Prathima Nalam

PhD

Prathima Nalam

PhD

Prathima Nalam

PhD

Research Topics

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

Contact Information

128 Bell Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

prathima@buffalo.edu

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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

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