Bhagyashree Kulkarni, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

​Syntheses of polycaprolactone, Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations ring opening polymerization (ROP),

Selected Publications

  • Dual Functional Nanocarrier for Cellular Imaging and Drug Delivery in Cancer Cells Based on π-Conjugated Core and Biodegradable Polymer Arms.
    Kulkarni, B.; Surnar, B.; Jayakannan, M.
    Biomacromolecules 17, 1004-1017, (2016)
  • Fluorescent-Tagged Biodegradable Polycaprolactone Block Copolymer FRET probe for Intracellular Bioimaging in Cancer Cells.
    Kulkarni, B.; Jayakannan, M.
    ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 3, 2185-2197, (2017)


  • 2013-2019: ​Ph. D, Polymer Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, India.
  • 2006-2009: Organic Chemistry, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India
  • 2003-2006: B.Sc., Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Present: Post-doctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


  • CSIR Senior Research Fellowship, 2011.
  • CSIR Junior Research Fellowship, 2014.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Kaust Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering Division (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Living and Controlled/Living Polymerizations