Applied Physics Department

Email: mkhandkar@mes.ac.in


  • Ph.D.
    2001: Department of Physics, University of Pune in Physics
  • M.Tech.
    1994 : Department of Physics, University of Pune in Atmospheric Physics
  • M.Sc.
    1992 : Department of Physics, University of Mumbai in Physics
  • B.Sc.
    1990 : Department of Physics, Gogate-Jogalekar College, Ratnagiri,
    (University of Mumbai) in Physics

Research and Consultancy

Area of Research: Computational Statistical and Soft Matter Physics
Post-doctoral research at:

  • Department of Applied Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland (2007-2009)
  • Department of Theoretical Physics, TIFR, Munbai (2003-2005)
  • Molecular Modeling Lab, JNCASR, Bangalore (2001-2002)


Physics, Environmental Studies

Important Publications

  • M. D. Khandkar, A. V. Limaye and S. B. Ogale, “Shape Effects in Random Sequential Adsorption of Zero-area Angled Objects on a Continuum Substrate” Physical Review Letters, 84, 570, (2000)
  • R. D. Narhe, M. D. Khandkar, K. P. Adhi, A. V. Limaye, S. R. Sainkar and S. B. Ogale, “Difference in the Dynamic Scaling Behaviour of Droplet Size Distribution for Coalescence under Pulsed and Continuous Vapor Delivery”, Physical Review Letters, 86, 1570, (2001)
  • M. D. Khandkar and Mustansir Barma, “Orientational correlations and the effect of spatial gradients in the equilibrium steady state of hard rods in two dimensions : A study using deposition-evaporation kinetics”, Physical Review E, 72, 051717 (2005)
  • Jaeoh Shin, T. Ikonen, M. D. Khandkar, Tapio Ala-Nissila and W. Sung, “Polymer Escape from Metastable Kramers potential: Path Integral Hyperdynamics Study”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 133, 184902 (2010)
  • Mahendra D. Khandkar, Robin Stinchcombe and Mustansir Barma, “Coarsening and Persistence in one dimensional system of orienting arrowheads : Domain-wall kinetics with A+B –> 0”, Physical Review E, 95, 012147 (2017)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Referee Service to European Physical Journal B
  • Member of Institute of Physics (IOP, London) during 2012-13
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from CSIR (Govt. of India) (1997 – 2000)
  • UGC (Govt. of India) Fellowship during M.Tech. course (1993-1994 )

Research Projects

  • Research Grant Approved from University of Mumbai for a Research Project (2005-06)

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