Poornima Madhavan

PhD Student

Research Interests

Membrane manufacture by phase inversion, Tuning of block copolymer membrane morphology with additives, Self assembly of block copolymers, Metallic nanoparticles.

Selected Publications

  • Ionic liquids As Self-Assembly Guide for the Formation of Nanostructured Block Copolymer Membranes
    P.Madhavan, R.Sougrat, A.R.Behzad, K.V.Peinemann and S.P.Nunes,
    Journal of Membrane Science, (2015)
  • Silver Enhanced Bock copolymer   Membranes with Biocidal activity
    P.Madhavan, Pei-Ying Hong, R.Sougrat and S.P.Nunes,
    Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces , 6(21), 18497-18501, (2014)

  • Block copolymer Hollow Fiber Membranes with catalytic activity and pH response
    R.Hilke, N.Pradeep, P.Madhavan, U.Vainio, A.R.Behzad, R.Sougrat, S.P.Nunes
    Acs Applied materials and Interfaces, Issue 5 (15),7001-7006, (2013)
  • Complexation Tailored Morphology of Assymmetric Block Copolymer Membranes
    Acs Applied Materials and Interfaces, Issue 5(15), 7152-7159, (2013)

  • Education

    • M.Phil.,  Chemistry, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai, India, 2008
    • M.Sc.,  Applied Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai, India, 2007
    • B.Sc., in Chemistry, Meenaskhi College for Women, Chennai, India, 2005


    Best Poster award was presented for the poster titled “Asymmetric Block Copolymer Isoporous Membranes- Complexation with Silver and Gold” in WEP 2015, KAUST,Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

    KAUST Affiliations

    Biological & Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)