Members

Manickam Jayakannan (JK) born (25th May 1972) in Nagamalai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. He completed his B.Sc and M.Sc (1990-1995) from S. V. N. College, Madurai and subsequently moved to Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India)  to do Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor S. Ramakrishnan in the Inorganic & Physical Chemistry department on the topic of “Developing Linear and Hyperbranched Polyesters and Polyethers(1995-2000). He carried out post-doc studies under the supervision of Prof. Rene Janssen  in the Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry department, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2000-2002). He returned to India and joined GE Global research centre in Bangalore and worked there as polymer scientist for a short period (2002-2003). Thereafter, he joined as scientist at CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum and build active research group in the area of polymer science (2003-2007). In Dec’ 2007, he moved to IISER-Pune and currently holding Professor & Chair position in the department of chemistry. JK is married to Dr. Asha Syamakumari (Senior Scientist at NCL-Pune) and have two kids (Shyam and Meenakshi).

Deepa Puthanparambil

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2004-2008

Ph.D. Thesis: Novel Melt Transurethane Process for Cycloaliphatic Polyurethanes and their Self-organization for Nano-materials

 

Erstwhile Members

Amrutha S. Rajan

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2004-2009

Ph.D. Thesis: Novel Bulky p-Conjugated Poly(p-phenylenevinylene)s and Their Oligomers for Enhanced Luminescent Application

 

Anilkumar Parambath

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2005-2009

Ph.D. Thesis: Self-assembled Molecular Templates for Conducting Polyaniline Nanomaterials

 

 

 

M. Jinish Antony

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2006-2010

Ph.D. Thesis: Self-organization Approach for Conducting Polypyrrole and Their Copolymer Nanomaterials

 

 

 

Pramod, P. S.

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2010-2015

Ph.D. Thesis: Polysaccharide Nano-vesicles for  Anticancer Drug Delivery.

 

Harpreet Singh

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2010-2011.

MS Thesis: Liquid Crystalline Oligo-phenylenevinylenes

 

 

Rajendra Aluri

B.Sc.: Hindhu college, Nagarjuna University

M.Sc.: Govt. Arts. College, Andhra University

Research area: Amino acid Based Functional Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications

E-mail: alurirajen@students.iiserpune.ac.in 

Narsimha Karnati

B.Sc. and M.Sc.: Osmania University, Hyderabad

Research area: Segmented Helical Polymers for Photonic Applications

E-mail: nkarnati@students.iiserpune.ac.in 

Bhagyashree Kulkarni

B.Sc. and M. Sc.: SRTM University, Nanded

Research area: Conjugated Block Copolymer Nano-assemblies

E-mail: bhagyashree.kulkarni@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Anuj Bisht

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2011-2012.

MS Thesis: Development of Conducting Polyaniline– Au Nanocomposites

 

A. Balamurugan

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2007-2012

Ph.D. Thesis: Conjugated Polymer-Lanthanide Hybrid Materials for Luminescence Applications

 

Mahima Goel

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2008-2013

Ph.D. Thesis:  Supramolecular Assemblies of p-conjugated Phenylenevinylenes in Solid State

 

Uma Sridhar

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2012-2013.

MS Thesis: Dextrin Vesicles and Their Encapsulation Capabilities for Drug Delivery

 

Sonashree

B.Sc.: Rajdhani College, University of Delhi.

M.Sc.: Ramjas College, University of Delhi.

Research area: Responsive Amino acid Scaffolds

E-mail: sonashree@students.iiserpune.ac.in

 

 

Nilesh Deshpande

B.Sc. and M.Sc.: SRTM University Nanded

Research area: pH Responsive Polysaccharide Scaffolds

E-mail: nilesh.deshpande@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Mehak Malhotra

B.Sc. : St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi

Int. Ph.D Student : IISER, Pune

Research area: Biodegradable Block Copolymer Scaffolds for Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapy

E-mail: mehak.malhotra@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Vikash Kumar

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2013-2014.

MS Thesis: Development of Organic Phosphors and Their Luminescent Lanthanide Complexes

 

Thameez

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2014-2015.

MS Thesis: Development of pH Responsive Polymer Vesicles

 

Email: thameez.ky@gmail.com

 

Ph.D. Students

MS Students graduated from the group

Maitreyee

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2014-2015.

MS Thesis: Development of Polycaprolactone Block Copolymers

 

 

Email: thameez.ky@gmail.com

 

Khushboo Singh

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: MS– Project Thesis work, IISER, Pune, 2014-2015.

MS Thesis: Development of Polycaprolactone Block Copolymers

 

Smita Kashyap

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2009-2015

Ph.D. Thesis: Thermo-Responsive Small and Polymeric Amphiphiles for Drug Delivery

 

S. Anantharaj 

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2010-2016

Ph.D. Thesis: Development of Melt Polymerization Route for Amino acid Based Functional Polymers and their Self-assembled Nanostructures

 

Dheeraj Joshi

B.Sc. : Govt. PG College Narayan nagar Didihat

M. Sc. : LSM Govt. PG College Pithoragarh

Research area: Amino Acid based Polymer for Drug Delivery Applications

E-mail: dheeraj.joshi@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Ruma Ghosh

B.Sc. : Kirorimal College, University of Delhi

M.Sc. : IIT, Hyderabad

Research area: Polypeptide Block Copolymers for Drug Delivery

E-mail: ruma.ghosh@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Bapurao Surnar

Duration of Stay in JK’s Group: 2011-2016

Ph.D. Thesis: Polycaprolactone Block Copolymer Nanoscaffolds for Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells

 

Mishika

B.Sc. : Maitreyi College, University of Delhi

Int. Ph.D Student : IISER, Pune

Research area: pH responsive Polysaccharide scaffolds

E-mail: mishika.virmani@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Abhishek

BS-MS : IISER, Pune

Research area: Block Copolymers for Bio-imaging

E-mail: abhishek.kumar@students.iiserpune.ac.in

Sharafudheen PC

BS-MS : IISER, Pune

Research area: Porphyrin based Block Copolymers for Cancer Therapy

E-mail: sharafudheen.pc@students.iiserpune.ac.in