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.

Muruganathan "Nathan" Ramanathan

Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Polymer Science

Staff Scientist, Center for Nanophase Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Research Areas

Nanoscale Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Polymer Science, Flexible electronics, Materials Science and Engg


2011-presentMaterials Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.
2007-2011Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL


American Chemical Society (ACS)
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Catalysis Club of Chicago (CCC)
American Vacuum Society-Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing (AVS)
European Colloids and Interface Society (ECIS)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Permeability and Interactions in Free-Standing Foam Films, Muruganathan Ramanathan Publisher: GCA Verlag, Germany, 2004. ISBN-10: 3898631621 ISBN-13: 978-3898631624.
[2]  Self-assembly of Soft Materials-from fundamentals to hi-tech applications, Muruganathan Ramanathan Publisher:Springer, USA book is currently in progress.
[3]  Muruganathan Ramanathan*, Seth B. Darling, Anirudha V. Sumant and Orlando Auciello, " Self-Assembly of Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymers on Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Thin Films for Lithographic Applications", in Diamond Electronics and Bioelectronics — Fundamentals to Applications III, edited by P. Bergonzo, J.E. Butler, R.B. Jackman, K.P. Loh, and M. Nesladek, (Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.), Warrendale, PA, 2010, 1203-J17-15.
[4]  Molecular Self-Assembly in Confined Spaces Muruganathan Ramanathan* and Katsuhiko Ariga to be published in Journal of Materials Chemistry (2011).
[5]  Effect of gas type on foam film permeabhility and its implications for foam flow in porous media Farajzadeh, R, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Rossen, W. R. and Krastev, R Advances in Colloids and Interfaces Science In Press (2011)
[6]  Self-Assembly of metal-Containing Block Copolymers and Sequential Infiltration Synthesis of Metal/Block Copolymer Composites Seth B. Darling, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Qing Peng, Yu-Chih Tseng and, Jeffrey W. Elam POLY Preprint In press (2011).
[7]  Block Copolymer Lithography as a Facile Route for Developing Nanowire-like Arrays, Muruganathan Ramanathan*, Seth B. Darling, and Derrick C. Mancini, Advanced Science Letters 4, 442 (2011).
[8]  Foam films as thin liquid gas separation membranes, Muruganathan Ramanathan*, Mueller, H.-J, Moehwald, H, Krustev, R. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 3, 633 (2011)
[9]  Asymmetric morphology from an organic/organometallic block copolymer Muruganathan Ramanathan, Joseph Strzalka, Jin Wang, and Seth B. Darling Polymer 51, 4663 (2010).
[10]  On the mechanism of Pd ultra thin film hydrogen sensors, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Grant Skeludk, Seth B. Darling, Nanotechnology 21, 125501 (2010).
[11]  Nanopatterning of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Thin Films via Block Copolymer Lithography, Muruganathan Ramanathan*, Seth B. Darling, Anirudha V. Sumant and Orlando Auciello, J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 28, 979-983, (2010).
[12]  Basic properties of foam films stabilized with tetraethylamonium salt of perfluoro octane sulphonate (PFOS), Muruganathan Ramanathan, Mueller, H.-J, Moehwald, H, Krustev, R. Colloids and Surfaces A, 354, 1-7(2010). In honor of Prof. Volhardt Festschrift.
[13]  Thickness dependent hierarchical meso/nano scale morphologies of a metal-containing block copolymer thin film induced by hybrid annealing and their pattern transfer abilities Muruganathan Ramanathan* and Seth B. Darling Soft Matter, 5, 4665-4671 (2009).
[14]  Simple orientational control over cylindrical organic-inorganic block copolymer domains for etch mask applications, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Elizabeth Nettleton and Seth. B. Darling. Thin Solid Films, 15, 517 (2009).
[15]  Multi-elemental characterization of organic liquid samples by use of a 13 MeV 6Li3+ beam, J.A. Liendo, M.A. Bernal, A.C. González, D.D. Caussyn, N.R. Fletcher, O.A. Momotyuk, Muruganathan Ramanathan, B.T. Roeder, I. Wiedenhöver, T. Fischer, K.W. Kemper, P. Barber, L. Sajo-Bohus Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 267 3424-3430 (2009).
[16]  Formvar characterization by use of forward elastic scattering J.A. Liendo, A.C. González, D.D. Caussyn, N.R. Fletcher, O.A. Momotyuk, Muruganathan Ramanathan, B.T. Roeder, I. Wiedenhoever, Nuc. Inst. and Meth. in Physic. Res. B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 266, 323 (2008).
[17]  Surface Properties of a Series of Amphiphilic Dendrimers with Short Hydrophobic Chains Sun, J.; Muruganathan Ramanathan; G. R. Newkome, C. N. Moorefield, P. S. Russo, Langmuir 24, 1858 (2008).
[18]  Viscoelasticity of dynamically self-assembled paramagnetic colloidal clusters, Pietro Tierno, Muruganathan Ramanathan, and Thomas M. Fischer. Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 028301 (2007).
[19]  Viscoelasticity of dynamically self-assembled paramagnetic colloidal clusters (selected contribution) Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 15, 3 (2007).
[20]  Interfacial thermocapillary vortical flow for microfluidic mixing, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Zahng, Y, Fischer, Th. M. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128(11), 3474-3475, (2006).
[21]  Flow-controlled phase boundaries in Langmuir monolayers, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Thomas M. Fischer, J. Phys. Chem. B. 110, 22979 (2006).
[22]  Foam Films Stabilized with Dodecyl Maltoside-2 Film stability and Gas permeability Muruganathan Ramanathan, R Krustev, H.-J Mueller, H. Moehwald, Langmuir, 22 (19), 7981, (2006).
[23]  Laser Induced Local Collapse in a Langmuir Monolayer, Muruganathan Ramanathan; Fischer, Th. M, J. Phys. Chem. B. 110, 22160-22165 (2006)-Selected article for Prof. Charles M. Knobler Festschrift.
[24]  Effect of Head Group Size on Permeability of Newton Black Films, Muruganathan Ramanathan*, Mueller, H.-J, Moehwald, H, Krustev, R. Langmuir, 21, 12222, (2005).
[25]  Colloidal Rings in a Liquid Mixture, Helseth, LE, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Zhang, Y, Fischer, ThM. Langmuir, 21, 7271, (2005).
[26]  Nonequilibrium Bubbles in a Flowing Langmuir Monolayer, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Khattari, Z, Fischer, Th. M, J. Phys. Chem. B. 109, 46, 21772, (2005).
[27]  The Dependence of the Interactions in the Foam Films on Surfactant Concentration, Mishra, NC, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Mueller, H.-J, Krustev, R. Colloids and Surfaces A, 256, 77, (2005).
[28]  Foam Films Stabilized by Dodecyl Maltoside-1: Film Thickness and Free Energy of Film Formation, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Krustev, R, Mueller, H.-J, H. Moehwald. Langmuir, 20, 3652, (2004).
[29]  Temperature Dependence of the Gas Permeability of Foam Films Stabilized by Dodecyl Maltoside, Muruganathan Ramanathan, Krustev R, Ikeda N, Mueller H.-J. Langmuir, 19, 3062, (2003)