Soft Matter: Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering
Schematic overview:
-          1.Self Assembly of Surfactants and Lipids
Representative Publications and Patents:
·        Kumar, M.; Kumaraswamy, G. Phase behaviour of the ternary system: Monoolein/Water/branched Polyethylenimine. Soft Matter 2015, 11, 5705-5711.
·        Kumar, M.; Patil,N. G.; Choudhury, C. K.; Roy,S.; Ambade, A. V.; Kumaraswamy, G. Compact polar moieties induce lipid–water systems to form discontinuous reverse micellar phase. Soft Matter 2015, 11, 5417-5424. (cover page article)
·        Deshpande, S.; Edakkal, V.; Ramagiri, S.; Bellare, J. R.; Kumaraswamy, G.; Singh, N. Enhancing cubosome functionality by coating with a single layer of poly-ε-lysine. ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2014, 6, 17126-17133.
·        A method for preventing retraction of aqueous drops: Kumaraswamy, G.; Kumar, M.; Kulkarni, M. A. (IN: 201611023934)
·   Discontinuous ordered micellar phases using polymeric additives: Kumaraswamy, G.; Kumar, M.; Ambade, A. V. (IN: 3631/DEL/2014; PCT/IN2015/050196)
·   Surfactant-copolymer complexes as delivery devices for targeted delivery of hydrophobic compounds: Kumaraswamy, G.; Edakkal, V. (IN: 1754/DEL/2012; US14/406037; PCT/IN2013/000360)
-          2. Self Assembly of Colloids (Ice-templating and Surfactant Templating)
Representative Publications and Patents:
·         Chatterjee, S.; Sengupta, S.; Kumaraswamy, G. Omniphilic Sponges by ice-templating. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 1823–1831.
·         Biswas, B.; Choudhury, C. K. Kumaraswamy, G. Colloidal assembly through ice-templating. Faraday Discussions 2016, 186, 61-76. (cover page article)
·         Rajamanickam, R.; Kumari, S.; Kumar, D.; Ghosh, S.; Kim, J. C.; Tae, G.; Sengupta, S.; Kumaraswamy, G. Soft colloidal scaffolds capable of elastic recovery after large compressive strains. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5161-5168.
·         Kumari, S.; Kulkarni, A.; Kumaraswamy, G., Sengupta, S. Large centimetre-size macroporous ferritin gels as versatile nanoreactors. Chem. Mater. 2013, 25, 4813-4819.
·         Sharma, K. P.; Ganai, A. K.; Sengupta, S.; Kumaraswamy, G. Self standing macroporous scaffolds with controllable morphology by dynamic templating of surfactant mesophase domains. Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 1448-1455. (cover page article)

·         Omniphilic sponge: Kumaraswamy, G.; Sengupta, S.; Chatterjee, S. (IN: 3631/DEL/2014)
Elastic macroporous scaffolds with tunable pore size from covalent self-assembly of nano and microparticles.: Kumaraswamy, G.; Rajamanickam, R.; Sengupta, S. (WO2014111960A1; EP2945656A1; US20150367035A1; IN: 3959/DEL/2012)
·         Self standing nanoparticle networks/scaffolds with controllable void dimensions: Kumaraswamy, G.; Sharma, K. P. (US13/139680; EP09810797.2; KR20117016411 20091215; CN: 20098050549.6; JP: 011-541718; IN: 2828/DEL/2008; PCT/IN2009/000723)
-         3. Polymers (Semicrystalline polymers and Polyelectrolytes)
Representative Publications and Patents:
·         Sreenivas, K.; Kumaraswamy, G. Large amplitude oscillatory shear induces crystal chain orientation in velocity gradient direction. ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 6-9.
·         Kumaraswamy, G.; Surve, N.; Mathew, R.; Rana, A.S.; Jha, S. K.; Bulakh, N. N.; Nisal, A. A.; Ajithkumar, T. G.; Rajamohanan, P. R.; Ratnagiri, R. Lamellar melting, not crystal motion, results in softening of polyoxymethylene on heating. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 5967-5978.
·         Sreenivas, K.; Basargekar, R. S.; Kumaraswamy, G. Phase separation of DMDBS from PP: Effect of polymer molecular weight and tacticity. Macromolecules 2011, 44, 2358-2364.
·         Sreenivas, K.; Pol, H. V.; Kumaraswamy, G. The influence of DMDBS on the morphology and mechanical properties of polypropylene cast films. Polym. Eng. Sci. 2011, 51, 2013-2023.
·         Sticky additives that modify polymer crystallization: Kumaraswamy, G.; Shrivastava, S. (IN: 0303/DEL/2015)