Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering;   Professor of Petroleum Engineering;     Professor of Chemistry

Office Location: S329, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4307   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: ramanan [at] uh [dot] edu
Krishnamoorti's research

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Journal Papers / Refereed Journal Publications
  • Lee J. H., Ruegg M. L., Balsara N. P., Zhu Y., Gido S. P., Krishnamoorti R., “Phase Behavior of Highly Immiscible Polymer Blends Stabilized by Balanced Surfactants,” Macromolecules,36, 6537 – 6548, 2003
  • Pham J. Q., Mitchell C. A., Bahr J. L., Tour J. M., Krishnamoorti R., Green P. F., “The Glass Transition of Polymer - Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Composite Films,” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys.41, 3339 – 3345, 2003
  • Ren J., and Krishnamoorti R., “Non-linear Viscoelastic Properties of Layered-Silicate Based Intercalated Nanocomposite,” Macromolecules36, 4443 – 4451, 2003
  • Ren J., Casanueva B. F., Mitchell C. A., Krishnamoorti R., “Disorientation Kinetics of Aligned Polymer Layered Silicate Nanocomposites,” Macromolecules36, 4188 – 4194,2003
  • Yurekli K., Karim A., Amis E. J., and Krishnamoorti R., “Influence of Layered-Silicates on PS – PVME Blend Phase Behavior,” Macromolecules36, 7256 – 7267, 2003
  • Karim A., Yurekli K., Meredith C., Amis E., and Krishnamoorti R., “Combinational Methods for Polymer Materials Science: Phase Behavior of Nanocomposite Blend Films,” Polymer Engineering and Science42, 1836 – 1840, 2002
  • Krishnamoorti R., Graessley W. W., Zirkel A., Richter D., Fetters L. J., and Lohse D. J., “Melt State Polymer Chain Dimensions as a Function of Temperature,” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys.40, 1768 – 1776, 2002
  • Lee J. H., Balsara N. P., Chakraborty A., Krishnamoorti R., and Hammouda B., “Thermodynamics and Phase Behavior of Block Copolymer / Homopolymer Blends with Attractive and Repulsive Interactions,” Macromolecules35, 7748 – 7757, 2002
  • Mitchell C. A., and Krishnamoorti R., “Rheological Properties of Diblock Copolymer Layered-Silicate Nanocomposites,” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys.40, 1435 – 1443,2002
  • Mitchell C. A., Bahr J. L., Arepalli S., Tour J. M., and Krishnamoorti R., “Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes in Polystyrene,” Macromolecules35, 8825 – 8830, 2002
  • Yurekli K., and Krishnamoorti R., “Dynamic of Block Copolymer Micelles,” Macromolecules,35, 4075 – 4083, 2002
  • K. Yurekli, R. Krishnamoorti, M. F. Tse, K. O. McElrath, A. H. Tsou, and H.-C. Wang, “Structure and Dynamics of Carbon Black Filled Elastomers,” J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys.39, 256, 2001
  • Krishnamoorti R., and Giannelis E. P., “Strain Hardening in Model Polymer Brushes,”Langmuir17, 1448, 2001
  • Krishnamoorti R., and Yurekli K., “Rheology of Polymer Layered Silicate Nanocomposites,”Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science6, 464 – 470, 2001
  • Krishnamoorti R., Mitchell C. A., and Silva A. S., “Effect of Silicate Layer Anisotropy on Cylindrical and Spherical Microdomain Ordering in Block Copolymer Nanocomposites,” J. Chemical Physics115, 7175, 2001
  • Krishnamoorti R., Ren J., and Silva A. S., “Shear Response of Layered Silicate Nanocomposites,” J. Chemical Physics114, 4968, 2001
  • Lee J. H., Balsara N. P., Krishnamoorti R., Jeon H. S., and Hammouda B., “Designing Balanced Surfactants for Mixtures of Immiscible Polymers,” Macromolecules34, 6557,2001
  • Lincoln D. M., Vaia R. A., Wang Z. –G., Hsiao B. S., and Krishnamoorti R., “Temperature Dependence of Polymer Crystalline Morphology in Nylon 6/Montmorillonite Nanocomposites,” Polymer42, 9975, 2001
  • Mitchell C. A., and Krishnamoorti R., “Influence of Layered-Silicates on the Rheological Properties of Diblock Copolymer Nanocomposites,” in Polymer Nanocomposites, Eds. R. Krishnamoorti and R. A. Vaia, ACS, Washington, Vol. 804, 159, 2001
  • Silva A. S., Mitchell C. A., Tse M. F., Wang H. –C., and Krishnamoorti R., “Templating of Cylindrical and Spherical Block Copolymer Microdomains by Layered Silicates,” J. Chemical Physics115, 7166, 2001
  • Vaia R. A., and Krishnamoorti R., “Polymer Nanocomposites: Introduction,” in Polymer Nanocomposites, Eds. R. Krishnamoorti and R. A. Vaia, ACS, Washington, Vol. 804, 1,2001
  • Krishnamoorti R., and Silva A. S., “Rheological Properties of Polymer Layered-Silicate Nanocomposites,” in Polymer Nanocomposites, Eds. T. J. Pinnavaia and G. Beall, J. Wiley & Sons, New York, 2000
  • Krishnamoorti R., Modi, M. A., Tse, M. F., and Wang, H. -C., “Pathway and Kinetics of Cylinder to Sphere Order - Order Transition in Block Copolymers,” Macromolecules33, 3803, 2000
  • Krishnamoorti R., Silva, A. S., Modi, M. A., and Hammouda, B., “Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of a Cylinder to Sphere Order-Order Transition In Block Copolymers,”Macromolecules33, 3810, 2000
  • Manias E., Chen H., Krishnamoorti R., Genzer J., Kramer E. J., and Giannelis E. P., “Intercalation kinetics of long polymers in 2 nm confinements,” Macromolecules33, 7955, 2000
  • Ren, J., Silva, A. S., and Krishnamoorti, R., “Linear Viscoelasticity of Disordered Polystyrene Polyisoprene Block Copolymer Bases Layered-Silicate Nanocomposites,” Macromolecules,33, 3739, 2000
  • Tse M. F., Wang H. -C., Shaffer T. D., McElrath K. O., Modi M. A., and Krishnamoorti R., “Physical Properties of Isobutylene Based Block Copolymers,” Polymer Engineering & Science40, 2182, 2000
  • Krishnamoorti R., “Thermodynamic Interactions in Blends of Polydienes,” Rubber Chemistry and Technology72, 580, 1999
  • Lefebvre A., Lee J. H., Balsara N. P., Hammouda B., Krishnamoorti R., and Kumar S., “Relationship between Internal Energy and Volume Change of Mixing in Pressurized Polymer Blends,” Macromolecules32, 5460, 1999
  • Lohse D. J., Garner, R. T., Graessley, W. W., and Krishnamoorti, R., “Miscibility of Blends of Saturated Hydrocarbon Elastomers,” Rubber Chemistry and Technology72, 572, 1999
  • Modi M. A., Krishnamoorti R., Tse M. F., and Wang H. -C., “Viscoelastic Characterization Of An Order – Order Transition In A Mixture Of Di And Tri Block Copolymers,”Macromolecules32, 4088, 1999
  • Wang H., Newstein M. C., Krishnan A., Balsara N. P., Garetz B. A., Hammouda B., and Krishnamoorti R., “Ordering Kinetics and Alignment of Block Copolymer Lamellae Under Shear Flow,” Macromolecules32, 3695, 1999


  • Ed. I. Ovid’ko, C.S.Pande, R. Krishnamoorti, E. Lavernia, and G. Skandan., Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 783, MRS, Warrendale, PA, 2004
  • Ed. Krishnamoorti R., and Vaia R. A., Polymer Nanocomposites – Synthesis, Characterization and Modeling, ACS Symposium Series, Vol. 804, ACS, Washington DC,2001
  • Ed. Nakatani A. I., Hjelm R. P., Gerspacher M., and Krishnamoorti R., Filled and Nanocomposite Polymer Materials, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 661, MRS, Warrendale, PA, 2001