Postdoctoral Researcher

  • Archana Arbind is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She received her B.Tech. in civil engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and her M.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M university.
  • Anssi Karttunen is a Marie Curie Fellow (postdoc) during 8/2017-8/2019 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at TAMU. He received his D.Sc. in Applied Mechanics (2015) from Aalto University, Finland. His research deals with micropolar constitutive modeling of lattice materials with particular focus on sandwich beams and plates made of such materials.
  • Dr. Shubhankar Roy Chowdhury is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining here, he received is PhD and Master’s (M.E.) degree from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Dr. Roy Chowdhury’s research interest lies primarily on non-classical mechanics and thermodynamics for continuum modelling of solids. In this context he has carried out fundamental research on physics based constitutive modelling for viscoplastic and damage/failure response of metals and thermoplastic materials. He has also set forth important theories within the realm of Peridynamics, e.g. Peridynamics for Micropolar solids, Peridynamics shell and so on. His current focus is on the mechanics of micro/nano-architected materials and sandwich structures made of them. Computational homogenization based on FE^2 formalism and use of neural network based machine learning are the key tools for this work.

Ph.D. Students

  • Parisa Khodabakhshi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil Engineering. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. Her primary research focus is on nonlocal theories in continuum mechanics, and study of damage propagation in solids using a discretized method based on conventional finite element method.

Namhee Kim
  • Namhee Kim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on a least-squares finite element model with spectral/hp approximations for non-Newtonian fluids.
  • Mohsen Nowruzpour is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.S. from the University of Tehran, Iran. His research aims to develop a new macroscopic framework based on molecular level information, in which the resulting equations can hold universally despite discontinuity of the field variables.
  • Shahla Zamani is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on developing a new continuum framework described in a convected coordinate system. The resulting kinematic description is used to analyze the mechanics of biomaterials through a discrete representation of continua constructed as a finite element modeling.