Subramanian Ramakrishnan, Ph.D.

Dr. Subramanian Ramakrishnan
3M Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Department Graduate Director (CBE)
Director, CREST CoMand
Phone Numbers
Building A, Room A164
Educational History
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanoscience Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002-2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001-2002
PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1995
Research Interests
Colloidal Science
Nanoparticle synthesis and self-assembly
Rheology of Complex Fluids
Renewable Energy
Awards, Honors, and Memberships
Professional Affiliations & Qualifications

Department Graduate Committee

Reviewer, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Macromolecules, Langmuir

Professional Memberships

Society of Rheology

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Chemical Society

Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

S. Ramakrishnan, J. Collier, R. Oyetunji, B. Stutts and R. Burnett, "Enzymatic Hydrolysis of cellulose dissolved in N-methyl morpholine oxide/water solutions", Bioresource Technology (accepted).

S. Ramakrishnan, S. A. Shah, L. Ruggeri, Y. L. Chen, K. S. Schweizer and C. F. Zukoski, "Collective diffusion in colloid-polymer suspensions: Relative role of thermodynamics and hydrodynamics", Langmuir, Vol 25, pp 10507-10514 (2009).

B. Chung, S. Ramakrishnan, R. Bandyopadhyay, D. Liang, C. F. Zukoski, J. L. Harden and R. L. Leheny, "Microscopic dynamics of recovery in sheared depletion gels", Physical Review Letters, Vol 96(22), pp 223801: 1-4 (2006).

S. Ramakrishnan, V. Gopalakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Clustering and mechanics in dense depletion and thermal gels", Langmuir, Vol 21(22), pp 9917 - 9925 (2005).

A. J. Kiss, A. Y. Mirarefi, S. Ramakrishnan, C. F. Zukoski, C. H. C. Cheng and A. L. De Vries, "Cold stable eye lens crystallins of the Antartic Nototheniid toothfish Dissocstichus Mawsoni", Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 207, pp 4633 - 4649 (2004).

Book Chapters

S. Ramakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Phase behavior of nanoparticle suspensions", In: J. A. Schwartz, C. I. Contescu and K. Putyera, editors, Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker Inc., pp 2813 - 2824 (2004).

S. Ramakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Processing of monodisperse particles", In: H. Kozuka, editor Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 417 - 455 (2005).