Biopolymer and Biocomposites Lab

Research focus of our group is on advanced biocomposites and fiber materials. Polymers have become a material of choice in a gamut of applications owing to their structural versatility, processability, and lower density. We are interested in developing composite and nanofibrous materials that can address specific challenges in energy, environment and health care. Currently, our major focus is on  biopolymers/bio-derived nanomaterials and leveraging their properties in piezoelectric composites, microencapsulation and additive manufacturing.


 Recent Publications

Luminescent 3D printed poly(lactic acid) nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical properties

Polym. Eng. Sci. 2023 

3D-printed polymer composite devices based on a ferroelectric chiral ammonium salt for high-performance piezoelectric energy harvesting

Mater. Horizons 2023

DOI: 10.1039/D3MH00444A  

A Ferroelectric Aminophosphonium Cyanoferrate with a Large Electrostrictive Coefficient as a Piezoelectric Nanogenerator

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023 

Synthesis of N-oxyethylene substituted imidazolium-based zwitterions as a recyclable solvent for cellulose dissolution
Cellulose, 2022 

 Nanocellulose/melanin-based composites for energy, environment, and biological applications

J.Mater.Sci. 2022


Dr. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan
Principal Scientist and Associate Professor (AcSIR)
D102 PAML, Polymer Science and Engineering Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Homi Bhabha Road, Pune - 411008, India
 Phone: +91-20-25902173