Ambade Ashootosh

Ambade Ashootosh

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

My group works broadly in the area of polymer synthesis and self-assembly. We synthesize various functional polymeric architectures using a combination of organic synthesis and controlled polymerization techniques. Self-assembly of these polymers in solution is studied in response to various stimuli such as light, pH and temperature mainly towards drug delivery applications.      

Professional Experience

Senior Scientist CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory   2013 - till date

Scientist Fellow CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory  2010-2013

Post-doctoral Research Associate

• New York University and Georgia Institute of Technology 2007- 2008

• University of Massachusetts, Amherst  2004 - 2007 

Selected Publications

  • N. Kalva, N. Parekh And A. V. Ambade, Controlled Micellar Disassembly of Photo- and pH-cleavable Linear-Dendritic Block Copolymers, Polym. Chem., 6, 6826 - 6835 (2015), DOI:10.1039/C5PY00792E.
  • N. G. Patil, N. B. Basutkar And A. V. Ambade, Visible Light-triggered Disruption of Micelles of an Amphiphilic Block Copolymer with BODIPY at the Junction, Chem. Commun., , (2015), DOI:10.1039/C5CC06820G.
  • N. Kalva, V. K. Aswal And A. V. Ambade, Effect of the Branching Pattern of Hydrophobic Dendrons on the Core Structure of Linear-Dendritic Copolymer Micelles, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 215, 1456 - 1465 (2014), DOI:10.1002/macp.201400150.

Research Interest

  • Polymer Chemistry

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