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Sanket Deshmukh

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., University College Dublin, Ireland, 2009
  • M.Sc., University of Pune, Pune, India, 2004
  • B.Sc., University of Pune, Pune, India, 2002

Research Interests

  • Development of Computer Code for acceleration of molecular dynamics on ultra-high performance petascale supercomputers
  • Development of Simulation Techniques and Coarse-Grained Models to Study:
          1. Tribology at Nano- to Meso-scale
          2. Effect of surface chemistry, mechanical chemistry, and surrounding environment on friction
  • Structure-Property Relationships in Soft- and Bio-materials:
          1. Conformational transitions in smart-polymers and their composites/architectures
          2. Atomic-level structure of solvent at the polymer/solvent and bio-material/solvent interfaces
          3. Mechanisms of self-assembly at fluid/fluid and fluid/gas interfaces and in bulk
  • Corrosion:
          1. Adsorption of ions and structure of solvent at metal/metal oxide surfaces
          2. Mechanism of early stages of oxidation and oxide growth on metal/alloy surfaces