Professor R. Nagarajan

(Then and Now)

 

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E-mail

 

rxn@psu.edu


 

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Surfactant Short Course Site Link

 

https://sites.google.com/site/surfactantshortcourse/home

 

 

 

Google Scholar Page Link

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ceFzHecAAAAJ&hl=en

 

 

Education

 

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 Natick (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