Name: Dr.Snigdha Thakur                             
Designation: Assistant Professor
Department: Physics
Phone: +91-755-4092342
Fax: +91-755-4092392

Academic Profile:

  • Assistant Professor (May 2011-) Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India.

  • Post doc: Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

  • Ph D: (Soft-condensed Matter Physics), Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai – 600 036, India.

Research Interest:

  • Soft Condensed Matter Physics: Liquid Crystal, Rheology of Micellar Solution, Chemically Propelled Nanomotors, Active polymers.

Selected Publications:

  1. Dynamical phase of driven colloidal systems with short-range attraction and long-range repulsion; Jiang-Xing Chen, Jun-Wen Mao, Snigdha Thakur, Jiang-Rong Xu,1 and Fu-yang Liu; J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 135, 094504.

  2. Dynamics of self-propelled nanomotors in a chemically active medium; Snigdha Thakur and Raymond Kapral; J. Chem. Phys., 2011, 135, 024509 (Top 20 Most Downloaded Articles in July 2011).

  3. Interaction of a chemically-propelled nanomotor with a chemical wave; Snigdha Thakur, Jiang-Xing Chen and Raymond Kapral;Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., DOI: 10.1002 /anie.20110011. (Appeared as “Hot Paper”).

  4. Self­propelled nanodimer bound state pairs;Snigdha Thakur and Raymond Kapral; J. Chem. Phys., 2010, 133, 204505. (Selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)

  5. Shear Induced Ordering in Branched Living Polymer Solutions;Snigdha Thakur, Prathyusha K. R., Abhijit P. Deshpande, Mohamed Laradji and P. B. Sunil Kumar; Soft Matter, 2010, 60, 489

  6. Coarsening through Directed Droplet Coalescence in Fluid­Fluid Phase Separation; Snigdha Thakur, Pramod A. Pullarkat and P. B. Sunil Kumar; Phys. Rev. E, 2009, 80, 011708.
  7. Self Propulsion of Nematic Drops: Novel Phase Separation Dynamics in Impurity Doped Nematogens;Snigdha Thakur, P. B. Sunil Kumar, N. V. Madhusudana and Pramod A. Pullarkat; Phys. Rev. Lett., 2006, 97, 115701.