Dr. Tito Viswanathan

Viswanathan, TitoPolymer Chemistry/Organic Chemistry

Contact Information

Office Location: SCLB 469
Office Phone: 501-569-8825
E-mail: txviswanatha@ualr.edu

Teaching Interests

Organic Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Organic Polymer synthesis
  • Renewable Resource Utilization
  • Water purification using carbon composites
  • Conducting polymers
  • Organic Reaction Mechanisms
  • Microwave assisted synthesis

UA-Little Rock Appointments

  • Professor (1992–present)
  • Associate Professor (1988–1992)
  • Assistant Professor (1985–1988) 


  • PhD, Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • MS, University of Houston (Houston, TX)
  • BS, Delhi University (New Delhi, India)

Awards and Honors

  • Five-time winner as the best researcher from the College of Science and Mathematics – “Faculty Excellence in Research” Award (2007, 2005, 2000, 1997 and 1989)
  • Winner of three NASA Gold Quality Award for exemplary research of relevance to NASA
  • Recipient of certificates for outstanding contribution to NASA sponsored research (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

Recent Publications

  • Macchi, S., Siraj, N., Watanabe, F. and Viswanathan, T., 2019. Renewable‐Resource‐Based Waste Materials for Supercapacitor Application. ChemistrySelect, 4(2), pp.492-501.
  • Nakarmi, A., Kim, J., Toland, A. and Viswanathan, T., 2019. Novel reusable renewable resource-based iron oxides nanocomposites for removal and recovery of phosphate from contaminated waters. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 16(8), pp.4293-4302.
  • Basnayaka, Punya A., Ashok Kumar, Manoj K. Ram, Elias K. Stefanakos, Venu Gopal Bairi, Sunil Kumar Ramasahayam, and Tito Viswanathan. “High performance asymmetric supercapacitors based on dual phosphorus (P) and nitrogen (N) co-doped carbon and graphene-polyaniline electrodes.” ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 6, no. 6 (2017): M3168-M3172.
  • Ramasahayam, S.K. and Viswanathan, T., 2016. Honey‐Based P, N and Si Tri‐Doped Graphitic Carbon Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Conditions. ChemistrySelect, 1(13), pp.3527-3534.
  •  Bairi, V.G., Nasini, U.B., Ramasahayam, S.K., Bourdo, S.E. and Viswanathan, T., 2015. Electrocatalytic and supercapacitor performance of phosphorous and nitrogen co-doped porous carbons synthesized from aminated tannins. Electrochimica Acta, 182, pp.987-994.
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