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Narayana Aluru

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Narayana Aluru
Narayana Aluru
Professor
  • Mechanical Science and Engineering
3265 Beckman Institute MC 251
405 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-1180

Affiliation

  • Mechanical Science and Engineering

Primary Research Area

  • Nanomechanics & Nanomanufacturing

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil (Major) & Electrical (Minor) Stanford University 1995
  • M.S. Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1991
  • B.S. Civil Engineering Birla Institute of Technology & Science 1989

Academic Positions

  • Co-Chair, Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures Research Initiative, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, UIUC, July 2005 – date
  • Kritzer Professor of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2013
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006 – date
  • Willett Faculty Scholar, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Aug. 2002 – Jan 2009
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan. 2004 – 2006
  • Associate Professor, Department of General Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nov. 2002 - Jan. 2004
  • Affiliate, Engineering Bioengineering Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jan 2000 - date
  • Full-time Faculty, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct. 2000 - date
  • Affiliate, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999 - 2003
  • Part-time Faculty, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Feb. 2, 1998 - Oct. 2000
  • Affiliate, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1998 - date
  • Affiliate, Computational Science and Engineering Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 1998 - date
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jul. 1995 - Dec. 1997

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Research Statement

Professor Aluru studies problems at the crossroads of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science and chemical engineering. His work in the area of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) revealed previously unknown nonlinear dynamic phenomena, such as complex oscillations, period doubling bifurcation to chaos, and U-sequence. These insights led him to perform fundamental studies on thermoelastic damping in MEMS and to develop a new model to predict thermoelastic damping for complex nonlinear oscillations encountered in NEMS.

In another effort, he developed the first bio-MEMS and microfluidics models for the analysis and design of lab-on-a-chip applications, as well as mathematical models for pH- and electric field-responsive hydrogels-materials with potential applications in small-scale sensing and actuation.

Professor Aluru also studies the unique physics that occur at the nanometer level. He discovered several new physical phenomena through nanofluidics research, including charge inversion, flow reversal, anomalously immobilized water, asymmetric dependence of fluid and ion transport on surface charge, and enhanced conductivity in nanopores. His recent investigations of surface diffusion demonstrated that liquid molecules move as much as 30 times faster over a solid surface when that surfaced is only partially covered by such molecules, and that larger molecules move faster on a partially covered surface than shorter ones do. His other work in nanofluidics includes the multiscale modeling of the transport of water and other ions through membranes, studying the function of biological channels in the membranes of living cells, investigating the use of carbon nanotubes to filter pathogens and other toxins out of water, and exploring the use of carbon and boron nanotubes to speed the removal of salt from water during reverse osmosis.

Research Interests

  • Atomistic Methods (Ab-initio methods, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo), Multiscale Techniques
  • Computational Methods (Meshless, Finite-element and Boundary-element), Stochastic Techniques, Low-order Models, Compact Models, Fast Algorithms and Parallel Computing
  • Computational Analysis and Design Aspects of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Micro/Nano-Fluidics, Bio-MEMS and NEMS

Research Areas

Computational nanotechnology

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Venkatesan, B. M., Estrada, D., Banerjee, S., Jin, X., Dorgan, V. E., Bae, M., Aluru, N. R., Pop, E. and R. Bashir, "Stacked Graphene-Al2O3 Nanopore Sensors for Sensitive Detection of DNA and DNA-Protein Complexes," ACS Nano, 6:1, 441-450, 2012.
  • Sanghi, T. and N. R. Aluru, "Coarse-Grained Potential Models for Structural Prediction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in Confined Environments," Journal of Chemical Physics, 136:2, 024102, 2012.
  • Sumant, P., Wu, H., Cangellaris, A., and N. R. Aluru, "Reduced-Order Models of Finite Element Approximations of Electromagnetic Devices Exhibiting Statistical Variability," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 60:1, 301-309, 2012.
  • Kunal, K. and N. R. Aluru, "Akhiezer Damping in Nanostructures," Physical Review B, 84:24, 245450, 2011.
  • Barati Farimani, A. and N. R. Aluru, "Spatial Diffusion of Water in Carbon Nanotubes: From Fickian to Ballistic Motion," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 115:42, 12145-12149, 2011.
  • Alwan, A. and N. R. Aluru, "Uncertainty Quantification of MEMS using a Data-Dependent Adaptive Stochastic Collocation Method," Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200:45-46, 3169-3182, 2011.
  • Lee, J. and N. R. Aluru, "Mechanistic Analysis of Gas Enrichment in Gas-Water Mixtures Near Extended Surfaces," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115:35, 17495-17502, 2011.
  • Jin, X. and N. R. Aluru, "Gated Transport in Nanofluidic Devices," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 11:3, 297-306, 2011.
  • Park, J. and N. R. Aluru, "Self-Assembly of Graphenes," Surface Science, 605:17-18, 1616-1620, 2011.
  • Xu, Y., K.T. He, S. W.Schmucker, Z. Guo, J.C. Koepke, J.D. Wood, J.W. Lyding, and N. R. Aluru, "Inducing Electronic Changes in Graphene Through Silicon (100) Substrate Modification," Nano Letters, 11:7, 2735-2742, 2011.
  • Jing, Y. and N. R. Aluru, "Atomistic Simulations on the Mechanical Properties of a Silicon Nanofilm Covered with Graphene," Computational Materials Science, 50:10, 3063-3066, 2011.
  • Agarwal, N., and N. R. Aluru, "Weighted Smolyak Algorithm for Solution of Stochastic Differential Equations on Non-Uniform Probability Measures," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 85:11, 1365-1389, 2011.
  • Sumant, P. S., A. C. Cangellaris, and N. R. Aluru, "A Conformal Mapping-Based Approach for Fast Two-Dimensional FEM Electrostatic Analysis of MEMS Devices," International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, 24:2, 194-206, 2011.
  • Min, K. and N. R. Aluru, "Mechanical Properties of Graphene Under Shear Deformation," Applied Physics Letters, 98:1, 013113, 2011.
  • Park, K., L. J. Millet, N. Kim, H. Li, X. Jin, G. Popescu, N. R. Aluru, K. J. Hsia, and R. S. Bashir, "Measurement of Adherent Cell Mass and Growth," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107:48, 20691-20696, 2010.
  • Zhao, H. and N. R. Aluru, "Temperature and Strain-Rate Dependent Strength of Graphene," Journal of Applied Physics, 108:6, 064321, 2010.
  • Suk, M. E. and N. R. Aluru, "Comment on Pumping of Confined Water in Carbon Nanotubes by Rotation-Translation Coupling Reply," Physical Review Letters, 105:20, 209402, 2010.
  • Chen, Z., Y. Jiang, D. Dunphy, D. Adams, C. Hodges, N. Liu, N. Zhang, G. Xomeritakis, X. Jin, N. R. Aluru, S. Gaik, H. Hillhouse, and C. J. Brinker, "DNA Translocation through an Array of Kinked Nanopores," Nature Materials, 9:8, 667-675, 2010.
  • Agarwal, N. and N. R. Aluru, "A Data-driven Stochastic Collocation Approach for Uncertainty Quantification in MEMS," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 83:5, 575-597, 2010.
  • Suk, M. E. and N. R. Aluru, "Water transport through ultrathin graphene," Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 1:10, 1590-1594, 2010.
  • Lee, J. and N. R. Aluru, "Separation of Gases from Gas-Water Mixtures using Carbon Nanotubes," Applied Physics Letters, 96:13, 133108, 2010.
  • Park, J. H. and N. R. Aluru, "Water Film Thickness-dependent Conformation and Diffusion of Single-strand DNA on Poly(ethylene glycol)-silane Surface," Applied Physics Letters, 96:12, 123703, 2010.
  • Park, J. H. and N. R. Aluru, "Ordering-Induced Fast Diffusion of Nanoscale Water Film on Graphene," Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114:6, 2595-2599, 2010.
  • Sanghi, T. and N. R. Aluru, "A Transferable Coarse-Grained Potential to Study the Structure of Confined, Supercritical Lennard-Jones Fluids", Journal of Chemical Physics, 132:4, 044703, 2010
  • Agarwal, N. and N. R. Aluru, "Stochastic Analysis of Electrostatic MEMS Subjected to Parameter Variations," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18:6, 1454-1468, 2009.
  • Alwan, A. and N. R. Aluru, "Analysis of Hybrid Electrothermomechanical Microactuators with Integrated Electrothermal and Electrostatic Actuation," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 18:5, 1126-1136, 2009.
  • Suk, M. E. and N. R. Aluru, "Effect of Induced Electric Field on Single-File Reverse Osmosis," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11:38, 8614-8619, 2009.
  • Xu, Y., X. Mi, and N. R. Aluru, "Detection of Defective DNA in Carbon Nanotubes by Combined Molecular Dynamics/Tight-Binding Technique," Applied Physics Letters, 95:11, 113116, 2009.
  • Agarwal, N. and N. R. Aluru, "A Domain Adaptive Stochastic Collocation Approach for Analysis of MEMS Under Uncertainties," Journal of Computational Physics, 228:20, 7662-7688, 2009.
  • Won, C. Y. and N. R. Aluru, "A Chloride Ion-Selective Boron Nitride Nanotube," Chemical Physics Letters, 478:4-6, 185-190, 2009.
  • Xu, Y. and N. R. Aluru, "Pull-In/Out Analysis of Nano/Microelectromechanical Switches with Defective Oxide Layers," Applied Physics Letters, 95:7, 073112, 2009.
  • Zhao, H., K. Min, and N. R. Aluru, "Size and Chirality Dependent Elastic Properties of Graphene Nanoribbons under Uniaxial Tension," Nano Letters, 9:8, 3012-3015, 2009.
  • Zhao, H. and N. R. Aluru, "Size and Surface Orientation Effects on Thermal Expansion Coefficient of One-Dimensional Silicon Nanostructures," Journal of Applied Physics, 105:10, 104309, 2009.
  • Sumant, P. S., N. R. Aluru, and A. C. Cangellaris, “A Compact Model for Dielectric Charging in RF MEMS Capacitive Switches,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 19:2, 197-203, 2009.
  • Sumant, P. S., N. R. Aluru, and A. C. Cangellaris, “A Methodology for Fast Finite Element Modeling of Electrostatically Actuated MEMS,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 77:13, 1789-1808, 2009.
  • Wu, Y., S. Joseph, and N. R. Aluru, "Effect of Cross-Linking on the Diffusion of Water, Ions, and Small Molecules in Hydrogels," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113:11, 3512-3520, 2009.
  • Sumant, P. S., A. C. Cangellaris, and N. R. Aluru, "A Node-Based Agglomeration AMG Solver for Linear Elasticity in Thin Bodies," Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 25:3, 3512-3520, 2009.
  • Park, J. H. and N. R. Aluru, "Temperature-Dependent Wettability on a Titanium Dioxide Surface," Molecular Simulation, 35:1-2, 31-37, 2009.
  • Park, J. H. and N. R. Aluru, “Diffusion of Water Submonolayers on Hydrophilic Surfaces,” Applied Physics Letters, 93:25, 253104, 2008.
  • Gatimu, E. N., X. Jin, N. R. Aluru and P. W. Bohn, “Perturbation of Microfluidic Transport Following Electrokinetic Injection Through a Nanocapillary Array Membrane: Injection and Biphasic Recovery,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112:49, 19242-19247, 2008.
  • Won, C. Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Water Phase Transition Induced by a Stone-Wales Defect in a Boron Nitride Nanotube,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130:41, 13649-13652, 2008.
  • Joseph, S. and N. R. Aluru, “Pumping of Confined Water in Carbon Nanotubes by Rotation-Translation Coupling,” Physical Review Letters, 101:6, 064502, 2008.
  • Agarwal, N. and N. R. Aluru, “Stochastic Modeling of Coupled Electromechanical Interaction for Uncertainty Quantification in Electrostatically Actuated MEMS,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197:43-44, 3456-3471, 2008.
  • Xu, Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Carbon Nanotube Screening Effects on the Water-Ion Channels,” Applied Physics Letters, 93:4, 043122, 2008.
  • Chen, H., S. Mukherjee and N. R. Aluru, “Charge Distribution on Thin Semiconducting Silicon Nanowires,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197:41-42, 3366-3377, 2008.
  • Tang, Z. and N. R. Aluru, “Multiscale Mechanical Analysis of Silicon Nanostructures by Combined Finite Temperature Models,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 197:41-42, 3215-3224, 2008.
  • Zhao, H. and N. R. Aluru, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Bulk Silicon under Strain,” Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics, 1:2, 303-315, 2008.
  • Suk, M. E., A. V. Raghunathan and N. R. Aluru, “Fast Reverse Osmosis using Boron Nitride and Carbon Nanotubes,” Applied Physics Letters, 92:13, 133120, 2008.
  • Xu, Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Multiscale Electrostatic Analysis of Silicon Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS) via Heterogeneous Quantum Models,” Physical Review B, 77:7, 075313, 2008.
  • Won, C. Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Structure and Dynamics of Water Confined in a Boron Nitride Nanotube,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112:6, 1812-1818, 2008.
  • Joseph, S. and N. R. Aluru, “Why are Carbon Nanotubes Fast Transporters of Water,” Nano Letters, 8:2, 452-458, 2008.
  • Jin, X., S. Joseph, E. N. Gatimu, P. W. Bohn, and N. R. Aluru, “Induced electrokinetic transport in micro-nanofluidic interconnect devices,” Langmuir, 23:16, 13209-13222, 2007.
  • Sumant, P. S., A. C. Cangellaris, and N. R. Aluru, “Modeling of dielectric charging in RF MEMS capacitive switches,” Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 49:12, 3188-3192, 2007.
  • Raghunathan, A. V., J. H. Park and N. R. Aluru, “Interatomic Potential-based Semiclassical Theory for Lennard-Jones Fluids,” The Journal of Chemical Physics, 127:17, 174701, 2007.
  • Park, J. H. and N. R. Aluru, “Surface Diffusion of n-Alkanes: Mechanism and Anomalous Behavior,” Chemical Physics Letters, 447:4-6, 310-315, 2007.
  • Agarwal, N. and N. R. Aluru, “A Stochastic Lagrangian Approach for Geometrical Uncertainties in Electrostatics,” Journal of Computational Physics, 226:1, 156-179, 2007.
  • Xu, Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Combined Semiclassical and Effective-Mass Schrödinger Approach for Multiscale Analysis of Semiconductor Nanostructures,” Physical Review B, 76:7, 075304, 2007.
  • Raghunathan, A. V. and N. R. Aluru, “Self-Consistent Molecular Dynamics Formulation for Electric-Field-Mediated Electrolyte Transport through Nanochannels,” Physical Review E, 76:1, 011202, 2007.
  • Zhao, H. and N. R. Aluru, “A Semi-Local Quasi-Harmonic Model to Compute the Thermodynamic and Mechanical Properties of Silicon Nanostructures,” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 19:22, 226202, 2007.
  • Won, C. Y. and N. R. Aluru, “Water Permeation through a Subnanometer Boron Nitride Nanotube,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129:10, 2748-2749, 2007.
  • Tang, Z. and N. R. Aluru, “Calculation of Thermodynamic and Mechanical Properties of Silicon Nanostructures using the Local Phonon Density of States,” Physical Review B, 74:23, 235441, 2006.
  • De, S. K. and N. R. Aluru, “A Hybrid Full-Lagrangian Technique for the Static and Dynamic Analysis of Magnetostatic MEMS,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 16:12, 2646-2658, 2006.
  • De, S. K. and N. R. Aluru, “U-Sequence in Electrostatic Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS),” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 462:2075, 3435-3464, 2006.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “A Lagrangian Approach for Quantum-Mechanical Electrostatic Analysis of Deformable Silicon Nanostructures,” Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 30:11, 925-939, 2006.
  • Mukherjee, S and N. R. Aluru, “Applications in Micro- and Nanoelectromechanical Systems,” Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 30:11, 909, 2006.
  • Joseph, S. and N. R. Aluru, “Hierarchical Multiscale Simulation of Electrokinetic Transport in Silica Nanochannels at the Point of Zero Charge,” Langmuir, 22:21, 9041-9051, 2006.
  • De, S. K. and N. R. Aluru, “Theory of Thermoelastic Damping in Electrostatically Actuated Microstructures,” Physical Review B, 74:14, 144305, 2006.
  • Won, C. Y., S. Joseph and N. R. Aluru, “Effect of Quantum Partial Charges on the Structure and Dynamics of Water in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 125:11, 114701, 2006.
  • De, S. K. and N. R. Aluru, “Coupling of Hierarchical Fluid Models with Electrostatic and Mechanical Models for the Dynamic Analysis of MEMS,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 16:8, 1705-1719, 2006.
  • Raghunathan, A. V. and N. R. Aluru, “Effect of Size-Asymmetric Electrolyte on Single-File Osmosis,” Applied Physics Letters, 89:6, 064107, 2006.
  • Tang, Z., H. Zhao, G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “Finite-Temperature Quasicontinuum Method for Multiscale Analysis of Silicon Nanostructures,” Physical Review B, 74:6, 064110, 2006.
  • Raghunathan, A. V and N. R. Aluru, “Molecular Understanding of Osmosis in Semipermeable Membranes,” Physical Review Letters, 97:2, 024501, 2006.
  • Qiao, R., J. G. Georgiadis and N. R. Aluru, “Differential Ion Transport Induced Electroosmosis and Internal Recirculation in Heterogeneous Osmosis Membranes,” Nano Letters, 6:5, 995-999, 2006.
  • De, S. K. and N. R. Aluru, “Complex Nonlinear Oscillations in Electrostatically Actuated Microstructures,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 15:2, 355-369, 2006.
  • Zhao, H., Z. Tang, G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “Quasiharmonic Models for the Calculation of Thermodynamic Properties of Crystalline Silicon under Strain,” Journal of Applied Physics, 99:6, 064314, 2006.
  • Wang, X., J. Kanapka, W. Ye, N. R. Aluru and J. White, “Algorithms in FastStokes and its Application to Micromachined Device Simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 25:2, 248-257, 2006.
  • Park, J. H., S. B. Sinnott and N. R. Aluru, “Ion Separation using a Y-junction Carbon Nanotube,” Nanotechnology, 17:3, 895-900, 2006.
  • Zhou, W., Y. Huang, E. Menard, N. R. Aluru, J. A. Rogers and A. G. Alleyne, “Mechanism for Stamp Collapse in Soft Lithography,” Applied Physics Letters, 87:25, 251925, 2005.
  • Basetti, M. J., A. N. Chatterjee, N. R. Aluru and D. J. Beebe, “Development and Modeling of Electrically-Triggered Hydrogels for Microfluidic Applications,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 14:5, 1198-1207, 2005.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Atomistic Simulation of KCl Transport in Charged Silicon Nanochannels: Interfacial Effects,” Colloids and Surfaces A – Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 267:1-3, 103-109, 2005.
  • Chatterjee, A. N., D. M. Cannon, E. N. Gatimu, J. V. Sweedler, N. R. Aluru and P. W. Bohn, “Modeling and Simulation of Ionic Currents in Three-Dimensional Microfluidic Devices with Nanofluidic Interconnects,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 7:4-5, 507-516, 2005.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Scaling of Electrokinetic Transport in Nanometer Channels”, Langmuir, 21:19, 8972-8977, 2005.
  • Ho, C., R. Qiao, J. Heng, A. Chatterjee, R. Timp, N. R. Aluru and G. Timp, “Electrolytic Transport through a Synthetic Nanometer-Diameter-Pore,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102:30, 10445-10450, 2005.
  • Tang, Z., Y. Xu, G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “Physical Models for Coupled Electromechanical Analysis of Silicon Nanoelectromechanical Systems,” Journal of Applied Physics, 97:11, 114304, 2005.
  • Jin, X., G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “New Approximations and Collocation Schemes in the Finite Cloud Method,” Computers and Structures, 83:17-18, 1366-1385, 2005.
  • De. S. and N. R. Aluru, “Complex Oscillations and Chaos in Electrostatic MEMS under Superharmonic Excitations,” Physical Review Letters, 94:20, 204101, 2005.
  • Behera, M., V. Kratyuk, S. De, N. R. Aluru, Y. Hu and K. Mayaram, “Accurate Simulation of RF MEMS VCO Performance Including Phase Noise,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 14:2, 313-325, 2005.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Surface-Charge-Induced Asymmetric Electrokinetic Transport in Confined Silicon Nanochannels,” Applied Physics Letters, 86:14, 143105, 2005.
  • Chatterjee, A. N. and N. R. Aluru, “Combined Circuit/device Modeling and Simulation of Integrated Microfluidic Systems,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 14:1, 81-95, 2005.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Multiscale Simulation of Electroosmotic Transport Using Embedding Techniques,” International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 2:2, 173-188, 2004.
  • De, S., and N. R. Aluru, “Full-Lagrangian Schemes for Dynamic Analysis of Electrostatic MEMS,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 13:5, 737-758, 2004.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “Hybrid Techniques for Electrostatic Analysis of Nanoelectromechanical Systems,” Journal of Applied Physics, 96:4, 2221-2231, 2004.
  • Dequesnes, M., Z. Tang, and N. R. Aluru, “Static and Dynamic Analysis of Carbon Nanotube-Based Switches,” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 126:3, 230-237, 2004.
  • Shrivastava, V., N. R. Aluru, and S. Mukherjee, “Numerical Analysis of 3-D Electrostatics of Deformable Conductors using a Lagrangian Approach,” Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 28:6, 583-591, 2004.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Charge Inversion and Flow Reversal in a Nanochannel Electroosmotic Flow,” Physical Review Letters, 92:19, 198301, 2004.
  • Shrivastava, V. and N. R. Aluru, “A Fast Boundary Cloud Method for 3D Exterior Electrostatic Analysis,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 59:15, 2019-2046, 2004.
  • De, S. and N. R. Aluru, “A Chemo-Electro-Mechanical Mathematical Model for Simulation of pH Sensitive Hydrogels,” Mechanics of Materials, 36:5-6, 395-410, 2004.
  • Jin, X., G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “Positivity Conditions in Meshless Collocation Methods,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193:12-14, 1171-1202, 2004.
  • Plunkett, K. N., A. N. Chatterjee, N. R. Aluru, and J. S. Moore, “Surface-Modified Hydrogels for Chemoselective Bioconjugation,” Macromolecules, 36:23, 8846-8852, 2003.
  • Joseph, S., R. J. Mashl, E. Jakobsson and N. R. Aluru, “Electrolytic Ttransport in Modified Carbon Nanotubes,” Nano Letters, 3:10, 1399-1403, 2003.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “Efficient Mixed-Domain Analysis of Electrostatic MEMS,” IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 22:9, 1228-1242, 2003.
  • Kim, J. Y., N. R. Aluru, and D. A. Tortorelli, “Improved Multilevel Newton Solvers for Fully-Coupled Multi-Physics Problems,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 58:3, 463-480, 2003.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Atypical Dependence of Electroosmotic Transport on Surface Charge in a Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube,” Nano Letters, 3:8, 1013-1017, 2003.
  • van der Straaten, T. A., J. M. Tang, U. Ravaioli, R. S. Eisenberg, and N. R. Aluru, “Simulating Ion Permeation through the OmpF Porin Ion Channel Using Three-Dimensional Drift-Diffusion Theory,” Journal of Computational Electronics, 2:1, 29-47, 2003.
  • Li, G., G. H. Paulino, and N. R. Aluru, “Coupling the Meshfree Finite Cloud Method with the Boundary Element Method: A Collocation Approach,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 192: 20-21, 2355-2375, 2003.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Dispersion Control in Nano-channel Systems by Localized Zeta-Potential Variations,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 104:3, 268-274, 2003.
  • J. Mashl, R. S. Joseph, N. R. Aluru, and E. Jakobsson, “Anomalously Imobilized Water: A New Water Phase Induced by Confinement in Nanotubes,” Nano Letters, 3:5, 589-592, 2003.
  • Chatterjee, A. N., Q. Yu, J. S. Moore, and N. R. Aluru, “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Dissolvable Hydrogels,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 16:2, 55-64, 2003.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Ion Concentrations and Velocity Profiles in Nanochannel Electroosmotic Flows,” Journal of Chemical Physics, 118:10, 4692-4701, 2003.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “Transient Analysis of Electro-osmotic Transport by a Reduced-order Modeling Approach,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 56:7, 1023-1050, 2003.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “A Boundary Cloud Method with a Cloud-By-Cloud Polynomial Basis,” Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 27:1, 57-71, 2003.
  • Shrivastava, V. and N. R. Aluru, “A fast Boundary Cloud Method for Exterior 2-D Electrostatic Analysis,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 56:2, 239-260, 2003.
  • De, S. K., N. R. Aluru, B. Johnson, W. C. Crone, D. J. Beebe, and J. S. Moore, “Equilibrium Swelling and Kinetics of pH-responsive Hydrogels: Models, Experiments and Simulations,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 11:5, 544-555, 2002.
  • van der Straaten, T. A., J. Tang, R. S. Eisenberg, U. Ravaioli, and N. R. Aluru, “Three-Dimensional Continuum Simulations of Ion Transport Through Biological Ion Channels: Effect of Charge Distribution in the Constriction Region of Porin,” Journal of Computational Electronics, 1:3, 335-340, 2002.
  • Dequesnes, M., S. Rotkin, and N. R. Aluru, “Parameterization of Continuum Theories for Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Switches by Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Journal of Computational Electronics, 1:3, 313-316, 2002.
  • Qiao, R. and N. R. Aluru, “A Compact Model for Electroosmotic Flows in Microfluidic Devices,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 12:5, 625-635, 2002.
  • Rotkin, S. V., V. Shrivastava, K. A. Bulashevich and N. R. Aluru, “Atomistic Capacitance of a Nanotube Electromechanical Device,” International Journal of Nanoscience, 1:3/4, 337-346, 2002.
  • Li, G, and N. R. Aluru, “A Lagrangian Approach for Electrostatic Analysis of Deformable Conductors,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 11:3, 245-254, 2002.
  • Aktas, O. and N. R. Aluru, “A Combined Continuum/DSMC Approach for Multiscale Analysis of Microfluidic Filters,” Journal of Computational Physics, 178:2, 342-372, 2002.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “Boundary Cloud Method: A Combined Scattered Point/Boundary-Integral Approach for Boundary-Only Analysis,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 191:21-22, 2337-2370, 2002.
  • Dequesnes, M., S. Rotkin, and N. R. Aluru, “Calculation of Pull-in Voltages for Carbon-Nanotube-Based Nanoelectromechanical Switches,” Nanotechnology, 13:1, 120-131, 2002.
  • Hess, K., U. Ravaioli, M. Gupta, N. R. Aluru, T. A. van der Straaten, and R. S. Eisenberg, “Simulation of Biological Ionic Channels by Technology Computer-aided Design,” VLSI Design, 13:1-4, 179-187, 2001.
  • Aktas, O., N. R. Aluru, and U. Ravaioli, “Application of a Parallel DSMC Technique to Predict Flow Characteristics in Microfluidic Filters,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 10:4, 538-549, 2001.
  • Jin, X., G. Li and N. R. Aluru, “On the Equivalence Between Least-squares and Kernel Approximations in Meshless Methods.,” CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 2:4, 447-462, 2001.
  • Aluru, N. R, “CAD Enabled MEMS Innovation,” Journal of Materials Processing & Manufacturing Science, 8:4, 325-327, 2001.
  • Li, G. and N. R. Aluru, “Linear, Nonlinear and Mixed-regime Analysis of Eectrostatic MEMS,” Sensors and Actuators, 91:3, 278-291, 2001.
  • Aluru, N. R. and G. Li, “Finite Cloud Method: A True Meshless Technique Based on a Fixed Reproducing Kernel Approximation,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 50:10, 2373-2410, 2001.
  • Ohs, R. R. and N. R. Alura, “Meshless Analysis of Piezoelectric Devices,” Computational Mechanics, 27:1, 23-36, 2001.
  • Mitchell, M. J., R. Qiao, and N. R. Aluru, “Meshless Analysis of Steady-State Electroosmotic Transport,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 9:4, 435-449, 2000.
  • Wordelman, C., N. R. Aluru, and U. Ravaioli, “A Meshless Method for the Numerical Solution of the 2- and 3-D Semiconductor Poisson Equation,” CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 1:1, 123-128, 2000.
  • Aluru, N. R., “A Point Collocation Method Based on Reproducing Kernel Approximations,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 47:6, 1083-1121, 2000.
  • Aluru, N. R. “A Reproducing Kernel Particle Method for Meshless Analysis of Microelectromechanical Systems,” Computational Mechanics, 23:4, 324-338, 1999.
  • Aluru, N. R. and J. White, “A Multi-Level Newton Method for Mixed-Energy Domain Simulation of MEMS,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 8:3, 299-308, 1999.
  • Senturia, S. D., N. R. Aluru, and J. White, ‘Simulating the Behavior of MEMS Devices: Computational Methods and Needs,” IEEE Computational Science and Engineering, 4:1, 30-40, 1997.
  • Aluru, N. R. and J. White, “An Efficient Numerical Technique for Electromechanical Simulation of Complicated Microelectromechanical Structures,” Sensors and Actuators A., 58, 1-11, 1997.
  • Aluru, N. R., K. H. Law, and R. W. Dutton, “Simulation of the Hydrodynamic Device Model on Distributed Memory Parallel Computers,” IEEE Transactions on CAD of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 15:9, 1029-1047, 1996.
  • Aluru, N. R., K. Law, P. Pinsky, and R Dutton, “An Analysis of the Hydrodynamic Semiconductor Device Model-Boundary Conditions and Simulations,” The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (COMPEL), 14:2/3, 157-185, 1995.
  • Aluru, N. R., K. H. Law, A. Raefsky, P. M. Pinsky, and R. W. Dutton, “Numerical Solution of Two-Carrier Hydrodynamic Semiconductor Device Equations Employing a Stabilized Finite Element Method,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 125, 187-220, 1995.
  • Aluru, N. R., K. H. Law, P. M. Pinsky, A Raefsky, R. Goossens, and R. Dutton, “Space-Time Galerkin/Least-Squares Finite Element Formulation for the Hydrodynamic Device Equation,” IEICE Transactions in Electronics, E77-C:2, 227-235, 1994.
  • Aluru, N. R., A Raefsky, P. M. Pinsky, K. H. Law, R. J. G. Goossens, and R. W. Dutton, “A Finite Element Formulation for the Hydrodynamic Semiconductor Device Equations,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 107, 269-298, 1993.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Committee on Computing in Applied Mechanics (ASME), 1998 - date
  • Member, American Association for Advancement of Science, 1999 - date
  • Member, IEEE, 2000 - date
  • Member, SIAM, 2001 - date
  • Associate Member, ASME, 1995 - date

Teaching Honors

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

Research Honors

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2011
  • Fellow, United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), 2011
  • Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professorship in Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, 2011
  • University Scholar, 2010-2013
  • William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship in Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 2010
  • Richard W. Kritzer Distinguished Professor, 2009
  • R. H. Gallagher Young Investigator Award from the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM), 2007
  • ASME Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, 2006
  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, 2006
  • Willett Faculty Scholar Award, 2002-2009
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research (Assistant Professor level), 2002
  • Distinguished Young Author Award from Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences (International Journal), 2001
  • NCSA Faculty Fellow, 1999
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1999
  • Nominated by UIUC to Hewlett-Packard as one of two UIUC faculty for Hewlett-Packard Fellowships, 1998

Other Honors

  • Supervised Gang Li’s Ph.D. Thesis; Li (based on his thesis work) was selected as one of six finalists for the 16th Annual Robert J. Melosh Medal Competition, 2004
  • Supervised Aveek Chatterjee’s M.S. Thesis; Chatterjee’s thesis was selected by the UIUC Graduate College as the nomination for the 2004 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)
  • Supervised Ryan Ohs’s M.S. Thesis; Ryan Ohs won Chittenden’s Award for best M. S. Thesis and Graduate work
  • Honorary Member, Gamma Epsilon, 2001