Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Atul N. Parikh

Visiting Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Prof Atul N. Parikh

Atul N. Parikh is Professor (2007-) of Biomedical Engineering and of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of California, Davis. In 2011, he assumed Visiting Professorship in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at NTU.

Parikh received his B. Chem. Eng. (1987) degree from the University of Bombay (UDCT) and Ph.D. degree (2004) from the Department of Materials Science & Eng. at the Pennsylvania State University. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral scholar and then a technical staff member in the Chemical Science and Bioscience divisions at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1996 to 2001.

His research interests include fundamental and applied research in areas spanning soft biomimetic matter and synthetic biology. Current activities include fundamental enquiries in lipid self-organization and membrane-protein interactions toward applications in developing principles for biosensing and design of the synthetic cell.

Parikh can be reached at or Website:
Research Interests
Membrane biophysics
biologically inspired materials
synthetic chemical biology
Selected Publications
  • Jingjing Guo, James C. S. Ho, Hokyun Chin, Alan E. Mark, Cheng Zhou, Staffan Kjelleberg, Bo Liedberg, Atul Parikh, Nam-Joon Cho, Jamie Hinks, Yuguang Mu, Thomas Seviour. (2019). Response of microbial membranes to butanol: interdigitation vs. disorder. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, .
  • jingjing guo, james c.s. ho, hokyun chin, alan e. mark, cheng zhou, staffan kjelleberg, bo liedberg, atul n. parikh, nam-joon cho, jamie, hinks, yuguang mu, thomas seviour. (2019). Response of microbial membranes to butanol: Q2 interdigitation vs. disorder. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10.1039/c9cp014.
  • James C.S.Ho, Christoph Steininger, Shu Hui Hiew, Min Chul Kim, Erik Reimhult, Ali Miserez, Nam-Joon Cho, Atul N. Parikh, Bo Liedberg. (2019). Minimal Reconstitution of Membranous Web Induced by a Vesicle-Peptide Sol-Gel Transition. Biomacromolecules, 20(4), 1709-1718.
  • Cheng Zhou, Geraldine W.N.Chia, James C.S. Ho, Alex S. Moreland, Thomas Seviour, Bo Liedberg, Atul N. Parikh, Staffan Kjelleberg, Jamie Hinks, Guillermo C. Bazan. (2019). A Chain-Elongated Oligophenylenevinylene Electrolyte Increases Microbial Membrane Stability. Advanced Materials, 31, 1808021.
  • Seng Koon Lim, Hans-Peter de Hoog, Atul N. Parikh, Madhavan Nallani, and Bo Liedberg. (2013). Hybrid, Nanoscale Phospholipid/Block Copolymer Vesicles. Polymers, 5(3), 1102-1114.

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