B Tech-M Tech (Dual Degree), IIT Kanpur, 2010
PhD, Cornell University, 2016
Post-doc, University of Wisconsin Madison, 2016-2017
Phone: +91 512 259-2002(O)
Office: Faculty Building 451
Polymer physics, colloids, complex fluids, nanocomposites, active matter, liquid crystals, Soft Matter.
Addition of colloids (1 nm – 1000 nm) to polymeric materials such as polymer melts, block copolymers, liquid crystals etc., leads to a variety of novel properties in synthesized nanocomposites. Primary focus of my research group is to experimentally investigate the interplay of interactions of colloids with polymeric hosts on the fundamental properties (structural and dynamics) of such composites, including their phase behavior, rheology and colloidal diffusion. We are also interested in novel potential applications of such hybrid materials in applications such as energy devices, photonics, bio-medicines etc.
Ramanujan Fellowship, Science and Engineering Research Board(2017-present)
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University (2016)
McMullen Fellowship, Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University (2012).
Manager, Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India (Jul.2010 – Jul.2012)
Mangal, R., Nayani, K., Kim, Y K., Bukusoglu, E., Córdova-Figueroa, U M., Abbott, N L., “Active Janus Particles at Interfaces of Liquid Crystals”,
Langmuir (just accepted),
Mangal, R., Srivastava, S. & Archer, L.A., “Phase stability and dynamics of entangled polymer–nanoparticle composites”,
Nature Communications 6,
Choudhury, S., Mangal, R., Agrawal, A. & Archer, L.A., “A Highly Reversible Room Temperature
Lithium Metal Battery based on Cross-linked Hairy Nanoparticles”,
Mangal, R., Srivastava, S., Narayanan, S. & Archer, L.A., “Size-dependent nanoparticle relaxations in polymer nanocomposites”,
Mangal, R., Wen Y.H., Choudhury, S., & Archer, L.A., “Multiscale Dynamics of Polymers in Particle rich Nanocomposites”,
Mangal, R., Nath, P., Tikekar, M., & Archer, L.A., “Enthalpy-Driven Stabilization of Dispersions of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles in High-Molecular-Weight Polymer Melts”,
Kim S., Mangal, R., & Archer, L.A., ”Relaxation Dynamics of Nanoparticle-Tethered Polymer Chains”,
Srivastava S., Agrawal P., Mangal R., Narayanan S., Koch D.L. & Archer L.A., “Hyperdiffusive Dynamics in Newtonian Nanoparticle Fluids”,
Macro letters, 4,
Patil S., Mangal, R., Malasi, A. & Sharma, A., “Biomimetic Wet Adhesion of Viscoelastic Liquid Films Anchored on Micropatterned Elastic Substrates”,