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Excellence Award

Dr. Santosh Mani, the recipient of Dr. S. K. Somaiya Award for Excellence in Research by Somaiya Vidyavihar (2017) is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physics, K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering.
He has pursued the "Study of Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Liquid Crystal Elastomers" for his Ph.D work from the University of Mumbai. His research interest lies in Soft Condensed Materials, Polymers & Nanomaterials.
Dr Mani is associated with Somaiya Vidyavihar since 2002. Apart from his dedication towards teaching, he is also motivated towards carrying out research based projects. The following research publication of his were considered for the 2017 Research awards:

Santosh A. Mani, Jyoti R. Amare, Sameer U. Hadkar, Krishnakant G. Mishra, Madhavi S. Pradhan, Hind Al-Johani & Pradip B. Sarawade. 2017. Investigations of the optical and thermal response of polymer dispersed binary liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals,646(1):183-193-Proceedings of the 26th International Liquid Crystals Conference. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421406.2017.1287478 (Taylor and Francis)

Santosh A. Mani, Sameer U. Hadkar, P. J. Jessy, Suman Lal, Patrick Keller, Samriti Khosla, Nitin Sood & Pradip Sarawade. 2016. Study of the optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of nematic liquid crystal elastomers.Journal of Information Display,17(4):169-176. https://doi.org/10.1080/15980316.2016.1241832 (Taylor and Francis)

Krishnakant G.Mishra.S.K.Dubeya, Santosh A.Mani, Madhavi S.Pradhana.2016.Comparative study of nanoparticles doped in Liquid Crystal Polymer System. Journal of Molecular Liquids.224:668-671. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2016.10.075(Elsevier)

Krishnakant K. Mishra, Sheshmani K. Dubey & Santosh A. Mani. 2017. Optical characterization of inorganic nanoparticles doped in polymer dispersed liquid crystal. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 647(1):244-252- Proceedings of the 26th International Liquid Crystals Conference. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421406.2017.1289603 (Taylor and Francis)