Principal Investigator

Vikram Gavini

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and 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, 1640 G.G. Brown
(734) 763-9685
vikramg@umich.edu

Research Scientists

Phani Sudheer Motamarri

Assistant Research Scientist of Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2014
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

Students

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.

Chih-Cheun (Ian) Lin, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2015

Education:

M.S. Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2015

Nelson David Rufus, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2015

Education:

M.Engg. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 2015

Sarah Verner, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2016

Education:

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010; Masters, University of Southampton 2011

Past Group Members

Janakiraman Balachandran

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Postdoctoral Scholar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Website

Mrinal Iyer

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Azharkin Fellowship (2010), Rackham International Student Fellowship (2011)); RET Engineer at Intel

Balachandran Radhakrishnan

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering; Postdoctoral scholar at UCSD

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