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Sanjeev Manohar

Sanjeev Manohar
Sanjeev ManoharProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentChemical Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailSanjeev_Manohar@uml.edu

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials for energy storage and bio-medical applications. Microwave approach to nanostructured conducting polymers, carbons and carbon nanotubes. Application of Green Chemistry principles to nanoscale synthesis and application.

Education

  • Ph D: Organic Chemistry, (1992), University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Polyaniline and its Derivatives
  • MS: Organic Chemistry, (1986), Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Striking Differences in the Behavior of 9-Keto-Substituted Fluorenes Towards n-Butyllithium vs. n-Butyl Grignards vs. Methyl Grignards
  • MS: Physical Chemistry, (1981), University of Madras - Chennai, India
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Kinetics of Oxidation of Oxalic Acid using Chromic Acid
  • BS: Chemistry, (1979), University of Madras - Chennai, India

Publications

  • Damplo, M., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E.E., Agnihotra, S., Manohar, S., Desabrais, K., Charette, C. (2013) "Investigation of sensing textiles for intelligent parachute systems," AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems (ADS) Conference 2013
  • Ammu, S., Dua, V., Agnihotra, S.R., Surwade, S.P., Phulgirkar, A., Patel, S., Manohar, S. (2012) "Flexible, all-organic chemiresistor for detecting chemically aggressive vapors," Journal of the American Chemical Society 134:10 pp. 4553-4556
  • Damplo, M., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D.J., Chen, J., Niemi, E.E., Agnihotra, S., Manohar, S., Desabrais, K., Charette, C. (2012) "Sensing of electrically conductive textiles and capacitance sensor-embedded fabrics for parachutes," Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering 8345:
  • Favini, E., Agnihotra, S., Surwade, S.P., Niezrecki, C., Willis, D., Chen, J., Niemi, E., Desabrais, K., Charette, C., Manohar, S. (2012) "Sensing performance of electrically conductive fabrics and suspension lines for parachute systems," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 23:17 pp. 1969-1986
  • Im, J., Sengupta, S.K., Baruch, M.F., Granz, C.D., Ammu, S., Manohar, S., Whitten, J.E. (2011) "A hybrid chemiresistive sensor system for the detection of organic vapors," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 156:2 pp. 715-722
  • Rahy, A., Bae, J., Wu, A., Manohar, S., Yang, D.J. (2011) "Nano-emulsion use for the synthesis of polyaniline nano-grains or nano-fibers," Polymers for Advanced Technologies 22:5 pp. 664-668
  • Dua, V., Surwade, S.P., Ammu, S., Agnihotra, S.R., Jain, S., Roberts, K.E., Park, S., Ruoff, R.S., Manohar, S. (2010) "All-organic vapor sensor using inkjet-printed reduced graphene oxide," Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 49:12 pp. 2154-2157
  • Cristovan, F.H., Lemos, S.G., Santos, J.S., Trivinho-Strixino, F., Pereira, E.C., Mattoso, L.H., Kulkarni, R., Manohar, S. (2010) "Evaluation of the aniline chemical oxidation process using multiple simultaneous electrochemical responses," Electrochimica Acta 55:12 pp. 3974-3978
  • Jain, S., Surwade, S.P., Agnihotra, S.R., Dua, V., Eliason, P.A., Morose, G.J., Manohar, S. (2010) "Green chemistry synthesis of nanostructured poly(2,5-dimethoxyaniline)," Green Chemistry 12:4 pp. 585-589
  • Liu, Z., Zhang, X., Poyraz, S., Surwade, S.P., Manohar, S. (2010) "Oxidative template for conducting polymer nanoclips," Journal of the American Chemical Society 132:38 pp. 13158-13159
  • Surwade, S.P., Agnihotra, S.R., Dua, V., Manohar, N., Jain, S., Ammu, S., Manohar, S. (2009) "Catalyst-free synthesis of oligoanilines and polyaniline nanofibers using H2O2," Journal of the American Chemical Society 131:35 pp. 12528-12529
  • Dua, V., Surwade, S.P., Ammu, S., Zhang, X., Jain, S., Manohar, S. (2009) "Chemical vapor detection using parent polythiophene nanofibers," Macromolecules 42:15 pp. 5414-5415
  • Surwade, S.P., Agnihotra, S.R., Dua, V., Kolla, H.S., Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2009) "Chromism and molecular weight of polyaniline derivatives," Synthetic Metals 159:19-20 pp. 2153-2156
  • Surwade, S.P., Agnihotra, S.R., Dua, V., Manohar, S. (2009) "Nitrogen dioxide vapor detection using poly-o-toluidine," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 143:1 pp. 454-457
  • Surwade, S.P., Dua, V., Manohar, N., Manohar, S., Beck, E., Ferraris, J.P. (2009) "Oligoaniline intermediates in the aniline-peroxydisulfate system," Synthetic Metals 159:5-6 pp. 445-455
  • Surwade, S.P., Manohar, N., Manohar, S. (2009) "Origin of bulk nanoscale morphology in conducting polymers," Macromolecules 42:6 pp. 1792-1795
  • Manohar, S., Fafadia, C., Saran, N., Rao, R. (2008) "Faradaic effects in all-organic transistors," Journal of Applied Physics 103:9
  • Zhang, X., Surwade, S.P., Dua, V., Bouldin, R., Manohar, N., Manohar, S. (2008) "Parent polythiophene nanofibers," Chemistry Letters 37:5 pp. 526-527
  • Rahy, A., Sakrout, M., Manohar, S., Cho, S.J., Ferraris, J., Yang, D.J. (2008) "Polyaniline nanofiber synthesis by co-use of ammonium peroxydisulfate and sodium hypochlorite," Chemistry of Materials 20:15 pp. 4808-4814
  • Zhang, X., Lee, J.S., Lee, G.S., Cha, D.K., Kim, M.J., Yang, D.J., Manohar, S. (2006) "Chemical synthesis of PEDOT nanotubes," Macromolecules 39:2 pp. 470-472
  • Ravikiran, Y.T., Lagare, M.T., Sairam, M., Mallikarjuna, N.N., Sreedhar, B., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2006) "Erratum to "Synthesis, characterization and low frequency AC conduction of polyaniline/niobium pentoxide composites" [Synth. Met. 156 (2006) 1139-1147] (DOI:10.1016/j.synthmet.2006.08.005)," Synthetic Metals 156:18-20 pp. 1286
  • Li, Z., Huang, H., Shang, T., Yang, F., Zheng, W., Wang, C., Manohar, S. (2006) "Facile synthesis of single-crystal and controllable sized silver nanoparticles on the surfaces of polyacrylonitrile nanofibres," Nanotechnology 17:3 pp. 917-920
  • Zhang, X., Kolla, H.S., Wang, X., Raja, K., Manohar, S. (2006) "Fibrillar growth in polyaniline," Advanced Functional Materials 16:9 pp. 1145-1152
  • Cattanach, K., Kulkarni, R.D., Kozlov, M., Manohar, S. (2006) "Flexible carbon nanotube sensors for nerve agent simulants," Nanotechnology 17:16 pp. 4123-4128
  • Parikh, K., Cattanach, K., Rao, R., Suh, D.S., Wu, A., Manohar, S. (2006) "Flexible vapour sensors using single walled carbon nanotubes," Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical 113:1 pp. 55-63
  • Chen, J., Chao, D., Lu, X., Zhang, W., Manohar, S. (2006) "General synthesis of two-dimensional patterned conducting polymer-nanobowl sheet via chemical polymerization," Macromolecular Rapid Communications 27:10 pp. 771-775
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2006) "Microwave synthesis of nanocarbons from conducting polymers," Chemical Communications 23 pp. 2477-2479
  • Ravikiran, Y.T., Lagare, M.T., Sairam, M., Mallikarjuna, N.N., Sreedhar, B., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2006) "Synthesis, characterization and low frequency AC conduction of polyaniline/niobium pentoxide composites," Synthetic Metals 156:16-17 pp. 1139-1147
  • Kolla, H.S., Surwade, S.P., Zhang, X., MacDiarmid, A.G., Manohar, S. (2005) "Absolute molecular weight of polyaniline," Journal of the American Chemical Society 127:48 pp. 16770-16771
  • Wu, A., Kolla, H., Manohar, S. (2005) "Chemical synthesis of highly conducting polypyrrole nanofiber film," Macromolecules 38:19 pp. 7873-7875
  • Zhang, X., MacDiarmid, A.G., Manohar, S. (2005) "Chemical synthesis of PEDOT nanofibers," Chemical Communications 42 pp. 5328-5330
  • Sarno, D.M., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G. (2005) "Controlled interconversion of semiconducting and metallic forms of polyaniline nanofibers," Synthetic Metals 148:3 pp. 237-243
  • Aminabhavi, T.M., Mallikarjuna, N.N., Manohar, S., Kulkarni, P.V. (2005) "Inauguration of polymer research laboratory at center of excellence in polymer science," Polymer News 30:4 pp. 122-124
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2005) "Narrow pore-diameter polypyrrole nanotubes," Journal of the American Chemical Society 127:41 pp. 14156-14157
  • Mallikarjuna, N.N., Manohar, S., Kulkarni, P.V., Venkataraman, A., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2005) "Novel high dielectric constant nanocomposites of polyaniline dispersed with -Fe 2O 3 nanoparticles," Journal of Applied Polymer Science 97:5 pp. 1868-1874
  • Roney, C., Kulkarni, P., Arora, V., Bennett, M., Antich, P., Bonte, F., Wu, A., Mallikarjuna, N.N., Manohar, S., Sairam, M., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2005) "Polymeric nanoparticulate drug delivery through the blood brain barrier," Polymer News 30:10 pp. 311-321
  • Roney, C., Kulkarni, P., Arora, V., Antich, P., Bonte, F., Wu, A., Mallikarjuana, N.N., Manohar, S., Liang, H.F., Kulkarni, A.R., Sung, H.W., Sairam, M., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2005) "Targeted nanoparticles for drug delivery through the blood-brain barrier for Alzheimer's disease," Journal of Controlled Release 108:2-3 pp. 193-214
  • Mallikarjuna, N.N., Manohar, S., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2005) "Versatile carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, purification, and their applications," Polymer News 30:1 pp. 6-13
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2004) "Bulk synthesis of polypyrrole nanofibers by a seeding approach," Journal of the American Chemical Society 126:40 pp. 12714-12715
  • Saran, N., Parikh, K., Suh, D.S., Muoz, E., Kolla, H., Manohar, S. (2004) "Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Films of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles on Flexible Plastic Substrates," Journal of the American Chemical Society 126:14 pp. 4462-4463
  • Zhang, X., Chan-Yu-King, R., Jose, A., Manohar, S. (2004) "Nanofibers of polyaniline synthesized by interfacial polymerization," Synthetic Metals 145:1 pp. 23-29
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2004) "Polyaniline nanofibers: Chemical synthesis using surfactants," Chemical Communications 10:20 pp. 2360-2361
  • Zhang, X., Goux, W.J., Manohar, S. (2004) "Synthesis of Polyaniline Nanofibers by "Nanofiber Seeding"," Journal of the American Chemical Society 126:14 pp. 4502-4503
  • Coplin, K.A., Jasty, S., Long, S.M., Manohar, S., Sun, Y., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1994) "Neutral soliton formation and disorder in pernigraniline base," Physical Review Letters 72:20 pp. 3206-3209
  • Mattoso, L.H., Oliveira Jr., O.N., Faria, R.M., Manohar, S., Epstein, A.J., MacDiarmid, A.G. (1994) "Synthesis of polyaniline/polytoluidine block copolymer via the pernigraniline oxidation state," Polymer International 35:1 pp. 89-93
  • Coplin, K.A., Leng, J.M., Mccall, R.P., Epstein, A.J., Manohar, S., Sun, Y., Macdiarmid, A.G. (1993) "Photoexcitation spectroscopy: Solutions in pernigraniline base," Synthetic Metals 55:1 pp. 7-14
  • Leng, J.M., McCall, R.P., Cromack, K.R., Sun, Y., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1993) "Photoexcited solitons and polarons in pernigraniline-base polymers," Physical Review B 48:21 pp. 15719-15731
  • Oh, E.J., Min, Y., Wiesinger, J.M., Manohar, S., Scherr, E.M., Prest, P.J., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1993) "Polyaniline: Dependency of selected properties on molecular weight," Synthetic Metals 55:2-3 pp. 977-982
  • Hsu, C.H., Peacock, P.M., Flippen, R.B., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G. (1993) "The molecular weight of polyaniline by light scattering and gel permeation chromatography," Synthetic Metals 60:3 pp. 233-237
  • Leng, J.M., McCall, R.P., Cromack, K.R., Ginder, J.M., Ye, H.J., Sun, Y., Manohar, S., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1992) "Photoexcitations in pernigraniline: Ring-torsional polarons and bond-order solitons," Physical Review Letters 68:8 pp. 1184-1187
  • Leng, J.M., Ginder, J.M., Mccall, R.P., Ye, H.J., Epstein, A.J., Sun, Y., Manohar, S., Macdiarmid, A.G. (1991) "Photoexcitation spectroscopy of pernigraniline," Synthetic Metals 41:3 pp. 1311-1314
  • McCall, R.P., Ginder, J.M., Leng, J.M., Coplin, K.A., Ye, H.J., Epstein, A.J., Asturias, G.E., Manohar, S., Masters, J.G., Scherr, E.M., Sun, Y., Macdiarmid, A.G. (1991) "Photoinduced absorption and erasable optical information storage in polyanilines," Synthetic Metals 41:3 pp. 1329-1332
  • Scherr, E.M., MacDiarmid, A.G., Manohar, S., Masters, J.G., Sun, Y., Tang, X., Druy, M.A., Glatkowski, P.J., Cajipe, V.B., Fischer, J.E., Cromack, K.R., Jozefowicz, M.E., Ginder, J.M., McCall, R.P., Epstein, A.J. (1991) "Polyaniline: Oriented films and fibers," Synthetic Metals 41:1-2 pp. 735-738
  • Manohar, S., Macdiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1991) "Polyaniline: Pernigranile, an isoable intermediate in the conventional chemical synthesis of emeraldine," Synthetic Metals 41:1-2 pp. 711-714
  • MacDiarmid, A.G., Manohar, S., Masters, J.G., Sun, Y., Weiss, H., Epstein, A.J. (1991) "Polyaniline: Synthesis and properties of pernigraniline base," Synthetic Metals 41:1-2 pp. 621-626
  • McCall, R.P., Ginder, J.M., Leng, J.M., Ye, H.J., Manohar, S., Masters, J.G., Asturias, G.E., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1990) "Spectroscopy and defect states in polyaniline," Physical Review B 41:8 pp. 5202-5213
  • Richter, A.F., Ray, A., Ramanathan, K.V., Manohar, S., Furst, G.T., Opella, S.J., MacDiarmid, A.G., Epstein, A.J. (1989) "15N NMR of polyaniline," Synthetic Metals 29:1 pp. 243-249
  • Manohar, S., Macdiarmid, A.G., Cromack, K.R., Ginder, J.M., Epstein, A.J. (1989) "N-substituted derivatives of polyaniline," Synthetic Metals 29:1 pp. 349-356

Presentations

  • Advances in the Chemical Synthesis of Polyaniline at High Ionic Strength - 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Cellulose-Based Sensors for Detecting Chlorine and Nitrogen Dioxide - 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, March 2012 - San Diego, CA
  • Advances in Soft Electronic, Organic Materials, March 2012 - Orono, ME
  • Detection of Endotoxins Using Amphotericin - University of Massachusetts Medical School, February 2011 - Worcester, MA
  • Chemical Vapor Detection Using Reduced Graphene Oxide - 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2010 - Boston, MA
  • Synthesis of Electrically Conducting Poly-2-Ethylaniline Microtubes Having Nanoscale Morphology - 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2010 - Boston, MA

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • EV-Thermally Stable Hybrid Membranes for CO2 Separation (2012), Contract - U.S. Department of Energy
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Development of A Food Toxicity Sensor (2011), Contract - U.S. Army Medical Research
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing Center For Excellence (2011), -
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2010), Contract -
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2009), -
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Conversion of Waste Cardboard to Polyhydroxyalkanaotes and PLA (2009), Contract -
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Nanomanufacturing of Multifunctional Sensors (2007), Grant -
    Manohar, S. (Principal)
  • Chemical Warfare Agent Detectors Using Carbon Nanotubes (2007), Grant - U.S. Department of the Army
    Manohar, S. (Principal)