Pavan Kumar Asur Vijaya Kumar

About Me

Hello there, I’m Pavan Kumar. I completed my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (2011-2015) from India. Later, I did my joint masters program (2016-2018) from Erasmus Mundus “MathMods: Mathematical Modelling in Engineering” with University of L’Aquila(UAQ), Italy, University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany, and Autonomous University of Barcelona(UAB), Spain with majors in Numerics of Partial Differential Equations. I completed my PhD at IMT School for Advanced studies Lucca, Italy in Computational Mechanics under the guidance of Prof. Marco Paggi and University of Seville, Spain in Industrial Engineering under the co-supervision of Prof. Jose Reinoso. Post receiving my Doctoral degree in June 2022, I started my research at ILSB.


My research revolves around developing mathematical and computational tools for multi-physics modelling. In particular this includes

  • Phase field modelling of fracture
  • Numerical methods for coupled PDEs
  • Topology Optimization
  • Machine learning methods for mechanics
  • Constitutive modelling of materials.

Any Collaborations that are of our common interest are most welcome.