Ramanathan S


Chemical Engineering ,

2014 -present: Professor

+91 44 22574171



Research Areas

  • Electrochemistry

  • Chemical mechanical planarization for semiconductor processing

Selected Journal Publications

  • Hydrogen Evolution Reaction on polycrystalline Au inverted rotating disc electrode in HClO4 and NaOH solutions, Ranjith PM, Saibi R, Ramanathan Srinivasan, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 47 (2022)14304-14318 

  • Facile fabrication of robust superhydrophobic aluminum surfaces with enhanced corrosion protection and antifouling properties, T.P.Rasitha, S.C.Vanithakumari, D.Nanda Gopala Krishna, R.P.George, R.Srinivasan, John Philip, Progress in Organic Coatings, 162 (2022) 106560 

  • George, Ankitha; Amrutha, M S; Srivastava, Priyanshu; Sunil, Sujatha; Sai, V V R; S., Ramanathan: Development of a U-bent plastic optical fiber biosensor with plasmonic labels for the detection of chikungunya non-structural protein 3. The Analyst, 2021. (Type: Journal Article)

  • Paul, T; S., Ramanathan: Mechanistic analysis of anodic dissolution of cobalt in alkaline glycine solution. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 24 (6), pp. 1291-1304, 2020. (Type: Journal Article)

  • Rao, T M; Meethal, R P; Amrutha, M S; S., Ramanathan: Studies on Group IV and v Valve Metal Corrosion in Acidic Fluoride Media. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 167 (8), 2020. (Type: Journal Article )

  • Ryu, H -Y; Kim, M -J; Yerriboina, N P; S., Ramanathan; Park, J -G: Fabrication of Stainless Steel Metal Mask with Electrochemical Fabrication Method and Its Improvement in Dimensional Uniformity. Electronic Materials Letters, 15 (1), pp. 7-17, 2019. (Type: Journal Article)

  • Pachimatla, R; Thomas, M; Rahman, O C Safeer; S., Ramanathan: Analysis of instabilities in electrochemical systems using nonlinear electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166 (8), pp. H304-H312, 2019. (Type: Journal Article)

  • George, A; Amrutha, M S; Srivastava, P; Sai, V V R; Sunil, S; S., Ramanathan: Label-free detection of chikungunya non-structural protein 3 using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 166 (14), pp. B1356-B1363, 2019. (Type: Journal Article )

  • Jayaraj, J; Ranjith, P M; Ningshen, S; Ramanathan, S: Studies on Corrosion of Titanium and Air-Oxidized Titanium in Fluorinated Nitric Acid. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 72 (7), pp. 1917-1926, 2019. (Type: Journal Article)

Research Projects

  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy analysis to understand the reaction mechanisms

  • Application of electrochemical methods, e.g. corrosion, development of biosensors etc

  • A setup to study pressure swing adsorption (PSA) for oxygen concentration.

         Project Details

  • Development of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy as a tool for malaria, chikungunya and dengue diagnosis Funding Agency : DBT Completed  Co-PI 2016 - 2019

  • Mechanistic investigations of electrochemical reactions using nonlinear EIS Funding Agency : DST SERB Completed PI   2015 - 2018

  • CIGS Solar Cell fabricationFunding Agency : DST SERI Completed PI 2013 - 2016

  • Development of Ice bonded abrasive polishing processFunding Agency : ARDB Completed  Co-PI   2007 - 2010

  • Experimental and theoretical investigations of Microwave Melting of metals Funding Agency : CSIR Completed  Co-PI 2007 - 2010

  • Studies on Fermentation and Drying of Cocoa beans Funding Agency : Cadbury IncCompleted Co-PI  2008 - 2009

  • Effect of additives on Chemical Mechanical Planarization slurries Funding Agency : DST Completed  PI  2006 - 2009

  • Fine Particle Application in High Precision Manufacturing Semiconductor Water Surface ContaminationFunding Agency : DSTCompleted  Co-PI  2006 - 2008 

  • Experimental characterization of additive effects on particle size distribution and removal rate in Chemical Mechanical Planarization Funding Agency : MHRD Completed PI 2005 -2007

  • Characterization of Chemical Mechanical Planarization of Copper using Electrochemical Methods Funding Agency : MHRD Completed  PI 2004 - 2006

           Patent Details

  • A Method To Identify Processes, Their Interactions And System Stability Using Nonlinear Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Pachimatla Rajesh | Srinivasan Ramanathan Patent No. In201841006732a  Published Filed 2018-02-22  Published 2019-08-30

  • Lanthanum Doping Of Ceria Abrasive To Obtain Robust Cmp Polish Rates Bulusu Venkata Sesha Praveen | Ramachandran Manivannan | Trilicane  Dwarakanathan Umashankar | Byoung-Jun Cho | Jin Goo Park | Srinivasan Ramanathan Patent No. In201304103i4  Published Filed 2013-09-12  Published 2015-08-28

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2019-SRI S.K. SESHADRI MEMORIAL MASCOT NATIONAL AWARD, Electrochemical Society of India for Outstanding contribution in the area of corrosion and electrochemistry

  • 2019-Electrochemical Society of India (ECSI)-Life Member

  • 2018-NACE-Member

  • 2013-ISE (International Society of Electrochemistry)-Member

  • 2004-IIChE (Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers)-Life Member

  • 1995-Electrochemical Society, USA-Member 

  • FAAC Assisting faculty application screening 2019 - 2021

  • 60th Institute day reception committee Handling invitation and reception of Chief Guest on 2019 Institute day2019

  • Board of Placement representative Facilitating placement of IITM ChemE students in companies through placement office 2018-2019

  • Summer Internship CoordinatorFacilitating summer internship to IITM students in companies 2014, 2015-2017

  • BAC nomineeTo represent department in Board of Academic Courses 2014-2015

  • Board of ICSR nomineeTo represent department in Board of ICSR2014

  • Department Space CommitteeOne of the members involved in collecting information on the dept requirements regarding the move to New Academic Complex2011-2013

  •  M.S./Ph.D. Committee For choosing and allocating M.S. and Ph.D. students 2011 - 2013, 2021-present

  • Department Consultative CommitteeHandling general dept issues 2010-2012, 2019 - 2021

  •  Department "Three member purchase committee"One of the 3 members who confirm that a quote for goods or service are reasonable 2006-2013, 2016- present

  • Condemnation CommitteeFor condemning old equipment 2006 -2013

  • PG CommitteeEvaluate the progress of M.Tech. students' project and finalize their project grade 2003-2011