Soft matter

With an objective of understanding mesoscale systems and their behavior, our faculty uses a variety of techniques such as Monte-Carlo, Molecular Dynamics, Brownian Dynamics, Lattice Boltzmann and continuum field simulations. With a combination of these tools based on equilibrium and nonequilibrium approaches, they are involved in investigating the physical behavior of charged and uncharged synthetic polymers in glassy, melt and solution phases. Current areas and applications include thermoplastics, polyelectrolytes and polymer-surfactant mixtures, protein aggregation and disease prevention, nanoparticle-biomolecular interactions in nanomedicine, pickering emulsions for enhanced oil recovery, active systems and interfacial flows, complex fluids and rheological behaviors, microfluidic systems, multicomponent mass transfer in gases and liquids and fluid phase equilibria.