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Ramani Narayan

Ramani Narayan

Ramani Narayan

University Distinguished Professor

Biography

Polymeric materials from renewable resources; biodegradable polymer systems; engineering and design of natural-synthetic polymer graft and block copolymers; polymer blends; studies in reactive extrusion processing, biobased and recyclable composites.

Awards
Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award 2005
State of Michigan, Governor's University Award for Commercialization Excellence, 2005
James Hammer Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
Award of Excellence from ASTM committee, 2006
Education
Ph.D, Organic Chemistry (Polymer Science & Eng.), Bombay University 1975
M.S., Organic Chemistry, Bombay University 1969
Publications
Kale, Gaurav; Auras, Rafael; Singh, Sher Paul; Narayan, Ramani, "Biodegradability of polylactidebottles in real and simulated composting conditions", Polymer Testing, 26(8), 1049-106, (2007)
Woo Yeul Jang, Boo Young Shin, Tae Jin Lee, and Ramani Narayan, "Thermal Properties andMorphology of Biodegradable PLA/Starch Compatibilized Blends", J. Ind. Eng. Chem., Vol. 13, No. 3, (2007) 457-464.
Narayan, Ramani, "Rationale, Drivers, Standards, and Technology for Biobased Materials"; Ch 1, pg3 in Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy, Ed. M. Graziani & P. Fornasiero; CRC Press, 2006.
Modifications of Soybean Oil Using Novel Ozone Based Chemistry , Daniel Graiver, Phuong Tran,Laura Patrick, Ken Farminer, and Ramani Narayan in "Degradable Polymers and Materials Principles and Practice," Kishan Khemani and Carmen Scholz, eds, ACS Symposium Ser (AnAmerican Chemical Society Publication) pg 232, 2006.
MSU Scholars ID
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