Priti S. Mohanty

Associate Professor

"After finishing a Ph.D. in physics (Specialization: Soft Condensed Matter) in 2005 from IGCAR, Kalpakkam, Dr. Mohanty moved to Kyoto University, Japan as a Post-doctoral fellow. Then in the year of 2006, he moved to the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Subsequently, he got selected in the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt (AVH) fellowship and then moved to RWTH Aachen University, Germany in 2007 and spent almost two years. After that, he again moved back to Switzerland (University of Fribourg) in 2009 under the SNF project. Later on, he worked as a Researcher at Lund University, Sweden for a few years. He joined KIIT university in 2014 July as a faculty member in the School of Biotechnology and later as joint faculty in newly opened school of chemical technology.

His teaching subjects: Physics and Nanobiotechnology to Integrated Biotechnology students.

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Educational Qualification
MSc and M.Phil in Physics from University of Hyderabad and PhD in Physics from IGCAR, Kalpakkam

Research Interests
Material Science and Biophysics

Sanctioned Projects: (As a Principal Investigator)
  1. DBT, BIRAC (2015)
  2. SERB, DST (2015)
  3. CSIR (2016)
  4. CEO, DBT (2018)
  5. DST-JSPS (2018)

Administrative Responsibility
  1. Website maintenance in-charge of school of chemical technology
  2. In-charge of physics lab, Mentoring students in tutor-mentor program

Awards & Honours
  1. DST-JSPS Cooperative Research for Indo-Japan collaboration (2018).
  2. Fellowship from Swedish National Foundation, Sweden for carrying out research (2012)
  3. Fellowship from Swiss National Foundation, Switzerland for carrying out research (2009)
  4. Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany (2007).
  5. Fellowship from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan (2005)
  6. Awarded JRF & SRF for carrying out Ph.D (1999).
  7. Awarded National Scholarship in High School Certificate Examination (1990-1995).

    American Chemical Society

    Outreach Activity
    1. Sometimes giving popular scientific talks for undergraduate students
    2. Mentoring students for their professional carriers
    3. Involvement of students in mini-scientific activities.

Journals/Conferences :
1) Kunal Samantaray, Samir R. Mishra, Gopal Purohit and Priti S. Mohanty*. ""AC Electric Field Mediated Assembly of Bacterial Tetrads"", ACS Omega, 5881 (2020), 5.

2) Rohit K Singh, Prachi Bhol, Dindyal Mandal* and Priti S. Mohanty*. ""Stimuli-responsive photoluminescence soft hybrid microgel particles: synthesis and characterizations,Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter 044001 (2020),32.

3) Kiran Jathavedan, Suresh K. Bhat and Priti S. Mohanty*, ""Alternating electric-field-induced assembly of binary mixtures of soft repulsive ionic microgel colloids"" Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 88 (2019), 544.

4) Suhad Sbeih, Priti S. Mohanty, Michael R. Morrow and Anand Yethiraj, ""Structural parameters of soft PNIPAM microgel particles as a function of crosslink density"". Journal: Journal of Colloid & Interface Science 781(2019), 552.

5)Thiago Colla, Priti S. Mohanty, Sofi Nojd, Erik Bialik, Aaron Riede, Peter Schurtenberger and Christos N. Likos, ""Self-Assembly of Ionic Microgels Driven by an
Alternating Electric Field: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments"" ACS Nano 4321 (2018), 12. (Note: The experimental groups are Priti S. Mohanty, Sofi Nojd, Peter Schurtenberger)

6) Priti S. Mohanty, Sofi Nojd, Kitty van Gruijthuijsen, Jer´ ome J. Crassous, Marc Obiols- Rabasa , Ralf Schweins, Anna Stradner and Peter Schurtenberger, ""Interpenetration of polymeric microgels at ultrahigh densities, Scientific Reports (Nature), 1487 (2017) 7.

7) K. Samantaray, P. Bhol, B. Sahoo, S. K. Barik, K. Jathavedan, B.R. Sahu, M. Suar, S.K. Bhat and Priti S. Mohanty*, “Template-Free Assembly in Living Bacterial Suspension
under an External Electric Field” ACS Omega, 1019 (2017), 2.

8) {Smith Sagar Satapathy, Prachi Bhol}#, Aswathy Chakkarambath, Jagdeep Mohanta, Kunal Samantaray, Suresh K. Bhat, Subhendu K. Panda, Priti S. Mohanty* , Satyabrata Si* ""Thermo-responsive PNIPAM-metal hybrids: An efficient nanocatalyst for the reduction of 4-nitrophenol"", Applied Surface Science, 753 (2017), 420. #: Joint First Author

9) Priti S. Mohanty, S. Nöjd, M. J. Bergman, G. Nägele, S. Arrese-Igor, A. Alegria, R.Roa, Peter Schurtenberger and J. K. G. Dhont, ""Dielectric spectroscopy of ionic microgel suspensions"", Soft Matter, 9705 (2016) 12. (Published as a Cover Communication).

10) Priti S. Mohanty*, Payam Bagheri, Sofi Nöjd, Anand Yethiraj*, Peter Schurtenberger ""Multiple path-dependent routes for phase transition kinetics in thermo-responsive and field-responsive ultra-soft colloids"", Physical Review X, 011030 (2015), 5.

Books :
"Book Title: Hydrogel Micro- and Nanoparticles
Chapter Title: Dynamical arrest and crystallization in dense microgel suspensions
Authors: Priti S. Mohanty, Divya Paloli, Jerome Crassous and Peter Schurtenberger Publisher: WILEY-VCH, Editors: L. A. Lyon and Michael J. Serpe, Year: 2012."