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Zivani Varanaraja

PhD Course: Chemistry (P-F1P0)

Duration: 2020 - 2024

MSc Course: Chemistry with Scientific Writing

Duration: 2019 - 2020

Zivani Varanaraja

Email: z.varanaraja@warwick.ac.uk 

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Academic Background

BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry (2016-2019), The University of Warwick

Zivani Varanaraja

MSc Chemistry with Scientific Writing (2019-2020), The University of Warwick

Modules: Polymer Laboratories, Focused Scientific Writing, Extended Scientific Writing, Science Communication, Polymers in the Real World, Team Research Project: Real World Analysis, Thinking Water (IL905) and Research Project.

PhD Polymer Chemistry (2020-2024), Becer Research Group, The University of Warwick

Master's Project
Supervisor: Professor Remzi Becer

1. Literature review titled "Poly(2-oxazine)s: A comprehensive overview of the polymer structures, physical properties and applications"

A review on poly(2-oxazine)s (POz) was written and published. The aim of the review was to deliver an overview on the chemistry of 2-oxazines and its polymerisation, as well as a comprehensive summary of all POz homo- and copolymers to date.

2. Project

MSc project was centred on the copolymerisation and homopolymerisation of 2-oxazolines and 2-oxazines. Specifically, it focused on investigating how the R group on the oxazine affected the rate of homopolymerisation and copolymerisation with 2-oxazoline. Soy-based 2-oxazoline monomer (FaOx), soy-based 2-oxazine monomer (FaOz) and 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline (EtOx) were studied.

PhD Project
Supervisor: Professor Remzi Becer
Infineum UK Ltd. | ADBA | Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association

PhD project is funded by Infineum and is focusing on synthesizing 2-oxazoline/2-oxazine polymers with specific functionality.

Publications:

1. Z.Varanaraja, J.Kim, R.Becer, Eur. Polym. J., 2021, 147Link opens in a new window

2. Z.Varanaraja, N.Hollingsworth, R.Green, R.Becer, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater., 2023, 5, 5158–5168Link opens in a new window 

3. J.Lefley, Z.Varanaraja, B.A.Drain, S.Huband, J.Beament, R.Becer, Polym. Chem., 2023Link opens in a new window