Dr. Rajesh Patel

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar
Field of Specialization: Soft Condensed Matter and Magnetic fluids
Name: Dr. Rajesh Patel
Official Address and Designation: Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
Bhavnagar University   
Bhavnagar 364 022
Telephone (O): 91-278- 2422650
E-mail: rjp@bhavuni.edu ; rpat7@yahoo.com
Duration of Grant: Eight months
Project Title: Magnetically Driven Colloidal Superstructures and their Dynamics
Abstract of Project :
Colloidal self-assembly of complex structures out of simple colloidal building blocks is one of the backbones of nano science and nano technology. This superstructure has practical applications in spintronics, structural color printing, photonics, bio-sensors, chiral colloids etc. During my Fulbright project I hope to develop a simple technique to demonstrate colloidal superstructures of magnetic and non-magnetic components in a magnetic fluid using gradient magnetic field. This project has wide implications as Nature utilizes self-assembly to synthesize an enormous range of structures from galaxies to biomolecular assemblies on the nanoscale such as DNA.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Physics Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 2005
M. Sc Physics Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 1991
B.Sc. Physics Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 1989
Professional Background :
Assistant Professor Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 2008-till date
Consultant, Ramanna Fellowship Project Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 2006-2008
Research Associate Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 2004-2006
Research Assistant Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar 2000-2004
Lecturer Sir P. P. Institute of Science, Bhavnagar 1992-1998
Dr. Rajesh Patel