, Heat and Mass Transfer

  • Natural fibre polymer composites

  • Coupled Multidisciplinary Systems

  • Finite element simulations and analysis

  • Statistical Mechanics

Research Projects


Project Title



Funding Agency




Nanostructured coatings to improve thermal efficiency of heat exchangers and mitigate corrosion and velocity erosion

Dr. Deepak Jain

Dr. Bikramjit Sharma & Dr. Romesh Batra, Virgina Tech. USA

Dassault Systemes Foundation Mumbai & TIET Patiala

27.26 Lacs



Development of masonry panels using rice and wheat stubble waste for energy efficient and environmentally durable civil structures

Dr. Deepak Jain

Dr. Naveen Kwatra &          Er. Sandeep Behal (PPCB)

DST  New Delhi,  AIPMA Jalandhar, TIET Patiala

30.97 Lacs



Construction and evaluation of wheat and rice stubble waste concrete sandwich panels building systems

Dr. Deepak Jain

Dr. Naveen Kwatra & Dr. A B Danie Roy

PPCB, Patiala

5 Lacs



Design and analysis of fiber matrix topological configurations for durability of reinforced polymer composites under submerged environments

Dr. Deepak Jain


TIET, Patiala (SEED Grant)

4.75 lacs



Performing self-healing analysis of polymer composites

Dr. Deepak Jain


LPU Jalandhar

1 Lac



Publications and other Research Outputs

SCI Journals
  1. Deepak Jain, Yuqing Zhao, Romesh C Batra. Analysis of three-dimensional bending deformations and failure of wet and dry laminates. Composite Structures 2020;252: Art. No. 112687. (IF=5.407)

  2. Deepak Jain, Aviral Gupta, Sumit Mahajan. The self-healing investigations on fiber-reinforced polymer composites through a novel compartmented microcapillary approach. Polymer & Polymer Composites 2021, https://doi.org/10.1177/0967391120985740 (IF=2.0)

  3. Ishita Kamboj, Rajat Jain, Deepak Jain, Tarun K Bera. Effect of Fiber Pre-treatment Methods on Hygrothermal Aging Behavior of Agave Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. Journal of Natural fibers 2020.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15440478.2020.1838398 (IF=5.323)

  4. Deepak Jain, Sandeep Vats, Tarun K Bera, Abhijit Mukherjee. A framework for three‑dimensional finite element analysis of unidirectional and cross‑ply composite layups through localized microstructures under hygromechanical conditions. Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Science and Engineering 2020;42:346. (IF =2.22)

  5. Meenal Singhal, Sarvjeet Singh, Rohit Kumar Singla, Kavita Goyal, Deepak Jain. Experimental and computational inverse thermal analysis of transient, non-linear heat flux in circular pin fin with temperature-dependent thermal properties. Applied Thermal Engineering 2020;168: Art. No. 114721.  (IF = 5.29)

  6. Sandeep Vats, Tarun K Bera, Deepak Jain. Moisture Absorption in Fibre Matrix Laminates for Different Fibre Orientations: Simulation and Experimental Study. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering 2020;45:1207-1218. (IF =2.334)

  7. Deepak Jain, Harpreet Kaur, Tarun K Bera, Rajat Jain.  Comparison of Different Hydrophobic Treatments for the Durability Improvement of Palmyra Natural Fiber Composites under Hydrothermal Ageing Environments. Journal of Natural fibers 2020;17(11):1668-1682. (IF=5.323)

  8. Deepak Jain, Ishita Kamboj, Tarun K Bera, Amardeep S Kang, Rohit Kumar Singla. Experimental and numerical investigations on the effect of alkaline hornification on the hydrothermal ageing of Agave natural fiber composites. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2019;130:431-439. (IF=5.584)

  9. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Hannah Porter, Joshua Blake. Enhanced thermal resistance of rammed earth blocks with recycled industry by-products. International Journal of Thermal Sciences 2019;138:447-458. (IF=3.744)

  10. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Tarun Kumar Bera. A novel characterization method of Fibre Reinforced Polymers with Clustered Microstructures for time dependent mass transfer. Science and Engineering of composite materials 2017;25(5):1003-1014.  (IF=1.295)

  11. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee. Three-Dimensional Hygromechanical analysis of fibre polymer composites: Effect of Boundary Conditions. Composites Part B: Engineering 2016;90:203-211. (IF=9.078)

  12. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Naveen Kwatra. Numerical Modelling of Moisture Diffusion in FRP with Clustered Microstructures. Applied Mathematical Modelling 2016;40(3):1873-1886.   (IF=5.129)

  13. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Naveen Kwatra. Effect of Fibre Topology on Hygro-Mechanical Response of Polymer Matrix Composites. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2015;86:787-795. (IF=5.584)

  14. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Naveen Kwatra. Topological Disorder of Microstructure in Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites: Diffusion Response. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 2015;34(1):49-59. (IF=3.71)

  15. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee, Naveen Kwatra. Local Micromechanics of Moisture Diffusion in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 2014;76:199-209. (IF=5.584)

  16. Amardeep S. Kang, Jasmaninder S Grewal, Deepak Jain. Kang S. Wear Behavior of Thermal Spray Coatings on Rotavator Blades, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology 2012;21(2): 355-359. (IF=2.757)

Scopus index publications/conference proceedings and book chapters
  1. Satnam Singh, Rohit Kumar Singla, Deepak Jain. Numerical Investigations of Ellipsoid Shaped Filler on Heat Transport Behavior of Reinforced Polymer Composites. Book: Advances in Engineering Research and Application, 2019. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-04792-4_53

  2. Deepak Jain, Sandeep Vats, Tarun K Bera. Micromechanical interactions and their relation to stress field for different classes of reinforced polymer composites. Materials today: proceedings, 2018:5(9):19944-19953. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.06.360

  3. Deepak Jain, Sandeep Vats, Tarun K Bera. Moisture Diffusion along the Layered Fibre Matrix Composites with Different Fibre Orientations. Materials today: proceedings, 2018;5(9):19963-19968. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2018.06.362

  4. Saurabh Saini, Deepak Jain. The effect of healing time on the self-healing efficiency of carbon fibre reinforced polymer composites. Materials Today: Proceedings, 2017;4(2):2903-2909. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2017.02.171

  5. Deepak Jain, Ram Kumar. Fuzzy C-Means vs. Hierarchical clustering as data mining techniques for clustering of GFRP’s. Wilkes - International Conference on Computing Sciences (ICCS) (Proceedings in Elsevier) 2014. ISBN: 978-93-5107-172-3, pp 144-149.

  6. Ram Kumar, Deepak Jain. Tribological properties of different micro abrasives in friction materials. Proceedings of the International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (Proceedings in Springer) 2014. ISBN 978-81-322-1858-6, pp 347-352.

  7. Deepak Jain, Amardeep S Kang. Tensile load simulation and validation for glass fiber reinforced polymer composites, International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 2013;5(4):291–299.

Paper in national/international conferences
  1. Rajat Jain, Deepak Jain, Bikramjit Sharma. Thermal analysis of pre-cast concrete wall with sandwiched rice bales. 5th International conference on natural fibers (ICNF 2021), materials of the future. Online, Portugal 17-19 may 2021.

  2. Deepak Jain, Abhijit Mukherjee. Stresses in FRP Composites due to Moisture Diffusion. Sixth International conference on Theoretical, Applied, Computational and Experimental Mechanics (ICTACEM 2014). Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (Dec. 29-31, 2014) DOI: 10.13140/2.1.1870.8805

  3. Deepak Jain, Amardeep S Kang, GS Cheema. Effect of Biocompatible Coatings on the Wear Characteristics of AISI 304L Steel used for Bio-implants. ISTE Sponsored 7th National conference of innovative developments in engineering (IDEA, 13-14 Apr. 2012), Sangrur, India.

  4. Deepak Jain, Amardeep S Kang, Vivek Sharma. Moisture diffusion simulation of polymer composites with different fibre matrix arrangements. Advancements in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Environment (AMEEE, 6-7 Jan. 2012), Longowal, India.

Ongoing/Past Research Collaborations

S. No.

Name of Collaborative Agency



Research Outcomes


Virginia Tech, USA

Moisture ageing of polymer and nano-polymer composites

Dr. Romesh Batra, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

  • 01 SCI Publication

  • 01 joint research Project (Ongoing)


Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), Patiala and All India Plywood Manf. Association (AIPMA)

Stubble waste utilization

Professor S S Marwaha, Chairman, PPCB Patiala, and

Mr. Sandeep Bahl, Senior Environmental Engineer, PPCB Ludhiana

  • 02 joint research projects (Ongoing)


Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Composite materials for civil applications

Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Professor and Dean Academics

  • 09 SCI Publications

  • 01 international Conference paper


Courses of Interest

  1. Machine Design

  2. Finite element analysis

  3. CAD/CAM

  4. Solid Mechanics

  5. Fluid Mechanics

Research Guidance

  1. M.E. – 10 (Completed)

  2. Ph.D. – 02 (Ongoing)


  1. Cellulose (Elsevier),

  2. Polymer composites (Wiley),

  3. Journal of reinforced plastics and composites (SAGE),

  4. Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (De Gruyter),

  5. Advanced Composite and Hybrid Materials (Springer),

  6. Institution of Engineers, India (Series C) etc.

  7. Advanced composites and hybrid materials

  8. Materials today: Proceedings

Professional Responsibilities

  • Member DPPC, MED, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala

  • Capstone project coordinator

  • Coordinator for Department information, annual report, and newscaster related activities

  • Project semester coordinator

  • Student counsellor

  • H.O.D (CAD/CAM) at LPU Jalandhar

 Awards and Honours

  • Biographical profile is selected for inclusion in the new Marquis Who's Who of the World 2016 (33rd Edition).

  • Selected for faculty fellowship at summer research internship program (SRIP-2013) at Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Gandhinagar, (India) during May-Jul 2013.

  • Distinguished Service Award from TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd., New Delhi, 2009


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