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Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin

Sep 1 2012Aug 3 2015

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin

Aug 2 2006Aug 31 2012


  • Block Polymers
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Polymers
  • Surfactants
  • Electrolytes
  • Membranes
  • Self-Assembly

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Projects 2015 2020

Graft copolymers
PL 732
Phase behavior
Block copolymers
Liquid Crystals
Crystal structure
honors and awards
composite polymers
Liquid Crystals
Self assembly

Research Output 1999 2018

Nanoporous Polymer Networks Templated by Gemini Surfactant Lyotropic Liquid Crystals

Jennings, J., Green, B., Mann, T. J., Guymon, C. A. & Mahanthappa, M. K. Jan 9 2018 In : Chemistry of Materials. 30, 1, p. 185-196 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Supramolecular chemistry
Nematic liquid crystals
Solvent extraction
2 Citations

Ab Initio Modeling of Electrolyte Molecule Ethylene Carbonate Decomposition Reaction on Li(Ni,Mn,Co)O2 Cathode Surface

Xu, S., Luo, G., Jacobs, R., Fang, S., Mahanthappa, M. K., Hamers, R. J. & Morgan, D. Jun 21 2017 In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9, 24, p. 20545-20553 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

2 Citations

Electrostatic interactions govern "odd/Even" effects in water-induced gemini surfactant self-assembly

Mantha, S., McDaniel, J. G., Perroni, D. V., Mahanthappa, M. K. & Yethiraj, A. Jan 1 2017 In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 121, 3, p. 565-576 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

self assembly
3 Citations

Low-symmetry sphere packings of simple surfactant micelles induced by ionic sphericity

Kim, S. A., Jeong, K. J., Yethiraj, A. & Mahanthappa, M. K. Apr 18 2017 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 16, p. 4072-4077 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Surface-Active Agents
Molecular Dynamics Simulation
Static Electricity

Order and Disorder in High x/Low N, Broad Dispersity ABA Triblock Polymers

Schmitt, A. K. & Mahanthappa, M. K. Sep 12 2017 In : Macromolecules. 50, 17, p. 6779-6787 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

X ray scattering
Self assembly
Mean field theory
Polymer melts


John H. Dillon Medal

Mahesh Mahanthappa (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)