Research Interests: Dr. Moudgil's current research interests are in the area of developing structure-property-performance correlations in particulate materials based nanoengineered systems for enhanced performance in bioimaging, diagnosis and therapies, crop protection, micro-electronics, advanced materials, minerals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and water purification applications. His additional research interests include developing nanoengineered particulate systems for photo-catalytic degradation of hazardous microbes, nanotoxicity, and polymer and surfactant coatings for solid-solid and solid-liquid separations. Overall, a systematic attempt for design based synthesis of engineered particulate systems is the focus of his on-going research endeavors that requires the development of the structure-property-performance correlations.
Undergraduate research in one of the projects of the Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems (CPaSS), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) at the University of Florida. The Center's mission is to advance, develop and promote greener surfactant & particle technologies, where 'greener' is defined as including or resulting in less hazardous reagents, energy/water/materials savings and more value added with little to no compromise in performance. Additional information on the Center's research program, projects, university sites, industry partners, facilities, etc., can be found at http://iucrc.perc.ufl.edu/.
Requirements: Strong skills in general chemistry and must be able to identify common laboratory apparatus and equipment. Students will assist Center researchers in setting up, conducting experiments, and analyzing results. Must also be familiar with general safety guidelines. Should be familiar with MS Office and related software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.). Must be able to communicate efficiently, prepare reports, and give oral presentations. Overall GPA above 3.25 (above 3.75 is preferred).
Time Commitment: 12-20 hours/week