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Dr. Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan| Astronomy | Women Researcher Award

👨‍🏫Profile Summary

Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan is an Assistant Professor in Biophysics at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, India. With a Ph.D. in Physics – Chemistry and expertise in biophysics, soft condensed matter, and bio-nanotechnology, Kamatchi has garnered recognition through grants like SERB-Start up Research Grant and DST-INSPIRE Faculty award. Their research encompasses protein interactions, nanomaterial synthesis, and plasma medicine. With numerous publications and experience in teaching, mentoring students, and handling administrative duties, Kamatchi demonstrates a strong commitment to advancing knowledge in biophysics and contributing to academia.

🌐 Professional Profiles

Based on the provided information, Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan is an Assistant Professor in Biophysics at the Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), an Autonomous Institute under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, located in Guwahati, Assam. Here’s a summary of Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan’s profile:


Ph.D. in Physics – Chemistry from CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (University of Madras), Chennai, India, awarded in 2014. M.Sc. in Physics from the University of Madras, Chennai, India, completed in 2007. B.Sc. in Physics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, completed in 2004.

Research Specialization:

Biophysics: Protein-Protein/Protein-Lipid/Protein-Ionic liquid interactions, Langmuir films of proteins/lipids, Protein colloids, Protein glycation, Interfacial rheology to study visco-elastic properties of proteins, Plasma radiation interaction with proteins, NE specific Silk proteins- sericin/fibroin based self-assembly, Amyloid fibrils. Soft Condensed Matter: Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of bio-molecules – proteins, lipids, and polymers, Self-assembled Monolayers, Giant unilamellar vesicles. Bio-nanotechnology: Ionic liquid-driven synthesis of nanomaterials for various applications.

Awards and Honors:

SERB-Start up Research Grant 2021, DST – INSPIRE Faculty award 2014, DST & CICS International Travel Grant to attend 25th European Colloid and Interface Society Conference at Berlin, Germany in 2011 CSIR – SRF in 2011, The V. Rama Ayyangar Endowment Scholarship for ranking 1st in PG in 2006, National Merit Scholarship, Issued by Government of India, through Directorate of Collegiate Education, Chennai in 2000

Grants obtained:

ICMR-ITR Grant: Cold atmospheric pressure plasma for the treatment of chronic wounds – A Geroscience-based approach (Project Cost: INR 83 Lakhs) – Jan. 2023 – Jan. 2026 (PI/Ongoing), DST-IASST In-house Project Grant: Cold Atmospheric Plasma activated biomolecular self-assembly and applications in Plasma medicine (Project Cost: INR 15 Lakhs) – Apr. 2021 – Apr. 2023 (PI/Completed), SERB-Startup Research Grant: Rheological Behavior of the Concomitant Self-Assembly of Protein/Peptides Prompted by Water Soluble Inorganic Nanomaterials: A Fundamental Advancement Towards the Central Dogma of Parkinson’s Disease (Project Cost: INR 28.1 Lakhs) – Jan. 2021 – Jan. 2023 (PI/Completed), DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award: Employed by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the topic ‘Role of Interfacial Rheology in Protein-Protein Interactions’ (Project Cost: INR 35 Lakhs) – May 2014 – May 2020 (PI/Completed)

Students supervised:

  • Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan has supervised several Ph.D. students and also mentored students for various projects and internships.

Teaching Experience:

  • Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan has teaching experience in subjects related to energy engineering and soft matter physics.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan has taken up various administrative responsibilities at both NIT Trichy and DST-IASST Guwahati.

Conferences/Training Programs/Workshops:

  • Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan has actively participated in conferences, workshops, and training programs, both as a presenter and as a resource person. Overall, Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan has a strong academic background, extensive research experience, and significant contributions to both teaching and administrative activities in the field of biophysics and related areas.


📚Top Noted Publication

    1. Reversible and irreversible conformational transitions in myoglobin: role of hydrated amino acid ionic liquid
      • Authors: K Sankaranarayanan, G Sathyaraj, BU Nair, A Dhathathreyan
      • Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
      • Volume: 116
      • Issue: 14
      • Pages: 4175-4180
      • Year: 2012


    1. Interfacial viscoelasticity of myoglobin at air/water and air/solution interfaces: Role of folding and clustering
      • Authors: K Sankaranarayanan, A Dhathathreyan, J Krägel, R Miller
      • Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
      • Volume: 116
      • Issue: 2
      • Pages: 895-902
      • Year: 2012


    1. Interaction of chromium (III) complexes with model lipid bilayers: Implications on cellular uptake
      • Authors: NS Raja, K Sankaranarayanan, A Dhathathreyan, BU Nair
      • Journal: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes
      • Volume: 1808
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 332-340
      • Year: 2011


    1. Implications of imidazolium-based ionic liquids as refolding additives for urea-induced denatured serum albumins
      • Authors: A Sindhu, K Bhakuni, K Sankaranarayanan, P Venkatesu
      • Journal: ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering
      • Volume: 8
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 604-612
      • Year: 2019


    1. Nanoparticles of nickel oxide and nickel hydroxide using lyophilisomes of fibrinogen as template
      • Authors: JDV Rani, S Kamatchi, A Dhathathreyan
      • Journal: Journal of colloid and interface science
      • Volume: 341
      • Issue: 1
      • Pages: 48-52
      • Year: 2010


    1. Phase tuned synthesis of titanium dioxide nanoparticles for room temperature enhanced ammonia detection
      • Authors: KS Sameeha Mohamed Sali, Soumya Joy, N. Meenakshisundaram, Rakesh Kumar Karn …
      • Journal: RSC Adv.
      • Volume: 7
      • Pages: 37720-37728
      • Year: 2017


    1. Microviscosity-induced conformational transition in β-lactoglobulin in the presence of an ionic liquid
      • Authors: K Sankaranarayanan, B Sreedhar, BU Nair, A Dhathathreyan
      • Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
      • Volume: 117
      • Issue: 5
      • Pages: 1234-1240
      • Year: 2013


    1. Assembling Fibrinogen at Air/Water and Solid/Liquid Interfaces Using Langmuir and Langmuir− Blodgett Films
      • Authors: K Sankaranarayanan, A Dhathathreyan, R Miller
      • Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B
      • Volume: 114
      • Issue: 24
      • Pages: 8067-8075
      • Year: 2010


    1. Advanced glycation end products induce differential structural modifications and fibrillation of albumin
      • Authors: S Awasthi, K Sankaranarayanan, NT Saraswathi
      • Journal: Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
      • Volume: 163
      • Pages: 60-67
      • Year: 2016


    1. Self-cross-linked starch/chitosan hydrogel as a biocompatible vehicle for controlled release of drug
      • Authors: D Sarmah, MA Rather, A Sarkar, M Mandal, K Sankaranarayanan, …
      • Journal: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
      • Volume: 237
      • Pages: 124206
      • Year: 2023


    1. Fast sensing ammonia at room temperature with proline ionic liquid incorporated cellulose acetate membranes
      • Authors: P Mehta, S Vedachalam, G Sathyaraj, S Garai, G Arthanareeswaran, …
      • Journal: Journal of Molecular Liquids
      • Volume: 305
      • Pages: 112820
      • Year: 2020
Kamatchi Sankaranarayanan | Astronomy | Women Researcher Award

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