Srivastava Lab

Group News

2021

  • [May 2021] Samanvaya presents on the group's research at UCLA.

  • [Apr. 2021] Samanvaya presents on the group's research at Ohio University.

  • [Mar. 2021] Shang, Defu, and Advait present their research at the APS March meeting.

2020

  • [Dec. 2020] Vaqar successfully completes his M.S. thesis and heads to the corporate world. Congratulations and all the best!

  • [Dec. 2020] Divya successfully completes her prospectus exam, and Holly successfully completes her written qualifying exam!

  • [Dec. 2020] The latest paper Samanvaya’s postdoc research with Dr. Lu Li and Dr. Artem Rumyantsev on the effects of solvent quality on polyelectrolyte complex phase behavior appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]

  • [Nov. 2020] Our group receives the NSF CAREER award. This award will support our work on multifunctional PEC hydrogels. Link

  • [Nov. 2020] Holly Senebandith joins our group as a graduate student from Chemistry and Biochemistry. Welcome, Holly!

  • [Nov. 2020] Our group presents three talks at the AIChE annual meeting.

  • [Nov. 2020] Samanvaya presents an invited talk at the 32nd International Conference on Science and Technology of Complex Fluids.

  • [Oct. 2020] Our review on SAXS Methods for Polyelectrolyte Complexes with Amanda Marciel, Jeff Ting, and Matthew Tirrell appears in Methods in Enzymology. [PDF]

  • [Sept. 2020] Samanvaya is named among the newest class of 35 Under 35 Award by AIChE. Link

  • [Sept. 2020] Advait and Defu successfully complete their prospectus exams!

  • [Aug. 2020] Our paper on temperature effects in portlandite suspensions with the Sant Group appears in Langmuir. [PDF]

  • [Aug. 2020] Samanvaya’s postdoc research with Dr. Lu Li on the effects of non-electrostatic intermolecular interactions on polyelectrolyte complex phase behavior appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]

  • [Aug. 2020] Samanvaya presents an invited talk at the 3M Company.

  • [Jul. 2020] Our group's first research contribution on time-ionic strength superposition in polyelectrolyte complex rheology appears in ACS Macro Letters. Congrats Vaqar! [PDF]

  • [Jul. 2020] Samanvaya’s postdoc research on PEC hydrogels appears in Macromolecules. [PDF]

  • [Jun. 2020] Matthew Salazar joins our group as a UC-LEADS student from UCSB. Welcome, Matthew!

  • [Jun. 2020] Xingwu Zhou graduates with MS from UCLA and heads to UMich for a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. All the best Bob!

  • [May 2020] Our group receives funding from the Mattress Recycling Council to study upcycling of polyurethane foams.

  • [Mar. 2020] Our paper on rheology of portlandite suspensions with the Sant Group appears in Soft Matter. [PDF]