Dr. Vinamra Agrawal

Dr. Agrawal's research interests lie in understanding mechanics of materials at different length and time scales. He works with a range of materials including metals, composites, polymers and geological materials. His primary area of interest is understanding how materials behave when subjected to extreme environments like shock loading.

He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in June 2016. Prior to joining Auburn in January 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar from June to December 2016 at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech.

Graduate Students

Alexander Davis

Alex is pursuing his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University. Prior to joining Auburn, he received his Bachelors of Science in Physics at Samford University in 2017. He is currently working on developing a moving window Molecular Dynamics framework to understand shock wave interaction at microstructural features like grain boundaries.

Leticia De Marchi

Leticia is pursuing her PhD in Geosciences at Auburn University. She received her Bachelors of Science in Geology from UNICAMP in 2015, and her Masters in Geology from Auburn in 2018. She is currently working on impact simulations and understanding role of water in the formation of shallow marine impact craters.

Undergraduate students

Dakota Newsome

Dakota is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University. He is working on the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar setup for high strain-rate characterization of materials.