Research Interest:


  • Novel Self–Assembled Supramolecular Pi conjugated Polymers
  • Pi conjugated polymers for Energy Harvesting and Energy Storage
  • Polymers for application in sensors
  • Enantioselective Separation using Polymers
  • Hybrid materials for Additive Manufacturing

Professional Experience

  • 2007- Current- Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2003-2007 Scientist National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST, CSIR) – Thiruvananthapuram, India
  • 2002-2003 Polymer Scientist, GE Plastics, John F. Welch Tech.Centre, GE India Private Ltd., Bangalore, India

Selected Publications

  • Shrikant B. Nikam, Asha SK*. Enantioselective Separation Using Chiral Amino Acid Functionalized Polyfluorene Coated on Mesoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Membranes. Analytical Chemistry 2020, 92, 6850−6857. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04699.
  • Moumita Roy, Pattuparambil R. Rajamohanan, Sapna Ravindranathan,* and Asha S. K* Self-Assembly of Bispentadecylphenol Substituted Perylenediimide with PSbP4VP for StructureProperty Insight into the Core of Core−Shell Micelles. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 805−816 DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b01099.
  • Sarabjot Kaur Makkad and S. K. Asha* Designed Amphiphilic Polystyrene as Surfactant for Oligo(pphenylenevinylene)-Incorporated PS Nanobeads and Visual Detection of Bilirubin in Human Blood Serum. ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 1230−1239 DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00222.
  • Sharma, Sandeep; Soni, Roby; K. Sreekumar*; S. K. Asha* Rylene Diimide Based Alternate and Random Copolymers for Flexible Supercapacitor Electrode Materials with Exceptional Stability and High Power Density. J Phys Chem C, 2019, 123 (4), 2084–2093; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11229.
  • Sarabjot Kaur Makkad and S. K. Asha* Surface Functionalized Fluorescent PS Nanobead Based Dual-Distinct Solid State Sensor for Detection of Volatile Organic Compounds. Analytical Chemistry 2018, 90, 7431-7441. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b00936.
  • Shekhar Shinde, A. V. Raaghesh, K. S. Narayan and S. K. Asha*, Supramolecular Complexes of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block (and random)-poly[3-(2-(6-carboxyhexyl)methyl)thiophene] Copolymers with Perylene bisimide. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem., 2018, 56, 1574–1583.
  • Sharma, Sandeep; Soni, Roby; K. Sreekumar*; S. K. Asha* Naphthalene Diimide Copolymers by Direct Arylation Polycondensation as Highly Stable Supercapacitor Electrode Materials. Macromolecules, 2018, 51 (3), pp 954–965; DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b02425.
  • Sarabjot Kaur Makkad and S. K. Asha* Conjugated Chromophore Incorporated Polystyrene Nanobeads as Single Optical Agent for Three-Channel Fluorescent Probe in Bioimaging Application. ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng, 2017, 3, 1788–1798. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00259.
  • B. Saibal, Rekha Narayan, S. Chithiravel and S. K. Asha* Improved Charge Carrier Mobility in Liquid Crystalline Supramolecular Crosslinked Polymer Complexes of Ditopic Rylenebisimides and P4VP. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 951- 959. DOI: 10.1002/pola.28449. (Highlighted as cover page)