About me

I'm an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. I specialize in theoretical and computational Solid Mechanics.

My research interests center around understanding the mechanics and thermodynamics of crystalline solids across various length and time scales. A fascinating aspect of such materials is the presence of rich features ranging from the sub-atomic to the continuum length and time scales, and their scale spanning interactions that ultimately cause the specific macroscopic material behavior. A faithful modeling of the material behavior thus necessitates the use of very different models at different scales: quantum mechanics at the sub-atomic scale, classical mechanics at the atomic scale, statistical mechanics at the mesoscale, and effective continuum models at the macro scale. A quantitative treatment of these phenomena in turn employs a wide range of numerical approximations. I'm interested in exploring some of these connections drawing upon tools from math, physics and computation. Most of my current research focuses on atomistic simulation of crystalline materials, and a principled coarse-graining of the microscopic dynamics along both the spatial and temporal fronts.