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Jayakumar R

Jayakumar R

Jayakumar R
Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre


Dr. R. Jayakumar joined Amrita Center for Nanosciences from the Kansai University Osaka Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the Anna University Chennai India 2002. He has both B. Sc & B. Ed in Chemistry from University of Madras 1993 and an M. Sc. in Chemistry from Bharathidasan University 1995 and has over 100 journal publications both research & review articles to his credit. In addition he has also edited and published four books. Dr. Jayakumars research laboratory at Amrita Center for Nanosciences is mainly interested in the development of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles nanofibers nanogels nanocomposite scaffolds & membranes for tissue engineering and drug delivery and wound dressing applications. Dr. Jayakumar has been consistently recognized for his academic excellence and research. As a postgraduate he ranked third in the M. Sc from Bharathidasan University. He was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR. Later he was awarded the University Postdoctoral Fellowship from Chonbuk National University 20022003 South Korea. In Portugal he was awarded FCT Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Government of Portugal 20032005. In addition he was also awarded the prestigious JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship 20052007 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS Japan. He also received Young Investigator Fellowship2008 from Department of Science and Technology DST India. Dr. Jayakumar is a reviewer and editorial board member of many international journals.

Research Interest

Chemical Modification of Natural Biopolymers (Chitin and Chitosan) for Biomedical Applications Preparation of Novel nanoparticles from natural and synthetic polymers for drug delivery applications (Cancer & Transdermal) Preparation of Novel Bioactive Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Nanofibers & Nanostructured-Scaffolds and Membranes from Synthetic and Natural Biopolymers for Bone, Wound & Dental Tissue Engineering Applications