Samanvaya Srivastava

Assistant Professor

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  • B.S. & M.S., IIT Kanpur, 2009
  • Ph. D., Cornell University, 2014
  • Postdoc, University of Chicago, 2017


  • RSC Researcher Mobility Grant, 2017
  • Finalist, Frank J. Padden Award, DPOLY, American Physical Society, 2014
  • Austin Hooey Graduate Research Excellence Recognition Award, Cornell University, Chemical Engineering, 2013
  • Best Poster Award, Fluid Mechanics, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2013
  • emc2 Young Investigator Award, Cornell University, The Energy Materials Center at Cornell (emc2), 2013

Research Interests

  • Charge-driven self assembly
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid materials
  • Structure and dynamics of soft materials at the nanoscale
  • X-ray and neutron scattering techniques
  • Rheology
  • Polymer and nanomaterial synthesis and functionalization

Selected Publications and Patents

  • S. Srivastava, M. Andreev, A. E. Levi, D. J. Goldfeld, J. Mao, W. T. Heller, V. Prabhu, J. J. de Pablo and M. V. Tirrell (2017). Gel Phase Formation in Dilute Triblock Copolyelectrolyte Complexes. Nature Communications 8, 14131.
  •  P. M. McCall,* S. Srivastava,* S. L. Perry, D L. Kovar, M. L. Gardel and M. V. Tirrell (2017). Partitioning and Enhanced Self-Assembly of Actin in Polypeptide Coacervates. bioRxiv 152025.
  • S. Srivastava, S. Choudhury, A. Agrawal and L. A. Archer (2017). Self-Suspended Polymer Grafted Nanoparticles. Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering. DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2017.04.007
  • S. Srivastava and M. V. Tirrell (2016). Polyelectrolyte Complexation. Advances in Chemical Physics 161, 499.
  • H. Acar, S. Srivastava, E. Chung, M. R. Schnorenberg, J. C. Barrett, J. L. LaBelle and M. V. Tirrell (2016). Self-Assembling Peptide-Based Building Blocks in Medical Applications. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2016.08.006
  • R. Mangal, S. Srivastava, S. Narayanan and L. A. Archer (2016). Size-Dependent Particle Dynamics in Entangled Polymer-Nanocomposites. Langmuir 32, 596.