Department of Chemical Engineering


Dr. Abhijit P. Deshpande



+91 44 22574169

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Research Areas

Rheology of complex fluids,

polymers and polymeric composites,

processing flow visualization

  1. Drop Spreading and Imbibition of Structured Fluids: Development of a Diagnostic and Screening Tool, SERB SUPRA, Rs 93.03 lakhs, 2021- (Co-PI: Susy Varughese)
  2. Rheology of Composite Propellant Suspension under high Shear and Extension, HEMRL, DRDO, Rs 9.44 lakhs, May 2019-2022
  3. Understanding the Microstructure and Rheology of Root Derived Mucilage and its Interactions with Soil in the Context of Plant Physiology, SERB, Rs 72.09 lakhs, 2020- (PI: Susy Varughese)
  4. Evaluation of Nanoparticle on HPAM Polymer Fluid for Improving the Stability and Rheology, Vedanta Cairn, Rs 20 lakhs, May 2019-2021 (PI: Jitendra Sangwai)
  5. Understanding wax deposition, Chevron, Rs 30 lakhs, 2018-September 2021 (PI: M G Basavaraja)
  6. Large amplitude oscillatory shear of physically aggregating complex fluids: investigation of processes during a cycle, DST, Rs 54.26 lakhs, 2014-2018 (Co-PI: MG Basavaraja)
  7. Analysis of the fate and transport of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in porous media under drying, DST, Rs 50.3 lakhs, 2016-2020 (PI: R Ravikrishna, Co-PI: N Chandrakumar).


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Hisham, M; Kumar, G Saravana; Deshpande, A P: Process optimization and optimal tolerancing to improve dimensional accuracy of vat-photopolymerized functionally graded hydrogels. Results in Engineering, 14 , 2022, ISSN: 25901230. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Ajith, C; Deshpande, A P; Varughese, S: Effect of crosslink-induced heterogeneities on the transport and deformation behavior of hydrophilic ionic polymer membranes. Polymer Journal, 54 (2), pp. 179-190, 2022, ISSN: 00323896. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)


Sonallya, T; Sruthi, L; Deshpande, A P; Shanmugam, G: Tweaking of supramolecular hydrogel property of single and two-component gel systems by a bifunctional molecule. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 342 , 2021, ISSN: 01677322. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Bhagavathi, L R; Deshpande, A P; Ram, G D J; Panigrahi, S K: Effect of cellulosic fillers addition on curing and adhesion strength of moisture-curing one-component polyurethane adhesives. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 108 , 2021, ISSN: 01437496. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Arokianathan, J F; Ramya, K A; Deshpande, A P; Leemarose, A; Shanmugam, G: Supramolecular organogel based on di-Fmoc functionalized unnatural amino acid: An attempt to develop a correlation between molecular structure and ambidextrous gelation. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 618 , 2021, ISSN: 09277757. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
John, J; Deshpande, A P; Varughese, S: Morphology control and ionic crosslinking of pectin domains to enhance the toughness of solvent cast PVA/pectin blends. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138 (18), 2021, ISSN: 00218995. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Ramya, K A; Kodavaty, J; Dorishetty, P; Setti, M; Deshpande, A P: Erratum: Characterizing the yielding processes in pluronic-hyaluronic acid thermoreversible gelling systems using oscillatory rheology (Journal of Rheology (2019) 63:2 (215-228) DOI: 10.1122/1.5045073). Journal of Rheology, 65 (3), pp. 491-492, 2021, ISSN: 01486055. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
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