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Department of Chemistry

 

Debashis Puhan is a research associate in the Department of Chemistry and a member of the Davies Group and Clarke Group.  His project is funded by BP-Castrol.  Before joining the University of Cambridge, he completed a Ph.D. in tribology at Imperial College London.

Dr. Puhan’s background is as a mechanical engineer, though the scope of his research has broadened to include the chemistry and physics of surfaces.  He has specialized in developing a range of experimental methods and in-situ tribology testing which he uses in combination with spectroscopy to analyze sliding interfaces.  

Publications

Exploiting air cushion effects to optimise a superhydrophobic/hydrophilic patterned liquid ring sealed air bearing
J Wen, T Reddyhoff, S Hu, D Puhan, D Dini
– Tribology International
(2020)
144,
106129
Self-Compensating Liquid Repellent Surfaces with Stratified Morphology.
S Hu, X Cao, T Reddyhoff, D Puhan, S-C Vladescu, Q Wang, X Shi, Z Peng, AJ deMello, D Dini
– ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
(2020)
12,
4174
Properties of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) transferred materials in a PEEK-steel contact
D Puhan, JSS Wong
– Tribology International
(2019)
135,
189
Bi-Gaussian stratified theory to understand wettability on rough topographies
S Hu, SC Vladescu, D Puhan, W Huang, X Shi, Z Peng
– Surface and Coatings Technology
(2019)
367,
271
Three-Dimensional Printed Surfaces Inspired by Bi-Gaussian Stratified Plateaus
S Hu, X Cao, T Reddyhoff, D Puhan, W Huang, X Shi, Z Peng, D Dini
– ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
(2019)
11,
20528
Using acoustic emission to characterize friction and wear in dry sliding steel contacts
Z Geng, D Puhan, T Reddyhoff
– Tribology International
(2019)
134,
394
Bi-Gaussian Stratified Wetting Model on Rough Surfaces
S Hu, T Reddyhoff, D Puhan, S-C Vladescu, W Huang, X Shi, D Dini, Z Peng
– Langmuir
(2019)
35,
5967
Transient aspects of plasma luminescence induced by triboelectrification of polymers
D Puhan, R Nevshupa, JSS Wong, T Reddyhoff
– Tribology International
(2019)
130,
366
Development of high performance poly (ether-ketone) composites based on novel processing technique
J Bijwe, AK Kadiyala, K Kumar, D Puhan, T Parida, P Trivedi
– Materials and Design
(2015)
73,
50
Investigations on performance properties of nano-micro composites based on polyetherketone, short carbon fibers and hexa-boron nitride
D Puhan, J Bijwe, T Parida, P Trivedi
– Science of Advanced Materials
(2015)
7,
1002

Research Groups

Telephone number

01223 336526 (shared)

Email address

dp617@cam.ac.uk