Pijush Ghosh

Professor

Ph.D., North Dakota State University (USA), (2006)

M.Tech., IIT Kanpur(2002)

B.E., Bengal Engineering College, Howrah,(1998)

914422574060

pijush[at]iitm[.]ac[.]in

 Research Interest

 Office Location

   Professor ,
    Department of Applied Mechanics & Biomedical Engineering,
   IIT Madras, Chennai - 600036.
   Office: +91-44-2257-4060
   Email: pijush@iitm.ac.in

 2021 - Present

 Professor

 IT Madras

 2016 - 2021

 Associate Professor

 IIT Madras

 2011 - 2016

 Assistant Professor

 IIT Madras

 2008 - 2011

 Geotechnical Engineer

 URS Corporations (Maryland, USA)

 2006 - 2008

 Postdoctoral Fellow

 Johns Hopkins University (USA)

 1998 - 2000

 Site Engineer

 Bridge & Roof India Ltd.

  • Smruti Parimita, Amit Kumar, Hariharan Krishnasway, Pijush Ghosh, “ Solvent triggered shape morphism of 4D printed hydrogels”, Journal of Manufacturing, Process, 2022
  • Amit Kumar, Raja Rajamanickam, Raja, Joyita Hazra, Nitish R Mahapatra, Pijush Ghosh; “Engineering the non-morphing point of actuation for controlled drug release by hydrogel bilayer across the pH spectrum” ACS Applied Materials Interface, 2022
  • Sanghamitra Debta, Sonam Butia; Dillip Satapathy,; Pijush Ghosh; “Intrinsic-water desorption induced thermomechanical response of hydrogels” Soft Matter, 18, 8285, 2022
  • Sanghamitra Debta. Pramod Kumbhar, Ratna Kumar Anabattula, Pijush Ghosh, “Anomalous temperature dependent stiffness evolution in hydrogels”, Materials Letter, 2022
  • Aleena Alex, Nirrupama Kamala Ilango, Pijush Ghosh, “Interface microstructure based mechanical property evaluation of C-S-H” Materials in Civil Engineering, 2022
  • Nidhi Murali; Pratik Gujar; Pijush Ghosh, “Performance of clay-epoxy interface at different points on proctor curve”, Applied Clay Science, 226, 2022
  • Rajesh Kumar Meena, Sri Datta Rapaka, Raghunandan Pratoori, Ratna Kumar Annabattula and Pijush Ghosh “An embedded interface regulates the underwater actuation of solvent-responsive soft grippers” Soft Matter, 18, 372-381, 2022
  • Pratik Gujar; Manu Santhanam; Pijush Ghosh, “Evaluation of interfacial strength between hydrating cement paste and epoxy coating”, Construction & Building Materials, 2021
  • Ghosh, Debasmita; Ganayee, Mohd Azhardin; Som, Anirban; Srikrishnarka, Pillalamarri; Murali, Nidhi; Bose, Sandeep; Chakraborty, Amrita; Mondal, Biswajit; Ghosh, Pijush; Pradeep, Thalappil, “Hierarchical Assembly of Atomically Precise Metal Clusters as a Luminescent Strain Sensor" ACS Applied Materials Interface, 2021
  • Rumiaya Pervin, Pijush Ghosh and Madivala G. Basavaraj “EngineeringPolymer Film Porosity for Solvent Triggered Actuation” Soft Matter, 2021
  • Nirrupama Kamala Ilango, Pratik Gujar, Ashwin KonanurNagesh, Aleena Alex, Pijush Ghosh, “Interfacial adhesion mechanism between organic polymer coating and hydrating cement paste” Cement and Concrete Composites, 115, 103856, 2021
  • Raghunandan Pratoori, Rajesh Kumar Meena, Pijush Ghosh, Ratna Kumar Annabattula, “Coupled diffusion–deformation behavior of stimuli-responsive thin polymer films” Mechanics of Materials, 152, 103648, 2021
  • Samba Siva Vadla, Payel Bandyopadhyay, Subish John, Pijush Ghosh, Somnath C Roy, “TiO2 Nanotube Arrays on Flexible Kapton Substrates for Photo-Electrochemical Solar Energy Conversion” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, 11715-11724, 2020
  • Korath Shivan Sugi, Payel Bandyopadhyay, Mohammad Bodiuzzaman, Abhijit Nag, Manjapoyil Hridya, Wakeel Ahmed Dar, Pijush Ghosh and Thalappil Pradeep “Manifestation of Structural Differences of Atomically Precise Cluster-Assembled Solids in Their Mechanical Properties” Chemistry of Materials, 32, 18, 7973-7984, 2020
  • Ashwin Konanur Nagesh, Nirrupama Kamala Ilango, Aleena Alex, and Pijush Ghosh, “Effect of Pore Solution Calcium and Substrate Calcium on PMMA/Cement Paste Interface during Early Stages of Hydration” Journal of American Ceramic Society, 2020
  • VP Anju, Raghunandan Pratoori, Deepak Kumar Gupta, Rajendra Ganapat Joshi, Ratna Kumar Annabattula, Pijush Ghosh “Controlled Shape Morphing of Solvent Free Thermoresponsive Soft Actuators” Soft Matter, 2020
  • Payel Bandyopadhyay, Mrinal Dwivedi, Hariharan Krishnaswamy, Pijush Ghosh, “Prediction of glass transition temperature and Young's modulus of an inaccessible polymer substrate in changing environment” Polymer, 191, 122274, 2020
  • Rumaiya Pervin, Pijush Ghosh, Madivala G Basavaraj, "Tailoring pore distribution in polymer films via evaporation induced phase separation" RSC Advances, 9, 15593-15605, 2019
  • G. Mallikarjunachari, Pijush Ghosh, "The Pile-up Response of Polymer Thin Films to Static and Dynamic Loading " Thin Solid Films, 677, 1-12, 2019
  • Aleena Alex, Nirrupama Illango, Pijush Ghosh, "Comparative Role of Chain Scission and Solvation in the Biodegradation of Polylactic Acid (PLA)" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122(41), 9516-9526, 2018
  • Santhosh Mathesan, Madhusmita Tripathy, Anand Srivastava, Pijush Ghosh, " Non-Affine Deformation of Free Volume during Strain Dependent Diffusion in Polymer Thin Films" Polymer, 155, 177-186, 2018
  • G. Suresh, Sanjay Jatav, G. Mallikarjunachari, M. S. Ramachandra Rao, Pijush Ghosh, and Dillip K. Satapathy, "Influence of Microstructure on Nanomechanical Properties of Polymorphic Phases of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)", Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122, 8591-8600, 2018
  • Korath Sivan Sugi, G. Mallikarjunachari, Anirban Som, Pijush Ghosh, T. Pradeep, "Probing the Mechanical Response of Luminescent Dithiol-Protected Ag29(BDT)12(TPP)4 Cluster Crystals" CHEMNANOMAT,10.1002/cnma.201700371, 2018
  • Amrita Rath, P. M. Geethu, Santhosh Mathesan, Dillip K Satapathy, Pijush Ghosh, " Solvent Triggered Irreversible Shape Morphism of Biopolymer Films" Soft Matter, 14, 1672, 2018
  • Santhosh Mathesan, Amrita Rath, Pijush Ghosh, "Insights on Water Dynamics in the Hygromorphic Phenomenon of Biopolymer Films" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2017
  • G. Mallikarjunachari, Pijush Ghosh, "Application of Nanomechanical Response of Wrinkled Thin Films in Surface Feature Generation" European Polymer Journal, 2017
  • Aleena Alex, Ashwin K. Nagesh, Pijush Ghosh "Surface dissimilarity affects critical distance of influence for confined water" RSC Advances, 7, 3573-3584, 2017
  • Amrita Rath, Santhosh Mathesan, Pijush Ghosh " Folding Behaviour and Molecular Mechanism of Cross- Linked Biopolymer Film in Response to Water" Soft Matter, 12,9210,2016
  • G. Mallikarjunachari, Pijush Ghosh, "Analysis of strength and response of polymer nano thin film interfaces applying nanoindentation and nanoscratch techniques" Polymer, 90, 53-56, 2016
  • G. Mallikarjunachari, Pijush Ghosh, "Nanomechanical study of polymer-polymer thin film interface under applied service conditions", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2016
  • Santhosh Mathesan, Amrita Rath, Pijush Ghosh, "Molecular mechanisms in deformation of cross-linked hydrogel nanocomposite", Materials Science & Engineering C, 59, 157-16, 2016
  • Amrita Rath, Santhosh Mathesan, Pijush Ghosh, "Nanomechanical characterization and molecular mechanism study of nanoparticle reinforced and cross-linked chitosan biopolymer" Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 55, 42-52, 2016
  • Priyanthi, M. Amarasinghey, A. Anandarajah, Pijush Ghosh, "Molecular dynamic study of capillary forces on clay particles", Applied Clay Science, 88-89, 170-177, 2014.
  • Chakroborty, P., Das, A., and Ghosh, P., Determining reliability of an asphalt mix design: case of Marshall method, Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2010, p. 31
  • Pijush Ghosh, Dinesh Katti, Kalpana Katti. “Molecular Mechanisms Responsible for Enhanced Mechanical Behavior of Proteins in the Proximity of Mineral in a Biological Nanocomposite Nacre.” Journal of NanoMaterials, Article ID; 582973, 2008.
  • Pijush Ghosh, Dinesh Katti, Kalpana Katti. “Mineral proximity influences mechanical response of proteins in biological mineral-protein hybrid systems” Biomacromolecules, 8,851-856, 2007.
  • You, Min., Spangler, James., Li, Edwin., Han, Xue., Ghosh, Pijush., Hristova, Kalina., “Effect of pathogenic cysteine mutations on FGFR3 transmembrane domain dimerization in detergents and lipid bilayers.” Biochemistry, 46(39), 11039-11046, 2007.
  • Katti, D., Schmidt, S., Ghosh, P., and Katti, K., “Steered molecular dynamics simulations of dry and hydrated sodium montmorillonite interlayer.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44, 425-435, 2007.
  • Pijush Ghosh, Dinesh R. Katti, Kalpana S. Katti., “Impact of b-Sheet Conformations on the Mechanical Response of Protein in Biocomposites.” Materials and Manufacturing Process: 21, 276-282, 2006.
  • Kalpana S. Katti, Debashis Sikdar, Dinesh R. Katti, Pijush Ghosh, Devendra Verma., “Molecular interactions in intercalated organically modified clay in clay-polycapralactone nanocomposites: Experments. and Modeling.” Polymer, 47, 403-414, 2006.
  • Katti, D., Ghosh, P., Schmidt, S., and Katti, K, Evaluation of Mechanical Response of Montmorillonite with positively charged amino acids in the interlayer. Biomacromolecules, 6, 3276-3282, 2005.
  • Katti, D., Schmidt, S., Ghosh, P., and Katti, S., “Modeling Response of Clay Interlayer to Applied Stress Using Steered Molecular Dynamics.” Clays and Clay Minerals, Vol. 53, No. 2, 171-178, 2005.
  • Schmidt, S., Katti, D., Ghosh, P., and Katti, K. Evolution of Mechanical Response of Sodium Montmorillonite Interlayer with Increasing Hydration by Molecular Dynamics. Langmuir, 8069-8076, 2005.

 Research Scholars

  • Vijith S - Ph.D
  • Smruti - Ph.D
  • Chaitanya Joshi - MS
  • Pawan Kumar - MTech
  • Arunkrishnan - Senior Project Associate
  • Sanghamitra Debta - Ph.D
  • Ashwin K N - Ph.D
  • Nidhi Murali - Ph.D
  • Amit Kumar - Ph.D

 Graduated Students

  • Mallikarjunachari G - Ph.D
  • Amrita Rath - Ph.D
  • Santhosh Mathesan - Ph.D
  • Raghunandan Pratoori - MS
  • Aleena Alex - Ph.D
  • Nirrupama - M.S
  • Payel Bandhyopadhay - Postdoc
  • Anju V.P - Postdoc
  • Pratik Gujar - Ph.D
  • Rumiaya Parvin - Ph.D

 Past Research

  • Influence of Mineral Proximity on Mechanics Protein Domain
  • Mechanics of Clay Interlayer with different degrees of hydration
  • Modeling and Synthesis of Polymer Clay Nanocomposites (PCN)