ARC Nanotechnology Network
Dr BALAJI RENGARAJAN

Dr BALAJI RENGARAJAN

 
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCES (3.2.5A),
RMIT UNIVERSITY,
124 LATROBE STREET,
MELBOURNE 3000,
AUSTRALIA

Research Group: Polymer Science Research Group
 
Email: link
Phone: 03 99252153
Fax: 03 9925 2122
 
 

Current Research Activities

1.Investigation of the chemical and microstructures of Polymer Nanocomposites based on Carbon Nanotubes, Fumed Silica etc for emerging industrial applications.
2.Synthesis of macromonomers and amphiphilic palm-tree polymers using Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization(ATRP) to design switchable surfaces for industrial application oriented processless wet offset printing.
3. Novel interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) and mesoporous polymers from new IPNs for biomedical and other advanced applications.
4. Synthesis of novel macrocyclic polymers, supramolecular polymers and immobilization of macrocyclic compounds on silica gel, polymers and solid-support etc. for LC, chemo- & bio-sensors, separation and purification applications etc.
5. Photocrosslinkable Functional Polymers containing Pendant Photosensitive Chalcone Moiety
6. Synthesis and Characterisation of Schiff Base Containing Polymers and Determination of Copolymer Reactivity Ratios
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Patents: 2, Publications 22; Communicated, In Press: 10, Conferences: 2
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Existing Linkages

1. German Wool Research Institute (DWI),
Chair of Textile and Macromolecular Chemistry,
RWTH-Aachen, GERMANY.
2. Laboratory For Polymer Research (LRP),
CNRS - University of Paris XII, FRANCE.
3. Pohang University of Science & Technology(POSTECH),
Pohang, South Korea.
4. Department of Chemistry,
Anna University, Chennai-600025, INDIA.