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Ramesh Padamati
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, Polymer Materials Research Unit


Born 20 Jan 1971, India

Position: Research Manager in Materials Ireland (MI) Polymer Research Centre at Trinity College, Dublin. Dr. Ramesh graduated from the University of Bombay, India in 1998 with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He has worked in Clariant Gmbh and Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan where his research work involved the development of new patented nanocomposites for applications including membranes, packing film, automotive components and foam applications.

The current position involves the scientific, commercial and administrative management of an advanced materials research centre located in Trinity College Dublin. The Centre's primary focus is advanced materials and nanotechnology research under European, National and Industrial funded programmes. Our charter is to promote innovation and competitiveness by identifying and developing new research for Irish industry based on nanotechnology. Currently Dr. Ramesh is Principal Investigator (PI) on projects sponsored by Enterprise Ireland to develop polymer nanocomposites for Irish Industries under Innovation partnership Scheme. He is also actively involved in various EU programmes and collaboration with European universities in the areas of carbon nanotubes and nanocomposites. Research Interests: Nanocomposites and their applications, Nanotubes and composites, Quantum dot polymer composites, Smart polymers, Synthesis and characterization polymers, Textile Chemicals and Membrane Technology

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Kataria, R. and Woods, T. and Casey, W. and Cerrone, F. and Davis, R. and O'Connor, K. and Ruhal, R. and Babu, R., Surfactant-mediated hydrothermal pretreatment of Ryegrass followed by enzymatic saccharification for polyhydroxyalkanoate production, Industrial Crops and Products, 111, 2018, p625-632 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Reddy, C.S. and O†Connor, K. and Babu P, R., The Influence of Biobased Olegomeric Diisocyanate on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), Macromolecular Symposia, 365, (1), 2016, p223-229 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Heinrich, D. and Raberg, M. and Fricke, P. and Kenny, S.T. and Morales-Gamez, L. and Babu, R.P. and O'Connor, K.E. and SteinbÃŒchel, A., Synthesis gas (syngas)-derived medium-chainlength polyhydroxyalkanoate synthesis in engineered Rhodospirillum rubrum, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82, (20), 2016, p6132-6140 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Walsh, M. and O'Connor, K. and Babu, R. and Woods, T. and Kenny, S., Plant oils and products of their hydrolysis as substrates for polyhydroxyalkanoate synthesis, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 29, (2), 2015, p123-133 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Choudhari, Santosh K. Cerrone, Federico Woods, Trevor Joyce, Kieran Flaherty, Vincent O' Connor, Kevin O' Babu, Ramesh, Pervaporation separation of butyric acid from aqueous and anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions using PEBA based composite membranes, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 23, 2015, p163-170 Journal Article, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Davis, R. and Duane, G. and Kenny, S.T. and Cerrone, F. and Guzik, M.W. and Babu, R.P. and Casey, E. and O'Connor, K.E., High cell density cultivation of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 using glucose without the need for oxygen enriched air supply, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 112, (4), 2015, p725-733 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Cerrone, F. and Davis, R. and Kenny, S.T. and Woods, T. and O'Donovan, A. and Gupta, V.K. and Tuohy, M. and Babu, R.P. and O'Kiely, P. and O'Connor, K., Use of a mannitol rich ensiled grass press juice (EGPJ) as a sole carbon source for polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) production through high cell density cultivation, Bioresource Technology, 191, 2015, p45-52 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Murugan, R. and Woods, T. and Fleming, P. and Sullivan, D. and Ramakrishna, S. and Ramesh Babu, P., Synthesis and photocatalytic application of ZnO nanoarrows, Materials Letters, 128, 2014, p404-407 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Guzik, M.W. and Kenny, S.T. and Duane, G.F. and Casey, E. and Woods, T. and Babu, R.P. and Nikodinovic-Runic, J. and Murray, M. and O'Connor, K.E., Conversion of post consumer polyethylene to the biodegradable polymer polyhydroxyalkanoate, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, (9), 2014, p4223-4232 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Cerrone, F. and Choudhari, S.K. and Davis, R. and Cysneiros, D. and O'Flaherty, V. and Duane, G. and Casey, E. and Guzik, M.W. and Kenny, S.T. and Babu, R.P. and O'Connor, K., Medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) production from volatile fatty acids derived from the anaerobic digestion of grass, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, (2), 2014, p611-620 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Guzik, M.W. and Narancic, T. and Ilic-Tomic, T. and Vojnovic, S. and Kenny, S.T. and Casey, W.T. and Duane, G.F. and Casey, E. and Woods, T. and Babu, R.P. and Nikodinovic-Runic, J. and O'Connor, K.E., Identification and characterization of an acyl-CoA dehydrogenase from pseudomonas putida KT2440 that shows preference towards medium to long chain length fatty acids, Microbiology (United Kingdom), 160, (PART 8), 2014, p1760-1771 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Cerrone, F. and Duane, G. and Casey, E. and Davis, R. and Belton, I. and Kenny, S.T. and Guzik, M.W. and Woods, T. and Babu, R.P. and O†Connor, K., Fed-batch strategies using butyrate for high cell density cultivation of Pseudomonas putida and its use as a biocatalyst, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 98, (22), 2014, p9217-9228 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Salimian, M. and Okhay, O. and Krishna, R. and Titus, E. and Gracio, J. and Guerra, L. and Ventura, J. and Freire, C. and Pereira, C. and Babu, P.R. and Khairnar, R.S., Electrical conductivity of LTA-zeolite in the presence of poly(vinyl alcohol) and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) polymers, Polymer International, 62, (11), 2013, p1583-1588 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Kataria, R. and Ruhal, R. and Babu, R. and Ghosh, S., Saccharification of alkali treated biomass of Kans grass contributes higher sugar in contrast to acid treated biomass, Chemical Engineering Journal, 230, 2013, p36-47 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

O'Connor, S. and Szwej, E. and Nikodinovic-Runic, J. and O'Connor, A. and Byrne, A.T. and Devocelle, M. and O'Donovan, N. and Gallagher, W.M. and Babu, R. and Kenny, S.T. and Zinn, M. and Zulian, Q.R. and O'Connor, K.E., The anti-cancer activity of a cationic anti-microbial peptide derived from monomers of polyhydroxyalkanoate, Biomaterials, 34, (11), 2013, p2710-2718 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Davis, R. and Kataria, R. and Cerrone, F. and Woods, T. and Kenny, S. and O'Donovan, A. and Guzik, M. and Shaikh, H. and Duane, G. and Gupta, V.K. and Tuohy, M.G. and Padamatti, R.B. and Casey, E. and O'Connor, K.E., Conversion of grass biomass into fermentable sugars and its utilization for medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate (mcl-PHA) production by Pseudomonas strains, Bioresource Technology, 150, 2013, p202-209 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Nikodinovic-Runic, J. and Guzik, M. and Kenny, S.T. and Babu, R. and Werker, A. and O'Connor, K.E., Carbon-rich wastes as feedstocks for biodegradable polymer (polyhydroxyalkanoate) production using bacteria, Advances in Applied Microbiology, 84, 2013, p139-200 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Armstrong, Gordon; Thornton, Roibeard;Ryan, Michael p.;Laffir, Fathima;Russell, Ronald J.; Bala, Tanushree;Keely, Christopher; Babu, Ramesh, Formulation of epoxy-polyester powder coatings containing silver-modified nanoclays and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties, Polymer Bulletin, 68, (7), 2012, p1951 - 1963 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Kenny, S.T. and Runic, J.N. and Kaminsky, W. and Woods, T. and Babu, R.P. and O'Connor, K.E., Development of a bioprocess to convert PET derived terephthalic acid and biodiesel derived glycerol to medium chain length polyhydroxyalkanoate, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 95, (3), 2012, p623-633 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

G. Chakraborty, K. Gupta, A.K. Meikap, R. Babub, W.J. Blau, Synthesis, electrical and magnetotransport properties of polypyrrole-MWCNT nanocomposite, Solid State Communications, 152, (1), 2012, p13-18 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Verma, Navin K.; Moore, Edward; Blau, Werner; et al., Cytotoxicity evaluation of nanoclays inhuman epithelial cell line A549 using high content screening and real-time impedance analysis., Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, (9), 2012, p1137 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Woods, T.W., Blau, W.J., O'Connor, K., Babu, R.P., Mechanical, thermal and morphological properties of polylactide/ polyhydroxybutyrate nanoclay blends, Proceedings of GPEC 2011, Society of Plastics Engineers - Global Plastics Environmental Conference 2011, Atlanta, GA; United States, American Chemistry Council, Plastics Div.,Amway,Battelle,Denton Plastics,Eco Research Institute, 2011, pp34 Conference Paper, 2011

Ghatak, S, Chakraborty, G, Meikap, AK, Woods, T, Babu, R, Blau, WJ, Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline/Carbon Nanotube Composites, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 119, (2), 2011, p1016-1025 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

G. Chakraborty, A.K. Meikap, R. Babu, W.J. Blau, Activation behaviour and dielectric relaxation in polyvinyl alcohol and multiwall carbon nanotube composite films, Solid State Communications, 151, (10), 2011, p754-758 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Chakraborty, G, Gupta, K, Meikap, AK, Babu, R, Blau, WJ, Anomalous electrical transport properties of polyvinyl alcohol-multiwall carbon nanotubes composites below room temperature, Journal of Applied Physics, 109, (3), 2011, 033707 Journal Article, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Gupta, K. and Chakraborty, G. and Ghatak, S. and Jana, P.C. and Meikap, A.K. and Babu, R., Synthesis, magnetic, optical, and electrical transport properties of the nanocomposites of polyaniline with some rare earth chlorides, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, (7), 2010 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Chakraborty, G, Guatak, S, Meikap, AK, Woods, T, Babu, R, Blau, WJ, Characterization and Electrical Transport Properties of Polyaniline and Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Composites, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 48, (15), 2010, p1767-1775 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Titus E (Titus, E.)1, Singh MK (Singh, M. K.)1, Cabral G (Cabral, Gil)1, Paserin V (Paserin, V.)2, Babu PR (Babu, P. Ramesh)3, Blau WJ (Blau, W. J.)3, Gracio J (Gracio, J.)1 , Ferromagnetic Behaviour of Nickel Contacted Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes, JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY , 10, (4), 2010, p2606 - 2610 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Titus E (Titus, Elby)1, Singh MK (Singh, Manoj K.)1, Cabral G (Cabral, Gil)1, Paserin V (Paserin, Vladimir)5, Babu PR (Babu, P. Ramesh)4, Blau WJ (Blau, Werner J.)4, Ventura J (Ventura, J.)2,3, Araujo JP (Araujo, J. P.)2,3, Gracio J (Gracio, Jose)1 , Fabrication of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes for spintronic device applications, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY , 19, (39), 2009, p7216 - 7221 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

E. Titus, M.K. Singh, Gil Cabral, Ramesh P. Babu, W.J. Blau, J. Gracio, Fabrication and field emission property studies of vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes grown by double plasma chemical vapour deposition technique, Diamond and Related Materials, 18, (5-8), 2009, p967 - 971 Journal Article, 2009 URL DOI

Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Leona B. Martin, Ramesh Babu, Werner Blau, Kevin E. O'Connor, Characterization of melanin-overproducing transposon mutants of Pseudomonas putida F6, FEMS Microbiology Letters, 298, (2), 2009, p174 - 183 Journal Article, 2009

Titus, E., Cabral, Gil, Madaleno, J. C., Coelho, M. C., Babu, P. Ramesh, Blau, W. J., Misra, D. S., Gracio, J., Hydrogen in Chemical Vapour Deposited Carbon Nanotubes: An Active Site for Functionalization , Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 8, (8), 2008, p4017 - 4022 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Kenny, S.T. and Runic, J.N. and Kaminsky, W. and Woods, T. and Babu, R.P. and Keely, C.M. and Blau, W. and O'Connor, K.E., Up-cycling of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) to the biodegradable plastic PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate), Environmental Science and Technology, 42, (20), 2008, p7696-7701 Journal Article, 2008 DOI

Nikodinovic J, Kenny ST, Babu RP, Woods T, Blau WJ, O'Connor KE, The conversion of BTEX compounds by single and defined mixed cultures to medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate , Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 80, (4), 2008, p665 - 673 Journal Article, 2008 DOI URL

E. Titus, Gil Cabral, J.C. Madaleno, V.F. Neto, T. Shokuhfar, W.J. Blau, P. Ramesh Babu, D.S. Misra and J. Gracio, Synthesis of highly oriented carbon nanotube thin films by nickel functionalisation, Diamond and Related Materials, 16, (4-7), 2007, p1195 - 1199 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Titus, E. and Ali, N. and Cabral, G. and Gracio, J. and Ramesh Babu, P. and Jackson, M.J., Chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes and their characterisation using TGA, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopy, 2005, 2006, pp248-252 Conference Paper, 2006

Titus, E. and Ali, N. and Cabral, G. and Madaleno, J.C. and Neto, V.F. and Gracio, J. and Ramesh Babu, P. and Sikder, A.K. and Okpalugo, T.I. and Misra, D.S., Nitrogen and hydrogen related infrared absorption in CVD diamond films, Thin Solid Films, 515, (1), 2006, p201-206 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Titus, E. and Ali, N. and Cabral, G. and Gracio, J. and Ramesh Babu, P. and Jackson, M.J., Chemically functionalized carbon nanotubes and their characterization using thermogravimetric analysis, Fourier transform infrared, and Raman spectroscopy, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 15, (2), 2006, p182-186 Journal Article, 2006 DOI

Ramesh BP, Blau WJ, Tyagi PK, Misra DS, Ali N, Gracio J, Cabral G, Titus E , Thermogravimetric analysis of cobalt-filled carbon nanotubes deposited by chemical vapour deposition, THIN SOLID FILMS, 494 , (1-2), 2006, p128 - 132 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL