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Sanjeev Manohar


Sanjeev Manohar is a Professor in the Francis College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering Department.
Sanjeev ManoharProfessor

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

Selected 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) 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 (8345:). Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  • 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 445-455.
  • Surwade, S.P., Manohar, N., Manohar, S. (2009). Origin of bulk nanoscale morphology in conducting polymers. Macromolecules, 42(6) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 917-920.
  • Zhang, X., Kolla, H.S., Wang, X., Raja, K., Manohar, S. (2006). Fibrillar growth in polyaniline. Advanced Functional Materials, 16(9) 1145-1152.
  • Cattanach, K., Kulkarni, R.D., Kozlov, M., Manohar, S. (2006). Flexible carbon nanotube sensors for nerve agent simulants. Nanotechnology, 17(16) 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) 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) 771-775.
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2006). Microwave synthesis of nanocarbons from conducting polymers. Chemical Communications, (23) 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) 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) 16770-16771.
  • Wu, A., Kolla, H., Manohar, S. (2005). Chemical synthesis of highly conducting polypyrrole nanofiber film. Macromolecules, 38(19) 7873-7875.
  • Zhang, X., MacDiarmid, A.G., Manohar, S. (2005). Chemical synthesis of PEDOT nanofibers. Chemical Communications, (42) 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) 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) 122-124.
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2005). Narrow pore-diameter polypyrrole nanotubes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 127(41) 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) 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) 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) 193-214.
  • Mallikarjuna, N.N., Manohar, S., Aminabhavi, T.M. (2005). Versatile carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, purification, and their applications. Polymer News, 30(1) 6-13.
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2004). Bulk synthesis of polypyrrole nanofibers by a seeding approach. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(40) 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) 4462-4463.
  • Zhang, X., Chan-Yu-King, R., Jose, A., Manohar, S. (2004). Nanofibers of polyaniline synthesized by interfacial polymerization. Synthetic Metals, 145(1) 23-29.
  • Zhang, X., Manohar, S. (2004). Polyaniline nanofibers: Chemical synthesis using surfactants. Chemical Communications, 10(20) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 349-356.

Selected 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

Selected 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)