Manohar V. Badiger

Manohar V. Badiger

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

Our research focus is on various major domains of polymer science such as polymeric hydrogels, associating polymers, flocculants, composites, copolymers, drug delivery systems, nanomaterials, etc.

Professional Experience

2014 to till date: Chief Scientist, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

2008 to 2014: Senior Principal Scientist, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

2002 to 2008: Scientist 'E-II', Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

1997 to 2002: Scientist 'E-I', Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

1992 to 1997: Scientist 'C', Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

1987 to 1992: Scientist 'B', Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory

November 2008: Visiting Professor, University of Pierre & Marie Curie

2004 & 2005: Visiting Scientist, ESPCI, Paris, France

1991 to 1993: CEC Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

September 1997 to April 1999: Alexander-von Humboldt Fellow, Inst. Physikalische. Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Neha Tiwari, Manohar V Badiger, P R Rajamohanan And Sapna Ravindranathan, Investigation of domain structures in monomethoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(caprolactone) grafted poly(acrylic acid) by NMR diffusion studies, Polymer International., 71, 976 - 984 (2022), DOI:10.1002/pi.6380.
  • Arun Torris, Sanoop Nair, Raji Mol K P, Poulomi Sengupta And Manohar Badiger, Mechanical and microstructural studies in a polysaccharide-acrylate double network hydrogel, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials., 124, 104839 (2021), DOI:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2021.104839.
  • Sreekumar Kurungot, Manohar Virupax Badiger, Bihag Anothumakkool And Arun Torris, All-solid-state-supercapacitor and a process for the fabrication thereof, US Patent., US 9905371 B2, (2018).
  • Neha Tiwari, Aarti Shedge, K. P. Fayis, Suresh K. Bhat, Sapna Ravindranathan, P. R.Rajamohanan And Manohar V. Badiger, Thermo thickening behavior of MPEG-b-PCL grafted Poly(acrylic acid): A molecular insight, Polymer., 148, 138 - 148 (2018), DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2018.06.031.
  • Anumon V. Divakaran, Lal B. Azad, Sachin S. Surwase, Arun Torris A. T. And Manohar V. Badiger, Mechanically Tunable Curcumin Incorporated Polyurethane Hydrogels as Potential Biomaterials, Chemistry of Materials., 28 (7), 2120 - 2130 (2016), DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04964.
  • Nivika R. Gupta, B. L. V. Prasad, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath And Manohar V. Badiger, A Nanocomposite of Silver and Thermo-associating Polymer by Green Route: A Potential Soft-Hard Material for Controlled Drug Release, RSC Advances., 4, 10261 - 10268 (2014), DOI:10.1039/C3RA45022H.
  • Anumon V. Divakaran, Arun Torris A. T, Ashish K. Lele And Manohar V. Badiger, Porous poly(ethylene glycol)–polyurethane hydrogels as potential biomaterials, Polymer International., 64 (3), 397 - 404 (2014), DOI:10.1002/pi.4802.
  • Nivika R. Gupta, Arun Torris A. T, Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Rajamohanan P. R, Guylaine Ducouret, Dominique Hourdet, Costantino Creton And Manohar V. Badiger, Synthesis and Characterization of PEPO grafted Carboxymethyl Guar and Carboxymethyl Tamarind as New Thermo-associating Polymers, Carbohydrate Polymers., 117, 331 - 338 (2014), DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.09.073.
  • Aarti S. Shedge And Manohar V. Badiger, Chapter Four – Hydrophobically Modified Chitosan: Solution Properties by Rheology and Light Scattering, Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes., 19, 91 - 102 (2014), DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-418699-6.00004-7.
  • Nivika R. Gupta, Pallavi P. Ghute And Manohar V. Badiger, Synthesis and characterization of thermo-sensitive graft copolymer of carboxymethyl guar and poly(N-sopropylacrylamide), Carbohydrate Polymers., 83 (1), 74 - 80 (2011), DOI:10.1016/j.carbpol.2010.07.023.
  • Ashish Lele, Aarti Shedge, Manohar Badiger, Prakash Wadgaonkar And Christophe Chassenieux, Abrupt Shear Thickening of Aqueous Solutions of Hydrophobically Modified Poly(N,N'-dimethylacrylamide-co-acrylic acid), Macromolecules., 43, 10055 - 10063 (2010), DOI:10.1021/ma1017378.
  • Manohar Virupax Badiger, Prakash Purushot Wadgaonkar, Ashish Kishori Lele, Aarti Subhash Shedge, Dominque Hourdet, Patrick Perrin And Christophe Chassenieux, Hydrophobically modified poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) and process of preparation thereof, U.S. Pat. Pub., US7572863B2, (2009).
  • Manohar V. Badiger, Nivika R. Gupta, John Eckelt And Bernhard A. Wolf, Intrinsic viscosity of aqueous solutions of carboxymethyl guar in the presence and absence of salt, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics., 209 (20), 2087 - 2093 (2008), DOI:10.1002/macp.200800238.
  • Dominique Hourdet , Jayant Gadgil, Klara Podhajeck, Manohar V. Badiger, Annie Brulet And Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Thermoreversible Behavior of Associating Polymer Solutions: Thermothinning versus Thermothickening, Macromolecules., 38 (20), 8512 - 8521 (2005), DOI:10.1021/ma050786r.
  • Aarti S. Shedge, Ashish K. Lele, Prakash P. Wadgaonkar, Dominique Hourdet, Patrick Perrin, Christophe Chassenieux And Manohar V. Badiger, Hydrophobically modified poly(acrylic acid) using 3-pentadecylcyclohexylamine: synthesis and rheology, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics., 206 (4), 464 - 472 (2005), DOI:10.1002/macp.200400392.
  • Shubhangi G. Gholap, Chinnakonda S. Gopinath And Manohar V. Badiger , Molecular Origins of Wettability of Hydrophobic Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Microporous Membranes on Poly(vinyl alcohol) Adsorption: Surface and Interface Analysis by XPS, Journal of Physical Chemistry B., 109 (29), 13941 - 13947 (2005), DOI:10.1021/jp050806r.
  • A.K. Lele, S. Varghese, M.V. Badiger And R.A. Mashelkar, Polymeric Gel Fuels, US Patent., 6,794,467, (2004).
  • M. V. Badiger, A. K. Lele, V. S. Bhalerao, S. Varghese And R. A. Mashelkar, Molecular tailoring of thermoreversible copolymer gels: Some new mechanistic insights, The Journal of Chemical Physics., 109, 1175 (1998), DOI:10.1063/1.476663.
  • Vivek V. Buwa, Ashish K. Lele And Manohar V. Badiger, Gel-Based Separation of an o-Toluidine?Water Emulsion, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research., 35 (11), 4182 - 4184 (1996), DOI:10.1021/ie960240g.
  • Manohar V. Badiger, Marion E. McNeill And Neil B. Graham, Porogens in the preparation of microporous hydrogels based on poly(ethylene oxides), Biomaterials., 14 (14), 1059 - 1063 (1993), DOI:10.1016/0142-9612(93)90206-H.
  • M.V. Badiger, N.B. Graham, R.V. Law And C.E. Snape, Solid-State 1H and 13C structural investigation of poly(ethylene oxide) hydrogel, Polymer Preprints., 205 (2), 478 - 479 (1993).
  • M.V. Badiger, M.G. Kulkarni And R. A. Mashelkar, Concentration of macromolecules from aqueous solutions: A new swellex process, Chemical Engineering Science., 47 (1), 3 - 9 (1992), DOI:10.1016/0009-2509(92)80194-H.
  • M. V. Badiger, P. R. Rajamohanan, M. G. Kulkarni, S. Ganapathy And R. A. Mashelkar, Proton MASS-NMR: a new tool to study thermoreversible transition in hydrogels, Macromolecules., 24 (1), 106 - 111 (1991), DOI:10.1021/ma00001a017.

Research Interest

  • Polymer Physics
  • Polymer Science
  • Superabsorbent Polymers
  • Associating Polymers
  • Hydrogels
  • Controlled Drug Delivery Systems
  • Carbohydrate Polymers
  • Biodegradable Polymers

Contact Details

Dr. Manohar V. Badiger

Emeritus Scientist

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411008, India

Mobile: 9890332978

Tel: 2590-2187

Fax: 2590-2612