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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.

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.

UMD Inventions of the Year Tackle Grand Challenges

At Innovate Maryland, Pines heralds turning 'expertise into action'

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.

BIOE Alum's Company Releases Bleeding Management Tech Nationwide

BIOE alum, advisory Board member Matt Dowling is the founder of Medcura, Inc., which commercialized Rapid-Seal

Scrape? Cut? Seal It with Game-Changing Product Created at UMD

Engineering Alum’s Rapid-Seal Now Available In Stores, Online

An Entrepreneur is Born

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

14 Mtech-affiliated companies named to Maryland’s list of 20 hottest innovative start-ups

Maryland’s Future 20 is a list of startups that have the potential to be the state’s next major business success story.

BBI Awards Seed Grants to Six Interdisciplinary Projects

Funded teams feature UMD faculty from 15 academic departments and six centers and institutes

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.

Muro Develops Technique to Improve Oral Drug Delivery Using Targeted Nanocarriers

Associate Professor Silvia Muro (Joint, IBBR) and fellow UMD researchers are working to improve oral drug delivery to targets by protecting against the effects of gastric conditions.

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 & 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.

Chip Used to Separate Bacteria from Food Samples Wins Professor Venture Fair

BioE Assistant Professor Javier Atencia Named Professor Venture Fair Winner

Hydrophobically Modified Polymers Create “Cell Gels”

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

Announcing a Tacky UMD Invention of the Year Finalist

Quick-Drying Adhesive Coating for Athletic Gloves

Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Awards $4.1 Million to 15 Maryland Industry/Academic Teams to Develop Technology Products

Green technologies, oyster farming, Chesapeake Bay-saving and medical inventions dominate the funding round.

3D-Printed Heart Implant Wins Professor Venture Fair

Polymer grafts can be custom-fitted, promote tissue growth.

"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.

MIPS Program Awards $4.7 Million to Maryland University Researchers

Participating faculty help Maryland companies develop technology products.

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.

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.

Clark School Honors ENGAGED Faculty Members

Undergrads nominate teachers for their approachability, concern and support for students.

$15M Neutron Scattering Collaboration with NIST Renewed

Briber leads effort to develop new instrumentation, measurement techniques.

"Organogelator" Could Help Gulf of Mexico Spill

Raghavan group aids development of non-toxic oil recovery agent.

FlexEl is Maryland Incubator Company of the Year

Clark School faculty start-up wins with rechargeable, flexible, thin-film battery technology.

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards

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

Remedium Wins ORNL Global Venture Challenge

Blood-clotting foam takes top prize in security division.

Remedium Wins $10K in Global Security Challenge

Student start-up company’s blood-clotting foam "most promising" in international competition.

Fisher Bioreactor Wins Professor Venture Fair

Bone tissue engineering technology takes top prize.

Raghavan Awarded Sung Professorship

Endowed professorship in chemical engineering supported by alumni gift.

"Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day

New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding.

Chitosan Blood-Clotting Product Under Development

Research part of work by Raghavan group and student startup.

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced

Three winners chosen among nine finalists.

"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.

Five Clark School Faculty Receive National Science Foundation Early CAREER Awards

Five Clark School faculty received National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Awards.