Prathima Nalam

PhD

Prathima Nalam.

Prathima Nalam

PhD

Prathima Nalam

PhD

Research Topics

Tribology; soft mechanics; surface and interfacial forces; atomic force microscopy

Contact Information

128 Bell Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-9193

prathima@buffalo.edu

Biography Publications Teaching

Refereed Contributions

  • Competitive Adsorption of Polyelectrolytes onto and into Pellicle Coated Hydroxyapatite using QCM-D and Force Spectroscopy. Hyun-Su Lee, Carl Myers, Lynette Zaidel, Prathima C. Nalam, Matthew A. Caporizzo, Carlo Daep, David M. Eckmann, James G. Masters and Russell J. Composto. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (15), 13079–13091.
  • Nanomechanics of pH-Responsive, Drug-loaded, Bi-layered Polymer Grafts. Prathima C. Nalam, Hyun-Su Lee, Nupur Bhatt, Robert W. Carpick, David M. Eckmann and Russell Composto, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (15), 12936–12948.
  • Nano-rheology of hydrogels using tip-based, force modulation atomic probe microscopy. Prathima C. Nalam, Nitya N. Gosvami, Matthew A. Capparizzo, Russell J. Composto and Robert W. Carpick; Soft Matter 2015 (41) 11, 8165-8178.
  • Direct torsional actuation of microcantilevers using magnetic excitation. Nitya N. Gosvami, Prathima C. Nalam, Annemarie Exarhos, Qizhan Tam, Jay M. Kikkawa, Robert W. Carpick; Applied Physics Letters 2014 (9) 105, 093101.
  •  Stratified Polymer Grafts: Synthesis and Characterization of Layered 'Brush' and 'Gel' Structures. Ang Li, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Prathima C. Nalam, Edmondo M. Benetti, Nicholas D. Spencer, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2014 (1) 1, 1300007.
  • Adhesion and Friction Properties of Polymer Brushes on Rough Surfaces: A Gradient Approach. Shivaprakash Ramakrishna, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, Vikrant Naik, Prathima C. Nalam, Nicholas D. Spencer. Langmuir 2013 (29) 49, 15251-15259.
  • Exploring lubrication regimes at the nano-scale: Nano-tribological characterization of silica and polymer brushes in viscous solvents. Prathima C. Nalam, Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal, Nicholas D. Spencer, Langmuir 2013 (29) 32, 10149-10158.
  • Two-fluid model for the interpretation of quartz crystal microbalance response: Tuning properties of polymer brushes with solvent mixtures. Prathima C. Nalam, Leonid Daikhin Rosa M. Espinosa Marzal, Jarred N. Clashom, Michael Urbakh, Nicholas D. Spencer, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013 (177) 9, 4533-4543.
  • Impact of solvation on equilibrium conformation of polymer brushes in solvent mixtures. Rosa Espinosa Marzal*, Prathima C. Nalam*, Sreenath Bolishetty, Nicholas D. Spencer, Soft Matter 2013 (9) 15, 4045-4057. (* co-first author)
  • Study of adhesion and friction properties on a nanoparticle gradient surface: Transition from JKR to DMT contact mechanics. Shivaprakash N. Ramakrishna, Prathima C. Nalam, Lucy Y. Clasohm, Nicholas D. Spencer, Langmuir 2013 (29) 1, 175-182.
  • The impact of hydrophilic/hydrophobic surface chemistry on hydration forces in the absence of confinement. Gillian Kaggwa, Prathima C. Nalam, Jason I. Kilpatrick, Nicholas D. Spencer, Suzanne P. Jarvis, Langmuir 2012 (28) 16, 6589-6594.
  • Macrotribological studies of poly(L-lysine)-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) in aqueous glycerol mixtures. Prathima C. Nalam, Jarred N. Clasohm, Alireza Mashaghi, Nicholas D. Spencer, Tribology Letters 2010 (37) 3, 541-552.
  • Wet-etching of precipitation-based thin film microstructures for micro-solid oxide fuel cells. Jennifer L.M. Rupp, Ulrich P. Muecke, Prathima C. Nalam, Ludwig J. Gauckler, Journal of Power Sources 2010 (195) 9, 2669-2676.
  • Dry sliding tribology of dioctylthiophosphoric acid self-assembled on steel at 150oC. Prathima C. Nalam, R. Sarin and S.K. Biswas, Tribology Letters 2006 (23) 3, 231-241.
  • A thermal study of accumulation of conformational disorders in the self-assembled monolayers of C8 and C18 alkanethiols on Au (111) surface. Prathima N., Harini M., Neeraj Rai, Chandrasekhar
  • Effects of Nanoscale Roughness on the Lubricious Behavior of an Ionic Liquids. Prathima C.  Nalam, Alexi Sheehan, Mengwei Han, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2020
  • ​Prediction of Nanoscale Friction for Two-Dimensional Materials Using a Machine Learning Approach. Behnoosh Sattari Baboukani, Zhijiang Ye, Kristofer G. Reyes, Prathima C. Nalam* Tribology Letters, 2020, 68 (57) 
  • Data-driven visualization schema of a materials informatics curriculum: Convergence of materials science and informatics. Erik Einarsson, Olga Wodo, Prathima C. Nalam, Scott R. Broderick, Kristofer G. Reyes, E Bruce Pitman, Krishna Rajan. MRS Advances, 2020, 1-11 doi:10.1557/adv.2020.32
  • Correlation Between the Adsorption and the Nanotribological Performance of Fatty Acid-Based Organic Friction Modifiers on Stainless Steel. Zita Zachariah, Prathima C Nalam, Amogha Ravindra, Archana Raju, Anupama Mohanlal, Kaiyu Wang, R Veronica Castillo, Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal. Tribology Letters, 2020, 68(1), 11.
  • ​Adsorption Behavior and Nanotribology of Amine-Based Friction Modifiers on Steel Surfaces. Prathima C Nalam, Alex Pham, R Veronica Castillo, Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 2019, 123 (22), 13672-13680.
  • Aggregation Behavior of Inorganic 2D Nanomaterials Beyond Graphene: Insights from Molecular Simulations and Modified DLVO Theory. Tashfia M Mohona, Anusha Gupta, Arvid Masud, Szu-Chia Chien, Li-Chiang Lin, Prathima C. Nalam, Nirupam Aich. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2019, 53 (8),  4161–4172.
  • Investigation of design parameters in generating antifouling and lubricating surfaces using hydrophilic polymer brushes. Bidhari Pidhatika and Prathima C. Nalam* Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2019, 136, 47659.