Principal Investigator

Vikram Gavini

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & 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; open-source DFT-FE code development.

Contact Information:

Office:
Telephone:
Email:
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1640 G.G. Brown
(734) 763-9685
vikramg@umich.edu

Research Scientists

Sambit Das

Assistant Research Scientist of Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2019

Research Interests:

DFT studies on defects in crystalline materials; Numerical algorithms; open-source DFT-FE code development.

Bikash Kanungo

Assistant Research Scientist of Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan, 2019

Research Interests:

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

Postdoctoral Scholars

Chih-Chuen (Ian) Lin

Postdoctoral Scholar in Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2021

Research Interests:

Tensor structure techniques in electronic structure calculations.

Students

Paavai Pari, PhD Student

Joined:

Fall 2017

Education:

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

Research Interests:

Long time-scale simulations; Exponential propagators; Numerical analysis.

Vishal Subramanian, PhD Student

Joined:

Winter 2020

Education:

M.Tech & B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2019

Research Interests:

Algorithms and HPC aspects of DFT-FE.

Past Group Members

Research Scientists & Postdoctoral Scholars

Krishnendu Ghosh

2017-2019, Postdoctoral Scholar
Presently: Intel Corporation Website

Phani Motamarri

2015-2019, Assistant Research Scientist; 2014-2015, Postdoctoral Scholar; 2014 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship)
Presently: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Website

Doctoral Students

Chih-Chuen Lin

2021, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing (Rackham International Student Fellowship (2017))
Presently: Postdoctoral scholar, University of Michigan

Nelson Rufus

2021, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Presently: Mathworks

Nathan Vaughn

2020, Ph.D. Applied and Interdisciplinary Mathematics, and Scientific Computing
Presently: Postdoctoral scholar, LANL

Bikash Kanungo

2019, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing
Presently: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan

Sambit Das

2019, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Beyster Computational Innovation Fellowship)
Presently: Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan

Janakiraman Balachandran

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Presently: Computational Chemistry & Materials Science, Shell Corporation Website

Mrinal Iyer

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Scientific Computing (Azharkin Fellowship (2010), Rackham International Student Fellowship (2011))
Presently: AI Applications Specialist at Graphcore Website

Phani Motamarri

2014 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship (2013))
Presently: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Website

Balachandran Radhakrishnan

2014, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
Presently: Materials Scientist, NASA-AMES Website

Masters Students

Rohit Jain

2013, M.S. Mechanical Engineering
Presently: Mechanical Design Engineer at Tesla Website

Lionel Prinsloo

Candidate Engineer, South Africa

Bachelors Students

Jiani Fei

2021, B.S. in Interdisciplinary Physics and Computer Science
Presently: Graduate Student, Stanford University

Shukan Parekh

2020, B.S.E Mechanical Engineering
Presently: Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

Mike Nowak

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