Dr. Vijay Rangari


Vijaya Kumar Rangari, Ph. D
Research Associate Professor
Center For Advanced Materials
Materials Science and Engineering
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088
phone # 334 724 4875 (Work)
Fax#     334 724 4224
E-mail: rangariv@tuskegee.edu

Experience

  • 2001 –  Research Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials, Tuskegee University
  • 1999-2001  Researcher, Chemistry Department, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • 1996-1998  Researcher, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India,
  • 1995-1995  Head of Quality Control, Tejasveni Rasayans, Hyderabad, India

Education

  1. Ph.D. (1996),  Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
    (Thermodynamic properties of binary non-electrolyte solutions)
  2. M.Sc. (1990)  Chemistry, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
    (Polymer)

 

Honors and Awards

RESEARCH FUNDING

  1. Science and technology center (STC) Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (Center for E3S), sub recipient from UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY-PI: Vijaya Rangari and Shaik Jeelani (Aug-1st-2010-July 31st 2015) ($ 499,370)
  2. Monitoring microstructural evolution of Alloy 617 with nonlinear acoustics for remaining useful life prediction; multiaxial creep-fatigue and creep-ratcheting Co-PI: Vijaya Rangari (TU) $217,046 (2010-2012) with Tasnim Hassan (Co-PI, NC-state, Co-PI)  and Cliff J. Lissenden ( Penn State, PI)
  3. Innovative Isotropic Ultra-High Thermal Conductivity Diamond Composite Materials, NSF Phase II SBIR IIP-0750177:NSF-SBIR with Tuskegee University and Performance Polymer Solutions INC (P2SI) PI: Vijaya Rangari and Shaik Jeelani ($104,000) (Jan to Dec 2010)
  4. Strengthening the Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering, Program at Tuskegee University, NSF-RISE Co-PI with Jeelani, Zhou, Floyd, Hosur,(1,000,000) (Oct 2008 to Sept 2010)
  5. A Research and Educational Partnership in Nanomaterials Between Tuskegee University and Cornell University, NSF-PREM, Co-PI with Shaik Jeelani, Melissa, Hines, Ray, Archer, Hosur, Reeves, Zhou, ($300,000) (June 2006 to May 2011)
  6. Enhancement of Research Infrastructure in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at Tuskegee University NSF-RISE Co-PI with Jeelani, Hosur, Das and Murphy $ 1000,000 (Sept 06 to July 07). 
  7. Nanocluster Characterization in Volume Holographic Glass Gratings, a proposal by Ondax (Advanced Optical Filter Technology) to NSF-SBIR with Tuskegee University, PI Vijaya K Rangari and Jeelani ($105,000) (July 06 to July 07)
  8. Lightweight Insulation Materials for On-orbit Thermal Management DoD STTR Topic # MDA04-T021 with Advanced Materials Technology, Inc., Tampa, FL, Proposal # B045-021-0171, Co-PI with Dr.Shaik Jeelani, Akbar G. Fard (AMT) ($100,000) (August 04 to June 05)
  9. Development of Flexible Extremities Protection utilizing Shear Thickening Fluid/Fabric Composites, Co-PI with Drs Mahfuz, Mahesh, Saha, Jeelani, C.T. Sun, Norman Wagner, John W. Gillespie- ARO-STF (Nov 04 to Oct 09)
  10. Multidisciplinary Graduate Education and Research Training in Nanomaterials Science and Engineering, Co-PI with Drs. Jeelani, Mahfuz, Mahesh, Ray, Das Reeves NSF/IGERT, ($3,400,000, Sept 03 to August 08)
  11. Studies of Structural Nanocomposites using Transmission Electron Microscopy, National Science Foundation, ($1,000,000, Feb 04 to Jan 06), Co-PI with Drs. Jeelani, Mahfuz, Hosur, Ray, Ludwick and Reeves.
  12. Nanophased Composites for Marine Structures, Office of Naval Research (ONR) ($994,000, Feb 02 to July 04), Co-PI with Drs Mahfuz, and Jeelani.
  13. Synthesis, Manufacturing and Characterization of Structural Nanocomposites, National Science Foundation, Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) Program, ($4,500,000, Sept 03 to Sept 08), Co-Researcher with Drs. Jeelani, Ray, Mahfuz, Dean, Ludwick, Reeves, Hosur, Saha, and Salekeen.
  14. Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials, a multi-university grant with Wichita State University being the lead, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Air Transportation Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, ($225,000, June 04 to June 07), Co-Researcher with Dr. Mahfuz, as PI from Tuskegee university
  15. Role of Nitrogen on Nanocrystalline Diamond Nucleation and Growth NSFSBIR -SUPPLIMENTAL GRANT for CREST PROGRAMS A proposal by Vista Engineering SBIR # 0349769, Tuskegee University, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham (co-PI with Jeelani ($105,375, Jan 05 to Dec 05)
  16. Alabama Center for Nanostructural Materials (ACNM) EPSCoR-Nanocomposites, Co-PI with Jeelani, Mahesh, Saha, Zhou and Mahfuz NSF/EPSCoR ($1.8 million, May 05 to April 08)
  17. Acquisition of Ultrasonic C-Scan System for Research and Educational Training, in Structural Nanocomposites (NSF DMR – Major Research Instrumentation May 05-515) Co-PI with Jeelani, Mahesh, Saha and Zhou ($ 303,733.00, Sept 05 to Aug 08)
  18. Effects of Surface Modifications on the Interfacial Properties of Structural Nanocomposites (NSF) Co-PI with Mahesh, Anil N Netravali, Zhou (100,000, April 04 to March 05)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  1. Synthesis of novel hybrid nanoparticles using sonochemical and microwave techniques.
  2. Extraction of calcium carbonate nanoparticles from natural resources and synthesis of calcium based biocompatible nanoparticles for medical applications. 
  3. Synthesis of CNTs and graphene using First Nano Easy tube-300  CVD technique
  4. Study the  growth mechanism of CNTs on carbon and glass fibers
  5. Fabrication of High Strength Polymer Fibers with Aligned Carbon Nanotube 
  6. Fabrication of Fiber Reinforced Structure Nanocomposite (VARTM, RTM, Vacuum assistant hand layup, Compression molding, Autoclave and Filament winding).
  7. Fabrication of  Nanophased Polymeric Foams
  8. Development of Flexible Extremities Protection using Shear-thickening Fluid/Fabric Composite

Book Chapters

  1. Composite Materials Research Progress. An Experimental and Analytical Study of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Modified By SiC Nanoparticle Pub. Date: 2008 1st Quarter, ISBN: 1-60021-994-2
  2. Developments in Nanocomposites (ISBN: 978-981-08-3711-2), Rangari, chapter on  Alignment of acicular nanoparticles in Nylon-6 polymer fibers through extrusion process and its thermal and mechanical properties, Editor; Kama K Kar, Research Publishing Services Innovative Partners for Publishing Solutions, SINGAPORE: #10-589, Blk 236, Tampines St. 21, Singapore 520236
  3. Nanocomposite Materials, Theory and Applications (ISBN 978-953-7619-X-X)  Chapter on Polymer nanocomposite materials for various structural applications, Vijaya Rangari, InTech, Open Access Publisher


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:  (62)

  1. Synthesis and characterization of diamond coated CNTs and their reinforcement in Nylon-6 single fiber, Rangari, Vijaya; Mohammad, Ghouse; Jeelani, Shaik; Butenko, Yuri; Dhanak, Vinod. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (7), 1829–1834.
  2. Synthesis of Ag/CNTs hybrid nanoparticles and fabrication of their Nylon-6 polymer nanocomposite fibers for antimicrobial applications, Vijaya K. Rangari, Ghouse M. Mohammad, Shaik Jeelani, Angel Hundley, Komal Vig, Shree Ram Singh and Shreekumar Pillai, Nanotechnology, 21, 095102, 2010.
  3. Sonochemical synthesis and rheological properties of shear thickening dispersions, Tarig A. Hassan, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani., J Ultrasonic and sonochemistry, doi:10.1016/j.ultsonch.2010.02.001.
  4. Synthesis, processing and characterization of shear thickening fluid (STF)  pregnated fabric composites Tarig A Hassan, Vijay K Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, Mat Sci &Eng-A, 527, 2892-2899, 2010.
  5. Microwave Processing and Charactering of EPON 862/CNTs Nanocomposites, Vijaya K. Rangri, Mohammad S. Bhuyan, Shaik Jeelani, Mat Sci & Eng –B, doi:10.1016/j.mseb.2010.01.013.
  6. Synthesis and characterization of (Fe3O4 /MWCNTs) / Epoxy Nanocomposites Wanda D. Jones, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, J. Applied Polymer Science, 116, 2783-2792, 2010.
  7.  Synthesis and characterization of noscapine loaded magnetic polymeric nanoparticles Mohamed O. Abdalla, Ritu Aneja, Derrick Dean, Vijay Rangari, Albert Russell, Jessie Jaynes, Clayton Yates and Timothy Turner, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 322,190-196,2010.
  8. Enhanced Delivery and Expression of Nanoencapsulated DNA Vaccine vector for respiratory syncytial virus Seyhan Boyoglu, Komal Vig, Shreekumar Pillai, Vijay Rangari , Vida A. Dennis, Praseetha Subbarayan, Shree R. Singh, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine  5,463-472, 2009.
  9. Effect of cyclodextrin complexation on the improvement of solubility and dissolution rate of Efavirenz.S Sathigari, GS Chadha, Y-H Lee, N Wright, DL Parsons, VK Rangari, O Fasina, RJ Babu AAPS Pharm Sci Tech 10, 81-87,2009.
  10. Effect of cyclodextrin complexation on the improvement of solubility and dissolution rate of Gefitinib, Y-H Lee,  S. Sathigari, Y-J Lin, WR Ravis, GS Chadha, DL Parsons, VK Rangari, N Wright, R J Babu, Drug Dev Ind Pharm, 35, 1113-1120,2009.
  11. Size reduction of WO3 nanoparticles by ultrasound irradiation and its applications in tructural nanocomposites, Vijaya K Rangari, Tarig A Hassan, Quentin Mayo and Shaik Jeelani. Composite Science and Engineering, 69, 2293-2300,2009.
  12. Enhanced Stab Resistance of Flexible Body Armor with Functionalized Silica  Nanoparticles, Hassan Mahfuz, Floria Clements, Vijaya Rangari, Vinod Dhanak and Graham Beamson, Journal of Applied Physics, 105, 064307, 2009.
  13. Reinforcement of SC-15 epoxy with CNT/CNF under high magnetic field: an investigation of mechanical and thermal response, Hassan Mahfuz, Shaik Zainuddin, Martin R. Parker, Tariq Al-Saadi, Vijay K. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani, J Mater Sci, 44:1113–1120, 2009.
  14. Enhancing the properties of nylon 6 filaments with functionalized silica nanoparticles, Hassan Mahfuz, Mohammad Hasan, Vinod Dhanak, Graham Beamson, Justin Stewart, Vijaya Rangari, and Shaik Jeelani. Nanotechnology, 19, 445702-445706, 2008.
  15. Alignment of carbon nanotubes and reinforcing effects in Nylon-6 polymer composite fibers, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohammed Yousuf, Shaik Jeelani, Merlyn X. Pulikkathara and Valery N. Khabashesku , Nanotechnology, 19, 245703-245712, 2008.
  16. Titanium carbide infused phenolic balsa foam nanocomposite, Vijaya K Rangari, Tarig A. Hassan, Clifton.Mayo and Shaik Jeelani, International Journal of Nanoscience, 7, 235-243, 2008.
  17. Fabrication and characterization of high strength Nylon-6/Si3N4 polymer nanocomposites fibers, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohammed Y.Shaik and Shaik Jeelani, Materials Science and Engineering A, 500, 92-97, 2009.
  18. Reinforcement of nylon-6 filaments with SiO2 nanoparticles and comparison of Young's modulus with theoretical bounds, Mahfuz, Hassan; Hasan, Mohammad M.; Rangari, Vijaya K.; Jeelani, Shaik. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 292 (4), 437-444, 2007.
  19. Fabrication and characterization of MWCNT/thermoplastic microsphere nanocomposite foams, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohammad, I, Jeelani Yuanxin Zhou and Shaik Jeelani, International Journal of Nanoscience, 7, 161-169, 2008.
  20. Enhancement of strength and stiffness of epoxy-based composites using nanoparticle infusion and high magnetic fields. Hassan Mahfuz, Shaik Zainuddin, Martin R. Parker, Tariq Al-Saadi,Vijaya K. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani. Materials Letters, 61, 2535–2539, 2007.
  21. Closite Clay Infused Phenolic Foam Nanocomposite Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A.Hassan, Yuanxin Zhou, Hassan Mahfuz1 and Shaik Jeelani. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 103, 308-314, 2007.
  22. On the dynamic response of sandwich composites and their core materials, Hassan Mahfuz, Tonnia Thomas, Vijay Rangari, and Shaik Jeelani, Composites Science and Technology, 66, 2465–2472, 2006.
  23. Preparation of ceria nanoparticles embedded in PMMA using sonochemical technique, Vijaya K. Rangari, D.N. Srivastava, A.Gedanken Materials Letters, 60, 3766-3768, 2006.
  24. Enhancement of strength and stiffness of Nylon 6 filaments through carbon nanotubes reinforcement, Hassan Mahfuza, Ashfaq Adnan, Vijay K. Rangari, Mohammad M. Hasan, Shaik Jeelani, Wendelin J. Wright, and Steven J. DeTeresa, Applied physics Letters 88, 083119, 2006.
  25. Fabrication and evaluation of carbon nano fiber filled carbon/epoxy composite Yuanxin Zhou, Farhana Pervin, Vijaya K. Rangari, Shaik Jeelani, Materials Science and Engineering A 426, 221–228, 2006.
  26. Fabrication and characterization of montmorillonite clay-filled SC-15 epoxy", Yuanxin Zhou, Farhana Pervin, Mohammad A. Biswas, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, Materials Letters, 60 869-873, 2006.
  27. High Strain Rate Response of Sandwich Composites with Nanophased Cores Hassan Mahfuz, Mohammed F.Uddin, Vijaya K Rangari, Mrinal C.Saha, shaik Zainuddin and shaik Jeelani, Applied Composite Materials, 12, 193-211, 2005.
  28. Fabrication, characterization and mechanical properties of nanophassed carbon prepreg laminites, Hassan Mahfuz, Mohammed A.Baseer, Vijaya K.Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, Sampe Journal 41 no 2 March/April-2005.
  29. Testing and Evaluation on the Thermal and Mechanical properties of Carbon Nano Fiber reinforced SC-15 Epoxy, Farhana Pervin, Yuanxin Zhou, Vijay Rangari, and Shaik Jeelani, Materials Science and Engineering A, 405, 246-253, 2005.
  30. Thermal and Mechanical behavior of Polypropylene, Talc-filled Polypropylene and Polypropylene Nanocomposites, Yuanxin Zhou, Vijay Rangari, Hassan Mahfuz, Shaik Jeelani and P. K. Mallick, Materials Science and Engineering A, 402, 109-117, 2005.
  31. Infusion of SiC Nanoparticles into SC-15 Epoxy; an Investigation of Thermal and Mechanical Response Reneé M. Rodgers, Hassan Mahfuz, Vijaya K. Rangari, Nathaniel Chisholm, and Shaik Jeelani, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 290, 423-429, 2005 (selected as cover page)
  32. Manufacturing and Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Polyethylene Filaments and their Composites. Hassan Mahfuz, Ashfaq Adnan, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, International Journal of Nanoscience, 4, No.1, 55–72, 2005. 
  33. Fabrication and mechanical characterization of carbon/SiC–epoxy nanocomposites, Nathaniel Chisholm, Hassan Mahfuz, Vijaya K.Rangari, Adnan Ashfaq, Shaik Jeelani. Composite Structures, 67, 115-124, 2005.
  34. Nano-Structured CdTe, CdS and TiO2 for thin film solar cells applications. R.S.Singh, V.K. Rangari, S.Sangapalli, V.Jayaraman, S.Mahendra and V. P. Singh, Solar energy materials & solar cells, 82, 315–33, 2004.
  35. Characteristics of Nanocrystalline CdS film fabricated by sonochemical, microwave and solution growth methods for solar cell applications, V. P. Singh, R.S.Singh, G.W. Thompson Vivekanand Jayaraman, Sanagapalli and Vijaya K.Rangari. Solar energy materials & solar cell, 81, 293–303, 2004.
  36.  Fabrication, Synthesis and Mechanical Characterization of Nanoparticles Infused Polyurethane Foams, Hassan Mahfuz, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohammad S. Islam and Shaik Jeelani.Composite Part-A 35, 453-460, 2004.
  37. Carbon Whiskers Reinforced Composites and their Tensile Response, Hassan Mahfuz, Ashfaq Adnan, Vijaya K. Rangari, and Shaik Jeelani, Bor Z. Jang Composite Part A- 35, 519-527, 2004.
  38. Response of Sandwich composites with nano-phased Cores under Flexural Loading, Hassan Mahfuz, Muhammad S. Islam, Vijaya K.Rangari, and Shaik Jeelani, Composite Part-B Engineering, 35, 543–550, 2004.
  39. Synthesis and characterization of micro scale zinc oxide-PVA composite by ultrasound irradiation and the effect of composite on the crystal growth of Zinc oxide. R.Vijaya Kumar, R.Elgamiel, Yu.Koltypin, J. Norwig, A.Gedanken. J. Crystal Growth, 250, 409-417, 2003.
  40. Sonochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Ag2S/PVA and CuS/PVA nanocomposite. R.Vijaya Kumar, O.Palchik, Yu, Koltypin, Y.Diamant, A.Gedanken, Ultrasound & Sonochem, 9, 65, 2002.
  41. Preparation and Characterization of Nickel-polystyrene nanocompoiste by ultrasound irradiation, R.Vijaya Kumar, Yu.Koltypin, A.Gedanken, J . Appl. Polymer science, 86, 160,2002.
  42. Fabrication of magnetic nanorods by ultrasound irradiation. R.Vijaya Kumar, Yu. Koltypin, X.N.Xu, Y.Yeshurun, I.Felner, A.Gedanken. J. Appl. Phys, 89, 6324, 2001.
  43. Sonochemical synthesis of crystalline nanoporous Zinc Oxide spheres and its application in dye-sentized solar cells. S.G.Chen, R.Vijaya Kumar, A.Gedanken, and A.Zaban. Israel Journal of chemistry on nanochemistry, 41, 51, 2001.
  44. Sonochemical synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline copper oxide embedded in polyvinyl alcohol and its effect on control crystal growth of copper oxide. R.Vijaya kumar, R. Elgamiel, Y.Diamant, J. Norwig, A.Gedanken. Langmuir, 17(5), 1406, 2001.
  45. Sonochemical synthesis of amorphous Cu and nanocrystalline Cu2O embedded in polyaniline matrix. R.Vijaya Kumar,Y.Mastai, Y.Diamant, A.Gedanken. . Mater. Chem, 11, 1209, 2001.
  46. Sonochemical synthesis and characterisation of nanocrystalline paramelaconite in polyaniline matrix. R.Vijaya Kumar,Y.Mastai, A.Gedanken. Chem. Mater, 12, 3892, 2002.
  47. Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of nanometersize-size transition metal oxides from metal acetates. R.Vijaya Kumar,Y. Diamant, A.Gedanken. Chem.Mater, 12, 2301, 2000.
  48. Preparation of amorphous magnetic nanoparticles embedded in polyvinyl alcohol using ultrasound radiation. R.Vijaya Kumar,Yu.Koltypin, Y.S.Cohen, Yair, Cohen, D.Aurbach,O.Palchik,I.Felner, A.Gedanken. J. Mater. Chem, 10, 1125, 2000.
  49. Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of pure nanometer-sized Fe3O4 particles. R.Vijaya Kumar,Yu.Koltypin, I.Felner, A.Gedanken., Material Science & Engineering A, 286,101, 2000.
  50. Calculation of heats of vaporization of long chain molecules by group contribution method, R.Vijaya Kumar and K. Kishore, Phys.Chem.Liq, 38, 1-7, 2000.
  51. Activity co-efficients and excess Gibbs free energies of propargyl alcohol with trichloroethylene, R.Vijaya Kumar, M.Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao,and D.H.L.  Prasad, Phys.Chem.Liq, 37 345, 1999.
  52. Isobaric vapor liquid equilibria in allylalcohol plus1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane system. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao,and D.H.L. Prasad, Phys.Chem.Liq, 35, 81, 1997.
  53. Activity coefficient and excess Gibbs free energies of allylalcohol with tetrachloroethylene. R.Vijaya Kumar, M.Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, and D.H.L. Prasad, Phy.Chem.Liq, 35, 121, 1997.
  54. Isobaric vapour liquid equilibria in the allylalcohol + 1,1,1-trichloroethane system. R.Vijaya Kumar, M.Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao,and D.H.L. Prasad, Phys.Chem.Liq, 32, 233-237, 1996.
  55. Bubble temperature measurements on 2-propyn-1-ol with 1,2 dichloroethane, 1,1,1 trichloroethane and 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, Y.V.L. Ravikumar and D.H.L. Prasad, J. Chem.Eng. Data, 41,1020-1023, 1996.
  56. Isobaric Vapour liquid equilibria in the allylalcohol +1,2 -dichloroethane system. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, Y.V.L. Ravikumar and D.H.L. Prasad, Phys.Chem.Liq, 32, 177-181, 1996.
  57. Activity co-efficient and excess gibbs free energies of allylalcohol with trichloroethylene, R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, Y.V.L. Ravikumar and D.H.L. Prasad, Thermochimica Acta, 287, 7-11, 1996.
  58. Excess enthalpies of binary mixtures of 2-propyn-1-ol with chloroalkanes and chloroalkenes at 298.15K. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, and A.Rajiah, Phys.Chem.Liq, 31, 33-37, 1996.
  59. Excess volumes, speed of sound and Isentropic compressibilities of 2-propyn-1-ol+1.2- dichloroethane +1,1,1trichloroethane +1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane + and trichloroethylene at 303.15K. R.Vijaya Kumar, Viswanathan, and M. Ananda Rao, J.Chem.Eng.Data, 41,755-757, 1996.
  60. Excess molar Enthalpies of chloroalkanes or chloroalkenes +2-propyn -1-ol at 298.15K. R Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, M.Venkateshwara Rao, and D.H.L. Prasad, J.Chem.Eng.Data, 41, 1056-1057, 1995.
  61. Excess molar Enthalpies of chloroalkanes or chloroalkenes +Benzylalcohol at 298.15K. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, A.Rajiah and M.Venkateshwara Rao, J.Chem.Eng.Data, 40,99-101, 1995.
  62. Excess volume, speed of sound and Isentropic compressibilities of 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane with methanol at 303.15K. R.Vijaya Kumar, M. Ananda Rao, and M.Venkateshwara Rao, Phys.Chem.Liq, 28, 171-175, 1994.

Conference Papers: (73)

  1. Synthesis of ZnO/CNTs hybrid nanoparticles and their reinforcement in Nylon-6 polymer fibers, Vijaya K. Rangari, M.Ghouse, Seyhan Boyoglu and Shaik Jeelani, ACCM-7 (The 7th Asian-Australian Conference on Composite Materials) Nov 15-18, 2010, Taipei, Taiwan.
  2. Bio-based Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles and their polymer nanocomposites, Tarig A. Hassan, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, ICNP, September 24-26, 2010, Kottayam, Kerala , India.
  3. Synthesis of Au and Au/Cu alloy nanoparticles on multiwalled carbon nanotubes by using microwave irradiation, Vijaya K Rangari, Sanchita Dey    and Shaik Jeelani, 18th Congress IFHTSE, July, 26 to 30th , 2010, in Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil. 
  4. Synthesis and microscopic characterization of metal and metal alloy nanoparticles coated CNTs hybrid composites, V.K.Rangari, Sanchita  Dey,  and S. Jeelani, M&M (Microscopy and Microanalysis), August1-5, 2010, Portland, OR.
  5. Alignment of Si3N4 nanorods in Polypropylene single fibers,  V.K. Rangari, M. Yousuf, S. Jeelani, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  6. Mechanochemical and Sonochemical Synthesis of Bio Based Nanoparticles T.A. Hassan, V.K. Rangari, V. Fallon, Y. Farooq, S. Jeelani, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  7. CNT and Silver-CNT Nanoparticles provide immune responses against RSV S. Boyoglu, L. Adiani, C. Boyoglu, M. Mishra, V. Rangari, V. Dennis, S.R. Singh, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  8. High Strain Rate Compression Behavior of Conventional and CNF-Filled-Nanophased Glass/Polyester Composites M.K. Hossain, M.E. Hossain, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  9. Fabrication and Thermomechanical Characterization of CNF-Filled Polyester and E-Glass/Polyester Nanophased Composites M.K. Hossain, M.E. Hossain, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  10. Surface Modification and Performance Analysis of Jute Based Nanophased Green Composite, M.K. Hossain, M.W. Dewan, M. Hosur, S. Jeelani, V. Rangari, Nanotech June 21-24, 2010, Anaheim, CA. 
  11. Synthesis and characterization of Ag/CNTs and their polymer nanocomposites, V K Rangari, Sanchita Dey  and S Jeellani, SAMPE-2010, May 17-20, 2010, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
  12. Synthesis and characterization of eggshell/polylite bio nanocomposites, Tarig A. Hassan, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani, SAMPE-2010, May 17-20, 2010, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
  13. Synthesis and XPS characterization of SiC/Polyhedral oligomeric sil-sesquioxane, Vijaya K. Rangari , Md. Reza-E-Rabby, Shaik Jeelani, SAMPE-2010, May 17-20, 2010, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
  14. Decoration of Ag-Cu nanoparticles on Multiwalled carbon nanotubes and their applications in polymer composites, Vijaya K Rangari,   Sanchita Dey and Shaik Jeelani, MRS Spring, April 5-9, 2010, San Francisco, CA.
  15. Synthesis, Fabrication, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Eggshell Based Bio-Nanocomposites,  Tarig Hassan, Vijaya K Ragnari and Shaik Jeelani, Gordon Research Conference – Composites, January,17-22, 2010, Ventura, CA.
  16. Synthesis, characterization and analysis of iron oxide –paclitaxel microspheres, N. Wright Bolden, V. Rangari, S. Jeelani, S. Boyoglu, J. Babu,  Gordon Research Conference – Composites, January,17-22, 2010, Ventura, CA.
  17. Fabrication and characterizastion of high strength nanocomposite single fibers for multifunctional applications. Vijaya K. Rangari, M.Ghouse and Shaik Jeelani, INDO-US WORKSHOP ON NANOTECHNOLOGY: APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad November 10-12, 2009.
  18. Sonochemical Synthesis and Characterization of Bio-Based Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles,  Tarig Hassan, Vijaya K Ragnari and Shaik Jeelani,  MRS Fall Meeting, Nov 30-Dec 4, 2009, Boston, MA.
  19. Fabrication and Characterization of High Strength Antimicrobial Nanocomposite Fibers, Vijaya k Rangari, M. Ghouse, Shaik Jeelani, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Nov 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Visa, FL.
  20. Growth mechanism of MWCNTs using nanoparticles as catalysts  Vijaya K Rangari, Rahman Samsur, Shaik Jeelani, Joint Canadian-American Society for Composites—Twenty-fourth Technical Conference, Sept 15-17 2009, University of Delaware, Delaware.
  21. Synthesis, Comparative Study of Thermal and Microwave cured Epon862/CNFs Nanocomposites, Vijaya K. Rangri, Mohammad S. Bhuyan, Shaik Jeelani, ICCM-17 17th International Conference on Composite Materials 27 Jul 2009 - 31 Jul 2009, Edinburgh International, Convention Centre (EICC), Edinburgh, UK. 
  22. Synthesis of drug loaded iron oxide nanoparticles, N Wright Bolden, V. Rangari, S. Jeelani, ICCM-17 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, 27 Jul 2009 -31 Jul 2009, Edinburgh International Convention Centre (EICC), Edinburgh, UK. 
  23. Fabrication of Nylon Nano Diamond Coated MWCNT Composite Fibers, V. K. Rangari, G. M. Mohammad, S. Jeelani, Y. U.Butenko,; V. R. Dhanak, SAMPE '09 Conference and Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-21, 2009. 
  24. Synthesis and Characterization of Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles Derived from Eggshell, V. Rangari, T. A. Hassan, V. K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, SAMPE '09 Conference and Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-21, 2009. 
  25. Synthesis and Characterization of Drug coated Magnetic Nanoparticles, V. Rangari, N. W. Bolden, V. K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, SAMPE '2009 Conference and Exhibition, Baltimore, Maryland, May 18-21, 2009. 
  26. Silver Coated Carbon Nanotubes Inhibit RSV Infection, L. Adiani, P. Subbarayan, S. Boyoglu, K. Vig, S. Pillai, V. Rangari, S.R. Singh, Nanotech Conference & Expo, George R.Brown Convention Center, May 3-7, 2009, Houston, TX. 
  27. Respiratory Syncytial Virus Inhibition by Gold and Titanium Nanoparticles K. Vig, S. Boyoglu, V. Rangari, S. Pillai, S.R. Singh, Nanotech Conference & Expo, George R.Brown Convention Center, May 3-7, 2009, Houston, TX. 
  28. Antimicrobial properties of silver coated CNT, D. Ashour, P. Subbarayan, L. Adiani, S. Boyoglu, G. Mohammad, V. Rangari, S. Jeelani, S. Ram Singh, S. Pillai, Nanotech Conference & Expo, George R.Brown Convention Center, May 3-7, 2009, Houston, TX. 
  29. Synthesis and Characterization of Calcium Silicate via mechanochemical and Sonochemical method, T.A. Hassan, V.K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, Nanotech Conference & Expo, George R.Brown Convention Center, May 3-7, 2009, Houston, TX. 
  30. Synthesis of Bio Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles by Size Reduction of Eggshell, Tarig Hassan, Vijaya K Ragnari and Shaik Jeelani,  MRS Spring Meeting, April, 13-17, 2009, San Francisco, CA. 
  31. Synthesis, Thermal and Mechanical characterization of Microwave cured Epoxy/CNTs nanocomposites, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohmmad S. Bhuyan and Shaik Jeelani, ICCST/7 – Seventh International Conference on Ccomposite Science and Technology Jan, 20-22, 2009 - SHARJAH, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. 
  32. Thermal and mechanical characterization of polymer nanocomposites of Si3N4/ Polypropylene fibers, Vijay K. Rangari, M.Yousuf, M.Ghouse and Shaik Jeelani, ISAMPE National Conference on Composites : INCCOM-7, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore-17 (NAL's Golden Jubilee Year 2008-09). 
  33. Microwave processing and charactering of Epoxy 862/CNT nanocomposites, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohmmad S. Bhuyan and Shaik Jeelani, SAMPADA-2008, Dec 8th 12, University of Pune, India. 
  34. Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Foam Core Materials Containing POSS/Expandable Thermoplastic Microspheres – SAMPE Spring Conference and Exhibition, May 16-21, 2008, Long Beach, CA.SAMPE 2008. 
  35. Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of Shear Thickening Fluid/Kevlar Composite for Body Armor Application, Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A. Hassan and Shaik Jeelani. SAMPE '08 Long Beach, Material and Process Innovations: Changing our World, May 16-21, 2008. 
  36. Fabrication of Nylon nanocomposite fibers for Antimicrobial Textile applications, Vijaya K. Rangari G. M. Mohammad, S. Jeelani. The 2nd International Conference on Heterogeneous Materials Mechanics (ICHMM-2008) June 3-8, 2008 Huangshan, China. 
  37. Synthesis of Nylon/CNT/Ag fiber for antimicrobial textile applications. Vijaya K. Rangari, Ghouse, M. Mohammal , Shaik Jeelani, Komal Vig, Seyhan Boyoglu, Shree Ram Singh, and Shreekumar Pillai Force Health Protection -- Prevention is the Key, 11th Annual Force Health Protection Conference, Albuquerque Convention Center Albuquerque, New Mexico 9 - 15 August 2008. 
  38. Characterization of nanocomposite materials using electron microscopy V.K.Rangari, M.Y.Shaik, and S. Jeelani, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2008 Meeting, August 3-7, 2008, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  39. Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles and its applications in drug delivery systems N. Wright Bolden, V. Rangari, S. Jeelani, Tuskegee University, US NSTI, NanotechJune 1-5, Boston-2008. 
  40. Evaluation of Nanoencapsulated DNA Vaccine for RSV, S. Boyoglu, K. Vig, V. Rangari, S. Pillai, V. Dennis, S.R. Singh, Alabama State University, US, NSTI, NanotechJune 1-5, Boston-2008. 
  41. Use of Nanoparticles as Therapy for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Inhibition K. Vig, S. Boyoglu, V. Rangari, L. Sun, A. Singh, S. Pillai, S.R. Singh, Alabama State University, US, NSTI, NanotechJune 1-5, Boston-2008. 
  42. Thermal and Mechanical Response of POSS coated Nanophased expandable foam core materials, W.D. Jones, V.K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, Tuskegee University, US, NSTI, NanotechJune 1-5, Boston-2008. 
  43. In-situ synthesis of Cu nanoparticles on MWCNTS using Microwave irradiation V.K. Rangari, S. Dey, S. Jeelani, Tuskegee University, US, NSTI, NanotechJune 1-5, Boston-2008. 
  44. Filament extrusion process, thermal and mechanical characterization of nylon6-and Silicon carbide coated Silicon nitride nanoparticle, Vijay K. Rangari*, M.Yousuf and Shaik Jeelani. Proceedings of International and INCCOM-6 Conference Future Trends in Composite Materials and Processing, December 12-14, 2007, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. 
  45. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Epoxy based Composites with POSS modifiedCarbon Nanotubes. Wanda D. Jones, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani..SAMPE- Oct 29th – 1 Nov. 2007. 
  46. Thermal and Mechanical Properties of SiC/SiO2 Epoxy Nanocomposite Vijaya K. Rangari, Fredrick Baker, Tarig A. Hassan and Shaik Jeelani. CANCOM-2007, Winnipeg, Canada. 
  47. Effect of ultrasound on tungsten oxide nanoparticles and its applications in epoxy nanocomposites. Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A. Hassan, Quentin Mayo and Shaik Jeelani. ICCM-16-2007, Kyoto, Japan. 
  48. Titanium Carbide Infused Phenolic Balsa Foam Nanocomposite, Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A. Hassan, Clifton Mayo and Shaik Jeelani. Plasticity 2007:Alyeska(Alaska), June 2-6, 2007. 
  49. Decoration of carbon nanotubes with magnetite nanoparticles and its applications in polymer composites. Wanda D. Jones, Vijaya K. Rangari and Shaik Jeelani. Sampe-2007, Baltimore, June 7. 
  50. Synthesis and Characterization of Shear Thickening Fluid for Body Armor applications. Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A. Hassan and Shaik Jeelani. Sampe-2007, Baltimore, June 7. 
  51. Filament Extrusion Process, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Nylon-6 and Silicon nitride Nanocomposite. Vijaya K. Rangari, M.Yousuf H.Mahfuz and Shaik Jeelani, ASME, Chigago,2006. 
  52. Fabrication, thermal and mechanical characterization of silicon carbide expandable nanocompoiste. Vijaya Rangari, Tiffianni Watson and Shaik Jeelani, 2006 Multifunctional Nano composite International Conference Septermber 20-22, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, Honolulu. 
  53. Fabrication, thermal and mechanical characterization of carbon nanotube infused noto thermoplastic expandable microspheres, Vijaya K. Rangari, Mohammad M. Hasan, Mohammad, I, Jeelani, Yuanxin Zhou and Shaik Jeelani- AMPT-Losvegas, 2006. 
  54. Synthesis of Shear Thickening Fluid Using Sonochemical Method Vijaya K. Rangari, Tarig A.Hassan, H. Mahfuz and Shaik Jeelani, Nanotech 2006 Vol. 2 Technical Proceedings of the 2006 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade show vol 2 page 893. 
  55. Synthesis, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Cloisite clay Infused Phenolic foams, Vijay K. Rangari, Tarig A.Hassan, Yuanxin Zhou and Shaik Jeelani- Sampe-2006.Long Beach, CA. 
  56. Sonochemical and microwave synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles I. U. Abhulimen, X-B Chen, J. L. Morrison, V. K. Rangari, L. Bergman, and K. Das, MRS-spring meeting SanFrancisco, CA, 2005. 
  57. Infusion of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanofibers into SC-15 epoxy: An investigation of the influence of high magnetic fields, H. Mahfuz, S. Zainuddin, Vijay K. Rangari, S. Jeelani, M. R. Parker, T. Al-Saadi, SAMPE 2005 - Long Beach, CA. 
  58. A study of sonochemically synthesized ZnO nanoparticles I. U. Abhulimen, X-B Chen, J. L. Morrison, V. K. Rangari, L. Bergman, and K. Das, 5th Geoprgia Tech conference on Nanoscience and nanotechnology Nov-2004. 
  59. Microwave Curing and Characterization Nanoclay Reinforced Epoxy. M. V Hosur, M.K.John, Anand Menon, Vijaya K.Rangari, Jeelani - ASME-2004. 
  60. Studies on the Microwave Curing and Characterization of SC-15 Epoxy Reinforced with ZnO Nanoparticles- M.V.Hosur, M. K. John, V. K. Rangari, C. Miller, S.Jeelani ASC-2004. 
  61. On the Processability of Nanophased Compsoites Using Microwave, M.V.Hosur, M.K.John, V.K.Rangari, S. Jeelani Proceedings of SECTAM XXII, Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, August 15-17, 2004, Tuskegee, AL. 
  62. Effects of Micron and Nanosized SiC Particles on the Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites," Mahfuz, H., Ashfaq, A., Rangari, V.K, Jasiuk, I. and Jeelani, S., CD Proc. American Society for Composites 18th Annual Tech. Conf., Gainesville, Florida,  October 19-22, 2003, Paper 238. 
  63. Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Filaments and their composites," Mahfuz, H., Ashfaq, A., Rangari, V.K, and Jeelani, S., presented at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Washington, DC, November 15-21, 2003. 
  64. Synthesis, Processing, and Mechanical Characterization of Epoxy-Protein Nanocomposites," Gorenstein, N. Friedman, A., Mahfuz, H., Ashfaq, A., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani, S., CD Proc. American Society for Composites, 18th Annual Tech. Conf., Gainesville, Florida, October 19-22, 2003, Paper 240. 
  65. Effects of Micron and Nanosized SiC Particles on the Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Nanocomposites," Mahfuz, H., Ashfaq, A., Rangari, V.K, Jasiuk, I. and Jeelani, S., CD Proc. American Society for Composites 18th Annual Tech. Conf., Gainesville, Florida, October 19-22, 2003, Paper 238. 
  66. Processing Synthesis and Flexural Characterization of Nanophased Polyurethane Foams, Mahfuz, H., Islam, M., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani, S., CD Proc. American Society for Composites 18th Annual Tech. Conf., Gainesville, Florida, October 19-22, 2003, Paper 220. 
  67. Carbon nano-whisker reinforced composites: manufacturing and characterization, Mahfuz, H. Adnan, A., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani, S., 2003 SEM Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Charlotte, NC, preprint 199, June 2-4, 2003. 
  68. Carbon nanoparticles/whiskers reinforced composites and their tensile response, Mahfuz, H., Adnan, A., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani, S., 48th International SAMPE Symposium, May 11-15, 2003, Vol. 48, pp. 2559-2571. 
  69. Recent Advances in Structural Nanocomposites, Mahfuz, H., Chisholm, N., Ashfaq, A., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani Keynote Lecture, 2nd BSME-ASME International Conference, January 2-4, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol-1, pp. 82-101. 
  70. Dynamic Response of Sandwich Composites, Keynote Lecture, International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2003), Mahfuz, H., Thomas, T., Rangari, V.K, Islam, M. and Jeelani, S., December 26-28, 2003, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Vol. 1, pp. 1-10. 
  71. Fabrication, Synthesis and Cyclic Response of Nanophased Sandwich Composites, Mahfuz, H., Islam, M, Rangari, V.K, and Jeelani, S., presented at the 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Washington, DC, November 15-21, 2003. 
  72. On the Dynamic Response of Sandwich Composites and their Core Materials, Invited lecture on the Symposium in honor of Professor C.T. Sun at the American Society for Composites, 18th Annual Tech. Conf., Mahfuz, H., Thomas, T., Rangari, V.K., Islam, M. and Jeelani, S Gainesville, Florida, October 19-22, 2003. 
  73. Tensile response of carbon nanocomposites, Mahfuz, H., Adnan, A., Rangari, V.K. and Jeelani, S., 14th Intl. Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-14), San Diego, CA, Preprints 2422, July 14-18, 2003.

Community Service

  1. 2005 – 2006 President, India Cultural Association of East Alabama

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS), Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
  • Society for Advancement in Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Member
  • Materials Research Society (MRS), Member
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member
  • Nature Reader Panel Member,

Journal Editorial Board Member:

Journal of Thermodynamics & Catalysis, OMICS Publishing Group

Students Graduated:

  1. Wanda Jones (Ph.D)-2009, Research topic: Surface modification CNT and its application in epoxy based composite materials.
  2. Tarig Hassan (Ph.D)-2010, Research topic: Synthesis, Fabrication, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of Bio-Nanocomposites.
  3. Mohammad S. Buyan (M.S), Research topic: Microwave cure behavior of nanocomposite materials for structural applications.
  4. Ghouse Mohiuddin Mohammed (M.S), Research topic: Synthesis and Fabrication of Nylon-6 Nano Composite Fibers for Antimicrobial, UV absorbing  Textile Applications.
  5. Sachita Dey (M.S.) Research topic: Microwave Synthesis and Decoration of Metal and Metal Alloy Nanoparticles on CNTs and Their Effect on Thermoset Polymer Composites
  6. Mohammed Y.Shaik (M.S), Research topic: Alignment of acicular nanoparticles in polymer filaments and its thermal and mechanical characterization. 
  7. Tarig Hassan (M.S), Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of shear thickening fluid for body armor applications.

Current Students:

  1. Nydeia Wright Bolden(Ph.D)-2011, Research topic: Synthesis and characterization magnetic nanoparticles fo drug delivery Applications. 
  2. Myisha Roberson(Ph.D), Research topic: Synthesis, and characterization of nanoparticles for biological application.
  3. Vitus Apalangya(Ph.D), Research topic: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications of Bio Inspired Nanomaterials. 
  4. Garry Ware(Ph.D), Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles infused polymer blends
  5. Diane Render(Ph.D) Research topic: Nanoparticles infused elastomers for coating applications. 
  6. Twaskia Johnson(Ph.D), Research topic: Synthesis and characterization of quantum dots of optical materials. 
  7. Abiola Gaines (M.S), Research topic: Synthesis, characterization and applications of silica infused PMMA nanocomposite films.
  8. Arifa Parveen(M.S), Research topic: crystal growth of magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery applications. 
  9. David James(M.S), Research topic: Fabrication of silica coated SiC nanoparticles infused PP nanocomposites through extrusion process.
  10. Samera Shaik (M.S.), Research topic: Biological applications of gold nanoparticles.