Ram V Mohan


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


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

  • Atul Rawal, Kristen Rhinehardt, Ram Mohan (2020). (Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Self-Association of Synthetic Collagen and Spider Silk Composite System for Biomaterial Applications). pp. 14 ). MRS Advances, Cambridge Core.
  • Ali Shiave, Ram Mohan (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.
  • Ingrid Espinosa, Ram Mohan, 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.
  • John Murillo, Ram Mohan, Ahmed Mohamed, John Murillo, Ram Mohan (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.
  • S Vance, Ram Mohan, Kristen Rhinehardt (2018). (Molecular modeling and SPRi investigations of interleukin 6 (IL6) protein and DNA aptamers.). (8) 36, pp. 1934-1947 ). Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics.
  • Srinivas Grama, Abhilash Nagaraja, Suhasini Gururaja, Ram Mohan, Srinivas Grama, Ram Mohan (2018). (Effect of Process Induced Variations on Machining Characteristics of a Model Epoxy Resin System). ). Machining Science and Technology.
  • A.G.N. Sofiah, M. Samykano, K. Kadirgama, Ram Mohan, N.A.C Lah, A.G.N. Sofiah, Ram Mohan (2018). (Review - Metallic Nanowires: Mechanical Properties - Theory and Experiment). 11, pp. 320-337 ). Applied Materials Today.
  • Kristen Rhinehardt, Stephen Vance, Ram Mohan (2018). (Molecular modeling and SPRi investigations of interleukin 6 (IL6) protein and DNA aptamers). (8) 36, pp. 1934-1947 ). JOURNAL OF BIOMOLECULAR STRUCTURE & DYNAMICS.
  • Matt Nelms, Wayne Hodo, A Rajendaran, Ram Mohan, Matt Nelms, Ram Mohan (2017). (Shock Wave Propagation in Cementitious Materials at Micro/Meso Scales). (120009) 1793, ). American Institute of Physics.
  • K Rhinehardt, S Vance, Ram Mohan, M Sandros, G Srinivas, K Rhinehardt, Ram Mohan (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.
  • Ingrid Padilla-Espinosa, Wayne Hodo, John Rivas-Murillo, A Rajendaran, Ram Mohan, Ram Mohan, Ingrid Padilla-Espinosa (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.
  • John Rivas-Murillo, Ahmed Mohamed, Wayne Hodo, Ram Mohan, A Rajendaran, R Valisetty, Ram Mohan, John Rivas-Murillo (2017). (A Molecular Dynamics Investigation of Hydrostatic Compression Characteristics of Mineral Jennite). 99, pp. 62-69 ). Cement and Concrete Research.
  • G Wang, D Yu, Ram Mohan, S Gbewonyou, Lifeng Zhang, G Wang, Lifeng Zhang, Ram Mohan (2016). (A Comparative Study of Nanoscale Glass Filler Reinforced Epoxy Composites: Electrospun Nanofiber vs Nanoparticle). 129, pp. 19 - 29 ). Composites Science and Technology.
  • John Murillo, Ahmed Mohamed, Wayne Hodo, Ram Mohan, A Rajendran, Rama Valisettty, John Murillo, Ram Mohan (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.
  • Guolong Wang, Demei Yu, Ram Mohan, Spero Gbewonyo, Lifeng Zhang, Guolong Wang, Ram Mohan, 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.
  • Ram Mohan, Y. Purohit, Ajit Kelkar, Ram Mohan, Y. Purohit, Ajit Kelkar (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.
  • Mahendran Samykano, Ram Mohan, Shyam Aravamudhan, Ram Mohan, Shyam Aravamudhan, Mahendran Samykano (2015). (Effect of Current Density and Magnetic Field on the Growth and Morphology of Nickel Nanowires). (MEMS and Nanotechnology, Volume 8) pp. 75-83 ). Springer International Publishing.
  • Ram Mohan, Y Purohit, Ajit Kelkar, Ram Mohan, Y Purohit, Ajit Kelkar (2015). (Mechanical Behavior of Nanoscale Multilayer Metallic Composites). (1) 12, pp. 60-69 ). J Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.
  • K Rhinehardt, Ram Mohan, G Srinivas, K Rhinehardt, Ram Mohan (2015). (Computational modeling of peptide-aptamer binding.). 1268, pp. 313-33 ). Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.).