Kamendra P. Sharma

Associate Professor

Room 322, Chemistry Bldg.
+91 22 2576 7170
Educational Background:

Ph. D. National Chemical Laboratory, INDIA

M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry) M. D. S. University, INDIA

Professional Experience:

Post-doc, University of Bristol, UK

Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay (Nov. 2015)

Associate Professor (July 2019 -)

Research Interest:

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.

Publications:
Kumar, R.; Dhasaiyan, P.; Naveenkumar, P.; Sharma, K.
Nanoscale Adv., 2019,1, 4067-4075. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9NA00353C.

Mukhopadhyay, A.; Mehra, S.; Kumar, R.; Maji, S. K.; Krishnamoorthy, G.; Sharma, K.
ChemPhysChem 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/cphc.201900868

Naveenkumar, P. M.; Mann, S.; Sharma, K. P.
Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 6 (3), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.20180159

Mukhopadhyay, Anasua; Das, Tarasankar; Datta, Anindya; Sharma, Kamendra P.
Biomacromolecules, 2018, 19, 943-950

Nahid, Masrur M.; Welford, Adam; Gann, Eliot; Thomsen, Lars; Sharma, Kamendra P.; McNeill, Christopher R.
Adv. Electron. Mater., 2018, 4, e1700559