Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research group in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. We focus on issues pertaining to the design and manufacturing science of advanced materials. The emphasis is on developing an understanding of the complex physical phenomena governing their fabrication, through theoretical and experimental investigations. The fundamental description and understanding are applied towards practical process development, design, optimization, and control. The projects focus on several emerging technologies and are organized into several focused research groups.
We work broadly on the challenges in energy systems; energy conversion and storage, energy/water nexus, electric grid integration of renewable energy, advanced materials processing (polymer, composite, nano-composite and ceramic materials); processing and design under uncertainty), micro and nanotechnologies; microsystems and microfabrication, uncertainty quantification and large-scale optimization, fundamental heat transfer, fluid mechanics, mass transfer, reacting systems and bio-transport phenomena.
We welcome you to our website, feel free to explore and find out what’s going on at the Advanced Materials and Technologies Laboratory. Graduate Research Assistantships are available for M.S./Ph.D students and opportunities are available for project sponsorship and for working in the AMTL. Kindly contact Prof. Ranga Pitchumani to know more about current opportunities.