VIDEO BIO: Veera Sundararaghavan, Assistant Professor video
Prof. Sundararaghavan develops multi-scale computational methods for polycrystalline alloys, fiber reinforced composites, metallic foams and ultra-high temperature ceramics to model the effect of microstructure on the overall deformation, fatigue, failure, thermal transport and oxidation response. Recent packages developed include a fully parallel multiscale deformation simulator for optimization of microstructure-sensitive properties in polycrystalline alloys and a new finite element homogenization approach for modeling oxidative degradation in high temperature fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites. He has made seminal contributions towards the use of multiscale models for accelerated "microstructure-sensitive design" including development of data mining methods for microstructures and reduced order techniques for graphical visualization of microstructure-process-property relationships.
Specializations & Research Interests
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, Materials-by-design, Computational mechanics, Crystal Plasticity, Atomistic simulations, Materials Informatics, High performance computing.
Cornell University, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, PhD, 2007
A.I.A.A. (Amer. Inst. Aero & Astro), A.S.M.E. (Amer. Soc. Mech. Eng.)
S.I.A.M. (Soc. for Industrial & Applied Math.)
T.M.S. (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Soc.)
Honors and Awards
DTRA Young investigator award (2012)
NSF Career Award - Mechanics of Materials Program (2010)
TRW Endowed Automotive Research Award (2009)
Prof. V. Radhakrishnan Endowment award, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (2004)
Mechanics of Aircraft Structures (AE 215), Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures (AE 315), Finite element analysis (AE 510), Foundations of Solid and Structural Mechanics (AE 513), Atomistic modelling of materials (AE 714).
Positions Held at Michigan
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fall 2007-present