Nishad Dhopatkar

Contact:         npd7@zips.uakron.edu

Hometown:                         Mumbai, India

Education:                                 2011                                               B.Tech in Polymers and Surface Coating Technology               Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, India

Work Experience:          05/2010-07/2010                   Student Intern R&D AkzoNobel Coatings, Bangalore, India Optimization and cost engineering of Surface Tolerant Epoxy coatings formulation for the offshore structures

Research Interests:

My primary project involves understanding adsorption of polyelectrolytes at aqueous-solid interfaces and thereby in-situ modification of the surface texture and lubrication.  My other interests are surface restructuring of polymer thin films, sum-frequency generation spectroscopy and non-linear optics, Chemical-physical interactions at fluid interfaces, block co-polymer self-assemblies.