Traian Dumitricã

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Traian Dumitricã

Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering
Rm 244
111 Church Street SE





Graduate Faculty Member of:
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics; Chemical Engineering and Materials Science; Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering; Physics; and Scientific Computing

Ph.D. 2000, Chemical Physics, Texas A&M University

Diploma, 1996, Condensed Matter Physics, The "Abduis Salam" Center for Theoretical Physics, Italy

B.S. 1992, Physics, University of Bucharest, Romania

Research Interests
  • To investigate the thermal properties of nano-system.
  • To describe the fundamental mechanical deformations of nano-materials.
  • To determine an optimal equilibrium nano-structure.

Research Groups

Name: Computational Nanomechanics and Nanoscale Heat Transfer
Location: ME 240-244


Selected Publications
  • Nikiforov, B. Hourahine, B. Aradi, Th. Frauenheim, and T. Dumitrica, Ewald summation on a helix: A route to self-consisent charge density-functional based tight-binding objective molecular dynamics.
  • E. Dontsova and T. Dumitrica, Nanomechanics of Twisted Mono- and Few-layer Graphene Nanoribbons, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (under review).
  • I. Ostanin, R. Ballarini, D. Potyondy, and T. Dumitrica, A distinct element method for large scale simulations of carbon nanotube assemblies, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 61, 762-782 (2013).
  • L. Tapaszto, T. Dumitrica, S.J. Kim, P. Nemes-Incze, C. Hwang, and L.P. Biro, Breakdown of continuum mechanics for nanometre-wavelength rippling of graphene, Nature Physics 8 739-742 (2012).
  • E. Akatyeva and T. Dumitrica, Chiral Graphene Nanoribbons: Objective Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Phase-Transition Modeling, The Journal of Chemical Physics 23, 234702 (2012).