Prof. Ranganathaiah Chikkakuntappa

University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India




1980 Ph.D., University of Mysore

Publications (Selected)


  1. Hyper branched Polymers for High Temperature PEM Fuel Cell Membranes with Improved  Properties  Sambhu Bhadra, C. Ranganathaiah, Joong Hee Lee: J.Appl.Polm.Sci. 121, (2011) 923–92.
  2. Microwave assisted improvement in physico-mechanical proerties of Ply(vinyl alcohol)/Poly(ethylene imine)/Gelatin blends: M.K.Manjula, K.M.  Lokanatha Rai, J. M. Raj, C. S. Manjula, Siddaramaiah and  C. Ranganathaiah  Journal of Polymer Research 17 (2010) 89–98.
  3. A new method of stabilization and characterization of the interface in binary polymer blends:An hydrodynamic approach through free volume quantification: J.M.Raj and C.Ranganathaiah Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 47 (2009) 619–632.
  4. Phase morphology, Rheology, Mechanical and Free volume studies of Polytrimethylene terephthalate/Polycarbonate Blends: Indose Aravind, Seno Jose,  Kyung Hyun Ahn, C. Ranganathaiah and Sabu Thomas: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (ACS)  48 (2009) 9942–9951.
  5. Diffusion of permanent liquid dye molecules in human hair investigated by Positron Lifetime Spectroscopy : M.N. Chandrashekara and C.Ranganathaiah:  Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 69 (2009) 129–134.
  6. A Free volume study on the phase modifications brought out by e-beam and microwave.
  7. irradiation in PP/NBR and PVC/SAN blends: J.M.Raj and C.Ranganathaiah: Polymer Degradation and Stability 94 (2009) 397–403.
  8. Investigation of multi-walled carbon nanotube reinforced high density polyethylene/carbon black nanocomposites using electrical, DSC and Positron Lifetime Spectroscopy: T.Jeevananda, Y. K. Jang, H. Lee, Siddaramaiah, M. V. Deepa Urs and C. Ranganathaiah: Polymer International  58 ( 2009) 775-780.
  9. A new method of determining miscibility in binary polymer blends through hydrodynamic interaction: The free volume approach: The free volume approach: C Ranganathaiah  and G N Kumaraswamy J. Appl. Poly. Sci.  111 (2009) 577-588.
  10. Glucose and water diffusion kinetics study in a Fluorosilicone Acrylate contact lens material by Positron  method: M V Deepa Urs and C Ranganathaiah: J. Biomaterials Sci.:Polymer edition 18 (2007) 641-654.
  11. Miscibility and Phase separation in SAN/PMMA blends investigated by Positron Lifetime measurements G.N. Kumaraswamy, C.Ranganathaiah, M.V. Deepa Urs and H.B.Ravikumar: European Polymer Journal 42, (2006) 2655-2666.
  12. Gas transport through nano and micro composites of natural rubber(NR) and their blends with   carboxylated styrene butadiene rubber (XSBR) latex membranes.: Ranimol Stephen, C.Ranganathaiah, S. Varghese, K. Joseph, and S. Thomas: Polymer 47 (2006) 858-870.


  1. Recent Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterization: Eds: S. Thomas, S.V. Valsaraj and A.P. Meera and G.E. Zaikov  Brill Publishers: Netherlands (2010) Ch.12 “Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites by Free-Volume Measurements”pp-305-334.
  2. Free Volume and Contact Lens Biopolymers: VDM Publishers: (2010)VDM Verlag Dr. Muller e.k. Germany, pp 180.
  3. Polymer Morphology: Chapter 4: Free volume perspective of polymer morphology edited by  Hongshun Yang; Nov Publishers, Netherlands (2012).
  4. Characterization of miscibility, morphology and Interfaces in Polymer Blends from Macro to Nano scale: Vol 2: edited by Thomas, Grohens and Jyothishkumar: 29th Chapter: Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy : : Wiley Publishers (2012).