The Vashisth research lab focuses on energy efficient, advanced manufacturing of materials and composites. Specifically, we are interested in using low-frequency electromagnetic fields (1-200 MHz) and plasma for manufacturing and processing composites, synthesis of batteries materials, and recycling polymers. Additionally, the lab also couples experimental work with molecular simulations. Our lab uses reactive molecular dynamics to understand the reactive events that drive and can potentially be optimized for advanced manufacturing. The Vashisth lab is part of the Microsoft Climate Research Initiative.