Kamrin Group
Continuum modeling from solids to fluids

Prof. Ken Kamrin

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Class of 1956 Career Development Chair

   PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
   BS, University of California Berkeley, 2003

Bio / Honors / CV

Ken Kamrin

Dr. Zakia Sultana

Postdoctoral Associate

   PhD, University of Toronto, 2012
   BS, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, 1998

Research Emphasis: Computational fluid-structure interaction.  Method development and applications in the study of fretting wear in lightwater nuclear reactors.


Dr. Ramin Ghelichi

Postdoctoral Fellow
Rocca Postdoctoral Fellow

   PhD, Politechnico di Milano, 2011
   MS, IUST Tehran, 2005
   BS, IUST Tehran, 2002

Research Emphasis: Computational and theoretical mechanics of multi-crack systems from atomistic and continuum perspectives.


Dr. Hesam Askari

Postdoctoral Associate

   PhD, Washington State University, 2014
   MS, IUST Tehran, 2008
   BS, IUST Tehran, 2004

Research Emphasis:  Theory of mobility in granular media.


Dr. Chen-Hung Wu

Postdoctoral Associate

   PhD, Courant Institute, NYU, 2014
   MS, Courant Institute, NYU, 2009
   BS, National Taiwan University, 2006

Research Emphasis: Advanced capabilities in Eulerian-frame modeling of many interacting phases.


Sachith Dunatunga

Graduate Student

   MS, MIT, 2014
   BS, Caltech, 2011

Research Emphasis: Computational mechanics with applications to large-scale dense granular flow simulation.


Boris Valkov

Graduate Student

   MS, MIT, 2014
   BS, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2012

Research Emphasis: New method development for multi-phase and multi-physics computational continuum mechanics.


Tyler Olsen

Graduate Student

   BS, University of Michigan, 2013

Research Emphasis: Continuum modeling of dense slurries with applications to flowable battery technology.


James Slonaker

Undergraduate Student, MIT

Research Emphasis: Resistive Force Modeling in design optimization for locomotion in granular beds.


D. Carrington Motley

Undergraduate Student, MIT

Research Emphasis: Experimental development and testing of optimized designs for locomotion in granular beds.




Past Members:

Prof. David L. Henann

Postdoctoral Associate (now faculty at Brown University)

   PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
   BS, SUNY Binghampton, 2006

Research emphasis: Continuum-level descriptions of granular material behaviors from elasticity (and acoustics) to plastic flow.  Nonlocal granular flow modeling and computation.


Amy Guyomard

Undergraduate Researcher (now grad student at Oxford)

   BS, MIT, 2013

Research Emphasis: Design optimization for wheeled locomotion through sandy terrains.


Pierre Six

Visiting Undergraduate Student, MIT-France Program
Ecole des Mines

Research emphasis: Analytical theory and computation of effective slip for viscous flows over nonuniformly hydrophobic surfaces.


Nagendra Rawat

Undergraduate Summer Research Student
IIT Roorkee

Research emphasis: Problems in computational fluid and solid mechanics, with a focus on Eulerian-frame simulation of fluid/structure interaction.



Eran Bouchbinder

Georg Koval

L. Mahadevan

J-C Nave

Chris Rycroft

Howard Stone