Publications

PUBLICATIONS

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Books

R. Nagarajan, Editor, “Self-Assembly: From Surfactants to Nanoparticles“, Wiley, (2019).

R. Nagarajan, Editor, “Nanomaterials for Biomedicine”, ACS Symposium Series #1119, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2012).

R. Nagarajan, Editor, “Amphiphiles: Molecular Assembly and Applications”, ACS Symposium Series #1070, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2011).

R. Nagarajan, W. Zukas, T. A. Hatton, S. Lee, Editors, “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense”, ACS Symposium Series #1016, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2009).

R. Nagarajan and T. A. Hatton, Editors, “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization”, ACS Symposium Series #996, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2008).

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

M. N. Richards, M. Bell, R. Srinivasan, A. Borhan and R. Nagarajan. An approximate analytical approach to estimate the diffusivity of toxic chemicals in polymer barrier materials from the time evolution of sessile drop profiles. Polymer Bulletin (2018)

Y. Cardona Quintero and R. Nagarajan. Molecular and dissociative adsorption of DMMP, Sarin and Soman on dry and wet TiO2(110) using density functional theory. Surface Science 675, 26–35 (2018)

R. Nagarajan. Constructing a molecular theory of self-assembly: Interplay of ideas from surfactants and block copolymers. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 244, 113–123 (2017)

C. M. Bailey, R. Nagarajan and T. A. Camesano. Designing polymer micelles of controlled size, stability, and functionality for siRNA delivery. In Control of Amphiphile Self-Assembling at the Molecular Level: Supra-Molecular Assemblies with Tuned physicochemical properties for delivery applications, Ed., M. A. Ilies, ACS Symposium Series 1271 ; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2017. Chapter 2.

N. Suthiwangcharoen and R. Nagarajan. Nanoarmoring of proteins by conjugation to block copolymer micelles. Methods in Enzymology, 590, 277-304 (2017), Ch.12

M. Gkikas, R. K. Avery, C. E. Mills, R. Nagarajan, E. Wilusz, and B. D. Olsen. Hydrogels that actuate selectively in response to organophosphates. Adv. Funct. Mater. 27, 1602784 (2017).

R. Nagarajan. ‘‘Non-equilibrium’’ block copolymer micelles with glassy cores: A predictive approach based on theory of equilibrium micelles. J Colloid Interface Sci 449, 416-427 (2015).

K. F. Wang, R. Nagarajan, and T. A. Camesano, Differentiating antimicrobial peptides interacting with lipid bilayer: Molecular signatures derived from quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring, Biophys Chem 196, 53-67 (2015).

C. M. Bailey, E. Kamaloo, K. L. Waterman, K. F. Wang, R. Nagarajan, and T. A. Camesano, Size dependence of gold nanoparticle interactions with a supported lipid bilayer: A QCM-D study. Biophys Chem 203-204, 51-61 (2015).

R. Nagarajan, One Hundred Years of Micelles: Evolution of the Theory of Micellization, In Surfactant Science and Technology: Retrospects and Prospects, Ed., L. S. Romsted, Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL (2014).Chapter 1, pp. 3-52..

N. Suthiwangcharoen and R. Nagarajan, Enhancing enzyme stability by construction of polymer-enzyme conjugate micelles for decontamination of organophosphate agents, Biomacromolecules 15, 1142-1152 (2014).

K. F. Wang, R. Nagarajan, and T. A. Camesano, Antimicrobial peptide alamethicin insertion into lipid bilayer: A QCM-D exploration, Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 116, 472-481 (2014).

N. Suthiwangcharoen and R. Nagarajan, Controlled design and construction of multifunctional nanoparticles by molecular self-assembly, RSC Adv., 4, 10076-10089 (2014).

M. Kim, M. Gkikas, A. Huang, J. W. Kang, N. Suthiwangcharoen, R. Nagarajan and B. D. Olsen, Enhanced activity and stability of organophosphorus hydrolase via interaction with an amphiphilic polymer, Chem. Commun. 50, 5345-5348 (2014)

Paola A. Pinzon-Arango, R.Nagarajan, T. A. Camesano, Interactions of antimicrobial peptide chrysophsin‑3 with bacillus anthracis in sporulated, germinated, and vegetative states. J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 6364-6372 (2013)

X. Wu, H. Chang, C. Mello, R. Nagarajan and G. Narsimhan, Effect of interaction with coesite silica on the conformation of Cecropin P1 using explicit solvent molecular dynamics simulation. J. Chem. Phys. 138, 045103 (2013)

S. A. Marcott, S. Ada, P. Gibson, T. A. Camesano, and R. Nagarajan, Novel application of polyelectrolyte multilayers as nanoscopic closures with hermetic sealing, J ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4, 1620−1628 (2012)

J. Lavoie, R. Srinivasan, and R. Nagarajan, Using cheminformatics to find simulants for chemical warfare agents, Journal of Hazardous Materials 194, 85-91 (2011)

K. Wang, R. Nagarajan, C. Mello, and T. A. Camesano, Characterization of supported lipid bilayer disruption by chrysophsin-3 using QCM-D, J. Phys. Chem. B 115, 15228–15235 (2011)

R. Nagarajan, Amphiphilic Surfactants and Amphiphilic Polymers: Principles of Molecular Assembly, Chapter 1 In “Amphiphiles: Molecular Assembly and Applications”, ACS Symposium Series 1070, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2011) Chapter 1, pp.1-22.

Paola A. Pinzon-Arango, R.Nagarajan, T.  A. Camesano, Effects of L-alanine and inosine germinants on the elasticity of Bacillus anthracis spores. Langmuir 26, 6535-6541 (2010).

P. A. Pinzon-Arango, G. Scholl, R. Nagarajan, C. M. Mello, T. A. Camesano. Atomic force microscopy study of germination and killing of Bacillus atrophaeus spores. J. Molecular Recognition 22, 373-379 (2009).

R. Nagarajan, R. Ashton Bradley, Bindu R. Nair, Thermodynamically stable, size selective solubilization of carbon nanotubes in aqueous solutions of amphiphilic block copolymers, J. Chem. Phys. 131, #104906 (2009).

R. Nagarajan. “Thermodynamically Stable, Size Selective Solubilization of Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Media by Self-Assembly with Amphiphilic Block Copolymers”.  Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1204, (2009) Paper 1204-K14-14

R. Nagarajan. Nanoparticles: Building Blocks for Nanotechnology. In “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization”, Eds., R. Nagarajan and T. A. Hatton, ACS Symposium Series 996, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2008). Chapter 1, pp.2-14.

R. Nagarajan. “Frozen” Micelles: Polymer Nanoparticles of Controlled Size by Self-Assembly. In “Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Stabilization, Passivation and Functionalization”, Eds., R. Nagarajan and T. A. Hatton, ACS Symposium Series 996, American Chemical Society, Washington DC (2008). Chapter 24, pp.341-356.

R. Nagarajan, C. Drew, C. M. Mello. Polymer-Micelle Complex as an Aid to Electrospinning Nanofibers from Aqueous Solutions. J. Phys. Chem. C 111, 16105-16108 (2007)

R. Nagarajan. Molecular Thermodynamics of Giant Micelles. In “Giant Micelles. Properties and Applications”, Eds. R. Zana and E. Kaler, Taylor and Francis (2007) Chapter 1, pp.1-40.

R. Nagarajan, W.S. Muller, R. Ashley, C.M. Mello. “Decontamination of Bacterial Spores by a Peptide-Mimic”. Proceedings of the 25th US Army Science Conference, Orlando, FL (2006)

R. Nagarajan. Theory of Micelle Formation. Quantitative Approach to Predicting the Micellar Properties from Surfactant Molecular Structure. In “Structure-Performance Relationships in Surfactants”, Eds. K. Esumi and M. Ueno, Marcel Dekker, New York (2003) Chapter 1, pp.1-110.

R. Nagarajan. Molecular Packing Parameter and Surfactant Self-Assembly: The Neglected Role of the Surfactant Tail. Langmuir 18, 31-38 (2002)

R. Nagarajan. Solubilization of “Guest” Molecules into Polymeric Aggregates. Polymers for Advanced Technologies 12, 23-43 (2001).

C. Micheau and R. Nagarajan. Kinetics and Thermodynamic Modeling of Micellar Autocatalysis. In “Reactions and Synthesis in Surfactant Systems”, Ed. J. Texter, Marcel Dekker, New York (2001). Chapter 20. pp. 413–428.

R. Nagarajan. “Polymer-Surfactant Interactions”. In New Horizons: Detergents for the New Millennium Conference Invited Papers, sponsored by American Oil Chemists Society and Consumer Specialty Products Association, Fort Myers, Florida (2001).

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Self-Assembled Structures, In “Equations of State for Fluids and Fluid Mixtures”, Eds. J.V. Sengers, R.F. Kayser, C.J. Peters, H.J. White Jr., Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (2000). Chapter 15. pp. 589-749.

R. A. Johnson and R. Nagarajan. Modeling Self-Assembly of Surfactants at Solid-Liquid Interfaces: I. Hydrophobic Surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces A. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 167, 31-46 (2000).

R. A. Johnson and R. Nagarajan. Modeling Self-Assembly of Surfactants at Solid-Liquid Interfaces: II. Hydrophilic Surfaces. Colloids and Surfaces A. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 167, 21-30 (2000).

T. A. Camesano and R. Nagarajan. Micelle Formation and cmc of Gemini Surfactants: A Thermodynamic Model. Colloids and Surfaces A. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 167, 165-178 (2000).

J. Tixier, V. Pimienta, T. Buhse, D. Lavabre, R. Nagarajan and J. C. Micheau. Ester Containing Aggregates in the Autocatalytic Biphasic Hydrolysis of Ethyl Alkanoates. Colloids and Surfaces A. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 167, 131-142 (2000).

R. Nagarajan and Chien Chung Wang. Theory of Surfactant Aggregation in Water/Ethylene Glycol Mixed Solvents, Langmuir 16, 5242-5251 (2000)

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Molecular Theory of Microemulsions, Langmuir 16, 6400-6415 (2000)

K. V. Kamarda, B. W. Bonnell, C. D. Maranas and R. Nagarajan. Design of Surfactant Solutions with Optimal Macroscopic Properties. Computers and Chemical Engineering 23, (Suppl.) 467-470 (1999).

R. Nagarajan. Solubilization of Hydrocarbons and Resulting Aggregate Shape Transitions in Aqueous Solutions of Pluronic (PEO-PPO-PEO) Block Copolymers. Colloids and Surfaces B. Biointerfaces 16, 55-72 (1999).

T. L. Moon and R. Nagarajan. Deinking of Xerographic and Laser-Printed Paper Using Block Copolymers. Colloids and Surfaces A. Physicochem. Eng. Aspects 132, 275-288 (1998).

T. Buhse, D. Lavabre, R. Nagarajan and J. C. Micheau. Origin of Autocatalysis in the Biphasic Hydrolysis of C-4 to C-8 Ethyl Alkanoates. J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 10552-10559 (1998).

T. Buhse, R. Nagarajan, D. Lavabre and J. C. Micheau, Phase-Transfer Model for the Dynamics of Micellar Autocatalysis. J. Phys. Chem. 101, 3910-3917 (1997).

R. Nagarajan. Theory of Micelle Formation. Quantitative Approach to Predicting the Micellar Properties from Surfactant Molecular Structure. In “Structure-Performance Relationships in Surfactants”, Eds. K. Esumi and M. Ueno, Marcel Dekker, New York (1997) Chapter 1, pp.1-81

R. Nagarajan. Solubilization by Amphiphilar Aggregates. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 2, 282-293 (1997).

T. L. Moon, J. Li and R. Nagarajan. “Novel Approaches to Deinking of Xerographic and Laser-Printed Paper”. In Further Advances in the Forest Products Industries, AIChE Symposium Series No. 315, Volume 93 (1997).87-95.

R. Nagarajan and T. L. Moon. “Deinking of Xerographic-Printed Paper by Novel Methods”. Proceedings of the 4th Research Forum on Recycling, sponsored by the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association, Quebec, Canada, (1997) 33-38.

R. Nagarajan. Solubilization of Hydrophobic Substances by Block Copolymer Micelles in Aqueous Solutions. In “Solvents and Self-Organization of Polymers”, Eds. S.E.Webber, P. Munk and Z. Tuzar, Kluwer Publishers, NATO ASI Series, Vol.327 (1996) pp.121-165.

R. Nagarajan. Solubilization in Aqueous Solutions of Amphiphiles. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science 1, 391-401 (1996).

Mayank T. Patel, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Hydrolysis of Milk Fats by Commercial Lipases in Solvent-free Phospholipid Reverse Micellar Media. J. Food Sci. 61, 33-43 (1996).

R. Nagarajan and Chien-Chung Wang. Solution Behavior of Surfactants in Ethylene Glycol: Probing the Existence of a CMC and of Micellar Aggregates. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 178, 471-482 (1996).

R. Nagarajan and K. Ganesh. A Comparison of Solubilization of Hydrocarbons in Diblock and Triblock Copolymer Micelles. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 184, 489-499 (1996).

Mayank T. Patel, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Interactive Influence and optimization of Reaction Parameters in the Hydrolysis of Olive and Coconut Triacylglycerols by C. Cylindraceae and R. Javanicus Lipases in Reverse Micellar Media. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 59, 109-124 (1996)

Mayank T. Patel, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Lipase-Catalyzed Biochemical Reactions in Novel Media-A Review. Chemical Engineering Communications 152, 365-404 (1996)

Anagha Gupte, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Enzymatic Oxidation of Cholesterol in Reverse Micelles, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 34, 2910-2922 (1995).

Anagha Gupte, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Enzyme Reactions in Reverse Micelles. In “Food Flavors: Generation, Analysis and Process Influence“, Ed. G. Charalambous, Elsevier, Amsterdam (1995) pp.1-74.

Mayank T. Patel, R. Nagarajan and Arun Kilara. Characteristics of Lipase-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Triacylglycerols in Aerosol-OT/iso-octane Reverse Micellar Media. Biotechnol. Appl. Biochem. 22, 1-14 (1995).

R. Nagarajan and Chien-Chung Wang. Estimation of Surfactant Tail Transfer Free Energies from Polar Solvents to Micelle Core. Langmuir 11, 4673-4677 (1995).

R. Nagarajan. On Interpreting Fluorescence Measurements: What Does Thermodynamics Have to Say About Change in Micellar Aggregation Number Versus Change in Size Distribution Induced by Increasing Concentration of Surfactant in Solution ? Langmuir, 10, 2028-2034 (1994).

R. Nagarajan. Modelling Solution Entropy in the Theory of Micellization. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 71, 39-64 (1993).

R. Nagarajan. Polymer-Induced Structural Transitions in Microemulsions. Langmuir, 9, 369-375 (1993).

R. Nagarajan and K. Ganesh. Solubilization in Spherical Block Copolymer Micelles: Scaling Analysis Based on Star Model. J. Chem. Phys., 98, 7440-7450 (1993).

A. Carlson and R. Nagarajan. Release and Recovery of Porcine Pepsine and Bovine Chymosin from Reverse Micelles: A New Technique Based on Isopropyl Alcohol Addition. Biotechnol. Prog., 8, 85-90 (1992).

A. Chatterjee and R. Nagarajan. Perturbation Analysis of Facilitated Mass Transport through Batch Liquid Membranes. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 25, 242-248 (1992).

K. Ganesh, R. Nagarajan and J. L. Duda. Rate of Gas Transport in Glassy Polymers: A Free Volume Based Predictive Model. Ind. Eng. Chem. Research, 31, 746-755 (1992).

R. Nagarajan. Micellization of Binary Surfactant Mixtures: Theory. In “Mixed Surfactant Systems”, Eds. P. M. Holland and D. Rubingh, ACS Symposium Series #501 (1992) pp. 54-95.

A. Gupte, R. Nagarajan and A. Kilara. Block Copolymer Microdomains. A Novel Medium for Enzymatic Reactions. Biotechnol. Prog., 7, 348-354 (1991).

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Theory of Surfactant Self-Assembly: A Predictive Molecular Thermodynamic Approach. Langmuir 7, 2934-2969 (1991).

J. R. Ganc and R. Nagarajan. Aggregation Behavior of Common Motor Oil Additives. SAE International Fuels & Lubricants Meeting, Paper 912397, 13 pp. (1991).

S. A. Slocum, A. Kilara and R. Nagarajan. “Solubilization of Flavor Compounds in Micellar Solutions”. In Flavors and Off-Flavors, Ed. George Charalambous, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam (1990) 233-248.

R. Nagarajan. Association of Nonionic Polymers with Micelles, Bilayers and Microemulsions. J. Chem. Phys., 90, 1980-1994 (1989).

R. Nagarajan and K. Ganesh. Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Selective Solvents: Spherical Micelles With Segregated Cores. J. Chem. Phys. 90, 5843-5856 (1989).

R. Nagarajan and K. Ganesh. Block Copolymer Self-Assembly in Selective Solvents: Theory of Solubilization in Spherical Micelles. Macromolecules, 22, 4312-4325 (1989).

T. G. Arf, G. LaBelle, E. E. Klaus, J. L. Duda, R. Nagarajan, M. B. Biterge and T. Ertekin. EOR with Penn State Surfactants (SPE12308). SPE Reservoir Engineering, 166-176 (May 1987).

E. E. Klaus, R. Nagarajan, J. L. Duda and K. M. Shah. “The Adsorption of Tribochemical Reaction Products at Solid Surfaces”,  Friction and Wear – 50 Years on. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, International Conference on Friction. Lubrication and Wear, Vol. 1, (1987) 379-387.

R. Nagarajan. Self Assembly of Bola Amphilphiles. Chem. Eng. Comm. 55, 251-273 (1987).

R. Nagarajan, Maureen Barry and E. Ruckenstein. Unusual Selectivity in Solubilization by Block Copolymer Micelles. Langmuir, 2, 210-215 (1986).

R. Nagarajan. Thermodynamics of Micelles, Mixed Micelles and Solubilization: The Role of Interfacial Interactions. Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 26, 205-264 (1986).

R. Nagarajan. Molecular Theory for Mixed Micelles. Langmuir, 1, 331-341 (1985).

R. Nagarajan and B. Kalpakci. Viscometric Investigation of Complexes Between Polyethyleneoxide and Surfactant Micelles. In “Microdomains in Polymer Solutions,” Ed. P. L. Dubin, Plenum Press (1985) pp. 368-381.

R. Nagarajan. Thermodynamics of Non-ionic Polymer-Micelle Association. Colloids and Surfaces, 13, 1-17 (1985).

J. L. Duda, T. Ertekin, J. H. Jones, R. Nagarajan, T. G. Arf and G. LaBelle. “Synthesis, Solution Properties and Coreflood Performance of Penn State Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery”. Proceedings of 3rd European Meeting on Improved Oil Recovery (1985).

R. Nagarajan, Mark A. Chaiko and E. Ruckenstein. Locus of Solubilization of Benzene in Surfactant Micelles. J. Phys. Chem., 88, 2916-2922 (1984).

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Selective Solubilization in Aqueous Surfactant Solutions. In “Surfactants in Solution“, Ed., K. L. Mittal and B. Lindman, Plenum Press, New York (1984) pp. 923-947.

Mark A. Chaiko, R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Solubilization of Single Component and Binary Mixtures of Hydrocarbons in Aqueous Micellar Solutions. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 99, 168-182 (1984).

E. E. Klaus, J. H. Jones, R. Nagarajan, T. Ertekin, Y. M. Chung, G. Arf, A. J. Yarzumbeck and P. Dudenas. Generation of Ultralow Tensions Over a Wide EACN Range Using Penn State Surfactants (SPE9784). Soc. Pet. Eng. J., 23, 73-80 (1983).

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Relation Between the Transition Point in Micellar Size Distribution, the CMC and the Cooperativity of Micellization. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 91, 500-506 (1983).

B. Kalpakci, E. E. Klaus and R. Nagarajan. A Porous Media Viscometer for the Detection of Anomalous Viscosity Effects Applicable to Elasto-hydrodynamic and Boundary Lubrication. ASLE Trans., 25, 283-288 (1982).

R. Nagarajan and Michael P. Harold. Surfactant-Polymer Interactions in Tertiary Oil Recovery. In “Solution Behavior of Surfactants – Theoretical and Applied Aspects,” Ed., K. L. Mittal and E. J. Fendler, Plenum Press, New York (1982) pp. 1391-1413.

R. Nagarajan, Khalid M. Shah and Susan Hammond. Viscometric Detection of Sphere to Cylinder Transition and Polydispersity in Aqueous Micellar Solutions. Colloids and Surfaces, 4, 147-162 (1982).

R. V. Mehta and R. Nagarajan. A Surface Chemical and Molecular Interpretation of Lung Surfactant Hysteresis. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 89, 542-546 (1982).

R. Nagarajan. Are Large Micelles Rigid or Flexible? A Reinterpretation of Viscosity Data for Micellar Solutions. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 90, 477-486 (1982).

R. Nagarajan and B. Kalpakci. “Viscometric Investigation of Complexes Between Polyethyleneoxide and Surfactant Micelles”. Polym. Prepr. Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym., 23, 41 (1982).

E. Ruckenstein and R. Nagarajan. Critical Micelle Concentration and the Transition Point for Micellar Size Distribution. J. Phys. Chem., 85, 3010-3014 (1981).

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Solubilization as a Separation Process. Sep. Sci. Technol., 16, 1429-1465 (1981).

B. Kalpakci, E. E. Klaus, J. L. Duda and R. Nagarajan. Flow Characteristics of Surfactant Solutions in Porous Media and Their Role in the Permeability Modification (SPE 9930). Soc. Pet. Eng. J., 21, 709-720 (1981).

R. Nagarajan. “On the Nature of Interactions Between Polymers and Surfactants in Dilute Aqueous Solutions”. Polym. Prepr. Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym., 22, 33 (1981).

G. R. King, T. Ertekin, C. D. Stahl, J. H. Jones, R. Nagarajan and A. J. Yarzumbeck. “Physicochemical Mechanics of the Propagation of the Stabilized Oil Bank Formation During Dilute Surfactant Flooding”. Society of Petroleum Engineers (1981). SPE 10371

R. Nagarajan. Thermodynamics of Surfactant-Polymer Interactions in Dilute Aqueous Solutions. Chem. Phys. Lett., 76, 282-286 (1980).

E. Ruckenstein and R. Nagarajan. Aggregation of Amphiphiles in Non-Aqueous Media. J. Phys. Chem., 84, 1349-1358 (1980).

E. E. Klaus, J. H. Jones, R. Nagarajan, T. Ertekin, J. J. Fan, C. M. Lin, A. J. Yarzumbeck, and G. King. “Oxidized Petroleum Fractions as Co–surfactants and as Feedstocks for the Manufacture of Sulfonates for the Tertiary recovery of Oil”. Society of Petroleum Engineers. (1980) SPE 9006.

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. Aggregation of Amphiphiles as Micelles or Vesicles in Aqueous Media. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 71, 580-604 (1979).

E. Ruckenstein and R. Nagarajan. Thermodynamics of Amphiphilar Aggregation into Micelles and Vesicles. In “Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions,” Ed., K. L. Mittal, Plenum Press, New York (1977) pp. 133-149.

R. Nagarajan and E. Ruckenstein. CMC – A Transition Point for Micellar Size Distribution: A Statistical Thermodynamical Approach. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 60, 221-231 (1977).

E. Ruckenstein and R. Nagarajan. On Critical Concentrations in Micellar Solutions. J. Colloid Interface Sci., 57, 388-390 (1976).

E. Ruckenstein and R. Nagarajan. Critical Micelle Concentration – A Transition Point for Micellar Size Distribution. J. Phys. Chem., 79, 2622-2626 (1975).

P. K. Ghosh, Abha Jain and R. Nagarajan. Effect of Ion Entry Phase, Radial Velocity and Position on Quadrupole Mass Filter Operation. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 18, 1-9 (1975).

R. Nagarajan, M. S. Hegde and P. K. Ghosh. A Medium Resolution Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer. Indian J. Technol., 13, 341-344 (1975).

R. Nagarajan and P. K. Ghosh. Interaction Effect of Entry Velocity and Position on Quadrupole Mass Filter Resolution. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 14, 267-271 (1974).

R. Nagarajan and J.P. Gupta, “Design and Construction of a Heart-Lung Machine”, Fourth Biomedical Engineering Symposium, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1974.

R. Nagarajan and P. K. Ghosh. Effect of Entry Conditions on Ion Transmission in a Quadrupole Field. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 12, 79-85 (l973).

 

Biographies (Not refereed)

R. Nagarajan. “Larry Duda: Biography and Scientific Achievements”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 40, 2987-2989 (2001).

R. Nagarajan and R. T. Yang. “Eli Ruckenstein”, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 35, 2817-2821 (1996).

PATENTS

“Polymer-Micelle Complex as an Aid to Electrospinning”
R. Nagarajan, C. Drew, C. M. Mello
U.S. Patent Number 9,175,422 B2
Date of Patent: November 3, 2015

Description and purpose of the invention: Polymer-micelle complex formed in aqueous solutions can be used as a generic carrier for preparing nano and micro fibers of polymers and of polymers combined with biological or non-biological materials by the electrospinning process.  The polymer-micelle complex can be designed to impart viscosity, surface tension and conductivity properties suitable for electrospinning of specific systems.  The polymer-micelle complex can be used as a carrier to electrospin fibers incorporating insoluble, sparingly soluble or low molecular weight polymers, rigid or globular (hard-to-spin) polymers, proteins and enzymes, viruses, DNA and other biological materials and metallic, inorganic or organic particles.

 

“Materials incorporating antimicrobial polymers”
D. Whitten, L. Ista, T. Corbitt, M. Ogawa, K. Schanze, G. Lopez, R. Nagarajan
U. S. Patent Number 8,598.053 B2
Date of Patent: December 3, 2013

Description and purpose of the invention: The disclosure provides the manufacture and use of fibers, fabrics, and other soft surfaces bearing surface-grafted antimicrobial polymers.  The co-inventors are from University of New Mexico and University of Florida. Conjugated polymers have been synthesized that show antimicrobial activity.  These polymers can be attached to surfaces such as fabrics and fibers to create antimicrobial materials.