I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). [ Link to my UCLA Homepage ]
I am interested in the development and usage of mathematical and computational tools for the characterization and informed discovery of novel materials and structures, with a particular focus on first principles (i.e., quantum mechanical) methods. I have been working on extending the scope and capabilities of such methods, for applications to problems in mechanics (such as the modeling of defects), and energy storage / conversion technologies. My other research interests include the analysis and development of multiscale methods, and the usage of symmetry principles in various areas of science and engineering, including problems related to molecular self-assembly, wave-propagation, and the design of computational solvers. [ Details ... ]
If you are interested in working with me, send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV and a brief description of your background and interests.
Educational Background :
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, December 2013, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, November 2011, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
M.S. in Mathematics, April 2011, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
B.Tech. (Honors) in Aerospace Engineering, August 2007, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India.