Aniruddha Jana develops analytical and computational frameworks to understand the fundamental science behind rechargeable batteries. Through these frameworks, he attempts to identify why batteries fail, and how they can be designed to last long and charged fast. At Purdue, he has developed phase field models for lithium dendrite growth and analytical models for gradual and catastrophic battery failure. He has worked with multiple industrial sponsors to design better batteries for electric vehicles.

Aniruddha joined Prof. García’s group in Fall 2013 as a PhD Student in  Materials Engineering and Computational Science and Engineering programs. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and a minor in Mechanical Engineering, all from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 2012.