Sanjay Rastogi

Professor, chemical Engineering 

Physical Science and Engineering Division


Education Profile

  • 1982 - 1987 PhD Lucknow University, Lucknow, India1987-1992
  • Post doctoral fellow - Bristol University, England, UK2013 - 2015
  • Executive MBA - Rotterdam School of Management, The Netherlands (funded by a Dutch company)

Research Interests

Professor Rastogi research interest is in tailoring molecular configuration during polymer synthesis with the aim to achieve unprecedented mechanical properties. The polymers having functionalities are processed to achieve recyclable products of societal requirement. In this process, he follows morphological and structure developments at the molecular length scale, under defined quiescent and flow conditions, and investigates the underlying thermodynamics in both melt and solid-state. His group makes use of several advanced characterization techniques and eco-friendly processing methods, including additive manufacturing of polymers.

Selected Publications

  • Pressure induced amorphization and disordering on cooling in a crystalline polymer. S. Rastogi, M. Newman, A. Keller; Nature (London) 1991, 353, 55-57.
  • Morphological implications on interphase linking crystalline and amorphous regions in semi-crystalline polymers; S. Rastogi, A.E. Terry; Advances in Polymer Science 2005, volume 180, 161-194.
  • Self-organization of oligopeptides obtained on dissolution of feather keratins in superheated water; Jie Yin, Sanjay Rastogi, Ann E. Terry, and Crisan Popescu; Biomacromolecules 2007, 8, 800-806
  • Heterogeneity in polymer melts Sanjay Rastogi, Dirk Lippits, Gerrit Peters, Robert Graf, Yao Yefeng, Hans Spiess; Nature Materials 2005, 4, 635-641.
  • A novel route to fatigue resistant fully sintered UHMW-PE for knee-prosthesis; S Rastogi, L Kurelec, D Lippits, P Lemstra; Biomacromolecules 2005, 6(2) pp 942 – 947
  • Melting Kinetics in Polymers; Dirk Lippits, Sanjay Rastogi, Gunther Hoehne, Physical Review Letters 2006, 96, 218303-218307.
  • Crystallization and dissolution of flow induced precursors; Balzano, L., Kukalyekar, N., Rastogi, S., Peters, G.W.M. and Chadwick, J.C., Physical Review Letters 2008, 100(4), 48302-4.
  • Unprecedented high-modulus high-strength tapes and films of ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene via solvent-free route, Rastogi, S., Yao, Y., Ronca, S., Bos, J.,Van der Eeem, J., Macromolecules 2011, 44, 5558-5568.
  • Stress relaxation in the nonequilibrium state of a polymer melt; EA Andablo-Reyes, EL de Boer, D Romano, S Rastogi; Journal of Rheology 2014; 58 (6), 1981-1991
  • A study on the stability of the stress response of nonequilibrium ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene melts during oscillatory shear flow; EA Andablo-Reyes, D Auhl, EL de Boer, D Romano, S Rastogi; Journal of Rheology 2017, 61 (3), 503-513
  • Importance of Viscosity Control for Recyclable Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites; Gijs W de Kort, Sarah Saidi, Daniel Hermida-Merino, Nils Leoné, Varun Srinivas, Sanjay Rastogi, Carolus HRM Wilsens. Macromolecules 2020, 53(15), 6690-6702
  • Interfacial stereo-complexation in heterogeneous polymer powder formulations for reinforcing (laser) sintered welds; V Srinivas, F Bertella, CSJ van Hooy-Corstjens, B van Leeuwen,et al. Additive Manufacturing 2020, 101665.