Research and Projects

Main Topics

  • RAFT polymerization of amino acid and fatty acid based monomers
  • Polymeric-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials
  • Polymeric polyelectrolytes
  • Cross-linked polymeric hydrogels and organogels
  • Weak-link polymers: Polyperoxides and Polysulfides
  • RAFT dispersion polymerization
  • Synthesis of autofluorescent polymers
  • Protein-polymer bioconjugates
  • Toxic metal sensing and removal using polymeric materials

May 1, 2011 to May 1, 2014
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March 1, 2011 to Macrch 1, 2014
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August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2015
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BRNS Funded Project
June, 2014 to July, 2015

“Polymer Networks Assembled by Host-Guest Inclusion between Cyclodextrins and Amino Acid/Peptide substituents on the Polymer Side-Chain. The total funding for this project is 18.45 lakh rupees.

CNIC-US India Collaborative Project
September 2013, 2014 to September, 2014

“US-India collaborative project to decipher function and evolution of GABAergic nuerotransmission in planaria. The total funding for this project is 17.47 lakh rupees. IISER-K share is 4.8 lakhs.

DST-RFBR Collaborative Project
June, 2015 to May, 2017

Non-covalent interactions as instrument for control of water uptake and mechanical properties of side chain amino acid containing hydrogels: complex experimental and theoretical study. The total funding for this project is 24.84 lakh rupees.

Unilever Project
April, 2016 to May, 2019

Development of novel stimuli-responsive gel forming polymers as non-aluminium antiperspirant. The total funding for this project is 39.16 lakh rupees.

Indo-Belarus Project
February, 2017 to January, 2020

Well-defined Amphiphilic Block Copolymers for Pharmaceutical Applications. The total funding for this project is 19.03 lakh rupees.

CSIR India Project
January, 2017 to January, 2020

Polymerization Induced Nanostructured Materials from Fatty Acid Based Renewable Resources. The total funding for this project is 21.00 lakh rupees.

DST, SERB Project
April, 2017 to March, 2020

Bile Acid Containing Amino Acid Based Cationic Polymeric Architectures for Enhanced Actin Polymerization. The total funding for this project is 57.20 lakh rupees.