Academic Positions

  • Present 2013

    Professor

    Monash University, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 2012 2006

    Reader

    Monash University, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 2005 2001

    Senior Lecturer

    Monash University, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 2001 2000

    Associate Professor

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 2000 1999

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

    University of Kaiserslautern, Department of Mathematics

  • 2000 1995

    Assistant Professor

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 1995 1994

    Visiting Faculty

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • 1994 1993

    Research Associate

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Theoretical Polymer Physics Group

  • 1993 1991

    Research Associate

    Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Theory of Condensed Matter Group

  • 1991 1990

    Scientist C

    National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Chemical Engineering Division

Education & Training

  • G.C.H.E. 2004

    Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

    Monash University

  • Ph.D. 1989

    Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Science

  • M.S.1984

    Master of Science in Chemical Engineering

    University of Akron

  • B.Tech1981

    Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Visiting Appointments & Sabbaticals

  • July 2015Present

    Visiting Professor

    University of Warwick, UK, Department of Chemistry

  • August 2018September 2018

    Visiting Associate

    California Institute of Technology, USA, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • May 2014June 2014

    CECAM Guest hosted by the CECAM Node for Soft Matter and Statistical Mechanics

    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Theory Group

  • March 2014April 2014

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • January 2014February 2014

    Visiting Fellow

    Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry & Research School of Physics and Engineering

  • December 2006January 2007

    Visiting Professor

    Rice University, USA, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • November 2006

    Stanford University, USA, Department of Chemical Engineering

  • July 2006August 2006

    Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow

    Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, Theory Group

  • November 1997December 1997

    Participant in program on “Jamming and Rheology: Constrained Dynamics on Microscopic and Macroscopic Scales”

    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, USA

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 —
    Fellow of the Society of Rheology, USA
  • 2016 —
    Australian representative on the International Committee on Rheology
  • 2008 —
    Editor-in-Chief of the Korea-Australia Rheology Journal
  • 2017-2019
    Member of the American Society of Rheology Bingham Medal Award Committee
  • 2010
    Listed in Monash University’s top 250 researchers
  • 2006 - 2008
    President of the Australian Society of Rheology
  • 1999 - 2000
    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 1991
    Professor N. R. Kuloor memorial gold medal for the best PhD thesis in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science