Bibekananda Datta

PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

bdatta1 [at] jhu [dot] edu

I am a PhD student in Nguyen Lab in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University Before joining Hopkins, I briefly worked with Hussein Zbib on computational plasticity and received my MS from Washington State University, Pullman, and BS from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, all in Mechanical Engineering.

My research interest lies at the intersection of solid mechanics, computational methods, and materials modeling. At Hopkins, I will be working towards developing a finite element based coupled thermo-chemo-mechanical model for hydrogel deformation to be used in bio- and soft robotics applications. Another current project of mine explores dislocation mechanisms based continuum plasticity model to perform computational characterization and mechanical testing of metals and alloys. Previously I worked on thermo-mechanical reliability analysis of 2.5D/3D electronic packaging interconnects using both experimental and computational techniques.

Besides engineering, I find anthropology, mythology, and sociology fascinating. In leisure, I love watching standup comedies, sitcoms, listening music, going on road trips, reading comics, blogs, and Quora.