Rohit Ramanathan

Graduate Student
Voorhees Research Group
ONR MURI: Understanding Corrosion in 4D
rohitramanathan2020 at u dot northwestern dot edu

Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Sept. 2015 – present

Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering
Aug. 2011 – May 2015

Research Interests:
is interested in developing theories and using computer simulations to understand microstructure formation and evolution in materials. Currently, he is working on developing a model for the nucleation, growth, and coalescence of oxide islands on a metal surface as part of the Office of Naval Research MURI “Understanding Corrosion in 4D”. The goal of his research is to predict the evolution of the size distribution of the oxide islands on the surface as the first monolayer of an oxide forms, with initial focus on the oxidation of Ni and Ni-Cr alloys. ┬áHe works in close collaboration with experimental and theory groups at U.Va., CU Boulder, and UW-Madison.