Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering

The Hatton Group

Jens Bolle

Renu Ravindranath
Post-doctoral Associate



Ph. D. in Chemistry, National University of Singapore (2007)
M. S. in Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University (2001)
B. S. in Chemistry, Calicut University (1998)

Research Summary:
Research focus includes design and synthesis of polymers and nanomaterials for carbon dioxide sequestration. 

Selected Publications
R. Renu, P. K. Ajikumar, N. B. M. Hanafiah, S. Valiyaveettil, W. Knoll, “Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent Conjugated Polymer-Silica Composite Spheres” Chem.  Mater. 2006, 18, 1213.R.

Renu, P. K. Ajikumar, R. C. Advincula, W. Knoll, S. Valiyaveettil,  “Fabrication and Characterization of Multilayer Films from Amphiphilic Poly(p-phenylene)s” Langmuir 2006, 22, 9002.

R. Renu, C. Vijila, P. K. Ajikumar, S. J. H. Fathima, K. L. Ng, H. Wang, S. J. Chua, W. Knoll, S. Valiyaveettil, “Photophysical Properties of Hydroxylated Amphiphilic Poly(p-phenylene)s” J. Phys.  Chem. B 2006, 110, 25958.

R. Renu, P. K. Ajikumar, B. Sheeja, M. H. Nurmawati, A. Baba, R. C. Advincula, W.  Knoll and S.  Valiyaveettil, “Ultrathin Conjugated Polymer Network Films of Carbazole Functionalized Poly(p-Phenylenes) viaElectropolymerization” J. Phys. Chem. B  2007, 111, 6336.

M. H. Nurmawati, P. K. Ajikumar, R. Renu, C. H. Saw, S. Valiyaveettil, “Amphiphilic Poly(p-phenylene) Driven Multiscale Assembly of Fullerene to Nanowhiskers” ACS Nano. 2008, 2, 1429.




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