Vinutha H. A.
Ph. D (Physics): TIFR Centre for Inter-disciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India, 2011 - 17.
Supervisor: Prof. Srikanth Sastry.
Thesis Title: Shear induced geometry and jamming in sphere packings
M. Sc. (Physics): Bangalore University, Bangalore, India, 2009 - 11.
Specialisation: Atmospheric and space science
Post-doctoral Fellow: Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing, China, Oct 2018 - present. Advisor: Prof. Daan Frenkel.
Visiting Researcher: University of Cambridge, UK, Jan 2019 - present.
Research Associate: JNCASR, Bengaluru, India, Aug 2017 - Jan 2018. Advisor : Prof. Srikanth Sastry.
Statistical mechanics; computational physics and simulations; Granular materials; Jamming transition; Shear jamming transition; Origin of mechanical rigidity in disordered systems ; Structural and mechanical properties of driven granular matter; Granular entropy; Free energy techniques; Solubility of amorphous solids.
1. Pallabi D., Vinutha H. A. and Sastry, S., “Unified phase diagram of reversible-irreversible, jamming and yielding transitions in cyclically sheared soft sphere packings”, (2019), arXiv:1907.08503.
2. Vinutha, H.A., Ramola, K., Chakraborty, B., and Sastry, S., “Timescale divergence at the shear jamming transition”, (2019), arXiv:1903.01496.
3. Morone, F., Burleson-Lesser, K., Vinutha, H.A., Sastry, S. and Makse, H.A., “The jamming transition is a k-core percolation transition”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications,
516, 172-177 (2019).
4. Vinutha, H.A. and Sastry, S., “Force networks and jamming in shear deformed sphere packings”, Physical Review E, 99, 012123 (2019).
5. Vinutha, H.A. and Sastry, S., “Geometric aspects of shear jamming induced by deformation of frictionless sphere packings” Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, 9, 094002 (2016).
6. Vinutha, H.A. and Sastry, S., “Disentangling the role of structure and friction in shear jamming” Nature Physics, 12, 578-583 (2016). arXiv:1510.00962.
7. Maiti, M., Vinutha, H.A., Sastry, S. and Heussinger, C., “Free volume under shear” , The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 144502 (2015). arXiv:1506.02714.