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Research Team

Current and Past

The current team members at AMRL are engaged in atomistic simulations, materials research, and multiscale/multiphysics simulations (UIC+UIUC)

  • Dr. Xavier Bidault – Reactive molecular dynamics and DFT Methods
  • Dr. Pikee Priya – Machine learning and high-throughput DFT
  • Xiaoli Yan – Materials Data and Workflow Automation
  • Arash Elahi - Polymers and membranes
  • Janki Brahmbhatt - Surface and interfaces in molecular materials
  • Malav Thakore - Multiscale models of inkjet printing of electronics
  • Anwesa Samanta - Carbon-based Superconductors
  • Rajan Bhawnani (co-advised) - MOF synthesis and kinetic modeling

Recent Alums

  • Dr. Arash Tourky Samaei - multiscale-multiphysics simulations
  • Dr. Thien Duong - High Entropy Alloys
  • Dr. Kaushik Joshi – Reactive molecular dynamics and multiscale coupling
  • Dr. Brian Mercer – Multiscale Methods in Additive Manufacturing
  • Dr. Amir Farrokhpana – Atmospheric Plasma Modeling
  • Dr. Pikee Priya – Microstructure modeling and high-throughput DFT
  • Dansong Zhang – Nucleation and Solidification Dynamics
  • Saankhya Bhargava – Molecular Fluid Dynamics in Mesoscale
  • Xiaoli Yan – Materials Data and Workflow Automation
  • Dr. Naida Lacevic – Lead Simulation Specialist – Polymers and Mesoscale Dynamics – 2016
  • Dr. Michael Garvey – First-principles based materials design and data mining – 2016
  • Dr. Wenbo Du – Computational fluid dynamics and energy systems – 2016
  • Maria Jaromin – Multiphysics simulations and fluid dynamics – 2017
  • Joshua Schiller (MechSE) – Evolutionary search using first-principles theory – 2016
  • Dr. Aslihan Sumer – DFT and Surface Chemistry under Electrochemical Conditions – 2016