For potential applications in micrometroid shielding, the effect of temperature on shear-thickening fluids is being investigated.
Graphene, graphene-oxide, polymer-grafted graphene nanoparticles are being incorporated in polymer gels and polymer composites to improve mechanical properties and to introduce other functionalities such as radiation-shielding.
To understand the mucociliary clearance process and pathogenesis of various diseases, mechanical properties of mammalian mucus (human, porcine, equine) -biopolymer networks- are being investigated as a function of microstructure.
08.24.18: Santanu is on sabbatical at Columbia University for a year! Working with Prof. Sanat Kumar, learning new things in polymer physics, membranes, scattering.
08.24.18: Santanu has been promoted with tenure to associate professor position. Also, awarded with Southern Ionics Chair position.
08.17.18: our paper on the failure behavior of styrene-isoprene-styrene gels is published in Soft Matter. We investigated tensile, creep, and fracture behavior and linked that to rheological responses. DOI:10.1039/C8SM01397G
08.17.18: Mahsa and Santanu attended the Gordon Research Conference on "Membranes: Materials and Processes". It was a great conference!
06.29.18: Mahsa has been selected to attend the Gordon Research Conference on "Membranes: Materials and Processes". She will be presenting a poster on graphene oxide embedded RO membrane. Well done, Mahsa !
06.06.18: Rosa has been selected to attend the summer school on the Methods and Applications of Small-Angle Neutron Scattering and Neutron Reflectivity. NIST Center for Neutron Research.
05.04.18: Dr. Mahla Zabet, second PhD student from our group, is hooded. She is enjoying her reseach and development activities in Cooper Tires. Congratulations, Mahla!
12.12.17: Our work on the effect of carbon nanotubes and graphene oxide nanoplatelets on shear thickening behavior is available online, /doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.7b01484
11.16.17: Mahla successfully defended her thesis! Congratulations, Dr. Zabet!
11.01.17: Ran's paper Carbon nanodots crosslinked photoluminescent alginate hydrogelsis online in RSC Advances.
10.03.17: Satish's paper Effect of Surface Tension and Geometry on Cavitation in Soft Solids accepted in International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics!
07.29.17: Kevin Trinh, the REU student worked in our lab during summer received the first prize in the undergraduate poster competition. Congratulations Kevin!
07.17.17: Our paper on rheology of molecular gel published in Langmuir.
06.22.17: Meysam successfully defended his PhD dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Hashemnejad.
05.05.17: Combined experimental and computational work on low molecular weight gelator with Rai Research Group @rai_neeraj2 @ACS_Omega.
03.17.17: Great APS conference! Meysam presented in the Padden Award Symposium.Satish gave a podium talk.
06.23.16: Two weeks summer program Research Experiences for Teachers will be offered from July 11th - July 22nd. Please contact for additional details.
04.26.16: Igor received the first prize in the undergraduate poster competition. Congratulations Igor!
04.18.16: Meysam's paper on alginate gels, Strain Stiffening and Negative Normal Stress in Alginate Hydrogels, has been accepted in the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.
03.16.16: Presented an invited talk in the ACS conference.
12.04.15: Gave a departmental seminar at the Chemical Engineering Dept of MIT yesterday. Great visit!
11.13.15: Great AIChE meeting! 4 oral and 2 poster presentations from the group.
08.15.15: Mahsa Abbaszadeh joins the Soft Materials Laboratory as a graduate student. Welcome Mahsa!
08.10.15: Mahla's first paper accepted to RSC Advances. Effect of graphene on the self-assembly and rheological behavior of a triblock copolymer gel. DOI:10.1039/C5RA13672E. Congratulations Mahlsa!
08.10.15: Effect of temperature on shear-thickening fluids has been published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b05094.
06.03.15: Great Rheo-USANS and Rheo-SANS experiments at NCNR, NIST.
06.01.15: REU students, Evan Dolling (UFL) and Justyn Forehand (NCSU) start working in our group. Welcome!
04.20.15: Meysam's paper accepted into Soft Matter (DOI: 10.1039/C5SM00330J). Congratulations Meysam!
04.16.15: Great to host high-school students in our lab as a part of Mississippi State University E-day program.
03.19.15: Mahla's AIChE presentation has been selected as a best presentation of her session. Congratulation Mahla!
01.26.15: Kinsey and Kevin received funding for undergraduate research from College of Engineering. Congratulations!
01.15.15: Kevin Igor joins the Soft Materials Laboratory as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome Kevin!
12.18.14: Presented at the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Great hospitality!
10.14.14: Presented in the Chemical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay. Thank you Prof. Malani for hosting me.
10.14.14: Attended SMATDAP kick-off meeting at Tulane University.
10.13.14: A collabortaive project with Prof. S.Narasimha Murthy of the University of Mississippi has been funded by FDA.
10.01.14: Undergraduate researcher, Jasmine Ross, joins theSoft Materials Laboratory. Welcome Jasmine!
08.18.14: Satish Mishra joins the Soft Materials Laboratory as a graduate student. Welcome Satish!
08.11.14: Mucus rheology paper accepted to RSC Advances.
08.05.14: Louisiana and Mississippi polymer researchers are awarded a grant from NSF. /1.usa.gov/1kmGWsU.
07.31.14: Congratulations to Dennis for receiving the 2nd place in the Undergraduate Research Symposium poster presentation.
06.24.14: Proposal to access small angle x-ray facility at CNMS, ORNL has been awarded.
06.24.14: Welcome Dennis Omari (REU student from Ohio State University) to our group.
05.02.14: Instrument time at the NIST Center for Neutron Research to study the microstructure of shear-thickening fluids has been granted.
03.25.14: Dr. Kundu has received the National Science Foundation CAREER award.
03.17.14: Dr. Kundu delivered an invited talk on 'Deformation behavior of a strain stiffening gels' in ACS Spring 2014 Meeting.
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