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Dr. Udita uday ghosh
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, IIT (BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Complex fluids, Interfacial phenomena at microscale, Thin Films, Cracks in colloidal films.

PI Biography

(2013 – 2018)
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India Thesis title: Dynamics and Morphology of Crack formation in Colloidal systems
Master of Technology
(2011 – 2013)
CGPA: 9.89/10
1st position (Institute Silver
Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India  
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
(2007 – 2011)
Percentage: 77.0
Department of Chemical Engineering, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India.  


Position & Dates Employer Research Advisor
Post-doctoral Research associate Department of Chemical            
Dr. Sunando DasGupta
June-August, 2018 Indian Institute of Technology    
  Kharagpur, India    
Post-doctoral Researcher Group: FILMS, IEMN Laboratory, Tweezers for Dr. Michael Baudoin
September (2018) – August (2019) UMR CNRS 8520, Lille, France particle  
Raman postdoc fellow
September (2019) – April (2021)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Complex fluids Dr. Aloke Kumar

Motivated PhD and postdoc candidates are encouraged to email the PI directly. Please go through the instructions prior to emailing.
For probable PhD candidates :  Please go through the current research interests and publications in the relevant areas. If you are keen on working in any of them, then please highlight it in your email. If you would like to explore a new research domain, please specify it in the email along with strong technical reasons for doing so.
For aspiring postdoc candidates: Same as above and in addition check out the following fellowships for Indian citizens. If you'd like to try for any of them, please specify that in your email.

1. Malviya fellowship https://bhu.ac.in/tmpPosts/may2020/02/0001.pdf
2. National postdoc fellowship (N-PDF) https://serbonline.in/SERB/npdf

Welcome to the fascinating world of complex fluids!


Our research group focuses on the interfacial phenomena involving a plethora of complex fluids. 

 Colloidal suspensions : Cracks in drying paints and artworks

Who hasn't seen old paint layers getting cracked? Even heritage artworks suffer this fate and can be exploited to gauge their age as well as devise methodologies for their restoration. This is our primary research question :
How do such cracks form?
Can we replicate them on a laboratory scale?
Strategies to modulate these crack patterns?

As a first step, you can see that modification of substrate wetting conditions affects crack morphology and dynamics.

Crack patterns observed in dried colloidal films over substrates of varying hydrophobicity
Crack patterns observed in dried colloidal films over substrates of varying hydrophobicity.

         Liquid crystals

Interfacial phenomena 

Graduate students (Ongoing):


Mr. Vibhanshu Maurya is currently a research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT BHU. 
He is working on the dynamic wetting behaviour of complex fluids.  
M. Tech.  IIT Kharagpur (2020), Materials Science Center. During his master’s, he was awarded DAAD scholarship. M. Tech thesis was on: “Effect of electron beam irradiation on physical chemical and mechanical properties of Thermoplastics polyurethane blends” from IPF Dresden, Germany.  
B. Tech.   CIPET Lucknow.  During his undergrad and master’s he gained experience on synthesis of polymers and different characterization techniques like SEM, Optical microsocpy, TGA, DSC, swell test, gel test etc.  


Mr. Anuragmani Tripathi is currently a PhD student at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi (IIT-BHU).  
M. Tech.  IIT Roorkee (2020) in Pulp and Paper Engineering.   He intends to investigate crack formation in colloidal thin films.
B. Tech.

M. Tech students (Ongoing):

1. Preeti Yadav (2019-2021)

Her current project is focuses on the rod climbing effect in shear thickening fluids.
B. Tech.

Published Articles:


11. Chandra, N.,** Ghosh, U.U.,** Saha, A. , Kumar, A., Contact line pinning and de-pinning can modulate the rod-climbing effect.
**equal contribution. Just accepted.
Link:  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01861

10. Ghosh, U. U., Ali, H., Ghosh, R., Kumar, A., Bacterial streamers as colloidal systems: Five Grand challenges, J. Colloid Interface Sci. Vol. 594, pp. 265-278
[Invited Review article] I.F.  8.128 


9. Ghosh, U. U., Nair, S., Das, A., Mukherjee, R., and DasGupta, S., Replicating and resolving wetting and adhesion characteristics of a Rose petal, Colloids and Surfaces A, Vol.561, pp. 9–17. I.F.  3.990
Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927775718308963


8.  Ghosh, U. U., DasGupta, S., Field-Assisted Contact Line Motion in Thin Films, Langmuir, Vol.34, pp 12665–12679.  [Invited Feature article]  I.F.  3.882
Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b04322

7.   Mukhopadhyay, M., Ghosh, U. U., Sarkar, D., DasGupta, S., Surface property induced morphological alterations of human erythrocytes, Soft Matter, Vol.14, 7335-7346. I.F. 3.399
 [Selected as back cover article]   Link: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2018/sm/c8sm01146j#!divAbstract


6.  Parida, L., Ghosh, U. U., Padmanabhan, V., The effects of groove height and substrate stiffness on C. elegans locomotion, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol.55, pp.34-40. I.F. 3.399 Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28279400/


5. Ghosh, U. U., Chakraborty, M., De, S., Chakraborty, S., and DasGupta, S., Contact Line Dynamics during the Evaporation of Extended Colloidal Thin Films: Influence of Liquid Polarity and Particle Size, Langmuir, Vol. 32, pp. 12790–12798. I.F. 3.399
Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03267
4. Ghosh, U. U., Chakraborty, M., Bhandari, A. B., Chakraborty, S., and DasGupta, S., Effect of Surface Wettability on Crack Dynamics and Morphology of Colloidal Films, Langmuir, Vol. 31, pp. 6001–6010. I.F. 3.399  Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00690
3. Dey, R., Ghosh, U. U., Chakraborty, S., and DasGupta, S., Dynamics of Electrically Modulated Colloidal Droplet Transport, Langmuir, Vol. 31, pp. 11269–11278. I.F. 3.399
Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01941
2. Chakraborty, M., Ghosh, U. U., Chakraborty, S., and DasGupta, S., Thermally enhanced self-propelled droplet motion on gradient surfaces, RSC Adv., Vol. 5, pp. 45266– 45275. I.F. 3.36 . Link: https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2015/ra/c5ra00469a#!divAbstract
 1. Chakraborty, M., Chatterjee, R., Ghosh, U. U., and DasGupta, S., Electrowetting of partially wetting thin nanofluid films, Langmuir, Vol. 31, pp. 4160–8. I.F. 3.399
Link: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/la504745j


1. CHE 518 Polymer Rheology, 2021

1. C.V. Raman postdoc fellowship 

You can reach the PI by email : udita.che@itbhu.ac.in or 
We have a laboratory, First floor (behind LT-7)
Chemical Engineering building.