MPhil Candidate in Scientific Computing
B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering (2016); The Pennsylvania State University
I am a recent graduate of Penn State University with a B.S. in materials science and engineering. At Cambridge, I am pursuing an MPhil in Scientific Computing with a focus in atomistic modelling of materials under the sponsorship of the Churchill Scholarship. My MPhil project within the MML group is focused on modelling of carbon nanotube growth via chemical vapor deposition using metal nanoparticle catalysts. I will use a combination of machine learning techniques and tight-binding method to classify and optimize the structure of these nanoparticles.
R. Gurunathan, J. Nasr, J. Cordell, R. Banai, M. Abraham, K. Cooley, M. Horn, S. Mohney, 'Pd and Au Contacts to SnS: Thermodynamics Predictions and Annealing Study', Journal of Electronic Materials, 2016.
H. Nagasawa, R. Gurunathan and M. Suemitsu, 'Controlling Planar Defects in 3C-SiC: Ways to Wake it up as a Practical Semiconductor', Materials Science Forum, vol. 821-823, pp. 108-114, 2015.
A. Domask, R. Gurunathan, and S. Mohney, 'Transition Metal-MoS2 Reactions: Review and Thermodynamic Predictions,' Journal of Electronic Materials, 2015.