Control of interfacial properties via physico-chemical processes such as wetting, adsorption, surface interactions, adhesion and friction is of paramount importance in wide range of industrial processes related to product formulation, surface coatings, nano technology and bio interfaces. The research is primarily motivated on the application of fundamental surface chemical principles to industrial benefits.
Background research in the Surface and Nano Engineering Group focuses on two issues
(a) fundamental surface chemical issues related to wetting, adsorption, adhesion and friction of ultra-thin polymer layers and
(b) Development of novel macromolecular synthetic tools for surface chemical modification for planar surfaces and nanomaterials.
Applied research Projects
Past projects (2010-13)
Several exciting masters/ bachelors/ case study projects are currently available in our group within surface chemistry. Students with background in Polymer chemistry, Physical chemistry, Organic chemistry, Nano science and Chemical engineering are encouraged to contact Joseph Iruthayaraj directly.