Ram V. Mohan, Ph.D.

Professor, Nanoengineering

Phone: 336.285.2867

Fax: 336.500.0115

Email: rvmohan@ncat.edu

Dr. Ram Mohan is currently a Professor of nanoengineering.  He is also the co-lead of the computational science and engineering research cluster at North Carolina A&T State University.  Dr. Mohan currently has nearly 100 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings to his credit. He plays an active role in American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and serves as the chair of the ASME materials processing technical committee. He also serves as the member of the Nanoengineering Council Steering Committee with a focus on nanoengineering in energy and medicine. He is a member of American Society of Aeronautics (AIAA), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), and regularly presents, organizes and conducts seminars and conferences for these professional and engineering organizations.  Dr. Mohan has been serving as a regular reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences in his field of research. Over the past several years, he has worked with and his research work has been supported by several federal agencies and industries. He has been an invited and keynote speaker at several international conferences, universities, research laboratories, and industries in US, Europe, India and several other countries. His industrial interactions include Lockheed Martin-Manassas, Boeing-Mesa, Northrop Grumman, Boeing-St. Louis, and Lockheed Martin-Skunk Works.

Research Interests

Dr. Mohan’s current research activities, contributions and interests include the areas of computational multi-physics/multi-scale modeling and simulation in engineering and physical applications; computational mechanics, nanomechanics, and material sciences; processing, mechanics, characterization, and computational modeling of multi-scale composite and nanoengineered material systems (crystalline, amorphous, bio and cementitious material systems and their multi-scale effects); computational modeling of bio and nano systems, interfaces, and interactions; transport phenomena; flow and thermal behavior during composite material processing and fibrous porous media; physics based composite modeling simulations, process optimizations, and experimental investigations for resin transfer molding (RTM), vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) and liquid composite molding (LCM) processes; high performance, scalable scientific computing and engineering product visualization; engineering education.

Selected Publications

  • Computational Nanoengineering, nanomechanics; nanoengineered materials:
  1. R. Mohan, Y. Purohit, Y. Liang, “Deformation Behavior of Nanoscale Material Systems with Applications to Tensile, Flexural and Crack Propagation,” Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, (accepted, in print) 2011.
  2. Molecular Dynamics of Crack Propagation in Nickel and Nickel-Aluminum Bimetal Interface, IMECE2010-38677, ASME Congress, 2010. (Y. Purohit and R. Mohan).
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  • Computational Composite Process Modeling and Experimental Investigations:
  1.  B. Henz, R. Mohan, D. Shires, “A Hybrid Global Local Approach for Optimization of Injection Gate Locations in Liquid Composite Molding Process Simulations,” Composites: Part A, Vol. 38, pp. 1932-1946, 2007.
  2. N. Yamaaleev and R. Mohan, “Effect of Phase Transition on Intra-Tow Flow Behavior and Void Formation in Liquid Composite Molding,” Int. J. Multiphase Flow, V. 32, pp. 1219-1233, 2006.12. B. Henz, R. Mohan, N. Ngo, P. Chung, K. Tamma, “Process Modeling of Composites by Resin Transfer Molding: Sensitivity Analysis for Non-Isothermal Considerations,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Fluid Flow, Vol. 15, No. 7, 2005.
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  • High Performance Computing and Computational Analysis:
  1. B. Henz, D. Shires, R. Mohan, “Development and Integration of Parallel Multi-Disciplinary Computational Software for Modeling a Modern Manufacturing Process,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3402, Springer Verlag, April 2005.
  2. D. Shires and R. Mohan, “Optimization and Performance of a FORTRAN 90 MPI – Based Unstructured Code on Large Scale Parallel Systems,” Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 25, pp. 131 – 141, 2003.
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  • Computational Mechanics:
  1. W. Poon, R. Kanapady, R. Mohan, and K. Tamma, “Multi-Disciplinary Flow/Thermal and Induced Stresses in Convectively Cooled Structures,” J. of Thermal Stresses, Vol. 25, pp. 319 – 339, 2002.
  2. R. Mohan, A. Avila and K. Tamma, “Flux-Based Finite Volume Formulations and Adaptive Time Stepping Strategies for Modeling of Re-entry Thermal Protection Systems,” Numerical Heat Transfer - Part B, Vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 117 - 136, 1996.
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Nano to Continuum Multi-Scale Modeling Techniques and Analysis for Cementitious Materials under Dynamic Loading, Partnership in Research Transition Program, Army Research Office, Ram Mohan (PI)

Computational Modeling and HPC in Advanced Materials Processing, Synthesis and Design, Office of Naval Research, Ram Mohan (PI)

Integrating NASA Science, Technology and Research in Undergraduate Curriculum and Training (INSTRUCT), NASA, Ram Mohan (Co-PI)

(2001- current) Sustained prior funding from Department of Defense and industries in the research interest areas (Ram Mohan, PI and Co-PI)

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, December 1997;

M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois, October 1990;

M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, August 1987;

B.E., University of Madras, India, 1985.