Multiscale Materials and Design Optimization Lab

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Northern Virginia Center, Room 434
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043
(703) 538-8447

Shivakumar Ranganathan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate and undergraduate students who were involved in my research projects

  • Faculty

    Dr. Ranganathan earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His doctoral research was titled ‘Scale-Dependent Homogenization and Scaling Laws in Random Polycrystals‘ and was conducted under the supervision of Professor Martin Ostoja-Starzewski.

    Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Ranganathan joined the Texas Medical Center in Houston as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Professor Mauro Ferrari. Dr. Ranganathan’s research was on the mathematical modeling of a novel BioNanoScaffolds for Post Traumatic OsteoRegeneration (fracture putty) and was sponsored by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

    Dr. Ranganathan’s research interests are predominantly in the area of applied mechanics with applications to heterogeneous media (random composites, polycrystals), biomedical implants, additive manufacturing and data science. As an educator, he also interested in promoting and fostering excellence in engineering education.

  • Graduate Students

    Ph.D. Student(s)

    M.R. Murshed, 2017, Heterogeneous Anisotropy Index and Scaling in Multiphase Random Polycrystals

    M.S. Student(s)

    M. Benmassaoud, 2018, Efficacy of Eluted Antibiotics in 3D Printed Orthopaedic Implants

    M.R. Murshed, 2016, Design Maps for Fracture Resistant Functionally Graded Materials

    S. Jawad, 2015, Mesoscale Conductivities and Resistivities of Polycrystalline Graphite 

    B. Raghavan, 2014, Mesoscale Statistics and Scaling Laws in Planar Elastic Checkerboards

    M.G. Al Dadah, 2014, Buckling of Inhomogeneous and Functionally Graded Columns 

    K.M. Abed, 2014, Magnetic Fe3O4 Nano-Structured Coatings for Corrosion Protection of Mild Steel 

    B. Shehadeh, 2013, Optimization of Expansion Loop in Piping Systems using ASME B31.3

  • Undergraduate Students

    C. Kohama, A. Salvatore, B. Foltiny, H. Schappell, Smart orthopaedic implants (Fall 2017)

    A. Wisniewski, A. Ciesielski, J. Peterson, S. Michetti, Failure of 3D printed parts (Spring 2017)

    J. Sharkey, Design of smart orthopaedic implants (Spring 2017)

    T. Mercurio, A.Salvatore, C. Kohama, Implants with infused antibiotics (Spring 2017)

    J. Williams, W. Pappas, Elution of antibiotics through implants (Spring 2017)

    C. Bate, A. Gobeler, J. Dib, Imaginations competition (Fall 2016)

    A. Wisniewski, A. Ciesielski, J. Peterson, S. Michetti, Failure of 3D printed parts (Fall 2016)

    J. Williams, W. Pappas, Elution of antibiotics through implants (Fall 2016)

    A. Salvatore, T. Mercurio, C. Kohama, Implants with infused antibiotics (Fall 2016)

    J. Sharkey, Design of smart orthopaedic implants (Fall 2016)

    J. Williams, W. Pappas, Elution of antibiotics through implants (Spring 2016)

    J. Sharkey, A. Matrisciano, Biomechanical testing of implants (Spring 2016)

    C. Zaleski, C. Oxner, Drug delivering implants (Spring 2016)

    R. Altieri, Z. Hunt, D. McDevitt, D. Bede, A. Wisniewski, Failure of 3D printed parts (Spring 2016)

    R. Altieri, D. McDevitt, D. Bede, Failure of 3D printed parts (Fall 2015)

    G. Smith, A. Carrig, J. Sharkey, A. Gobeler, J. Gotfried, J. McKinley, L. Puentes, Implants for Bone-Tissue Engineering (Fall 2015)

    J. Williams, W. Pappas, A. Wisniewski, R. Luong, Stair-climbing assistive mechanism (Fall 2015)

    C.W. Guns, D.J. Campbell, R.J. Altieri, G.C. Smith, D.J. Bede, Failure of 3D printed structures (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) [best clinic research project in mechanical engineering, Spring 2015]

    E.T. Dolan, J.M. Pleban, B.R. Remer, R.W., Mulholland, M.J. Stallone, Design of a hovercraft (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015)

    M. Serry, Constitutive modeling of nitrogen-alloyed austenitic stainless steel at low and high strain rates and temperatures (2013-2014) [Jointly advised by Dr. F. Abed. Published this research in ‘Mechanics of Materials’]

    A.S. Dalaq, Scaling and mesoscale bounds on the thermal conductivity of planar random microstructures (2012-2013) [Published this research in ‘Engineering Computations’ and ‘Computational Materials Science’]

    M.M. Koroukian, M. Pourghorban, S.M. Al Sadi, H. Iqbal, M. Ammar, Design of a single passenger hovercraft [best senior design poster in mechanical engineering, Spring 2012]

    A. Farhat, B. ud-Duja, M. Khan, M.F.A. Khan, M.R. Murshed, O. Jadallah, EcoStallion (Gen:01) (2012-2013) [Jointly advised by Dr. B. Darras] [best senior design poster in mechanical engineering, Spring 2013]

    M. Al Masabi, A.Z. Akl, M. El-Maoud, O. Ismail, M. Attia, Eco-Stallion (Gen:02) (2013-2014) [Jointly advised by Dr. B. Darras, Spring 2014]