Principal Investigator 

Jagan_cropJagannathan Rajagopalan

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

Ehsan_crop Ehsan Izadi

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







RohitRohit Sarkar

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

Resume (pdf)






                                                           Rohit Berlia

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




                                                           Paul Rasmussen

                                                           Research topic:  Reversible plasticity in heterogeneous nanostructured materials.


Masters Students



Image 2_cropSuhas E P

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

Currently pursuing PhD in Johns Hopkins.






Image 2_cropAbhinav Kowdle Prakash

Research topic: Fabrication and characterization of PDMS force sensors.

Currently at Sunrun Inc, Irvine.






Cole Photo_cropCole Snider, FURI student

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






Tim Sowers_crop Timothy Sowers

Research topic: Dynamics of PDMS flow in micro channels.

Resume (pdf)

Currently pursuing PhD in Georgia Tech.





gAndrea Hall, Barrett Honors and FURI student

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

Currently at Raytheon Inc, Tucson

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