Research focus of our group is on advanced composites and fiber materials. Polymers have become a material of choice in a gamut of applications owing to their structural versatility, processability, and lower density. In many applications such as organic electronics, solid electrolyte membranes, filtration materials, and surface coatings, a nanocomposite approach is attractive because multiple functions can be programmed into the material by tailoring the properties of polymers and nanofillers. We are interested in developing composite and fibrous materials  that can address specific challenges in energy, environment and health care. Another major area of interest of our research group is in enhancing the processability of biopolymers and enabling new technologies. Our current research focus is on leveraging the properties of bio-derived nanomaterials in piezoelectric composites, microencapsulation and additive manufacturing.

 


 

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Dr. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan
Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor (AcSIR)

D102 PAML, Polymer Science and Engineering Division
National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91-20-2590 2173

Email: k.shanmuganathan @ ncl.res.in