Arthi Jayaraman

Arthi Jayaraman
  • Associate Professor
  • Joint Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

230 CLB
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716
302-831-1048 (fax)

  • Post-Doctorate - 2008 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctorate - 2006 North Carolina State University
  • Masters - 2002 North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors - 2000 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

"The overarching goal of my group's research is to develop and use molecular theory and simulations to elucidate microscopic phenomena governing macroscopic properties in polymers, and use that understanding to design and engineer novel materials for various applications including organic photovoltaics, drug and gene delivery, etc.

Three main areas of interest include: (see Research Group website for more information)
1. Self Assembly in Polymer Nanocomposites and Polymer Functionalized Nanoparticles
2. Designing Conjugated Polymers Based Materials for Organic Photovoltaics
3. Designing Soft Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery"

XSelected Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.
  1. T. B. Martin, K. I. Mongeopa, R. Ashkar, P. Butler, R. Krishnamoorti?, A. Jayaraman, "Wetting-Dewetting and Dispersion-Aggregation Transitions are Distinct in Mixtures of Polymer Grafted Nanoparticles and a Chemically Dissimilar Polyer Matrix", J. Am. Chem Soc. 137, 10624, (2015)
  2. L. Zhang, F. Liu, Y. Diao, H. S. Marsh, N. Collela, A. Jayaraman, T. P. Russell, S. C. Mannsfeld*, A. Briseno*, "The good host: formation of discrete fullerene "1-D channels" in well-ordered BTTT Oligomers", J. Am. Chem. Soc 136, 18120, (2014)
  3. B. Lin, T. Martin, A. Jayaraman, "Decreasing Polymer Flexibility Improves Wetting and Dispersion of Polymer Grafted Particles in a Chemically Identical Polymer Matrix", ACS Macroletters 3, 628, (2014)
  4. H. Marsh, E. Jankowski, A. Jayaraman, "Controlling the morphology of model conjugated thiphene oligomers through alkyl side chain length, placement and interactions", Macromolecules 47, 2736, (2014)
  5. R. Elder, A. Jayaraman, "Structure and thermodynamics of ssDNA Oligonmers near hydrophobic and hydrophilic Surfaces", Soft Matter 9, 11521, (2013)
  6. T. Martin, P. Dodd, A. Jayaraman, "Polydisperse Polymer Grafts for Stabilizing Dispersion of Homopolymer Grafted Nanoparticles in Chemically Identical Homoolymer Matrix", Physical Review Letters 110, (2013)
  7. E. Jankowski, H. S. Marsh, A. Jayaraman, "Computationally linking molecular features of conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives to bulk heterojunction morphology", Macromolecules 46, 5775, (2013)
  8. R. Elder, A. Jayaraman, "Sequence specific recognition of cancer drug-DNA adducts by HMGB1a repair protein", Biophysical Journal 102, 2331, (2012)
  9. R. Elder, T. Emrick, A. Jayaraman, "Understanding the effect of polylysine architecture on DNA binding using molecular dynamics simulations", Biomacromolecules 12, (2011)
  10. N. Nair, A. Jayaraman, "Self-Consistent PRISM Theory-Monte Carlo Simulation Studies of Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticles in a Homopolymer Matrix", Macromolecules 43, 8251, (2010)


XSelected Awards

For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.
  1. ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator: 2014
  2. AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (COMSEF) Young Investigator Award: 2013
  3. Provost Faculty Achievement Award (University of Colorado: 2013)
  4. Outstanding Faculty Graduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2013 - 2014)
  5. Patten Faculty Fellow (University of Colorado: 2011 - 2015)
  6. Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2010 - 2011)
  7. Department of Energy (DOE) Early CAREER Research Award: 2010

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