Rahul Prasanna Misra

Graduate Student

B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (2013)
M. S. in Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2014)



Rahul is interested in studying wetting phenomena and modeling of water and ion transport under confinement, such as, inside carbon nanotubes. He has been involved in developing state-of-the-art polarizable force fields using quantum chemical simulations. These force fields can self-consistently model the polarization response of graphitic materials, such as, graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs), resulting from the electric fields exerted by polar solvents like water, charged species like salt ions, as well as any externally-applied electric fields on the system. He is also interested in the theory and simulation of electric double layers in charged systems. When not thinking about research, Rahul loves to spend his spare time listening to music and watching cricket.

Contact details: 

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-257
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617.253.6441