Openings: We are always looking for highly motivated postdocs and students. Email if you are interested in joining our group.

Principal Investigator

Arun K. Kota

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University

3286 Engineering Building III

1840 Entrepreneur Drive

Campus Box 7910

Raleigh, NC 27695


Education and experience

Group Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Adil M. Rather
PhD in Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Sreekiran R. Pillai
PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

Doctoral Students

Mohammad Javad Zarei
MSc in Nanochemical Engineering
Shiraz University, Iran

Young Jae Kim
MEng in Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, South Korea

ALUMNI (as of December 2023)

  • Sravanthi Vallabhuneni, PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2023; Packaging R&D Engineer at Intel
  • Mohammed Barrubeeah, MS Mechanical Engineering, 2023; Doctoral student at Purdue University College of Engineering.
  • Wei Wang, Postdoc, 2020; Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee
  • Daniel Sutherland, MS Biomedical Engineering, 2019;
  • Hamed Vahabi, PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2019; Postdoc at Duke Biomedical Engineering.
  • Matthew Cackovic, MS Chemical Engineering, 2018; Engineer at Intel
  • Sanli Movafaghi, PhD Mechanical Engineering, 2017; Staff Scientist at Molecular Assemblies Inc.
  • Anudeep Pendurthi, MS Mechanical Engineering, 2017; Manufacturing Equipment Development Engineer at Tesla.
  • Lewis Boyd, MS Mechanical Engineering, 2017; Data Analyst at Hach
  • Darryl Beemer, MS Mechanical Engineering, 2015; Mechanical Test Engineer at HP