Arthi Jayaraman

Arthi Jayaraman

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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Phone : (302) 831-8682
230 Colburn Lab


Professor Arthi Jayaraman received her B.E (Honors) degree in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2006, and from 2006-2008 conducted her postdoctoral research in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. In August 2008, she joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder, and held the position of Patten Assistant Professor. In August 2014, she joined the faculty at the University of Delaware as Associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Her research expertise lies in development of theory and simulation techniques and application of these techniques to study polymer functionalized nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposites, and to design macromolecular materials for biomedical applications. Her research has been recognized with the Dudley Saville Lectureship at Princeton University (2016), the AIChE COMSEF division Young Investigator Award (2013), ACS PMSE division Young Investigator (2014), University of Colorado Provost Faculty Achievement Award (2013), and Department of Energy (DOE)Early Career Research Award (2010). Her teaching has been recognized with the University of Colorado outstanding undergraduate teaching award (2011) and University of Colorado outstanding graduate teaching award (2014) in Chemical and Biological Engineering.


For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.

  • ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator: 2014
  • Outstanding Faculty Graduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2013 – 2014)
  • Provost Faculty Achievement Award (University of Colorado: 2013)
  • AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (COMSEF) Young Investigator Award: 2013
  • Patten Faculty Fellow (University of Colorado: 2011 – 2015)
  • Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2010 – 2011)
  • Department of Energy (DOE) Early CAREER Research Award: 2010

Research Interests

Three main areas of interest include: (see Research Group website for more information)
1. Self Assembly in Polymer Nanocomposites and Polymer Functionalized Nanoparticles
2. Designing Conjugated Polymers Based Materials for Organic Photovoltaics
3. Designing Soft Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery

Representative Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.

  1. T. B. Martin, K. I. Mongeopa, R. Ashkar, P. Butler, R. Krishnamoorti?, A. Jayaraman, “Wetting-Dewetting and Dispersion-Aggregation Transitions are Distinct in Mixtures of Polymer Grafted Nanoparticles and a Chemically Dissimilar Polyer Matrix”, J. Am. Chem Soc. 137, 10624, (2015)
  2. L. Zhang, F. Liu, Y. Diao, H. S. Marsh, N. Collela, A. Jayaraman, T. P. Russell, S. C. Mannsfeld*, A. Briseno*, “The good host: formation of discrete fullerene “1-D channels” in well-ordered BTTT Oligomers”, J. Am. Chem. Soc 136, 18120, (2014)
  3. B. Lin, T. Martin, A. Jayaraman, “Decreasing Polymer Flexibility Improves Wetting and Dispersion of Polymer Grafted Particles in a Chemically Identical Polymer Matrix”, ACS Macroletters 3, 628, (2014)
  4. H. Marsh, E. Jankowski, A. Jayaraman, “Controlling the morphology of model conjugated thiphene oligomers through alkyl side chain length, placement and interactions”, Macromolecules 47, 2736, (2014)
  5. R. Elder, A. Jayaraman, “Structure and thermodynamics of ssDNA Oligonmers near hydrophobic and hydrophilic Surfaces”, Soft Matter 9, 11521, (2013)
  6. T. Martin, P. Dodd, A. Jayaraman, “Polydisperse Polymer Grafts for Stabilizing Dispersion of Homopolymer Grafted Nanoparticles in Chemically Identical Homoolymer Matrix”, Physical Review Letters 110, (2013)
  7. E. Jankowski, H. S. Marsh, A. Jayaraman, “Computationally linking molecular features of conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives to bulk heterojunction morphology”, Macromolecules 46, 5775, (2013)
  8. R. Elder, A. Jayaraman, “Sequence specific recognition of cancer drug-DNA adducts by HMGB1a repair protein”, Biophysical Journal 102, 2331, (2012)
  9. R. Elder, T. Emrick, A. Jayaraman, “Understanding the effect of polylysine architecture on DNA binding using molecular dynamics simulations”, Biomacromolecules 12, (2011)
  10. N. Nair, A. Jayaraman, “Self-Consistent PRISM Theory-Monte Carlo Simulation Studies of Copolymer Grafted Nanoparticles in a Homopolymer Matrix”, Macromolecules 43, 8251, (2010)