Tushar Jana
Ph. D. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, 2002 
Postdoctoral Research    University of Pittsburgh, 2002 - 2003   

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2003 - 2005
Assistant Professor University of Hyderabad, 2005 - 2007
Associate Professor University of Hyderabad, 2007 - 2013
Professor University of Hyderabad, 2013 - Present  
Phone: +91- 40- 23134808, E-mail: tusharjana@uohyd.ac.in 
Research Interests 
Our research interests revolved around a number of themes in polymer chemistry and materials science. Current research is focused on three areas: (1) Polymer membranes, (2) Polymeric nanoparticles and hydrogels, (3) Polyurethanes. Group emphasizes on synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures and understanding of their structure-property relationships, which are key in improving the polymer performance and designing new materials. We employ step-growth, emulsion, photo, radical and RAFT polymerizations techniques to synthesize the newly designed polymers. The group utilizes these synthesized polymers to develop polymeric membranes, core-shell nanostructures, nanocomposites, polymer gels, miscible blends, hydrogels and colloids etc. for the use in varieties of applications. 

Selected Publications
  • Polymer electrolyte membrane from polybenzimidazoles: Influence of tetraamine monomer structure, Sana, B.; Jana, T., Polymer, 2018, 137, 312. 
  • Poly(N-vinyl imidazole) grafted silica nanofillers: Synthesis by RAFT polymerization and nanocomposites with polybenzimidazole, Kutcherlapati, S. R.; Koyilapu, R.; Jana, T., J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem., 2018, 56, 365.
  • Glycopolymer-grafted nanoparticles: Synthesis using RAFT polymerization and binding study with lectin, Kutcherlapati, S. N. R.; Koyilapu, R.; Boddu, U. M. R.; Datta, D.; Perali, R. S.; Swamy, M. J.; Jana, T., Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 7309.
  • RAFT mediated one-pot synthesis of glycopolymer particles with tunable core-shell morphology, Kutcherlapati, S. N. R.; Yeole, N. R.; Gadi, M. R.; Sridhar, P. R.; Jana, T., Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 1371.
  • Highly efficient sulfonated polybenzimidazole as a proton exchange membrane for microbial fuel cells, Singha, S.; Jana, T.; Modestra, J. A.; Kumar, A. N.; Mohan, S. V., J. Power Sources, 2016, 317, 143.