Padma Gopalan

Associate Professor

219 Materials Science and Engineering
1509 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-4258
pgopalan@wisc.edu


Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
  • Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003, Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies
  • Ph.D., 2001, Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization
  • Electro-optic and Photonic Materials
  • Self-assembly of Block Copolymers
  • Photonic Devices
  • Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Member of American Chemical Society, Materials Research Society
  • NSF CAREER AWARD 2005

Publications

  • Highly Reactive 2,5-disubstituted Styrenic Liquid Crystalline Monomer Under SFRP Conditions. Gopalan, P.
  • Li, X.
  • Ober, C. K.
  • Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 5120.
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Redox Reactivity of Novel Quinone Containing Polymers. Takada, K.
  • Gopalan, P.
  • Ober, C. K.
  • Abruna, H. D.
  • Chemistry of Materials, 2001, 13(9), 2928.
  • Fluorinated Mesogen Jacketed Liquid Crystalline Polymers as Low Surface Energy Materials. Gopalan, P.
  • Andruzzi, L.
  • Li, X.
  • Macromolecular Chem & Physics, 2002, 203(10-11) 1573.
  • Broadband Modulation of Light Using an Electro-optic Polymer. Lee, M.
  • Katz, H. E.
  • Erben, C.
  • Gill, D. M.
  • Gopalan, P.
  • Heber, J. D.
  • Mc Gee, D. J.
  • Science, 2002, 298, 1401.
  • Liquid Crystalline Rod-Coil Block Copolymers by Stable Free Radical Polymerization: Synthesis, morphology, and rheology. Gopalan, P.
  • Yuanming Zhang, Xuefa Li, Christopher K. Ober, Ulrich Weisner, Ober, C. K.
  • Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 3357.
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Silicon-Containing Block Copolymers from Nitroxide-Mediated Living Free Radical Polymerization Fukukawa, K.
  • Zhu, L.
  • Gopalan, P.
  • Ueda, M.
  • Yang, S.
  • Macromolecules, 2005, 38(2), 263-270.
  • Mesophase Transitions, Surface Functionalizaiton, and Growth Mechanism of Semiconducting 6PTTP6 Films from Solution Katz, H. E.
  • Siegrist, T.
  • Lefenfeld, M.
  • Gopalan, P.
  • Mushrush, M.
  • Ocko, B.
  • Gang, O.
  • Jisrawl, N.
  • J. Phys. Chem. B.
  • 2004, 108(25), 8567-8571.
  • Star-Shaped Azo-Based Dipolar Chromophores: Design, Synthesis, Matrix Compatibility, and Electro-optic Activity. Gopalan, P.
  • Katz, H. E.
  • McGee., D. J.
  • Erben, C.
  • Zielinski, T.
  • Bousquet, D.
  • Muller, D.
  • Grazul, J.
  • and Olsson, Y.
  • JACS 2004, 126, 1741.
  • �Synthesis and Characterization of Silicon-containing Block Copolymers from Nitroxide-mediated Living Free Radical Polymerization� Fukukawa, K.
  • Zhu, L.
  • Gopalan, P.
  • Ueda, M.
  • Yang, S.
  • Macromolecules, 38(2),2005,263.

Posdoctoral position available in the area of synthetic organic/polymer chemistry.  Individuals with strong skills in organic synthesis and characterization are encouraged to apply.  Experience with living free radical polymerization and block copolymer synthesis will be desirable.  Applications should be directed to: Dr. Padma Gopalan, UW-Madison MS&E, 1509 University Avenue, Madison WI 53706.  Email: pgopalan@wisc.edu

Courses

Summer 2014

  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 421 - Polymeric Materials
  • CHEM 421 - Polymeric Materials
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 803 - Special Topics in Materials Science
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study
  • MS&E 401 - Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MS&E 990 - Research and Thesis
  • MS&E 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • MS&E 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • MS&E 699 - Independent Study

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