Srivastava Lab

Group News

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 has been accepted for publication in Macromolecules.

  • [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 32th 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 heds 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]