I am currently a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University working under Dr. Jay Oswald. I expect to finish my degree in August, 2015. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. I am very keen to develop computational models for scientific applications and eager to make novel contributions to the scientific community.

The major topic of my PhD dissertation is the development of multiscale simulations to predict the performance of polymers under shock and impact loads. My research involves molecular dynamics modeling of two polymer materials, polyethylene and polyurea, and creating coarse-grained models that can predict the mechanical stresses generated under shock loads at three orders of magnitude less computational effort.

I have expertise in performing simulations using the LAMMPS molecular dynamics software, and I have a very good understanding of basic principles of molecular dynamics, statistical mechanics, statistics and mechanics of materials. I am proficient in developing code using Python, MATLAB, C++, R for post processing the results obtained from molecular dynamics software. I developed a set of python scripts that can automatically obtain the CLASSII compass force-field parameters. I developed a new many body pair style for LAMMPS which can improve the well-known issue of pressure transferability associated with coarse-grained models.

I am seeking a research-oriented position where I can develop scientific applications utilizing my knowledge of physics, chemistry, biophysics, statistical mechanics and mechanics of materials. Please see my resume that further descibe my background and technical skills.

Technical skills

Skills : Molecular dynamics, Multiscale and Coarse-Grained modeling, Force-field, Finite element methods, Crystal plasticity, Scientific computing, Data-analysis, Statistics
Technical software: LAMMPS, VMD, Abaqus, Solid Works, Autodesk Inventor
Programming languages: C/C++, Python, R, MATLAB, OpenMP/MPI, FORTRAN, Git
Other: Linux, Latex, MS Office

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