In this paper, we use MD simulations to show that a liquid drop behaves a nanoparticle and exhibits elastocapillary adhesion behavior on a layer of solvophobic polymer brushes. This is Parth’s 9th paper, Yanbin’s 10th, Harnoor’s 12th paper, and Haoyuan’s 13th paper from the group. Congrats all !!!!
Prof. Siddhartha Das has been promoted to the position of Associate Professorship with tenure in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland (UMD). Prof. Das has received an early tenure.
Congratulations Shayandev…..This award recognizes Shayandev’s thesis titled “Bilayer Membrane Electrostatics and Charge-Regulated Membrane-Nanoparticle Interactions”. Shayandev is SMIEL’s 2nd graduated PhD student. SMIEL’s 1st graduated PhD student Dr. Guang Chen won the same award last year…. “
In this collaborative paper with the group of Prof. Thomas Thundat of SUNY Buffalo, a microfluidic cantilver based approach is proposed to quantify DNA melting and an existence of pre-melting, bubble-rich DNA states. This is Parth’s 8th paper from the group. Congrats Parth !!!!!
In this collaborative work with the group of Prof. Liangbing Hu, a stable, salt-resistant solar evaporator has been designed. My contribution to this study has been the development of a scaling model that establishes the condition under which the detrimental effect of salt accumulation can be overcome.
Prof. Das has been honored at the UMD’s Inaugural Maryland Research Excellence Celebration. This is based on Prof. Das and his group’s research contributions in 2018. A total of 200 professors from the entire university were honored.
In this paper, we discuss the electrostatics and interactions of a silica Nanoparticle approaching the plasma membrane accounting for the ionization of the silica nanoparticle in the ionic environment of the plasma membrane…..This is Harnoor’s 11th paper and Vishal’s 2nd paper from the group. Congrats both !!!!
In this collaborative paper (lead: Prof. Liangbing Hu) paper, a wood based membrane for crude oil recovery has been proposed. Guang Chen, former SMIEL PhD student, is a co-author. This is Guang’s 23rd paper from the group…Congrats Guang and the entire team !!!!!
In this collaborative paper (lead: Prof. Liangbing Hu) paper, we study the thermoelectric energy conversion in wood. Our contribution was the theroetical model. Guang Chen, former SMIEL PhD student is a co-author. This is Guang’s 22nd paper from the group…Congrats Guang and the entire team !!!!!
In this paper, we develop continuum models to establish that a gold NP and a silica NP approaches the plasma membrane (PM) differently due to the corresponding differences in the gold-NP-PM and silica-NP-PM van der Waals interactions. This is Haoyuan’s 12th paper, Harnoor’s 10th paper, and Shayandev’s 25th paper from the group. Congrats all !!!