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Invited Presentations

     
  1. Thin film hydrodynamics, International Workshop on Interfacial Phenomena in Liquid-Liquid Dispersions, Bangalore, 1991.
  2. Adhesion failure and dewetting of thin polymer films on coated substrates, International Congress on Adhesion Science and Technology, Amsterdam, 1995.
  3. Instability and dewetting of thin films on coated substrates, Third National Symposium on Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering, Bangalore, 1995.
  4. Surface chemical pathways of the tear film breakup, Second International Conference on Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes, Bermuda, 1996.
  5. Two dimensional dispersions: Evolution of patterns in thin films, International Conference on Disperse Systems, Calcutta, 1998.
  6. Pattern formation in thin liquid films: Effect of short and long range forces and surfactants, 72nd American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Pennsylvania State University, 1998.
  7. Evolution of pattern in unstable thin liquid films: Effect of long range repulsion combined with shorter range attraction, International Symposium on Apparent and Microscopic Contact Angles, 216th American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, 1998.
  8. Surface physical analog of the tear film breakup on the cornea, Royal Society Uniliver Indo - UK Forum 5th Meeting, Mysore, 1999.
  9. Self organization in thin liquid films under the influence of antagonistic short and long range interactions, Indo - Israeli Conference on Current Issues of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, New Delhi, 1999.
  10. To bead or not to bead? Knowledge and uncertainty in breakup and morphology of thin films, The Chemical Engineering Symposium honoring Eli Ruckenstein on his 1998 National Medal of Science, Buffalo, 1999.
  11. Knowledge and uncertainty in breakup and morphology of thin films, Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Lucknow, 1999.
  12. Thin films: stability, dynamics and forces, Conference on Soft Condensed Matter, Inter-University Consortium for DAE Facilities, Indore, 1999.
  13. Dynamics and morphology of thin fluid films on chemically heterogeneous surfaces, Conference on Slow Dynamics and Freezing in Condensed Matter Systems, JNU, New Delhi, 2000.
  14. Instability, dewetting and morphology of thin liquid films on heterogeneous surfaces, 74th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Lehigh University, 2000. Also chairman of a session on Thin Layers in this symposium.
  15. Self organization in thin liquid films, International Workshop on Surface Phenomena and Free Surface Flows, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2001.
  16. Meso-scale patterning of soft materials by templating, Indo-US Workshop on Nanotechnology, Santa Barbara, 2001.
  17. Self-organized patterns in confined films: from Newtonian liquids to soft solids, International Conference on Statistical Physics, STATPHYS IV, Kolkata, 2002.
  18. Self organization in thin liquid and solid elastic films, Indo-Israeli Workshop on Current Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Jerusalem, 2002.
  19. Self-organized patterns in confined thin films of liquids and soft solids, 5th Liquid Matter Conference, European Physical Society, Konstanz, Germany, 2002.
  20. A new technique for meso-scale patterning of soft materials by templating, National Symposium on Nanostructured Materials, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 2002.
  21. Self-Organized patterning of soft materials, National Seminar on Science and Technology of Nanomaterials, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, 2003.
  22. Self-organization in thin films of soft materials, Symposium on Some Novel Trends in Chemistry Teaching and Inorganic Chemistry Research, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2003.
  23. Self-organized patterns in confined films, JSPS-DST Symposium on Surfaces and Interfaces for Nanostructured Materials, University of Tokyo, 2003.
  24. Self-organized patterns in thin soft films, Symposium on Surface Phenomena and Free Surface Flows, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2003.
  25. Debonding of a thin soft elastic film, Nanobali 2: Nanotribology: The Liquid-Solid Interface, Bali, 2003.
  26. Self-organized patterns in thin soft films, International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, ICONSAT 2003, Kolkata, 2003.
  27. Adhesion and debonding of elastic films: Patterns, forces and metastability, India- Japan Workshop on Surfaces and Interfaces, Saha Institute, Kolkata, 2003.
  28. Self-organization in soft nanosystems, 91st Indian Science Congress, Chandigarh, 2004.
  29. Patterns, forces and metastable pathways in debonding of elastic films, 27th Adhesion Society meeting, Wilmington, North Carolina from February 15-18, 2004.
  30. Self-organized Meso-Scale Patterning of Soft Materials, Indo-US Workshop on Futuristic Manufacturing, IIT Kanpur, 2004; also a co-coordinator of the workshop.
  31. Self-organized patterns in thin soft films, Indo-US Workshop on Nanoscale Materials, Puri, April 2004.
  32. Adhesion and debonding of elastic films: patterns, forces and metastability, STATPHYS-22 Satellite: Pattern Formation in Nonequilibrium Systems, Kolkata, July 11-13, 2004. 
  33. Adhesion failure induced by interfacial instabilities in ultra-thin soft films, Gordon Research Conference on Science of Adhesion, Tilton, NH, August 8-13, 2004.
  34. Adhesion, "dewetting" and debonding of soft elastic films: Patterns, forces and metastability, Workshop on Pattern formation through instabilities in thin liquid films: from fundamental aspects to applications, Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden (Germany), September 21-28, 2004. Also chairman of a session in this symposium.
  35. Self-organized meso-patterns in soft films, First national Conference on Nanoscience & Technology, NCL Pune, March 7-8, 2005.
  36. Self-organized patterns in thin soft films, The 1st India-Taiwan Workshop on Nanoscience, Taipei, March 9-12, 2005.
  37. Patterning of soft materials other than carbon, Indo-EU workshop on Nanotechnology, S. N. Bose national Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, March 21-22, 2005.
  38. Of small things and other stories, National Symposium on Chemical Engineering: Journey Ahead, IISc, Bangalore, June 20-21, 2005.
  39. Self-organized patterning of soft materials, JSPS-DST Symposium on Surfaces and Interfaces for Nanostructured Materials, University of Tokyo, November 2005.
  40. Self-organized patterning of soft materials, UK-India Workshop on Nanotechnology, Cambridge University, October 2005.
  41. Paradigms of Meso-Fabrication: Beyond the "Top-down" and "Bottom-up" National Frontiers of Engineering Conference, New Delhi, February 2006.
  42. Self-organized Nano-fabrication, Indo-US Nanotechnology Conclave, New Delhi, February 2006.
  43. Physics of Self-organized patterning of soft materials, Condensed matter Physics Workshop, IIT Kanpur, February 2006.
  44. Paradigms of Meso-Fabrication: Beyond the "Top-down" and "Bottom-up", Indo-US Frontiers of Engineering Conference, Agra, March 2006.
  45. Elastic Contact Lithography: A New Method for Self-organized Patterning of Soft Solids, International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT), New Delhi, March 2006.
  46. Elastic Contact Lithography, The 2nd India-Taiwan Workshop on Nanoscience, New Delhi, March 2006.
  47. Patterning of soft materials, Indo-UK Workshop on Nanotechnology, New Delhi, March 2006.
  48. Self-organized Large Area Meso-patterning of Polymers, BRNS-DAE Theme Meeting on Self-assembly Routes for Nanotech Materials, BARC, Mumbai, April 2006.

Conference Presentations

  

  1. Ruckenstein E., Sharma A., Mechanism of and factors affecting the tear film breakup: implications for tear substitutes and contact lens tolerance. 2nd International Symposium on the Tear Film, Lubbock, Texas, 1984.
  2. Sharma A., Ruckenstein E., Lifetimes of thin free and wetting films - a nonlinear approach. 191st National American Chemical Society Meeting, New York City, 1986.
  3. Sharma A., Ruckenstein E., Lifetimes and critical thickness of foams and emulsions. 62nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, American Chemical Society, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1988.
  4. Sharma A., Coles W. H. and Ruckenstein E., Morphological abnormalities and adhesion failure of corneal epithelial cells: A surface chemical hypothesis. Annual AIChE meeting, Washington , D. C. , 1988.
  5. Sharma A. and Ruckenstein E., Thick film rupture with emphasis on tear film breakup. Annual AIChE meeting, Washington, D.C., 1988.
  6. Sharma A. and Coles W. H., Dynamics of centripetal migration of corneal epithelial cells, epithelial renewal and graft replacement. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, Florida, 1989.
  7. Sharma A. and Coles W. H., Tear film breakup. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Sarasota, Florida, 1990.
  8. Sharma A., Wettability of the corneal surface: in health and disease. International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, New Delhi (AIIMS), 1990.
  9. Sharma A., Surface properties of the extracellular glycocalyx. Polymers'91, NCL, Pune, 1991.
  10. Sharma A., Determination of polymer surface properties by contact angle goniometry. ACMS Research Symposium, IIT Kanpur, 1991.
  11. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Nonlinear dynamics of thin liquid films. CHEMCON-92, Manipal, 1992.
  12. Bhattacharjee S., Sharma A. and Bhattacharya P. K., Modeling of osmotic pressure and gel layer controlled flux decline in ultrafiltration. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  13. Bose S. and Sharma A., Steady viscous flow of thin films on spheres. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  14. Sandilya P., Rao D. P. and Sharma A., Analysis of flow of gas phase in a high gravity gas-liquid contactor. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  15. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Nonlinear stability and morphology of ultrathin films on substrates. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  16. Rao B. S., Sharma A. and Rao D. P., Role of contact angle hysteresis on shape of menisci between touching spheres. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  17. Sharma A., Interfacial temperature rise and multiplicity in isothermal gas-liquid CSTR. CHEMCON-93, Bombay, 1993.
  18. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Nonlinear stability of thin liquid films. CHEMCON-94, Kharagpur, 1994.
  19. Bhattacharjee S., Sharma A. and Bhattacharya P. K., Osmotic pressure and diffusivity of BSA in aqueous media: Role of acid-base interactions. National Conference on Science and Technology of Self-Organizing Systems, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1995.
  20. Khanna R. and Sharma A., Hydrophobic and hydrophilic acid-base interactions in coagulation and flotation. International Conference on Mineral Processing, IIT Kanpur, 1995.
  21. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Finite amplitude instability in thin liquid films. CHEMCON-95, Kalpakkam, 1995.
  22. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Relationship between lifetimes of thin films and macroscopic parameters of wetting. International Congress on Adhesion Science and Technology, Amsterdam, 1995.
  23. Sharma A. and Reiter G., Adhesion failure and dewetting of thin polymer films on coated substrates. International Congress on Adhesion Science and Technology, Amsterdam, 1995.
  24. Sharma A., Surface chemistry of corneal wetting : Does ocular mucus have a role in tear film stability? Indian Eye Research Group Annual Meeting, Hyderabad, 1996.
  25. Sharma A., Breakup and dewetting of the corneal mucus layer: An update. Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Bermuda, 1996.
  26. Sharma A., Tiwari S., Khanna R. and Tiffany J. M., Hydrodynamics of meniscus induced thinning of the tear film. Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Bermuda, 1996.
  27. Sharma A., Surface chemical pathways of the tear film breakup: Does corneal mucus have a role?. Second International Conference on the Lacrimal Gland, Tear Film and Dry Eye Syndromes: Basic Science and Clinical Relevance, Bermuda, 1996.
  28. Sharma A and Lakshmanan S. K., Effect of drop size on equilibrium contact angles of surfactant solutions. CHEMCON-97, New Delhi, 1997.
  29. Sandilya P., Biswas G. and Sharma A., Gas-phase controlled absorption for countercurrently flowing gas and liquid between two rotating disks. Third ISHMT/ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, Kanpur, 1997.
  30. Reiter G., Casoli A., Sharma A. and Auroy P., Connectors in adhesion and contact angle hysteresis. JADH '97, Proceedings of Conference on Adhesion (9 emes Journees d' Etudes Sur l'Adhesion; Edition SFV), pp. 68-73, Paris, 1997.
  31. Reiter G., Casoli A., David M.-O., Sharma A., Khanna R. and Auroy P., Long range forces in thin liquid films on wettable substrates. 2nd International Conference on Wetting and Self Organization, Munich, 1998.
  32. Sharma A., Khanna R. and Reiter G., Two dimensional dispersions: Pattern formation in thin films. International Conference on Disperse Systems, Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology, Jadavpur University, 1998.
  33. Padmakar A. S., Kargupta K. and Sharma A., Dewetting of evaporating water films: Role of hydrophobic interaction. International Conference on Disperse Systems, Indian Society for Surface Science & Technology, Jadavpur University, 1998.
  34. Sharma A., Khanna R. and Reiter G., Pattern formation in thin liquid films: Effect of short and long range forces and surfactants, 72nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium of the American Chemical Society, Pennsylvania State University, 1998.
  35. Sharma M. M., Zhang J. and Sharma A., The role of hydrophobic and hydration forces in the stability of thin aqueous films on mineral surfaces. 72nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium of the American Chemical Society, Pennsylvania State University, 1998.
  36. Sharma A. and Khanna R., Evolution of pattern in unstable thin liquid films: Effect of long range repulsion combined with shorter range attraction. International Symposium on Apparent and Microscopic Contact Angles, as a part of 216th American Chemical Society Meeting, Boston, 1998.
  37. Jameel A. T. and Sharma A., Neutral stability of finite amplitude perturbations in thin liquid films, International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, University Putra Malaysia, 1999.
  38. Sharma A., Khanna R. and Reiter G., Spontaneous evolution of defects in ultrathin polymer films as a probe of intermolecular interactions. Polymers‚€™99, New Delhi, 1999.
  39. Sharma A., R. Konnur and Reiter G., Self-organization in thin liquid films. Indo-Israeli Conference on Current Issues of Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, New Delhi, 1999.
  40. Jameel A.T. and Sharma A., Energy criterion for the stability of thin films, World Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1999.
  41. Sharma A. and Reiter G., Surface physical analog of the tear film breakup on the cornea, Royal Society Uniliver Indo - UK Forum 5th Meeting, Mysore, 1999.
  42. Reiter G., Sharma A., Khanna R., David M.-O. and Casoli A., Instability and dewetting of thin films, Nachwuchstage der Kolloid -und Grenzflchenforschung, Basel, Switzerland, 1999.
  43. Sharma A., To bead or not to bead? Knowledge and uncertainty in breakup and morphology of thin films, The Chemical Engineering Symposium honoring Eli Ruckenstein on his 1998 National Medal of Science, Buffalo, 1999.
  44. Sharma A., Knowledge and uncertainty in breakup and morphology of thin films, Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Lucknow, 1999.
  45. Sharma A. and Kargupta K., Instability, dewetting and morphology of thin liquid films on heterogeneous surfaces, 74th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Lehigh University, 2000.
  46. Konnur R., Kargupta K. and Sharma A., Dewetting and pattern formation in thin film systems, The Indo-French workshop on surfactants, TRDDC, Pune, 2001.
  47. Konnur R., Kargupta K. and Sharma A., Morphological Transitions and Templating during Dewetting of Thin Films on Patterned Substrates, International Workshop on Nanomaterials, Saha Institute, Science City, Calcutta, 2001.
  48. Sharma A., Stability, dynamics and morphology of thin liquid films, International Nanotribology Symposium, Pelling, Sikkim, 2001.
  49. Satyanarayana S. V., Sharma A. and Bhattacharya P. K., Prediction of partial fluxes during pervaporative separation of tolune-water, IIChE Annual Meting, CHEMCON- 01, Chenni, 2001.
  50. Sharma A., Self organization in thin liquid films, International Workshop on Surface Phenomena and Free Surface Flows, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 2001.
  51. Sharma A., Meso-scale patterning of soft materials by templating, Indo-US Workshop on Nanotechnology, Santa Barbara, 2001.
  52. Sharma A., Self-organized patterns in confined films: from Newtonian liquids to soft solids, International Conference on Statistical Physics, STATPHYS IV, Kolkata, 2002.
  53. Sharma A., Self-organization in thin liquid and solid elastic films, Indo-Israeli Workshop on Current Issues in Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Jerusalem, 2002.
  54. Sharma A., Self-organized patterns in confined thin films of liquids and soft solids, 5th Liquid Matter Conference, European Physical Society, Konstanz, Germany, 2002.
  55. S. V. Satyanarayana, V. S. Subramanyam, H. C. Verma, A. Sharma and P. K. Bhattacharya, Positron Annihilation technique for free volume parameters of pervaporation dense membranes, CHEMCON-02, Hyderabad, 2002.
  56. Kajari Kargupta, Indrani Banerji, Ruhi Verma and Ashutosh Sharma, SELF-ORGANIZATION OF CONFINED THIN POLYMERS: ROLE OF VAN DER WAALS AND ELECTROSTATIC FORCE FIELD, International conference on soft matter, ICSM, Kolkata, 2004.
  57. Vivekanand Gaur, Sudhakar Adapa, Ashutosh Sharma, Nishith Verma*, NOx Reduction by Activated Carbon Fiber Impregnated with Transition Metals, CHEMCON-05, IIT Delhi, 2005.
  58. Rabibrata Mukherjeea, Manoj Gonuguntla and Ashutosh Sharma, Dewetting at Liquid-Liquid Interface with Formation of transient Nano Columns, CHEMCON-05, IIT Delhi, 2005.
  59. Manoj Gonuguntla, S. Subramanian and Ashutosh Sharma, Elastic Instability Induced Patterning of Thin Elastic Film by Contact Imprinting, CHEMCON-05, IIT Delhi, 2005.
  60. Rabibrata Mukherjeea, Manoj Gonuguntla and Ashutosh Sharma, Mesopatterning of Thin Polymer Films by Surface Pattern Directed Dewetting, CHEMCON-05, IIT Delhi, 2005.
  61. Manoj Gonuguntla, Kasturi Roy, Subhasis Sarkar, Ashutosh Sharma, Room Temperature Dewetting of Thin Polymer Films by Solvent Vapor Exposure, CHEMCON-05, IIT Delhi, 2005.