Post Doctoral University of Delaware
Complex fluids and Soft materials.
Associate Professor Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 2016 - Present
Honours and Awards
Best Outgoing Student, Department of Chemical Engineering (SIT).
Guru Trust Award for Academic Excellence - 2nd, 3rd and 4th Year B.E.
Best Presentation-National Undergraduate Student Symposium - SVU, Tirupathi, India.
Before joining IIT-Madras in February 2011, I spent 3 months as visiting fellow at KULeuven (Belgium) in Prof. Jan Vermant’s group. I was a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Norman J. Wagner at the University of Delaware (USA). I studied chemical engineering at SIT, Tumkur (Bangalore University), and received my M.S (Research) from IISc, Bangalore, by working on - the determination of local dispersion coefficient and local holdup in a packed bed using X-rays. My PhD in chemical engineering is from KULeuven, Belgium (Prof. Jan Vermant). My PhD thesis was on - Tailoring colloidal gel rheology in bulk and at interfaces: Exploiting shape and surface chemistry effects.