Thin films

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

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.

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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. 

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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

Design and synthesis studies of porous materials

Please contact me if you are interested in this area. The project is
compulational base and would involve lots of programming and running
simulation softwares. The skills required are; a) good basics in
transport phenomena, b) basic (primariy level of) understanding in
interfacial science and c) good programming skills.

Proposing Faculty
Research Area
  • Coatings
  • Colloids
  • Molecular Simulations
  • Nano-composites
  • Nanoparticles
  • Pollution
  • Reaction Engineering
  • Statistical Themodynamics
  • Surface Science
  • Thin films
Abhijit Chatterjee
Ateeque Malani

Micro Annular Gear Pump

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These micro annular pumps can maintain flow rates from 0.0015 to 1152 ml/min at differential pressures up to 150 Bar with attributes like low shear stress and reverse pumping. All types of liquids having viscosities between 0.3 and 1000,000 mPas can be passed through these pumps. It has an integrated 16-bit microcontroller for speed and position control for continuous and discrete dispensing tasks. Operating temperature ranges from -5 to 60 °C.  read more »

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Small Angle x-ray scattering system

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This instrument uses the principle of elastic scattering of X-rays (wavelength 0.1- 0.2 nm) by a sample which has inhomogeneities in the nm-range.This scattering is recorded at very low angles between 0.1 to 10 degrees. This angular range contains information about shape, size, intemolecular distance, porosity etc. It incorporates an imaging plate detection system that provides a 2-dimensional scattering pattern with a wide linear dynamic range. A non-ambient sample holder allows for measurements at temperatures from -30 to 120 °C or from room temperature up to 300 °C.  read more »

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Molecular Modelling Software

Materials Studio is a comprehensive materials modeling and simulation application designed for scientists in chemicals and materials R&D as well as pharmaceuticals development. Materials Studio reduces the time needed to solve complex calculations with:
• Industry-leading graphical user environments
• State-of-the-art simulation technology from quantum to atomistic to mesoscale
• Powerful statistical tools for structure-property relationships  read more »

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