Subramanian Ramakrishnan
Associate Professor
(850) 410-6159


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanoscience Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002-2005
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 2001-2002
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1995

Research Interests

  • Colloidal Science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanoparticle synthesis and self-assembly
  • Rheology of Complex Fluids
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Bioseparations

Professional Affiliations & Qualifications

  • Department Graduate Committee
  • Reviewer, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Macromolecules, Langmuir

Professional Membership

  • Member of Society of Rheology
  • Member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of American Chemical Society


Selected Peer-reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. S. Ramakrishnan, J. Collier, R. Oyetunji, B. Stutts and R. Burnett, "Enzymatic Hydrolysis of cellulose dissolved in N-methyl morpholine oxide/water solutions", Bioresource Technology (accepted).
  2. S. Ramakrishnan, S. A. Shah, L. Ruggeri, Y. L. Chen, K. S. Schweizer and C. F. Zukoski, "Collective diffusion in colloid-polymer suspensions: Relative role of thermodynamics and hydrodynamics", Langmuir, Vol 25, pp 10507-10514 (2009).
  3. B. Chung, S. Ramakrishnan, R. Bandyopadhyay, D. Liang, C. F. Zukoski, J. L. Harden and R. L. Leheny, "Microscopic dynamics of recovery in sheared depletion gels", Physical Review Letters, Vol 96(22), pp 223801: 1-4 (2006).
  4. S. Ramakrishnan, V. Gopalakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Clustering and mechanics in dense depletion and thermal gels", Langmuir, Vol 21(22), pp 9917 - 9925 (2005).
  5. A. J. Kiss, A. Y. Mirarefi, S. Ramakrishnan, C. F. Zukoski, C. H. C. Cheng and A. L. De Vries, "Cold stable eye lens crystallins of the Antartic Nototheniid toothfish Dissocstichus Mawsoni", Journal of Experimental Biology, Vol 207, pp 4633 - 4649 (2004).

Book Chapters:

  1. S. Ramakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Phase behavior of nanoparticle suspensions", In: J. A. Schwartz, C. I. Contescu and K. Putyera, editors, "Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", Marcel Dekker Inc., pp 2813 - 2824 (2004).
  2. S. Ramakrishnan and C. F. Zukoski, "Processing of monodisperse particles", In: H. Kozuka, editor "Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology", Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 417 - 455 (2005).