Vivek Shenoy Joins Penn Engineering Faculty

Vivek ShenoyThe School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the appointment of Vivek B. Shenoy as professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Shenoy received his Ph.D. in Physics from The Ohio State University in 1998 and served as a postdoctoral fellow for two years at Brown University before beginning his career at Brown as assistant professor of Engineering in 2000, reaching the rank of full professor in 2010.

Dr. Shenoy's numerous honors include a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2000), the Richard and Edna Solomon Assistant Professorship (2002-2005) and the Rosenbaum Visiting Fellowship from the Isaac Newton Institute of Mathematical Science, University of Cambridge.

Dr. Shenoy is a world leader in the mechanics and physics of nanostructure formation. He has used rigorous analytical methods and multiscale modeling techniques, ranging from atomistic density functional theory to continuum methods, to gain deep physical insight into a myriad of important problems in materials science and mechanics. He has authored over 100 research publications, with papers in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature and Nano Letters.

Dr. Shenoy's current research focuses on developing theoretical concepts and numerical methods to understand the basic principles that control the behavior of both engineering and biological systems. A significant challenge in modeling these systems is that important processes involve coupling of both small-scale (atomic or single molecule) phenomena and long-range (elastic, electromagnetic) interactions over length scales of hundreds of nanometers. The goal of his group's work is to address these issues by combining atomic scale simulation methods with continuum or mesoscale theories and by adapting insights from condensed matter physics, solid mechanics, chemistry, materials science and applied mathematics.

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