Welcome to the Mahanthappa Research Group

     Our interdisciplinary research group in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) and Chemistry at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities focuses on the synthesis, morphological characterization, physical properties, and applications of self-assembled block polymer and surfactant materials derived from cheap and environmentally benign sources. Situated at the interface of chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, our collaborative research program offers opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds to perform interdisciplinary research.

     Research Mission Statement: To develop and to exploit new synthetic methods to produce new molecular structures with precise control over architecture and functional group placement, and to gain a molecular level understanding and control over bulk materials properties of these new soft materials.