American Journal of Polymer Science

American Journal of Polymer Science has provided a continuous forum for the dissemination of thoroughly peer-reviewed, fundamental, international research into the preparation and properties of macromolecules. The journal is selective in accepting contributions on the basis of merit and originality. Preference is given to contributions that offer new or more comprehensive concepts, interpretations, experimental approaches, and results.

Sundarrajan Subramanian

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Polymer Science

Research Scientist, National University of SingaporeFaculty of Engineering, Singapore

Research Areas

Polymer Chemistry


2003Ph.DUniversity of Madras, Chennai, India
1996M.ScUniversity of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, India
1994B.ScMuthurangam Govt Arts College, Vellore, India


2009-presentSenior Research Fellow, E3-05-11, Nanobioengineering lab, Bioengineering Division, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2005-2009Research Fellow, E3-05-11, Nanobioengineering lab, Bioengineering Division, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2003-2005Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, 3 Science Drive 3, National University of Singapore, Singapore
1996-1999Project Assistant, Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Academic Achievement

Awarded Senior Research Fellowship (April 2000-March 2003) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  K. Ganesh, S. Sundarrajan, K. Kishore, K. N. Ninan, B. George and M. Surianarayanan, Primary Pyrolysis Products of Hydroxy Terminated Polybutadiene. Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 326-330.
[2]  S. Sundarrajan, K. Kishore, and K. Ganesh, A New Polymeric Flame Retardant Additive for Vinyl Polymers. Indian Journal of chemistry, Sec. A., 2001, 40, 41-45.
[3]  S.Sundarrajan, M. Surianarayanan, K. Ganesh and K. Kishore, Thermal Degradation Processes in Polysulfide polymers Investigated by Flash Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Indian Journal of chemistry, Sec.A., 2001, 40, 491-496.
[4]  P. K., Jain, C. Y Hemalatha, S. Sundarrajan, N. Girija, A. S Sarma, Effect of base oil characteristics on shear stability of viscosity modifiers. International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants, Symposium Papers, 2nd, New Delhi, Mar. 10-12, 2000, 1 65-68.
[5]  S. Sundarrajan, M. Surianarayanan, K. S. V. Srinivasan and K. Kishore, Thermal Degradation Processes in Polysulfide Copolymers Investigated by Direct Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry and Flash Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Macromolecules, 2002, 35, 3331-3337.
[6]  S. Sundarrajan, K. Ganesh and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Synthesis, Characterization, and Reactivity Ratio Studies on New Sulfide Copolymers Containing Ethylbenzene Units. Polymer, 2003, 44, 61-71.
[7]  S. Sundarrajan and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Thermal Degradation Processes in Poly (acyl sulfides) investigated by Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2003, 24, 724-731.
[8]  S. Sundarrajan and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Synthesis, Characterization and Mechanism of Polymerization of Poly (but-2-ene sulfide). Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 1406-1409.
[9]  S. Sundarrajan, M. Surianarayanan and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Synthesis and Characterization of Saturated and Unsaturated Polysulfide Polymers and their Thermal Degradation Processes Investigated by Flash Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Chem. 2005, 43, 638-649.
[10]  S. Sundarrajan and K.S.V. Srinivasan, Influence of structural factors on degradation product formation: Primary pyrolysis products of poly(acyl sulfides) investigated by direct pyrolysis mass spectrometry, Polym. Degrad. and Stabil., 2006, 91, 975.
[11]  R. Ramakrishnan, S Sundarrajan, L.Yingjun, R. S. Barhate, N. L. Lala, S. Ramakrishna, Functionalized Polymer Nanofibre Membranes for Protection from Chemical Warfare Stimulants, Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 2947-53 (highlighted in 17 websites).
[12]  S. Sundarrajan, S. Ramakrishna, Fabrication of nanocomposite membranes from nanofibers and nanoparticles for protection against chemical warfare stimulants, J. Mater. Sci., 2007, 42, 8400-07.
[13]  Neeta L. Lala, Ramakrishnan Ramaseshan, Li Bojun, Subramanian Sundarrajan, R.S. Barhate, Liu Ying-jun, Seeram Ramakrishna, Fabrication of nanofibers with antimicrobial functionality used as filters-protection against bacterial contaminants, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 2007, 97, 1357-1365.
[14]  R. Ramakrishnan, S.Sundarrajan, J. Rajen, S. Ramakrishna, Nanostructured Ceramics by Electrospinning, J. Appl. Phys., 2007, 102, 111101. Highlighted in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, published by the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society, December 17, 2007 issue.
[15]  S.Sundarrajan, D.Pliszka, S. Ramakrishna, A. Jaworek, A. Krupa and M. Lackowski, A Novel Process for the Fabrication of Nanocomposites membranes, J. Nanosci. Nanotech, 2009, 9, 4442.
[16]  Ramakrishnan Ramaseshan, Liu Ying-jun, Subramanian Sundarrajan, and Seeram Ramakrishna, Can the Activated Carbon that is Currently Used in NBC Protective Wear Be Replaced, Solid State Phenomena Vol. 136 (2008) pp 1-22.
[17]  A. Jaworek, A. Krupa, A.T. Sobczyk, M. Lackowski, T. Czech, D., S. Ramakrishna, S. Sundarrajan, D. Pliszka, Electrospray Nanocoating of Microfibers, Solid State Phenomena, 2008, 140, 127-132.
[18]  Martina Roso, Subramanian Sundarrajan, Damian Pliszka, Seeram Ramakrishna, and Michele Modesti, Multifunctional membranes based on spinning technologies: the synergy of nanofibers and nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, 285707.
[19]  R.S. Barhate, S. Sundarrajan, D. Pliszka and S. Ramakrishna, Potentials of nanofibers for the filtrations and separations, Separation & Filtration, 2008, 32.
[20]  D. Pliszka, S. Sundarrajan, A. Jaworek, A. Krupa, M. Lackowski, and S. Ramakrishna, Optimization of Electrospray Process by PIV in Nanostructured Membrane Preparation, Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 60, 2008, 117.
[21]  S. Neubert, M. Eblenkamp, D. Pliszka, S. Sundarrajan, and S. Ramakrishna, E. Wintermantel, Precise Deposition of Electrospun Nanofibers and Electrospraying of Nanoparticles as Enabling Techniques for Biomedical Engineering Applications, IFMBE Proceedings (Source: Micro-and Nanosystems in medicine, active implants, biosensors) 25, p124, 2009.
[22]  A. Jaworek, A. Krupa, M. Lackowski, A.T. Sobczyk, T. Czech, S. Ramakrishna, S. Sundarrajan, D. Pliszka, Nanocomposite fabric formation by electrospinning and electrospraying technologies, Journal of Electrostatics, 2009, 67, 435.
[23]  Barhate R.S, R. Ramakrishnan, L. Yingjun, S. Sundarrajan, Neeta L. Lala and S. Ramakrishna (2006), International Journal of Terrorism and Hot Spots, (Published, Journal not available online).
[24]  Jaworek A., Krupa A., Lackowski M., Sobczyk A.T., Czech T., Ramakrishna S., Sundarrajan S., Pliszka D., Electrostatic method for the production of polymer Nanofibers blended with metal-oxide nanoparticles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2009), 146.
[25]  Jaworek A., Krupa A., Lackowski M., Sobczyk A.T., Czech T., Ramakrishna S., Sundarrajan S., Pliszka D., Electrospinning and electrospraying techniques for nanocomposite non-woven fabric production, Textiles and Fibers in Eastern Europe, 2009, 17, 77-81.
[26]  S. Sundarrajan, A. Venkatesan, and S. Ramakrishna, Fabrication of Nanostructured Self-Detoxifying Nanofiber Membranes Containing Active Polymeric Functional Groups, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2009, 30, 1769.
[27]  G. Hota, S. Sundarrajan, Seeram Ramakrishna and Ng WJ, One Step Fabrication of MgO Solid and Hollow Nanofibers via Electrospinning Method, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 2009, 92, 2429.
[28]  S. Sundarrajan, Ramakrishna, Fabrication of Functionalized Nanofiber Membranes Containing Nanoparticles, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 2010, 10, 1139.
[29]  S.Sundarrajan and S.Ramakrishna, Aqueous Electrospinning of a Cationic Polyelectrolyte in the Presence of Poly(vinyl alcohol), International Journal of Green Nanotechnology, 2010 (In press).
[30]  Rajeswari Ravichandran, Subramanian Sundarrajan, Jayarama Reddy Venugopal, Shayanti Mukherjee, and Seeram Ramakrishna, Applications of Conducting Polymers and their Issues in Biomedical Engineering, J. R. Soc. Interface, 2010, 7, S559–S579.
[31]  Subramanian Sundarrajan, Rajendiran Murugan, Appukuttan Nair Sreekumaran Nair, and Seeram Ramakrishna, Fabrication of P3HT-PCBM solar cloths by electrospinning technique, Mater. Lett. 2010, 64, 2369.
[32]  S. Sundarrajan, A. Richard, S. Ramakrishna, An Update on Nanomaterials Based Textiles for Protection and Decontamination, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2010, 93, 3955.
[33]  C. Arun Richard, J. Venugopal, S. Sundarrajan and S. Ramakrishna, Fabrication of nanofibre-based dermal substitute for wound healing and skin tissue regeneration, Biomedical Materials, 2011, 6, 015001.
[34]  R. Rajeswari, J. Venugopal, S. Sundarrajan, S. Mukherjee and S. Ramakrishna, Poly(glycerol sebacate)/Gelatin core/shell fibrous structure for regeneration of Myocardial infarction, Tissue Engineering Part A, 2011, 17, 1363-1373.
[35]  C. Arun Richard, J. Venugopal, S. Sundarrajan and S. Ramakrishna, Gelatin-enriched biomimetic scaffolds for skin-tissue engineering, Nanomedicine, 2011, 6, 596-597.
[36]  R. Murugan, K. Ramamoorthy, S.Sundarrajan, S. Ramakrishna, Simple and efficient synthesis of 2, 6-dialkyl-3, 5-dialkoxycarbonyl-4-(3-aryl-1-phenyl-pyrazol-4-yl)pyridines using TPAP/NMO as a catalyst under mild conditions, Tetrahedron, 67, 2011, 2998-3002.
[37]  Ramalingam Balamurugan, Subramanian Sundarrajan, and Seeram Ramakrishna, Recent Trends in Nanofibrous Membranes and Their Suitability for Air and Water Filtrations, Membranes, 2011, 1, 232-248.
[38]  Satinderpal Kaur, Rajendrakumar Barhate, Subramanian Sundarrajan, Takeshi Matsuura, Seeram Ramakrishna, Hot pressing of electrospun membrane composite and its influence on separation performance on thin film composite nanofiltration membrane, Desalination, 2011, 279, 201-209.
[39]  Satinderpal Kaur, Subramanian Sundarrajan, Renuga Gopal, and Seeram Ramakrishna, Formation and characterization of polyamide composite electrospun nanofibrous membranes for salt separation, Journal of applied polymer science, 2011 (in Press).
[40]  Satinderpal Kaur, Dipak Rana, Takeshi Matsuura, Sundarrajan Subramanian, Seeram Ramakrishna, Preparation and Characterization of Surface Modified Electrospun Membranes for Higher Filtration Flux, Journal of membrane science (In Press).