M.Sc. In Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, India (1996).
B.Sc. In Physics, University of Delhi, India (1994).
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University (July 2011 - present).
Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh, USA (2009 - 2011).
Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2007 - 2008).
Research Associate, Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science, University of Cambridge, UK (2002 - 2007).
Dr. Meenakshi Dutt joined Rutgers University in July 2011 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. She obtained her B.Sc. from the University of Delhi, India followed by a M.Sc. from the Indian Institute of Technology—Delhi, India and her Doctorate in Physics from Duke University, USA. She has held research positions at the Pfizer Institute of Pharmaceutical Materials Science at the University of Cambridge, UK, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests encompass the design, creation and investigation of soft materials such as powders, charged colloidal systems, bio-inspired hybrid bio-nanomaterials and functionalized surfaces to understand the underlying morphology, structure and dynamical processes via the development and use of mesoscopic simulation techniques, models and characterization tools. She has developed a new in silico framework to model soft materials, validated against experimental findings, and harnessed its predictive power for the inception of new hybrid soft materials. She is the recipient of the OpenEye Junior Faculty ACS COMP (August 2015) and the NSF CAREER award (2017).