Computational Research:
1. Micro/Nano Mechanics of Thin Films
2. Rheology of Viscoelastic Materials and Liquid Crystals

In the computational front, one of the most interesting and important area is numerical analysis of the flow of complex fluids. The generic name ‘complex fluid’ encompasses a broad class of materials such as polymer solutions and melts, colloidal suspensions, active or passive polymer gels, liquid crystalline materials, surfactant solutions, emulsions, foams and even some granular materials or fine powders. The studies involving complex materials are important because they can lead to interesting applications related to the advanced smart materials. One of our present objectives is to develop computational and experimental methodologies that can explore the characteristics of the mesoscopic systems composed of liquid crystals, polymers, biofluids, and complex active materials.

3. Intermolecular Forces, Colloids and Surface/Interfacial Science
4. Electrohydrodynamics, magneto-hydrodynamics, electro-kinetics, and electrophoresis
5. Advanced Flow Continuous Microreactors
6. DFT Studies on Active Systems
Experimental Research:
1. MEMS/NEMS Devices for Point-Of Care Detection
2. Intelligent Artificial Micro or Nanobots
3. Advanced Flow Reactors, µ-VLSI, and Energy Harvesting
4. Self–Healing, Self-motile, and Self-Organizing Liquid Crystals
Research Laboratories:
1. Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronic Theranostic Devices
2. Fabrication, Characterization and Testing Laboratories
3. Thin Film and Micro/Nano Fluidics Laboratory
4. Analytical laboratory for the DST FIST Instruments
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