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Dr. Sarath Chandran

Asst. Professor, Chemistry, School of Engineering, Chennai

Qualification: Ph.D
@amrita.edu

Bio

Dr. Sarathchandran C currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, in the Department of Science and Humanities, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai.

He obtained his Ph. D. in 2016 from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, for his thesis on, “Morphology and Properties of Polymer Blend Systems based on Epoxy Systems”. During his doctoral thesis, he had worked in collaboration with University de Strasbourg- France, Universiti Tecknologi MARA- Malaysia, and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

His areas of research expertise include Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites, Polymer Crystallization, carbon aerogels, silica aerogels, batteries and supercapacitors, hydrogen storage devices and green energy harvesting, Thermal Protection Systems, Electrospinning, bio polymers and biomedical polymers. He has published 17 research papers in international journals, 6 book chapters, and 7 books to his credit.

His current research areas include the Synthesis of carbon aerogels with/without Metal Doping for High-energy and Power-density Supercapacitor Applications, Synthesis of Porous Carbon from various bio sources for Hydrogen Storage and Supercapacitor Applications, Development of different types of Electrolytes especially Solid-state Electrolytes and Ionic Liquid Electrolytes for Supercapacitor Applications, Water Purification by CDI coupled with Photocatalysis, 3D Silica-based materials for Oil Spill Recovery, Green Energy Harvesting from various sources including Development of Flexible, High-performance Solar Cells, Development of Eco-friendly Fuels, etc. and Polymer Blends, Nanocomposites, Studies on Polymer Crystallization, Electrospinning, and Polymer Coatings for various applications.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Micro-cellular polymer foam supported silica aerogel: Eco-friendly tool for petroleum oil spill cleanup

Cite this Research Publication : Micro-cellular polymer foam supported silica aerogel: Eco-friendly tool for petroleum oil spill cleanup (2021)- P.K.Renjith, C. Sarathchandran, V. Sivanandan Achary, N. Chandramohanakumar, V. Sekkar- Journal of Hazardous Materials, 415, 125548

Publisher : Journal of Hazardous Materials

Year : 2021

Photoassisted degradation of rhodamine B using poly(ε- caprolactone) based nanocomposites: mechanistic and kinetic features

Cite this Research Publication : Photoassisted degradation of rhodamine B using poly(ε- caprolactone) based nanocomposites: mechanistic and kinetic features (2021)- E Elias, C Sarathchandran, S Joseph, A K Zachariah, J Thomas, D Devadasan, F G Souuza Jr, S Thomas- Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 138, 26, 50612

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2021

Quantifying morphological and mechanical properties of thermoplastics elastomers by selective localization of nanofillers with different geometries

Cite this Research Publication : Quantifying morphological and mechanical properties of thermoplastics elastomers by selective localization of nanofillers with different geometries (2021)- NithinChandran, Sarathchandran C, AnjalySivadas, AllissonSaiter-Fourcin, SabuThomas- Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 629, 127365

Publisher : Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects

Year : 2020

Organic modifier induced interfacial transformation, morphology and physico-mechanical properties of PP/NR based blend nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : Organic modifier induced interfacial transformation, morphology and physico-mechanical properties of PP/NR based blend nanocomposites (2020)- N Chandran, C Sarathchandran, S Jose, S Thankappan, S Thomas- Composites Part B: Engineering, 194, 108045.

Publisher : Composites Part B: Engineering

Year : 2019

Crystallization kinetics, morphology and spherulite growth in poly (trimethylene terephthalate) modified with bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether

Cite this Research Publication : Crystallization kinetics, morphology and spherulite growth in poly (trimethylene terephthalate) modified with bisphenol-A diglycidyl ether (2019)- C. Sarathchandran, Li Ziang, Robert A. Shanks, C. H. Chan, V. Sekkar, Sabu Thomas- Journal of thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 24, 1-11.

Publisher : Journal of thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Year : 2018

Microstructure and phase evolution in pyrolysed short fibre reinforced polymethyl silsesquioxane-phenolic interpenetrating networks

Cite this Research Publication : Microstructure and phase evolution in pyrolysed short fibre reinforced polymethyl silsesquioxane-phenolic interpenetrating networks (2018)- Ancy Smitha Alex, Bhuvaneswari S., Sarathchandran C., Jayalatha T., Sekkar V., Gouri C.,- Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 129, 241-247.

Publisher : Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis

Year : 2017

Mechanism of phase separation in a weakly interacting system with strong dynamic asymmetry

Cite this Research Publication : Mechanism of phase separation in a weakly interacting system with strong dynamic asymmetry (2017)- Sarathchandran C., Antolasic F., Robert A. Shanks, Sabu Thomas- Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134, 28, 45059-45068.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/app.45059

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2017

Multiwalled carbon nanotube promotes crystallisation while preserving co-continuous phase morphology of polycarbonate/ polypropylene blend

Cite this Research Publication : Multiwalled carbon nanotube promotes crystallisation while preserving co-continuous phase morphology of polycarbonate/ polypropylene blend (2017)- Mohammed Arif P, Sarathchandran C., Aravinda Narayanan, Allisson Saiter, Roberto Terzano, Ignazio Allegretta, Carlo Porfido, Nandakkumar Kalarikkal,Sabu Thomas- Polymer Testing, 64, 1-11.

Publisher : Polymer Testing

Year : 2017

Effect of electron beam irradiation on thermal and mechanical properties of aluminum based epoxy composites

Cite this Research Publication : Effect of electron beam irradiation on thermal and mechanical properties of aluminum based epoxy composites (2017)- P. M. Visakh, Olga B. Nazarenko, C. Sarathchandran, Tatnya V. Melnikova, Svetlana Yu Nazarenko, J. C. Kim- Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 136, 17-22.

Publisher : Radiation Physics and Chemistry

Year : 2016

Segmental dynamics, morphology, and thermomechanical properties of electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) nanofibers in presence of an interacting filler

Cite this Research Publication : Segmental dynamics, morphology, and thermomechanical properties of electrospun poly(ε-caprolactone) nanofibers in presence of an interacting filler (2016)-Eldho Elias, Sarathchandran C., Nithin Chandran, Fernando G. Souza Jr.and Sabu Thomas-RSC Adv., 6, 21376-21386

Publisher : RSA Advances

Year : 2016

Percolated Network Formation in Biocidal 3D Porous PCL/ Clay Nanocomposite Scaffolds: Effect of organic modifier on Interfacial and Water Sorption Properties

Cite this Research Publication : Percolated Network Formation in Biocidal 3D Porous PCL/ Clay Nanocomposite Scaffolds: Effect of organic modifier on Interfacial and Water Sorption Properties (2016)- Eldho Elias, Sarathchandran C., Ajesh K. Zachariah, Sunil M. A., Vineesh Kumar, Suryasarthi Bose, Fernando G. Souza, Sabu Thomas- RSC Adv., 6, 85107-85116.

Publisher : RSC Advances

Year : 2016

Polyaniline-Clay hybrids through diazonium interface chemistry: conductive nanofiller for epoxy matrix nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : Polyaniline-Clay hybrids through diazonium interface chemistry: conductive nanofiller for epoxy matrix nanocomposites (2016)- Khouloud Jlassi, Sarathchandran C, Mémia Benna-Zayani, Sabu Thomas, Mohamed M. Chehimi- Langmuir, 12;32(14):3514-24

Publisher : Langmuir

Year : 2016

Interfacial interactions of thermally reduced graphene in poly(trimethylene terephthalate)-epoxy resin based composites

Cite this Research Publication : Interfacial interactions of thermally reduced graphene in poly(trimethylene terephthalate)-epoxy resin based composites (2016)- Sarathchandran C, Michael. Czajka, C. H. Chan, Robert A. Shanks, , Sabu Thomas- POLYMER, 106, 140-151.

Publisher : POLYMER

Year : 2015

Compatibilizing Action and Localization of Clay in Polypropylene/Natural Rubber (PP/NR) Blend

Cite this Research Publication : Compatibilizing Action and Localization of Clay in Polypropylene/Natural Rubber (PP/NR) Blend (2015)- Nithin Chandran, Sarathchandran C., Hanna J. Maria, Sabu Thomas- RSC Adv., 5, 86265-86273.

Publisher : RSC Advances

Year : 2015

Novel poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-grafted clay nanofiller for highly transparent and mechanically robust epoxy composites

Cite this Research Publication : Novel poly(glycidyl methacrylate)-grafted clay nanofiller for highly transparent and mechanically robust epoxy composites (2015)- Khouloud Jlassi, Sarathchandran C, MatejMičuši, Mémia Benna-Zayani, Yusuf Yagci, Sabu Thomas, Mohamed M. Chehimi - European Polymer Journal, 72:89–101

Publisher : European Polymer Journal

Year : 2014

Effect of elongation flow on the morphology of DGEBA- Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) blend system

Cite this Research Publication : Effect of elongation flow on the morphology of DGEBA- Poly(trimethylene terephthalate) blend system(2014)- Sarathchandran C, R Muller M Bouquey, C Melart, S Thomas, Polymer Engineering and Science, 55, 1679-1688.

Publisher : Polymer Engineering and Science

Year : 2014

Stereochemistry and Miscibility of Epoxy Resin-Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) Blends

Cite this Research Publication : Stereochemistry and Miscibility of Epoxy Resin-Poly (trimethylene terephthalate) Blends (2014)-Sarathchandran C, Antolaisic F, Eichhorn K J, Robert A Shanks and S Thomas, RSC Adv.,4, 25420-25429

Publisher : RSC Advances

Year : 2013

Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of Poly(Lactic acid)- Hemp fibre nanocomposite

Cite this Research Publication : Non-isothermal crystallization kinetics of Poly(Lactic acid)- Hemp fibre nanocomposite- I. R. Mustapa, Sarathchandran C, R A Shanks (WaggaWagga 2013) (peer-reviewed article)

Publisher : WaggaWagga

Year : 2013

The monophonie detour hull number of a graph

Cite this Research Publication : A. Pa Santhakumaran, Jebaraj, Tb, and Chandran, S. V. Uc, “The monophonie detour hull number of a graph”, Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing, vol. 84, pp. 155-165, 2013.

Publisher : Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics and Combinatorial Computing

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2013

Block co-polymer of Epoxy resin and Poly(trimethylene terephthalate):Preparation, characterization and properties

Cite this Research Publication : Sarathchandran, S Thomas, R Shanks, Block co-polymer of Epoxy resin and Poly(trimethylene terephthalate):Preparation, characterization and properties - (WaggaWagga 2013)(peer-reviewed article)

Publisher : Proceedings - 37th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials MeetingAt: Wagga Wagga, NSW

Book Chapter

Year : 2021

Carbon aerogel: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Carbon aerogel: Synthesis, Properties and Applications- Sarathchandran C, Devika M. R., Swetha Prakash, Sujatha S, Ilangovan S. A., Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials (2021), Elsevier Inc. Paperback ISBN: 9780128219966.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc.

Year : 2021

Activated Carbon: Synthesis Properties and Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Activated Carbon: Synthesis Properties and Applications- Sarathchandran C., Ilangovan S. A., Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials (2021), Elsevier Inc. Paperback ISBN: 9780128219966.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc.

Year : 2021

Graphene: The Magic Material

Cite this Research Publication : Graphene: The Magic Material- Antony Joseph, Sujith V., Sarathchandran C., Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials (2021), Elsevier Inc. Paperback ISBN: 9780128219966

Publisher : Elsevier Inc

Year : 2021

Introduction to carbon materials

Cite this Research Publication : Introduction to carbon materials, Sarathchandran C., Sabu Thomas, Ilangovan S. A., Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials (2021), Elsevier Inc. Paperback ISBN: 9780128219966.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc

Year : 2021

Preparation and applications of silica aerogels

Cite this Research Publication : Preparation and applications of silica aerogels- Sarathchandran C., Ranjith P. K., Sekkar V., Engineering of Natural Polymeric Gels and Aerogels for Multifunctional Applications, Elsevier Inc. (In Press, will be available by August 2021).

Publisher : Elsevier Inc

Year : 2019

Rheology of Polymer-Clay nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : Rheology of Polymer-Clay nanocomposites- Sarathchandran C., Nithin Chandran, Sabu Thomas, Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications, ISBN: 9780128169575, Elsevier Inc. (2019).

Publisher : Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications

Year : 2019

Pesticides: Classification, detection, and Degradation

Cite this Research Publication : Pesticides: Classification, detection, and Degradation- Sarathchandran C., Unni M. R., Sabu Thomas, Organic Farming New Advances Towards Sustainable Agricultural Systems, ISBN 978-3-030-04657-6, Springer International Publishing.

Publisher : Springer International Publishing

Year : 2019

Interfacial Characterization using Rheology

Cite this Research Publication : Interfacial Characterization using Rheology- Sarathchandran C., Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications, ISBN: 9780128169575, Elsevier Inc. (2019).

Publisher : Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications

Year : 2019

Rheology:An Introduction

Cite this Research Publication : Rheology:An Introduction- Sarathchandran C., Nithin Chandran, Sabu Thomas, Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications, ISBN: 9780128169575, Elsevier Inc. (2019).

Publisher : Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications

Year : 2014

Polymer Blends

Cite this Research Publication : Polymer Blends- Sarathchandran C, Robert A. Shanks, Sabu Thomas, Nanostructured Polymer Blends, Elsevier Inc. (2014)

Publisher : Nanostructured Polymer Blends, Elsevier Inc

Year : 2014

Poly(trimethylene terephthalate)- The next generation engineering thermoplastic

Cite this Research Publication : Poly(trimethylene terephthalate)- The next generation engineering thermoplastic- Sarathchandran C, Chin Han Chan, Siti Rozana Bt. Abd. Karim, Sabu Thomas, Physical chemistry of macromolecules (Apple Academic Press) ISBN-13: 978-1926895642

Publisher : Physical chemistry of macromolecules (Apple Academic Press)

Book

Year : 2021

Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials

Cite this Research Publication : Handbook of Carbon based Nanomaterials, Sarathchandran C., Sabu Thomas, Ilangovan S. A., Piranjan J. C. M.- Elsevier Inc. Paperback ISBN: 9780128219966.

Publisher : Elsevier Inc.

Year : 2019

Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Rheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites 1st edition, Theory, Modelling and Applications- Sarathchandran C., Nithin Chandran, Sabu Thomas- Paperback ISBN: 9780128169575, Elsevier Inc

Publisher : Elsevier

Year : 2015

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems

Cite this Research Publication : Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems- Sarathchandran C, R. A. Shanks, S. Thomas- Elsevier Publishing (U.K).
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323394086
eBook ISBN: 9780323394543

Publisher : Elsevier Publishing (U.K).

Year : 2014

Polyoxymethylene and their nanocomposites: Structure, Properties and Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Polyoxymethylene and their nanocomposites: Structure, Properties and Applications- Sigrid Luftl, Visakh P. M, Sarathchandran. C, Scrivener Publishing and John Wiley and Sons Ltd. (2014)
ISBN: 978-1-118-38511-1

Publisher : Scrivener Publishing and John Wiley and Sons Ltd

Year : 2013

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Cite this Research Publication : Nanostructured Polymer Blends- Sarathchandran. C, Sabu Thomas, Robert A. Shanks- Elsevier Publishing (U.K).

Publisher : Elsevier Publishing

Academic Qualifications
Year Affiliation
2016 Ph.D.
School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. Dissertation title: Morphology and Properties of Polymer Blend Systems based on Epoxy Resin Systems.
2006 CSIR-UGC NET qualified
2003 MSc Chemistry with specialization in Polymer Science
Experience
Year Affiliation
2019 – Present Assistant Professor
Chemistry, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chennai
2017 – 2019 Scientist at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO, Trivandrum
2016 – 2017 Research Associate at Inter University Centre for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture
2015 – 2016 Project Associate at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN)
2013 – 2014 Project Fellow in Agilent Core Technology
Award/Achievement
  • Amrita Innovation and Research Awards- Chancellor’s Publication Award 2020
Teaching Interests
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
Research Interests
  • Aerogels
  • Energy storage devices
  • Renewable energy
  • Water purification
  • 3D printing
  • Polymer blends and nanocomposites
  • Polymer crystallization
  • Electrospinning
Membership in Professional Bodies
  1. Society of Polymer Engineers
  2. Institute of Scholars
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