Badri Narayanan

Asst Professor

Dr. Badri Narayanan joined the faculty of University of Louisville in August 2018, where he is currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining UofL, he held appointments at Argonne National Laboratory as Assistant Materials Scientist (2016-2018), and postdoctoral associate (2014-2016). His research group (Predictive Materials Modeling Laboratory) is interested in gaining accurate molecular-level understanding of structure-property-processing relationships in functional materials, and reactive interfaces relevant for energy applications. The overarching theme of his research is to utilize such knowledge to computationally design next-generation materials, as well as identify routes to synthesize them. He has co-authored more than 50 journal articles, including those in prestigious venues, such as Nature, Science, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, Nature Energy, and Nature Communications. His research work has been highlighted by various media agencies, including Chicago Tribune, Phys.Org, American Vacuum Society News, DOE Office of Science Highlights, NERSC Science News, and InsideHPC. He is the recipient of the Early Career High Impact Science Achievement Award from the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2017), and K. K. Malik Graduate Excellence Award from Indian Institute of Science (2008).


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, 2013


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