Alejandro H Strachan
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045
- Postdoctoral associate/research staff, Caltech, 1999-2002
- Ph.D., Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1998.
- M.Sc., Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1995.
- Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2013-Present
- Associate Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2010-2013
- Assistant Professor, School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 2005-2010
- Staff Member, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2002-2005.
Our research focuses on the development of predictive atomistic and molecular simulation methodologies to describe materials from first principles, their application to problems of technological importance and quantification of associated uncertainties. Application areas of interest include: electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of nano- and micro-electromechanical systems and electronic and energy conversion devices; thermo-mechanical response of polymer composites and molecular solids; and physics and chemistry of active materials including shape memory and energetic materials.
News and Announcements
- An introduction to molecular dynamics. A lecture series on molecular dynamics simulations of materials that includes background physics, applications and a hands-on tutorial to run MD simulations using the "nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit"
- nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit available at the nanoHUB. The tool allows users to perform molecular dynamics simulations of materials using a web-browser. No need to download or install any software
- nanoMATERIALS online tutorial: Materials strength: does size matter? nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit tutorial.
- ENGR 103 - Materials that Impact our Lives: Electronics, Energy and the Environment
- MSE 235 - Materials Structure and Properties Laboratories
- MSE 270 - Atomistic Materials Science
- MSE 382 - Mechanical Response of Materials
- MSE 597G - Modeling and Simulation of Materials
- Dr. Stanislav Avdoshenko
- Ab-initio understanding of optical and electronic/thermo properties of complex and dynamic systems
- Dr. Hojin Kim
- Research title: large-scale atomistic simulations of MEMS
- Dr. Chunyu Li
- Research title: Atomistic simulations of polymers and polymer composites
- Dr. Nicolas Onofrio
- Molecular dynamic of tip-polymer interaction and uncertainties quantification in atomistic simulations
- Dr. Edwin Antillon
- Shock-energy absorption via endothermic chemistry