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Group Members

Postgraduate Student

Urvesh Patil
School of Physics & CRANN
Trinity College Dublin
E-mail: upatil@tcd.ie

Background

Urvesh Patil joined as a postgraduate student in October of 2016. Before joining he was enrolled in an integrated dual degree program at the department of electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India, where he obtained a Btech and a Mtech (Microelectronics) degree.

Current Research

Urvesh is currently working on understanding the interaction between solvents and two dimensional (2D) materials from first principles. The aim of his project is to study the solvent dependence of the liquid phase exfoliation (LPE) procedure and develop a computational methodology that can be used to determine a suitable solvent for the exfoliation process. For his work he uses accurate high throuput calculations using density functional theory to understand the solvent interaction and determine the applicability of implicit solvent models in these conditions.