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George John
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Phone: (212)650-8353
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., University of Kerala, India
Research Interests: Organic Materials, Bio-Nanotechnology and Green Chemistry

Research interests:

Professor John's current research includes biobased organic synthesis, self-assembled soft materials (vesicles, liquid crystals, helices, tubes and gel systems) for functional applications, understanding growth mechanisms of nanostructures and designing new structures and multifunctional nanocomposites.


Vemula, P., John, G. ‘Crops: A Green Approach toward Self-Assembled Soft Materials’ Accounts of Chemical Research 41, 769-782, (2008).

Vemula, P., Douglas, K., Achong, C., Kumar, A., Ajayan, P., John. G. ‘Autoxidation Induced Metal Nanoparticles Synthesis in Biobased Polymeric Systems: A Sustainable Approach in Hybrid Materials Development’ Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy (in press). Selected for Front cover page feature.

Kumar, A., Vemula, P., Ajayan, P. M., John, G. ‘Silver Nanoparticles Embedded Anti-microbial Paints Based on Vegetable Oil’. Nature Materials, 7, 236-241 (2008). News in Scientific American Magazine.

emula, P. K., Mallia, V., Bizati, K., John, G. ‘Cholesterol Phenoxy Hexanoate Mesogens: Effect of meta Substituents on Their Liquid Crystalline Behavior and In Situ Metal Nanoparticle Synthesis’ Chem Mater. 19, 5203-5206 (2007).