Graduate Research Assistant
Materials Science and Engineering Department, Georgia Institute of Technology
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I am a graduate research assistant pursuing my PhD in Materials Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I currently work for Dr. David McDowell in multiscale modelling and coarse-graining techniques for atomistic simulations and work on the development of the Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum (CAC) method
- Georgia Institute of Technology (North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30332)
PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (August 2017 - May 2022 Expected)
- University of Central Florida (4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (August 2013 - December 2016)
Bachelor’s Thesis: Characterization of Dispersion and Residual Stress in Nanoparticle Reinforced Hybrid Carbon Fiber Composites
- Selimov, A., Jahan, S. A., Barker, E., Dackus, P., Carolan, D., Taylor, A., Raghavan, S. (2018). Silane functionalization effects on dispersion of alumina nanoparticles in hybrid carbon fiber composites. Applied optics, 57(23), 6671-6678.
- Selimov, A. P., Hoover, R., Fouliard, Q., Manero, A. C., Dackus, P., Carolan, D., … Raghavan, S. (2017). Characterization of hybrid carbon fiber composites using photoluminescence spectroscopy. In 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (p. 0123).
- Manero II, A., Selimov, A., Fouliard, Q., Knipe, K., Wischek, J., Meid, C., … Raghavan, S. (2017). Piezospectroscopic evaluation and damage identification for thermal barrier coatings subjected to simulated engine environments. Surface and Coatings Technology, 323, 30-38.
- Hanhan, I., Selimov, A., Carolan, D., Taylor, A. C., Raghavan, S. (2017). Quantifying alumina nanoparticle dispersion in hybrid carbon fiber composites using photoluminescent spectroscopy. Applied spectroscopy, 71(2), 258-266.
- Hanhan, I., Selimov, A. P., Carolan, D., Taylor, A., Raghavan, S. (2016). Characterizing mechanical properties of hybrid alumina carbon fiber composites with piezospectroscopy. In 57th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (p. 1413).
- Selimov, A., Xu, S., Chen, Y., McDowell, D. (2019). Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum Framework for Slip Transfer Across Phase Interfaces In Nanoscale Metallic Multilayer Composites. International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture 2020.
- Selimov, A., Chen, Y., McDowell, D. (2019) Collective Dislocation-Interface Interactions using the Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum Method. International Mechanical Engineering Congress Exposition
- Selimov, A. P., Hoover, R., Fouliard, Q., Manero, A. C., Dackus, P., Carolan, D., … Raghavan, S. (2017). Characterization of hybrid carbon fiber composites using photoluminescence spectroscopy. In 58th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
McDowell Research Group, Dr. David McDowell, Georgia Tech
Graduate Research Assistant (August 2017 – Present)
- Work on development and extension of Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum software toolkit involving the usage of programming in Fortran, C++, Python in addition to the application of high performance computing concepts for reduction of computation time and improved algorithmic efficiency.
- Benchmark newly developed code against atomistic methods using Lammps, involving the usage of both molecular dynamics and molecular statics methods
- Apply finite element method for coarse graining atomistic regions of various crystal structure types. Developed a new meshing algorithm improving speed and flexibilty for building models
- Study sequential slip transmission of dislocations across interfaces in Nanoscale Metallic Multilayers. Topic of both a poster and conference presentations.
AeroStructures Lab, Dr. Seetha Raghavan, UCF
Research Assistant (September 2013 – December 2016)
- Utilized photoluminescence spectroscopy and piezospectroscopy for the characterization of material and mechanical properties in ceramic and composite materials
- Worked on collaborative project with Imperial College London (Dr. Ambrose Taylor’s Research Group) for the testing and characterization of novel hybrid carbon fiber reinforced polymer(HCFRP) composites for next generation applications. Subject of undergraduate thesis
- Utilized photoluminescence(PL) spectroscopy to characterize manufacturing parameter effects on homogeneity of composite material properties
- Combined optical microscopy with PLPS in order to determine HCFRP component interaction behavior at micro-scales
- Worked on collaborative project with German Aerospace Center (DLR) in order to study stress development in thermally grown oxide layers of thermal barrier coatings.
Pollock Research Group, Dr. Tresa Pollock, UCSB
RISE Undergraduate Intern, NSF funded REU (June – August 2015)
- Studied Magnesium-zinc alloys to determine methods for texture weakening for improvement of material properties through analyzing presence of intermetallic particles. Worked to characterize abnormal grain growth in Nickel superalloys
- Prepared new analysis algorithms to determine volume fraction of intermetallic particles from SEM images for comparison to texture strength
- Utilized scanning electron microscopy in order to take secondary electron images, backscatter electron images and analyze crystallographic texture through electron backscatter diffraction
- Performed analysis of electron backscatter diffraction data in order to determine correlation between grain size and texture orientation
- Worked on extensive metallography and explored alternative methods for mounting samples for novel experiments
- Produced poster presentation for submission to UCSB summer research symposium
Teaching Practicum Coarse (Georgia Tech)
Guest Lecturer (August – December 2019)
- Worked with Dr. Josh Kacher at Georgia Tech for delivering guest lectures for an undergraduate course titled “Transport Phenomena”
- Developed homework assignments in MatLab to allow students to have a hands on experience with computational methods for solving heat transfer problems
Solid Mechanics Instructional (University of Central Florida)
Instructor (August 2014 – May 2015)
Showcased mechanical testing techniques for UCF Solid Mechanics Lab in order to introduce students to mechanical testing of materials and analysis of testing data
FGLSAMP (University of Central Florida)
Student Mentor (August – May 2016)
Mentor participating in an NSF funded program for under-represented undergraduate students. Provided support to student in order to increase participation in undergraduate research.
Learning Environment and Academic Research Network (University of Central Florida)
Student Mentor (August 2015 – May 2016)
Mentor to first year engineering student for the purpose of introducing them to academic research. Provided support and direction to student with respect to research in composite materials resulting in the student’s creation of a research poster which won judge’s pick