Resume

From July 2016: Assistant Professor, Discipline of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, India.

Education:

October 2014 – July 2016: Postdoc, Computational Physical Chemistry Group, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Nico van der Vegt

September 2009 – September 2014: PhD candidate, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.  Thesis advisor: Prof. Jeffrey Errington

July 2005 – June 2009: B.Tech. Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Thesis advisor: Prof. Padma Devarajan

Research projects:

1. Understanding the effect of capillary waves on solvation

2. Understanding the effect of ion-pairing on the interfacial properties of solutions.

2. Using Monte Carlo simulations to study interfacial properties of ionic liquids.

3. Developing molecular simulation approaches to compute vapor-liquid coexistence properties of complex molecules.

Conferences and Workshops:

Sept 2015: Participated in 2015 annual meeting of CCP5 (Computational Collaborative Project number 5) held at Lancaster, UK.

Nov 2013: Participated in 2013 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) annual meeting held at San Francisco, CA, USA.

May 2013: Participated in 3rd Les Houches School in Computational Physics: DNA, from molecules to evolution, Les Houches, France.

Oct 2012: Participated in  2012 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) annual meeting, held at Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Oct 2011: Participated in  2011 AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) annual meeting, held at Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Presentations:

Sept 2015: Delivered the presentation titled Using External Fields to Probe the Effect of Interfacial Undulations on Solvation Free Energies at the 2015 annual meeting of CCP5 held at Lancaster, UK.

Nov 2013: Delivered two oral presentations titled Using Monte Carlo simulations to compute liquid-vapor saturation properties of realistic models of room temperature ionic liquids and Understanding the temperature dependence of solid-liquid interfacial properties at the 2013 AIChE annual meeting held at San Francisco, CA, USA.

Oct 2013: Delivered the presentation titled Using Monte Carlo simulations to understand the bulk and interfacial behaviors of ionic fluids at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium, SUNY Buffalo.

Nov 2013: Presented a poster titled Using Monte Carlo simulations to study bulk and interfacial properties of ionic liquids at 2013 AIChE annual meeting held at the San Francisco, CA, USA.

Oct 2012: Delivered two presentations titled Liquid-vapor coexistence properties of complex molecules using grand canonical and isothermal-isobaric temperature expanded ensemble simulations and Using Monte Carlo simulations to study wetting behavior of ionic liquids at the 2012 AIChE annual meeting held at Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

April 2012: Presented the poster titled Using Monte Carlo simulations to study wetting behavior of ionic liquids to the members of the Dean’s advisory council at the Dean’s reception, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SUNY Buffalo.

Oct 2011: Delivered the presentation titled Using Monte Carlo simulations to study wetting behavior of ionic liquids at the 2011 AIChE annual meeting held at Minneapolis, MN, USA.