Prashanta Kr. Mahato is a visiting scholar (Post Doctoral) under Erasmus Mundus India4EU exchange programme in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic di Torino, Turin, Italy. He is working with Prof. Erasmo Carreras group on static, dynamic and aeroelastic analysis of laminated composites beams, blades and boxes using CUF finite element model. He has completed his PhD from the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur under the guidance of Prof. D. K. Maiti on 2010. Then, he joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He earned his Bachelors from Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani and Masters from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, WB. His research interests include study of laminated composite structure, smart structures, computational & experimental mechanics and aero-elasticity.