Arijit Bose Research
Professor Bose’s current research encompasses colloidal and interfacial engineering, with specific efforts in the areas of nanoparticle/nanostructured materials synthesis and characterization, advanced uses for cryogenic transmission electron microscopy, soft colloid aggregate microstructure evolution and self-assembly dynamics and thermodynamics using both traditional probing techniques as well as microfluidics, and the development of novel self-healing materials. He has cofounded a company, Vitrimark, to commercialize findings in the area of biomarker discovery.
His research topics include:
Development of new methods/tools for direct nanoscale imaging of soft and hard materials
- Coupling of microfluidics with cryo-TEM. Diffusion-controlled mixing provides unique window into evolving soft colloidal structures.
- Blotless vitrification system for cryo-TEM that permits imaging of evolving systems at sub-second time scales while only exposing the sample to low shear.
- Examination of crystal growth from supersaturated solutions
- Collaboration with Prof. A. Tripathi, Brown University
- Funding: NSF, RI Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Particle-stabilized ‘Pickering’ emulsions
- Carbon black stabilized oil-in-water emulsions for oil spill remediation
- Role of surfactant-particle interactions in formation and stability of emulsions
- Role of particle morphology in stability of emulsions
- Collaboration with Prof. V. John, Tulane University
- Funding: NSF, Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Energy storage applications – novel electrolytes and electrode materials
- Examination of the solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) in lithium ion batteries using electron microscopy
- Understanding of function/microstructure relationships in Li-ion batteries to optimize performance
- Collaboration with Prof. B. Lucht, URI
- Funding: DOE-EPSCOR
Graphene-polymer Composite Materials
- Development of novel processes for isotropic dispersion of graphene into polymer melts
- Examination of electrical and mechanical properties of composites
- Collaboration with Profs. A. Shukla, URI, R. Hurt and A. Tripathi, Brown University.
- Funding: RI Science and Technology Advisory Council
- Development of novel technologies for autonomous crack healing in concrete
- Collaboration with Prof. R. Brown. A. Shukla, URI
- Funding: DHS, URI Transportation Research Center, RI Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology