- Nanodielectrics fabrication or modeling;
- Machine learning for materials development;
- Materials for carbon capture;
- Additive manufacturing or other scalable manufacturing techniques;
- Superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic materials;
- Nanomembranes for reverse osmosis applications.
Vaibhav Bahadur (VB) is an Associate Professor and Carl J. Eckhardt Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin. His research interests include thermal-fluids sciences, materials and energy-water systems. VB has a Ph.D. from Purdue University, a Postdoc from Harvard University and 4 years of industry R&D experience (GE Global Research and Baker Hughes). VB received the NSF CAREER Award, SPE Petroleum Engineering Young Faculty Award, ASME ICNMM Outstanding Early Career Award, Google Faculty Research Award, and ACS Doctoral New Investigator Award. He won the Society of Petroleum Engineer’s R&D Competition at SPE ATCE. Technology developed in his lab was tested on the International Space Station. VB has authored 55 journal articles (h-index of 23), 30 articles in conference proceedings, 1 book chapter, and has 4 patents issued or pending. His research has been featured on the cover of ASME’s Mechanical Engineering magazine, journals and in R&D magazine.