Faculty / Staff


Chunyu Li

Research Associate
Research Topics:
MD simulations, Polymers, Composites, Hotspots, Nanotubes
Education:
PhD, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Karthik Guda Vishnu

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Research Topics:
Active materials – Shape memory materials and ferroelectrics, Shock wave energy dissipating (SWED) materials, Atomic scale investigation of primary radiation damage, Inter-metallic reactive composites, Defects in Semiconductors, Scientific software development
Education:
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue University, 2012
B.Tech., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India, 2007


Graduate Students

Saaketh Desai

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Enhancing the predictive power of molecular dynamics simulations
Physics based machine learning for molecular dynamics
Education:
B. Tech, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, 2015



Brenden W. Hamilton

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Thermo-mechanical Energy Localization in High-Energy Density Materials
Shock Compression of Solids
Heterogeneous Initiation of Explosives
Education:
B.S. Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2018
B.S. Applied Physics, Purdue University, 2018



Zachary D. McClure

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Data driven design of high entropy alloys and oxide scales
Thermal transport in alloys
Education:
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University, 2017


Saswat Mishra

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Microelectronics reliability
Strength and oxidation resistance of high entropy alloys
Education:
B.S. Materials Science, Indian Institute of Science, 2018


Michael Sakano

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Kinetics Modeling of High-Energy Density reactive materials
Experimental validation and continuum scale verification
Education:
B.S. Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016



Tongtong Shen

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Molecular Science Software
Atomic Scale Modeling
Polymer Crystals and Crystallization
Education:
B.S. Physics, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2015



Shivam Tripathi

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Thermal Transport in nanoscale materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Education:
B.Tech MSE, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2016



Juan C. Verduzco

CONACYT Fellowship / Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Solid-state Electrolyte Materials
Sequential Learning
Education:
B.S. Mechatronics Engineering, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, 2017



Timothy S. Wolfe

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Wide band gap semiconductor devices
Optoelectronics
Ab-initio solid-state simulations
Education:
M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dayton, OH, 2015
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, 2011



Shukai Yao

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Density functional theory calculations of shape memory alloys
Education:
B.S. Applied Physics, Shandong University, 2018



Pilsun Yoo

Graduate Research Assistant
Research Topics:
Catalyst
Solid-oxide electronic structure
Machine learning potential for atomistic simulation
Education:
M.S. Physics, Hankuk University of foreign languages, South Korea, 2016
B.S. Physics, Hankuk University of foreign languages, South Korea, 2014




Alumni

Lorena Alzate-Vargas

Postdoctoral Research Associate at ORNL –
Computational Sciences and Engineering Division
Dissertation: Structural and dynamical properties in organic systems using molecular dynamics simulations
Research Topics:
Atomistic simulations of polymers: uncertainty quantification of thermal properties
Conformational dynamics behavior in polymers
Education:
Ph.D. Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2019
B.S. Engineering Physics, Universidad EAFIT – Colombia, 2014

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