Sanat K Kumar

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering
814 SW Mudd, Mail Code: 4721
+1 212-854-2193
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B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering - 1981
S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering - 1984
ScD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering - 1987

Research Interests:

Synthetic-and bio-polymers, nano composites and nanomaterials

General Areas of Research:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Composite Materials
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymers

Selected Publications:

Anand, G., Sharma, S., Kumar, S.K. and Belfort, G. Stability of Tethered Proteins. Langmuir, 25, 4998-5005 (2009).

Akcora, P., Liu, H., Kumar, S.K., Moll, J., Li, Y., Benicewicz, B.C., Schadler, L.S., Acehan, D., Panagiotopoulos, A.Z., Pryamitsyn, V., Ganesan, V., Ilavsky, J., Thiyagarajan, P., Colby, R.H. and Douglas, J.F. Anisotropic self-assembly of spherical polymer-grafted nanoparticles. Nat. Mat., 8, 354 (2009).

Khan, J., Harton, S.E., Akcora, P., Benicewicz, B.C. and Kumar, S.K. Polymer crystallization in nanocomposites: Spatial reorganization of nanoparticles. Macromolecules, 42, 5741-5744 (2009).

Liu, H.J., Kumar, S.K. and Douglas, J.F. Self-assembly-induced protein crystallization. Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 018101 (2009).

Liu, W.J., Bedrov, D., Kumar, S.K., Veytsman, B. and Colby, R.H. Role of distributions of intramolecular concentrations on the dynamics of miscible polymer blends probed by molecular dynamics simulation. Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 037801 (2009).

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