Nikhil Chandra Admal
Shear-induced coupled grain boundary motion. Colors indicate lattice orientation.
Shear-induced sliding grain boundary motion. Colors indicate lattice orientation.
Dynamic recovery: Grain boundary formation resulting in grain nucleation. Colors indicate GND density in 1/m
Grain rotation with shrinkage. The deformation of the cross-wires shows material deformation. Colors indicate lattice orientation.
Grain shrinkage with no rotation. Colors indicate lattice orientation.

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am broadly interested in the multiscale modeling of materials at various length and times scales ranging from the atomic scale to the continuum scale. Currently, the focus of my research is on the study of recrystallization in refractory materials to increase their operating temperature, and development of first-principles strain gradient elastic models to include non-local effects relevant in micromechanical systems, and systems with defects. Click here for a more detailed description of my current and previous research works.

Bio: I obtained my Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Prof. Ellad Tadmor. Subsequently, I was a Postdoc in the Materials Science and Engineering department at UCLA working with Prof. Jaime Marian.