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Raghavan, Srinivasa R.

Raghavan, Srinivasa R.

Fischell Fellow
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Brain and Behavior Institute
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices
1227C Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building



Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University–Raleigh, 1998


Self-assembled systems, containers for drug delivery, "smart" fluids, polymer and colloidal gels, polymer-CNT nanocomposites, scattering techniques/rheology.

  • H-Y. Lee, H. Oh, J. H. Lee and S. R. Raghavan. Shedding light on helical tubules: Real-time observations of tubule self-assembly by light microscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 14375 (2012)
  • S. J. Banik, N. J. Fernandes, P. C. Thomas and S. R. Raghavan. Creating polymer hydrogels with regions of distinct chemical, mechanical, and optical properties.Macromolecules, 45, 5712 (2012)
  • K. Sun, H. Oh, J. F. Emerson and S. R. Raghavan. A new method for centrifugal separation of blood components using a UV-curable gel. (Cover) Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22, 2378 (2012)
  • S. R. Raghavan and J. F. Douglas. The conundrum of gel formation by nanofibers, micelles, and proteins: Gelation without cross-links? Soft Matter, 8, 8539 (2012)
  • M. B. Dowling, R. Kumar, M. A. Keibler, J. R. Hess, G. V. Bochicchio and S. R. Raghavan. A self-assembling hydrophobically modified chitosan capable of reversible hemostatic action. Biomaterials, 32, 3351 (2011)
  • K. Q. Jiang, C. Xue, C. Arya, C. Shao, E. O. George, D. L. DeVoe and S. R. Raghavan. A new approach to micro-manufacturing: Microfluidic magnetic/fluorescent chains. (Frontispiece) Small, 7, 2470 (2011)

For a complete list and to download papers in PDF format, please visit Profesor Raghavan's web site.

Replace Glue with Electricity; Obtain the Same Results

Study reveals a method to stick hard and soft materials by applying electrical currents.

Lighter, Safer and Stronger Batteries Could Power the Smart Devices of Tomorrow

Chemical engineers develop a new technology that could increase energy density and safety of consumer electronics.

Raghavan Named Fellow of Society of Rheology

Raghavan Named Fellow of Society of Rheology

Hema Choudhary Receives Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award

Hema Choudhary Receives Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Award

2nd Annual Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Showcase

2nd Annual Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department Showcase

Roll Over, Paper Towels: UMD Researchers Create Picker-Upper That's Even Quicker

Hydrogel sheets can absorb 100 times their weight in water

Simple Household Ingredients Create Impact-Protective Super Gel

Gelatin-starch hydrogel could protect more than eggs in future applications.

Srinivasa Raghavan and Leah Borden Win UMD Life Sciences Invention of the Year

Raghavan and Borden created suture-free adhesive for wounds out of biopolymer gel.

Chen and Raghavan Nominated for UMD Invention of the Year

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on May 10.

Vitamin-Size 'Factories' Make Useful Products When 'Switched On' 

Study, published in Advanced Functional Materials, could enable the synthesis of drugs or diagnostic nanoparticles in unconventional settings such as the battlefield or on a spacecraft.   

UMD research team creates ‘switchable’ adhesive for repairing cuts and tears in tissue

Using an electric field, polymer gels can be adhered to animal tissue, a discovery that could revolutionize surgery.

UMD-born Bleeding Management Tech Available Nationwide

Initial research for Rapid-Seal began in Srinivasa Raghavan's Complex Fluids and Nanomaterials Laboratory.

An Entrepreneur is Born

ChBE Alumni Joseph Sciamanna ('19) discusses how his stint at UMD led to the founding of his first company.

ChBE Faculty Members Receive UMD BBI Seed Grants

Srinivasa Raghavan and Ganesh Sriram will work on cross-disciplinary projects.

ChBE Undergrad is Recipient of the 2019 Roberta Ma Scholarship

Scholarship intended to assist international students with transition. 

Biomimetic Multi-compartment Capsule Invention May Help Scientists Understand the Origins of Life

Invention of the Year nominee may be the perfect testing ground to study nature of life.

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

Srinivasa Raghavan Receives Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

Dr. Raghavan will give his corresponding presentation Thursday, Nov. 2.

gel-e Announces $3.1 Million in Private Financing

Biotech company with University of Maryland roots celebrates milestone achievement.

ChBE Professor Receives 2017-2018 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

Srinivasa Raghavan selected for his dedication to teaching and mentoring.

Nguyen Wins NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Program supports students interested in environmental research.

Grip Boost Hopes Its Idea Sticks at Cupid’s Cup Business Competition

Startup to pitch its football glove-restoring gel at Under Armour HQ.

Non-Toxic, Edible Materials Could Help Break Up Oil Slicks

Raghavan group’s efforts part of Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

UMD Engineers and Tight End Team Up on “Catchy” New Football Product

Grip Boost gel restores gloves to like-new condition for a fraction of the cost of new ones.

Hydrophobically Modified Polymers Create “Cell Gels”

New technique could be used in tissue engineering, 3D cell culture.

Raghavan’s Sung Professorship Renewed; Zachariah Named 1st Sung Distinguished Professor

Endowed professorships in chemical engineering supported by alumni gift.

Boger, Kreeger and Saez Win 2013 Undergraduate Research Awards

Students recognized for work in red blood cell flow, metabolic pathways, and chitosan microparticles.

Announcing a Tacky UMD Invention of the Year Finalist

Quick-Drying Adhesive Coating for Athletic Gloves

"Gentle Delivery" Kits Could Help Bring Gene Therapies to Market

Clark School startup receives funding to support production, testing of new research tool.

Company Founded in Clark School Awarded $500K to Test Hemorrhage-Halting Foam

Remedium Technologies Inc. receives small business grant from National Science Foundation.

2012-2013 ChBE Undergraduate Awards

Exceptional students recognized at annual ceremony.

ChBE Announces Teaching Assistant Awards

Arya, Emdadi and Gibbons honored by department.

The Gel with the Secret Center

Single "smart material" with multiple properties could have applications in bioengineering, consumer products.

Clark School Wins Major Research Instrumentation Awards

NSF funding for research to improve spray technology, creation of x-ray center for nano research.

Maryland Hosts Mid-Atlantic Soft Matter Workshop

Interdisciplinary scientists find a "soft and squishy" common ground.

Raghavan Promoted

Faculty member elevated to rank of full professor.

ResearchFest 2012

Marquardt receives top prize; Chiang, Fernandes and Hsu also selected for honors.

ChBE Undergrads Win 5 of 29 Prestigious Industrial Internships

"Exceptional sophomores and juniors" chosen from nationwide field of applicants for $6K-$10K internships.

New Barrier Gel Will Improve Analysis of Blood Samples

Ragahavan, colleagues create UV-curable polymer that more effectively separates cells from serum.

Raghavan, DeVoe Introduce New Micromanufacturing Approach in Small

Lab-on-a-chip produces, assembles microparticles in customized order; could be used for drug discovery.

Raghavan Selected for Engineering Education Symposium

NAE invites nation's exceptional young faculty members to share innovative ideas and approaches.

Blood-Clotting "Nano-Velcro" Featured in C&EN

Journal highlights wound-healing technology by Raghavan, Remedium Technologies.

Clark School ENGAGED Faculty Announced

The first class of Clark School ENGAGED Faculty are announced.

Raghavan Wins Clark School Faculty Teaching Award

Professor recognized at December 2010 Commencement.

Raghavan Group Aids Development of Non-Toxic Oil Recovery Agent

Organogelator could help Gulf of Mexico spill.

Goldberg, Thomas Win SBEC Paper Awards

Graduate students recognized for work presented at 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference.

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards

Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year.

Dowling Named A Maryland Innovator of the Year

Fischell Fellow garners new award for blood-clotting technology.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins Outstanding Invention of the Year

Hemostatic wound-care product takes top U-Md. prize.

ResearchFest 2009 Winners Announced

Nargund, Thomas, and Dowling presentations come out on top.

Raghavan Awarded Sung Professorship

Endowed professorship in chemical engineering supported by alumni gift.

Blood-Clotting Invention Featured on CBS News

Dowling, Raghavan demonstrate "nano-velcro."

Raghavan, Dowling's "Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

ChBE Alumnus Appointed to National Taiwan University Faculty

Shih-Huang Tung (Ph.D. '07) to focus on soft materials.

WJZ Covers New Chitosan Blood Clotting Product

Dowling, Raghavan, Payne featured in TV segment.

AIChE Picks Top Profs

Student chapter recognizes outstanding teaching, advising.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Three winners chosen among nine finalists.

ChBE Undergraduates Honored

Clark School Honors and Awards Ceremony 2006-2007

"Smart" Fluid Controlled with Light

Raghavan group develops new type of light-based viscosity switch.

Faculty Promotions Announced

Five Clark School faculty members receive tenure effective summer 2007.

Polymer Symposium Showcases Student Research

Event promotes interaction between research groups.