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.

Sundeep Dhawan

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Polymer Science

Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory (CSIR), India

Research Areas

Conducting Polymers, Nano ferromagnetic Composites, EMI Shielding, Microwave Absorbing Materials, Corrosion Preventive materials


1986Zu-Satz StudiumTechnical University, Merseburg, Germany
1983Ph.D.University of Rajasthan
1978M.Sc.M.D. University


1986-1987 Pool Officer, C.E.C.R.I., Karaikudi
1987-1988Scientist Fellow, CECRI, Karaikudi
1988-1992Scientist B, CECRI, Karaikudi
1992-1997Scientist C, NPL, New Delhi
1997-2001Scientist EI, NPL, New Delhi
2001-2006Scientist EII, NPL, New Delhi
2006-presentScientist F, NPL, New Delhi

Academic Achievement

Received Citation at the 87th Session of the Indian Science Congress, Pune held on Jan. 3-7, 2000
Best Scientist Award for Outstanding Performance (NPL) in 2009


Fellow of Society for the Advancement of Electrochemical Science And Technology, Karaikudi
Life Member of Indian Society of Analytical Scientists
Life Member of the Magnetic Fluid Society of India
Life Member of the Society for Polymer Science
Life Member of Indian Carbon Society

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Electrochemical behaviour of S.K. Dhawan Polymer International polyaniline in aromatic sulphonic D.C.Trivedi 25 (1991) 55-60 acids.
[2]  EMI shielding with organic S.K. Dhawan Electromagnetic conductive polymers D.C. Trivedi Compatability Journal 4 (1991) 01-05
[3]  Conductive synthetic fibers D.C. Trivedi Polymer Science S. K. Dhawan Contemporary themes Vol. II (1991)746-748
[4]  Conducting polymer for S.K. Dhawan Instruments & Electro Electronics D.C. Trivedi nics Development May 1991, 14-18
[5]  Composites of polyaniline D.C. Trivedi Frontiers of Polymer for antistatic applications S.K. Dhawan Research, ed. Paras N. Prasad & J.K. Nigam, New York 1991, 419-425
[6]  Electrochromic behaviour of S.K. Dhawan Electrochem. Soc copolymer of anisidine and D.C. Trivedi Ext. abst. Vol. 91-2 aniline (1991) 1015-1016
[7]  Synthesis and properties of S.K. Dhawan J. Applied Electro-polyaniline in sulphamic acid D.C. Trivedi Chemistry, 22 (1992) medium 563-570
[8]  Soluble conducting poly(o-S.Sathiya Corrosion Science ethoxy aniline) as inhibitor narayanan, 33 (1992) 1831-1841 for iron in HCl medium S.K. Dhawan D.C. Trivedi K. Balakrishnan
[9]  Antistatic coatings of conducting S.K. Dhawan Polymer Processing polypyrrole on sensitized D.C. Trivedi Society, 8th meeting insulating surfaces Proc. (1992) 405-408
[10]  Grafting of Electronically D.C. Trivedi J. Materials conducting polyaniline on S.K. Dhawan Chemistry, 2 (1992) insulating surfaces 1091-1096
[11]  Counter-ion effect on the D.C. Trivedi B. Electrochem. Properties of polyaniline S.K. Dhawan 8 (1992) 548-552
[12]  Influence of polymerization S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals conditions on the properties D.C. Trivedi 60 (1993) 63-66 of poly(2-methyl aniline) and its copolymer with aniline
[13]  Antistatic applications of S.K. Dhawan Polymers for Advance conducting polyaniline D.C. Trivedi Technologies, 4 (1993) 335-340
[14]  Poly(o-phenetidine): A S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals soluble conducting polymer-D.C. Trivedi 60 (1993) 67-71 synthesis, characterization & uses
[15]  Shielding of Electromagnetic D.C. Trivedi Synthetic Metals, interference (EMI) using poly-S.K. Dhawan 59 (1993) 267-272 aniline
[16]  Charge, transport, optical and A. Raghunathan Phys. Rev. B, magnetic properties of polyaniline T.S. Natarajan 47 (1993) 13189 obtained using organic acids C. Rangarajan-13196 S.K. Dhawan D.C. Trivedi
[17]  Effect of copolymerization on S.K. Dhawan Bull Electrochem. the electrochromic response of D.C. Trivedi 9 (1993) 247-249 polyaniline
[18]  Influence of organic dopants S.K. Dhawan Electrochem. Soc. on the electrochemical behaviour D.C. Trivedi Ext. Abst., Vol. 93 of polyaniline (1993) 2489-2490
[19]  Investigations on the effect of D.C. Trivedi Synthetic Metals sulphosalicylic acid S.K. Dhawan 58 (1993) 309-324
[20]  Thin conducting polypyrrole S.K. Dhawan Bull. Material Science films on insulating surfaces and D.C. Trivedi (1993) 371-380 its applications
[21]  Conducting polymers for RFI S.K. Dhawan Electronics Product Shielding and as antistatic Finder, 5 (1994) 75-Materials 79
[22]  Applications of conducting S.K. Dhawan Electronics Product polymers for batteries and Finder 12 (1994) 217-electrochromic devices. 221
[23]  Conducting polymer based S.K. Dhawan Polymer Science sensors P. Jayakumar recent advances D.C. Trivedi Vol. II (1994)
[24]  Prevention of corrosion of iron S. Sathiya Electrochimica in acidic media using poly(o-narayanan, Acta 39 (1994) methoxyaniline) S.K. Dhawan 831-837 D.C. Trivedi K. Balakrishnan
[25]  Electronically conducting poly S.K. Dhawan Macromolecules-aniline: Thermal and environ S. Chandra Current Trends-mental stability and its applications Vol. II (1995) 576-581
[26]  Novel Tunable Charge Transfer S.K. Dhawan J. Electrochem. Soc. Chromism observed in poly M.K. Ram Ext. Abs. 95 (1995) aniline films B.D. Malhotra 1026-1028
[27]  Synthesis and Characterization S.K. Dhawan J. Applied Polymer of poly(o-ethoxy aniline) D.C. Trivedi Science, 58 (1995)-A procesable conducting polymer 815-826
[28]  Selective Electrodeposition of S.K. Dhawan Indus. Prod. Finder, metals (Part I) 9 (1995) 267
[29]  Novel electrochromism phenomenon S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals observed in polyaniline films M.K. Ram 75 (1995)119-122 B.D. Malhotra S. Chandra
[30]  Polyaniline as an electrode mater-G. Kumar Synthetic Metals ial for magnesium reserve battery S. Sivashanmugam 80 (1996) 279-282 S.K. Dhawan D.C. Trivedi
[31]  Conductive plastics-An effective S.K. Dhawan Industrial Products answer to electromagnetic pollution Finder, 5 (1996)
[32]  Novel conducting polyaniline as S. Koul J. Electrochem. Soc. Sensor material for HCl vapours S.K. Dhawan Soc. Ext. Abs. 96(2) S. Chandra (1996)
[33]  Radio Frequency Interference S.K. Dhawan Instru. & Elecronics Devel., 12 (1995) 46-48
[34]  Conducting polymer poly (o-D. Kumar J. Electrochm. Soc. Toluidine) as display material S.K. Dhawan Ext. Abs., 96 (2) 1996 In aqueous protonic and semi R.C. Sharma 794-96 Solid electrolytes S. Chandra
[35]  Investigations on the effect of D. Kumar Indian J. Chem. Methyl group in poly(o-toluidine) S.K. Dhawan Vol. 36 A (1997) by electrochemical & spectroscopic M.K. Ram, R.C. 290-294 techniques Sharma, B.D. Malhotra S. Chandra
[36]  Corrosion and its prevention in S.K. Dhawan Indus. Prod. Find. Industrial Sector 12 (!996) 633-635
[37]  Conducing polyaniline as sensor S.K. Dhawan Sensors & Actuators material for ammonia D. Kumar B:40 (1997) 99-103 M.K. Ram S. Chandra 38 Electrochemical and optical D. Kumar Indian J. Chemistry, behaviour of poly(o-toluidine) M.K. Ram Vol. 36 A (1997) conducting polymer in semi-solid S.K. Dhawan 14-18 electrolytes R.C. Sharma S. Chandra
[38]  Conducting polyaniline as a sensor S. Koul Indian J. Chemistry material for the detection of HCl S.K. Dhawan Vol. 36 A (1997) vapours S. Chandra 901-904
[39]  Switching response of conducting S. Koul Ind. J. Chem. 36 A poly(o-toluidine) in potonic S.K. Dhawan (1997) 829-833 electrolytes B.D. Malhotra S. Chandra, D. Kumar R.C. Sharma, R. Chandra
[40]  Investigations on the effect of D. Kumar Ind. J. Chem., 36 A methyl group in poly(o-toluidine) S.K. Dhawan (1997) 290-294 by electrochemical & spectroscopic M.K. Ram techniques R.C. Sharma B.D. Malhotra S. Chandra
[41]  Conducting polyaniline composite S. Koul SPIE, Vol. 3908 for the detection of aqueous S.K.Dhawan (1998) 278-287 ammonia R. Chandra
[42]  Electrochromic behaviour of S.K. Dhawan Macromolecules conducting polyaniline in tosylate S. Chandra Vol. I, ed. By medium-Corelation beween S. Sreenivisan cycle growth and response time (1998) 390-393
[43]  Conducting Fabrics for the S.K. Dhawan J. Coated Fabrics shielding of electromagnetic S. Koul Vol. 28 (1998) interference S. Chandra 29-36 S. Venkatachalam
[44]  Conducting polymer polyaniline-S. Koul Macromolecules-New An effect of temperature on the S. K. Dhawan Frontiers, Vol. I Electrical conductivity transitions S. Chandra S. Sreenivisan (1998)
[45]  Electrochromic behaviour of poly-S.K. Dhawan Trans. SAEST, aniline in oxalic acid medium-D.C. Trivedi Vol. 33 (1998) 127 Growth mechanism and degradation Behaviour
[46]  Conducting polyaniline composite S. Koul Polymer Comm for ESD and EMI at 101 GHz R. Chandra 41 (2000) 9305-9310 S.K. Dhawan
[47]  Novel antistatic materials based S.K. Dhawan Recent Advances in on conducting polyaniline N. Singh Polymers & Compos composites R. Bhattacharya ites, pub. By Allied Publishers Ltd. Delhi (2000) 296-299
[48]  Conductive blends of polyaniline S. Koul Recent Advances in with Acrylonitrile-Butadiene S.K. Dhawan Polymers and Styrene Composites, pub. By Allied Publishers Ltd. Delhi (2000) 300-305
[49]  Conducting polyaniline composite: S. Koul Sensors & Actuators A reusable sensor material for R. Chandra B: 75(3) (2001) Aqueous ammonia S.K. Dhawan 151-159
[50]  Compensated sulphonated poly-S. Koul Synthetic Metals, aniline-correlation of process S.K. Dhawan Vol. 124/2-3 (2001). ibility and crystalline structure R. Chandra 295-299
[51]  Soluble Substituted poly-A. Verma J. of Biochemistry phenylenes-A new material K. Saxena and Biotechnology for its application in light emitting C. Kant Vol. 96 (2001) diodes-Synthesis and S.K. Dhawan 215-223 Characterization R.K. Sharma, C.P. Sharma M.N. Kamalsannan S. Chandra
[52]  Shielding effectiveness of S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals conducting polyaniline coated N. Singh Vol. 125/3 (2001 fabrics at 101 GHz S. Venkatachalam 389-393
[53]  Shielding behaviour of S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals conducting polymer coated N. Singh & Vol. 129/3, 2002 fabrics in X-band, W-band S. Venkatachalam p 261-267 & radio frequency range 55 Investigations on the ferrofluid R.P. Pant J. of Magnetism & conducting polymer composites S.K. Dhawan Magnetic Materials and its applications N.D. Kataria 252 (2002) 16-19 D.K. Suri
[54]  Electromagnetic shielding S.K. Dhawan Science & Tech behaviour of conducting poly-N. Singh nology of Advanced aniline composites D. Rodrigues Materials Vol. 4 (2003) 105-113
[55]  Bright Orange organic light L. Kumar Thin Solid Films emitting diodes fabricated S.K. Dhawan 441 (2003) 243-247 using benzene-napthalene M.N. Kamalasanan copolymer S. Chandra
[56]  Incorporation of ferromagnetic Y.Anand, S. Meena, Macro 2004 dopants on the growth behaviour Rohit Rathore and of polyaniline S.K. Dhawan
[57]  Blue electroluminescence in A. Misra, P. Kumar Indian J. Pure organic semiconductors S.K.Dhawan, M.N. & Applied Kamalasannan & Physics S. Chandra 42 (2004) 793
[58]  Synthesis & Characterization R.P. Pant, S.K. Dhawan Ind. J. Engg. of ferrofluid-conducting polymer D.K. Suri, M. Arora, S.K. & Mat. Sci., composites Gupta, M. Koneracka, 11 (2004) 267 P. Kopcansky & M. Timko
[59]  Blue Green light emitting L. Kumar, R.R. Koireng Indian J.Pure diode based on lithium tetra A. Misra, P. Kumar, & Applied (8-hydroxyquinalato) triphenyl S.K. Dhawan, M.N. Physics siloxy) aluminum boron complex Kamalasannan 43 (2005) 56
[60]  PANI:LDPE Conducting composites S.K. Dhawan IWPSD Synthesis, Characterization & R. Rathore (2005) Application P. Saini, M.N. Kamalasannan S.S. Bawa
[61]  Design & Synthesis of Processible P. Saini, K. Singh IWPSD Polyanilines for Technological S.K. Dhawan & S.S. Bawa (2005) Applications
[62]  Insitu polymerization of N. Meena, N. Sobti IWPSD conducting polymers in the K. Singh, P. Saini (2005) presence of nano-ferromagnetic R.K. Kotnala, R.P. Pant 920-924 constituents S.K. Dhawan, S.S. Bawa P.C. Kothari
[63]  LiSIPA doped polyaniline-P. Saini, V. Choudhary Ind. J. of Engg colloidal graphite composites: and S.K. Dhawan & Mat. Sci. Synthesis & Characterization 14(2007) 436-442
[64]  Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) K. Singh, A. Ohlan Polymers for γ-Fe2O3 polymer composites-P. Saini and S.K. Dhawan Advanced Tech. super paramagnetic behaviour and 19(2008) 229-236 variable range hopping 1 D conduction mechanism-synthesis and characterization
[65]  Conducting Ferromagnetic Copolymer A. Ohlan, K. Singh J. Appl. Poly. of Aniline and 3, 4-ethylenedioxy A. Chandra and Science thiophene Containing Nano-Crystalline S.K. Dhawan 108 (2008)2218-Barium Ferrite Particles 2225
[66]  Synthesis and characterization of P. Saini, R. Jalan J. Appl. Poly.Sci. procesable polyaniline doped with novel and S.K. Dhawan 108 (2008) 1437-dopant NaSIPA 1446
[67]  Dielectric & magnetic properties of K. Singh, A. Ohlan Mater. Chem. & conducting ferromagnetic composites R.K. Kotnala, A.K. Bakshi Phys., 112(2008) of polyaniline with γ Fe2O3 nano S.K. Dhawan 651-658 particles
[68]  Microwave absorption properties A. Ohlan, K. Singh Appl. Phys. Letters of conducting polymer composite A. Chandra & 93 (2008) 53114 with barium ferrite nanoparticles S.K. Dhawan 71 Thermal, spectroscopic and P. Saini, H. Bhandari Ind. J. Engg. & electrical transport properties V. Choudhary and Mat. Science of processable poly(aniline-co-S.K. Dhawan 15 (2008) 497 alkylaniline) copolymers
[69]  Synthesis and characterization of H. Bhandari, S. Sathiya J. Applied proccessible polyaniline derivatives narayanan, V. Choudhary Poly. Sci. for corrosion inhibition & S.K. Dhawan 111(2008) 2328-2339
[70]  Influence of reaction conditions H. Bhandari, Polymer International on the formation of nanotubes/V. Bansal, V. Choudhary 58 (2009) 489-502 nanoparticles of polyaniline in the presence of 1-amino-2-napthol-4-sulfonic acid and application as electrostatic charge dissipation material
[71]  Synergistic effect of copolymers H. Bhandari, V. Choudhary Polymers for composition on the electrochemical, and S.K. Dhawan Advanced thermal, and electrical behavior of Technologies 5-lithiosulphoisophthalic acid doped DOI10.1002/pat.1359 poly(aniline-co-2-isopropylaniline): (2008) synthesis, characterization, and applications
[72]  Electrical properties and EMI shielding P. Saini, Polymers for behavior of highly thermally stable V. Choudhary Advanced polyaniline/colloidal graphite composites & S.K. Dhawan Technologies 20(2009)355-361
[73]  Electromagnetic interference shielding P. Saini, J. Applied behavior of polyaniline/graphite V. Choudhary Polymer Science composites prepared by in situ K.N. Sood & DOI 10.1002/app.30183 emulsion pathway S.K. Dhawan (2009)
[74]  Conjugated polymer nanocomposites: A. Ohlan Journal of Synthesis, dielectric & microwave K. Singh, Applied absorption studies A. Chandra and Physics, V.N. Singh Vol. 106, S.K. Dhawan, 044305 (2009); doi:10.1063/1.3200958 79. 79. 78. Conducting polymer embedded with S.K. Dhawan Synthetic Metals nanoferrite and titanium dioxide nanoparticles A.K. Bakashi SYNMET 12741 for microwave absorption, , K. Singh and DOI 10.1016/j/A. Ohlan, synmet. 2009.08.031
[75]  Charge transport and ammonia Vineet Bansal, Ind. J. Engg. & gas sensing response in poly M.C. Bansal Mater. Science aniline-co-1-amino-2-napthol 4-and S.K. Dhawan Vol.16 (2009) 1-6 sulphonic acid), ,
[76]  Improved Electromagnetic S. Pandey Nanoscale Research interference shielding properties of B.P. Singh Letters MWCNT-PMMA composites using R.B. Mathur 4(2009) 327-334 layered structures T.L. Dhami, P. Saini & S.K. Dhawan
[77]  Synthesis of conducting ferromagnetic K. Singh, Mater. Chem. & Phys. Nanocomposites with improved micro-A. Ohlan, 119 (2010)201-207 Wave absorption properties A.K. Bakshi S.K. Dhawan
[78]  Microwave Absorption behaviour A. Ohlan, ACS Applied Materials of core-shell structured PEDOT K, Singh & Interfacs, 2010, DOI-barium ferrite nanocomposites A. Chandra : 10.1021/am900893d S.K. Dhawan
[79]  Enhancement of corrosion protection H. Bhandari Thin Solid Films Efficiency of iron by poly(aniline-co R. Srivastav 519(2010)1031 Amino-napthol sulphonic acid) nano V. Choudhary Wires in highly acidic medium S.K. Dhawan
[80]  Effect of Cadimum sulphide quantum dots M. Taukeer Khan Thin Solid Films Processing and post thermal annealing R. Bhargav 519 (2010) 1007 On P3HT/PCBM photovoltaic device A. Kaur S.K. Dhawan S. Chand
[81]  Memory effect in CdTe quantum dots A. Kumar Applied Physics doped ferroelectric liquid crystals J. Prakash Letters, 97, 163113 M. Taukeer Khan 2010 S.K. Dhawan A.M. Biradar
[82]  Conduction mechanism in Polyaniline-flyash Avanish P. Singh AIP Advances composite material for shielding against Anoop Kumar S, 1, 022147 (2011) electromagnetic radiation A. Chandra & S.K. Dhawan
[83]  Hole transport mechanism in organic/T. Khan J. Applied inorganic hybrid systems based on insitu A. Kaur Physics growth CdTe nanocrystals in poly(3-hexyl S.Chand 109,114059(2011) thiophene) S.K.Dhawan
[84]  Microwave absorption properties of Anil Ohlan AIP Advances of NiCoFe2O4-graphite embedded Kuldeep Singh 1,032157 (2011) poly(o-phenetidine) nanocomposites Namita Gandhi Amita Chandra S.K. Dhawan
[85]  Thermal, dielectric and microwave Namita Gandhi Composites Science absorption properties of polyaniline-CoFe2O4 Kuldeep Singh & Technology nanocomposites Anil Ohlan doi.10.1016/j. D.P. Singh compscitech. S.K. Dhawan 2011.08.010
[86]  In-situ growth of cadmium telluride Mohd. T. Khan J. Applied nanocrystals in poly(3-hexylthiophene) A. Kaur Physics matrix for photovoltaic applications S.Chand 110, 44509(2011) S.K. Dhawan