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Dr. Siva Ponnupandian
Research Fellow, CRANN
Research Fellow, Chemistry


Siva Ponnupandian was born in Tamilnadu, India. He received his Master's degree in Polymer Technology from a college affiliated with Anna University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India, in 2014. Siva obtained his dual PhD in Polymer Chemistry under the Dual Doctoral Degree Program (DDDP) from Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India and the Department of Chemistry, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, in 2021. Siva's PhD research focuses on developing Fluorinated acrylate polymers via Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain-Transfer (RAFT) polymerization for hydrophobic coating applications.

Before joining Trinity, Siva worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Corporate Research and Development Centre, Bharath Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Greater Noida, India. Currently, Siva has been working with Prof. Ramesh Babu and the group as a Research Fellow at CRANN, School of Chemistry associated with Trinity College Dublin, since February 2022. His research at Trinity focuses on biodegradable polymers, polymer blends and nanocomposites, and polymer modification.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ponnupandian S., Mondal P., Becker T., Hoogenboom R., Lowe A.B., Singha N.K., Self-healing hydrophobic POSS-functionalized fluorinated copolymers: Via RAFT polymerization and dynamic Diels-Alder reaction, Polymer Chemistry, 12, (6), 2021, p876 - 884, p876-884 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Saha C., Ponnupandian S., Costa F.R., Heinrich G., Singha N.K., Polydimethylsiloxane based polyurethane and its composite with layered double hydroxide: Synthesis and its thermal properties, Polymer Engineering and Science, 61, (12), 2021, p3163 - 3169, p3163-3169 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Ponnupandian S., Chakrabarty A., Mondal P., Hoogenboom R., Lowe A.B., Singha N.K., POSS and fluorine containing nanostructured block copolymer; Synthesis via RAFT polymerization and its application as hydrophobic coating material, European Polymer Journal, 131, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Chakrabarty A., Ponnupandian S., Kang N.-G., Mays J.W., Singha N.K., Designing superhydrophobic surface based on fluoropolymer"silica nanocomposite via RAFT-mediated polymerization-induced self-assembly, Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 56, (3), 2018, p266 - 275, p266-275 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Mandal P., Ponnupandian S., Choudhury S., Singha N.K., Tuning properties and morphology in high vinyl content SBS block copolymer, a thermoplastic elastomer via thiol-ene modification, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 90, (3), 2017, p550 - 561, p550-561 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Meenarathi B., Siva P., Palanikumar S., Kannammal L., Anbarasan R., Synthesis, characterization and drug release activity of poly("-caprolactone)/Fe3O4"alizarinred nanocomposites, Nanocomposites, 2, (2), 2016, p98 - 107, p98-107 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Koiry B.P., Ponnupandian S., Choudhury S., Singha N.K., Syntheses and morphologies of fluorinated diblock copolymer prepared via RAFT polymerization, Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 189, 2016, p51 - 58, p51-58 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Chakrabarty A., Ponnupandian S., Naskar K., Singha N.K., Nanoclay stabilized Pickering miniemulsion of fluorinated copolymer with improved hydrophobicity via RAFT polymerization, RSC Advances, 6, (41), 2016, p34987 - 34995, p34987-34995 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Palanikumar S., Siva P., Meenarathi B., Kannammal L., Anbarasan R., Effect of Fe3O4 on the sedimentation and structure-property relationship of starch under different pHs, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 67, 2014, p91 - 98, p91-98 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Research Expertise




Awards and Honours

Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CIPRS) and Research Stipend Scholarship 2017

Senior Research Fellowship funded by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India 2014