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Prateek Jha
Prateek Kumar Jha Assistant Professor pkjchfch[at]iitr.ac.in +91-1332-284810 (O) Website
Areas of Interest
  • Molecular Simulations, Polymer Physics, Drug Delivery, Charged systems
Professional Background
FromToDesignationOrganisation
2014-Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20122014Postdoctoral Research FellowUniversity of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA
20062007Research AssistantIIT Bombay
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
INSPIRE faculty fellowshipDST2014
Finalist for Frank J. Padden Jr. Award for excellence in polymer physics researchAmerican Physical Society2012
Distinguished Graduate Researcher AwardDepartment of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University2011
McCormick terminal year fellowshipNorthwestern University2011
NERC FellowshipNorthwestern University2010
MRSEC FellowshipNorthwestern University2008
Murphy FellowNorthwestern University2007
Merit ScholarshipNIT Warangal2001
Merit certificate for outstanding performance in MathematicsCBSE1997
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
PhDChemical EngineeringNorthwestern University, USA2012
M.Tech.Chemical EngineeringIIT Bombay2006
B.Tech.Chemical EngineeringNIT Warangal2004
Administrative Background
FromToDesignationOrganisationLevel
2016currentFaculty adviser, Photography SectionIIT Roorkee
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
In-vitro dissolution experiments and multi scale simulations of responsive polymer-drug formulationSERB2016
DST-INSPIRE fellowshipDST2014
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Process Modeling and SimulationCH-401B.Tech. & IDD, 4th yearAutumn
Industrial InstrumentationCHN-210B. Tech. 2nd yrSpring
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reactor DesignCH-564M. Tech. & PhDSpring
Polymer Physics and RheologyCHN-411B. Tech, 4th yrAutumn
Engineering Analysis and Process ModelingCHN-302B. Tech. 3rd yrSpring
Introduction to Chemical EngineerinngCHN-101B. Tech. 1st yrAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Comparative Assessment of Biodiesel Production Processes using Aspen Plus SimulationsArchhit Trichal
ATOMISTIC MOLECULAR DYNAMICS SIMULATIONS OF THERMALLY RESPONSIVE POLYMERIC DRUG CARRIERSBhanu Singh
MOLECULAR SIMULATION OF LIGHT SENSITIVE POLYMERSVikas Kumar
MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF CONTROLLED DRUG RELEASE FROM pH-RESPONSIVE POLYMERIC CARRIERSManohar Prasad
Mathematical Modeling of Controlled Drug Release in Oral DeliveryM Ramya Durga
Experimental investigation of the Rheological behavior of Bentonite clay SuspensionsMithilesh Kumar
MOLECULAR SIMULATION METHODS FOR pH RESPONSIVE MOLECULESPramanshu Rajput
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Molecular Simulations of PolyelectrolytesRatna Sandeep KatiyarO2014
Controlled Drug ReleaseAlok RanjanO2016
Multiscale simulationsRam SinghO2017
Participation in short term courses
Couse NameSponsored ByDate
Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and EngineeringUniversity of Michigan - Ann Arbor, USA2013
First Les Houches school in computational physics: soft matterEcole de Physique des Houches, France2011
Management for scientists and engineersKellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA2010
Special Lectures Delivered
TitlePlaceDate
Nanoscale Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering (QIP)IIT Roorkee2015
Molecular Simulations in Chemical Engineering (QIP)IIT Roorkee2016
Refereed Journal Papers
  1. R. S. Katiyar and P. K. Jha
    Phase behavior of aqueous polyacrylic acid solutions using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of model oligomers
    Polymer, 114, 266-276 (2017)
  2. R. D. Manga and P. K. Jha
    Mathematical models for controlled drug release through pH-responsive polymeric hydrogels
    Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 106(2), 629-638 (2017)
  3. W. Huang, R. Ramesh, P. K. Jha, and R. G. Larson
    A Systematic Coarse-Grained Model for Methylcellulose Polymers: Spontaneous Ring Formation at Elevated Temperature
    Macromolecules, 49(4), 1490-1503 (2016)
  4. P. K. Jha, P. S. Desai, J. Li, and R. G. Larson
    pH and Salt Effects on the Associative Phase Separation of Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolytes 
    Polymers, Special Issue "Polyelectrolytes 2014", 6(5), 1414-1436 (2014)
  5. P. K. Jha and R. G. Larson
    Assessing the Efficiency of Polymeric Excipients by Atomistic Molecular Dynamics Simulations 
    Molecular Pharmaceutics, 11(5), pp 1676-1686 (2014)
  6. R. Zhang, P. K. Jha, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Non-equilibrium ionic assemblies of oppositely charged nanoparticles 
    Soft Matter, 9, 5042-5051 (2013)
  7. P. K. Jha, V. Kuzovkov, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Flow-Assisted Polymerization 
    ACS Macro Letters, 1, pp 1393--1397 (2012) [COVER ARTICLE]
  8. P. K. Jha, J. W. Zwanikken, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Understanding Swollen-Collapsed and Re-entrant Transitions in Polyelectrolyte Nanogels by a Modified Donnan Theory 
    Soft Matter (Communication), 8, 9519-9522 (2012)
  9. K.-A. Wu, P. K. Jha, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Pattern Selection in Polyelectrolyte Gels by Nonlinear Elasticity 
    Macromolecules, 45 (16), 6652-6657 (2012)
  10. P. K. Jha, V. Kuzovkov, B. A. Grzybowski, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Dynamic Self-Assembly of Photo-switchable nanoparticles 
    Soft Matter, 8, 227-234 (2012)
  11. J. W. Zwanikken, P. K. Jha, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    A practical integral equation for the structure and thermodynamics of hard sphere Coulomb fluids 
    Journal of Chemical Physics, 135, 064106 (2011)
  12. P. K. Jha, J. W. Zwanikken, J. J. de Pablo, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Electrostatic Control of Nanoscale Phase Behavior of Polyelectrolyte Networks
    Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 15(6), 271-276 (2011)
  13. P. K. Jha, J. W. Zwanikken, F. A. Detcheverry, J. J. de Pablo, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Study of Volume Phase Transitions in Polymeric Nanogels by Theoretically Informed Coarse-Grained Simulations
    Soft Matter, 7, 5965-5975 (2011)
  14. K.-A. Wu, P. K. Jha, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Control of Nanophases in Polyelectrolyte Gels by Salt Addition
    Macromolecules 43, 9160-9167 (2010)
  15. P. K. Jha, R. Sknepnek, G. I. Guerrero-Garcia, M. Olvera de la Cruz
    A Graphics Processing Unit Implementation of Coulomb Interaction in Molecular Dynamics
    Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 6, 3058 (2010)
  16. P. K. Jha, F. J. Solis, J. J. de Pablo, and M. Olvera de la Cruz
    Nonlinear effects in the nanophase segregation of polyelectrolyte gels
    Macromolecules, 42, 6284-6289 (2009)
  17. P. K. Jha and M. Tirumkudulu
    Measurement of tack of Newtonian liquids on porous substrates
    Physics of Fluids 19, 123101 (2007)