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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Miriyala, R; Deshpande, A P; Ravindran, P: A filled polymer melt as a new thixotropic model system and insights on efficacy of two thixotropic models. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 315 , 2023, ISSN: 03770257. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Madhavan, N; Deshpande, A P; Mani, E; Basavaraj, M G: Electrostatic Heteroaggregation: Fundamentals and Applications in Interfacial Engineering. Langmuir, 39 (6), pp. 2112-2134, 2023, ISSN: 07437463. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Unnikrishnan, A C; Thennarasu, A Sushana; Saveri, P; Pandurangan, S; Deshpande, A P; Ayyadurai, N; Shanmugam, G: π-System Functionalization Transforms Amyloidogenic Peptide Fragment of Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide into a Super Hydrogelator. Chemistry - An Asian Journal, 18 (4), 2023, ISSN: 18614728. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
Ramya, K A; Deshpande, A P: Selection of geometry for nonlinear rheology using large amplitude oscillatory shear: Poly (vinyl alcohol) based complex network systems. Journal of Vinyl and Additive Technology, 2023, ISSN: 10835601. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)


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)
Lalitha, S; Srivastava, V; Schmidt, L E; Deshpande, A P; Varughese, S: Multiscale Approach to Studying Biomolecular Interactions in Cellulose-Casein Adhesion. Langmuir, 38 (49), pp. 15077-15087, 2022, ISSN: 07437463. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
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