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Our main research thrust is on fabrication and characterization of functional metallic materials with tunable properties such as wetting, adhesion, reactivity, strength and plasticity. We are particularly interested in understanding the physics of materials at a very small scale. We employ amorphous metals (known as metallic glasses) as model materials and utilize their thermoplastic behavior to fabricate a wide range of structures down to sub-nm scale on planar as well as curved surfaces (see the images in group logo).


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March: Dr. Kumar receives NSF CAREER Award from CMMI-MEP program. Read TTU press release.
Feb: Our work on "high-throughput drawing and testing" is published in Nanoscale (Impact factor: 7.760)


June: Our work on "nondestructive demolding" is published in Scripta Materialia (Impact factor: 3.305)
April: Our work on "Janus structures" is published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (Impact factor: 7.145)
January: Our collaborative work with Dr. Gianola's group on "nanomechanics" is published in Scientific Reports (Impact factor: 5.228)