DiStruc

 

PhD Student

IESL-FORTH, University of Crete

e-mail: mohandas@iesl.forth.gr

 

 

DiStruc Project Title: Rheological behavior of thermo-responsive anisotropic particle suspensions.

Supervisors: George Petekidis, Paul van der Schoot, Krassimir Velikov

My research work involves studying the viscoelastic properties of the thermo-responsive anisotropic particle (silica rods and viruses) suspensions. This work will be focusing on how the particle concentration, surface properties, temperature, etc. affects the rheological behavior and phase transition of the system. In order to investigate these effects we employ various investigative techniques such as rheometry, light scattering, microscopy and a combination of the above.

I completed my master’s in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. My master’s thesis was based on developing sustainable methods for recycling of aerospace grade carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite (CFRP) waste.