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Vinod Tewary (Fed)
Quantum materials; two-dimensional materials - graphene and beyond; multiscale modeling of nanostructures; crystal defects; phonons; semiconductors
Special interest: Lattice, continuum, and multiscale Green's functions.
Originated Green's function method for lattice statics, and for multiscale modeling of static and time-dependent processes in nanostructures;
Two books and about 140 papers including 15 review articles and book chapters
V.K. Tewary and Y. Zhang; “Modeling, characterization, and production of nanomaterials” (Elsevier, Amsterdam 2015) Edited book.
V.K. Tewary; Mechanics of Fiber Composites (John Wiley, New York) 1979.
B. Papers including review articles
V.K. Tewary and E.J. Garboczi; Green’s function formulation of conductivity of anisotropic two-dimensional materials containing metallic inclusions: Application to phosphorene; Physics Letters; A384 (2020) Article number 126851.
V.K. Tewary and E.J. Garboczi; Lattice Green’s Function for Multiscale Modeling of Strain Field Due to a Vacancy or Other Point Defects in Graphene; Materials Research Advances; Published online August 2020; DOI: 10.1557/adv.2020.326.
V.K. Tewary and E.J. Garboczi; Semi-discrete Green’s function for solution of anisotropic thermal /electrostatic Boussinesq and Mindlin problems: Application to two-dimensional material systems; Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements; 110 56-68 (2020).
V. K. Tewary, Multiscale Green's functions for modeling of nanomaterials in Modeling, Characterization and Production of Nanomaterials (V. K. Tewary and Z. Yong, eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015, p. 55-85.
A. Smolyanitsky and V. K. Tewary, Numerical simulation of nanoscale systems and materials in Modeling, Characterization and Production of Nanomaterials (V. K. Tewary and Y. Zhang, eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015, p. 87-111.
L. Rast and V. K. Tewary, Nanophotonics: from quantum confinement to collective interactions in metamaterial heterostructures in Modeling, Characterization and Production of Nanomaterials (V. K. Tewary and Y. Zhang, eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015, p. 351-370.
Responsibilities at NIST
Group Leader of Materials Characterization group until about 2014.
Project Leader of the MRD projects on Green's function methods for nanomaterials
Project Leader of the SIMA (Systems Integrated Manufacturing Agency) project on library of Green's functions;
Project Leader of the project on "Modeling and characterization of combinatorial libraries"; ATP (Advanced Technology Program) project on bridging the length scales.
Created and led a group on Green's functions at the CTCMS (Center of Theoretical and Computational Materials Science). Formed and led a consortium of researchers and teachers from several universities and industries. Helped setting up a digital library of Green's functions in a project sponsored by NSF in association with Kent State University.
Editor-in-Chief of CMC (Computers, Materials, and Continua) published by Tech. Science; until about 2012. Now a member of their Editorial Board.
Guest Editor of a special issue of the CMES (Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science) on Computational Mechanics of Nanomaterials, March 2008
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal CMES (Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences)
Organization of Symposia and Workshops
Years 2003-2017: Symposia on Multiscale Modeling of Nanostructures at the ICCES (International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science) in various parts of the world such as Corfu (Greece), Madeira (Portugal), Chennai (India), Miami, Seattle, and Honolulu (USA), Phuket (Thailand), and in South Korea and China,
Mini symposium on Green's function/Molecular Dynamics method for Modeling of Quantum Nanostructures at the USNCTAM (United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) at Boulder- 2006
Poster Session at the International Nanomechanics Workshop at Asilomar, California, 2004
NIST Workshop on Digital Library of Elastic and Thermal Green's Functions for Research, Industrial, and Educational Applications at Boulder, 2002
NIST/CTCMS Workshop on Digital Library of Green's Functions Gaithersburg, 1998
Symposium on Elastic Wave propagation at SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Conference at Golden, 1998
NIST/CTCMS Workshop on Green's Functions and Applications at Boulder, 1994
Member of the NIST, Library Advisory Committee
Member of the NIST Research Advisory Committee, 1996-1998
Member of the Organizing Committee of the ICCES (International Conference on Computational Engineering and Science) conferences in the years 2003-2017
Member of the International Organizational Committee for IWPSD (International Workshop on Physics of Solid-State Devices) in the years 2005-2013.
Member of the International Organizational Committee for International Conference on Nanomaterials at Lucknow, India in the years 2013 and 2017.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the International Nanomechanics Workshop at Asilomar, California, July 2004
Invited Technical Lectures
More than 20 invited lectures at various International Conferences in the USA, UK, Greece, Portugal, France, Germany, India, China, South Korea, Thailand.
Gave a prestigious 3-4 hours tutorial talk at the MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix in 2016.
Awards and Honors
(Award Title; Agency giving the award); Year; Part of the Citation)
Distinguished Fellow elected by ICCES (International Conference on Computational Engineering and Sciences), at Madeira, Portugal (2017) for “seminal contributions to time domain Green functions and molecular mechanics.”
Lifetime Achievement Medal by ICCES (International Conference on Computational Engineering and Sciences) at Seattle, USA (2013) for “multiscale Green’s functions.”
Eric Reissner Medal by ICCES (International Conference on Computational Engineering and Sciences), 2004, For work on “Multiscale Modeling in Physics and Mechanics.”
Bronze Medal; NIST (Department of Commerce, US Govt); 1996; For “Innovative Research and Technical leadership.”
Multicultural Award; Boulder County, CO; 1994; For “Excellence in Sciences.”
Pride of India Award; Swamy Narayan Sanstha; 1992; For “Distinguished Contributions to Applied Sciences.”
Two issues of the journal Computers, Materials & Continua published in “honor of Dr Vinod Tewary: Special issues on “Nanomaterial Systems: Structures and Processes” Volume 38, Numbers 1 and 2 (2013).
Drawing of a computer model of a Ge quantum dot in silicon adjudged to be amongst the "best 66 out of several hundred" and selected for display in the "Science in Arts and Arts in Science" exhibition at the Denver Museum, 2007. It is shown here.
Harwell-Wolfson Fellow of the Wolfson College, Oxford University, UK, 1981.
Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, 1974.
Associate of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy,1974