Dr. Manigandan S. PhD (Indian Institute of Technology Madras)

Assistant Professor

Chemical Engineering

Research Webpage


Office room: #303, Transit campus.

Office Landline: 24-2104


Dr. S. Manigandan is a Chemical Engineer with 5+ years experience in R&D (Industry as well as academia) and 1+ year experience in teaching in reputed academic institute. Recipient of Shah-Schulman award for the best PhD thesis in the area of Colloids & Interface for the year 2017, issued by competent authority of IIChE. Recipient of "Institute Research Award-2017" for the quality and quantity of the research work done at IIT Madras. Recipient of "pre-doctoral fellowship award-2017" equivalent to post-doc, issued by competent authority of IIT Madras.

Areas of Research

1. Synthesis and self-assembly of Janus or patchy colloids
2. Self-propelled or active clusters
3. Emulsion and foam stabilization
4. Rheology of colloidal dispersion
5. Soft materials
6. Synthesis of spherical and non-spherical colloidosomes or microcapsules
7. Nano particle coating via electrostatic
8. Synthesis of in-organic, metallic and polymeric colloids
9. Vertical deposition of colloidal particles; Langmuir-Blodgett deposition technique
10. Contact angle studies at fluid-fluid interfaces


1. PhD in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras (2012-2017)
2. MS in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur (2006-2009)
3. B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Madras (1999-2003)

Work Experience

1. Assistant Professor, NIT Warangal (May 2018-Jan 2019)
2. Analyst, Group Technology and Innovation Office (GTIO), TATA Sons Limited, Pune (Nov 2017-Apr 2018)
3. Ad-hoc Faculty, NIT Warangal (July 2017-Nov 2017)
4. Pre-doctoral fellow, IIT Madras (Jan 2017-Jul 2017)
5. Scientist, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Medical R&D Centre, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) India Limited, Mumbai (Sep 2009-Jul 2012)
6. R&D Executive, Suparna Chemicals Limited, Mumbai (Apr 2008-Aug 2009)

Selected Publications/Patents

1. S. Manigandan, Remya Ann Mathews, Ethayaraja Mani*, “Self-Assembly of Inverse Patchy Colloids with Tunable Patch Coverage”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 19, 2017, 13122-13132.  Impact Factor: 4.123.  
2. S. Yogesh, S Manigandan, Ethayaraja Mani*, “Staggered linear assembly of spherical-cap colloids”, Langmuir, 33, 2017, 6760−6768. Impact Factor: 3.833.  
3. S. Manigandan, S. Yogesh, MG Basavaraj, Ethayaraja Mani*, “Synthesis of non-spherical patchy particles at fluid-fluid interfaces via differential deformation and their self-assembly”, Soft Matter, 12, 2016, 5950-5958. Impact Factor: 3.798.
4. S. Manigandan, V Kollabattula, MG Basavaraj, Ethayaraja Mani*, “Visualization of the equilibrium position of colloidal particles at fluid–water interfaces by deposition of nanoparticles”, Nanoscale, 7 (33), 2015, 13868-13876. Impact Factor: 7.76.
5. S. Manigandan, SD Christdoss Pushpam, MG Basavaraj, Ethayaraja Mani*, “Synthesis of Single and Multipatch Particles by Dip-Coating Method and Self-Assembly Thereof”, Langmuir, 31 (4), 2015, 1255-1261. Impact Factor: 3.833.
6. S. Manigandan, S Majumder, A Suresh, S Ganguly, K Kargupta* and D Banerjee, “Electric field induced dewetting and pattern formation in thin conducting polymer film”, Sensors and Actuators Part B: Chemical, 144, 2010, 170-175. Impact Factor: 5.401.   
7. S. Manigandan, A Jain, S Majumder, S Ganguly and K Kargupta*, “Formation of nanorods and nanoparticles of conducting Polyaniline: Performance study on gas sensor”, Sensors and Actuators Part B: Chemical, 133, 2008, 187-194. Impact Factor: 5.401.
8. S. Manigandan, S Majumder, S Ganguly and K Kargupta*, “Formation of nanorods and nanoparticles of conducting Polyaniline”, Materials Letter, 62, 2008, 2758-2761. Impact Factor: 2.572.  

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