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Department of Chemical Engineering

The Hatton Group


Vinay Raman
PhD. in Chemical Engineering
Advisors: Prof. T. Alan Hatton, Prof. Bradley D. Olsen

Phone: 617.838.5715

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, MIT (2013)
M. S. in Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT (2009)
Bachelors in Technology, IIT Madras, India (2007)

Work Experience:
BlackRock Inc./MIT-Sloan, Cambridge, MA (2012)
Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Basel, Switzerland (2009)
National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, Golden, Colorado (2009)
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006)

Selected Publications:
V. Raman, A. Bose, B. D. Olsen, T. A. Hatton, “Long-range Ordering of Diblock Copolymer Domains by Chaining of Superparamagnetic nanoparticles in External Magnetic Fields”(Accepted to  Macromolecules, doi:
V. Raman,  A. Bose, B. D. Olsen, T. A. Hatton, “Long-range Ordering of Symmetric Block-copolymers by Chaining of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in External Magnetic Fields”, Bulletin of American Physical Society: APS March Meeting, Volume 57 (1) (2012)
V. Raman, A. Abbas, W. Zhu, Particle grinding by high-intensity ultrasound: Kinetic modeling and identification of breakage mechanisms”, AIChE, Volume 57 (8), 2011
V. Raman, A. Abbas, “Experimental Investigations on ultrasound mediated particle breakage”, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Vol. 15 (1), 2008, Pages 55-64
Research Summary
My research focus is to design block copolymer - nanoparticle composite thin films, using polymer-field theoretic simulations and experiments, for photonic and functional thin-film applications.

  • Computational Modeling of Self-assembly in Block Copolymer – Nanoparticle mixtures using SCFT/HPF simulations (GPU based); Expertise: Parallel computing (C++, Matlab), Computational Fluid Dynamics (Fluent), and Finite Element Modeling
  • Surface functionalization of Superparamagnetic nanoparticles; Efficient dispersion in Block Copolymer domains, Imaging by SEM, TEM and AFM




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