Srinivasan Srivilliputhur

Associate Professor
Discovery Park C136C
  • Biography

    Banaras Hindu University, Ceramic Engineering, B.Tech., 1988
    Indian Institute of Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, M.Tech., 1991
    University of Washington, Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D., 07/1998
    Los Alamos National Lab, Theoretical Division, Postdoc, 1999-2002
    College of Santa Fe, Business Administration, M.B.A (3 credits left)

  • Research

    Research Interests

    • Development of high-fidelity interatomic potentials for large-scale atomistic simulations
    • Atomistic modeling of deformation behavior and defect physics, irradiation effects in materials, phase transformations, and structure property-relations in metals and alloys
    • Use of accelerated molecular dynamics and kinetic Monte Carlo methods to study long-time evolution of defects in materials
    • Parallel computing, visualization, and computational materials science
  • Publications

    A more complete listing of publications is available on Google Scholar.

    1. C. Jiang, S. G. Srinivasan, "Unexpected strain-stiffening in crystalline solids," Nature, 496, p.339 (2013).
    2. C. Clavero, N. P. Guisinger, S. G. Srinivasan, R. A. Lukaszew, "Study of Nb epitaxial growth on Cu (111) at sub-monolayer level," Journal of Applied Physics, 112, p.074328 (2012).
    3. P. Gopal, S. G. Srinivasan, "First-principles study of self-and solute diffusion mechanisms in y^{'}-Ni_{3} Al," Physical Review B, 86, p.014112 (2012).
    4. H. Mohseni, B. A. Mensah, N. Gupta, S. G. Srinivasan, T.W. Scharf, "On tailoring the nanocrystalline structure of Zno to achieve low friction," Tribology & Lubrication Technology, 1, p. 7 (2012).
    5. A. Caro, J. Hetherly, A. Stukowski, M. Caro, E. Martinez, S. Srinivasan, L. Zepeda-Ruiz, M. Nastasi, "Properties of helium bubbles in Fe and FeCR alloys," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 418, p. 261 (2011).
    6. N. Gupta, M. I. Baskes, S. G. Srinivasan, "The role of interface structure in spallation of a layered nanocomposite," JOM, 63, p.74 (2011).
    7. S. Nag, A. Devaraj, R. Srinivasan, R. E. A. Williams, N. Gupta, G. B. Viswanathan, J. S. Tiley, S. Banerjee, S. G. Srinivasan, H. L. Fraser, R. Banerjee, "Novel mixed-mode phase transition involving a composition-dependent displacive component," Physical Review Letters, 106, p. 245701 (2011).

    A more complete listing of publications is available on Google Scholar.

  • Professional Experience

    2012-present - Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, UNT
    2008-2012 - Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, UNT
    2002-2008 - Technical Staff Member, Materials Science Division, Los Alamos National

    Synergistic Activities
    Development of Courses:  Because the undergraduate Materials Science program at the University of North Texas began in 2007, Dr. Srivilliputhur is developing courses in physical metallurgy and materials selection for design. In these courses, he is supplementing the curriculum with material relevant to the large concentration of high-tech industries in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

    Service to the Blind Community:  Dr. Srivilliputhur is a founding member of the National Organization of Professionals in Blindness Education, anaffiliate of NFB. He is the coordinator of its high school education committee. This committee is currently working on a white paper to increase blind student participation in Advanced Placement, especially STEM, courses.

    Service to the Scientific Community:  Dr. Srivilliputhur served as a reviewer for Physical Review Letters, Nuclear Materials, Journal of Applied PhysicsPhilosophical MagazineModeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, and Physical Review B. He has given over 10 invited lectures and seminars at conferences and institutions of higher learning.

    Service to Education: Dr. Srivilliputhur was a volunteer tutor for academically struggling Los Alamos high school students. In June 2008, he developed and taught an intriguing 3-week class on “Energy Use and Our Future: What to Do When We Can’t Do It Anymore” at UNT for the Texas Governor’s School. In this class, 40 elite Texas high school students discussed challenges in making future energy choices, global warming, and our future path of development.

    Service to the Community:  In 2004, Dr. Srivilliputhur received the Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow award for community service. He has been interviewed numerous times on local television in New Mexico to speak on science and funding issues pertinent to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has given seminars on education in Materials Science and nanotechnology to student organizations and high school science teachers. Dr. Srivilliputhur has served as a judge in many local science fairs and international Intel science fairs.

  • Honors and Awards

    2009 - CAREER Award, NSF
    08/06 - Elected Member, Sigma Xi National Honor Society.
    07/04 - Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Club.

  • Groups