I am interested in creating novel microstructures of light weight metals for improved ballistic performance. My research interests lie at the intersection of processing, microscopy and mechanics.
Currently, I am a PhD candidate working at Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute, Johns Hopkins University. My research adivsor is Prof. Timothy Weihs. Our research focuses on enhancing dynamic performance of magnesium alloys using experimentally validated modelling and alloy design for body armor applications.
In June 2016, I completed my MS in Material Science and Engineering at ASU working with Prof. Jagannathan Rajagopalan on MEMS based testing of nanocrystalline thin films. Before that, I graduated with bachelor’s in mechanical engineering (summa cum laude) from RV College of Engineering, Bangalore.
Talks and News
- April 2018: Received the
Engaged Scholar Graduate Student Awardfrom the JHU Center for Social Concern for community service as well as mentoring/teaching undergraduate students. The news was featrued in DMSE and CMEDE portals.
- April 2018: Presented a poster on
Dynamic Precipitation in Mg binary alloysat the Mach 2018 Conference, Annapolis, MD.
- April 2018: Undergraduate mentees Beatriz Medeiros and Stephanie Hernandez have been awarded the prestigious URAP Internship. They were also featured in the DSME, DME, and CMEDE news portals. Congrats Beatriz and Stephanie!
- March 2018: Gave a talk on thermomechanical processing of Mg alloys at the 2018 TMS conference in Phoenix, AZ.
- Jan. 2018: Invited to present research work on processing of Mg alloys at Enterprise for Multiscale Research of Materials (EMRM) Research Management Board (RMB) meeting held at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
- Nov. 2017 Participated in the Princeton/PSM Microscopy Symposium organized by Philadelphia society for microscopy at Princeton University, Princeton NJ.