International Collaborations through Keble Small Research Grants
Wednesday 29 January, 2014
Dr. Apala Majumdar, Keble Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, collaborating with internationally reputed institutions.
Dr. Apala Majumdar, EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellow and Research Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, was awarded Keble Research Grants for two consecutive academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. These research grants were used to partially fund international collaborative trips to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Harvard University), Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (Brandeis University, USA), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India), Tata Institute for Applicable Sciences (Bangalore, India), Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi, India) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India).
Dr. Majumdar gave invited lectures at these internationally reputed institutions and has ongoing collaborations with researchers at Harvard University and the Indian Institute of Science.
In particular, Dr. Majumdar recently co-authored a peer-reviewed publication "Molecular tilt on monolayer-protected nanoparticles" with researchers from Harvard University and Syracruse University, in the prestigious journal "Europhysics Letters". These research grants were also used to facilitate Dr. Majumdar's presentation at the annual British Liquid Crystal Society Meeting 2012, in Strathclyde where she was awarded the British Liquid Crystal Society Young Scientist prize for 2012.
Dr. Majumdar is one of the leaders of the Complexity Research Cluster at Keble.
This article was first published on ASC Newsletter TT 2012 (July, 2012)