National Center for Combustion Research and Development

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras & Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Dr. Nagarajan R.

Professor & Head, Dept of Chemical Engg., IITM


Fine Particle Science & Technology, Chemical Vapor Transport & Deposition, Ultrasonic Cavitation in Liquids


NAC 445


1. Srivalli, H. and R. Nagarajan, “Mehanistic study of ultrasound-assisted solvent leaching of sodium and potassium from an Indian coal: I- Continuous mode, and II- Pulsed mode”, submitted to Chemical Engineering Communications, Aug 2017
2. Ernest, Nirmala, M. J. and R. Nagarajan, “Synthesis of nanoparticles-Why only white and not yellow”, Editorial, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Open Access, Jun 2017
3. Nirmala, M. J. and Nagarajan, “Recent research trends in fabrication and applications of plant essential oil-based nanoemulsions”, J. Nanomed Nanotechnol, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 1000434, 2017
4. Ernest, M. J. Nirmala and R. Nagarajan, “Bio-functionalized nanoparticles—A boon for nano-drug therapy”, Editorial, J. Nanomed Nanotechnol., Vol. 8, Issue 2, 1000e147, 2017
5. Nirmala and Nagarajan, R., “Spices as potent microbial agents”, Editorial, J. Nanomed Nanotechnol, 7:5 DOI: 10.4172/2157-7439.1000e144, 2016
6. J. Nirmala and Nagarajan, R., “Microemulsions as potent drug delivery systems”, Editorial, J. Nanomed Nanotechnol, Vol. 7, Issue 3, 1000e139, 2016
7. J. Nirmala and R. Nagarajan, “Nanoemulsions in cancer therapeutics”, Editorial, J. Nanomed Nanotechnol., Vol. 7, Issue 2, 1000e137, 2016
8. Vedaraman, K.V. Sandhya, N.R.B.Charukesh, K.Haribabu, M.R. Sridhar and R. Nagarajan, "Ultrasonic Extraction of Natural Dye from Rubia Cordifolia, Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) &Comparison with Artificial Neural Network (ANN) Modeland Its Dyeing Properties on Different Substrates", Chem. Eng. Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 114, pp. 46-54, 2017
9. Kumari, D. Kumar, A. Mathur, A. Naseer, R.R. Kumar, P.T. Chandrasekaran, G. Chaudhuri, M. Pulimi, A.M. Raichur, S. Babu, N. Chandrasekaran, R. Nagarajanand A. Mukherjee, “Cytotoxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles towards freshwater sediment microorganisms at low exposure concentrations”, Environmental Research, Vol. 135, Nov 2014, pp. 333-345; selected for World Biomedical Frontiers, ISSN 2328-0166, 2016
10. Mukherjee, J. Kumari, N.  Chandrasekaran and R Nagarajan, “Individual, Co-transport and Deposition of TiO2 and ZnO Nanoparticles over Quartz Sand coated with Consortium Biofilm”, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 4, Part A, December 2016, pp. 3954–3960
11. “Ultrasound-assisted solvent leaching of alkali metals from an Indian coal: I- Continuous mode”, Srivalli, H and R Nagarajan, submitted to Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Oct 2016
12. Balakrishnan, S., Midhun Reddy V., Nilesh Vasa, and R. Nagarajan, “Suitability of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in screening potential additives to mitigate fouling deposits”, Applied Physics A, April 2016, 122:399
13. Bhuvaneshwari, V. Iswarya, R. Nagarajan, N. Chandrasekaran, A Mukherjee, “Acute toxicity and accumulation of ZnO NPs in Ceriodaphnia dubia: Relative contributions of dissolved ions and particles”, Aquatic Toxicology, 177 (2016), pp. 494–502
14. Govindaraj, J-M. Herri, Y.Y. Ouabbas, M.M. Khodja, M.M. Belloum,J. Sangwai, and R. Nagarajan, "A Study on the Influence of Nanofluids on Gas Hydrate Formation Kinetics and their Potential. Application to the CO2 Capture Process", Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, Volume 32, May 2016, pp. 95–108
15. J Kumari, A Mathur, A Rajeshwari, A Venkatesan, Satyavati S, M Pulimi, N Chandrasekaran, Nagarajan, A Mukherjee, “Individual and Co Transport Study of Titanium Dioxide NPs and Zinc Oxide NPs in Porous Media”,, August 2015
16. Srivalli, L. Nirmal and R. Nagarajan, "Effect of cavitation on removal of alkali elements from coal", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 656 (2015) 012107, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/656/1/012107
17. Ponmani, R. Nagarajan and J.S. Sangwai, “Effect of nanofluids of CuO and ZnO in polyethylene glycol and polyvinylpyrrolidone on the thermal, electrical and filtration-loss properties of water-based drilling fluids”, 2015 SPE Journal, SPE-178919-PA, December 2015
18. Govindaraj, D. Mech, G. Pandey, R. Nagarajan and J.S. Sangwai, “Kinetics of methane hydrate formation in the presence of activated carbon and nano-silica suspensions in pure water”, J. Natural Gas Sci. Eng., 26 (2015), pp. 810-818
19. Kumari, R. Nagarajan, et al., “Individual and Co-transport study of titanium dioxide NPs and zinc oxide NPs in porous media”, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.13371/journal.pone.0134796, Aug 7, 2015
20. Balakrishnan and R. Nagarajan, “Ultrasonic coal washing to leach alkali elements from coals”,UltrasonicsSonochemistry, Vol. 27, 2015, pp. 235-240
21. Bhuvaneshwari, V. Iswarya, S. Archanaa, G.M. Madhu, G.K. Suraish Kumar, R. Nagarajan, N. Chandrasekaran and A. Mukherjee, “Cytotoxicity of ZnO NPs towards fresh water algae Scenedesmusobliquus at low exposure concentrations in UV-C, visible and dark conditions”, Aquatic Toxicology, in press 2015
22. Vetrimurugan, Terry Lim, M. J. Goodson and R. Nagarajan, "Cleaning Performance of High- Frequency, High-Intensity 360 kHz Frequency Operating in Thickness Mode Transducers", Int. J. of Mech., Aerospace, Industrial & Mechatronics Eng., Vol. 9, No. 3, 2015, pp.355-359
23. Balakrishnan, R. Nagarajan and K. Karthick, “Mechanistic modeling, numerical simulation and validation of slag-layer growth in a coal-fired boiler”, Energy, Vol. 81, 2015, pp. 462-470
24. Balakrishnan and R. Nagarajan, “Role of bouncing potential in molten ash impaction”, Chem. Eng. Communic., Aug 2014, DOI:10.1080/00986445.2014.927358
25. JKM William, S.Ponmani, R. Samuel, Nagarajan, and JS Sangwai, “Effect of CuO and ZnOnanofluids in xanthan gum on thermal, electrical and high pressure rheology of water-based drilling fluids”, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 117, May 2014, Pages 15-27
26. K. Jagannathan, S. Mohanan and R. Nagarajan, “Mechanistic modeling of destratification in cryogenic storage tanks using ultrasonics”, Ultrasonics, Vol. 54, 2014, pp. 76-83
27. Ponmani, JKM William,,R. Samuel, R. Nagarajan and JS. Sangwai, “Formation and Characterization of Thermal and Electrical Properties of CuO and ZnONanofluids in Xanthan Gum”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Volume 443, 20 February 2014, Pages 37-43
28. Nagarajan, S. Jain, M.A. Prabhudesai, A. Khanolkar, M.P. Reddy, M.S. Kumar, R. Vetrimurugan, P. Sundin, S. Thottathil and M.J. Goodson, “Megasonic cleaning to remove nano-dimensional contaminants from wafer surfaces: An analytical study”, Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 195, 2013, pp. 209-212
29. Ponmani, R. Nagarajan and J. Sangwai, “Applications of nanotechnology for upstream oil and gas industry”, J. Nano Research, Vol. 24, 2013, pp. 7-15
30. MA Philip, U. Natarajan and Nagarajan, “Sono-synthesis of polystyrene/ alumina nanocomposites” J. Nanoengineering&Nanosystems,2013, 10.1177/1740349912456497
31. P. Dhanalakshmi, R. Nagarajan, N. Sivagaminathan, and B.V.S.S.S. Prasad, “Acoustic enhancement of heat transfer in furnace tubes”, Chem. Eng. & Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 59, September 2012, Pages 36–42
32. C. Shivamurthy, M. Kamaraj, R. Nagarajan, S.M. Shariff and G. Padmanabhan, “Laser surface modification of steel for slurry erosion resistance in power plants”, Laser Surface Modification of Alloys for corrosion and Erosion Resistance, 2012, pp. 177-287
33. Ambedkar, R. Nagarajan and S. Jayanti, “Investigation of High-Frequency, High-Intensity Ultrasonics for Size Reduction and Washing of Coal in Aqueous Medium”, Industrial Engineering and Chemistry Research, 50 (23), 2011, pp. 13210-13219
34. Dhanalakshmi, N.P., and Nagarajan, “Ultrasonic intensification of chemical degradation of methyl violet: An experimental study”, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 59, (2011), 537-542.
35. Ambedkar, T.N. Chintala, R. Nagarajan and S. Jayanti, “Feasibility of using Ultrasound-Assisted Process for Sulfur and Ash Removal from Coal”, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 50, 2011, pp. 236-246
36. “Effect of ultrasound on bubble breakup within the mixing chamber of an effervescent atomizer”, T.K. Jagannathan, R. Nagarajan and K. Ramamurthi, Chemical Engineering & Processing: Process Intensification, Vol. 50, 2011, pp. 305-315
37. “Ultrasonic coal-wash for desulfurization”, B. Ambedkar, Nagarajan and S. Jayanti, UltrasonicsSonochemistry, Vol. 18, 2011, pp. 718-726
38. “Experimental Investigation of High-Frequency, High-Intensity Ultrasonics for Thermal Destratification of Liquids Stored in insulated Containers: Effect of storage pressure,” T. K. Jagannathan, SrijithMohanan and Nagarajan, Intl. J. Transport Phenomena, Vol. 11, 2010, pp. 283-308
39. “Slurry erosion characteristics and erosive wear mechanisms of Co-based and Ni-based coatings formed by laser surface alloying”, RC Shivamurthy, M. Kamaraj, Nagarajan, S.M. Shariff and G. Padmanabhan, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 41A, Feb 2010, pp. 470-486
40. “Development of predictive model for fly-ash erosion phenomena in coal-burning boilers”, Nagarajan, B. Ambedkar, S. Gowrisankar and S. Somasundaram, Wear, Vol. 267, 2009, pp. 122-128
41. “Influence of microstructure on slurry erosive wear charateristics of laser surface alloyed 13Cr-4Ni steel”, R.C. Shivamurthy, M. Kamaraj, Nagarajan, S.M. Shariff and G. Padmanabhan, Wear, Vol. 267, 2009, pp. 204-212
42. “Optimization of post-CMP ultrasonic cleaning parameters by Taguchi DOE”, Nagarajan and V. Rahul, in ECS Transactions—San Francisco, CA, Vol. 19, “Chemical Mechanical Polishing 10”, 2009
43. “Experimental and theoretical investigation of thermodynamic and transport phenomena in polysilicon and silicon nitride CVD”, N. Chawla, Nagarajan and E. Bhattacharya, in ECS Transactions, Students Poster Issue, San Francisco, CA, 2009
44. “Megasonic Sweeping and Silicon Wafer Cleaning”, J.M. Goodson and Nagarajan, Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 145-146, 2009, pp. 27-30
45. “Advances in nano-alumina ceramic particle fabrication using sono-fragmentation”, Gopi, K.R. and Nagarajan, IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology, Vol 7, No 5, September 2008, pp. 532-537
46. “Effect of Scanning Speed, Nozzle Stand-off Distance and Beam Scan-off Distance on Coating Properties of Laser Surface Alloyed 13Cr-4Ni Steel”, R.C. Shivamurthy, M. Kamaraj, Nagarajan, S.M. Shariff and G. Padmanabhan, Trans. Indian Inst. Met., Vol. 61, Nos. 2-3, April-June 2008, pp. 183-186
47. “Minimization of fines generation in size reduction of coals by impact crusher”, Eswaraiah, C., Gupta, A., Nagarajan, R., Rajavel, M. and K. Nandakumar, Fuel Process. Technol. 89 (2008), pp. 704-714
48. “Application of power ultrasound in cavitation erosion testing of nano-ceramic particle/polymer composites”, Gopi, K.R. and Nagarajan, Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 136 (2008), pp. 191-204
49. “Pulsed ultrasonic mixing: an experimental study”, VetriMurugan, R. and Nagarajan, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 86 (2008), pp. 454-460
50. “Erosion Model on Alumina Ceramics: A retrospection, validation and refinement”, Gopi. K.R., Nagarajan, R., Rao, S.S. and S. Mandal, Wear, 264 (2008), pp. 211-218
51. “Modeling of thermodynamic and transport phenomena in CVD processes for nano-scale applications”, Nagarajan, R., Gorai, P. and N. Chawla, ECS Transactions on Thermal and Plasma CVD of Nanostructures, Vol 13, Issue 9, 2008, pp. 7-18
52. “Experimental investigation of high-frequency, high-intensity ultrasonics for de-stratification of liquids stored in insulated containers”, VetriMurugan, R., Nagarajan, R. and K. Ramamurthi, Int. J. Transport Phenomena, Vol. 9, pp. 311-320, 2007
53. “Use of ultrasonic cavitation in surface cleaning: Mathematical model to relate cleaning efficiency and surface erosion rate”, Nagarajan, R., J. Inst. Environ. Sci. Technol, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 40-50, October 2006
54. “Cavitation and acoustic streaming in ultrasonic fields: Applications in bio-, leather- and chemical-processing”, Nagarajan, R. et al., J. Acoustical Society of America, Vol 119, No 5, May 2006, p 3321
55. “Emerging applications of nano-technology in agriculture: Boon or bane?”, Nagarajan, R., Voice of Coromandel Fertilizers, Vol. 4, No 1, May 2006, pp. 34-36
56. “Process optimization based on Taguchi quality loss function concept”, P. Balasubramanian and Nagarajan, Journal of NIQR, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006, pp.29-41


-    Contamination and ESD Control in High-Technology Manufacturing, Welker, R.W., Nagarajan, R. and C.E.     Newberg, John Wiley & Sons, September 2006 

  • “Erosion, Fouling & Slagging: Mitigation Strategy for Indian Coals”, in Sustainable Environment and the Role of Clean Coal Energy, ed. By SK Mangal and S. Gupta, © CRRID, June 2014, pp. 29-52 

  • “Megasonic Cleaning”, (with S. Awad) chapter in Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning Vol 3, R. Kohli and K.L. Mittal (Editors), Elsevier, 2011, pp. 31-62

  • “Ultrasonic Cleaning”, (with S. Awad) chapter in Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning Vol 2, R. Kohli and K.L. Mittal (Editors), Elsevier, 2009, pp. 225-286

  • “Process Optimization Based on Taguchi Quality Loss Function Concept”,  Chapter in “TQM – Contemporary Perspectives and Cases”, Icfai Professional Reference Book, Icfai University Press, 2008, pp. 120-145

  • “Design for Cleanability” Chapter in Supercritical Fluid Cleaning: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications (J. McHardy, S.P. Sawan, eds.), pp. 38-69, Noyes Publications, Westwood, NJ, 1998

  • “Particle Removal Characteristics of Surface Cleaning Methods Involving Sonication and/or Spray Impingement”, Chapter in Particles on Surfaces 4 (K.L. Mittal, editor), , pp. 363-378, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1995

  • “Relevance of Surface Energetics to Departiculation of Disk Drive Substrates”, Chapter in  Particles on Surfaces 3 (K.L. Mittal, editor; pp. 3-15, Plenum Press, New York, 1991

  • “Adhesion of Ash Particles on Heat Transfer Surfaces in Coal Combustion Applications: Mechanisms and Implications”, Chapter in Particles on Surfaces 2: Detection, Adhesion and Removal,  pp. 87-98, 1988


Short-Term Courses/ Workshops: 

  • “Contamination Control in High-Purity Manufacturing”, Training Course for Industry Professionals, Opus Kinetic Pte Ltd, Singapore, June 27-28, 2016

  • “Advanced Topics in Contamination Control”, tutorial presented at ESTECH-2008 (54th Annual Technical Meeting of the Institute for Environmental Sciences & Technology), Bloomingdale, IL, May 4-7, 2008

  • “Contamination Control in High-Technology Manufacturing”, Short Course, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, May 2007; Bangkok, November 2007; Singapore, April 2008; Penang & Singapore, June 2009

  • “Application of Taguchi Quality Loss Function Analysis in Industrial Process Optimization”,  IC & SR Technology Appreciation Program Short Course, July 25, 2006

Invited Lectures: 

  • “Applications of Sono-Chemistry in Clean Coal Technology”, Asia Oceania Sonochemical Society Conference, AOSS-3, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Sep 14-16, 2017

  •  “Materials Synthesis & Characterization Using Acoustic Fields”, Plenary Lecture, Natl. Conf. on Advanced Materials: Processing & Characterization (AMPC-2017), NIT Trichy, Feb 28, 2017

  • “Acoustically-enhanced synthesis and dispersion of nano-particles” in Workshop on  Nanomaterials: synthesis, characterization and applications, VIT University, Vellore, July 29-30, 2016

  • “Dispersion in Nano-Particle Suspensions”, VIT University, Vellore, Nov 2014

  • “Particulate Measurements in Cleanroom Environment”, Workshop on Exposure Monitoring Systems for Air Quality Management, IIT Madras, December 12-13, 2014

  • “Preparation of Nano-Emulsions by Ultrasonic and Megasonic Techniques”, Shaastra University, August 9, 2013

  • “Basics and design of cleanrooms”, 1st Technical Lecture, ASHRAE Chennai Chapter, Oct 14, 2011

  • “Ultraclean manufacturing facilities: Design & Operation Considerations”, in National Conference on Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (NCRAC-2011), IIT Madras, July 7-9, 2011; in Proceedings, pp. A61-A79

  • “Nanoparticle dispersion behavior in colloidal suspensions and composites”, in Faculty Development Program on “Recent Trends in Nano-Biotechnology”, VIT University, February 18, 2011

  • “Nanoparticle Generation: Scale-Up Aspects”, Inaugural Lecture of DRDO Sponsored Workshop on Nanotechnology, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai, Aug 20, 2009

  • “Nano-Particle Synthesis by Sono-Fragmentation”, National Seminar on 'Micro and Nanotechnology – Advances and Implications’, Minatech-08, SCSVMVUniversity, Enathur, India, March 21-22, 2008

  • “Nano-particle synthesis and processing by sono-technology”, Workshop on Nanomaterials Characterization and their Process Applications, NIT Trichy, Feb 28, 2007

  • “Sono-fragmentation and sono-blending: Application in nano-particulate technology”,Workshop on Colloids & Materials Chemistry, RRL Bhubaneswar, January 18-19, 2007

  • “Environmental challenges and opportunities”, invited talk presented at CHEMVISION 2005, Chennai, India, March 2005


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Yale University, January 1986 (Advisor: Daniel E. Rosner; Topic: Theory of Multicomponent Chemical Vapor Deposition Boundary Layers and Their Coupled Deposits)
  •  M.S., Chemical Engineering, Yale University, May 1982 (Advisor: Daniel E. Rosner)
  •  B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, May 1981


·         Assistant Professor, West Virginia University Morgantown, WV, 1986

·         Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Corporation, San Jose, CA, 1988

·         G.S. Laddha Chair (Visiting) Professor, A.C. Tech, Anna University Chennai, 2003

·         Professor, IIT Madras, Chennai, 2004

·         Dean, International & Alumni Relations, IIT Madras, 2012-18

·         Alumni Community Chair Professor, and Head, Dept of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, 2018


    1.    Outstanding Younger Member Award, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, April 1990

           2.    IBM Participant, EPA Administrator’s Pollution Prevention Award, 1992

           3.    IBM Outstanding Innovation Award, August 1993

           4.    IBM Market-Driven Quality Awards (2), October 1993; October 1994

           5.    IBM Team Champions Award, 3Q/4Q 1995

           6.    IBM Outstanding Contribution Award, December 1996

           7.    First Patent Application (New Lubricant for Swaging of Head-Arm Assemblies) Innovation Achievement Award,

                  March 1997; Patent  (# 5,879,578) Issue Award, March 1999

           8.    IBM Team Champions Award, 4Q 1998

           9.    IBM Informal Awards: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 , 2001

         10.    Designated IBM Technical Resource, 2002 (total of 12 designations per year in North America)

         11.    Recipient, Formal IBM Award, January 2003  

         12.    2007 Maurice Simpson Award from IEST for  paper, "Use of Ultrasonic Cavitation in Surface Cleaning: A Mathematical

                    Model to Relate Cleaning Efficiency and Surface Erosion Rate," published in the 2006 “Journal of the IEST"

        13.    Recipient (on behalf of IIT Madras), Strategic Partner Award from Deakin University, November 2014, New Delhi

        14.    One of “50 Most Impactful Social Innovators (Global Listing)”, Awarded by Social Innovation Conference, Feb 18, 2016


        15.    “A formulation comprising of a nano-scaled anti-cancer compound”, patent application filed Aug 11, 2016 (with Dr. Joyce

                    Nirmala), Ref # 201641027471, Docket # 31580

        16.    “A nano-scaled anti-cancer compound”, Patent of Addition filed, Nov 2017

        17.     Award for “Distinguished Service to Alumni” in IITMAA Sangam-Confluence for Impact on Sep 29, 2018

        18.    “Eminent Engineer Award” by the Institution of Engineers (India) Tamilnadu State Center at the 34th National Convention

                   of Chemical Engineers held in Chennai on October 27, 2018


    ·         IIT Madras, Dept of Chemical Engineering

    ·         National Centre for Combustion Research And Development

    ·         Faculty-in-charge, Heritage Centre, IIT Madras

    ·         Co-PI, IITM Archive

    ·         Faculty-in-charge, Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship


    1. Special Funding for Construction of Class 10,000 and Class 100 Clean Room Facilities

    2. Investigation of High-Frequency Ultrasound for De-Stratification of Cryogenic Liquids Stored in Insulated Containers: Phase 

    3. Investigation of High-Frequency Ultrasound for De-Stratification of Cryogenic Liquids Stored in Insulated Containers: Phase 2

    4. Ultrasonic Cleaning Studies

    5. CFD Flow/ Erosion Model of Wear Pattern in Pipelines and Cyclones

    6. Characterization of Contamination Sources in IISU Clanrooms

    7. Fine Particle Applications in High-Precision Manufacturing

    8. Coal Particle Size Reduction with Minimized Fines Generation

    9. Fly-Ash Impact Erosion of Boiler Tube-Banks

    10. Ultrasonic Enhancement of Heat-Transfer in Furnace Heaters

    11. Ultrasonic Coal Wash

    12. Separation of Rice Bran & Husk in an Air Classifier

    13. CVD of SiO2 from OMCTS

    14. Enhancement of Atomization in Effervescent Atomizers Using Ultrasonics

    List of Students

    Post-Doctoral Fellows:

    •     Dr. M. Joyce Nirmala, YOUNG SCIENTIST (DST-SERB)

    [Current area of research: Nanobiomedicine]

    India is a rich producer of different varieties (>60) of Spices. But only few spices have been researched so far for various medical applications. Our current work aims at formulating unraveled Indian spices using nanotechnological approach for applications in cancer medicine and antimicrobial therapy.

    •     Dr. Saranya Sugumar, NPDF (DST-SERB)

      [Current area of research: Nanocomposite film]

    Formulation of nanoemulsion based thin films is aimed to enhance the physical properties and application potentials of conventional based products. This can revolutionize the field of agriculture and pharmacy.

    Current Ph.D. Scholars:

    1.   Srivalli Hariharan (ongoing)

    2.   Srikrishnarka Pillalamarri (ongoing; ID student; co-Guide: T Pradeep, CHY)

    3.   Vishal Kumar (ongoing; ID student; co-Guide: T Pradeep, CHY)


    Alumni Research Scholars

    1.   K.R. Gopi (2008)- Application Specialist, Head-Sono-Chemistry Division, RoopTelsonic Ultrasonix Ltd., Gandhinagar, Gujarat

    2.   R. VetriMurugan (2008)- Development Lab Manager, Advanced Ceramics Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd., Penang, Malaysia,  A Crest Ultrasonics Group Inc. Company

    3.   T.K. Jagannathan (2010)—Assistant Professor, NIT Suratkal

    4.   R.C. Shivamurthy (co-Guide: Prof. Kamaraj) (2010)-- Senior Engineer, AME, GE Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., 60, EPIP, Whitefield, Bangalore

    5.   B. Ambedkar (Springer Best Thesis Prize Winner; co-Guide: Srinivas Jayanti) (2011)—Assistant Professoe, SSN College

    6.   N.P. Dhanalakshmi (2013)—Housewife, Michigan, USA

    7.   S. Balakrishnan (nominated for AIChE George Klinzing Best Ph.D. Award) (2015)-- Senior Research Engineer, Saint-Gobain Research India, IIT Madras Research Park

    8.   Mercy Anna Philip (2015)-- Assistant Professor, Government  Engineering  College,  Kozhikode

    9.   Ponmani Surendranath (2015)—Assistant Professor, Vels University, Chennai

    10. Jyoti Kumari (2017; VIT University, Vellore; co-Guide: Prof. Amitava Mukherjee, VIT)--  National Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anna University-KBC Centre, MIT campus.


     M.S. Scholar Guidance:

    1.   Sreenita Bhattacharya (2013)-- Deloitte India Consulting Pvt. Ltd (Offices of US), Bengaluru

    2.   Hari Krishna Reddy (2013)-- Process Engineering & Statistics, MS&T- Global Technology Services (GTS), Hospira, a Pfizer Company, Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh

    3.   Easter Prince (co-Guide: ArunTangirala) (2014)-- Entrepreneur (Precede Group Services)

    M.Tech., Dual-Degree Project Guidance:> 60

    UG Research Project Guidance: > 20

    B.Tech. Project Guidance:> 100