Olga Wodo

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Research Interests

  • accelerated design of materials, linking process--structure--property,
  • numerical modeling of morphology evolution, modeling nanomanufacturing,
  • computational materials science, heat and mass transfer, renewable energy,
  • nanocharacterization of 2D and 3D nanomaterials,
  • data-driven analysis, scientific computing, high-performance computing and large-scale problems,
  • additive manufacturing, renewable energy, solar cells, batteries, micro-fluidics

Positions and Education

Assistant Professor, 2014-present
Materials Design and Innovation Department,
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department,
SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow , 2009-2014
Mechanical Engineering Department,
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2003 -- 2008
Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Dissertation title: "Modeling of hypoeutectic alloy solidification"

Erasmus Programme, 2002
Universita degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Mechanical Engineering studies

MSc in Mechanical Engineering , 1998-2003
Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Main subject: Computational Mechanics
Dissertation title: "Modeling of temperature field in welding process"

Awards

  • 2013, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, RSC Publishing Best Poster Prize at International Colloquium on Flexible Electronics, KAUST.
  • 2012, MRS Spring Meeting, Symposium J Travel Award.
  • 2011, 11th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award.
  • 2010, 2012, 2013, 9th, 10th and 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award.
  • 2007-2008, PhD Research Grant, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, "Modeling of hypoeutectic alloys solidification," May 2007 -- November 2008 - analogous to National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award.
  • 2002, Best Student Award Mechanical Engineering Department, Czestochowa University of Technology.
  • 1999-2003, Fellowship best student of the year, Mechanical Engineering Department, Czestochowa University of Technology.

Invited, keynote and seminar talks

  1. Seminar: "Linking fabrication with nanostructure of organic solar cells", Mechanical Engineering Department, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, 2014.
  2. Invited: "Modeling topological effects on multiphase fluids: self-lubricating, self- healing and self-cleaning surfaces", O. Wodo, Y. Xie, B. Ganapathysubramanian, Conference Celebrating the 60th Birthday of Tayfun E. Tezduyar, Tokyo, 2014.
  3. Seminar: "Linking fabrication with nanostructure of organic solar cells: Using multiscale modeling for quantitative understanding", Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University, 2014.
  4. Seminar: "Linking fabrication with nanostructure of organic solar cells", Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Buffalo SUNY, 2014.
  5. Seminar: "From portable electronics to spacecrafts: understanding and tailoring morphology for heterogeneous material systems", Aerospace Engineering Department, Iowa State University, 2014.
  6. Invited: " Predictive modeling of multi physics phenomena during fabrication of thin organic films", O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian, Conference celebrating 70th birthday of Thomas Hughes, San Diego, 2013.
  7. Keynote: "Inverse design of morphologies for enhanced performance in organic photovoltaics", O.Wodo, J. Zola, B. Ganapathysubramanian, SES Meeting, Atlanta, 2012.
  8. Seminar: "Towards predictive modeling of thin organic electronics: Linking fabrication process with nanostructure," Computational Fluid Mechanics Seminar at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, November 2011.
  9. Seminar: "Multiscale framework to model morphology evolution for thin organic electronics," De- partmental Seminar at Czestochowa University of Technology, Czestochowa, Poland, December 2011.

Selected Conferences Proceedings

  1. A. Aboulhassan, O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian, and M. Hadwiger "Intuition-based Visual Modeling of Charges Transport Bottlenecks in Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cells", to be presented during SciVis, Paris, November, 2014.
  2. O. Wodo, and B. Ganapathysubramanian, "Controlling nanomorphology evolution during fabrication of polymer blend thin films", presented during CMM, Poznan, August, 2013.
  3. O. Wodo, and B. Ganapathysubramanian, "How Do Evaporating Thin Films Evolve: Understanding Phase Separation Modes in Organic Thin Films", presented during12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Railegh-Durham, North Caroline, July, 2013.
  4. O. Wodo, J. Zola, and B. Ganapathysubramanian, "COMA - cloud open morphology analyzer: quantifying the relative importance of morphological features on organic PV performance", presented during IWCMM, Baltimore, September 24-26, 2012.
  5. O. Wodo, Y. Xie, and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Predictive modeling of multi physics phenomena during fabrication of organic thin films", presented during WCCM, Brazil, July 8-13, 2012.
  6. O. Wodo, and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Quantifying transport characteristics of heterogenous morphologies: A graph based formulation", presented during MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 9-13, 2012.
  7. O. Wodo and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Quantifying sensitivity of morphology evolution to solvent effects during fabrication of organic solar cells," presented during MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2011.
  8. A. Amassian, O. Wodo, B. Yan, K. W. Chou, R. Li, K. Zhao, R. Sougrat, D. Cha, and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Injecting computation into the investigation of morphological evolution of the bulk heterojunction layer," presented during MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2011.
  9. O. Wodo and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Computationally efficient modeling of evaporation induced phase separation: addressing challenges related to multiple temporal and spatial scales" presented during 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, July 25-29, 2011.
  10. O. Wodo, S. Tirthapura, S. Chaudhary, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Graph and computational homology concepts to streamline process-structure-property relationships: Application to organic thin film devices" presented during 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Minneapolis, July 25-29, 2011.
  11. O. Wodo and B. Ganapathysubramanian: "In silico modeling of 3D bulk heterojunction in organic solar cells: linking process variables with final morphology" presented at the ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, May 30- June1, 2011.
  12. O. Wodo, R. Jaeger, M. Lamm, B. Ganapathysubramanian "Multiscale Modeling of Fabrication Process of Organic Photovoltaics" presented at the ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, May 30- June1, 2011.
  13. O. Wodo, S. Tirthapura, S. Chaudhary, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Morphology descriptors of bulk-heterojunctions in thin film organic solar cells" presented at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, Apr 25-29, 2011.
  14. O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Toward predictive modeling of 3D bulk heterojunction in organic solar cells" presented at the 2011 MRS Spring Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, Apr 25-29, 2011.
  15. O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Multiscale modeling of fabrication process for organic photovoltaic", presented at the 47th Technical Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Ames, IA, Oct 3-6, 2010
  16. O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Multiscale framework to model morphological evolution during spin-coating of active layer for organic solar cells", presented at 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, Australia, July 19-23, 2010
  17. O. Wodo, B. Ganapathysubramanian: "Phase Field modeling approach to morphology evolution during fabrication of Polymer:Fullerene organic solar cells", presented at the 2010 MRS Spring Meeting, San Fransisco, CA, Apr 5-9, 2010
  18. O. Wodo, N. Sczygiol: "Modeling of two-stage solidification", Proceedings of the PLASTMET08 Conference, 2008
  19. O. Wodo, N. Sczygiol: "Modeling of dendritic envelope evolution of hypoeutectic alloys", Proceedings of the RELMAS08 Conference, 2008
  20. O. Wodo, N. Sczygiol: "Analysis of temperature gradient influence on the microstructure that forms in the solidification process, modeled with cellular automata", Proceedings of the 12th Conference - Computer Methods in Materials Science - KomPlasTech'2005, 2005(in polish)