Jagannathan T K


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Post-doc: 3 years at Department of Chemical Engineering, Columbia University, New York
Assistant Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK. (From 25/10/2013 to present)

Contact Details


jagantk [at] gmail.com
jag [at] nitk.ac.in


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3642
Academic Background

Ph.D. (IIT Madras, Chennai) & 2011
M.Tech. (NITK, Surathkal) & 2005
B.E. (Annamalai University) & 2000

Areas of Interest

Dynamics of complex fluids
Molecular simulations
Polymers and nanocomposites
Process intensification using power ultrasound

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 01
Ongoing: 01

Significant Publications

1. Kishor Kumar, M. J., Kalathi, J. T. (2020) Investigation on the dielectric performance of PVDF-HFP/LZO composites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 155889.
(doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.155889 )

2. Kishor Kumar, M. J., Kalathi, J. T. (2019) PMMA-LZO Composite Dielectric Film with an Improved Energy Storage Density. Journal of Electronic Materials 48 (12), 7654-7661. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-019-07580-1)

3. Kezia Buruga, Hocheol Song, Shang Jin, Nanthi Bolan, J. T. Kalathi, Ki-Hyun Kim. (2019) A review on functional polymer-clay based nanocomposite membranes for treatment of water, Journal of Hazardous Materials 379, 120584. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2019.04.067)

4. Kishor Kumar, M. J., Kalathi, J. T. (2019) Interface Dominated Dielectric Response of PS-Fe3O4 Patchy Microspheres. Langmuir 35(43), 13923-13933.
(doi: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02117)

5. Buruga, K.; Kalathi, J. T. (2019) Synthesis of poly(styrene-co-methyl methacrylate) nanospheres by ultrasound-mediated Pickering nanoemulsion polymerization. Journal of Polymer Research, 26 (9), 210. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10965-019-1871-9)

6. Buruga, K., Kalathi J. T. (2019) Performance of halloysite nanotube/poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate) nanocomposite coatings for the protection of soda-lime glass, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 774, 370-377. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.09.284)

7. Buruga, K., Kalathi, J. T. (2018) Fabrication of γ-MPS modified HNTs-PMMA nanocomposites by ultrasound-assisted mini-emulsion polymerization, The Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (Springer), 70 (7), 1307-1312. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-2829-9)

8. Kishore Kumar, M.J., Kalathi, J. T. (2018) Low-temperature sonochemical synthesis of high dielectric Lanthanum doped Cerium oxide nanopowder, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 748, 348-354. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.03.096)

9. Buruga, K., Kalathi, J. T., Ki-Hyun Kim, Yong Sik Ok, Boukhvalov Danil. (2018) Polystyrene-halloysite nanotube membranes for water purification, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 61, 169-180. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2017.12.014)

10. Buruga, K., Kalathi J. T. (2018) A facile synthesis of halloysite nanotubes based polymer nanocomposites for glass coating application, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 735, 1807-1817. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.11.211)

11. Ge, T.; Kalathi, J. T. (2017) Halverson, J., Grest, G. S., Rubinstein, M. Nanoparticle Motion in Entangled Melts of Linear and Non-Concatenated Ring Polymers, Macromolecules 50 (4), 1749-1754. (doi: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02632)

12. Buruga, K., Kalathi, J. T. (2017) Effects of Solvents on Structure, Morphology and Thermal Stability of Polystyrene-HNTs Nanocomposites by Ultrasound Assisted Solution Casting Method, Materials Today: Proceedings 4 (9), 9434–9439. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.06.199)

13. Buruga, K., Kalathi, J. T. (2017) Ultrasound-assisted Synthesis of Poly(styrene-co-methylmethacrylate)-HNT’s Nanocomposites by in-situ Emulsion Copolymerization and its Characterization, Materials today: Proceedings, 4 (8), 7467-7475. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.07.078 )

14. Buruga, K., Kalathi, J. T. (2017) Sonochemical Synthesis of Cetyl Trimethylammonium Bromide modified Halloysite Nanotubes-Polystyrene Nanocomposites by solution casting method. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 29 (1), 199-202. (doi: https://doi.org/10.14233/ajchem.2017.20377)

15. Kalathi, J. T., Kumar, S. K., Rubinstein, M., Grest, G. S. (2015) Rouse Mode analysis of chain relaxation in Polymer Nanocomposites, Soft Matter 11(20), 4123-4132.
(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5sm00754b )

16. Kalathi, J. T., Kumar, S. K., Rubinstein, M., Grest, G. S. (2014) Rouse Mode analysis of chain relaxation in homopolymer melts, Macromolecules 47(19), 6925-6931.
(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ma500900b )

17. Kalathi, J. T., Yamamoto, U., Schweizer, K. S., Grest, G. S., Kumar, S. K. (2014) Nanoparticles diffusion in polymer nanocomposites, Physical Review Letters 112 (10), 108301.
(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.108301)

18. Kalathi, J. T., Mohanan, S., and Nagarajan, R. (2014) Mechanistic modeling of destratification in cryogenic storage tanks using ultrasonics. Ultrasonics 54 (1), 76-83.
(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2013.05.009)

19. Kalathi, J. T., Grest, G. S., Kumar, S. K. (2012) Universal viscosity behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites, Physical Review Letters 109 (19), 198301.
(doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.198301)

20. Kalathi, J. T., Nagarajan, R., Ramamurthy, K. (2011) Effect of ultrasound on bubble breakup within the mixing chamber of an effervescent atomizer. Chemical Engineering and
Processing: Process Intensification 50 (3), 305-311. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2011.01.006)


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Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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