Vikram Gavini

Vikram Gavini
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Materials Science and 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

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

A combined effort by research groups headed by Pramod Reddy, Vikram Gavini, and Barry Dunietz was published in the June issue of JACS.

Vikram Gavini has received a 2011 NSF CAREER award for his proposal, "Bridging Quantum-Mechanics with Mechanics: Towards Predictive Computations of Materials Behavior."