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Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst. August 2012
• Thesis Topic: Relaxation dynamics of fluids confined in mesoporous materials.
• Thesis Advisor : Prof. Peter A Monson. B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Anna University, India. May 2007
Post Doctoral Researcher, Debye Institute, Utrecht University 2012 Sept – Present
• Investigated the phase behaviour of colloids in near critical solvents
• Studied the nature of two-body critical Casimir interactions. Graduate Research Assistant, UMass Amherst, MA 2007 – 2012
• Studied the dynamics of fluid mixtures confined in mesoporous materials.
• Investigated the nature of hysteresis phenomena in porous silicon.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Modeling Relaxation Processes for Fluids in Porous Materials Using Dynamic Mean Field Theory: An Application to Partial Wetting. J. of. Low Temp. Phys., 2009 , 157, 395-409.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Dynamic Mean Field Theory of Condensation and Evaporation Processes for Fluids in Porous Materials: Application to Partial Drying and Drying, Faraday Discuss., 2010, 146, 167-184.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Modeling Relaxation Processes for Fluids in Porous Materials using Dynamic Mean Field Theory: Application to Pore Networks, Adsorption, 2011, 17, 769-776.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Dynamic Mean Field Theory of Condensation and Evaporation in Model Pore Networks with Variations in Pore Size, Micro. Meso. Mat., 2012, 154, 7-15.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Dynamics of capillary condensation in lattice gas models of confined fluids: A comparison of dynamic mean field theory with dynamic Monte Carlo simulations J. Chem. Phys. 2013, 138 234709.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Dynamic Mean Field Theory of Binary Fluid Mixtures Confined in Mesoporous Materials. Langmuir 2013, 29 13808.
Edison, J. R., and Monson, P. A., Dynamic mean field theory for lattice gas models of fluids confined in porous materials: Higher order theory based on the Bethe-Peierls and path probability method approximations, J. Chem. Phys., 2014, 141, 024706.
Edison, J. R. and Tasios, N. and Belli, S. and Evans, R. and van Roij, R. and Dijkstra, M.,Critical Casimir Forces and Colloidal Phase Transitions in a Near-Critical Solvent: A Simple Model Reveals a Rich Phase Diagram , Phys. Rev. Lett., 2015, 114, 038301.
Edison J. R., Monson P. A., Dynamic Mean Field Theory for Fluids in Porous Materials: Comparison with Higher Order Approximations and Molecular Simulations, 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
Edison J. R., Monson P. A., A Theory of Self-Diffusion for Fluids Confined in Mesoporous Materials, 2009 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.
Edison J. R., Monson P. A., Dynamic mean field theory of condensation and evaporation processes for fluids in porous materials: application to partial drying and drying. 2010 Faraday Discussions 146, Richmond, VA.
Edison J. R. , Monson P. A., Modeling Relaxation Processes for Fluids in Ordered Pore, Networks using Dynamic Mean Field Theory. 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.
Edison J. R. , Monson P. A., Dynamic Mean Field Theory for Mixtures Confined In Porous Materials, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Edison J. R., Zeigermann P., Valiullin R., Karger J., Thommes M., Monson P. A., Understanding Adsorption Hysteresis in Porous Silicon, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.
Edison J. R. , Tasios N., Belli S., Evans R., van Roij R., Dijkstra., Colloidal SelfAssembly Mediated by Near Critical Solvents, 2014 FOM Meeting, Veldhoven, NL. SKILLS
Developed codes for GCMC, GCMD and Transition Matrix MC methods. Programming languages: Fortran with OpenMP, MPI, MATLAB.
Analytical methods: Lattice Density
Functional Theory. System Administration: Maintained the research group’s cluster and NFS server.
Scripting : Python, Unix shell scripts.
Eldridge fellowship – College of Engineering, UMass, Amherst.
DAAD short term research grant to work at the Univ. of Leipzig, Germany.
University gold medallist Chem. Engg., (B. Tech., 2007) Anna University.
Dr. Govinda Rau memorial award: Best student in Chem. Engg., 2006.
Dr. Jagannadhaswamy memorial award: Best student in Reaction Engg., 2006.
Prof. Peter A Monson Department of Chemical Engineering , UMass, Amherst.
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