August 29, 2021: Congratulations Dr. Saket Kumar for receiving Ph.D degree in the 10th Convocation. All the best.

August 29, 2021: Congratulations # Rachana Singhal for receiving M.Tech degree in the 10th Convocation. We wish you all the best.

August, 2021: Mayank Garg joins as an Early Career Fellow (ECF) in the SMSE group.

August, 2021: Sanchari joins as a Ph.D. student in SMSE group

June 7, 2021: We are thrilled to share our recent work at the interface of Direct Write Printing, Rheology and Neurons! pubished in Carbohydrate Polymers with Prof Sourabh Ghosh’s (IIT Delhi) and Prof Sharad Gupta’s lab at IIT Gandhinagar. Congratulations to contributing student authors, particularly Sai Geetha.

May 1, 2021: Our collaborative and highly interdisciplinary paper authored by Sai Geetha is now out in Langmuir.

April, 2021: Pratibha Gangwar joins as a Junior Research Fellow.

 December 15, 2020: SMSE group members # Dr. Prachi, Vighnesh, Panchami, and Geetha presented exciting poster and oral presentations this week during Complex Fluids 2020 and International Conference on Rheology ICR 2020! Langmuir”

October 14, 2020: Soft Matter Science and Engineering Group Congratulates Saket Kumar for successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Rheology and Microstructure of Fumed, Colloidal Particles Suspended in Isotropic and Anisotropic Media: Role of Particle Shape, Surface Chemistry and Applied External Fields “.
The insightful findings of this thesis is a testimony to the immense hard work and dedication put in by Saket throughout his tenure at SMSE Lab, IITGN. Let us all wish Dr. Saket Kumar the very best of luck for all his future endeavors.

October 12, 2020: Dr. Prachi Thareja presented a talk on “Modulating Rheology, Microstructure and Adsorption Properties of Graphene Oxide Suspensions” in “ScienceConnect: Langmuir”

August 23, 2020: Congratulations #Dr. Abhijeet Ojha for receiving your Ph.D. degree. We wish you more success and prosperity in your life.

August 17, 2020Our collaborative paper with Professor #Kabeer Jasuja’s group at IIT Gandhinagar and Professor #Venkat Krishnan’s group at IIT Mandi is now out!!!

Congratulations to all the student authors! Especially Abhijeet.

August 17, 2020: Our invited article in Soft Materials collection of Bulletin of Materials Science (a journal of Indian Academy of Sciences) in now available. Congratulations to #Yug and Charu Oberoi! Thank you to<br>Prof S. Krishna Prasad, Prof Rabibrata Mukherjee, Prof Kamlendra Awasthi, the Guest Editors of the thematic issue for giving us an opportunity to contribute. Do check out the special issue, which excellently covers several aspects of soft matter science.

August 8, 2020: Our recent publication in Synthetic Metals from a collaboration with Prof Michel Goldmann’s group at Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Sciences, CNRS, Institut des Nano-Sciences de Paris (INSP). Congratulations to the lead author Abhijeet Ojha!!

July 7, 2020: Congratulations krushan on his successful M.Tech defense. All the best !!!

June 29, 2020: Sai Geetha published a book chapter on Structure and Rheology of hydrogels: Applications in Drug Delivery in Springer Nature

June 29, 2020: SMSE group congratulates Saket Kumar and Goverdhan Singh on their recent publication “Surface chemistry driven dynamic rheology, microstructure of fumed and colloidal silica particles in nematic liquid crystals” in the “Journal of Molecular Liquids”.

April 8, 2020: SMSE group congratulates #Abhijeet Ojha on his recent publication “Graphene-based nanostructures for enhanced photocatalytic degradation of industrial dyes” in the “Journal of Emergent Materials”.

Goverdhan Singh
Topic: Rheology and Microstructure of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fumed silica in Nematic Liquid Crystal.
Date: June 18, 2018

Charu Oberoi
Topic: Influence of pH, Protein concentration and ionic strength on the stability of SBO-water system using ovalbumin as an emulsifier.
Date: July 6, 2018

Convocation 2018 @ IIT Gandhinagar

Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your next adventure!

Group Achievements

Abhijeet Ojha has been selected as the recipient of Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellow Award for 2018-19 Semester I, April 23, 2019. Congratulations Abhijeet!

SMSE group congratulates Prof. Prachi Thareja (Principal investigator) for receiving the prestigious “Prof. Indira Parikh 50 Women in Education Leaders award”, in Mumbai at the World Education Congress, July 5, 2018. Read more here.

Abhijeet gives an oral talk in 3rd International conference on Soft Materials (ICSM), Jaipur, December 9-14,  2018

Saket and Geetha present posters at COMPFLU’18, IIT Roorkee, December 6-8, 2018

Seminars hosted by the group

  • Prof Mark Wilcox, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia., February 1, 2019

Title of talk: Design of Antimicrobial Contact Lenses

  • Prof Arto Urtti, Professor of Pharmacy at University of Helsinki, Finland, February 1, 2019

Title of talk: Pharmacokinetic factors in ocular drug delivery system design

  • Dr. Rajesh K Goyal, Materials Lab Manager at Solvay R&I centre, India August 16, 2018.

Title of talk: Spray Drift Control and Deposition Adjuvants for Agricultural Applications