Surface Science

Nanoparticle based systems and devices for drug delivery in cancer (TA or FA topic)

We have successfully synthesized different solid and porous nanoparticles in our laboratory with controlled pore size, high specific surface area and different surface properties. These particles have been loaded with different drugs, like, doxorubicin, gemcitabine, curcumin for cancer-treatment and rifampicin, isoniazid and norfloxacin for tuberculosis-treatment.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Drug Delivery
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Surface Science

Functional Nanoparticles: Experiments, modeling, simulation (TA or FA topic)

Nanoparticles and their clusters show new and interesting properties different from bulk
materials due to their extremely small size (diameter) and large specific
surface area. It is thus critical to understand the variables that control
its formation leading to a desired property. Control of nanoparticle size,  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Colloids
  • Computational Flow Modelling (CFD)
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Reactor Modelling
  • Surface Science
  • Surfactants

Sensing and removal of pollutants from water (TA or FA topic)

This research involves primarily experimental work to both detect environmental pollutants (by developing sensors) and remove them from water. This includes pollutants of different classes, like metals, organic dyes; and even contaminants, like bacteria etc. The aim is to both sense and remove the pollutants by use of nanoparticles and hybrid nanomaterials.  read more »

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Colloids
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Product Development
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films

The phase behavior of connected hard and soft particles.

A surprising new development in materials science and chemical engineering is the finding that mixtures of hard (colloidal), and soft (polymeric, or micellar) particles can self organize in length scale much larger than the diameter of either species.  In this project we explore the behavior of connected hard- and soft particles.  An elementary knowledge of coding is sufficient.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Biomaterials
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
Swati Bhattacharya

Theory for liquids at interfaces

Thin films and interfaces have become very important areas in modern materials science.  This project involves the development of a theory for interfacial liquids.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films

Understanding Weathering of Roads

Formation of pot-holes on roads is a very common site in India during the monsoon. The applied asphalt layer on rocks (construction aggregates) de-laminates due to intercalation of water.The project is aimed at understanding this de-lamination process using simulations and experiments.

For further details, contact me.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Surfactants
  • Thin films

Simulaition study of Enhance Oil Recovery

In the secondary and tertiary phase of oil recovery, the crude oil in direct contact with mineral surface needs to be displaced using external medium, mostly water. The mechanism of replacement is governed by the structural and energetic behaviour of interfacial water versus hydrocarbon oil at the mineral surface. This project is aimed at understanding the interfacial behaviour of crude oil-water at mineral interface. The obtained understanding will be used to enhance the oil recovery.

For further information, contact me.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Energy Integration
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymer Physics
  • Porous Media
  • Rheology
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Surfactants
  • Thin films

Structure and Dynamics of Interfacial Water

Water is one of the most abundant, ubiquitous and essential material to sustain all biological life on earth. Most of the water exists in large bodies (bulk quantities) in the ocean, river and lakes. However, in many industrial and scientifically relevant conditions, water is associated with other surfaces. Understanding its structure and dynamics at molecular length-scale is useful in catalysis,corrosion, adsorption and atmospheric sciences. 

For further information contact me.

 

 

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Aerosols
  • Biomaterials
  • Catalysis
  • Climate Change
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Rheology
  • Separations
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films

Mechanisms for failure of lithium ion battery

Lithium ion batteries are nowadays used with a number of electronics gadgets. Extending their application to electric vehicles is problematic due to the rapid loss in capacity in these batteries. The goal is to investigate mechanisms that lead to the detoriation in battery performance primarily using computer simulations and comparing with experimental results obtained in our group.

See https://sites.google.com/view/abhijitchatterjee/home

 

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Adsorption
  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Multiphase Reaction
  • Nanoparticles
  • Renewable Resources
  • Surface Science