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Alumnus Dr. Animangsu Ghatak promoted to Full Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

A former Lehigh University ChE graduate, Dr. Animangsu Ghatak (Ph.D. 2003) has been promoted to full professor and has been appointed as Gireesh Jankinath Chair Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Dr. Ghatak received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Lehigh in 2003 under the supervision of Professor Manoj Chaudhury. Subsequently, he pursued a postdoctoral position at Cambridge University, UK and Harvard University, USA studying instability and fracture of soft materials.

He joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 2004 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. Dr. Ghatak has received the Young Engineer Award of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2006, Humboldt Research Fellowship in 2010, and has published in Science, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Langmuir and Soft Matter. His research interests are in the areas of Adhesion, friction and fracture at soft interfaces, locomotion of soft objects, flow through microfluidic channels.

 

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