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Nikhil Medhekar

Nikhil Medhekar

Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
+61 3 990 51421
Room 112, 20 Research, Clayton Campus

Ph. D. Engineering, Brown University, Providence, USA (2009).
Sc. M. Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, USA (2006).
M. Tech. Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India (2002).
B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune, India (2000).

Research Interests

Dr. Medhekar’s research interests lie in a broad area of computational mechanics and materials science. His research group is particularly interested in understanding the structure, properties and processing of materials at nano- and micro-scale using computer simulations. The computational tools that are employed are essentially multi-disciplinary—ranging from the quantum mechanical electronic structure simulations, to large-scale molecular dynamics, phase-field and finite element simulations. Current research interests are focused on material systems crucial for optoelectronics and energy applications—for example, quantum dots, nanowires, nanotubes, and more recently, graphene and related materials.

Please visit his research group webpage for more information on research, publications and open positions.

Professional Recognition

  • Materials Research Society’s Graduate Student Silver Award (2008).
  • William N. Findley Award, Brown University (2008).
  • Ashok Chaturvedi and P. M. Natu Memorial Awards, Indian Institute of Technology (2002).
  • Selected for Edison Engineering Development Program, General Electric Research (2002).
  • Forbes Marshal Award, University of Pune (2000).

Teaching Commitments:

  • MTE4525
  • MTE4526
  • MTE3547
  • MTE2547

Professional Association:

Materials Research Society (MRS)
American Physical Society (APS)

Research Interests:

  • computational mechanics and materials science
  • structure, properties and processing of materials at nano- and micro-scale using computer simulations