After graduation, Kaustubh Rane worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany for two years with support from a prestigious Humboldt Scholarship. The experience helped him formulate the scientific questions he presently addresses as a member of the faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN). His research focuses on understanding the role of interfacial fluctuations in the motion of nanoscale systems, and developing efficient computational tools to extract information about molecular- scale fluctuations from experimental observations. His group is investigating artificial systems like liquid droplets on solid surfaces and biological systems like motor proteins.
"I enjoyed my years at UB CBE, and still remember Professor Nitsche’s Elroy and Professor Swihart’s “Yadi-yadi yada”, as well as Professor Errington’s “What’s new?” during our weekly meetings. I always use this phrase to start meetings with my students at IITGN. The annual CBE barbecues were excellent, as were the dinners hosted by Professors Errington and Kofke at their homes. I hope those traditions continue."
- Kaustubh Rane, Assistant Professor -