Professor Yogesh Moreshwar Joshi

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Areas of Interest:

Chemical Engineering, Rheology, Polymer Science and Engineering, Nanocomposites, Glasses, Gels.


Rheology, Rheometry, Pastes, Stability of Colloidal dispersions, Polymers, Thixotropy

Consultancy Areas:

Rheology, Rheometry, Pastes, Stability of Colloidal dispersions, Polymers, Thixotropy.


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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Law Enforcement Agencies, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. Joshi has made path-breaking contributions to the conceptual development of the effective time theory buttressed by rigorous experimental validation, which allows time dependent materials to obey thermo-rheological simplicity in the effective time space. This work has led to the time dependent materials to demonstrate the fundamental principles of linear viscoelasticity. Dr. Joshi has established for the first time the concept of time – temperature – stress equivalence for soft glassy materials that enables prediction of important macroscopic properties over a long time, and can be used as an important characterization tool. Very recently Dr. Joshi has also proposed a comprehensive non-equilibrium thermodynamics theory to predict soft glassy material's approach to equilibrium influenced by the deformation field. Importantly the model also gives indication of what kind of rheological behavior is expected merely by knowing relaxation time and modulus dependence on time.

The validation of time - temperature superposition principle for metastable pasty materials demonstrated by Dr. Joshi has led to development of a procedure to predict a rheological shelf life of commercially important pasty soft materials. This procedure developed by Dr. Joshi has been commercially implemented by United Phosphorous Ltd. to predict shelf life of their agrochemical pastes. This procedure, which predicts the rheological behavior over duration of years also takes into account conditions prevailing at the end user's location. This procedure is also being used by Unilever Research to standardize their formulations.

Dr. Joshi also made fundamental contribution in understanding phase behavior of clay suspension. Importantly Dr. Joshi has provided a means to resolve the long standing issue of how to differentiate between glass and gel states of soft matter using rheological tools


Professional Experience:

  • Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Kanpur 208016. India June 2014 – till date Professor
  • Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Kanpur 208016. India May 2009 – June 2014 Associate Professor
  • Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur, Kanpur 208016. India July 2004 – May 2009 Assistant Professor
  • Benjamin Levich Instsitute, New York, NY. USA. September 2001 – March 2004, (Post-Doctoral Fellowship)
  • Research Associate, National Chemical Laboratory, July 1997 – August 2001 (Registered for Ph.D. in July 97 in IIT Bombay and defended the thesis in July 01




Contact Information


Department of Chemical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016. INDIA.

Tel: +91 512 259 7993
Fax: +91 512 259 0104

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering, (July, 2001), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and National Chemical Laboratory, Pune India.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer Engineering, (July 1996), Pune University, India, First class with distinction.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Engineering Sciences (2015).
  • National Academy of Sciences (NASI) – Scopus Young Scientist Award, 2012 (2013)
  • Department of Atomic Energy – Science Research Council (DAE – SRC) Outstanding Investigator Award (2012).
  • Indian National Academy Engineering (INAE) Young Engineer Award (2008)
  • National Academy of Sciences (NASI) Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2008)
  • Associate of Indian Academy of Sciences (2006-2009)
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientist (2006)

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated IV: Chemical Engineering

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