Sivasurender Chandran

(Ph.D.: IISc, 2014)

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics




  • PhD, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, 2014
  • M.Sc., Anna University, Chennai, 2008
  • B.Sc., Muthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore, 2006



  • Perspective: Processing pathways decide polymer properties at the molecular level, S. Chandran*, J. Baschnagel, D. Cangialosi, K. Fukao, E. Glynos, L. M. C. Janssen, M. Müller, M. Muthukumar, U. Steiner, J. Xu, S. Napolitano and G. Reiter, Macromolecules, 52, 7146 (2019). This work is selected as ACS editor’s choice. Graphic summarizing the work is published as the cover art for this issue.

  • Segmental rearrangements relax stresses in nonequilibrated polymer films S. Chandran* and G. Reiter, ACS Macro Letters, 8, 646 (2019).

  • Controlling polymer crystallization kinetics by sample history, P. Poudel, S. Chandran*, S. Majumder, and G. Reiter, Macromolecular Chemistry Physics, 219, 1700315 (2018).

  • Time allowed for equilibration quantifies the preparation induced nonequilibrium behavior of polymer films, S. Chandran*, R. Handa, M. Kchaou, S, Al-Akhrass, A. N. Semenov, and G. Reiter, ACS Macro Letters, 6, 1296 (2017).

  • Transient cooperative processes in dewetting polymer melts, S. Chandran* and G. Reiter, Physical Review Letters, 116, 088301 (2016).

  • 03/2014 – 12/2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 01/2017 – 12/2019 Research Project Leader, University of Freiburg, Germany

  • 01/2020 – 03/2020 Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Tuebingen, Germany



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Kanpur 208016

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