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Indrani Chakraborty

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics,
BITS-Pilani K. K. Birla Goa Campus,
Zuarinagar, Goa-403726 
  
Office: K.K. Birla Goa campus 
Email: indranic@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in, indranic6@gmail.com
Phone: 0832-2580-
 
 
Dr. Indrani Chakraborty did her PhD from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai in 2014 on structure-property relationships in nanomaterials. During her PhD, she worked on stabilizing and studying the properties of novel crystallographic phases of common silver as films and nanorods. While working with nanorod arrays, she grew interested in the exquisite structures produced by the self-assembly of the nanorods. Later she moved into the area of experimental soft matter physics and self-assembly with two successive post-doctoral fellowships in Leiden University, The Netherlands (2014-2016) and Tel Aviv University, Israel (2017-2020). She joined BITS-Goa in September 2020. 
 
Her research interests include understanding self-assembly in soft-matter and biological systems and 'programming' it to build mechanical joints and complex architectures in the microscale. She uses colloidal particles as building blocks and specific, tunable local interactions as glue to stitch together micro-objects. She is also interested in understanding the physics of diffusion in complex biological environments and the mechanisms of weak biological interactions that govern vital processes in our bodies. Her work encompasses colloidal physics and chemistry, particle tracking analysis, confocal microscopy and optical trapping. She is also interested in development of biomimetic nanomaterials for a wide range of applications.
 

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