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Dr. Sivasurender Chandran


Institute of Physics
Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg
Hermann-Herder-Str. 3, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 761 203 5856 Fax: +49 761 203 5855
email: sivasurender.chandran@physik.uni-freiburg.de



 1986 born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu (India)
 2006 – 2008 Master of Science in Materials Science in Anna University, Chennai, India with Prof. D. Arivuoli
 2008 – 2013 Ph.D. in Experimental Physics at the Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India with Prof. Jaydeep K. Basu
 2013 – 2014 Research Associate at the Indian Institute of science, Bangalore, India with Prof. Jaydeep K. Basu
 2014 – 2016 Post Doctoral Researcher at Institute of Physics of the University of Freiburg, Germany with Prof. Günter Reiter
 Since 2017 DFG PI Grant, Experimental Polymer Physics Group, University of Freiburg



Non equilibrium dynamics of Polymers
Wetting and Dewetting Behavior of Polymers under Confinement
Structure and Behavior of Polymers in 2D
Glassy Dynamics of Polymers with Different Architectures
Dispersion Behavior of Nanoparticles in Polymer Matrices


1.    S. Chandran, N. Begam, M. Sprung, and J. K. Basu, Coherent X-ray scattering reveals nature of dynamical transitions in nanoparticle – polymer suspensions, Polymer, 105, 500-509, (2016)
2.    S. Chandran and G. Reiter, Transient cooperative processes in dewetting polymer melts, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 088301, (2016)
3.    S. Chandran, S. Saw, A. K. Kandar, C. Dasgupta, M. Sprung, and J. K. Basu, Suspensions of polymer – grafted nanoparticles with added polymers – Structure and effective interactions, J. Chem. Phys., 143, 084902, (2015)
4.    N. Begam, S. Chandran, M. Sprung and J. K. Basu, Anomalous Viscosity Reduction and Hydrodynamic Interactions of Polymeric Nanocolloids in Polymers, Macromolecules, 48, 6646, (2015)
5.    S. Chandran, S. Dold, A. Buvignier, K-S. Krannig, H. Schlaad, G. Reiter, and R. Reiter, Tuning the morphologies of Langmuir polymer films through controlled relaxation of non-equilibrium states, Langmuir, 31(23), 6426-6435, (2015)
6.    N. Begam, S. Chandran, N. Biswas, and J. K. Basu, Kinetics of dispersion of nanoparticles in thin polymer films at high temperature, Soft Matter, 11, 1165-1173, (2015)
7.    S. Chandran, N. Begam, and J. K. Basu, Dispersion of polymer grafted nanoparticles in polymer nanocomposites thin films: Insights from surface x-ray scattering and microscopy, J. App. Phy., 116 (22), 222203-(1-14), (2014)
8.    S. Chandran, N. Begam, V. Padmanabhan, and J. K. Basu, Confinement induced miscibility transition in nanoparticle-polymer blend films, Nat. Commun., 5, 3697-(1-9), (2014)
9.    S. Chandran, J. K. Basu, and M. K. Mukhopadhyay, Variation in glass  transition temperature of polymer nanocomposite films driven by morphological transitions, J. Chem. Phys., 138, 014902-(1-7), (2013)
10.    S. Chandran, C. K. Sarika, A. K. Kandar, J. K. Basu, S. Narayanan, and A. Sandy, Re-entrant behavior in dynamics of binary mixtures of soft hybrid nanocolloids and homopolymers, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 134901-(1-5), (2011)
Accepted for publication in Virtual journal of nanoscience and technology
11.    S. Chandran, and J. K. Basu, Effect of nanoparticle dispersion on glass transition in thin films of polymer nanocomposites, European Physical Journal E,  34, 99-(1-5), (2011)
12.    S. Srivastava, S. Chandran, A. K. Kandar, C. K. Sarika, J. K. Basu, S. Narayanan, and A. Sandy, Unusual dynamics of hybrid nanoparticles and their binary mixtures,  J. Chem. Phys., 133, 151105-(1-4), (2010)
Accepted for publication in Virtual journal of nanoscience and technology

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