Kamendra P. Sharma
Ph. D. National Chemical Laboratory, INDIA
M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) M. D. S. University, INDIA
Post-doc, University of Bristol, UK
Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (Nov. 2015)
Our research group focuses on design and development of multi-functional nanomaterials via non-covalent interactions in a concoction of soft matter entities like proteins, polymers, nanoparticles, and liquid crystals. One of the underlying aim of our lab is to fabricate nanomaterials which find applications in variety of areas ranging from health to environment. Particularly, we adopt self-assembly as a methodology for the fabrication of different materials like bioactive liquid crytal droplets, protein-polymer based water-less solvents, self-standing enzymatic films, network of hollow tubules from stimuli responsive polyelectrolytes, nanoparticle-protein based enzymatic sponges, and nanostructured porous fluids. We extensively utilize small angle X-ray and neutron scattering (SAXS-SANS), dynamic light scattering (DLS), various microscopy, and spectroscopy tools for characterizing these structures.