Postdoctoral Scholars

Dr. Vinod Ramakrishnan (Postdoctoral Researcher, Mechanical Science and Engineering)

I joined the Wave propagation and metamaterials lab in September 2023 after completing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California San Diego. My thesis research focused on ‘Phase transition and domain wall control in multistable metamaterials’. In providing several strategies to realize and control the phase morphologies within multistable metamaterials, my dissertation promotes their adoption for applications in energy harvesting, mechanical memory devices and deployable structures. As a postdoc in the WPM lab, I’m exploring fluid-metamaterial interaction models for passive flow control applications, where the devised metamaterial architecture customizes the fluid-structure coupling and enables control of the flow characteristics (e.g., transition, separation). Besides research, I like to play tennis, read books in the history, adventure and fantasy genres, cooking, hiking and Vedic chanting.