Principal Investigator

Prof Vivek Shenoy

Prof Vivek Shenoy is the Eduardo D. Glandt President’s Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as the Director of the NSF Science and Technology Center for Engineering Mechanobiology (CEMB).

Professor Shenoy’s research team focuses on developing theoretical concepts and numerical methods to understand the basic principles that control the behavior of both engineering and biological systems. A significant challenge in modeling the engineering and biological systems we study is that important processes involve coupling of both small-scale (atomic or single molecule) phenomena and long-range (elastic, electromagnetic) interactions over length scales of hundreds of nanometers. The goal of his group’s work is to address these issues by combining atomic scale simulation methods with continuum or mesoscale theories and by adapting insights from condensed matter physics, solid mechanics, chemistry, materials science and applied mathematics.


Dr. Ze Gong

Dr. Aayush Kant

Dr. Mohammad Torki
Dr. Zhaoqiang Song
Dr. Akash Singh
Dr. Anuja Jaganathan
Dr. Yue Zhang

PhD Students

Chris Price

Xingyu Chen
Ramin Basir
James Glazar
Gabriel Vega-Bellido
Joshua Toth
Vivek Sharma


Masters Students

Zixian Guo

Undergraduate Students

Clara Marty
Viraat Singh

Group Alumni

Dr. Farid Alisafaei

Dr. Nathan Frey

Dr. Eoin McEvoy

Dr. Arkamita Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Ehsan Ban

Prof. Hemant Kumar

Dr. Xuan Cao

Dr. Dequan Er

Dr. Jin Wang

Prof. Han Ye, currently at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Dr. Hossein Ahmadzadeh

Dr. Alireza Ostadhossein

Dr. Liang Dong

Dr. Xiao Wang

Prof. Hailong Wang, currently at University of Science and Technology of China, China

Dr. Maria Stournara

Prof. Dibakar Datta, currently at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

Dr. Ehsan Kabiri Rahani

Dr. Junwen Li

Dr. Abhilash Nair

Dr. Rassin Grantab , currently in ABAQUS

Dr. Priya Johari

Dr. Sang-Pil Kim

Dr. Ying Chen

Dr. Akbar Bagri

Prof. Nikhil Medhekar, currently at Monash University, Australia

Dr. Ivan Milas.

Prof. Christian Ciobanu, currently at Colorado School of Mines.

Prof. Ashwin Ramasubramaniam, currently at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Dr. Yu Xiao, currently at Intel Corp.

Prof. Mandar Inamdar, currently at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Prof. Dhananjay Tambe, currently at University of South Alabama, Mobile.

Dr. Vishwanath Hegadekatte, currently at Novelis, India.