Women Section
Chemical Sciences
Aruna Dhathathreyan

Education: Ph.D, University of Madras (1984), Scientist, Central Leather Research Institute: A Biophysical chemist and is working in the area of interfacial science.

Fields of Specialization : Areas of specialization are: biophysics - spectroscopy of bio-molecules, biophysical chemistry - protein/lipid interactions at interface, material research - Langmuir-Blodgett films (LB films), new materials at interfaces and Interfacial Science - Phase transitions in materials, designing new experimental techniques to study physical properties at interfaces. She has developed new tools and techniques to probe interactions at air-liquid and liquid-solid interfaces. Her research is in the soft condensed matter. She has used Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films to create advantage in demonstrating the organization and interfacial phenomena in several complex systems. Some of her important contributions are in areas of development in probes for mechanistic processes at interfaces, factorising structural contributions to molecular organization in liquid phases, designing to reconstruct complex interactions at interfaces in terms of simpler parameters and components, evaluation of compability of surfaces based on surface charges and potentials and developments of hydrophobicity scale for proteins. She has provided a rationale for some general phenomena in interfacial science.

Awarded Raman Research Fellowship Award in 1998. BC Deb Memorial Award for Physical Chemistry in 1999.Bronze medal from the Chemical Research Society of India in 2003 .Joint Awardee in Stree Shakti Science Samman 2005

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