Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; Feb., 2009 onwards.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; March, 2007 – Feb, 2009.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India; Sept., 2003 – Feb., 2007.
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Chemical Engg., Univ. of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA, 2002-2003.
Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Materials Sc. & Engg., Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, 2001-2002.
Postdoctoral researcher, Dept. of Chemical Engg., Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel, 2000-2001.
Ph. D., Chemical Engg., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2000.
Thesis: Modeling of precipitation in reverse micelles
Advisors: Prof. R. Kumar, Prof. K. S. Gandhi
(N. R. Kuloor memorial award for best PhD thesis in Chemical Engg., Dept.,
IISc, Bangalore, for the period 1999-2001).
M. E. (Distn.), Chemical Engg., Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1994. First Class with Distinction (Grade point: 7.2/8.0, Rank: 2/10).
Thesis: Precipitation in emulsion-emulsion reaction
Member, National Academy of Sciences, India, (elected, 2009 onwards).
Invited member of the Reader’s Panel of the journal Nature (2008-2009).
Honorary Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology (2008 onwards).
N. R. Kuloor memorial medal, (best PhD thesis in Chemical Engg., IISc, Bangalore, awarded biannually), for the period 1999-2001.
GATE Scholarship, (for all India ranking of 98.5 percentile), 1992-94.
Dr. H. L. Roy Memorial Medal (first position in Grand-Viva of Chemical
Engg., Jadavpur University, Calcutta), 1992.
National Merit Scholarship (state level rank in Higher Secondary examination,
TEACHING At IIT Bombay (2007 onwards) Materials Technology, Mass Transfer II, Modeling and Simulation, Colloids and Interfacial Engg., Experimental Methods, Unit operation laboratory
At IIT Kanpur (2003-06) Modeling and simulation in chemical engineering (developed the course and its contents for postgraduates and senior undergraduates), Electronic, polymeric and ceramic materials and processing, Unit operation laboratory.
Fluid mechanics and rate processes (as tutor only)
IIT Kanpur: Nanomaterials and nanotechnology (2004, 2005), Thermodynamics (2004).
UCLA, Los Angeles: Advanced mass transfer (2003), Fundamentals of aerosol science (2002).
Ph.D thesis: Nanoparticles to enhance efficacy of antibiotics for multi-drug resistant bacteria (Priyanka Padwal, 2010 onwards, jointly with Prof. Sarika Mehra)
Modeling and simulation of complex nanostructures (Nirmalya Bachar, 2009 onwards)
Magnetic nanoparticles (Kusum Saini, 2009 onwards)
Iron oxide nanoparticle-silica thin films (Prithivi Raj, 2008 onwards)
Composites of nanoparticles and porous materials (N. R. Srinivasan, 2008 onwards)
Investigation of structure and phase behaviour of colloid-polymer mixtures (Samruddhi B. Kamble, 2007 onwards, jointly with Dr. Suresh Bhat, NCL, Pune)
Porous materials, nanoparticles and composites as sensor and separation devices (Anees Ahmed Yunus Khan, 2007 onwards)
Nanoparticle formation in aqueous and organic medium: Experiments, mechanism and modeling (C. Ravikumar, 2006-2011, PhD thesis submitted).
Modeling and simulation of nanoparticle and nanorod formation in liquid phase (M. Ethayaraja, 2003-2008; best PhD thesis award in Chemical Engg., IIT Bombay, 2009 and Shah-Schulman best PhD thesis award from IIChE, 2010).
M. Tech. thesis:
Multiscale modeling of nanoparticles (Jyoti Sahu, 2010 onwards)
Modeling of release kinetics from polymeric matrices (Amol Avhad, 2010 onwards)
Population balance modeling of ZnO nanocrystal formation in liquid phase (Gargi Mishra, 2009-2010)
Experiments and molecular dynamics simulation of free and impregnated metal nanoparticles (Avinash K. Singh, 2008-09)
Synthesis and analysis of ZnO nanoparticle formation in liquid phase (Tamanna Mahajan, 2008-09).
Measurement and simulation of particulate aerosols (Anirban Roy, 2006-07).
Molecular simulation studies of clustering of metal atoms and experimental studies of nanoparticle synthesis and deposition (Alka Kumari, 2006-07).
Metallic and polymeric composites of porous materials (M. Venkata Sivaiah, 2006-07).
Simulation of nucleation, coagulation and sintering in nanoparticulate aerosol aggregate formation (Natasha Kataria, 2005-06).
Functionalization and composites of mesoporous silica as adsorbents and sensor (Dipak B. Patel, 2005-06).
Monte Carlo simulation of nanoparticle formation in reverse micelles (Kanchan Dutta, 2004-05).
Mesoporous silica and nanoparticle composite: Analysis of structure and formation mechanism (Sanjoy Saha, 2004-05).
B. Tech-M. Tech (dual degree) thesis: Modeling and simulation of iron oxide nanoparticles and its cellular uptake
(Neeta Dixit, 2010 onwards)
Monte Carlo simulation of state of dispersion of nanoparticles in aqueous and organic medium (Santosh Kumar, 2009-2010)
Modeling and simulation of nanoparticle formation in vesicles (K. Krishnadash Singh, 2008-09).
Undergraduate supervised learning project: Numerical techniques of solution of population balance equation (Nitin Matiyali, 2010 onwards)
B. Tech. project: Silylation of mesoporous silica for benzene extraction from benzene-water system (Saurabh Singh, 2005-06).
Preparation of mesoporous silica containing congo red dye as a pH sensor (Sandeep Singh, 2005-06).
Rheological study of water-in-oil microemulsion of laponite clay dispersion (Mansi Tewari, 2005-06, jointly with Prof. Y. M. Joshi).
Modeling of carbon nanotube synthesis (Rachit Agrawal and Robin Gupta, 2004-05, jointly with Prof. D. Kunzru).
Simulation of DNA hybridization on a substrate (Tushit Roy, 2004-05).
Simulation of self-assembly of surfactant molecules (Deependra S. Nayal, 2004).
Use of Nanoparticles for Innovative Water Treatment Technologies, Quebec Ministry of International Relations, Canada, (co PI with Prof. S. Ghoshal, U. McGill), 2010-2012, 20,000 $.
Fund for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (FIST), Department of Science and Technology, (as one of the contributors and co-ordinator), 2010-2015, Rs. 2.1 crores.
General Strategies for Nanoparticles of Controlled Size, Shape and Composition: Magnetite as a Case Study for MRI Applications, Department of Science and Technology, (as principal investigator), 2008-2011, Rs. 38.95 lakhs.
Development of Thin Films and Powders of Mesoporous Silica and its Nanocomposites for Sensor and Separation Devices, Seed Grant, (IIT Bombay), (as principal investigator), 2007, Rs. 16 lakhs.
Scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) for gas borne nanoparticulate system, Care Scheme (IIT Kanpur), (as the project’s Co-principal investigator with Prof. S. N. Tripathi), 2005, Rs. 31.8 lakhs.
Engineering thin mesoporous films for development of sensor, Ministry of Human Resource and Development, (as principal investigator), 2005-2008, Rs. 20 lakhs
As a contributing member of the project proposal written for the DST Unit on Nanosciences established at IITK, Department of Science and Technology, 2005. Principal Co-ordinator: Prof. A. Sharma.
Thin mesoporous silica films by liquid phase self-assembly, Initiation scheme (IIT Kanpur), (as principal investigator), 2004, Rs. 8.6 lakhs.