Publications

Pre-print/Submitted

  1. Kothari, M. and Kim, K.S. 2022. Flexoelectricity-driven periodic buckling in multilayer graphene bonded to compliant substrate.

  2. Kothari, M. and Cohen, T. 2021. The crucial role of elasticity in regulating liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.

Journal Publications

  1. Li, J.*, Kothari, M.*, Senthilnathan, C., Henzel, T., Zhang, Q., Li, X., Yan, J. and Cohen, T. 2021. Nonlinear Inclusion Theory with Application to the Growth and Morphogenesis of a Confined Body. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. (* = equal contribution)
     

  2. Zhang, Q., Li, J., Nijjer, J., Lu, H., Kothari, M., Alert, R., Cohen, T. and Yan, J. 2021. Morphogenesis and cell ordering in confined bacterial biofilms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
     

  3. Kothari, M. and Cohen, T., 2020. Effect of elasticity on phase separation in heterogeneous systems. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids.
     

  4. Kothari, M., Lemon, Z., Roth, C. and Cohen, T. 2020. Controlled propagation and jamming of a delamination front. Soft Matter.
     

  5. Kothari, M., Niu, S. and Srivastava, V., 2019. A thermo-mechanically coupled finite strain model for phase-transitioning austenitic steels in ambient to cryogenic temperature range. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, p.103729.
     

  6. Kothari, M., Cha, M.H., Lefevre, V. and Kim, K.S., 2019. Critical curvature localization in graphene. II. Nonlocal flexoelectricity-dielectricity coupling. Proc. R. Soc. A, 475(2221), p.20180671.
     

  7. Kothari, M., Cha, M.H. and Kim, K.S., 2018. Critical curvature localization in graphene. I. Quantum-flexoelectricity effect. Proc. R. Soc. A, 474(2214), p.20180054.
     

  8. Li, R., Kothari, M., Landauer, A.K., Cha, M.H., Kwon, H. and Kim, K.S., 2018. A New Subcritical Nanostructure of Graphene—Crinkle-Ruga Structure and Its Novel Properties. MRS Advances, pp.1-7.

Invited Talks

  1. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA. 2022.
     

  2. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. 2022.
     

  3. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 2022.
     

  4. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. 2022.
     

  5. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. 2022.
     

  6. ‘Multi-Physics Mechanics of Materials: Across Length Scales and Materials’, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. 2022.
     

  7. ‘Effect of Elasticity on Phase Separation in Heterogeneous Systems’, Pierce Lab Research Seminar Series, MIT, Cambridge, MA. 2020.
     

  8. ‘Curvature Localization in Graphene’, Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. 2018.

Conference Presentations

  1. ASME IMECE, Virtual Conference. 2021.

  2. USNC/TAM ICTAM2020+1 , Virtual Conference. 2021. (Awarded the NSF Presenter Fellowship)

  3. ASME IMECE2020, Virtual Conference. 2020.

  4. Society of  Engineering Science Virtual Technical Meeting. 2020.

  5. 9th Annual NEW.Mech conference, Brown University, Providence, RI. 2018.

  6. 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Chicago, IL. 2018. 

  7. Society of Engineering Science 54th Annual Technical Meeting, Boston, MA. 2017.

  8. Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, 10th Anniversary Celebration, Providence, RI. 2017.

  9. American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2017.