Srivastava Lab

Self-Assembly of Soft Materials

The Srivastava Lab is in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Our research focuses primarily on harnessing self-assembly as a tool for materials design. We are specifically interested in the role of electrostatic interactions, and our future work will span from molecular design and synthesis to nano-, micro- and macro-scale materials characterization, and eventually all the way to biochemical, biomedical and energy storage applications.

We're incredibly excited to start our brand new lab and working with our colleagues at UCLA.


We are building a multidisciplinary team of young researchers. Currently, we are looking for postdoctoral researchers & graduate students to join the lab.

Postdoctoral researchers: We are seeking postdoctoral candidates with an expertise in synthetic polymer and/or polypeptide synthesis. Please email Samanvaya with a copy of your CV and a statement of research interests.

Graduate students: Please apply to the MS or PhD program at UCLA, and contact Samanvaya with a copy of your application.