Applied and Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Lab
Discipline of Mechanical Engineering 
भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान इंदौर, भारत


Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal

About us

Welcome to the Applied and Theoretical Mechanics (ATOM) Laboratory at IIT Indore, founded and directed by Dr. Shailesh. I. Kundalwal, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. The ATOM Lab undertakes research primarily in the following areas: Experimental Characterization of Nanostructures and thier Composites; Mechanics of Carbon- and Boron-Based Nanostructures, Nanomechanics and Micromechanics of Composites, Nanotechnology in Engineering, and Finite Element Analysis of Composites. The lab's mission is to lead the advancement and application of multifunctional nano- and micro-structures addressing the challenges associated with their multifaceted aspects via numerous experimentall, nanomechanical and micromechanical techniques. The lab offers an exciting opportunity to join a team of dedicated researchers that pride themselves in cutting edge research that is both challenging and stimulating. Being multi-disciplinary in nature, lab consists of researchers from various backgrounds - physics, materials science, computer, mechanical engineering. See Research tab to know more of our research and Opportunities tab if you are interested to join the lab.

Available Research/Experimental Facilities

The High Performance Computing Facility provides a serial and parallel facility in support of our research activities

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  Equipment Name/ Funding Source
Model, Make
Master Node
(IIT Indore)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (Eight-core, 20M cache, 2.1 GHz, 8.0GT/s), RAM 4 x 16GB) 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (Eight-core, 20M cache, 2.1 GHz, 8.0GT/s), RAM 4 x 16GB)

Node 1 (IIT Indore)                  

2 x Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 with high performance K80 Tesla GPU.
Node 2
(SERB + IIT Indore)
2 x Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4  with high performance V100 Tesla GPU.
Software   (both CPU and GPU versions)
Quantum Espresso, LAMMPS, PACKMOL, VMD, NanoEngineer-1, NAMD, CP2K, XCrySDen


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Equipment Name/ Funding Source
  Model, Make
Ultrasonic Processor Ultrasonic Processor

MAKE: COLE-PARMER, Cat#04711-45

Digital Ceramic Stirring Hot Plate with Counter Reaction
MAKE: COLE-PARMER, Cat# 15956-31
Vacuum Desiccator with Pump

Vacuum Desiccators with Lid Imported without Mark, Inner dia: 240

mm, 1911-C, J-Sil

Vacuum Pump: Portable, Oil Free, 1/20HP, 15L/m, 25PSi, 22"vac,

TID-15, Technics
Laboratory oven
Hot Air Oven 18x18x18, Temperature range Ambient+10°C to 250°C, Air circulation: Motor driven blower
Weighing Balance

Make: Sartorius

Model# BSA224S-CW,