Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra

Dr. Ashok Kumar Dasmahapatra

Professor

Key Research Areas :Complex fluids, Phase transition in polymers (Nucleation, crystallization, collapse transition, etc.), Structure-property relations, Molecular simulations, Biological physics

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Chermical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India (2009)
  • B.Tech (Chemical Engineering), University of Calcutta, India (1998)
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) (Chemistry), Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College, University of Calcutta., India. (1995)

Other professional qualification:

  •     Diploma in Management, IGNOU, 2002

Research Interest

  • Complex Fluids
  • Phase transition in polymeric system
  • Self assembly in block copolymer
  • Structure Property relation
  • Biophysics (Computational Biology)
  • Disaggregation of Alzheimer's Amyloid-ß fibril
  • Graphene based nano materials
  • Solar cells
  • Conductive Hydrogels for sensing and Energy Harvesting

 

Facilities

Lab facilities:

  • Temperature Modulated Differential Calorimetry (TMDSC)
  • Optical Microscope
  • Thermal Stage
  • Lyophilizer
  • Keithley Source Meter
  • Vacuum Oven
  • Hot Air Oven
  • Sonicator
  • Fume Hood
  • Chemical Storage Unit
  • Centrifuge
  • Refrigerator

 

Department Central Facilities: Analytical Laboratory

 

Institute Central Facilities: Cantral Instruments Facilitie.

Experience

Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, September, 2019 - Present.
Associate Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, July, 2015 – September, 2019.
Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, July, 2009 - July, 2015.
Senior Lecturer: Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, March, 2009 - July, 2009.
Senior Process Engineer: Oswal Chemicals and Fertilizers' Limited, Paradeep, Orissa,1999-2003.

Industrial experience:

Company:
Department/Section:
Position:
Duration:
Oswal Chemicals and Fertilizers' Limited, Paradeep, Orissa.
Production
Senior Process Engineer
January, 1999 - July, 2003
Description: Project implementation, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, Production, Maintenance, Quality Control

Professional Association:

  • Life associate member of Indian Institute Chemical Engineers (IIChE).
  • Life member of Society of Polymer Science India (SPS).
  •  Member of the American Physical Society (APS), USA.

 

Courses Taught

  •  Fluid Mechanics (UG)
  • Thermodynamics (UG)
  •  Process Equipment Design-II (UG)
  • Thermodynamics (PG)
  • Molecular Simulations: Principles and Applications (UG + PG)
  • Mass Transfer Operations – II (UG)
  • Laboratory courses (UG) – Mass Transfer Operations, Chemical Reaction Engineering