Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering
Smith Research Center
- Ph.D. in Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010
- M.S. in Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
- B.S. in Physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2003
Vikram Jadhao received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. Following postdoctoral fellowships at Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins University, he joined the Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University in 2016. His research uses computer simulation methods including molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo, as well as the analytical tools of statistical mechanics, to explore the structure and flow of soft materials like biomimetic membranes, deformable nanocontainers, self-assembled nanoparticles, and polymeric materials. The central focus of his work is to reveal the underlying microscopic origins of observed macroscopic material behaviors in order to advance the experimental design and assembly of soft materials for applications in nanomedicine, energy devices, and stretchable electronics.