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Raja Shunmugam

Dept: Chemical Sciences (DCS)
E-mail: sraja [at]
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Research Interest:

Drug Delivery, Self-Assembled Super Structures, Sensors

Academic Background:

  1. Ph. D. (Polymer Chemistry), Madras (IIT), 2004


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata ( - )
  2. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (2014 - 2017)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER-Kolkata (2008 - 2013)
  4. Research Associate, Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2003 - 2008)

Awards and Honors:

  1. IISER Kolkata Nominee for the Innovation Club Meeting from Rashtrapati Bhavan (2016)
  2. 6th National Innovation Award under the Polymeric Material Category from Honerable Central Minister for Petrochemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India (2016)
  3. Ramanujan Fellowship from DST, India (2010)

Selected Publications:

  1. Mane, Shivshankar R and Shunmugam, Raja. 2014.""Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Amphiphilic Homopolymer into Unique Superstructures"." ACS Macro Letters, 3, 44-50
  2. B, Sourav; N, Vijaykameswara Rao; Sarkar, Santu and Shunmugam, Raja. 2012."Unusual emission from norbornene derived phosphonate molecule – A Sensor for FeIII in Aqueous Environment." Nanoscale, 4, 6962-6966
  3. M, Shivshankar R; N, Vijaykameswara Rao,; C., Koushik,; D., Himadri; N., Soma; K., Abhinoy; Sarma, Jayasri Das and Shunmugam, Raja. 2012.""Amphiphilic Homopolymer Vesicles as Unique Nano-Carriers for Cancer Therapy" ." Macromolecules, 45, 8037-8042
  4. M, Shivshankar R; N., Vijaykameswara Rao; C., Koushik; D., Himadri; N,, Soma; K., Abhinoy; Sarma, Jayasri Das and Shunmugam, Raja. 2012."“A Unique Polymeric Nano-carrier for Anti-tuberculosis Therapy” ." J. Mater. Chem., , 22, 19639
  5. M, Shivshankar R; N, Vijayakameswara Rao and Shunmugam, Raja. 2012.""Reversible pH- and Lipid-Sensitive Vesicles from Amphiphilic Norbornene-Derived Thiobarbiturate Homopolymers"." ACS Macro Letters, 1, 482-488

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