Sudheendran Mavila
Postdoctoral Research Associate


Ph.D., Polymer Chemistry, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 2011 

Research Interests

Sequence controlled polymers and relevant polymerization reactions. 


  • Intramolecular cross-linking methodologies for the synthesis of polymer nanoparticles, Mavila, S.; Eivgi, O.; Berkovich, I.; Lemcoff, N. G. Chem. Rev., 2016, 116, 878-961.
  • A general approach to mono- and bimetallic organobimetallic nanoparticles, Mavila, S.; Rozenberg, I.; Lemcoff, N. G. Chem. Sci.2014, 5, 4196-4203.
  • Polycyclooctadiene complexes of rhodium(I): direct access to organometallic nanoparticles, Mavila, S.; Diesendruck, C. E.; Linde, S.; Amir, L.; Shilker, R.; Lemcoff, N.G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 5767-5770.
  • Heterogenization of ferrocene palladacycle catalysts on ROMP-derived monolithic supports and application to a Michael addition, Mavila, S.; Eitel, S. H.; Naumann, S.; Buchmeiser, M. R.; and Peters, R. New. J. Chem. 2014, 38, 5597-5607.
  • Cyclopolymerization-derived block-copolymers of 4,4-bis(octyloxymethyl)-1,6-heptadiyne with 4,4-dipropargyl malonodinitrile for use in photovoltaics, Mavila, S.; Horecha, M.; Kiriy, A.; Gevorgyan, S. A.; Krebs, F. C.; and Buchmeiser, M. R. Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 1590-1599.
  • A continuous bioreactor prepared via the immobilization of trypsin on aldehyde functionalized, ring-opening metathesis polymerization-derived monoliths, Mavila, S.; Buchmeiser, M. R. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9601-9607.
  • Single-chain polybutadiene organometallic nanoparticles: an experimental and theoretical study, Berkovich, I.; Mavila, S.; Iliashevsky, O.; Kozuch, S.; Lemcoff, N. G. Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 1773-1778.
  • Regioselective chromatic orthogonality with light activated metathesis catalysts, Levin, E.; Mavila, S.; Eivgi, O.; Tzur, E.; Lemcoff, N. G. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, 12384 -12388.
  • p-doping and fiber spinning of poly(heptadiyne)s, Anderson, E. B.; Santhosh Kumar, P.; Schawaller, D.; Mavila, S.; Voss, M.; Freyer, A.; Knolle, W.; Hermanutz, F.; and Buchmeiser, M. R. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2013, 214, 1047-1051.

Book Chapter

  • Mavila, S.; Lemcoff, N.G., N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Ruthenium Complexes: A Striking Breakthrough in Metathesis Reactions, N-Heterocyclic Carbenes - Effective Tools for Organometallic Synthesis, Edited by Steven P. Nolan, 2014, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. ISBN: 978-3-527-33490-2