Department of Chemical Engineering
Vyas Ramasubramani is a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering, working in the Glotzer Research Group. Vyas uses coarse-grained molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo particle simulation to study the assembly of complex anisotropic particles and the role solvent properties play in particle assembly, particularly in the context of proteins. His recent work investigated the assembly behavior of supercharged proteins into complex finite structures, work that has immediate applications in bio-inspired materials design.
Currently, Vyas is focusing on developing minimal models for capturing the effects of particle shape, research that will enable studying assembly dynamics and pathways to find optimal particles to synthesize target materials.