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

Principal Scientist CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory   2016 - till date

Senior Scientist 
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory   2013 - 2016

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

Ph. D. IIT Bombay 2004

Selected Publications

  • Pandey, B., Patil, N. G., Bhosle, G. S., Ambade, A. V., Sen Gupta And S, Amphiphilic Glycopolypeptide Star Copolymer-based Cross-linked Nanocarriers for Targeted and Dual-Stimuli-Responsive Drug Delivery, Bioconjugate Chem., 30, 633 - 646 (2019), DOI:10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.8b00831.
  • Patil, N. G., Basutkar, N. B., Ambade And A. V, Copper and Silver Nanoparticles Stabilized by Bis-triazole-based Dendritic Amphiphile Micelles for Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol, New J. Chem., 41, 4546 - 4554 (2017), DOI:10.1039/C7NJ00605E.
  • Kalva, N., Ambade And A. V, Synthesis and Tunable Thermoresponsive Solution Morphologies of 2,2-Bis-Methylolpropionic Acid Dendron-Azobenzene-Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Copolymers, Polym. Int., 66, 1084 - 1093 (2017), DOI:10.1002/pi.5363.
  • 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

Contact Details

B-102, PAML
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411008