Nikhil Kar, Ph.D. P.E.


Dr. Kar is a licensed Professional Metallurgical /Materials Engineer as well as a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer in the state of California.  He has a B.S.  from UC Irvine, a M.S. & Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California.  Dr. Kar has extensive teaching, consulting, and research experience.  As part time faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Kar has developed, and taught his own graduate level engineering course for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science focused on Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials.  He has been the lead developer of  PE review courses for the Metallurgy/Materials Science Professional Engineer Exam and Mechanical Engineering Professional Engineer Exam.  Since 2013 he has been employed as Principal Engineer at KARS' Advanced Materials Inc.,  to perform origin and cause investigations into various materials and product failures.