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Pramod Mathai

Pramod Mathai is a CNST/UMD Research Scientist in the Nanofabrication Research Group.  He received a B. Tech. in Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park.  He is interested in applications at the interface of physics, control and information theory.  His doctoral research focused on understanding how reduced order models of sub-systems can be interconnected to reproduce whole system behavior in applications such as heat dissipation in electronic chips and iso-electric focusing of proteins. Before returning to the CNST as a CNST/UMD Research Scientist, Pramod developed microfluidic and electrokinetic techniques for manipulating colloidal nanoparticles while working as a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Bioengineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park.   He is currently working with Samuel M. Stavis to develop optical measurement methods and instruments to simultaneously image and track the motion of nanoscale objects in fluidic environments. 

Selected Publications
  • Simultaneous positioning and orientation of single nano-wires using flow control, P. P. Mathai, P. T. Carmichael, B. A. Shapiro, and J. A. Liddle, RSC Advances 3, 2677–2682 (2013).
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  • Multiple electrokinetic actuators for feedback control of colloidal crystal size, J. J. Juárez, P. P. Mathai, J. A. Liddle, and M. A. Bevan, Lab on a Chip 12, 4063–4070 (2012).
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  • Feedback control of microflows, M. Armani, Z. Cummins, J. Gong, P. Mathai, R. Probst, C. Ropp, E. Waks, S. Walker, and B. Shapiro, in Feedback Control of MEMS to Atoms (Springer US, Boston, MA, 2011), p. 269-319.
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  • Simultaneous positioning and orientation of a single nano-object by flow control: theory and simulations, P. P. Mathai, A. J. Berglund, J. Alexander Liddle, and B. A. Shapiro, New Journal of Physics 13, 013027 (2011).
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Position:

CNST/UMD Research Scientist
CNST
Nanofabrication Research Group

Education:

B. Tech Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering University of Maryland, College Park

Contact

Phone: 301-975-6509
Email: pramod.mathai@nist.gov