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Srinivasa Reddy Chaganti

CRANN Institute,
Trinity College Dublin

Tel: +353 (1) 896 2404
Email: chagants@tcd.ie



Education

2006, Ph.D, Materials Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

2002, M.Tech, Materials Science & Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

1999, M.Sc., Organic Chemistry
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Dr. Srinivasa pursued his Ph.D. in the area of polymer nanocomposites under the guidance of Professor Chapal Kumar Das from Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Khargpur in March 2007. During the doctoral study, he worked on various aspects of nanofiller modification to prevent agglomeration of particles in a host polymer matrix.

July 2006 to May 2007, Research associate, Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

May 2007 to May 2008,Post Doctoral Fellow, GE Global Research Centre, Bangalore

Prior to the current position in TCD, from March 2012 to January 2014, Dr. Srinivasa was employed as a scientific researcher and worked with Prof. Andreas Lendlein and Dr. Karl Kratz at Institute of Biomaterial Science-Teltow, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), Germany. At HZG, he developed a protocol process for production of inline cured mono/bicomponet polymer micro/nanofibers and mono/bicomponet polymer nanocomposite micro/nanofibres. By this process all type of polymers (commodity and engineering thermoplastics, thermoplastic elastomers and biodegradable polymers) can be crosslinked during meltspinning process.

From December 2008 to December 2011, Dr. Srinivasa worked with Prof. Eyal Zussman as a postdoc at the Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, in collaboration with Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna from National University of Singapore. They participated on a collaborative project, investigating "Mechanical Augmentaion of the infarcted heart muscle using acellular biomaterials". Dr. Reddy actively participated in this project and filed a patent entitled “Injectable Compound Hydrogel and Electrospun Short Fibers” which was recently approved by US Patent authorities.

Research Experties

  • Polymer nanocomposite by meltblending and in-situ polymerization
  • Polymer macro and nanocomposites
  • Hydrogesl and Injectable hydrogel nanocomposites
  • Scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • Shape-memory polymers and stimuli responsive polymers and nanocomposite
  • Polymer nanofiber composites
  • Hot melt and pressure sensitive adhesives
  • Shape-memory hydrogels and hydrogel composites
  • Multi layer catheters for biomedical application
  • Processing and structure property relations in polymer nanocomposites