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Suryanarayana Maddu is a PhD student at the MOSAIC Group since March 2017. He is an Indian citizen, born in 1992 in the IT capital of India, Bengaluru (Bangalore).
Surya completed all his schooling and pre-university education in Bengaluru with emphasis in physics, math, and electronics. From 2010-2014, he moved to the coastline city, Mangalore to pursue a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at the prestigious National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. During this time, he also was an undergraduate researcher at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and also interned at the Instiute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (2013). His Bachelor thesis titled "Lattice Boltzmann method: A novel approach for fluid flow simulation" was done under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav.
After completing his bachelors, Surya moved to Germany to intern at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Advanced Materials Simulation (ICAMS) under the supervision of Dr. habil. Fathollah Varnik, where he continued to work on mesoscopic models for studying complex fluids. He completed his Master coursework at Ruhr University Bochum and RWTH Aachen and moved to Nuremberg for his thesis work at the HIERN - Helmholtz-Institut Erlangen-Nuremberg. His Master thesis titled "Simulation of thin films using the shallow water LBM: Implementation and Acceleration" was jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Jens Harting and Prof. Markus König. Between 2014-2016, he worked as a student assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (MPIE), Exa corporation, the Department of Process engineering of RUB , and as summer student at the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC), working on projects ranging from microfluidics to turbulence modeling to parallel computing.
In the MOSAIC group, Surya will bring in his experience in computational fluid dynamics and high performance computing to conduct parallel numerical simulations of complex and active fluids. More specifically, he will be using and contributing to the OpenFPM framework to pipeline it for large-scale parallel simulations of active matter in complex and deforming geometries in 3D.