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 nanostructures, (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
  • Cross-Linked Polybenzimidazoles as Alkaline Stable Anion Exchange Membranes, B. Sana, A. Das, T Jana, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2022, 5, 3626-3637. 
  • Hollow polymer nanocapsules with ferrocenyl copolymer shell, M. Dhara, S. Rudra, N. Mukherjee, T. Jana, Polymer Chemistry, 2021, 12, 3976-3991 
  • Pyridine-Bridged Polybenzimidazole for Use in High-Temperature PEM Fuel Cells, Harilal, A Shukla, P. C. Ghosh, T. Jana, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2021, 4, 1644-1656.  
  • Effect of segmental compatibility imposed over metal based polybutadiene polyurethane, M. Dhara, N. Giri, B. N. Rao, A.K. Patra, P.U. Sastry, M. S. Ingole, T. Jana, European Polymer Journal , 2020, 122, 109380 
  • Grafting of vinylimidazolium-type poly(ionic liquid) on silica nanoparticle through RAFT polymerization for constructing nanocomposite based PEM, R. Koyilapu, S. Singha, S.N.R. Kutcherlapati, T. Jana, Polymer, 2020, 195, 122458.