Rabibrata Mukherjee is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, where he joined in May 2009. Prior to joining IIT Kharagpur, he was a Scientist at Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata for 12 years. A B.Tech.fromJadavpur University in 1994 and M Tech from IIT Kharagpur in 2003, Rabibrata obtained his PhD in 2007 from IIT Kanpur, under the guidance of Prof. Ashutosh Sharma. For his PhD thesis he won the prestigious Shah Schulman Best PhD thesis award in colloids and interfacial science from IIChE in 2008. His present research interest includes: instability and dewetting of thin polymer films, soft lithography, polymer blends, nano fluidics, organics solar cells, super-hydrophobicity etc. So far, he has published 34 journals papers, some of which are in high end journals such as Nano Letters, Nanoscale,ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Macromolecules, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Langmuir, Soft Matter, Applied Physics Letter, etc. He has also co–authored 5 book chapters and holds 4 Indian Patents. He received the CSIR Young Scientist Award in 2007 and the MRSI Medal in 2014. He also got the best teaching feedback at IIT Kharagpur in 2015 for his course “Instability and Patterning of Thin Polymer Films”.
1. Alternative Lithography”, C. M. Sotomayor Torres (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Press, 2003.
2. Creating Micro and Nano Patterns on Polymeric Materials”, A del Campo and E. Arzt (Ed), Wiley, 2011.
3. “Micro Fluidics and Micro Scale Transport Process”, Suman Chakraborty (Ed), CRC Press, 2013