Kedar Ratkanthwar, PhD (2014)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Scientist; Avery Dennison (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Alumni

Selected Publications

  • Determination of the interaction parameter and topological scaling features of polymers in dilute solutions
    D.K. Rai, G. Beaucage, K. Ratkanthwar, P. Beaucage, R. Ramchandran, N. Hadjichristidis
    Physical Review E, Submitted, (2014)

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  • High-vacuum Techniques for Anionic Polymerization; Schlenk Techniques for Anionic Polymerization
    K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis
    Book Chapters, (under submission process to Springer)
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  • Synthesis of Star Polymers
    N. Hadjichristidis, K. Ratkanthwar, M. Pitsikalis, H. Iatrou
    Book Chapter, Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Springer Reference, (2013)
  • Viscoelasticity, nonlinear shear start-up and relaxation of entangled star polymers
    F. Snijkers, K. Ratkanthwar, D. Vlassopoulos, N. Hadjichristidis
    Macromolecules, 46, 5702-5713, (2013)

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  • Synthesis and characterization of an exact comb polyisoprene with three branches having the middle branch with twice the molecular weight of the other two identical external branches
    K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis, S. Lee, T. Chang, Z. Pudukulathan
    Polymer Chemistry, 4, 5645, (2013)
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Well-Defined Regular Star Polyisoprenes with 3, 4, 6 and 8 Arms
    K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis, Z. Pudukulathan
    Chemistry Journal, 03, 90-96, (2013)

  • Education

    • B.Sc., Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University University (SRTM), Nanded, India, 2002
    • M.Sc., Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University University (SRTM), Nanded, India, 2004
    • PhD., School of Chemical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University (SRTM), Nanded, India, 2013

    Professional Profile

    • Determination of the interaction parameter and topological scaling features of polymers in dilute solutions
      D.K. Rai, G. Beaucage, K. Ratkanthwar, P. Beaucage, R. Ramchandran, N. Hadjichristidis
      Physical Review E, Submitted, (2014)
    • High-vacuum Techniques for Anionic Polymerization; Schlenk Techniques for Anionic Polymerization
      K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis
      Book Chapters, (under submission process to Springer)
    • Synthesis of Star Polymers
      N. Hadjichristidis, K. Ratkanthwar, M. Pitsikalis, H. Iatrou
      Book Chapter, Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Springer Reference, (2013)
    • Viscoelasticity, nonlinear shear start-up and relaxation of entangled star polymers
      F. Snijkers, K. Ratkanthwar, D. Vlassopoulos, N. Hadjichristidis
      Macromolecules, 46, 5702-5713, (2013
    • Synthesis and characterization of an exact comb polyisoprene with three branches having the middle branch with twice the molecular weight of the other two identical external branches
      K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis, S. Lee, T. Chang, Z. Pudukulathan
      Polymer Chemistry, 4, 5645, (2013)
    • Synthesis and Characterization of Well-Defined Regular Star Polyisoprenes with 3, 4, 6 and 8 Arms
      K. Ratkanthwar, N. Hadjichristidis, Z. Pudukulathan
      Chemistry Journal, 03, 90-96, (2013)

    Awards

    • Marie Curie Early Stage Research (ESR) Fellow at University of Athens, Greece 2007-2008 and 2010-2013
    • National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC and CSIR, New Delhi, India; qualified in 2005 with UGC fellowship
    • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India; qualified in 2005
    • State Eligibility Test (SET), conducted by University of Pune, India, qualified in 2004

    KAUST Affiliations

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

    Non-KAUST Affiliations

    • ​Avery Dennison(India) Pvt. Ltd.