Dr. Chavan N. N

Research areas

  • Super absorbing polymers, Metal chelation by polymer supported catalysts, Chiral drug resolution, Immobilised enzymes, Polymers for intraocular lens, Silica nanoparticles, Liquid crystalline polymers (Polyamides, Polyesters, Polycarbonates), Cholesteric liquid crystalline polymers, Polyimides, Phenolic resins, Urea-formaldehyde resins, PMR resins, Solid lubricants
  • We work in the field of polymer synthesis and characterisation with our main focus on to develop new materials based on polymers polymers, porous polymers, chiral polymers, biopolymers, enzymes etc.and application to technologically and industrially important materials such as super absorbing materials, heavy metal ion chelation, chiral drugs, intraocular lens, high performance composites etc. We use commercially availavle monomers, as well as synthesis of monomers from naturally occuring materials.


  • Dr. Chavan N. N.
    Office: Polymer science and engineering division
    National Chemical Laboratory
    Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
    Pune 411008, India
    Phone  +91 20 2590 3008
    Fax +91 20 2590 3008
    E-mail nn.chavan@ncl.res.in