Gurudas Kar joined as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Strength of Materials at Graz University of Technology (TUG) in 2022. Born and raised in West Bengal, India, he received his bachelor's degree from the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (now IIEST) in 2012 and a master's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2014. He conducted master research on structural health monitoring of building floors using experimental modal testing.
He worked as a structural engineer at Fluor Daniel India Private Limited, Gurgaon, India, for a year. After that, he joined the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, as a Ph.D. Student. He obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Debasish Roy in 2021. His doctoral research focused on viscoplasticity models for metal and alloys using two-temperature thermodynamics.