Faculty Profile  

Ashutosh Sharma
Institute Chair Professor & C . V. Seshadri Chair Professor
Secretary, Dept. of Science  &  Technology, New Delhi (Since January'2015)

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1987.
M.S., Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1984.
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 1982.


Phone: +91-512-259-7026   ashutos[AT]iitk.ac.in

Research Interests

  • Soft nanofabrication
  • Mechanics, patterns and instabilities of soft visco-elastic interfaces and ultrathin films
  • Self-organized meso-patterning of polymers, carbon, ceramics and hydrogels
  • Functional and nano-materials: adhesive, catalytic, optical, super-wetting and nano-composites
  • Multiscale MEMS/NEMS & microfluidic systems: materials and platforms
  • Soft interfaces: Wetting, adhesion and friction
  • Carbon micro/nanostructures & composites: fabrication and applications in environment, health and energy; bio-platforms; electrochemical systems
  • Interfacial and colloidal interactions

Professional Experience

  • Associate EditorACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014- );  ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing(2012-2014)Editorial Advisory Boards: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS publication) (2013-2015); Nanomaterials and Energy, ICE publishing (UK)(2011-2013); Chemical Engineering Science (2007-2010); Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (2006-2007); Indian Chemical Engineer (Journal of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (2006-); Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2000-2002).

    Institute Chair Professor (2007-); C V Seshadri Chair Professor (2012-);  INAE Chair Professor (2011-2013); Ranjit Singh Chair Professor (2008-2011);  Professor (1997-);  Associate Professor (1994-97);  Assistant Professor (1990-1994); Coordinator & PI, Unit on Nanosciences(2005-);  Head, Department of Chemical Engineering (2003-05);  Research Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo (1987- 1990).

  • Visiting Appointments: University of Texas at Austin, 1997; University of Western Ontario, 2005;  University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2006-07;  WCU Visiting Professor, Yeungnam University, 2009-2013.

Honors and Awards

Selected Recent Publications

  • N. Mittal, D. Deva, R. Kumar and A. Sharma, Exceptionally robust and conductive superhydrophobic free standing film of mesoporous carbon nanocapsule/polymer composite for multifunctional applications, Carbon 93, 492-501 (2015).
  • A. Verma, S. Sekhar, P. Sachan, P. D. S. Reddy and A. Sharma,Control of morphologies and length scales in intensified dewetting of electron beam modified polymer thin films under a liquid solvent mixture, Macromolecules 48, 3318-3326 (2015).
  • M. A. Ali, K. Mondal, C. Singh, B. D. Malhotra and A. Sharma, Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor conjugated mesoporous zinc oxide nanofibers for breast cancer diagnostics, Nanoscale 7, 7234-7245 (2015).
  • B. Ray, G. Biswas and A. Sharma, Regimes during liquid drop impact on a liquid pool, J. Fluid Mechanics 768, 492-523 (2015).
  • R. Kumar, J. Kousar, R. K. Nagarale and A. Sharma, Non-gassing long lasting electroosmotic pump with polyaniline-wrapped aminated graphene electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, 593-601 (2015).
  • S. Jain, A. Sharma and B. Basu, Vertical electric field induced bacterial growth inactivation on amorphous carbon electrodes, Carbon 81, 193-202 (2014).
  • M. A. Ali, S. Srivastava, K. Mondal, P. M. Chavhan, V. V. Agrawal, R. John, A. Sharma, B. D. Malhotra, Surface functionalized nanopore titania Integrated microfluidic biochip, Nanoscale 6, 13958-13969 (2014).
  • K. Mondal, M. A. Ali, V. V. Agrawal, B. D. Malhotra and A. Sharma, Highly sensitive biofunctionalized mesoporous electrospun TiO2 nanofiber based Interface for biosensing, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6, 2516-2527 (2014).
  • S. Jain, A. Sharma and B. Basu, Vertical electric field stimulated neural cell functionality on porous amorphous carbon electrodes,Biomaterials 34, 9252–9263 (2013).
  • J. Mitra, S. Jain, A. Sharma and B. Basu, Patterned growth and differentiation of neural cells on polymer derived carbon structures in vitro,Carbon 65, 140-155 (2013).
  • Y. Kumaresan, A. Rammohan, P. K. Dwivedi and A. Sharma, Large area IR microlens arrays of chalcogenide glass photoresists by grayscale maskless lithography,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5, 7094–7100 (2013).
  • S. Patil, R. Mangal, A. Malasi and A. Sharma, Biomimetic wet adhesion of viscoelastic liquid films anchored on micro-patterned elastic substrates,Langmuir 28, 14784-14791 (2012).
  • S. Patil, A. Malasi, A. Majumder, A. Ghatak and A. Sharma, A reusable and antifouling viscoelastic adhesive with an elastic skin, Langmuir 28, 42-46 (2012). [Media Report]
  • T. Maitra, S. Sharma, A. Srivastava, Y.-K. Cho, M. Madou and A. Sharma, Improved graphitization and electrical conductivity of suspended carbon nanofibers derived from carbon nanotube/polyacrylonitrile composites by directed electrospinning, Carbon 50, 1753-1761 (2012).
  • A. Verma and A. Sharma, Sub-40 nm polymer dot arrays by self-organized dewetting of e-beam treated ultrathin polymer Films, RSC Advances 2, 2247-2249 (2012).
  • S. Patil, A. Ranjan and A. Sharma, Pre-fracture instabilities govern generation of self- affine surfaces in tearing of soft viscoelastic elastomeric sheets, Macromolecules 45, 2066-2073 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201001939
  • A. Verma, A. Sharma and G. U. Kulkarni, Ultrafast large area micropattern generation in non-absorbing polymer thin-films by pulsed laser diffraction, Small 7, 758-765 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201001939
  • C. S. Sharma, H. Katepalli, A. Sharma and M. Madou, Fabrication and conductivity measurement of suspended carbon nanofiber arrays, Carbon 49 , 1727-1732 (2011).DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2010.12.058

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