Vivek Verma

PhD (Pennsylvania State University)

Associate Professor, Department of MSE

Research Interest



  • PhD (Penn State, USA, 2009)
  • B.Tech. (llT Madras, 2002)



  • P. S. M. Rajesh, S. Bodkhe, S. Kamle and V. Verma, Beta-Phase Enhancement in Polyvinylidene Fluoride through Filler Addition: Comparing Cellulose with Carbon Nanotubes and Clay, Journal of Polymer Research ( ccepted, 2014)

  • S. M. Rajesh, S. Bodkhe, S. Kaml and V. Verma, Enhancing beta-phas in PVDF t rough physicochemical modification of cellulose, Electronic Materials letters (2014), Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 315- 319

  • V. Verma, J. M. Catchmark, N. R. Brown and W. 0. Hancock, Microtubule asters as templates for nanomaterials assembly, Journal of Biological Engineering (2012), 6:23

  • V. Verma, W. 0. Hancock, and J. M. Catchmark, Electron Beam Patterni g of Kinesin otor Proteins and its Role in Guiding Microtubule Motility, Biomedical Microdevices (2009), 11(2) 313-322.

  • V. Verma, W. . Hancock, and J. M. Catchmark, The role of casein in upporting the operation of surface bound kinesin, ournal of Biol gical Engineering, (2008), 2(4).


  • American Academy of Mechanics Founders Prize and Grant (2005)The award and grant was conferred for the assay; Progress through Mechanics: "Biological Motors". The grant money was used in Molecular Motors and Protein Interaction projects. The criteria for the award were to select a PhD candidate with proven research and academic background with a clear understanding of the field and its long term impact on society. This award was presented to me at the annual American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference in Orlando (Florida, USA).

  • Shri Ram Arora Award (2011). The award is given to outstanding materials scientist below the age of 30 years. The award was presented at TMS annual meeting 2011in San Diego (California, USA)



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Kanpur 208016

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