Ram V Mohan


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Joint School of Nanotechnology

JSNN: Nanoengineering

B.S.Mechanical Engineering / University of Madras
M.S.Mechanical Engineering / West Virginia University
M.S.Theoretical and Applied Mechanics / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D.Mechanical Engineering / University of Minnesota – Twin Cities


Dr. Ram Mohan is Professor of Nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), at North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC, USA. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Nanoscience at JSNN. Dr. Mohan is also an affiliated faculty with the computational science and engineering graduate program and serves as the co-lead of the computational modeling research cluster at North Carolina A & T State University. He currently has more than 125 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings to his credit. He is the recipient of the 2012 University Senior Researcher Award from North Carolina A&T State University. Prof. Mohan holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Minnesota, a M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, and a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras, India. Dr. Mohan’s research in his foundational core of mechanics and materials, contributions and interests include the areas mechanics, materials, and computational modeling of nanoengineered material systems

Research Interests

Computational Multi-Physics/Multi-Scale Modeling and Simulations in Engineering and Physical Applications from Material Chemistry to Micro and Engineering Scales and Verifications and Validations with Experimental Techniques; Computational Mechanics, Nanomechanics, Material Sciences; Low-Length Scale Experimental Characterization, Deformation and Failure of Nanostructures and nanomaterials; Processing, Mechanics, Characterization, and Computational Modeling of Composite and Nanoengineered Material Systems, Computational Modeling of Bio and Nano Systems, Interfaces, and Interactions; Transport Phenomena: Flow and Thermal Behavior during Composite Material Processing and in Fibrous Porous Media; Physics based Composite Process Modeling Simulations, Process Optimization with Experimental Investigations by Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), and Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) Processes; High Performance, Scalable Scientific Computing and Engineering Product Visualization; Engineering Education.

Recent Publications

  • Ram Mohan, Atul Rawal, Kristen Rhinehardt (2020). (Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Self-Association of Synthetic Collagen and Spider Silk Composite System for Biomaterial Applications). pp. 14 ). MRS Advances, Cambridge Core.
  • Ingrid Espinosa, Ram Mohan (2019). (Molecular Modeling of Nanoscale Features of Cement Paste and their Correlation to Engineering Scale Mechanical Behavior). (Smart Concretes and Cement-Based Materials) ). Smart Concretes and Cement Based Materials.
  • Adrian Goodwin, Ajit Kelkar, Ram Mohan (2019). (Experimental Investigations of Ni Nanoparticle-Polyurethane Acrylic Composite for Electrical Conductivity Enhancement). (43) 4, pp. 2337-2344 ). MRS Advances.
  • Ram Mohan, Ali Shiave (2019). (Nickel–Cobalt Core–Shell Nanowires Under Uniaxial Tensile Loading—A Molecular Dynamics Modeling Analysis). (12) 11, pp. 1187-1201 ). Advanced Science, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Srinivas Grama, Suhasini Gururaja, Ram Mohan, Abhilash Nagaraja (2018). (Effect of Process Induced Variations on Machining Characteristics of a Model Epoxy Resin System). ). Machining Science and Technology.
  • K. Kadirgama, N.A.C Lah, Ram Mohan, M. Samykano, A.G.N. Sofiah (2018). (Review - Metallic Nanowires: Mechanical Properties - Theory and Experiment). 11, pp. 320-337 ). Applied Materials Today.
  • Ahmed Mohamed, Ram Mohan, John Murillo (2018). (Constitutive Material Models for High Strain Rate Behavior of Cementitious Materials from Material Chemistry - Molecular Dynamics Modeling Metholodgy with Illustrative Application to Hydrated Calcium Silcate Hydrate Jennite). In S. Gopalakrishnan and Y. Rajapakse, (Blast Mitigation Strategies in Marine Composite and Sandwich Structures) ). Springer Transactions in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Ram Mohan, Kristen Rhinehardt, Stephen Vance (2018). (Molecular modeling and SPRi investigations of interleukin 6 (IL6) protein and DNA aptamers). (8) 36, pp. 1934-1947 ). JOURNAL OF BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE & DYNAMICS.
  • Ram Mohan, Kristen Rhinehardt, S Vance (2018). (Molecular modeling and SPRi investigations of interleukin 6 (IL6) protein and DNA aptamers.). (8) 36, pp. 1934-1947 ). Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics.
  • Wayne Hodo, Ram Mohan, Matt Nelms, A Rajendaran (2017). (Shock Wave Propagation in Cementitious Materials at Micro/Meso Scales). (120009) 1793, ). American Institute of Physics.
  • Wayne Hodo, Ram Mohan, Ingrid Padilla-Espinosa, A Rajendaran, John Rivas-Murillo (2017). (Constitutive Stiffness Characteristics of Cement Paste as a Multiphase Composite System - A Molecular Dynamics Based Model). (041007-1) 139, ). Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology.
  • Wayne Hodo, Ahmed Mohamed, Ram Mohan, A Rajendaran, John Rivas-Murillo, R Valisetty (2017). (A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Hydrostatic Compression Characteristics of Mineral Jennite). 99, pp. 62-69 ). Cement and Concrete Research.
  • Ram Mohan, K Rhinehardt, M Sandros, G Srinivas, S Vance (2017). (Molecular modeling and SPRi investigations of interleukin 6 (IL6) protein and DNA aptamers.). (DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2017.1338619 ) pp. 1-14 ). Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics.
  • Wayne Hodo, Ahmed Mohamed, Ram Mohan, John Murillo, A Rajendran, Rama Valisettty (2016). (Computational Modeling of Shear Deformation and Failure of Nanoscale Hydrated Calcium Silicate Hydrate in Cement Paste: Calcium Silicate Hydrate Jennite). (1) 25, pp. 98 - 114 ). International Journal of Damage Mechanics.
  • Spero Gbewonyo, Ram Mohan, Guolong Wang, Demei Yu, Lifeng Zhang (2016). (A comparative study of nanoscale glass filler reinforced epoxy composites: Electrospun nanofiber vs nanoparticle. ). 129, pp. 19-29 ). Composite Science and Technology.
  • S Gbewonyou, Ram Mohan, G Wang, D Yu, Lifeng Zhang (2016). (A Comparative Study of Nanoscale Glass Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composites: Electrospun Nanofiber vs Nanoparticle). 129, pp. 19 - 29 ). Composites Science and Technology.
  • Ram Mohan, Kristen Rhinehardt, Goundla Srinivas (2015). (Computational Modeling of Peptide-Aptamer Binding). In Peng, Z, (Chapter 14) ). Humana Press, Springer.
  • Ajit Kelkar, Ram Mohan, Y Purohit (2015). (Mechanical Behavior of Nanoscale Multilayer Metallic Composites). (1) 12, pp. 60-69 ). J Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.
  • Ajit Kelkar, Vinaya Kelkar, Ram Mohan, Henook Shiferaw (2015). (Statistical Analysis of Uncertainties in Deterministic Computational Modeling - Application to Composite Process Resin Infusion Flow Model). (9) 44, pp. 2251-2263 ). Communictions in Statistics - Simulation and Computation.
  • Ajit Kelkar, Ram Mohan, Y Purohit (2015). (Mechanical Behavior of Nanoscale Multilayer Metallic Composites-Dynamic Crack Propagation in Nanoscale Ni–Al Bilayer Composite). (1) 12, pp. 60–69 ). Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.