February 2020: Paper accepted in MATTER

In this paper, we provide the first all-atom molecular dynamics simulation model to study the behavior of densely grafted polyelectrolyte brushes and reveal the large confinement effect that these brushes trigger to significant reduce the mobility of water and counterions and trigger a “water-in-salt” like scenario. This is Harnoor’s 17th paper, Turash’s 2nd paper, Parth’s …

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February 2020: Paper accepted in Chemistry of Materials

In this collaborative study with the group of Prof. Liangbing Hu in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UMD, we describe a reversed tree design of wood that utilizes the hierarchical micro-nanostructures of the wood and the long path length afforded by the “reverse” design for efficient filtration…SMIEL’s contribution in this paper is the …

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January 2020: Prof. Das’ name published in the UK’s THE TIMES newspaper

Prof. Das’ name has been published as a new inductee as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the January 7 issue of the UK’s THE TIMES newspaper. The relevant photo of the front page of the newspaper can be found on this link, while the portion of the newspaper containing Prof. Das’ …

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January 2020: Harnoor Singh Sachar selected for A. James Clark School of Engineering Future Faculty Fellow for 2020

SMIEL PhD student Harnoor Singh Sachar has been selected for A. James Clark School of Engineering Future Faculty Fellow for 2020. Many congratulations and extremely well deserved !!! Also, this is the 5th consecutive year where one of my Ph.D. students has been selected for the Future Faculty program (2016: Guang Chen; 2017: Shayandev Sinha; …

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