Arun Torris

Arun Torris

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

Primary interest in exploring non-invasive three-dimensional tools for imaging and analysis of polymeric materials, composites, advanced materials and devices for energy storage & conversion

Academically trained in the research of hydrogels, specifically in double-network hydrogels, derived from biopolymers for biomedical applications

Professional Experience

2013 to current : Technical Officer, CSIR National Chemical Laboratory India

2011 to 2013 : Research Fellow, CSIR National Chemical Laboratory India (with Dr Manohar V. Badiger)

2007 to 2011 : Research Fellow, Dental Products Laboratory, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, India (with Dr Kalliyana Krishnan)

Selected Publications

  • Sahel Fajal, Writakshi Mandal, Arun Torris, Dipanjan Majumder, Sumanta Let, Arunabha Sen, Fayis Kanheerampockil, Mandar Shirolkar And Sujit Ghosh, Ultralight Crystalline Hybrid Composite Material for Highly Efficient Sequestration of Radioiodine, Nature Communications., 15, 1278 (2024), DOI:10.1038/s41467-024-45581-9.
  • Venkata Ramachandrula, Ramamohan Kasa And Arun Torris, Micro-Computed Tomography (┬ÁCT) Study of Clogging in Long-Used Strip and Cylindrical Drip Emitters, Journal of The Institution of Engineers., 104 (1), 167 - 174 (2023), DOI:10.1007/s40030-022-00697-3.
  • Sahel Fajal, Writakshi Mandal, Samraj Mollick, Yogeshwar More, Arun Torris, Satyam Saurabh, Mandar Shirolkar And Sujit Ghosh, Trap Inlaid Cationic Hybrid Composite Material for Efficient Segregation of Toxic Chemicals from Water, Angewandte Chemie., 61 (32), e202203385 (2022), DOI:10.1002/anie.202203385.
  • 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.
  • Arun Torris And Manohar V. Badiger, Polysaccharide Hydrogel Incorporated Carbon Nanofiber Microelectrode for Designing Neural Interfaces, Journal of Bionic Engineering., 16, 696 - 710 (2019), DOI:10.1007/s42235-019-0056-x.
  • Suvendu Karak, Kaushik Dey, Arun Torris, Arjun Halder, Saibal Bera, Fayis K. P. And Rahul Banerjee, Inducing Disorder in Order: Hierarchically Porous Covalent Organic Framework Nanostructures for Rapid Removal of Persistent Organic Pollutants, Journal of the American Chemical Society., 141 (18), 7572 - 7581 (2019), DOI:10.1021/jacs.9b02706.

Research Interest

  • Green & Sustainable Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Associating Polymers
  • Hydrogels
  • Carbohydrate Polymers
  • Biodegradable Polymers

Contact Details

Room J-105, PAML Building
Central Analytical Facility
Polymer Science and Engineering Division
CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory
Dr Homi Bhabha Road
Pune - 411008
Maharashtra, India


Phone: +91 20 2590 3035