Sachin Khapli, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Engineering, NYUAD

Sachin Khapli

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Engineering

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


Sachin Khapli’s research focuses on the synthesis of nanoscale building blocks and their self-assembly to create materials with novel mechanical and opto-electronic properties. During his graduate studies at Rice University, he worked on the development of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization for the synthesis of functional biomaterials. This was followed by a post-doctoral training at the Center for Bio-Active Systems, NYU-Poly, where he developed novel methodologies to create stimuli-responsive microcapsules from biological building blocks. Sachin holds a B. S. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Ph.D. from Rice University, Houston.

Selected Publications

  • I. Rianasari, J. Weston, R. Rowshan, T. Blanton, S. Khapli, and R. Jagannathan, “Nanoindentation Measurements of Teflon-AF Nanosheets”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science (accepted, 31-july-2014).

  • F. Cellini, S. Khapli, S. D. Peterson, and M. Porfiri, “Mechanochromic Polyurethane Strain Sensor” Applied Physics Letters, (accepted, 2-august-2014).

  • S. Khapli, I. Rianasari, T. Blanton, J. Weston, and R. Jagannathan, “ Fabrication of Nanowires and Hierarchically Porous Materials through Coffee Ring Effect”, (under review).

  • S. Khapli and R. Jagannathan, “ Supercritical CO2 based Processing of Amorphous Fluoropolymer Teflon-AF: Surfactant-free Dispersions and Superhydrophobic Films”, Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 2014,85, 49-56.

  • S. Yamano, J. Dai, S. Hanatani, K. Haku, T. Yamanaka, M. Ishioka, T. Takayama, C. Yuvienko, S. Khapli, A. M. Morsi, and J. K. Montclare, “Long-term Efficient Gene Delivery using Polyethylenimine with Modified Tat Peptide”, Biomaterials, 2014, 35(5), 1705-15.

  • S. Yamano, J. Dai, C. Yuvienco, S. Khapli, A. M. Moursi, J. K. Montclare, “Modified Tat Peptide with Cationic Lipids Enhances Gene Transfection Efficiency via Temperature-Dependent and Caveolae-Mediated Endocytosis”, Journal of Controlled Release, Volume 152, Issue 2, 10 June 2011, Pages 278-285.

  • J. S. Haghpanah, C. Yuvienco, D. E. Civay, H. Barra, P. J. Baker, S. Khapli, N. Voloshchuk, S. K. Gunasekar, M. Muthukumar & J. K. Montclare, “Artificial protein block copolymers comprised of two self-assembling domains”, ChemBioChem (2009) 10, 2733-2735.

  • S. Khapli*, J. R. Kim, J. K. Montclare, R. Levicky, M. Porfiri, and S. Sofou, “Frozen Cyclohexane-in-Water Emulsion as a Sacrificial Template for the Synthesis of Multilayered Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules”, Langmuir, 2009, 25(17), 9728-9733, (* corresponding author).