Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya

Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

We develop and use theoretical models to study dynamical properties in liquids and soft matter systems. Computer simulation studies are also performed sometimes to validate the theories and sometimes to make new predictions. The systems studied are, liquids in their normal viscoelastic liquid regime and also in their supercooled regime approaching glass transition, systems mimicking colloidal systems and other soft matters system like biological system.

Professional Experience

  • October 2010- Scientist E1, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, National Chemical Laboratory , Pune, India.
  • 2010- DST young scientist fellow.
  • (2004-2009) Post doc. at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, collaborating with Prof. Peter G. Wolynes from UCSD , USA
  • (2002-2003) Post doc. at LMS , California Institute of Technology,Pasadena,U.S.A. with Prof Ahmed Zewail and Prof Zeng Gang Wang
  • (2000-2002) Post doc. at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • (1994-2000) Ph. D (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Advisor: Prof. Biman Bagchi)

Selected Publications

  • Sayantan Acharya, Ujjwal Kumar Nandi And and Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya , Fickian yet non-Gaussian behaviour: A dominant role of the intermittent dynamics, The Journal of Chemical Physics., 146, 134504 (2017), DOI:
  • Manoj Kumar Nandi, Atreyee Banerjee, Chandan Dasgupta And Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya, Role of the Pair Correlation Function in the Dynamical Transition Predicted by Mode Coupling Theory, Phys. Rev. Let., 119, 265502 (2017), DOI:
  • Ujjwal Kumar Nandi, Atreyee Banerjee, Suman Chakrabarty And and Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya, Composition dependence of the glass forming ability in binary mixtures: The role of demixing entropy, The Journal of Chemical Physics., 145, 034503 (2016), DOI:
  • Atreyee Banerjee, Shiladitya Sengupta, Srikanth Sastry And Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya, The role of structure and entropy in determining differences in dynamics for glass formers with different interaction potentials, Phys.Rev.Let., 113, 225701 (2014).
  • Sneha Elizabeth Abraham And Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya and Biman Bagchi, Energy Landscape, Antiplasticization, and Polydispersity Induced Crossover of Heterogeneity in Supercooled Polydisperse Liquids, Phy. Rev. Lett., 100, 167801 (2008).
  • Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya And Biman Bagchi and Peter G. Wolynes, Bridging the gap between the mode coupling and the random first order transition theories of structural relaxation in liquids, Phys. Rev. E., 72, 031509 (2005).
  • Sarika M. Bhattacharyya And Zhen-Gang Wang and Ahmed H. Zewail, Dynamics of Water near a Protein Surface, J. Phys. Chem. B., 106, 6617 (2003).

Research Interest

  • Theory AND Computational Science
  • Complex Fluids AND Polymer Engineering
  • Polymer Physics

Contact Details

Dr. Sarika Maitra Bhattacharyya

Office: H-102, Polymer and Advanced Materials Laboratory
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 3144
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