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Gaurav Giri

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Office location and address
ChE 122
385 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. ​California Institute of Technology, 2008
Ph.D. ​Stanford University, 2013
Post-Doc ​Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013-2016
Biography

Prof. Giri graduated from Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, working on the crystallization control of organic semiconductors for flexible electronic applications. His postdoctoral work focused on the use of microfluidics and continuous flow processing for pharmaceutical industry. The Giri research group is focused on studying the fundamental processes (thermodynamic, kinetic, mechanical and optical) that lead to different organic molecule and metal organic framework morphologies, and utilizing this knowledge to create innovative methods of controlling microstructure and phase for pharmaceutical and energy applications. Microfluidics and X-ray diffraction analysis methods feature strongly in our program to study organic molecule packing and morphology.

Thin Film Metal Organic Frameworks for Membrane Applications
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2019 – January 31, 2021
Molecular Engineering of Energetic Materials for Enhanced Stability and Performance Budget Request
Source: U.S. DOD - Navy - Office Of Naval Research (Onr)
February 01, 2019 – January 31, 2021
In-Flight Urination System
Source: Luna Innovations, Inc.
June 22, 2020 – November 25, 2020
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduate Students: Metal Organic Framework Thin Films for Electronic and Sensing Applications
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2019 – November 30, 2019
Thin Film Metal Organic Frameworks for Membrane Applications
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
August 01, 2018 – July 31, 2019
Creating High Performance Flexible, Transparent Electronics Using Solution Shearing and Multiscale Modelling
Source: Jeffress Memorial Trust
June 30, 2017 – March 30, 2019
Metal Organic Framework Thin Films for Flexible Electronics and Battery Applications
Source: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
June 01, 2017 – October 09, 2018
EN-CHE-Organic Molecules and Quantum Dots for Flexible Electronic and Photovoltaic Applications
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2016 – May 31, 2018
CHE 2216: Modeling and Simulation in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 4
Mathematical and computational tools for the analysis and simulation of chemical processes and physicochemical phenomena. Mathematical and numerical methods. Three lecture and one laboratory hour. Prerequisite: CS 1110, APMA 2130, CHE 2215.
CHE 4561: Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration. Prerequisite:Third or Fourth-year standing and instructor permission.
CHE 4995: Chemical Engineering Research
Credits: 1–3
Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
CHE 5561: Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Credits: 1–3
Applies engineering science, design methods, and system analysis to developing areas and current problems in chemical engineering. Topics are announced at registration.
CHE 6615: Advanced Thermodynamics
Credits: 3
Development of the thermodynamic laws and derived relations. Application of relations to properties of pure and multicomponent systems at equilibrium in the gaseous, liquid, and solidphases. Prediction and calculation of phase and reaction equilibria in practical systems. Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level thermodynamics or instructor permission.
CHE 7995: Supervised Project Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to project research for Master of Engineering degree under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
CHE 8998: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
CHE 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
  • Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source – Graduate Student Award2015
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory – Melvin P. Klein Scientific Development Award 2013
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company – 6 th Outstanding Student Research Gold Award 2012
  • American Chemical Society (ACS) Akzonobel Student Award Finalist 2012
  • Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award 2012
  • Graduated with Honors from Caltech. 2008
  • William N. Lacey SURF Scholar 2007
  • Dale Austin Scholarship 2006, 07