|Asst Prof Madhavan Nallani |
Division of Materials Science
School of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6592 7844
- PhD (Biochem Eng) International University Bremen 2006
- MSc (Process Eng) Technical University of Hamburg 2002
- BSc (ChemEng) University of Madras 1999
|Madhavan Nallani obtained his bachelor in chemical engineering at the University of Madras, India. After one year of employment at Berger Paints Ltd., he pursued higher education, obtaining a masters degree in process engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg, Germany. His Ph.D. on employing membrane proteins and self-assembled polymer vesicles as nano-reactors was supervised by Prof. Ulrich Schwaneberg at the Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany, in collaboration with Prof. Wolfgang Meier, University of Basel, Switzerland. He joined the groups of Profs. Roeland. J. M. Nolte and Jan. C. M. van Hest at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands to gain in-depth knowledge of block copolymer self-assemblies. He then moved to the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore to work on self-assembled block copolymers as synthetic membranes for membrane proteins and currently leading a research team together with Prof. Eva-Kathrin Sinner. Currently, he holds an adjunct assistant professorship position at the School of Material Science and Engineering, NTU to work at the Center of Biomimetic Sensor Science.|
|We are interested in combining the proteins with polymeric self-assembled architectures. We aim to select the proteins either from nature or modified ones (e.g. by re-combinant ways or synthetic de-novo peptides). Block co-polymers as self-assembled architectures offer a unique possibility for the structural control of materials at the nano-scopic scale. Such control enables one to tune the properties for specific applications. We are exploring the above combination in applications such as sensing.|
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|Current Projects |
- Understanding Self-Assembly Of Block Copolymers And Using Them For Mimicking Biological Process Such As Compartmentalization And Membrane Formation
- De Hoog, H.-P.M., Nallani, M., Tomczak, N. (2012). Self-assembled architectures with multiple aqueous compartments. Soft Matter, 8(17), 4552-4561.
- De Hoog, H.-P.M., Nallani, M. , Liedberg, B. (2012). A facile and fast method for the functionalization of polymersomes by photoinduced cycloaddition chemistry. Polymer Chemistry, 3(2), 302-306.
- Z. Fu, M.A. Ochsner, H.M. de Hoog, N. Tomzcak, M. Nallani. (2011). Multicompartmentalized polymersomes for selective encapsulation of biomacromolecules. Chemical Communications, 47, 2862.
- Madhavan Nallani, Hans-Peter M. de Hoog, Jeroen J. L. M. Cornelissen, Anja R. A. Palmans, Jan C. M. van Hest and Roeland J. M. Nolte. (2007). Polymersome nanoreactors for enzymatic ring-opening polymerization. Biomacromolecules, 8(12), 3723.