Amish Patel

Reliance Industries Term Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)

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Honors and Awards:  Best Poster Prize - Gordon Research Conference on "Chemistry and Physics of Liquids" - 2011, Finalist at the Distinguished Young Scientist Seminar Series - University of Washington - 2011, Best Poster Prize - Gordon Research Conference on "Water and Aqueous Solutions" - 2010

Research Expertise: Molecular Simulation and Thermodynamics | Soft Matter and Complex Fluids

Amish's research strives to achieve a molecular-level understanding of solvation and transport in aqueous and polymeric systems, with applications ranging from the prediction of protein interactions to the design of advanced materials for water purification and energy storage. It is becoming increasingly evident that water plays an integral role in mediating biomolecular interactions and assembly. The extent to which the inherent structure of water is perturbed by complex biomolecular surfaces, determines the thermodynamics and the kinetics of their assembly. Amish focuses on characterizing this disruption of water structure, with the goal of efficiently predicting protein interactions. Further, how water solvates ions in interfacial and nano-porous environments, bears on the design of membranes for energy-efficient water purification, whereas an understanding of ion solvation and transport in polymeric matrices can help develop better electrolytes for high energy-density batteries.

Education:
PhD Chemical Engineering 2007 - University of California Berkeley
BTech Chemical Engineering 2001 - Indian Institute of Technology
Bombay

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