Srijanani Bhaskar

Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering




  • Ph.D. Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011.
  • M.S. Macromolecular Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007.
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering, Anna University, India 2006.


  • Biodegradable biphasic micro and nanoparticles via electrified jetting


  • Intern, Indian Oil Corporation, 2006
  • Summer Intern, Indian Institute of Science, 2005
  • Intern, Audco India Ltd, 2004


  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011.
  • Charles G. Overbeger Award for Research Excellence, University of Michigan, October 2009.
  • Award for best graduate student poster in Polymer Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium, University of Michigan, October 2009.
  • Award for best graduate student poster, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, August 2009.
  • Rackham International Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2008.
  • Franklin D. and Clarence T. Johnston Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2006-2007.
  • Indian Institute of Science Young Engineering Fellowship, 2005


  1. J. Yoon, A. K. Kota, S. Bhaskar, A. Tuteja, J. Lahann, "Amphiphilic ColloidalSurfactants Based on Electrohydrodynamic Co-Jetting", ACS Applied Material & Interfaces, (2013) 5 (21), 11281–11287.
  2. K. J. Lee*, J. Yoon*, S. Rahmani, S. Hwang, S. Bhaskar, S. Mitragotri, J. Lahann, "Spontaneous Shape Reconfiguration in Multicompartmental Microcylinders", PNAS (2012) 109 (40), 16057-16062.
  3. A. C Misra, S. Bhaskar, N. Clay, J. Lahann, "Multicompartmental Particles for Combined Imaging and siRNA Delivery", Advanced Materials (2012) 24, 3850–3856.
  4. S. Saha, D. Copic, S. Bhaskar, N. Clay, A. Donini, A. J. Hart, J. Lahann, "Chemically Controlled Bending of Compositionally Anisotropic Microcylinders", Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2012) 51 (3), 660-665.
  5. K. J. Lee, S. Hwang, J. Yoon, S. Bhaskar, T.-H. Park, J. Lahann, "Compartmentalized Photoreactions within Compositionally Anisotropic Janus Microstructures", Macromolecular Rapid Communications, (2011) 32(5), 431-437 (Cover Article).
  6. 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.
  7. S. Bhaskar, K. M. Pollock, M. Yoshida, J. Lahann, "Towards designer microparticles: control over anisotropy, shape, and size", Small (2010), 6(3), 404-411 (Featured on front cover).
  8. N. Doshi, A.S. Zahr, S. Bhaskar, J. Lahann, S. Mitragotri, "Red blood cell-mimicking synthetic biomaterial particles", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2009) 106, 21495–21499. (highlighted in MIT Technology Review).
  9. M. Yoshida, K-H. Roh, S. Mandal, S. Bhaskar, D. W. Lim, H. Nandivada, X. Deng, J. Lahann, "Structurally controlled biohybrid materials based on unidirectional association of anisotropic microparticles with human endothelial cells", Advanced Materials (2009), 21, 4920-4925 (Featured on front cover).
  10. S. Bhaskar, J. Hitt, S. L. Chang, J. Lahann, "Multicompartmental microcylinders", Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2009), 48(25), 4589-4593 (Featured on inside cover, highlighted in Nature Chemistry).
  11. S. Bhaskar, J. Lahann, "Microstructured materials based on multicompartmental fibers", Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131(19), 6550-6551 (Highlighted in Angewandte Chemie International Edition).
  12. S. Mandal, S. Bhaskar, J. Lahann, "Micropatterned scaffolds for spatially controlled cell adhesion", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2009), 30(19), 1638-1644 (Featured on front cover).
  13. 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), 15 (4-6), 142-149.
  14. S. Bhaskar, K-H. Roh, X. Jiang, G. L. Baker, J. Lahann, "Spatioselective modification of bicompartmental polymer particles and fibers via Huisgen 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition", Macromolecular Rapid Communications (2008), 29(20), 1655-1660 (Highlighted in Materials Views).