Welcome to Ajay's website

I am a post-doc with Prof. Sanjay Govindjee at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. I am also a software developer at the NHERI SimCenter.

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My expertise lies in the development of numerical methods to leverage high-performance computing. In this regard, I develop data-driven and physics-based simulation models to study a wide variety of problems ranging from oceanic processes and water-borne hazards to innovative materials.

The developed models use theories of continuum mechanics at various length and timescales. I use computational techniques like the Neural networks, PINNs, Finite Element Method (structures) and Finite Volume Method (fluids) to build research tools that leverage high-performance computing. Check out the Research section for more information.

Most of the developed numerical methods are being converted into research tools and are available for download from the Software page. The shared codes are free for academic usage.

My office is presently located in the NHERI SimCenter at Richmond Field Station, UC Berkeley. However, due to COVID, the best way to reach me is via email.

Latest news

25-29. Jul 2021

My work was highlighted in the Plenary lecture of Prof. Robert L Taylor during the 16th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM) during 25 - 29 July (2021). Check out the video (Link)

28-29. Jul 2021

Just finished the two-day tool training for the HydroUQ software. The materials will be available for download soon.

22. Jul 2021

Paper on multiphysics modeling of hydrogels titled "Constitutive modeling of pH-sensitive hydrogel: Multi-physics coupling of electromagnetics with mechanics and thermodynamics" accepted for publication in Mechanics of Materials.

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