Conferences

National and International Conferences:


 2011
  1. R. Bharatwaj, U. Natarajan and R. Dhamodharan Synthesis of exfoliated polystyrene nanocomposites by in situ RAFT. International Conference on Composites and Nanocomposites (ICNC 2011), Kottayam.
  2. K.Ponnusamy and R. Dhamodharan, SET-RAFT Polymerization of Benzyl Methacrylate and Isobornyl Methacrylate, at Ambient Temperature. International workshop on Soft Matter Chemistry. 9-11th November 2011 held at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
  3. K.Ponnusamy and R. Dhamodharan, SET-RAFT Polymerization of Benzyl Methacrylate and Isobornyl Methacrylate, at Ambient Temperature. International workshop on Soft Matter Chemistry. 9-11th November 2011 held at Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
2010 
  1. E. Ramachandran and R. Dhamodharan Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylenedioxythiophene containing poly(arylene – ethynylene) – alt – poly(arylene-vinylene)s and their applications in Solar Cells. Polymer Science and Engineering: Emerging Dimensions. 26-27th November 2010 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh.
  2. K. Ponnusamy and R. Dhamodharan SET-RAFT polymerization of methylmethacrylate derivatives at ambient temperature using typical RAFT agents as initiators.  Polymer Science and Engineering: Emerging Dimensions.  26-27th November 2010 held at Punjab University, Chandigarh.
2009
  1. N. Haridharan and R. Dhamodharan  Novel fluorescently tagged amphiphilic block copolymers.  Synthesis, characterization and fluorescence studies.  11th CRSI-RSC Meeting.  NCL, Pune.  February 2009.
  2. N. Haridharan and R. Dhamodharan Cholesterol end-capped amphiphilic block copolymer: Synthesis, characterization and fluorescence studies of polymers and its interaction with biomolecules.  Macro 2009, IIT Madras.  March 2009.
2008
  1. A.V. Vivek and R. Dhamodharan  In-situ wrapping of silver nanoparticle using novel graft copolymer via “polymer brush effect” at the international conference on advanced materials held between 18th to 21st February, 2008 at MG university, Kottayam, Kerala, India. (Best Paper award)
  2. K. Babu and R. Dhamodharan Grafting of Polymer Brushes from Magnetite Nanoparticles using Atom Transfer Radical polymerization at International Conference on Advanced Materials held between 18th to 21st February 2008, organized by MG University, Kottayam.
  3. K. Babu and R. Dhamodharan Phosphonic Acid Based Polymer Encapsulated Magnetite Nanoparticle Synthesized via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, at Regional Conference on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology held between 19th-20th December 2008, organized by National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  4. K. Rajendra Kumar., R. Dhamodharan. “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of  Methacrylates -Monomer Structure andReactivity Studies” in  the  International  conference,  POLYCHAR  16,  held  at  University  of Lucknow, Lucknow held between February 17th -20th2008.
2007
  1. N. Haridharan and R. Dhamodharan  ATRP of methacrylates using a novel fluorescent based bifunctional initiator. International Conference on Polymeric Materials in Power Engineering.  CPRI, Bangalore, October 2007
2006
  1. G.K. Raghuraman and R. Dhamodharan Preparation and Characterization of Ultra fine  Electrospun Fibers of Titania Doped PMMA by electrospinning in National conference on Novel Materials and Technology (NCNMT-2006) organized by Sri Venkateswara University, Thirupathi, between 17th and 18th February 2006. 
  2. G.K. Raghuraman and R. Dhamodharan Surface Modification of Stober’s Silica by Ambient Temperature ATRP of Benzyl Methacryalte at National Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies held between 17th-20th December 2006, organized by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  3. S. Harihara Subramanian and R. Dhamodharan Ambient Temperature Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate and Benzyl Methacrylate in National Seminar on Frontiers in Polymers, organized by the Society of Polymer Science, India, held on 3rd March, 2006, held at CLRI, Chennai, India.
  4. R. Prakash Babu and R. Dhamodharan Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization of Styrene using New Chain Transfer Agents (CTA) (Oral Presentation).  National Seminar on Frontiers in Polymers, organized by The Society for Polymer Science, India, held on 3rd March, 2006, CLRI, Chennai.
  5. A.V. Vivek and R. Dhamodharan  Grafting of Methacrylates and Styrene onto Polystyrene via Ambient Temperature ATRP at the Annual IIT Madras Chemistry Symposium, organized by Chemical Research Society of India, on July 12th  and 13th . 2006.
  6. A.V. Vivek and R. Dhamodharan  Investigation of Metal Catalyzed “living” Radical Polymerization of Styrene at Moderate Temperature using Functional Initiators at the international conference, MACRO 2006 held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune between 17th to 21st December 2006.
  7. A.V. Vivek and R. Dhamodharan  Experimental Investigation of swelling behavior of amphiphilic polystyrene-g-poly(N,N-dimethylamino-2-ethyl methacrylate) synthesized via room temperature ATRP at the international conference, MACRO 2006 held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune between 17th to 21st December 2006.
  8. K. Rajendra Kumar., R. Dhamodharan. “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization   of-Methyl  benzyl  methacrylate  and  P-chloro  benzyl methacrylate  ’in  the  national  level  conference,  POLYMER  2006,  held  at Indian Association for Cultivationof Sciences (IACS), Kolkata, held between February 10th to 12th, 2006.
  9. K. Rajendra Kumar., R. Dhamodharan. “Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of  substituted benzyl methacrylates andbenzyl methacrylate” at National Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies held between 17th-20th December 2006, organized by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  10. M. Kannan and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of three-arm star polystyrene using new chain transfer agent’in  the  national level  conference,  POLYMER  2006,  held  at Indian Association for Cultivation of Sciences (IACS), Kolkata, held between February 10th to 12th2006.
  11. M. Kannan and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of four-arm star polystyrene and polymethyl methacrylate using new chain transfer agent at National Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies held between 17th-20th December 2006, organized by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
  12. R. Bharatwaj and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of polymer-clay nanocomposites using ambient temperature ATRP of benzyl methacrylate from phyllosilicate surface.  Macro 2006, NCL Pune.
 2005
  1. G.K. Raghuraman and R. Dhamodharan  Preparation and Characterization of Ultra Fine Electrospun Fibers of Ferrite Doped PMMA at Solid State Physics Symposium-2005, organized by Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai.
  2. A.V. Vivek, K. Dayananda and R. Dhamodharan  Controlled Graft Copolymerization of Functionalized Methacrylates via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization at Ambient Temperature at the Symposium on Ionic Polymerization held between October 23rd -28th 2005, at Goa, organized by IUPAC.
  3. S. Harihara Subramanian and R. Dhamodharan  Ambient Temperature Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of tert-butyl acrylate at International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization held between 23rd-28th  October  2005, organized by International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), Goa.
  4. R. Prakash Babu and R. Dhamodharan  Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization of Styrene using New Chain Transfer Agents (CTA) at the International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization (organized by IUPAC) held at Goa, India during October 23-29,  2005.
 2004
  1. G.K. Raghuraman and R. Dhamodharan  Polymer Grafted Titania Nanoparticles and Magnetite Nanoparticles Prepared from Surface-Confined Azo Initiators and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) Initiators at International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies – MACRO 2004, held at Regional Research Laboratory, Trivandrum between 14th - 17th  December  2004
  2. A.V. Vivek, S. Raja and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis and Lithographic Evaluation of poly(4-(1-hydroxy-1-phenyethyl)styrene as a Dual Tone Photoresist Material at the International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies held between 14th -17th  December  2004, organized by Regional Research Laboratory, Thiruvananthapuram. 
  3. S. Harihara Subramanian and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of Benzyl Methacrylate Star Polymer and its Copolymers via Room Temperature Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) at   International Conference on Polymers for Advanced Technologies, MACRO 2004, held at  Trivandrum, India between December 14th- 17th  2004
  4. R. Prakash Babu and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of AB diblock copolymers of styrene using RAFT polymerization.  MACRO 2004, Trivandrum, India, December 15-17,  2004  PA.23/1-PA.23/6.
 

 1986 – 2003

  1. Dhamodharan, R.; Varma, I. K.  Chemical Modifications of Vinyl Ester Resins.  Polym.  Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng.) 1986, 1, 144.  Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Milwaukee 1986
  2. Dhamodharan, R.; Hwang, S. S.; Ober, C. K.; Kramer, E. J.  Fluorinated Block Copolymers for Studies of Low Energy Surfaces.   Presented at the IUPAC meeting held in Iowa, USA, 1994
  3. Dhamodharan, R.  Harvesting Sunlight Towards the Synthesis of Polybenzpinacols.    National Seminar on Advances in Polymeric Materials, held at IIT Madras during Dec. 19-20,  1997.   IT 03.  
  4. Nasrullah, J. M., Dhamodharan, R.   Synthesis of Poly(4-vinyl phenol) a Useful Photoresist Material from Plastic Waste.   National Seminar on Advances in Polymeric Materials, held at IIT Madras during Dec. 19-20,  1997.   P 30.  
  5. Beena George, J. Mohamed Nasrullah, and R.Dhamodharan  Photochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Hypercrosslinked Polystyrene Resin.  Macromolecules New Frontiers, Allied Publishers, New Delhi,  1998, pp.89-92.  
  6. J. Mohammed Nasrullah, K. Vijayakumaran, K. K. Balasubramanian and R. Dhamodharan,  Novel Synthetic Route to Poly(4-vinylphenol): A Useful Photoresist Material, at IUPAC International Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology, MACRO-98, Macromolecules New Frontiers, Ed. Srinivasan, K.S.V. Allied Publishers, New Delhi. Vol. II, pp 1046-1049,1998. 
  7. S. Raja, J. Mohammed Nasrullah, V. R.K. Murthy and R. Dhamodharan  Fabrication of Copper Clad PTFE Laminates for Microwave Device Fabrication and Testing at 10th National Seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics, held at IIT Madras, Chennai, between December 16th  to 18th,  1998
  8. Beena George, J. Mohamed Nasrullah, and R.Dhamodharan Hypercrosslinked Polystyrene as a Useful Material for the Concentration of Hydrocarbon Pollutants from Petrochemical Processes – Synthesis, Characterization and Application Studies.  Proceedings 3rd\  International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition – PETROTECH-1999, New Delhi, pp.281-288. 
  9. Chitra, M.; Dhamodharan, R.; Madhurima, V.; Subramanyam, B.; and Murthy, V. R. K.  Dielectric Studies of Hydrogen Bonded Polar Binary Mixtures of Ethyl Benzoate With Aromatic Amines.  Oral Presentation at the 13th International Conference on Dielectric Liquids held in Nara, Japan during July 20-25, 1999.  Won the Forster Prize for the Best Oral Presentation. 
  10. A. Ramakrishnan and R.Dhamodharan  Controlled sequential and random atom transfer radical polymerization of styrene and vinylpyridine, Proceedings of Polymers Beyond 2000 AD, The Polymer Society of India, 1999, pp 65-68, Indian institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, January 12-15,  1999.
  11. J. Mohammed Nasrullah and R. Dhamodharan, Fe20 Catalyzed Oxidation of Polymeric Aromatic Ketone with Molecular Oxygen towards the Synthesis of Poly(4-vinylphenol), An Important Photoresists Material, held at MACRO 2000, National Symposium on Polymers and Composites organized by SPS, India and DMSRDE, Kanpur between 2nd  and 3rd  December  2000. 
  12. S. Raja and R. Dhamodharan   Synthesis and Characterization of Polystyrene based High Energy Material, Symposium on Polymers and Composites- MACRO 2000 held between December 1st  to 3rd  , 2000  at DMSRDE, Kanpur, India. 
  13. J. Mohammed Nasrullah and R. Dhamodharan, Development of Photoresist Materials and Formulation for Deep-UV Lithography held at 4th  International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition, New Delhi, India between January 9-12,  2001  (Organized by Indian Oil Corporation Limited). 
  14. J.D. Jeyaprakash S. Samuel and R. Dhamodharan  Adsorption of Carboxylic Acid End-Terminated Polystyrene onto Aerosil from carbon tetra chloride, IUPAC International Symposium on Advances in Polymer Science and Technology, MACRO 98, Macromolecules New Frontiers, Ed. Srinivasan, K.S.V. Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 1, pp 441-444. 
  15. J. Ruhe, J.D. Jeyaprakash S. Samuel,Oswald Prucker and R. Dhamodharan  Polymer Brushes Grown at Solid Surfaces, Proceedings of American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, 221, San Diego,531.
  16. J.D. Jeyaprakash S. Samuel and R. Dhamodharan  Grafting of Polystyrene Brushes at the Aerosil-Solvent Interface, Proceedings of National Seminar on Advances in Science and Technology of Polymeric Materials, Chennai, December, pp 20.
  17. A. Ramakrishnan and R.Dhamodharan  Synthesis of block copolymers- A comparative study, 4th  International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition – PETROTECH-2001, New Delhi, India, January 9-12, 2001 (Organized by Indian Oil Corporation Limited). 
  18. S. Raja, J.M. Nasrullah and R. Dhamodharan  Synthesis of Novel Functional-Polymers by the Chemical Modification of Polystyrene and the Demonstration of Selected Applications at International Conference,  –sterreichische Polymertage held at Leoben, Austria, between 12th  to 14th  September  2001, pp 234-238.  
  19. S. Raja and R. Dhamodharan  Water-soluble Barbiturate and Thiobarbiturate Functionalized Polystyrenes- Synthesis and Fluorescence Studies at 4th  International Petroleum Conference and Exhibition- PETROTECH-2001, New Delhi held between January 9th  to 12th  2001 (Organized by Indian Oil Corporation Limited).