- Dr. Pushpamalar Janarthanan -

“Always exceed expectations”

  1. Patent on "A polymeric film"- Pushpamalar Janarthanan, Saravanan Muniyandy and Thenapakiam Sathasivam (2020)- submitted to Intellectual               Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) on 30th November 2020 and the application number is PI2020006332. 
Scholarly Journals
  1. N. A. Dahlan, S. Y. Teow, Y. Y. Lim, Pushpamalar, J., (2021) “Modulating carboxymethylcellulose-based hydrogels with superior mechanical and rheological properties for future biomedical applications, Express Polymer Letters, in press.

  2. Shaveta Sharma, Thenapakiam Sathasivam, Pooja Rawat, Pushpamalar, J., (2021) Lycopene-Loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carrier from Carboxymethyl Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Cellulose for Topical Administration, Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications, in press.

  3. Saravanan, M.,  Pushpamalar, J., and Thenapakiam, S. (2020) AlCl3 cross-linked and spray dried carboxymethyl sago cellulose microspheres as potential carriers for the enteric delivery, Journal of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, 8, 21-31.

  4. Govindasamy, K., Dahlan, N. A., Janarthanan, P., Goh, K. L., Chai, S.-P., and Pasbakhsh, P. (2020) Electrospun chitosan/polyethylene-oxide (PEO)/halloysites (HAL) membranes for bone regeneration applications. Applied Clay Science, 190, 105601.

  5. Sivasankarapillai, V. S., Vishnu Kirthi, A., Akksadha, M., Indu, S., Dhiviya Dharshini, U., Pushpamalar, J., and Karthik, L. (2020) Recent advancements in the applications of carbon nanodots: exploring the rising star of nanotechnology. Nanoscale Advances , 2, 1760-1773.

  6. Tan, H.-L., Kai, D., Pasbakhsh, P., Teow, S.-Y., Lim, Y.-Y., and Pushpamalar, J. (2020) Electrospun cellulose acetate butyrate/polyethylene glycol (CAB/PEG) composite nanofibers: A potential scaffold for tissue engineering. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 188, 110713.

  7. Thenapakiam, S., Saravanan, M., Pushpamalar, J., & Hong, C. L. (2019). Spray dried solid dispersions of piroxicam in carboxymethyl sago cellulose using aqueous solvents: A simple, novel and green approach to produce enteric microparticles with enhanced dissolution. Drying Technology, 37(10), 1191-1200.

  8. Veeramachineni, A. K., Sathasivam, T., Paramasivam, R., Muniyandy, S., & Pushpamalar, J. (2019). Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel pH-Sensitive Aluminum Crosslinked Carboxymethyl Tragacanth Beads for Extended and Enteric Drug Delivery. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 27(7), 1516-1528.

  9. Ng, S. L., Yong, K. J. L., Pushpamalar, J., & Sam, S. P. (2019). Carboxymethyl sago pulp/chitosan hydrogel as an immobilization medium for activated sludge for p‐nitrophenol biodegradation. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 136(20), 47531.

  10. Dahlan, N. A., Lee, L. W., Pushpamalar, J., & Ng, S. L. (2019). Adsorption of methylene blue onto carboxymethyl sago pulp-immobilized sago waste hydrogel beads. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 16(4), 2047-2058.

  11. Tan, H. L., Teow, S. Y., & Pushpamalar, J. (2019). Application of Metal Nanoparticle–Hydrogel Composites in Tissue Regeneration. Bioengineering, 6(1), 17.

  12. Sathasivam, T., Muniyandy, S., Chuah, L. H., & Janarthanan, P. (2018). Encapsulation of red palm oil in carboxymethyl sago cellulose beads by emulsification and vibration technology: Physicochemical characterization and in vitro digestion. Journal of Food Engineering, 231, 10-21.

  13. Pierchala, M. K., Makaremi, M., Tan, H. L., Pushpamalar, J., Muniyandy, S., Solouk, A., Lee S. M., Pasbakhsh, P. (2018). Nanotubes in nanofibers: Antibacterial multilayered polylactic acid/halloysite/gentamicin membranes for bone regeneration application. Applied Clay Science, 160, 95-105.

  14. Pushpamalar J., Langford S. J., Ahmad M. B., Lim Y. Y., Hashim K. (2017) Eco-friendly smart hydrogels for soil conditioning and sustain release fertilizer. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2017, 1-11.

  15. Munisparan, T., Yang, E. C. Y., Paramasivam, R., Dahlan, N. A., & Pushpamalar, J. (2017). Optimisation of preparation conditions for Ti nanowires and suitability as an antibacterial material. IET Nanobiotechnology, 12(4), 429-435.

  16. Pushpamalar, J., Zakiah, H., Thenapakiam, S., & Saravanan, M. (2018). Radiation Cross-Linked Carboxymethyl Sago Pulp Discs for Sustained Drug Delivery: Ciprofloxacin Uptake and Physicochemical Characterization. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 8(01), 017-020.

  17. Dahlan, N. A., Veeramachineni, A. K., Langford, S. J., & Pushpamalar, J. (2017). Developing of a magnetite film of carboxymethyl cellulose grafted carboxymethyl polyvinyl alcohol (CMC-g-CMPVA) for copper removal. Carbohydrate Polymers, 173, 619-630.

  18. Dahlan N. A., Ng, S. L., Pushpamalar, J., (2016) Adsorption of methylene blue onto powdered activated carbon immobilized in a carboxymethyl sago pulp hydrogel. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133, 44271.

  19. Veeramachineni, A., Sathasivam, T., Muniyandy, S., Janarthanan, P., Langford, S., & Yan, L. (2016). Optimizing Extraction of Cellulose and Synthesizing Pharmaceutical Grade Carboxymethyl Sago Cellulose from Malaysian Sago Pulp. Applied Sciences, 6(6), 170.

  20. Janarthanan, P., Veeramachineni, A. K., Owh, C., & Loh, X. J. (2016). Biodegradable polysaccharides For controlled drug delivery. ChemPlusChem, 81, 1-12. 

  21. Tan, H. L., Wong, Y. Y., Muniyandy, S., Hashim, K., & Pushpamalar, J. (2016). Carboxymethyl sago pulp/carboxymethyl sago starch hydrogel: Effect of polymer mixing ratio and study of controlled drug release. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(28). 

  22. Tan, H. L., Tan, L. S., Wong, Y. Y., Muniyandy, S., Hashim, K., & Pushpamalar, J. (2016). Dual crosslinked carboxymethyl sago pulp/pectin hydrogel beads as potential carrier for colon-targeted drug delivery. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 133(19).

  23. Karthik, D., Saravanan, M., Yan, L. Y., & Pushpamalar, J. (2016). Electron beam radiation mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using carboxymethyl sago pulp obtained from sago waste. Polymer, 86, 147-156. 

  24. Huei, G. O. S., Muniyandy, S., Sathasivam, T., Veeramachineni, A. K., & Janarthanan, P. (2016). Iron cross-linked carboxymethyl cellulose–gelatin complex coacervate beads for sustained drug delivery. Chemical Papers, 70(2), 243-252.

  25. Muniyandy, S., Sathasivam, T., Veeramachineni, A. K., & Janarthanan, P. (2015). Dual cross-linked carboxymethyl sago pulp-gelatine complex coacervates for sustained drug delivery. Polymers, 7(6), 1088-1105.

  26. Govindasamy, K., Ramli, M. H., Pasbakhsh, P., Pushpamalar, V., & Salamatinia, B. (2015). Chitosan/cellulose/halloysite Membranes Produced Using Solvent Casting Method. Polymers & Polymer Composites, 23(5), 325.

  27. Lam, Y. L., Muniyandy, S., Kamaruddin, H., Mansor, A., & Janarthanan, P. (2015). Radiation cross-linked carboxymethyl sago pulp hydrogels loaded with ciprofloxacin: Influence of irradiation on gel fraction, entrapped drug and in vitro release. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 106, 213-222. 

  28. Pushpamalar, V., Langford, S. J., Ahmad, M., Hashim, K., & Lim, Y. Y. (2013). Absorption characterization of Ca2+, Na+, and K+ on irradiation crosslinked carboxymethyl sago pulp hydrogel. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 128(3), 1828-1833.

  29. Thenapakiam, S., Kumar, D. G., Pushpamalar, J., & Saravanan, M. (2013). Aluminium and radiation cross-linked carboxymethyl sago pulp beads for colon targeted delivery. Carbohydrate Polymers, 94(1), 356-363.

  30. Pushpamalar, V., Langford, S. J., Ahmad, M., Hashim, K., & Lim, Y. Y. (2013). Preparation of carboxymethyl sago pulp hydrogel from sago waste by electron beam irradiation and swelling behavior in water and various pH media. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 128(1), 451-459.

  31. Pushpamalar Vengidesh (2010) PhD doctoral thesis title: Preparation and Characterisation of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Carboxymethyl Cellulose Hydrogel from Sago Waste, Monash University, Clayton, Australia, June 2010.

  32. Pushpamalar, J., Langford, S. J., Ahmad, M., Hashim, K., & Lim, Y. Y. (2010). Biodegradation of carboxymethyl cellulose hydrogel from sago waste in garden soil, 206-208.

  33. Pushpamalar, V., Langford, S. J., Ahmad, M., & Lim, Y. Y. (2006). Optimization of reaction conditions for preparing carboxymethyl cellulose from sago waste. Carbohydrate Polymers, 64(2), 312-318.

  34. Janarthanan, P., Yunus, W. M., Wan, Z., & Ahmad, M. B. (2003). Thermal behavior and surface morphology studies on polystyrene grafted sago starch. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 90(8), 2053-2058. 


  1. Book series entitled Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences                                                                                                                                            Co-editor of a book titled “Nanotechnology in Medicine”, Springer Nature, Switzerland, Vishnu Kirthi Arivarasan, Karthik Loganathan, PUSHPAMALAR JANARTHANAN, in press Jan 2021


Book Chapters

  1. Thenapakiam Sathasivam, Michelle Claire Gugler, JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR*, Book series entitled Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Chapter 10 titled Polymers in Nanomedicine, book titled “Nanotechnology in Medicine”, Springer Nature, in press           

  2. Siew-Wai Pang, Michiele Lee-Kiun Soon, Kamyar Shameli, JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR, Sin-Yeang Teow *, Book series entitled Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Chapter 11 titled Delivery of Drug Payloads to Organs and Organ-Systems, book titled “Nanotechnology in Medicine”, Springer Nature, in press

  3. Jahid M M Islam, JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR*, Book series entitled Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Chapter 12 titled Drug Delivery Towards Cancer, book titled “Nanotechnology in Medicine”, Springer Nature, in press

  4. Hui-Li Tan, Nuraina Anisa Dahlan, JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR*, Book series entitled Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Chapter 13 titled Nanotechnology in Tissue Engineering and Implant Development, book titled “Nanotechnology in Medicine”, Springer Nature, in press

  5. JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR*, Thenapakiam Sathasivam, Michelle Claire Gugler, (2020), Book series entitled “Bio-Carrier Vectors” in the Methods in Molecular Biology series, Vol 2211, Chapter 12 titled “Hydrogel Beads of Natural Polymers as a Potential Vehicle for Colon-Targeted Drug Delivery” Springer Nature, Switzerland – in press Oct 2020

  6. JANARTHANAN PUSHPAMALAR*, Ragul Paramasivam, Puviarasi Meganathan, Tan Hui Li, Xian Jun Loh (2020), “Biodegradable Polymers for Biomedical and Tissue Engineering”, Biomaterials work of for Wiley-VCH's reference work, Materials Science and Technology (eds), Wiley Publication, (invited book chapter), pg 1-29, published on 08 April 2020 https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527603978.mst0485.

  7. PUSHPAMALAR JANARTHANAN*,Thenapakiam Sathasivam, Tan Hui Li, Nuraina Anisa Dahlan, Ragul Paramasivam (Feb 2020), “Chapter 8: “Silver Nanoparticles: Biological Synthesis and Applications” for book entitled “Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles and its Applications” by CRC Press | Taylor & Francis Group, USA, 2020, pp 93-104. International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-367-21069-4. (Invited book chapter)

  8. P.JANARTHANAN*, A.K.  , X.J.Loh  (2017), “Biodegradable Polysaccharides”, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering, from Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference, edited by Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Martin Möller, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2017, pp 1-12. International Standard Book Number: 978-0-12-803581-8, (Invited book chapter)