Lecture On: Surface Micro/Nano Engineering at Scale for Energy-Water-Environment-Health Nexus

Dear all,

                                         DEPARTMENT OF INSTRUMENTATION AND APPLIED PHYSICS


BANGALORE – 560 012

Cordially invites you for an Online Seminar on 

                “Surface Micro/Nano Engineering at Scale for Energy-Water-Environment-Health Nexus


Dr. Abinash Tripathy,

Postdoctoral Research Scientist,

Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering,

ETH Zurich, Switzerland. 

DateFriday, 16th, July 2021.  

Time4.00 PM.

                                                                               Venue:  ?On Microsoft Teams link:  


In both nature and technology, interfaces that separate various types of matter or different phases of the same matter are abandoned. Furthermore, they invariably serve a key function in all systems in which they exist, ranging from regulating transport of energy and species to defining system structure and form. The structure and properties of interfaces differ from those of the bulk matter they surround. I would like to mention here the famous quote of Wolfgang Pauli that, “God made bulk (materials) but surfaces are the work of the devil”. Interfaces are crucial in small-scale systems, and they become even more so as we progress to nanoscales, when their fraction in a system increases rapidly and their effect dominates system behavior. In this presentation, I will first talk about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the design and development of nanostructured surfaces to mitigate this issue. Next, I will present my ongoing work on heterogeneous condensation and heat transfer. Finally, I will discuss about drop impact dynamics on surfaces with varying wettabilities and their applications.



Abinash received his B.Tech in Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Science and Technology, Odisha in 2011, M.Tech in Lasers and Photonics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2013 and Ph.D. in Nano Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2018. His doctoral research was focused on fabrication and characterization of nanostructured antibacterial surfaces. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies at ETH, Zurich, he has been working on hierarchical multiscale nanointerfaces for enhanced condensation processes. He is a recipient of institute silver medal for the best academic record in the graduating class of the department in B.Tech. He received Visvesvaraya Fellowship from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and Newton-Bhabha Fellowship from British Council and DBT, Government of India during PhD. He was also awarded Career-Fit Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018.

Host Faculty:  Prof. Sai Siva Gorthi 





Date(s) - 16/07/2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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