Welcome to Polymer Processing Lab

Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru-560012

Tel: +91-80-2293 3407; Fax: +91-80-2360 0472

Research in the group focuses mainly in developing multiphase polymer microstructures by melt flow processes and in understanding the structure-property correlation in multiphasic systems. The group is also actively involved in directed self-assembly of nanoparticles using phase separation in polymer blends as a template. This is an exciting area from both fundamental aspects and product design.

Other areas of our interest:

  • Tailoring macromolecules by ATRP/RAFT
  • Nanoparticles with tethered polymer brush
  • Surface initiated polymerization on nanoparticles ('graft to' and 'click' routes)
  • Concentration fluctuations and segmental dynamics in polymer blends
  • Crystallization induced phase separation in polymer blends
  • Composites derived ferroelectric and energy harvesting materials
  • EMI shielding materials
  • Designer membranes for water purification