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I am thrilled to introduce the Virtual Alloys Modelling, Simulation & Informatics (VAMSI) Research Group at the Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI). We extend a warm invitation to enthusiastic students who are eager to join our innovative research efforts. Our group is committed to advancing the field of materials science and engineering, with a primary focus on comprehending deformation behaviour and developing high-throughput techniques and tailored frameworks for investigating materials suitable for structural applications and beyond. Our ultimate objective is to establish Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) frameworks that seamlessly combine models across various processes and length scales, along with tools designed to address multi-physics challenges. This integrated approach can potentially revolutionize materials discovery by accelerating the development of innovative materials.


At the VAMSI Research Group, we aim to tackle fundamental deformation-related issues by integrating physics-based models with underlying phenomenology. We achieve this by employing atomistic simulations, computational thermodynamics, and analytical modelling. Within our research group, we will explore the following key areas:

  • Understanding Deformation Mechanisms: We aim to unravel the intricate mechanisms underlying material deformation and develop a mechanistic approach to alloy design. This understanding will guide us in creating materials with enhanced structural integrity.

  • High-Throughput Exploration of Complex Composition Domains: Our group will pioneer high-throughput methods and frameworks to explore intricate and previously uncharted composition domains within Multi-Principal Element Alloys (MPEAs), especially tailored for high-temperature structural applications.

  • Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Frameworks: We are dedicated to establishing ICME frameworks that seamlessly integrate models from diverse processes and length scales. Additionally, we will integrate tools to tackle multi-physics problems.

We invite you to join us at the VAMSI Research group. If you are a motivated student with a passion for materials science and a desire to contribute to cutting-edge research, we welcome you to be part of our exciting journey.

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