Akhil is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research is focused on applying Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations and Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations on 2D materials to describe its various properties. Further, he would be linking DFT and MD methods using Machine Learning algorithms for predicting necessary material properties which could potentially be useful for nanoscale battery modelling techniques in the future.
Akhil received his Master’s degree in Nanoscience and Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology Patna (2020) and his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, India (2017). His Master’s thesis was focused on tuning the magnetic properties of 2D materials using DFT calculations and Monte Carlo simulations for spintronic applications. His Bachelor’s project involved an automatic airbrake system using sensor fusion concepts.