New at the institute: Dr. Adyant Agrawal

January 2, 2023

Adyant’s research interest is to investigate mechanical and dynamical aspects of fluid-structure interactions in fundamental problems at the nanoscale using continuum and molecular dynamics simulations. More specifically, his work focuses on understanding how the nanoscopic phenomena, such as van der Waals forces and hydrodynamic slip, manifest themselves at the continuum scale. This knowledge is essential for improving the efficiency of industrial processes such as 2D material manufacturing, as well as the development of new technologies by exploiting the nanoscopic phenomena.

In his Ph.D., Adyant investigated the nanoscale fluid-mechanical aspects of graphene exfoliation and of the rheology of graphene dispersions, with the aim to efficiently produce and utilize liquid dispersions of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials. He will now be modeling salt precipitation in nanopores using molecular simulations.

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