Himabindu Nandivada

Department of Chemical Engineering


  • nhima@umich.edu


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2010.
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2005.
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 2003.


  • Development of strategies for biomolecule immobilization using reactive polymer coatings
  • Applications of reactive polymer coatings in biomedical devices and substrates for human embryonic stem cell cultures.


  • Summer Intern, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, 2002


  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • University of Michigan Regents Fellowship, 2003-2005


  • Florence Bally, Kenneth Cheng, Himabindu Nandivada, Xiaopei Deng, Aftin Ross, Agusti Panades, and Joerg Lahann, "Co-Immobilization of Biomolecules on Ultra-thin Reactive Chemical Vapor Deposition Coatings Using Multiple Click Chemistry Strategies", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2013) 5 (19), 9262–9268.
  • A. M. Ross, H. Nandivada, A. L. Ryan, J. Lahann, "Synthetic Substrates forLong-Term Stem Cell Culture", Polymer (2012) 53 (13) 2533–2539.
  • H. Nandivada, L. G. Villa-Diaz, K. S. O'Shea, G. D. Smith, P. H. Krebsbach, J. Lahann, "Fabrication of Synthetic Polymer Coatings and Their Use in Feeder-Free Culture of Human Embryonic Stem Cells", Nature Protocols (2011) 6, 1037-1043.
  • S. Bhaskar, C.T. Gibson, M. Yoshida, H. Nandivada, X. Deng, N.H. Voelcker, J. Lahann, "Engineering Characterization and Directional Self-Assembly of Anisotropically Modified Nanocolloids", Small (2011) 7(6), 812-819.
  • L.G. Villa-Diaz, H. Nandivada, J. Ding, N.C. Nogueira-de-Souza, P.H. Krebsbach, K.S. O’Shea, J. Lahann, G.D. Smith, "Synthetic Polymer Coatings for Long-term Growth of Human Embryonic Stem Cells", Nature Biotechnology (2010), 28, 581-583.
  • H. Nandivada, A. M. Ross, J. Lahann, "Stimuli responsive monolayers for biotechnology", Progress in Polymer Science (2010), 35(1-2), 141-154.
  • M. Yoshida, K-H. Roh, S. Mandal, S. Bhaskar, D. Lim, H. Nandivada, X. Deng, J. Lahann. "Structurally Controlled Bio-hybrid Materials Based on Unidirectional Association of Anisotropic Microparticles with Human Endothelial Cells", Advanced Materials (2009), DOI: 10.1002/adma.200901971.
  • Y. Elkasabi, H. Nandivada, H-Y Chen, S. Bhaskar, J. D'Arcy, L. Bondarenko, J. Lahann. "Partially Fluorinated Poly-p-xylylenes Synthesized by CVD Polymerization" Chemical Vapor deposition (2009).
  • H. Nandivada, J. Lahann, "Copper-catalyzed “click” chemistry for surface engineering“ in Click Chemistry for Materials Science and Biotechnology", J. Lahann (ed.), Wiley (2009)
  • Y. Elkasabi, M. Yoshida, H. Nandivada, H-Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Towards multipotent coatings: Chemical vapor deposition and biofunctionalization of carbonyl-substituted copolymers" Macromolecular rapid communications (2008), 29(11), 855-870.
  • H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, Y. Elkasabi, J. Lahann. "Reactive Polymer Coatings for Biological Applications" Chapter 17, ACS Symposium Series No. 977: Polymers for Biomedical Applications (2008).
  • H. Nandivada, X. Jiang, J. Lahann. "Click Chemistry: Versatility and control in the hands of materials scientists" Advanced Materials (2007) 19, 2197-2208.
  • P. Podsiadlo, A.K. Kaushik, E.M. Arruda, A.M. Waas, B.S. Shim, J. Xu, H. Nandivada, B.G. Pumplin, J. Lahann, A. Ramamoorthy, N.A. Kotov, "Ultrastrong and stiff layered polymer nanocomposites", Science (2007), 318 (5847), 80-83.
  • H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, “Reactive Polymer Coatings for Biological Applications”, in Polymers for Biomedical Applications, Eds.: A.Mahapatro, A.S. Kulshretha, ACS Publishing, (2007) (invited book chapter).
  • L. Villa-Diaz, H. Nandivada, J. Ding, S. O'Shea, J. Lahann, G. Smith, "Culture and passage of human embryonic stem cells on an artificial synthetic matrix composed of polyMEDSAH hydrogel". Biology of Reproduction (2007), 186-186.
  • H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, L. Bondarenko, J. Lahann. "Reactive polymer coatings that 'click.'" Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2006) 45, 20, 3360-3363.
  • H. Nandivada, H.-Y. Chen, J. Lahann, "Reactive Coatings for surface modification via spatially controlled Husigen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition", Polymer Preprints (2006), 47, 348.
  • H. Nandivada, H.Y. Chen, J. Lahann. "Vapor-Based Synthesis of Poly[(4-formyl-p-xylylene)-co-(p-xylylene)] and Its Use for Biomimetic Surface Modifications" Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2005) 26, 1794-1799.