Selvakumar Murugesan


Assistant Professor (contractual)

Professional Experience: 

  • Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea (2016-2017)
  • Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada (2017-2018)
  • University of Bayreuth, Germany (2018-2019)

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Academic Background

Academic Backround: 

  • B.Tech Polymer Technology, Anna University, Chennai, 2009
  • M.Tech Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, 2011
  • Ph.D Functional Biomaterials, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2016

Areas of Interest

Areas of Interest: 

Functional Materials for Tissue Regeneration; NICE Hydrogels; Silk Proteins; Biopolymers

Significant Publications

Significant Publications: 

1. Selvakumar Murugesan and Thomas Scheibel. Copolymer/clay nanocomposites for biomedical applications. Advanced Functional Materials. 2020
2. Subramanian, Bhuvaneshwaran, Arun Prabhu Rameshbabu, Kuntal Ghosh, Pradeep K. Jha, Rakhi Jha, Selvakumar Murugesan and Santanu Chattopadhyay. Impact of styrene maleic anhydride (SMA) based hydrogel on rat fallopian tube as contraceptive implant with selective antimicrobial property. Materials Science and Engineering: C. 94 (2019): 94-107.
3. Anas K, David S, Babu RR, Selvakumar Murugesan and Chattopadhyay. Energy dissipation characteristics of crosslinks in natural rubber: an assessment using low and high-frequency analyzer. Journal of Polymer Engineering. 2018, 38(8), 723-729.
4. Selvakumar Murugesan, Das B, Dhara S and Chattopadhyay S. Structurally Tuned Antimicrobial Mesoporous Hydroxyapatite Nanorods by Cyclic Oligosaccharides Regulation To Release a Drug for Osteomyelitis. ACS Crystal Growth &Design. 2017; 17(2), 433-445.
5. Selvakumar Murugesan, Jaganathan SK, Nando GB and Chattopadhyay S. Synthesis and characterization of novel polycarbonate based polyurethane/polymer wrapped hydroxyapatite nanocomposites: mechanical properties, osteoconductivity and biocompatibility. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 2015; 11(2), 291-305.
6. Karthik Sampath, Avijit Jana, Selvakumar Murugesan, Venkatesh Yarra, Amrita Paul, Sheriff Shah and Pradeep N.D. Singh. Coumarin Polycaprolactone Polymeric Nanoparticles: Light and Tumor microenvironment activated Cocktail Drug Delivery. Journal of Material Chemistry B 2017; 5(9), 1734-1741.
7. Selvakumar Murugesan, Mahendran A, Bhagabati P and Anandhan S. Thermodynamic Miscibility and Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Poly (ethylene‐co‐vinyl acetate‐co‐carbon monoxide)/Poly (vinyl chloride) Blends. Advances in Polymer Technology 2015; 34, 21467,1-14.
8. Kumar PS, Selvakumar Murugesan, Babu SG, Induja S and Karuthapandian S. CuO/ZnO nanorods: An affordable efficient pn heterojunction and morphology dependent photocatalytic activity against organic contaminants. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2017; 701, 562-573.
9. Kumar PS, Selvakumar Murugesan, Babu SG and Karuthapandian S. Veteran cupric oxide with new morphology and modified bandgap for superior photocatalytic activity against different kinds of organic contaminants (acidic, azo and triphenylmethane dyes). Materials Research Bulletin 2016; 83, 522-533.
10. Kumar PS, Selvakumar Murugesan, Babu SG, Jaganathan SK, Karuthapandian S and Chattopadhyay S. Novel CuO/chitosan nanocomposite thin film: facile hand-picking recoverable, efficient and reusable heterogeneous photocatalyst. RSC Advances 2015; 5, 57493-501.
11. Kumar PS, Selvakumar Murugesan, Bhagabati P, Bharathi B, Karuthapandian S and Balakumar S. CdO/ZnO nanohybrids: facile synthesis and morphologically enhanced photocatalytic performance. RSC Advances 2014; 4, 32977-32986.
12. Kumar PS, Selvakumar Murugesan, Babu SG, Karuthapandian S and Chattopadhyay S. CdO nanospheres: Facile synthesis and bandgap modification for the superior photocatalytic activity. Materials Letters 2015; 151, 45-48.
13. Patil AG, Selvakumar Murugesan and Anandhan S. Characterization of composites based on biodegradable poly (vinyl alcohol) and nanostructured fly ash with an emphasis on polymer–filler interaction. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2016; 29 (10), 1392-1415.
14. George G, Selvakumar Murugesan, Mahendran A and Anandhan S. Structure–property relationship of halloysite nanotubes/ethylene–vinyl acetate–carbon monoxide terpolymer nanocomposites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2017; 30 (1), 121-140.
15. Panja S, Nayak S, Ghosh S, Selvakumar Murugesan and Chattopadhyay S. Self-assembly of a biodegradable branched PE-PCL-b-PEC amphiphilic polymer: synthesis, characterization and targeted delivery of doxorubicin to cancer cells. RSC Advances 2014; 4(93), 51766-51775.
16. Senthil Kumar P, Sobiya S, Selvakumar Murugesan, Ganesh Babu S and Karuthapandian S. Hierarchically Structured CuO/g-C3N4 Heterogeneous Semiconductor Photocatalyst with Improved Photocatalytic Activity and Stability. Energy and Environment Focus. 2016; 5(2), 139-149.
17. Sathishkumar G, Jha PK, Vignesh V, Rajkuberan C, Jeyaraj M, Selvakumar Murugesan, Jha R and Sivaramakrishnan S. Cannonball fruit (Couroupita guianensis, Aubl.) extract mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles and evaluation of its antioxidant activity. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 2016, 31(215), 229-236.
18. Patil AG, Mahendran A, Selvakumar Murugesan and Anandhan S. Ductility and Flame Retardancy Enhancement of PVC by Nanostructured Fly Ash. Silicon. 2016;1-11.
19. Sathishkumar G, Bharti R, Jha PK, Selvakumar Murugesan, Dey G and Jha R. Dietary flavone Chrysin (5, 7-Dihydroxyflavone ChR) functionalized highly-stable metal nanoformulations for improved anticancer applications. RSC Advances. 2015; 5(109), 89869-89878.
20. Bajpai O, Kamdi J, Selvakumar Murugesan, Ram S, Khastgir D and Chattopadhyay S. Effect of surface modification of BiFeO3 on the dielectric, ferroelectric, magneto-dielectric properties of polyvinylacetate/BiFeO3 nanocomposites. Express Polym Lett 2014; 8 (9), 669-681.
21. Balaji A, Jaganathan S, Vellayappan M, John A, Subramanian A and Selvakumar Murugesan. Prospects of common biomolecules as coating substances for polymeric biomaterials. RSC Advances 2015; 5(85), 69660-69679.
22. Jaganathan SK, Supriyanto E, Selvakumar Murugesan, Balaji A and Asokan MK. Biomaterials in cardiovascular research: applications and clinical implications. Biomed Res Int 2014; 2014.
23. Jaganathan SK, Mohandas H, Sivakumar G, Kasi P, Sudheer T, Selvakumar Murugesan and Avineri Veetil S. Enhanced Blood Compatibility of Metallocene Polyethylene Subjected to Hydrochloric Acid Treatment for Cardiovascular Implants. Biomed Res Int 2014; 2014.
24. Balaji A, Vellayappan MV, John AA, Subramanian AP, Jaganathan SK and Selvakumar Murugesan. Biomaterials based nano-applications of Aloe vera and its perspective: a review. RSC Advances. 2015; 5, 86199-86213.
25. Vellayappan MV, Balaji A, Subramanian AP, John AA, Jaganathan SK and Selvakumar Murugesan. Tangible nanocomposites with diverse properties for heart valve application. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 2015; 16, 33504-33510.
26. Vellayappan MV, Balaji A, Subramanian AP, John AA, Jaganathan SK and Selvakumar Murugesan. Multifaceted prospects of nanocomposites for cardiovascular grafts and stents. International journal of nanomedicine 2015; 10, 2785-2789.



Gandian Young Technology Innovation (GYTI) - 2016
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow 2017


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