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Faculty Profile

Arthi Jayaraman


Joint Professor, Materials Science & Engineering


  • Post-Doctorate – 2008 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctorate – 2006 North Carolina State University
  • Masters – 2002 North Carolina State University
  • Bachelors – 2000 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

About Arthi Jayaraman

Professor Arthi Jayaraman received her B.E (Honors) degree in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India in 2000. She received her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2006, and from 2006-2008 conducted her postdoctoral research in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. In August 2008, she joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder, and held the position of Patten Assistant Professor. In August 2014, she joined the faculty at the University of Delaware as Associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering. Her research expertise lies in development of theory and simulation techniques and application of these techniques to study polymer functionalized nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposites, and to design macromolecular materials for biomedical applications. Her research has been recognized with the Dudley Saville Lectureship at Princeton University (2016), the AIChE COMSEF division Young Investigator Award (2013), ACS PMSE division Young Investigator (2014), University of Colorado Provost Faculty Achievement Award (2013), and Department of Energy (DOE) Early Career Research Award (2010). Her teaching has been recognized with the University of Colorado outstanding undergraduate teaching award (2011) and University of Colorado outstanding graduate teaching award (2014) in Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Select Publications

For a complete listing of publications, please view the Full CV.

  1. M. Xiao#, Z. Hu#, T. E. Gartner III#, X. Yang, W. Li, A. Jayaraman*, N. C. Gianneschi*, M. D. Shawkey*, A. Dhinojwala*, “Experimental and theoretical evidence for molecular forces driving surface segregation in photonic colloidal assemblies,” Science Advances, (2019) in press
  2. T. E. Gartner, III, F. M. Haque, A. M. Gomi, S. M. Grayson*, M. J. A. Hore* and A. Jayaraman*, “Scaling Exponent and Effective Interactions in Linear and Cyclic Polymer Solutions: Theory, Simulations, and Experiments,” Macromolecules 52, 4579-4589, (2019)
  3. D. J. Beltran-Villegas, D. Intriago†, K. Kim, N. Behaptu, J. D. Londono, A. Jayaraman*, “Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of α-1,3-glucan,” Soft Matter, 15, 4669-4681, (2019)
  4. M. Dong#, M.G. Wessels#, J. Y.Lee, L. Su, H. Wang, R. A. Letteri, Y.Song, Y.N.Lin, Y. Chen, R Li, D. J. Pochan,* A. Jayaraman,* and K. L. Wooley*, “Experiments and Simulations of Complex Sugar based Coil brush Block Polymer Nanoassemblies in Aqueous Solution,” ACS Nano, 13, 5147-5162, (2019)
  5. A. Kulshreshtha, K. Modica†, A. Jayaraman*, “Impact of hydrogen bonding interactions on graft-matrix wetting and structure in polymer nanocomposites,” Macromolecules, 52 (7), 2725–2735, (2019)
  6. A. Prhashanna#, P. A. Taylor#, J. Qin#, K. L. Kiick*, A. Jayaraman*, “Effect of peptide sequence on LCST-like transition of elastin-like peptides (ELP) and elastin-b-collagen-like peptide (ELP-CLP) conjugates: Simulations and experiments,” Biomacromolecules, 20 (3), 1178–1189, (2019)
  7. T. B. Martin*, T. Gartner, III, R. Jones, C. Snyder*, A. Jayaraman*, “pyPRISM: A Computational Tool for Liquid-State Theory Calculations of Macromolecular Materials,” Macromolecules, 51 (8), 2906–2922, (2018)
  8. J. E. Condon, A. Jayaraman*, “Development of Coarse-Grained Model of Collagen-like Peptide (CLP) for Studies of CLP Triple Helix Melting,” J. Physical Chemistry B., 122 (6), 1929–1939, (2018)
  9. T. B. Martin#, K. I. Mongcopa#, R. Ashkar, P. Butler, R. Krishnamoorti*, A. Jayaraman*, “Wetting-Dewetting and Dispersion-Aggregation Transitions are Distinct in Mixtures of Polymer Grafted Nanoparticles and a Chemically Dissimilar Polymer Matrix,” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137 (33), 10624–10631, (2015)
  10. T. Martin, P. Dodd†, A. Jayaraman*, “Polydispersity in polymer grafts for tuning potential of mean force between polymer grafted nanoparticles in a polymer matrix,” Physical Review Letters, 110, 018301, (2013)

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For a complete listing of awards, please view the Full CV.

  1. ACS Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Young Investigator: 2014
  2. AIChE Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum (COMSEF) Young Investigator Award: 2013
  3. Provost Faculty Achievement Award (University of Colorado: 2013)
  4. Outstanding Faculty Graduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2013 – 2014)
  5. Patten Faculty Fellow (University of Colorado: 2011 – 2015)
  6. Department of Energy (DOE) Early CAREER Research Award: 2010
  7. Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award in Department of Chemical Engineering (University of Colorado, Boulder: 2010 – 2011)

Research Areas 

Polymer nanocomposites, self-assembly, polymer for organic photovoltaics, soft materials for drug and gene delivery, molecular simulations 

Office: 230 CLB
Phone: 302-831-8682

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