Posts by Sukriti Kapoor

Materialism is Good

07 Apr 2021 under Features

Abhishek Singh’s lab studies the properties of materials using theoretical simulations and machine learning Abhishek Singh, Associate Professor at the Materials Research Centre (MRC) in IISc, is in a hurry to make a difference. “I just didn’t want to do research in an area where applications may come after 20-30 years. I wanted to work […]

Sensors that Detect Toxic Mercury in Drinking Water

07 Apr 2021 under Highlights

Access to clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human right. Since contamination of drinking water sources is a serious public health hazard, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set specific limits for the presence of toxic pollutants in water. If the pollutant levels exceed this limit, water is considered unfit for consumption. Mercury […]

Self-Healing Circuits

09 Mar 2021 under Highlights

Flexible electronic devices such as foldable display screens, wearable sensors, and self-powered, portable energy devices are made up of millions of circuits composed of thin-film transistors (TFTs). These devices are prone to open-circuit failures due to mechanical stress from bending or stretching, electric stress from electrostatic discharge arising from human contact or corrosion from moisture […]

Modelling HIV Fusion

09 Mar 2021 under Focus

Understanding how the virus fuses with host cells can point scientists to better antiviral strategies An interdisciplinary team of researchers at IISc has used robust computer simulations to understand how the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – which causes AIDS – fuses with the host cell membrane. Published in the Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, […]