Chemical Sciences
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Head, Polymer Division 
CLRI, Adyar, Chennai 600 020.
Telephone.: 91 44 24437189
Fax : 91-44-24911589 
Email: nsomanthan@rediffmail.com,
somanathan@clri.res.in

Projects / Publications / Patents / Awards

Projects
  1. Organic heterojunction solar cells, under technologies and products for solar energy utilization through Networks “TAPSUN" CSIR Network Project NWP 54, budget: 4.67 crores
  2. Solid state lighting under technologies and products for solar energy utilization through Networks “TAPSUN" CSIR Network Project NWP 54, budget ~ 3.19 crores
  3. “Polymeric Nanomaterials for leather applications”
  4. “Polyurethane Soft Viscoelastic Gel Based on Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structure and Property Studies”, Bilateral research, Indo-Czech Republic
  5. “Fabrication of Bismuth based Multiferroic Nanostructured Material by Sol-gel Process” Grant In Aid project.
  6. “Suparamolecular functionalization of pi-Conjugated Molecules with Semiconducting Nanorods for Optoelectronic Applications” sponsoring agency DST, grant amount: 85 lacs
  7. "Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic PEG Foldamer for Mimicking Stimuli-responsive Ion-Pump" sponsoring agency DST, grant amount: 20.3 lacs
  8. “Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Ruthenium Benzylidene Metathesis Catalysts and their Applications in Microcrack Healing and in Catalyst Recovery” sponsoring agency DST, grant amount: Rs. 17.65 lacs
  9. “Bioinspired Magnetic and Noble Metal-Based Hybrids Nanomaterials (MNHs): Synthesis, Functionalization and its Application to Biomedical and Environmental Biotechnology” sponsoring agency DBT, grant: ~Rs 40 lacs
  10. Development of water based superplasticizer from melamine formaldehyde sulfonamide resin for application in concrete admixture sponsored by M/s. Ultra Tiles Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India.
  11. Value added products from Keratin hydrolysate of human hair sponsored by M/s. Vijayan Biocytes, Thiruvallur.
  12. A Novel process for the development of corrosion resistant thin organic coating for zinc coated steel sheets sponsored by M/s.  TATA Steel, Jamshedpur, India.

Patents (India)

  1. A Novel process for the development of corrosion resistant thin organic coating for zinc coated steel sheets. A. Singh, Y. Lakshminarayana, Nitu Rani, N. Bandyopadhyay, T. Venugopal, S. N. Jaisankar, Ganga R. and T. Ramasami. (430 KOL 2005).
  2. A  Novel water soluble sulfonated melamine formaldehyde ionic condensate and a process for the preparation thereof , S.N. Jaisankar, T. Sivagamasundari, R. Ganesh Jeevan, J. Kanagaraj, Sanjeev Gupta and Ganga R. (2135 DEL 2008).
  3. A novel insole sheet and a process for the preparation thereof, G. Saraswathy, G. Gopalakrishna, B. N. Das, R. Rajaraman, Y. Lakshminarayana, S. N. Jaisankar, Ganga Radhakrishnan and A. B. Mandal. (775 DEL 2008).
  4. A Novel water dispersible oiligosaccharide-gaft-acrylic copolymer and a process for the preparation thereof, Y. Lakshminarayana, S. N. Jaisankar, P. Saravanan, R. Ramesh, S.    Ramalingam, and A. B. Mandal, (CSIR REF NO: 0192NF2011).
  5. A novel slurry seal mix for road construction and a process for its preparation thereof,  C.Rose, C.Kamaraj,          S. N. Jaisankar, U.Mani, T. P. Sastry, S.Gangopadhyay, A. B. Mandal (CSIR Ref. No. 0198NF 2011).

Awards

  • Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India, 2004.
  • Best poster award in Analytical Science, Royal Society Chemistry RSC, RSC-India roadshow and symposia series, 2014.
For Further Information Please Contact

Head, Polymer Division 
CLRI, Adyar, Chennai 600 020.
Telephone.: 91 44 24437189
Fax : 91-44-24911589 
Email: nsomanthan@rediffmail.com,
somanathan@clri.res.in