Nanofabrication and patterning; Colloids & interfaces; Functional and nano-materials; Self-organized patterns and instabilities in thin films; electrospun materials; Wetting, adhesion and friction at soft interfaces; Biomaterials & biosurfaces; Multiscale MEMS/NEMS & Microfluidic Systems; Carbon micro/nanostructures and composites in environment, health and energy.
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).
P. S. G. Pattader, I. Banerjee, A. Sharma and D. Bandyopadhyay, Multiscale pattern generation in viscoelastic polymer films by spatio-temporal modulation of electric field and control of rheology, Advanced Functional Materials 21, 324-335 (2011).
R. Mukherjee, S. Das, A. Das, S. Sharma, A. K. Raychaudhuri and A. Sharma, Stability and dewetting of metal nanoparticles filled thin polymer films: control of instability length-scale and dynamics, ACS Nano 4, 3709-3724 (2010).
A. Verma and A. Sharma, Enhanced self-organized dewetting of ultrathin polymer films under water-organic solutions: fabrication of sub-micron spherical lens arrays, Advanced Materials 22, 5306-5309 (2010).
N. Arun, A. Sharma, P. S. G. Pattader, I. Banerjee, H. M. Dixit and K. S. Narayan, Electric field Induced patterns in soft visco-elastic films: from long waves of viscous liquids to short waves of elastic solids, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 254502 (2009).
Coordinator & PI, DST Unit on Nanosciences (2007-2016).