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Professor R. Nagarajan

(Then and Now)

E-mail: rxn@psu.edu
 

Current Contact Information

 

Molecular Sciences and Engineering Team

Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center

Kansas Street, Natick, MA 01760

Phone : 508-233-6445; Fax : 508-233-4469

E-mail : Ramanathan.Nagarajan.Civ@mail.mil

 

 

B. Tech.   Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1970) 
M. Tech.   Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1973)
Ph. D.       Chemical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo (1979)


Research Interests

 

Molecular thermodynamic modeling and predictive computation of properties of complex fluids

 

Applications of organized molecular assemblies related to nanomaterials, bioprocesses, environment,

chemical separations, and other colloidal phenomena. 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Research at NSRDEC (Click here for publications)

 

 

 

 Theory of Self-Assembled Systems (Click on topic below for publications)

 

           Definition of Critical Micelle Concentration  

           General Thermodynamic Analysis of Self-Assembly  

           Theory of Micelle and Vesicle Formation  

           Sphere-to-Rod Transition of Micelles  

           Bola and Gemini Surfactants  

           Self-Assembly in Non-Polar Media  

           Surfactants in Polar Organic and Mixed Solvents  

           Solubilization in Micelles  

           Surfactant-Polymer Interactions  

           Mixed Micelles  

           Microemulsions  

           Block Copolymer Self-Assembly  

           Surfactants at Solid-Liquid Interfaces  

           Micellar Autocatalysis  

 

Applications of Self-Assembled Systems (Click on topic below for publications)

 

          Enzymatic Biocatalysis in Organized media  

          Chemical Separations Using Self-Assembled Systems  

          Selective Protein Extractions  

          Tribology and Lubrication  

          Lung Surfactants  

          Enhanced Oil Recovery  

          Deinking of Laser and Xerox Printed Paper  

 

Other Topics (Click on topic below for publications)

 

              Theory of Gas Transport in Glassy Polymer

              Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry

 

Current Research Interests at NSRDEC (Click here for publications)

 

 

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Books

 

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ACS Symposium Series 996

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (2008)

ACS Symposium Series 1016

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (2009)

ACS Symposium Series 1070

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (2011)

ACS Symposium Series 1119

American Chemical Society, Washington, DC (2012)

 

 

 

Edited Festschrifts

 

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Eli Ruckenstein Festschrift

I&EC Research (1996) Vol.35 (9)

Click for Eli Ruckenstein Biography

Larry Duda Festschrift

I&EC Research (2001) Vol.40 (14)

Click for Larry Duda Biography

 

 

Students

 

 

Short Courses

 

Surfactants : Self-Assembly and Structure-Performance Relationship 

Surfactants : Solution, Interfacial and Colloidal Properties

Nanomaterials for Biomedicine

 

 

Link to ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry  

 

 

ACS Service

 

 

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