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  • PhD (2001), Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Research & Scholarship Interests

Computational techniques that span multiple scales, atomic- to continuum, to quantify the structure property relations in established and emerging material systems, both in technology and nature.
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Schlumberger Faculty for Futures Award (with Maryam Golabchi)
  • Outstanding Young Scientist, Recrystallization and Grain Growth Congress
  • MRS Graduate Student Silver Medal

Teaching Interests

  • Materials science and engineering
  • Computational Materials science
  • Kinetic phenomena in materials
  • Engineering physics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Crystal Growth (AACG)
  • Materials Research Society (TMS)
  • Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)

Selected Publications

  • P. Waduge, J. Larkin, M. Upmanyu, S. Kar, M. Wanunu, Programmed Synthesis of Freestanding Graphene Nanomembrane Arrays, Small, 11(5), 2015, 597-603
  • L. X. Lu, M. S. Bharathi, M. Upmanyu, Y. W. Zhang, Growing Ordered and Stable Nanostructures on Polyhedral Nanocrystals, Applies Physics Letters, 105, 2014, 1-6
  • A. Shahabi, H. Wang, M. Upmanyu, Shaping van der Waals Nanoribbons via Torsional Constraints: Scrolls, Folds and Supercoils, Scientific Reports 4, 2014, 7004
  • C. Wang, M. Upmanyu, Shear Accommodation in Dirty Grain Boundaries, Europhysics Letters, 106(2), 2014, 1-6
  • E. T. Nilsen, R. Arora, M. Upmanyu, Thermonastic Leaf Movements in Rhododendron During Freezethaw Events: Patterns, Functional Significances, and Causes, Environmental and Experimental Botany, 106, 2014, 34-43
  • Z. Ma, D. McDowell, E. Panaitescu, A.V. Davidov, M. Upmanyu, L. Menon, Vapor-Liquid-Solid Growth of Serrated GaN Nanowires: Shape Selection Driven by Kinetic Frustration, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 1, 2013, 7294-7302
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Related News

April 25, 2016

An international collaboration involving MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu's group recently published an article in Nature Communications on Non-equilibrium induction of tin in germanium: towards direct bandgap Ge 1−x Sn x nanowires.

December 16, 2014

MIE Associate Professor Moneesh Upmanyu and PhD student Alireza Shahabi were featured in Scientific Reports for their bioinspired strategy for engineering knots in nanoscale filaments.

August 19, 2014

MIE Associate Professors Yung Joon Jung, Moneesh Upmanyu, Carol Livermore-Clifford, and ECE Professor David Kaeli were awarded an $1.3M NSF grant to create high-performance carbon nanofibers.