Office: MRDC 1 4506
Ph.D., Chemistry, 1990, Carnegie Mellon University; M.Sc., Applied Chemistry, 1981, PSG College of Technology (University of Madras, India); B.Sc., Applied Science, 1979, Madurai University, India.
NSF Career Award (1999-2003)
Dr. Srinivasarao specializes in physical chemistry of polymers, physics of nematic liquid crystals, optics of liquid crystals, rheology/rheo-optics of polymeric fluids and liquid crystals, polymer/liquid crystal dispersions, various forms of light microscopy, including confocal microscopy and photon tunneling microscopy, color science, and nano-optics in the biological world (color of butterfly wings, beetles, moths, and bird feathers).
- Liquid crystaline polymer
- Splashing of complex fluids
- Wetting studies
- Color science
- Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals
- Tracer diffusion
- Supramolecular structures
Mohan Srinivasarao, David Collings, Alan Philips and Sanjay Patel, "Three-dimensionally ordered array of air bubbles in a polymer film," Science 2001, 292, 79.
Matthew D. Burke, Jung O. Park, Mohan Srinivasarao, and Saad A. Khan , "Diffusion of macromolecules in polymer solutions and gels: A laser scanning confocal microscopy study," Macromolecules 2000, 33, 7500-7507.
Y. Song, Mohan Srinivasarao, A. Tonelli, C. M. Balik, R. McGregor, "Laser scanning confocal microscopy study of dye diffusion in fibers," Macromolecules 2000, 33:(12), 4478-4485.
Mohan Srinivasarao, "Nano-optics in the biological world: Beetles, butterflies, birds and moths," Chemical Reviews 1999, 99, 1935-1961.
Malgorzata Marjanski, Mohan Srinivasarao and Peter A. Mirau , "NMR characterization of self-assembling polymer films," Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 1998, 12, 113.
Ye Song, Mohan Srinivasarao, Alan Tonelli, "Study of dye diffusion in fibers by laser scanning confocal microscopy," Macromolecular Symposia 1999, 148, 395-402.
K. R. Amundson and Mohan Srinivasarao, "Surface anchoring and electro-optics of polymer dispersed liquid crystal films," Phys. Rev. E 1998, 58, R1211.
P. A. Mirau and Mohan Srinivasarao, "NMR characterization of liquid crystal-polymer interactions in polymer dispersed liquid crystals," Appl. Spect. 1997, 51, 1639-43.
A. N. Pargellis, John Mendez, Mohan Srinivasarao and B. Yurke, "Dynamics of monopole annihilation by type-1/2 strings in a nematic liquid crysta,l" Phys. Rev.E 1997, 53, R25-R28.
Mohan Srinivasarao, "Rheology and rheo-optics of polymer liquid crystals," Int. J. Mod. Phys. B, 1995, 9, 2515 -2572.
John M. Guerra, Mohan Srinivasarao, and R. S. Stein, "Photon tunneling microscopy: Applications to the study of polymer surfaces," Science 1993, 262, 1395-1400.