Dr. Suresh Kumar Jewrajka

Designation: Scientist
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Phone Ext. No: 7670
E-Mail: skjewrajka[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Preparation and characterization of membranes for purification and separation; design and synthesis of novel polymer for biomedical and industrial applications.


Synthesis of polymer (living Polymerizations, step growth polymerization); polymer for biomedical and industrial applications; polymer-nanocomposite.


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List of Publications


  1. Effect of Polyethylene Glycol on Properties and Drug Encapsulation–Release Performance of Biodegradable/Cytocompatible Agarose–Polyethylene Glycol–Polycaprolactone Amphiphilic Co-Network Gels, Chandel, A.K.S., Chinta, U. K, and Jewrajka, S. K.* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 3182–3192.
  2. Tailoring polyamide thin film composite nanofiltration membranes by polyethyleneimine and its conjugates for the enhancement of selectivity and antifouling property, A. Bera and Jewrajka, S. K.* RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 4521-4530.
  3. A simple interfacial pH detection method for cationic amphiphilic self-assemblies utilizing a Schiff-base molecule, Sarkar,Y., Das, S., Ray, A., Jewrajka, S. K. Hirota, S. and Parui, P.* Analyst, 2016 (in press).
  4. Degradable/cytocompatible and pH responsive amphiphilic conetwork gels based on agarosegraft copolymers and polycaprolactone, Bera, A., Chandel, A. K. S., Chinta, U. K. and Jewrajka, S. K.* mater. Chem. B. 2015, 3, 8548-8557.
  5. Stimuli responsive and low fouling ultrafiltration membranes from blends of polyvinylidene fluoride and designed library of amphiphilic poly(methyl methacrylate) containing copolymers, Bera, A., Chinta, U. K., Parui, P. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Membr. Sci. 2015, 481, 137-147.
  6. PEGylation and incorporation of triazine ring into thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes for enhancement of anti-organic and anti-biofouling properties, Bera, A., Gol, R. K., Chatterjee, S. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Desalination 2015, 360, 108-117.
  7. Low fouling and improved chlorine resistant thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes by cerium( IV) /polyvinyl alcohol mediated surface modification, Rana, H. R., Saha, N. K., Jewrajka, S. K.* and Reddy, A. V. R. Desalination, 2015, 357, 93-103.
  8. Fouling resistant nanofiltration membranes for the separation of oil–water emulsion and micropollutants from water, Muppalla, R., Jewrajka, S. K. and Reddy A.V. R.* Separation and Purification Technology 2015, 143, 125–134.
  9. Poly(acrylonitrile-co-styrene sodium sulfonate-co-n-butyl acrylate) terpolymer based cation exchange membrane for water desalination via electrodialysis, Bhadja, V.; Chatterjee, U.* and Jewrajka, S. K. RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 40026-40035. 
  10. Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-Containing Thermoplastic Elastomer/Gold–Silver Alloy Nanocomposites for Thermally/Oxidatively Stable and Antimicrobial Coating, Ravikumar Muppalla,R., Gol, R. M., Joshi, N.,  Haldar, S. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Polymer Composites 2015, 36, 2103–2112. 
  11. Effect of phase separation and adsorbed water on power consumption and current efficiency of terpolymer conetwork-based anion exchange membrane, Uma Chatterjee*, Vaibhavee Bhadja and Jewrajka, S. K.* Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 16124–16134.
  1. Effect of amine spacer of PEG on the properties, performance and antifouling behavior of poly(piperazineamide) thin film composite nanofiltration membranes prepared by in situ PEGylation approach, Gol, R. M., Bera, A., Banjo, S., Ganguly, B. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Membr. Sci. 2014, 472, 154-166.
  2. Amphiphilic Poly(acrylonitrile)-co-poly(2-dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate conetwork-based anion exchange membrane for Water Desalination, Chatterjee, U and Jewrajka, S. K.* Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 8396–8406.
  3. Effect of atom transfer radical polymerization macroinitiator on properties of poly(meth)acrylate-based pentablock type of thermoplastic elastomers, Muppalla, R., Srivastava, , Roy, p. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Polymer, 2014, 55, 2369-2379.
  4. Facile in situ PEGylation of polyamide thin film composite membranes for improving fouling resistance, Gol, R. M.  and Jewrajka, S. K.*  Membrane Science2014, 455271-282.
  5. Use of 2,4,6-pyridinetricarboxylic acid chloride as a novel co-monomer for the preparation of thin film composite polyamide membrane with improved bacterial resistance, Jewrajka, S. K.,* Reddy, A. V. R., Rana, H., Mandal, S.,  Khullar, S., Haldar, S., Joshi, N., and Ghosh, K. J. Membrane Science 2013, 439, 87-95.
  6. Self-assembly of modified rhodamine-6G with tri-block copolymer: unusual vesicle formation, pH sensing and dye release properties, Praveen, L., Saha, S.,Jewrajka, S. K.* and  Das, A*  Mater. Chem. B 2013, 1, 1150-1155.
  7. Adsorption of pH-responsive amphiphilic copolymer micelles and gel on membrane surface as an approach for antifouling coating, Muppalla, R., Rana, H., Devi, S.and Jewrajka, S. K.* Applied Surface Science 2013, 268, 355-367.
  8. Self-assembly of model graft copolymers of agarose and weak polyelectrolyte-based amphiphilic diblock copolymers: controlled drug release and degradation, Muppalla, R., Jewrajka, S. K.* and Prasad, Kamlesh.  Biomed. Mater. Res. 2013, 101A, 1637–1650.
  9. Properties and Applications of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Containing Poly(meth)acrylate-Based Thermoplastic Elastomer/Clay Nanocomposites, Muppalla, R. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Eng. Chem. Res. 2012, 51, 15942–15952.
  10. Synthesis, morphology and properties of poly(dimethylsiloxane)/poly(n-butylacrylate)  mixed soft block-based copolymers: A new class of thermoplastic elastomer, Muppalla, R. and Jewrajka, S. K.* Polymer 2012, 53, 1453-1464.
  11. Amphiphilic poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid)/silver nanocomposite additives for the preparation of antibiofouling membranes with improved properties Jewrajka S. K.* and Haldar, S. Polymer Composites 2011, 32, 1851–1861.
  12. Polyester-Poly(meth)acrylates Block copolymers: Synthesis by Combination of Condensation Polymerization and Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization, Characterization and Properties. Chatterjee, U., Wang, X., Jewrajka, S. K., and Soucek, M. D.* Chem. Phys. 2011, 212, 1879–1890.
  13. Polyisobutylene-Based Polyurethanes. II. Polyureas Containing Mixed PIB/PTMO Soft Segments. Jewrajka, S. K., Kang, J., Erdodi, G.,Yilgor, E., Yilgor I and Kennedy J. P.* Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem. 2009, 47, 2787-2797.
  14. Polyisobutylene-Based Segmented Polyureas. 1. The synthesis of Hydrolytically/Oxidatively Stable Polyureas. Jewrajka, S. K., Yilgor, E., Yilgor I and Kennedy J. P.* Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem. 2009, 47, 38-48.
  15. Novel polyisobutylene-based polyureas. Jewrajka, S. K.,Yilgor, E Yilgor, I. and Kennedy, J. P.*  PMSE Preprints, 2009, 100, 198-199.
  16. Synthesis by RAFT and Ionic Responsiveness of Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymers Based on Ionic Liquid Monomer Units. Vijayakrishna, K., Jewrajka, K., Ruiz, A., Marcilla, R., Pomposo, J. A., Mecerreyes, D., Taton, D., and Gnanou, Y. Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 6299-6308.
  17. Novel Biostable and Biocompatible Amphiphilic Membranes. Jewrajka, S. K., Erdodi, G., Kennedy, J. P*., Ely, D., Dunphy, G., Boehme, S. and Popescu, F. Biomed Mater. Res Part A, 2008, 87A, 69-77.
  18. Networks and Conetworks of PIB-based cyanoacrylate telechelic prepolymers: Synthesis, characterizationsand properties. Jewrajka K. and Kennedy J. P.* J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem. 2008, 46, 2612-2623.
  19. Dispersion of Functionalized Silver Nanoparticles in Polymer Matrices: Stability, Characterization and Physical Properties. Chatterjee, U., Jewrajka, S.K.* and Guha, S. Polymer composites 2009, 30, 827-8834.
  20. Synthesis of Block Copolymer-Stabilized Au-Ag Alloy Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Poly(methyl methacrylate)/Au-Ag Nanocomposite Film. Chatterjee, U and Jewrajka, S. K.* Colloid and Int. Sci. 2007, 313, 717 (Among most accessed top 25 articles in the year 2007).
  21. Block Copolymers Mediated Synthesis of Amphiphilic Gold Nanoparticle in Water and Aqueous THF Medium: An Approach for the Preparation of Polymer-Gold Nanocomposites. Jewrajka, S. K* and Chatterjee, U. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem. 2006, 44, 1841-1854.
  22. A study on the effectiveness of hexamethyltriethylenetetramine ligand in the copper mediated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of acrylamide in aqueous based medium. Jewrajka, S. K. and  Mandal, B. M.* Ind. Chem. Soc. 2005, 82, 819-823.
  23. The Amphiphilic Block Copolymers of 2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate and Methyl methacrylate: Synthesis by Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization and Solution Properties. Chatterjee, U., Jewrajka, S. K. and Mandal, B. M.* Polymer 2005, 46, 10699-10708.
  24. The Beneficial Effect of Small Amount of Water in the Ambient Temperature Atom Transfer Radical Homo and Block Co-polymerization of Methacrylates. Chatterjee, U., Jewrajka, S. K. and Mandal, B. M.* Polymer, 2005, 46, 1575-1582.
  25. Homogeneous Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Methyl Methacrylate at Ambient Temperature in Aqueous Ethanol. Jewrajka, S. K., Chatterjee, U. and Mandal, B. M.* Macromolecules 2004, 37, 4325-4328.
  26. Living Radical Polymerization. II. Improved Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylamide in Aqueous Glycerol Media with a Novel Pentamethyldiethylenetriamine-Based Soluble Copper(I) Complex Catalyst System. Jewrajka, S. K. and Mandal, B. M* Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem.  2004, 42, 2483-2494.
  27. Living Radical Polymerization. 1. The Case of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylamide in Aqueous-Based Medium. Jewrajka, S. K. and Mandal, B. M.* Macromolecules 2003, 36, 311-317.
  28. Micelles Catalyzed Redox Reaction. Mallik, K., Jewrajka, S. K., Pradhan, N. and Pal, T.* Current Science, 2001, 80, No 11, 1408-1412.






1. An Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process using Novel Soluble Catalyst System. Mandal, B. M., Jewrajka, S. K., Chatterjee, D. P., Chatterjee, U., Das P. and Guha, S. 2002, Indian Patent Application No. 678/cal/02 filed on 5. 12. 2002.


2. Injectible Cyanocrylate-functionalized Polyisobutylenes. Kennedy, J. P. Kwon. Y. and  Jewrajka S. K. PCTWO2008127730, 2008.


3. Novel Polyureas and process for making these. Kennedy, J. P. and Jewrajka, S. K. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2010039986 A1 20100408, 2010.


4. Novel thin film composite reverse osmosis membrane with antifouling properties and method of preparation of the same, PCT/IN2013/000222


5. A.V.R. Reddy, N. Saha, S. K. Jewrajka, P. Ray, J. J.Trivedi, G. Trivedi, A. Patel, A complete process for the preparation of low fouling Thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes with improved chlorine resistant, PCT/IN2013/000711