Anjali S. Nair, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Dr. Anjali's research focuses on the study of water and its interfaces with the aid of computer simulations. She is also interested in studying the hydrophobic interactions and liquids confined at the nanoscale. Her main research interests are molecular dynamics simulations and soft-condensed matter physics.

Selected Publications

  • A Redox-Active 2-D Covalent Organic Framework as a Cathode in an Aqueous Mixed-Ion Electrolyte Zn-Ion battery: Experimental and Theoretical Investigations
    A. Venkatesha, R. Gomes, A.S. Nair, S. Mukherjee, B. Bagchi and A.J. Bhattacharyya. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering,10, 19, 6205-6216 (2022),
    DOI:https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c08678
  • Rigid Cations Induce Enhancement of Microheterogeneity and Exhibit Anomalous Ion Diffusion in Water–Ethanol Mixtures
    A.S. Nair and B. Bagchi. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 125, 44, 12274–12291 (2021), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.1c07698
  • Rotation of Small Diatomics in Water–Ethanol Mixture: Multiple Breakdowns of Hydrodynamic Predictions
    A.S. Nair, S. Kumar, S. Acharya, and B. Bagchi. Journal of Chemical Physics, 153, 1, 014504 (2020), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0005160
  • Dynamics of Linear Molecules in Water: Translation-Rotation Coupling in Jump Motion Driven Diffusion
    A.S. Nair, P. Banerjee, S. Sarkar, and B. Bagchi. Journal of Chemical Physics, 151, 3, 034301 (2019), DOI:https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5100930

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, 2021
  • M.Sc. in Physics, Kannur University, India, 2014
  • B.Sc. in Physics, Kannur University, India, 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2022- Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018-2021: Senior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India
  • 2016-2018: Junior Research Fellow, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India

Awards

  • Research Associateship, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India, 2021
  • Best Poster Award at International Theoretical Chemistry Symposium, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITS Pilani, India, 2019
  • Ministry of Human Resource Development Research Fellowship, 2016
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)- Physics, 2016
  • The best outstanding graduate student of the academic year 2009-2012
  • Air India RANK (Race for Awareness and Knowledge) Award, 2009
  • CBSE Class Tenth topper- Amul Vidya Shree Award for academic excellence in the SSC/AISSE examination, 2007

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Molecular dynamics Water dynamics and interfaces Nanoconfined liquids Soft-condensed matter