Vikram Gavini is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan. His interests are in developing methods for large-scale electronic structure calculations, numerical analysis of PDEs and scientific computing. DFT-FE, a massively parallel open-source code for large-scale DFT calculations, has been developed in his group. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2011, AFOSR Young Investigator Award in 2013, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (2012-14), and the USACM Gallagher Award in 2015. He received his PhD from California Institute of Technology in 2007.