Principal Investigator 

Jagan_cropJagannathan Rajagopalan

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Materials Science

Research interests: Synthesis of nanocrystalline materials with tailored microstructures, Mechanics of nanostructured metal and alloy films, MEMS for in situ materials testing, Polymer based micro devices for cell mechanics and biohybrid platforms

CV (pdf)

Engineering Research Center, Rm 357
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-6106, USA
Ph: (480) 965-4363, Email:

PhD Students

BerliaRohit Berlia

Research topic:  Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials with multimodal architectures.




PaulPaul Rasmussen

Research topic:  Synthesis and characterization of shape memory thin films with tailored microstructures.





Masters Students

Santosh Rajarajan

Research topic:  Synthesis and characterization of Cu-Co thin films.



Ehsan_crop Dr. Ehsan Izadi (PhD student)

Research topic: Strain rate effects on deformation behavior of nanostructured metals.

Currently at Intel.



RohitDr. Rohit Sarkar (PhD student)

Research topic: Synthesis and characterization nanocrystalline alloys with tailored microstructures.

Currently at Intel.



Image 2_cropSuhas E P (MS student)

Research topic: Elevated temperature mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline titanium films.

Currently pursuing PhD in Johns Hopkins University.



Image 2_cropAbhinav Kowdle Prakash (MS student)

Research topic: Fabrication and characterization of PDMS force sensors.

Currently at Sunrun Inc, Irvine.



Tim Sowers_crop Timothy Sowers (MS student)

Research topic: Dynamics of PDMS flow in micro channels.

Currently pursuing PhD in Georgia Tech.



Cole Photo_cropCole Snider, FURI student

Research topic: Effect of sputtering conditions on the microstructure of nanocrystalline metal and alloy films.




gAndrea Hall, Barrett Honors and FURI student

Research topic: Strain rate effects on deformation of microstructurally homogeneous and heterogeneous aluminum films

Medical student starting July 2018, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

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