Doctor of Philosophy         University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                   8/12–8/16

Bachelor of Technology     National Institute of Technology Trichy, India    7/08–8/12

I received my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida under the supervision of Prof. Susan B. Sinnott, where I worked on the development of charge optimized many-body (COMB3) interatomic potentials for Ni, Ni-Al and Ni-Al-O systems (available in the NIST repository) for classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, and ab initio characterization of dopant behavior in Ni-base superalloys using density functional theory (DFT). Earlier, I received my Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from National Institute of Technology Trichy, India in 2012.

Research Experience:

Postdoctoral Associate     Yale University, New Haven, CT                      3/20–present

Postdoctoral Researcher  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA      9/16–2/20

Graduate Assistant           University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                   8/12–8/16

Prior to my current appointment, I was a a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Pennsylvania, in the group of Prof. David Srolovitz, where I investigated the fast transport at the metal-ceramic interfaces using ab initio DFT and ReaxFF based atomistic modeling.

Additional Appointments:

Visiting Fellow       City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong          3/19-4/19

Visiting Scholar     The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA     8/15-7/16

Summer Fellow    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA  6/15-8/15

Research Intern   University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland                                 5/11-7/11