Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
EducationPh.D. 2007, California Institute of Technology
Multiscale techniques to bridge time- and length-scales and their application to materials engineering.
Specific research topics include predicting the response of charged defects in solid oxides and ferroelectrics; the mechanics of biological transport across lipid membranes; electron transport in deformed long biomolecules; the dynamic evolution of microstructure during twin formation in materials; coupled plasticity and phase transformation in peridynamics; and high-temperature composite functional materials exploiting flexoelectricity.
- Dayal, K. "Formulation of phase-ﬁeld energies for microstructure in complex crystal structures. Lun Yang and Kaushik Dayal. Appl. Phys. Lett., 96:081916, 2010." (2010).
- Dayal, K. "Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics for bulk materials and nanostructures. Kaushik Dayal and Richard D. James. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 58:145–163, 2010." (2010).
- Dayal, K. "Linear Instability Signals the Initiation of Motion of a Twin Plane under Load. Chang-Tsan Lu and Kaushik Dayal. To appear in Phil. Mag. Lett." (2010).
- Dayal, K. "A boundary element method coupled to phase ﬁeld to compute ferroelectric domains in complex ge- ometries. Kaushik Dayal and Kaushik Bhattacharya. Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modeling of Fatigue, Damage and Fracture in Smart Materials Systems, 2009." (2010).
- Dayal, K.; Bhattacharya, K. "Active Tuning of Photonic Device Characteristics During Operation by Ferroelectric Domain Switching." J. Appl. Phys.: 102:064102 (2007).