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Current Group Members

Alex Faupel Ido Meshi
  • Ph.D. Student
  • B.Sc. (2015) in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  • Ph.D. Thesis Topic: Modeling Compression-After-Impact Response of Through-Thickness-Reinforced Composites.

 

  • Visiting Student (from Tel Aviv University)
  • M.Sc. (2017) in Mechanical Engineering. Tel Aviv University, Israel.
  • Ph.D. Thesis Topic: Failure Modeling of Composite Materials at the Microscale.

 

Caglar Oskay Aslan Nasirov
  • < Lab Director

 

  • Ph.D. Student
  • M.Sc. (2019) in Mechanical Engineering. Tennessee Tech University.
  • Ph.D. Thesis Topic: Fatigue Initiation Modeling in Additively Manufactured Polycrystalline Alloys.

 

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Akaash Seemakurty Zimu Su
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Major in Computer Science, Vanderbilt University.

 

  • Ph.D. Student
  • M.Sc. (2017) in Aerospace Engineering / Mechanics. Tsinghua University.
  • < Ph.D. Thesis Topic: Fatigue Damage Modeling of Composite Materials using the Multiscale Discrete Damage Theory.

 

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Damin Xia
  • Ph.D. Student
  • B.Sc. (2018) in Civil Engineering. Harbin Institute of Technology.
  • Ph.D. Thesis Topic: Multiscale Modeling of Polycrystalline Materials.

 

Former Group Members

 

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang Prof. Alessandro Fascetti Prof. Xiang Zhang Dr. Can Erel
Dr. Van Tung Phan Prof. Yumeng Li Dr. Hao Yan Dr. Robert Crouch
  1. Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang: Research Topic: Probabilistic Fatigue Nucleation Prediction in Polycrystalline Alloys. Research Period: January 2021-November 2021. Currently at Caterpillar Corp., Peoria, IL.
  2. Dr. Alessandro Fascetti: Research Topic: Modeling Internal Erosion in Earthen Embankments. Research Period: January 2017-June 2018. Currently Assistant Professor at University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  3. Dr. Xiang Zhang: Research Topic: Reduced Order Modeling and Multiscale Investigations of High Performance Alloys. Research Period: August 2017-January 2018. Currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  4. Dr. Can Erel: Research Topic: Multiscale Modeling of Composite Structures subjected to Bearing Fatigue. Research Period: January 2017-January 2018.
  5. Dr. Van Tung Phan: Research Topic: Crystal Plasticity Modeling of High Temperature Creep-Fatigue Behavior of Nickel-Based Alloys. Research Period: February 2016-February 2017. Currently Research Associate at Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL.
  6. Dr. Yumeng Li: Research Topic: Computational Modeling of High-Temperature Creep-Fatigue Failure Mechanisms. Research Period: January 2015-January 2016. Currently Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  7. Dr. Hao Yan: Research Topic: Numerical Simulation of Structural Response in Operational Conditions of Air Vehicles. Research Period: May 2015-January 2016. Currently at Altair Engineering, CA.
  8. Dr. Robert D. Crouch: Research Topic: Multiscale Modeling of CFRP Composites Subjected to Fatigue. Research Period: Summer 2012-Summer 2014. Currently at Altair Engineering, Nashville, TN.

Doctoral Students

Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang Dr. Ruize Hu Prof. Xiang Zhang Dr. Shuhai Zhang
Dr. Michael Bogdanor Dr. Matthew Pike Dr. Hao Yan Dr. Paul Sparks
Dr. Tong Hui Dr. Robert Crouch Dr. Arun Krishnan
  1. Dr. Xiaoyu Zhang: Ph.D. Dissertation: Uncertainty Quantification and Sensitivity Analyses of the Nonlinear Behavior of Heterogeneous Material Microstructures: Applications to Dynamic Response of Energetic Materials and Cyclic Response of a Titanium Alloy. Graduated: Fall 2020. Currently at Caterpillar Corp., Peoria, IL.
  2. Dr. Ruize Hu: Ph.D. Dissertation: Multiscale Computational Methods for Wave Propagation in 2D Phononic Crystals and Acoustic Metamaterials. Graduated: Spring 2019. Currently at Exxon Corporation, Houston, TX.
  3. Dr. Xiang Zhang: Ph.D. Dissertation:
    Reduced Order Modeling and Multiscale Investigations of High Performance Alloys Under Monotonic and Cyclic Loading. Graduated: Fall 2017. Currently Assistant Professor at University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
  4. Dr. Shuhai Zhang: Ph.D. Dissertation:
    Variational Multiscale Enrichment Method for Modeling of Structures Subjected to Extreme Environments.. Graduated: Summer 2017. Currently at Dassault Systems, Providence, RI.
  5. Dr. Michael J. Bogdanor: Ph.D. Dissertation: Failure Prediction of Fiber Reinforced Composites Using Reduced Order Multiscale Models. Graduated: Fall 2015. Currently at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  6. Dr. Matthew G. Pike: Ph.D. Dissertation: Mechanical Modeling of Short Fiber Reinforced Composites Using the Extended Finite Element Method. Graduated: Fall 2015. Currently at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
  7. Dr. Hao Yan: Ph.D. Dissertation: Computational modeling of coupled oxygen transport and mechanical deformation in titanium structures subjected to extreme environments. Graduated: Spring 2015. Currently at Altair Engineering, CA.
  8. Dr. Paul A. Sparks: Ph.D. Dissertation: Reduced order homogenization models for failure of heterogeneous materials. Graduated: Spring 2015. Currently Research Engineer at US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS.
  9. Dr. Tong Hui: Ph.D. Dissertation: Multiscale modeling of the dynamic response of composite structures. Graduated: Summer 2014. Currently Product Design Analysis Engineer at Amazon Lab126, Bay Area, CA.
  10. Dr. Robert D. Crouch: Ph.D. Dissertation: Multiscale Modeling of Brittle Composites Using Reduced Order Computational Homogenization. Graduated: Summer 2012. Currently at Altair Engineering, Nashville, TN.
  11. Dr. Arun Krishnan: Ph.D. Dissertation: The Interfacial Failure of Bonded Materials and Composites. Graduated: Fall 2010. Currently at SIMULIA, Minneapolis, MN.

Masters Students

Scott Williams Wendy Paulson Prof. Ghanshyam Pal
  1. Scott Williams: M.Sc. Thesis Topic: A Computational Study of an Aerospace Structural Panel Subjected to High Velocity Flow. Graduated: Spring 2020. Currently Engineer at Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Tullahoma, TN.
  2. Wendy Paulson: M.Sc. Thesis Topic: Modeling the Failure Behavior of Countersunk Composite Bolted Joints Subjected to Monotonic Loading. Graduated: Spring 2017. Currently Structural Design Engineer, Nashville, TN.
  3. Dr. Ghanshyam Pal: M.Sc. Thesis Topic: Multiscale modeling of failure of heterogeneous plates and shells. Graduated: Fall 2008. Currently Associate Professor and Civil Engineering Department Head at Shiv Nadar University, India.
  4. Veda Laohom (co-advised with Prof. Harold Park : M.Sc. Thesis Topic: Characterization of biodegradable bone/polyurethane composite fracture fixation devices. Graduated: Spring 2007.

Visiting Researchers

Prof. Shui Wen Zhu Dr. Yang Liu Dr. Hao Li

  1. Prof. Shui Wen Zhu: Research Topic: Dynamic Response of Particulate Composite Materials. Research Period: March 2015-July 2016. Currently Lecturer at Southwest University of Science and Technology, China.
  2. Dr. Yang Liu: Research Topic: Multiscale Modeling Crack Nucleation in Polycrystalline Materials Subjected to Cyclic Loading. Research Period: September 2016-September 2018. (Effective December 2018) Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College, London, UK.
  3. Hao Li: Research Topic: Modeling Environmental Degradation of Cementitious Materials. Research Period: September 2016-September 2018.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Vamsi Subraveti Hantang Zheng Ali Kilic Luke Neise
Jackie Machesky Jimmy Pan Theodore Russell El Mehdi El Hailouch
  1. Vamsi Subraveti: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Modeling Process-Microstructure Relationships in Polycrystalline Alloys. Undergraduate student in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley.
  2. Hantang Zheng: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Data-Assisted Multiscale Modeling. Undergraduate student in Computer Science and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University.
  3. Ali Kilic: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Modeling Interlaminar Failure in Composite Materials. Undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  4. Luke Neise: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Simulation of Aerospace Structures Operating at Hypersonic Environments. Undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  5. Jackie Machesky: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Modeling Energetic Material Microstructures. Undergraduate student in Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  6. Jimmy Pan: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Characterization of Acoustic Band Structure in Layered Composites Subjected to Dynamic Loading. Undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  7. Theodore M. Russell: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Computational Modeling of Composite Materials. Undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  8. El Mehdi El Hailouch: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Characterization of failure in composites based on acoustic emission testing. Undergraduate student in Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University.
  9. Lizzie Young: Undergraduate researcher. Research Topic: Parallel implementation of genetic algorithms for optimal reduced order modeling. Undergraduate student in Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University.