Principal Investigator

Vikram Gavini

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S. Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, 2004
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2003

Research Interests:

Electronic structure calculations at macroscopic scales; Electronic structure studies on defects in materials; Quantum transport (algorithms and applications); Analysis of multi-scale methods.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information:

Office:
Telephone:
Email:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, EECS 3217
(734) 763-9685
vikramg@umich.edu

Students

Balachandran G. Radhakrishnan, PhD Student

Joined:

Winter 2008

Education:

M.Tech. Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2007

Research Interests:

Electronic structure studies of dislocations in crystals; Electronic structure calculations at continuum length scales; Quasi-continuum OFDFT calculations with kernel functionals in real space.

Mrinal Iyer, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2008

Education:

B.Tech. Naval Architecture, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2008

Research Interests:

Field theoretic approach to quasi-continuum method; Robust finite-element framework for quasi-continuum OFDFT calculations; Electronic structure calculations to understand the energetics of reactive multi-layer nano films.

Phani Sudheer Motamarri, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2009

Education:

M.Engg. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, 2007

Research Interests:

O(N) complexity algorithms for real space finite element formulation of KS-DFT; Mathematical analysis of approximation methods used in DFT; Quasi-continuum framework with KS-DFT as the input physics; Application of KS-DFT to develop insights into material behaviour.

Website

Janakiraman Balachandran, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2009

Education:

M.Eng Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2009

Research Interests:

Ab-initio calculations of non-equilibrium systems; Development and mathematical analysis of numerical techniques (Ex: TD-DFT, NEGF) to study quantum transport in materials; Thermoelectric effect in metal-molecule-metal junctions.

Website

Sambit Das, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2013

Education:

B.Tech & M.Tech Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2013

Research Interests:

Quasi-continuum Orbital-free DFT; Orbital-free DFT studies on defects in Magnesium; Numerical algorithms; Scientific computing.

Bikash Kanungo, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2013

Education:

B.Tech Manufacturing Science with minor in Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2013

Research Interests:

Enriched finite-element formulation for all-electron DFT calculation; DFT studies on complex material behavior; Ab-initio study of excited states.

Past Group Members

Mike Nowak

2013, B.S.E Computer Engineering; IC Design Engineer at Broadcom

Rohit Jain

2013, M.S. Mechanical Engineering; Applied Mechanics Engineer at Cummins Inc.

Lionel Prinsloo

Candidate Engineer, South Africa