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32) Hameed, F.; Maity, A.; Francis, V.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Pyrazinacene Conjugated Polymers: A Breakthrough in Synthesis and Unraveling the Conjugation Continuum" Chem. Sci., 2024,15, Just Accepted, DOI: 10.1039/D3SC06552A

‡ equal contribution


31) Mohanan, M.;  Zhang, X.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* “π-Face strapped monomers enable self-stabilized hyperbranched π-conjugated polymer particles"  Polym. Chem., 2024, 15, 422-430, DOI: 10.1039/D3PY01158E

Part of Polymer Chemistry Emerging Investigators Series





30) Mohanan, M.; Ahmad, H.; Ajayan, P.; Pandey, P. K.; Calvert, B.;¶ Zhang, X.; Chen, F.; Kim, S. J.; Kundu, S.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* “Using Molecular Straps to Engineer Conjugated Porous Polymers Growth, Chemical Doping and Conductivity"  Chem. Sci., 2023,14, 5510-5518, DOI: 10.1039/D3SC00983A

¶ undergraduate student (Selected as the Chemical Science Most Popular 2023 Materials Chemistry Article)













29) Hameed, F.; Mohanan, M.; Ibrahim, N.; Ochonma, C.; Rodriguez-Lopez, J.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* “Controlling π‐Conjugated Polymer−Acceptor Interactions by Designing Polymers with a Mixture of π‐Face Strapped and Nonstrapped Monomers" Macromolecules, 2023, 56, 9, 3421–3429, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.3c00175













28) Sartucci, J.; Maity, A.;‡ Mohanan, M.;‡ Bertke, J.; Kertesz, M.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Molecular Tetrominoes: Selective Masking of Donor pi-face to Control Configuration of Donor-Acceptor Complex" Org. Biomol. Chem., 2022, 20, 375-386. DOI: 10.1039/D1OB02293H. 

‡ equal contribution














27) Jones, D.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Controlling π-Stack Growth Direction in Organic π-Conjugated Microcrystals" Cryst. Growth Des., 2022, 22, 1-19.  DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00993














26) Jones, D.; Watts,T.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Role of Aryl Amphiphiles Hydrophobe Size on the Concentration and Stability of Graphene Nanoplatelet Dispersion" ACS Omega 2021, 6, 30, 20068–20075. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c03126















25) Lillis, R.‡; Thomas, M.‡¶; Mohanan, M.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Enhancing Insulated Conjugated Polymer Fluorescence Quenching by Incorporating Dithia[3.3]paracyclophanes" 

Macromolecules, 2021, 54, 3112-3119. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00136

‡ equal contribution, ¶ undergraduate student












24) Jones, D. K.; Kertesz, M.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Impact of Aryl Amphiphile Hydrophobe Size on Controlling π-Conjugated Microcrystals Growth along π-Stack Direction" 

Cryst. Growth Des., 2021, 21, 4, 2465-2473. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00063


















23) Jones, D. K.;‡ Cheng, C-H.;‡ Li, Z.; Zhang, X.; Deotare, P. B.;* and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Waveguiding Properties of Perylene Microcrystals Synthesized by Retarding the Growth along π-Stack Direction"  Chem. Commun. 2021, 57, 3111-3114. DOI: 10.1039/D0CC08094B;

‡equal contribution












22) Das, M. K.;‡ Hameed, F.;‡ Lillis, R.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "A Twist in the Non-Slanted H-mers to Control π-Conjugation in 2-Dimensions and Optical Properties"  Mater. Adv., 2020, 1, 2917-2925. DOI: 10.1039/D0MA00424C 

‡ equal contribution


















21) Shinde, S.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Impact of amine additives on the mechanical properties of hydrogen bonding π-conjugated polymers" Polymer, 2020, 204, 122856. DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2020.122856 


















20) Chaudhuri, S.; Mohanan, M.;‡ Willems, A. V.;‡ Bertke, J. A.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "beta-Strand Inspired Bifacial pi-Conjugated Polymers" Chem. Sci., 2019, 5976-5982. DOI: 10.1039/C9SC01724K

‡ equal contribution












19) Jones, D.K.; Kerwin, B.;¶ Zhao, W.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Aryl Amphiphile Shape-Directors for Shape-Controlled Synthesis of Organic Semiconductor Particles" Chem. Comm, 2019, 55, 1306-1309. DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09405E

¶ undergraduate student















18) Shinde, S.; Sartucci, J.L.; Jones, D.K.; and Gavvalapalli, N.* "Dynamic pi-Conjugated Polymer Ioinic Netowrks" Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 7577-7583. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01896












From Grad School and Postdoctoral Research 

17) Montoto, E.C.*, Nagarjuna, G.*; Moore, J.S.; Rodríguez-López, J.,  Redox-Active Polymers for Non-Aqueous Redox               Flow Batteries: Validation of the Size-Exclusion Approach,  J. Electrochemical Society, 2017, 164 (07) A1-A5.

16) Iyer, V.A.; Schuh, J.K.; Montoto, E.C.; Nemani, V.P.; Qian, S.; Nagarjuna, G.; Rodríguez-López, J.; Ewoldt, R.H.;                   Smith, K.C., Assessing the Impact of Electrolyte Conductivity and Viscosity on the Reactor Cost and Pressure Drop of           Redox Active Polymer Flow Batteries, J. Power Sources, 2017, Just accepted, DOI: 10.1016/j.j.powsour.2017.06.052 

15) Doris, S.E.; Ward, W.L.; Baskin, A.; Frischmann, P.D.; Nagarjuna, G.; Chenard, E.; Sevov, C.S.; Prendergast, D.; Moore,       J.S.; Helms, B.A., Macromolecular Design Strategies for Preventing Active-Material Crossover in Non-Aqueous All-               Organic Redox-Flow Batteries, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201610582 

14) Burgess, M.; Chenard, E.; Hernandez-Burgos, K.; Nagarjuna, G.; Assary, R.S.; Hui, J.; Moore, J.S.; Rodríguez-López,           J., Impact of Backbone Tether Length and Structure on the Electrochemical Performance of Viologen Redox Active               Polymers, Chem. Mater., 2016, 28, 7362-7374. 

13) Montoto, E.C.*, Nagarjuna, G.*; Hui, J.; Burgess, M.; Hernandez-Burgos, K.; Wei, T.; Kneer, M.; Grolman, J.M.; Cheng,         K.J.; Lewis, J.A.; Moore, J.S.; Rodríguez-López, J., Redox Active Colloids as Discrete Energy Storage Carriers. J. Am.           Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 13230-13237. 

12) Burgess, M.; Hernandez-Burgos, K.; Simpson, B.H.; Lichtenstein, T.; Avetian, S.; Nagarajuna, G.; Cheng, K.J.; Moore,           J.S.; Rodríguez-López, J., Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy and Hydrodynamic Voltammetry Investigation of                 Charge Transfer Mechanisms on Redox Active Polymers, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2016, 163 (4),                    H3006-H3013


11) Nagarjuna, G.*; Ren, Y.*; Moore, J. S. “Synthesis and Reactivity of Anthracenyl Substituted Arenediynes” Tetrahedron           Lett. 2015, 56, 3155-3159.


10) Nagarjuna, G.*; Hui, J.*; Cheng, K. J.; Lichtenstein, T.; Shen, M.; Moore, J. S.; Rodríguez-López, J. “Impact of Redox             Active Polymer Molecular Weight on the Electrochemical Properties and Transport Across Porous Separators in Non-           Aqueous Solvents” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16309-16316.


09) Bag, M.; Gehan, T. S.; Algaier, D. D.; Liu, F.; Nagarjuna, G; Lahti, P. M.; Russell, T. P.; Venkataraman, D. “Efficient               Charge Transport in Assemblies of Surfactant-Stabilized Semiconducting Nanoparticles” , Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 6411-           6415.


08) Surampudi, S. K.; Patel, H. R.; Nagarjuna, G; Venkataraman, D. “Mechano-isomerization of Azobenzene” , Chem.                 Commun. 2013, 49, 7519-7521.


07) Nagarjuna, G.; Baghgar, M.; Labastide, J. A.; Algaier, D. D.; Barnes, M. D.; Venkataraman, D. “Tuning Aggregation of           Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Within Nanoparticles” ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10750-10758.


06) Nagarjuna, G.; Kokil, A.; Kumar, J.; Venkataraman, D. “A Straightforward Route to Electron Transporting Conjugated             Polymers” . J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 16091-16094.


05) Nagarjuna, G.; Venkataraman, D. “Strategies for Controlling the Active Layer Morphologies in OPVs” . J. Poly. Sci., Poly.       Phy. 2012, 50, 1045-1056.


04) Surampudi, S. K.; Nagarjuna, G.; Okamoto, D.; Chauduri, P.; Venkataraman, D. ” Apical Functionalization of Chiral                 Heterohelicenes” J. Org. Chem. 2012, 77, 2074-2079.


03) Nagarjuna, G.; Kumar, A.; Kokil, A.; Jadhav, K. G.; Yurt, S.; Kumar, J.; Venkataraman, D. “Enhancing Sensing of                   Nitroaromatic Vapours by Thiophene-based Polymer Films” . J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21, 16597-16602.


02) Nagarjuna, G.; Yurt, S.; Jadhav, K. G.; Venkataraman, D. “Impact of Pendant 1,2,3-Triazole on the Synthesis and                   Properties of Thiophene-Based Polymers” Macromolecules 2010, 43, 8045-8050.


01) Venkataraman, D.; Yurt, S.; Venkatraman, B. H.; Nagarjuna, G. “Role of Molecular Architecture in Organic Photovoltaic          Cells” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 947-958




01) Nagarjuna, G.; Cheng, K. J.; Lichtenstein, T.; Shen, M.; and Rodríguez-López, J.; Moore, J. S. “Redox Active Polymer           and Colloidal Particles for Flow Batteries” US Patent Pub No US 2016/0208030 A1

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