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 Kohn-Sham DFT; Mathematical analysis of approximation methods used in DFT; Quasi-continuum framework for Kohn-Sham DFT; Electronic structure studies on defects in materials.

Website

Postdoctoral Scholars

Krishnendu Ghosh

Postdoctoral Scholar in Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D Electrical Engineering, University of Buffalo, 2017

Research Interests:

Algorithms for electronic structure calculations; Electron transport; Electronic properties in low symmetry crystals.

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.

Bikash Kanungo, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2013

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Algorithms for all-electron DFT calculation; Algorithms for time dependent DFT; Inverse problems in DFT.

Chih-Cheun (Ian) Lin, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2015

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Tensor structure techniques in electronic structure calculations.

Nelson David Rufus, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2015

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Algorithms for all-electron electronic strcuture calculations.

Nathan Vaughn, PhD Student in Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics

Joined:

Winter 2017

Research Interests:

treecode; Algorithms for solving DFT equations using treecode.

Paavai Pari, MS Student

Joined:

Fall 2017

Education:

B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Trichy, 2017

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