Dr. V. Madhurima

Dr. V. Madhurima

Name: Dr. V. Madhurima
Designation: Professor
Phone: 944467728
Email: madhurima@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
V Madhurima obtained her Masters and PhD in Physics from IIT-Madras. After a stint of teaching, she did her post-doctoral work from University of Hyderabad under UPE scheme, and as CSIR-RA. She has been awarded the JNSTS award of Government of Tamil Nadu, a Merit scholarship at PG and qualified in GATE and UGC-CSIR-NET. Soon after her post-doctoral work, she moved to Mizoram University as a Reader and then Associate Professor where she was among the founding faculty of the department. In addition to teaching PG Physics and B.Tech, she guided PhD students and executed research projects. She joined Central University of Tamil Nadu in 2012, where she is currently a Professor of Physics. She has continued to guide PhD and masters students and work on research projects, and now has over 50 publications. She also takes summer interns. She takes interest in cultural history and teaches a unique course on Physics of Arts. Madhurima has a wide administrative experience having served as the Head of the Department, Chairperson of CASH-GSCU, director of IQAC, member of the Academic and Executive councils and now, a member of the University court. In addition to teaching, research and administration, Madhurima has two keen interests gender equity and online teaching. She has worked at the grass-root level for both issues, and has presented academic papers and talks on the same. She has received commendation for her work in gender and Physics and is a member of many national committees related to the same.

Research Highlights :

V Madhurima’s research interest has been in the broad area of Soft Condensed Matter Physics, especially in the areas of weak intermolecular bonding in soft matter and wetting. Since her PhD days, she has employed a multi-Physics approach to studying the problems on hand, combining experimental and computational techniques to study, in particular, hydrogen-bonds. Broadband dielectric spectroscopy, with special reference to microwave frequencies, FT-IR, NMR, zeta-potentials and confocal imaging of droplet drying patterns are studied alongside ab initio Hartre-Fock/Density Functional Methods, classical Molecular Dynamics as well as ML/AI. Her studies have relevance to superhydrophobic surfaces, molecular astrophysics and soil studies.

Recent Publications :

  1. Komal Kabara, V. Madhurima, Ashok C. Kumbharkhane, Arvind V. Sarode Study of H1 spin lattice relaxation and dielectric relaxation in Poly(propylene glycol) system Materials Chemistry and Physics (2018) 209,16-22  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0254058418300208
  2. K Nilavarasi, T R Kartha, V Madhurima Evidence of anomalous behavior of intermolecular interactions at low concentration of methanol in ethanol-methanol binary system Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2018) 188, 301-310 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1386142517305747
  3. K. Nilavarasi, V. Madhurima        Controlling breath figure patterns on PDMS by oncentration variation of ethanol-methanol binary vapors European Physical Journal  E (2018) 41: 82 https://epje.epj.org/articles/epje/abs/2018/07/10189_2018_Article_11691/10189_2018_Article_11691.html
  4. K. Nilavarasi, V. Madhurima        Influence of polar and dispersive part of surface tension on the self-assembly of droplets on PDMS surfaces Materials Today: Proceedings 5(8), Part 3, 2018, Pages 16424-16432https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785318310964
  5. K Nilavarasi Ramkumar Santhanagopal, V Madhurima 1D roughness driven depinning of self-assembly of liquid droplets Langmuir 35,45, (2019) 14576-14585 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02600
  6. Aswini Harindran and V Madhurima On the efficacy of dielectric spectroscopy in the identification of onset of the various stages in lactic acid coagulation of milk J. Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy (2020)  Volume 54, 2020 161-181https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08327823.2020.1755484
  7. Aswini Harindran, Sabin Hashmi and V Madhurima Pattern formation of dried droplets of milk during different processes and classifying them using artificial neural network Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology (2021) https://doi.org/10.1080/01932691.2021.1880927
  8. K NIlavarasi and V Madhurima Novel method for determination of contact angle of highly volatile liquids                Physics Education (2021) 37 (4) ISSN 0970-5953 (On UGC Care list) http://www.physedu.in/current-issue               
  9. Swathi P V, Abdulkareem U, Thejus R Kartha, V Madhurima Hydrogen Bonding in 1-Propanol-Ethanol Binary Mixture: Experimental and Modeling Approaches Chemistry Select (2022)  Article DOI: 10.1002/slct.202200413 Internal Article ID: 17394340 Article ID: SLCT202200413
  10. Abdulkareem U, Thejus R Kartha, V Madhurima. Hydrogen-Bonded Networks in Acetone-Alcohol Binary Mixture: Molecular Dynamics Study; Journal of Molecular Modelling (2022) 28, 382 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00894-022-05369-4

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