Dr. Nandini Bhandaru

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering

Nanotechnology, Soft Lithography, Superhydrophobic surfaces, Polymer thin films
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Publications in International Journals:   

  1. Pichkari Saikiran, D. Purnima and Nandini Bhandaru*, Contact line motion in dewetted polymer droplets on anisotropic nanopatterned surfaces, Soft Matter, 19, 4982–4990, 2023.
  2. Pichkari Saikiran, Mayuri Dhole and Nandini Bhandaru*, Durability studies of underwater superoleophobic graphene oxide coated wire mesh, Nanoscale Advances, 5, 1060, 2023.
  3. Nandini Bhandaru* and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Ordering in Dewetting of a Thin Polymer Bilayer with a Topographically Patterned Interface, Macromolecules, 54, 10, 4517–4530, 2021.
  4. Nandini Bhandaru*, Gagandeep Kaur, Apurva Panjla and Sandeep Verma, Spin Coating Mediated Morphology Modulation in Self Assembly of Peptides, Nanoscale, 13, 8884–8892, 2021.
  5. Nandini Bhandaru*, Solvo-selective Imprinting of a Thin Polymer Blend Film for Creating Multi-length scale Patterns, Bull. Mater. Sci., 43, 180, 2020.
  6. Nandini Bhandaru, Neha Agrawal, Meneka Banik, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Ashutosh Sharma, Hydrophobic Recovery of Cross-Linked Polydimethylsiloxane Films and its Consequence in Soft Nano Patterning, Bull. Mater. Sci., 43, 186, 2020.
  7. Sharon Mariam Varughese and Nandini Bhandaru*, Durability of Submerged Hydrophobic Surfaces, Soft Matter, 16, 1692–1701, 2020.
  8. Saumyadwip Bandyopadhyay, Shreshth Khare, Nandini Bhandaru, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Suman Chakraborty, High Temperature Durability of Oleoplaned Slippery Copper Surfaces, Langmuir, 36, 15, 4135–4143, 2020.
  9. Ravi Bolleddu, Snigdha Chakraborty, Mitradip Bhattacharjee, Nandini Bhandaru, Siddharth Thakur, Partho Sarathi Gooh-Pattader, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Pattern-Directed Phase Transitions and VOC Sensing of Liquid Crystal Films, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 59, 5, 1902–1913, 2020.
  10. Sumita Sahoo, Nandini Bhandaru and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Reversible morphological switching and deformation hysteresis in electric field mediated instability of thin elastic films, Soft Matter, 15, 3828–3834, 2019.
  11. Poulomi Chakrabarty, Narendar Gogurla, Nandini Bhandaru, Samit Kumar Ray, Rabibrata Mukherjee, Enhanced performance of hybrid self-biased heterojunction photodetector on Soft-lithographically patterned organic platform, Nanotechnology, 29, 505301, 2018.
  12. Palash Dhara, Nandini Bhandaru, Anuja Das and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Transition from Spin Dewetting to continuous film in spin coating of Liquid Crystal 5CB, Scientific Reports, 8, 7169, 2018.
  13. Meneka Banik, Nandini Bhandaru and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Transfer printing of colloidal crystals based on UV mediated degradation of a polymer thin film, Chem. Commun., 54, 3484–3487, 2018.
  14. Xiangyu Liu, Nandini Bhandaru, Meneka Banik, Xiaoteng Wang, Abdullah M. Al-Enizi, Alamgir Karim, and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Capillary force lithography pattern-directed self-assembly (CFL-PDSA) of phase-separating polymer blend thin films, ACS Omega, 3, 2161–2168, 2018.
  15. Nandini Bhandaru, Alamgir Karim and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Directed ordering of phase-separated domains and dewetting of thin polymer blend films on a topographically patterned substrate, Soft Matter, 13, 4709 – 4719, 2017.
  16. Nandini Bhandaru, Ashutosh Sharma and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Programmable nanopatterns by controlled debonding of soft elastic films, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 19409−19416, 2017.
  17. Saumyadwip Bandyopadhyay, Ranabir Dey, Kiran Raj M., Nandini Bhandaru, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Suman Chakraborty, Mixing characteristics in microchannels with biomimetic superhydrophobic (Lotus leaf replica) walls, Microfluid. Nanofluid. 21, 152, 2017.
  18. Nandini Bhandaru, Anuja Das and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Confinement induced ordering in dewetting of ultra-thin polymer bilayers on nanopatterned substrates, Nanoscale, 8, 1073–1087, 2016.
  19. Monika Rajput, Nandini Bhandaru, Anji Anura, Mousumi Pal, Barnali Pal, Ranjan Rashmi Paul, Jyotirmoy Chatterjee and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Differential behavior of normal and fibrotic fibroblast under synergistic influence of micropillar topography and rigidity of honey/silk-fibron substrate, ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2, 1528 – 1539, 2016.
  20. Nandini Bhandaru, Partho Sarathi Goohpattader, Danish Faruqui, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Ashutosh Sharma. Solvent-vapor-assisted dewetting of pre-patterned thin polymer films: control of morphology, order, and pattern miniaturization. Langmuir, 31, 3203 – 3214, 2015.
  21. Swapna Rekha Panda, Nandini Bhandaru, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Sirshendu De, Ultrafiltration of oily waste water: Contribution of surface roughness in membrane properties and fouling characteristics of polyacrylonitrile membranes. Can. J. Chem. Eng.  93, 2031 – 2042, 2015.
  22. Nandini Bhandaru, Anuja Das, Namrata Salunke and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Ordered Alternating Binary Polymer Nanodroplet Array by Sequential Spin Dewetting. Nano Lett., 14, 7009 – 7016, 2014.
  23. Monika Rajput, Nandini Bhandaru, Ananya Barui, Amrita Chaudhary, Ranjan Rashmi Paul, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Jyotirmoy Chatterjee, Nano-patterned honey incorporated silk fibroin membranes for improving cellular compatibility. RSC Adv., 4, 44647 – 44688, 2014.
  24. Sudeshna Roy, Nandini Bhandaru, Ritopa Das, G. Harikrishnan, and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Thermally tailored gradient topography surface on elastomeric thin films. ACS Applied Materials Interface, 6, 6579 – 6588, 2014.
  25. Ranabir Dey, Kiran Raj M., Nandini Bhandaru, Rabibrata Mukherjee and Suman Chakraborty, Tunable hydrodynamic characteristics in microchannels with biomimetic superhydrophobic (lotus leaf replica) wall. Soft Matter, 10, 3451 – 3462, 2014.
  26. Nandini Bhandaru, Sudeshna Roy, Suruchi, G. Harikrishnan, and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Lithographic tuning of polymeric thin film surfaces by stress relaxation, ACS Macro Lett., 2, 195 – 200, 2013.
  27. Rimlee Deb Roy, Devika Sil, Sunirmal Jana, Nandini Bhandaru, Shyamal Kumar Bhadra, Prasanta Kumar Biswas, and Rabibrata Mukherjee, Creation of self-organized complex meso patterns in sol-gel thin films by confined capillary dynamics. Ind. Engg. Chem. Res, 51, 9546 – 9553, 2012.