Premal Shukla


premal.shukla@ufl.edu
Tel: 001 352-222-8924

Education

  • Ph.D (1989) Chemical Eng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Advisor: Prof. M. Muthukumar
  • B.E. (1983) Chemical Eng., M.S. University of Baroda, India; First Rank in Univ & Three Gold Medals
  • Experience – 19 years in U.S. R&D including Stanford Research Institute, 8 years as Chairman and Professor of Chemical Eng., DDU, India; six months at University of Florida
  • Post-doctorate from IBM Almaden Research Center

Technical Interests

  • Polymer Science & Engineering
  • Rheology
  • Interfacial Science
  • Nanotechnology

Experience – Research / Industrial

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Phase Separation and Gelation in Liquid Crystalline Polymers
  • Rheology and Processing of Collagen Protein Formulations
  • Surface and Colloidal Properties of Chalks
  • Nanotechnology to Provide Clean Drinking Water in Developing Nations: Poor Man’s Filter

Extra-curriculum: Leadership, Teaching, outreach etc.

  • Taught eleven different courses in chemical engineering at B.E., M. Tech, and Ph.D level
  • Established Master’s Gold Medal at DDU; established scholarships at DDU