Ayusman Sen

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Coordinating Council Member
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Distinguished Professor, Chemistry

Research Summary

Research interests include catalytic hydrocarbon conversion and waste remediation; environmental chemistry; synthetic and mechanistic organotransition metal chemistry; nanocrystals and solid state materials; and homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, polymeric materials, nanomotors and nanofluids. His active research projects include catalytically-driven nanomotors, polymer synthesis, bottom-up assembly of ordered metamaterials and novel antimicrobial polymers and composites.

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Recent Publications

Enzymes as Active Matter

Ghosh, S., Somasundar, A. & Sen, A., Mar 10 2021, In: Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. 12, p. 177-200 24 p.

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Colloidal Assembly and Separation under UV-Induced Convective Flows and on Inclines

Kauffman, J. E., Tansi, B. M., LaSalle, C., Manna, R. K., Shklyaev, O. E., Balazs, A. C. & Sen, A., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: ChemNanoMat.

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Surface adhesion of viruses and bacteria: Defend only and/or vibrationally extinguish also?! A perspective

Kolel-Veetil, M., Sen, A. & Buehler, M. J., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: MRS Advances.

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Chemically Propelled Nano and Micromotors in the Body: Quo Vadis?

Somasundar, A. & Sen, A., Feb 4 2021, In: Small. 17, 5, 2007102.

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Achieving Independent Control over Surface and Bulk Fluid Flows in Microchambers

Tansi, B. M., Manna, R. K., Shklyaev, O. E., Peris, M. L., Balazs, A. C. & Sen, A., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

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Titania-Based Micro/Nanomotors: Design Principles, Biomimetic Collective Behavior, and Applications

Zhang, J., Song, J., Mou, F., Guan, J. & Sen, A., May 2021, In: Trends in Chemistry. 3, 5, p. 387-401 15 p.

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Chemically Powered Synthetic “Living” Systems

Gentile, K., Somasundar, A., Bhide, A. & Sen, A., Sep 10 2020, In: Chem. 6, 9, p. 2174-2185 12 p.

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Silver-Based Self-Powered pH-Sensitive Pump and Sensor

Gentile, K., Maiti, S., Brink, A., Rallabandi, B., Stone, H. A. & Sen, A., Jul 14 2020, In: Langmuir. 36, 27, p. 7948-7955 8 p.

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Light-Induced Dynamic Control of Particle Motion in Fluid-Filled Microchannels

Kauffman, J. E., Laskar, A., Shklyaev, O. E., Balazs, A. C. & Sen, A., Sep 1 2020, In: Langmuir. 36, 34, p. 10022-10032 11 p.

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Mechanistic Study on the Efficient Conversion of d -Sorbitol to Iodohexanes Mediated by Hydroiodic Acid

Li, T., Jin, P., Zhang, Y., Huang, K., Long, J., Jiang, J., Liu, S., Sen, A. & Yang, W., Sep 30 2020, In: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 59, 39, p. 17173-17181 9 p.

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