Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) |
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)|
I have completed a Ph. D. from Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (India). During my eight years at Pune University, I served as a project fellow, research student and SRF fellow in the electrowetting group of S. P. Pune University. I have published two first author papers and contributed in several research publications. During Ph. D, he was selected for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF-Direct) awarded by HRD Group of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) India.
I completed my Master of Science (Physics) from Department of Physics, S P Pune University, Pune. My master project topic was “Breakup in Saffman-Taylor Instability for moving high viscous fluid”. After my master, I was engaged with some introductory Electrowetting experiments. Prof. Arun Banpurkar has supervised simple electrowetting experiments during this period; it indirectly nurtured interest in this field. I enjoyed handling equipment’s and processing results.
I did three month internship program at Physics of Complex Fluid group, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands. It makes my interests more focussed. In this short tenure, I got engaged in the problem related to electrowetting especially charge trapping phenomenon. Here, I worked on topic “Analysis of Asymmetry in Electrowetting for direct current (DC) potential on Amorphous fluoropolymer (Teflon, Cytop) dielectric”. The article is recently published in Faraday Discussion.
Electrowetting principle is extensively used to drive droplets, which is advantageous as the size of the droplet shrinks down for increased surface to volume ratio. It finds wide range of applications including lab-on-a-chip (LoC) devices, adjustable lenses etc. Apart from these applications, EW is very useful tool for studying fundamental problems in wetting and thin film hydrodynamics. The work presented in my Ph. D. thesis, deals with the design and implementation of electrowetting (EW) on the aqueous drop in ambient oil and in the air medium. The research work mainly focuses on the investigation of consistent, highly tunable and thermally stable EW contact angle change on suitable dielectric surfaces. I have participated in several conferences and secure prizes for poster and oral presentations. Following are the merits achieved during Ph D course of professional activity at: Best Oral presentation award (2018), Best Oral presentation Damale award (2016), and First price in poster presentation (2014) in Raman Memorial Conference, at Department of Physics, Savitribai Phule Pune University,
Also, I am one of the member of start-up project entitled “Low Cost Rapid & High Accuracy Blood Group Testing Device” sanctioned by SP Pune University for Incubation, Innovation and Linkages.
Moreover, I have contributed to other projects such as generation of self-generated electric field from charged hydrophobic polymer via mechanical vibration, liquid marbles, microfluidics etc. We have proposed PDMS microfluidic channels in our lab and carried out the experiments to control the fluid flow rate with the electric field.
I have also qualified CSIR-NET, JEST, GATE and SET-Maharashtra exams in Physics, which are the most prestigious exams in India. I have two years teaching experience as Assistant Professor at Baburaoji Gholap College Pune as well as five months teaching experience as Assistant Professor at Fergusson College Pune. I have self-sufficient, excellent communication, writing and data interpretation skills. I believe that my experience in teaching and problem solving ability would be beneficial to the students.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
SOFT MATTER PHYSICS
Master of Science (M.S.)
CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS
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