Vikram Gavini

Vikram Gavini
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 763-9685


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2007
M.S., Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, 2004
B.Tech., Mechnical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 2003

Research Interests

Developing computational and mathematical tools for electronic structure calculations at macroscopic scales, multi-scale modeling, analysis of approximation theories, electronic structure studies on defects in solids.

Honors and Awards

Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2012
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2011
Robert J. Melosh Medal, ETH Zurich, 2007
Allan Acosta Endowed Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 2003
Institute Silver Medal, Indian Institute of Technology, 2003

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Since 2014, MICDE has offered top-off fellowships to current and prospective students whose research project involves the use and advancement of scientific computing techniques and practices

Gavini is recognized "for pioneering work developing multi-scale methods for density-functional theory calculations at continuum scales, electronic structure studies on defects in materials, and quantum transport in materials"

Approximately 72 students — from a variety of disciplines — receive this fellowship

This program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the US who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research

Winning the Humboldt Research Fellowship requires an established international reputation for research of the highest caliber