Shah Sagar wearing a dark suit, red tie and glasses and smiling at the camera.

Sagar Shah, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Francis College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Composites Materials & Textile Research Lab (ACMTRL)
Falmouth 306


Composite Process Modeling, Computational Micromechanics, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Multiscale Analysis, Composite Manufacturing and Testing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Fracture Mechanics

Research Interests

Process Modeling of Composites, Computational Micromechanics, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Multi-scale Analysis, Material Characterization, Composite Manufacturing, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Virtual Manufacturing and Testing, Fracture Mechanics, Wind Energy and Aerospace Composites.


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Mass., USA
    • Dissertation Title: Transverse Property Prediction of Thermoset Polymer Matric Composites
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass., USA
  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, VIdyavihar, Mumbai, MH, India

Selected Awards and Honors

  • ICME Prize Competition Winner, AIAA SciTech 2022
  • "So you think you can ICME" Trivia Winner, 26th ASC Technical Conference 2021
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Award Winner, UMass Lowell (2021)
  • Wind Power Engineering Certificate, UMass Amherst (2016)

Selected Publications

  • S. P. Shah, M. N. Olaya, E. Plaka, J. McDonald, C. J. Hansen, and M. Maiarù, “Effect of moisture absorption on curing of wind blades during repair,” Compos. Part Appl. Sci. Manuf., vol. 173, p. 107706, Oct. 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2023.107706.
  • S. Shah and M. Maiaru, “Analytical Model for Composite Transverse Strength based on Computational Micromechanics,” Int. J. Multiscale Comput. Eng., doi: 10.1615/IntJMultCompEng.2023048428.
  • G. M. Odegard et al., “Accurate predictions of thermoset resin glass transition temperatures from all-atom molecular dynamics simulation,” Soft Matter, vol. 18, no. 39, pp. 7550–7558, Oct. 2022, doi: 10.1039/D2SM00851C.
  • S. P. Shah, S. U. Patil, C. J. Hansen, G. M. Odegard, and M. Maiarù, “Process modeling and characterization of thermoset composites for residual stress prediction,” Mech. Adv. Mater. Struct., pp. 1–12, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1080/15376494.2021.2017527.
  • G. M. Odegard et al., “Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Epoxy Resins Using the Reactive Interface Force Field,” Macromolecules, vol. 54, no. 21, pp. 9815–9824, Nov. 2021, doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01813.
  • S. U. Patil, S. P. Shah, M. Olaya, P. P. Deshpande, M. Maiaru, and G. M. Odegard, “Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Epoxy for the Full Cross-Linking Process,” ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., Oct. 2021, doi: 10.1021/acsapm.1c01024.
  • K. Bukenya, M. Olaya, S. P. Shah, E. J. Pineda, T. M. Ricks, and M. Maiaru, “Residual Stresses Induced due to Curing of the Bulk Matrix in a Simplified Three-Dimensional (3D) Woven Repeating Unit Cell,” NASA TM, Aug. 2021, Accessed: Aug. 20, 2021. [Online]. Available:
  • M. J. Schey et al., “Identification and Quantification of 3D Fiber Clusters in Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials,” JOM, May 2021, doi: 10.1007/s11837-021-04703-0.
  • S. P. Shah and M. Maiarù, “Effect of Manufacturing on the Transverse Response of Polymer Matrix Composites,” Polymers, vol. 13, no. 15, Art. no. 15, Jan. 2021, doi: 10.3390/polym13152491.
  • S. P. Shah, J. Lee, and J. P. Rothstein, “Numerical Simulations of the High-Velocity Impact of a Single Polymer Particle During Cold-Spray Deposition,” J. Therm. Spray Technol., vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 970–984, Jun. 2017, doi: 10.1007/s11666-017-0557-2.