The Marian Group at UCLA
Our group focuses on understanding materials evolution under extreme conditions using multiscale computational modeling. Formulating theoretical models of materials behavior under a variety of far-from-equilibrium conditions, e.g. shock-loading, very fast deformation rates, high dose and dose rate irradiation, ultrafast heating, etc., requires a deep understanding of a wide range of physical processes. We develop efficient computational techniques to implement these materials models, taking advantage of large-scale parallel computing capabilities. At every possible scale, our simulations are benchmarked against and validated with experimental data to build confidence in the models. Specific areas of interest are microstructural evolution and mechanical property degradation in fusion materials, simulations of plastic deformation in alloys, simulations of thermodynamics and phase transformations in functional materials, strength in nanostructured crystals, and simulations of irradiation damage in a variety of situations. The overarching goal of our work is to influence materials synthesis and design by understanding their internal evolution under prescribed conditions.
After four productive years at UCLA, Nikhil is starting as Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) . We will miss him but we wish him the best and look forward to continuing the collaboration!
Congratulations to Shu Huang for passing her qualifying oral exam!!
Congratulations to Qianran Yu (MAE) for passing her qualifying oral exam!!
We welcome Cameron McElfresh, new PhD student in the Marian group!!
Research at the Marian Group featured in Scientific.net!
Michael Reyes has passed his thesis defense! Congratulations to Dr Reyes, PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA!.
Nick Julian wins a 2018 DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award!
Qianran Yu and Shu Huang to do a five-week interneship at Los Alamos National Laboratory this summer.
Iris has been selected to attend the prestigious Chemistry and Materials Summer School at LLNL this summer.
We welcome Javier Segurado from IMDEA-Materials in Spain for a six-month sabbatical!
Prof. Marian selected as a member of the executive committee of UCLA's Plasma Science and Technology Institute
Congratulations to Nick Julian on winning a DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship!
Congratulations to Michael Reyes (MAE) on passing his qualifying oral exam!
Sky passes his thesis defense. Congrats to Dr Huang!
Jaime selected as an Editorial Board member of the Condensed Matter Physics section of Scientific Reports
Check out Prof Marian's talk "Physics-based modeling of materials and uncertainty quantification as drivers for exascale computing" at IPAM.
Jaime's dual appointment with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department approved!
Congratulations to Iris on passing her qualifying oral exam!.
Iris Chang selected for a six-month internship at Apple as a simulations engineer for laser based material processing.
Nikhil has been awarded a IDRE Postdoctoral Fellowship!
Marian's group research is featured in Advances in Engineering.
Glenn Jones visiting for 10 weeks from the University of Oxford
Sky and Jaime attend the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
Sky's first draft paper finished and published in ArXiV
Jaime to deliver plenary talk at the ICFRM-17 conference in Germany on October 11
Congratulations to David on his new postdoctoral position at Johns Hopkins!
We welcome Asghar as a new postdoc in the group!
Jaime and David attend the TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.
Congrats to Sky Huang for passing his quals!