Bharath Natarajan is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For his doctoral work, he proposed novel quantitative models linking interfacial energetic phenomena to filler dispersion and to the continuum thermomechanical properties of surface-modified nanoparticle composites. These predictive models were shown to be effective through extensive experiments involving transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, dynamic mechanical testing and image analysis. Additionally, he aided in the implementation of these models through the creation of a materials informatics tool that predicts nanocomposite properties from filler and matrix chemistries. In the CNST, Bharath is working with Renu Sharma developing transmission-electron microscopy and data analysis methods to perform tomographic imaging of nanocomposites.
CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group
B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering – National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India