I am currently a postdoc at MIT in Tal Cohen's Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group. I have a Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Brown University. I was born and brought up in India. A certified mechanical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), I am a cricket fan and like to keep myself updated on the bleeding edge of technology. When not working on mechanics problems, I can be found solving mathematical puzzles. Overview of my research including the publications are available on this site.
2016 - 2019
Ph.D., Solid Mechanics
2013 - 2016
Sc.M., Solid Mechanics
2009 - 2013
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering
Masschusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave #1-330, Cambridge, MA 02139
mjayk at mit dot edu
Apr, 2020: Pre-print of our latest work on the effect of elasticity on phase separation is now on arXiv.
Sep, 2019: Our work on modeling phase transitions in stainless steel at cryogenic temperatures is now online at JMPS.
Jun, 2019: Started Postdoc in the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group with Tal Cohen at MIT.
May, 2019: Awarded the 'Outstanding Thesis Award' by School of Engineering Brown.
Jan, 2019: Joined Srivastava Research Lab.
Jan, 2019: Brown's coverage of our work.
Dec, 2018: Part II of the two part paper on crinkles got accepted in Proceedings of Royal Society A. To appear online soon.
Jun, 2018: NSF coverage.
Jun, 2018: More news coverage of our work on crinkles.