Kota Research Group



Principal Investigator

2009-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Advisor: Prof. Anish Tuteja

2008 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland

Advisor: Prof. Hugh A. Bruck

2003 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Clarkson University

Advisor: Prof. William R. Wilcox and Prof. Liya L. Regel

2001 B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Andhra University

Education & Experience

Group Members

Dr. Wei Wang

PhD Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton Univ


Arun K. Kota

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University

3286 Engineering Building III

911 Oval Drive

Campus Box 7910

Raleigh, NC 27695



Openings: We are always looking for highly motivated postdocs and students. Email if you are interested in joining our group.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Doctoral Students

Sravanthi Vallabhuneni

MS Mechanical Engineering Colorado State Univ


Arsalan Tassob

MS Mech. & Aero. Engineering

Shiraz Univ



Daniel Sutherland MS Biomedical Engineering (2019)

Hamed Vahabi PhD Mechanical Engineering (2019); Postdoc at Duke Biomedical Engineering.

Matthew Cackovic MS Chemical Engineering (2018); Engineer at Intel

Sanli Movafaghi PhD Mechanical Engineering (2017); Postdoc at CU Boulder Chemical & Biological Engineering.

Anudeep Pendurthi MS Mechanical Engineering (2017)

Lewis Boyd MS Mechanical Engineering (2017); Data Analyst at Hach

Darryl Beemer MS Mechanical Engineering (2015); Mechanical Test Engineer at HP

Masters Students

Prem Kantam

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Sir MV Institute of Technology