Samanvaya Srivastava

Samanvaya Srivastava

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

5531-D Boelter Hall

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Phone: (310) 825-7563

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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
  • Charge-driven self assembly
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Structure and dynamics of soft materials at the nanoscale
  • X-ray and neutron scattering techniques
  • Rheology
  • Polymer and nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization
NOTABLE PUBLICATIONS
  1.  J. Timmons,* I. Mehdipour,* S. Gao,† H. Atahan, N. Neithalath, M. Bauchy, E. Garboczi, S. Srivastava,§ G. Sant. “Dispersing Nano- and Micro-Sized Portlandite Particulates via Electrosteric Exclusion at Short Screening Lengths.” Soft Matter, 2020, 16, 3425-3435.
  2.  S. Gao,†* A. Holkar,†* and S. Srivastava§. “Protein–Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Micellar Assemblies.” Polymers, 2019, 11, 1097:34.
  3.  P. M. McCall,* S. Srivastava,* S. L. Perry, D. R. Kovar, M. L. Gardel, and M. V. Tirrell. “Partitioning and Enhanced Self-Assembly of Actin in Polypeptide Coacervates.” Biophysical Journal 2018, 114 (7), 1636–1645.
  4. L. Li, S. Srivastava,§ M. Andreev, A. Marciel, J. J. de Pablo, M. V. Tirrell. “Phase Behavior and Salt Partitioning in Polyelectrolyte Complexes.” Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (8), 2988−2995.
  5.  A. B. Marciel,* S. Srivastava,*§ and M. V. Tirrell. “Structure and Rheology of Polyelectrolyte Complex Coacervates.” Soft Matter 2018, 14, 2454–2464.
  6. S. Srivastava, M. Andreev, A. E. Levi, D. J. Goldfeld, J. Mao, W. T. Heller, V. M. Prabhu, J. J. de Pablo, and M. V. Tirrell. “Gel Phase Formation in Dilute Triblock Copolyelectrolyte Complexes.” Nature Communications 2017, 8, 14131:9.
An up-to-date publications list can be found here: https://www.srivastava-lab.net/publications
EDUCATION
  • B.S. & M.S., IIT Kanpur, 2009
  • Ph. D., Cornell University, 2014
  • Postdoc, University of Chicago, 2017
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • Faculty Career Development Award, University of California, Los Angeles, 2018
  • RSC Researcher Mobility Grant, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017
  • Finalist, Frank J. Padden Award, DPOLY, American Physical Society, 2014
  • Austin Hooey Graduate Research Excellence Recognition Award, Cornell University , 2013