Dr. Vishnu Sundaresan joined DARPA as a program manager in the Defense Sciences Office in September 2020. His current interests include high-energy density energy storage devices, quantum effects in soft matter, structural computing for the next generation of mechatronic systems, advanced concepts in metrology, and novel chemistries for emerging manufacturing paradigms. At DARPA, Sundaresan looks to bring together the fundamentals of chemical physics of materials, dynamics and control theory, and structural design to develop novel device architectures for a broad portfolio of applications.
Sundaresan comes to DARPA from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he is an associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Prior to his current academic appointment, he worked as a research scientist in the Center for Intelligent Material Systems and Structures at Virginia Tech as well as an assistant professor in mechanical and nuclear engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virgina. His academic research group focused on the development of novel devices that exploit multi-domain interactions in various smart materials with application in energy storage, automotive/aerospace structures, in vivo sensors, and smart agriculture.
Sundaresan has a Bachelor of engineering from PSG College of Technology and doctorate from Virginia Tech, both in mechanical engineering.
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