The overarching goal of our research is to understand the underlying microscopic mechanisms determining the key structure-property relationships in different classes of soft materials and how we can tune the different material properties for new and current technologies, especially in electrochemical energy applications. Our current research focuses on three main areas, namely, (i) Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents, (ii) Advanced Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy and its Applications, and (iii) Polymer Dynamics.

Research Areas:

  • Mesoscopic and interfacial dynamics in Ionic Liquids
  • Deep eutectic solvents for process engineering applications (specific focus on biomass processing and electrochemical applications)
  • Development of novel broadband dielectric techniques (access to ion and structural dynamics at the mesoscale)
  • Thin films of miktoarm copolymers: understanding the impact of molecular architecture on dynamics under confinement
  • Engineering next generation polymer electrolytes for actuators
  • Dynamics of polymer nanocomposites