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Nav Nidhi Rajput

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Nav Nidhi Rajput

Assistant Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

Phone 617.627.5580
Science and Technology Center, Room 274
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
molecular simulation, theoretical material science, supercomputing, renewable energy applications, synthesis-structure-property relationships
Biography: 

Nav Nidhi Rajput received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana State University specializing in molecular dynamics studies of ionic liquids (ILs) confined inside nanoporous materials for applications in electrochemistry. She worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Energy Technologies Area Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, where she worked on developing infrastructure for high-throughput computations for the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) and Electrolyte Genome, which is a coupled first-principle and classical molecular dynamics code-base for rapid understanding and design of optimal electrolytes. Her research group at Tufts seeks to not just understand but also predict the properties of fluids and solid/fluid interfaces by gaining a fundamental understanding of synthesis-structure-property relationships.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2013
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 2011
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, 2007
Professional Experience: 
2018-present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2013-2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2009-2013

Research and Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University

Research Interests: 

Research in Rajput’s lab is focused on understanding and predicting the unique physicochemical behavior of fluids and solid/fluid interfaces using computer simulations, for applications in nanostructured materials and energy storage.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2017: Distinguished Young Scholars Series (DYSS), University of Washington Chemical Engineering Department
Professional Memberships: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
Electrochemical Society (CCS)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Materials Research Society (MRS)

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