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Dr. Meera Balachandran

Vice Chairperson, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore | Professor, Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, Coimbatore | Professor, Center for Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies, Coimbatore

Qualification: Ph.D
b_meera@cb.amrita.edu
Ph: +91 9443656597, +91 4222685000
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Research Interest: Blends and Composites, Design of Experiments, Modelling Properties of Polymers, Polymer Blends and Composites, Polymer Nanocomposites, Polymer Structure Property Relationship

Bio

Dr. Meera Balachandran currently serves as Vice-Chairperson at the Department of Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences and Professor at the Departments of Chemical Engineering & Material Sciences, and Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies at Amrita School Engineering, Coimbatore.

Dr. Meera is the Principal investigator & Co-investigator for several research projects funded by various agencies such as ISRO, UGC-DAE CSR and MHRD. She has completed two projects for ISRO and one project for The Institution of Engineers (India). She is currently involved in a funded research project for UGC – DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, one project for ISRO and two projects in the Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technology funded by MHRD.

She has to her credit several peer-reviewed papers in international journals and international/national conferences. Dr. Meera serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and Science.

Dr. Meera’s research interests are Polymer Nanocomposites, Polymer blends and composites, Polymer Structure-Property Relationship, Modelling properties of Polymers, Blends and Composites and Design of Experiments.

Education

  • 2011 : Ph.D.
    Thesis Title : Studies on Acrylonitrile – Butadiene Copolymer (Nitrile Rubber) Nanocomposites, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  • 2003 : M.Tech. Polymer Technology
    Cochin University of Science and Technology
  • 1996 : B.Tech. Chemical Engineering
    Government Engineering College Trichur, University of Calicut

Dr. Meera joined Amrita School of Engineering in the year 2000. Prior to joining Amrita, she worked for 3 years in leading chemical process industries;Gharda Chemicals Limited and Merchem Limited.

Publications

Journal Article

Year : 2021

Nanoreinforcement mechanism of organomodified layered silicates in EPDM/CIIR blends: experimental analysis and theoretical perspectives of static mechanical and viscoelastic behavior

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Dr. Meera Balachandran, Das, N. Chandra, and Remanan, S., “Nanoreinforcement mechanism of organomodified layered silicates in EPDM/CIIR blends: experimental analysis and theoretical perspectives of static mechanical and viscoelastic behavior”, Composite Interfaces, vol. 28, pp. 35-62, 2021.

Publisher : Composite Interfaces, Taylor & Francis, Volume 28, Number 1, p.35-62 (2021)

Year : 2021

Synergistic enhancement of mechanical, viscoelastic, transport, thermal, and radiation aging characteristics through chemically bonded interface in nanosilica reinforced EPDM-CIIR blends

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Prakash, K., Selvakumar, D., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Synergistic enhancement of mechanical, viscoelastic, transport, thermal, and radiation aging characteristics through chemically bonded interface in nanosilica reinforced EPDM-CIIR blends”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 138, p. 50082, 2021.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2021

Synergistic effect of carbon fabric and multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the fracture, wear and dynamic load response of epoxy-based multiscale composites

Cite this Research Publication : S. P. Kumar, Dr. Jayanarayanan K., Deeraj, B. D. S., K. Joseph, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Synergistic effect of carbon fabric and multiwalled carbon nanotubes on the fracture, wear and dynamic load response of epoxy-based multiscale composites”, Polymer Bulletin , 2021.

Publisher : Polymer Bulletin

Year : 2021

Nano-reinforcement mechanism of organomodified layered silicates in EPDM/CIIR blends: experimental analysis and theoretical perspectives of static mechanical and viscoelastic behavior

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Dr. Meera Balachandran, Das, N. Chandra, and Remanan, S., “Nanoreinforcement mechanism of organomodified layered silicates in EPDM/CIIR blends: experimental analysis and theoretical perspectives of static mechanical and viscoelastic behavior”, Composite Interfaces, vol. 28, pp. 35-62, 2021.

Publisher : Composite Interfaces, vol. 28, pp. 35-62, 2021.

Year : 2020

Synthesis and characteristics of MMT reinforced chitosan nanocomposite

Cite this Research Publication : S. Bhagath, Vivek, A., V. Krishna, V., Mittal, S. Sagar, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Synthesis and characteristics of MMT reinforced chitosan nanocomposite”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2020

The influence of MWCNT and hybrid (MWCNT/nanoclay) fillers on performance of EPDM-CIIR blends in nuclear applications: Mechanical, hydrocarbon transport, and gamma-radiation aging characteristics

Cite this Research Publication : A. Neelesh, Vidhyashree, S., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “The influence of MWCNT and hybrid (MWCNT/nanoclay) fillers on performance of EPDM-CIIR blends in nuclear applications: Mechanical, hydrocarbon transport, and gamma-radiation aging characteristics”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 137, p. 49271, 2020.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2020

Nanosilica reinforced EPDM silicone rubber blends: Experimental and theoretical evaluation of mechanical and solvent sorption properties

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ravindran, Kamaraj, M., Vasanthmurali, N., Meghavarshini, V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Nanosilica reinforced EPDM silicone rubber blends: Experimental and theoretical evaluation of mechanical and solvent sorption properties”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2020

Analyzing the Effect of B4C/Al2O3 on the Wear Behavior of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Alloy Using Response Surface Methodology

Cite this Research Publication : V. Kumar, Kumar, V., Menon, G., Bimaldev, S., Sankar, M., Shankar, K., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Analyzing the Effect of B4C/Al2O3 on the Wear Behavior of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Alloy Using Response Surface Methodology”, International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science, vol. 8, pp. 66-79, 2020.

Publisher : International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science

Year : 2020

Determining the Significance of Cobalt Addition on the Wear Characteristics of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Hypoeutectic Alloy Using Design of Experiment

Cite this Research Publication : E. P. Sreedev, Govind, H. K., P, A., Adithyan, S., Narayan, H. A., Shankar, K. V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Determining the Significance of Cobalt Addition on the Wear Characteristics of Al-6.6Si-0.4Mg Hypoeutectic Alloy Using Design of Experiment”, Tribology in Industry, vol. 42, pp. 299-309, 2020.

Publisher : Tribology in Industry

Year : 2020

Influence of argon plasma treatment on carbon fibre reinforced high performance thermoplastic composite

Cite this Research Publication : Jennifer Vinodhini, K. Sudheendra, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Shantanu Bhowmik, “Influence of argon plasma treatment on carbon fibre reinforced high performance thermoplastic composite”, High Performance Polymers, p. 0954008320957062, 2020.

Publisher : High Performance Polymers

Year : 2020

Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Functionalized MWCNT Reinforced Epoxy Carbon Fabric Composites

Cite this Research Publication : S. P. Kumar, Dr. Jayanarayanan K., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Functionalized MWCNT Reinforced Epoxy Carbon Fabric Composites”, Materials Today Proceedings (in press)., vol. Volume 24, pp. p.1157 - 1166 (2020), 2020.

Publisher : Materials Today Proceedings

Year : 2019

Response surface modeling and optimization of process variables for Amiodarone and Levetiracetam removal from synthetic pharmaceutical industry effluent employing heterogeneous photocatalysis

Cite this Research Publication : Prakash Chinnaiyan, Thampi, S. G., MathavaKumar,, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Response surface modeling and optimization of process variables for Amiodarone and Levetiracetam removal from synthetic pharmaceutical industry effluent employing heterogeneous photocatalysis”, Desalination and Water Treatment, vol. 170, pp. 253-264, 2019.

Publisher : Desalination and Water Treatment,

Year : 2019

XLPE – Layered Silicate Nanocomposites for High Voltage Insulation Applications: Mechanical and Treeing Behavior

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Viswakumar, K., “XLPE – Layered Silicate Nanocomposites for High Voltage Insulation Applications: Mechanical and Treeing Behavior”, IET Science, Measurement & Technology, vol. 13, 2019.

Publisher : IET Science, Measurement & Technology

Year : 2019

XLPE – layered silicate nanocomposites for high voltage insulation applications: dielectric characteristics, treeing behaviour and mechanical properties

Cite this Research Publication : D. Kavitha and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “XLPE – layered silicate nanocomposites for high voltage insulation applications: dielectric characteristics, treeing behaviour and mechanical properties”, IET Science, Measurement Technology, vol. 13, pp. 1019-1025, 2019.

Publisher : IET Science, Measurement Technology

Year : 2018, 2019

Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology

Cite this Research Publication : S. Vasudevan, Poornima V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)

Year : 2018

Cure and Degradation Kinetics of Sulfur Cured Nanocomposites of EPDM-NBR Rubber Blends

Cite this Research Publication : S. K. Tajamul Basha, Divya, R., Menon, A. U., Ashok, N., Dr. Meera Balachandran, S., B., and S.R., N., “Cure and Degradation Kinetics of Sulfur Cured Nanocomposites of EPDM-NBR Rubber Blends”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 23586-23595, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Mechanical and sorption behaviour of organo-modified montmorillonite nanocomposites based on EPDM – NBR Blends

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Webert, D., Suneesh, P. V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Mechanical and sorption behaviour of organo-modified montmorillonite nanocomposites based on EPDM - NBR Blends”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 16132-16140, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2018

Photocatalytic degradation of metformin and amoxicillin in synthetic hospital wastewater: effect of classical parameters

Cite this Research Publication : Prakash Chinnaiyan, S.G. Thampi, M. Kumar, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Photocatalytic Degradation of Metformin and Amoxicillin in Synthetic Hospital Wastewater: Effect of Classical Parameters”, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2018.

Publisher : International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology

Year : 2018

Organo-modified layered silicate nanocomposites of EPDM–chlorobutyl rubber blends for enhanced performance in γ radiation and hydrocarbon environment

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Lawrence, F., “Organo-modified layered silicate nanocomposites of EPDM–chlorobutyl rubber blends for enhanced performance in γ radiation and hydrocarbon environment”, Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 52, pp. 3219-3231, 2018.

Publisher : Journal of Composite Materials

Year : 2018, 2019

Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology

Cite this Research Publication : S. Vasudevan, Poornima V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)

Year : 2018

Investigation and Optimization of Mechanical, Thermal and Tribological Properties of UHMWPE – Graphite Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Narendra K. Reddy, Unnikrishnan D., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Investigation and Optimization of Mechanical, Thermal and Tribological Properties of UHMWPE – Graphite Nanocomposites”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 5, pp. 25139 - 25148, 2018.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings .

Year : 2018

Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics

Cite this Research Publication : P. Raga Sreehitha, Durga, B., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 24 Part 2, pp. 772 - 781, 2020.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)"

Year : 2017

EPDM – Chlorobutyl Rubber Blends in γ-Radiation and Hydrocarbon Environment: Mechanical, Transport and Ageing Behavior

Cite this Research Publication : Neelesh Ashok, Meera Balachandran, Neethu Sebastian and Falix Lawrence, “EPDM – Chlorobutyl Rubber Blends in γ-Radiation and Hydrocarbon Environment: Mechanical, Transport and Ageing Behavior”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 134 (33) : 45195, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/app.45195. (IF: 2.52)

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2017

Process Optimization of Functionalized MWCNT/Polyetherimide Nanocomposites for Aerospace Application

Cite this Research Publication : Shantanu Bhowmik, Mohan Kumar Pitchan, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Abraham, M., “Process Optimization of Functionalized MWCNT/Polyetherimide Nanocomposites for Aerospace Application”, Journal of Materials and Design, vol. 127, pp. 193-203, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Materials and Design

Year : 2017

Polymer Nanocomposite Containing High Permittivity Nanoparticles for Energy Storage Application

Cite this Research Publication : V. K. Sahithya, Kavitha, D., Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Kumar, M., “Polymer Nanocomposite Containing High Permittivity Nanoparticles for Energy Storage Application”, International Journal of Nanotechnology and Applications, vol. 11, pp. 305-318, 2017.

Publisher : International Journal of Nanotechnology and Applications.

Year : 2017

EPDM-chlorobutyl rubber blends in γ-radiation and hydrocarbon environment: Mechanical, transport, and ageing behavior

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Dr. Meera Balachandran, Lawrence, F., and Sebastian, N., “EPDM-chlorobutyl rubber blends in γ-radiation and hydrocarbon environment: Mechanical, transport, and ageing behavior”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2017

Study on Silica Infused Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Design of Experiments

Cite this Research Publication : P. .M.Mrudul, .Upender, T., Tarun, V., Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Dr. Mini K. M., “Study on Silica Infused Recycled Aggregate Concrete Using Design of Experiments”, Journal of Engineering science and Technology, vol. 12, no. 10, 2017.

Publisher : Journal of Engineering science and Technology

Year : 2016

Response surface methodology: A tool for assessing the role of compounding ingredients in peroxide vulcanization of natural rubber

Cite this Research Publication : Ra Rajan, Varghese, Sa, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and George, K. Ec, “Response surface methodology: A tool for assessing the role of compounding ingredients in peroxide vulcanization of natural rubber”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, vol. 89, pp. 211-226, 2016.

Publisher : Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Year : 2016

Effect of Surface Functionalization on Mechanical Properties and Decomposition Kinetics of High Performance Polyetherimide/MWCNT Nano Composites

Cite this Research Publication : Mohan Kumar Pitchan, Shantanu Bhowmik, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and Abraham, M., “Effect of Surface Functionalization on Mechanical Properties and Decomposition Kinetics of High Performance Polyetherimide/MWCNT Nano Composites”, Journal of Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 90, pp. 147-160, 2016.

Publisher : Journal of Composites Part A Applied Science and Manufacturing

Year : 2015

Modeling of Electric Field Distribution and Electric Tree Propagation in Epoxy Nanocomposites using Finite Element Method

Cite this Research Publication : D. Kavitha, T. N. P. Nambiar, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and SINDHU, T. K., “Modeling of Electric Field Distribution and Electric Tree Propagation in Epoxy Nanocomposites using Finite Element Method”, Journal of Electrical Engineering, 2015.

Publisher : Journal of Electrical Engineering

Year : 2015

Kodo Idly – Inside Out

Cite this Research Publication : D. Susan, Vishvanathan, R., .E, P., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Kodo Idly – Inside Out”, Trends in Biosciences, vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 2638-2646, 2015.

Publisher : Trends in Biosciences

Year : 2015

Carving of Idly from the batter

Cite this Research Publication : D. Susan, .E, P., Vishvanathan, R., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Carving of Idly from the batter”, Trends in Biosciences , vol. 8, no. 10, pp. 2631-2637, 2015.

Publisher : Trends in Biosciences

Year : 2012

Optimizing properties of nanoclay–nitrile rubber (NBR) composites using Face Centred Central Composite Design

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Devanathan, S., Muraleekrishnan, R., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Optimizing properties of nanoclay–nitrile rubber (NBR) composites using Face Centred Central Composite Design”, Materials & Design - MATER DESIGN, vol. 35, 2012.

Publisher : Materials & Design - MATER DESIGN

Year : 2012

Optimizing properties of nanoclay-nitrile rubber (NBR) composites using Face Centred Central Composite Design

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Muraleekrishnan, Rb, and Bhagawan, S. Sa, “Optimizing properties of nanoclay-nitrile rubber (NBR) composites using Face Centred Central Composite Design”, Materials and Design, vol. 35, pp. 854-862, 2012.

Publisher : Materials and Design

Year : 2012

Mechanical, thermal and transport properties of nitrile rubber (NBR)-Nanoclay composites

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Bhagawan, S. S., “Mechanical, thermal and transport properties of nitrile rubber (NBR)-Nanoclay composites”, Journal of Polymer Research, vol. 19, pp. 1-10, 2012.

Publisher : Journal of Polymer Research

Year : 2012

Mechanical, thermal, and transport properties of nitrile rubber-nanocalcium carbonate composites

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Bhagawan, S. S., “Mechanical, thermal, and transport properties of nitrile rubber-nanocalcium carbonate composites”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 126, pp. 1983-1992, 2012.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Year : 2011

Modeling and Optimizing Properties of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber (NBR) Composites Using Box-Behnken Design

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Bhagawan, S. S., and Muraleekrishnan, R., “Modeling and Optimizing Properties of Nanoclay - Nitrile Rubber (NBR) Composites Using Box-Behnken Design”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 455 - 473, 2011.

Publisher : Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Year : 2011

Modeling and optimizing properties of nanoclay-nitrile rubber composites using box-behnken design

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Bhagawan, S. Sa, and Muraleekrishnan, Rb, “Modeling and optimizing properties of nanoclay-nitrile rubber composites using box-behnken design”, Rubber Chemistry and Technology, vol. 84, no. 4, pp. 455-473, 2011.

Publisher : Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Year : 2011

Studies on acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer (NBR) layered silicate composites: Mechanical and viscoelastic properties

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Bhagawan, S. S., “Studies on acrylonitrile-butadiene copolymer (NBR) layered silicate composites: Mechanical and viscoelastic properties”, Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 45, no. 19, pp. 2011-2022, 2011.

Publisher : Journal of Composite Materials

Year : 2010

Modeling NBR- layered silicate nanocomposites: A DoE approach

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Stanly, L. P., Mulaleekrishnan, R., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Modeling NBR- layered silicate nanocomposites: A DoE approach”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 118, pp. 3300-3310, 2010.

Publisher : Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Conference Proceedings

Year : 2019

Performance Enhancement of UHMWPE with Surface Functionalized MWCNT/Graphite Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kumar P, K, S. Narendra R., D, U., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Performance Enhancement of UHMWPE with Surface Functionalized MWCNT/Graphite Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the Second International Conferences on Structural Integrity (ICONS-2018), Invited paper 14, Session VD Stuctural Integrity of Composite Materials. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam & Society for Failure Analysis, Chennai Chapter together with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Second International Conferences on Structural Integrity (ICONS-2018), Invited paper 14, Session VD Stuctural Integrity of Composite Materials. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam & Society for Failure Analysis, Chennai Chapter together with Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Year : 2019

Nanosilica reinforced EPDM Silicone Rubber Blends: Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Mechanical and Solvent Sorption Properties

Cite this Research Publication : A. Ravindran, Kamaraj, M., Vasanthmurali, N., V, M., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Nanosilica reinforced EPDM Silicone Rubber Blends: Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Mechanical and Solvent Sorption Properties”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham,Bangalore, India, 2019.

Publisher : Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications

Year : 2018, 2019

Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology

Cite this Research Publication : S. Vasudevan, Poornima V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)

Year : 2019

Synthesis and Characteristics of MMT Reinforced Chitosan Nanocomposite

Cite this Research Publication : S. Bhagath, Vivek, A., V. Krishna, V., Mittal, S. Sagar, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Synthesis and characteristics of MMT reinforced chitosan nanocomposite”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)” organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham"

Year : 2019

Nanosilica reinforced EPDM Silicone Rubber Blends: Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of Mechanical and Solvent Sorption Properties

Publisher : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2019)"

Year : 2018

Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Functionalized MWCNT Reinforced Epoxy Carbon Fabric Composites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kumar P, Jayanarayanan, K., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Functionalized MWCNT Reinforced Epoxy Carbon Fabric Composites”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India.

Year : 2018

Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics

Cite this Research Publication : P. Raga Sreehitha, Durga, B., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)”. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)”, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore.

Year : 2018

Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology

Cite this Research Publication : S. Vasudevan, Poornima V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India .

Year : 2018, 2019

Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology

Cite this Research Publication : S. Vasudevan, Poornima V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of admixtures on properties of concrete and optimization using response surface methodology”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018). Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)

Year : 2018

Gamma Radiation and Hydrocarbon Ageing Effect on Mechanical Properties of EPDM – CIIR Hybrid Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Gamma Radiation and Hydrocarbon Ageing Effect on Mechanical Properties of EPDM – CIIR Hybrid Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the Second International Conferences on Structural Integrity (ICONS-2018), Session VD Structural Integrity of Composite Materials. . Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam and Society for Failure Analysis, Chennai Chapter together with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Structural Integrity Society (InSIS) and Indian Instutute of Science, Bangalore at Indian Ins, 2018.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Second International Conferences on Structural Integrity (ICONS-2018), Session VD Structural Integrity of Composite Materials. . Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam and Society for Failure Analysis, Chennai Chapter together with Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Structural Integrity Society (InSIS) and Indian Instutute of Science, Bangalore at Indian Ins.

Year : 2018

Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics

Cite this Research Publication : P. Raga Sreehitha, Durga, B., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Dielectric Properties, Thermal Characteristics and Degradation Kinetics of PMMA Nanodielectrics”, Materials Today: Proceedings, vol. 24 Part 2, pp. 772 - 781, 2020.

Publisher : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2018)"

Year : 2018

Hybrid Nanocomposites of EPDM-Chlorobutyl Rubber Blends for Radiation and Hydrocarbon Environments, Rubber and elastomers Symposium

Cite this Research Publication : A. Neelesh and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Hybrid Nanocomposites of EPDM-Chlorobutyl Rubber Blends for Radiation and Hydrocarbon Environments, Rubber and elastomers Symposium”, 34th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-34). Taipei, Taiwan, 2018.

Publisher : 34th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-34),, Taipei, Taiwan .

Year : 2017

Cure and Degradation Kinetics of Sulfur Cured Nanocomposites of EPDM-NBR Rubber Blends

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kaizer Taj Basha, R, D., Menon, A. U., Ashok, N., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Cure and Degradation Kinetics of Sulfur Cured Nanocomposites of EPDM-NBR Rubber Blends”, Proceedings of the second edition of Icon AMMA a three day International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2017)” . Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham ,Bangalore, India , 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of the second edition of Icon AMMA a three day International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2017)

Year : 2017

Influence of Nanofiller Type on Mechanical and Solvent sorption behavior of Nitrile Rubber based Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Ashok, N., “Influence of Nanofiller Type on Mechanical and Solvent sorption behavior of Nitrile Rubber based Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN), . Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, SIL6, 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN),

Year : 2017

Influence of high permittivity nanoparticle on water tree growth in XLPE nanocomposite

Cite this Research Publication : D. Kavitha and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Influence of high permittivity nanoparticle on water tree growth in XLPE nanocomposite”, Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies, ICCPCT 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Circuit, Power and Computing Technologies,

Year : 2017

Investigation and Optimization of Mechanical, Thermal and Tribological Properties of UHMWPE – Graphite Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Narendra K. Reddy, Unnikrishnan, D., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Investigation and Optimization of Mechanical, Thermal and Tribological Properties of UHMWPE - Graphite Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of second edition of International Conference on "Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2017)", vol. 5. Elsevier Ltd, Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru, pp. 25139-25148, 2017.

Publisher : Materials Today: Proceedings

Year : 2017

Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE – Graphite Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Narendra R. K, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and D, U., “Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE – Graphite Nanocomposites”, of Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN), . Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, SIL46, 2017.

Publisher : Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN),

Year : 2017

Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE – Acid modified MWCNT Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. Kumar P, Dr. Meera Balachandran, and D, U., “Experimental Study of Thermal and Mechanical Properties of UHMWPE – Acid modified MWCNT Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN), . Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, SIL23, 2017.

Publisher : Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites organized by International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(IIUCNN),

Year : 2017

Cure and Degradation Kinetics of Sulfur Cured Nanocomposites of EPDM – NBR Rubber Blends

Publisher : of the second edition of Icon AMMA a three day International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications (IConAMMA 2017)

Year : 2016

Mechanical and Sorption Behaviour of Organo-modified Montmorillonite nanocomposites based on EPDM – NBR Blends

Cite this Research Publication : N. Ashok, Webert, D., Suneesh, P. V., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Mechanical and Sorption Behaviour of Organo-modified Montmorillonite nanocomposites based on EPDM – NBR Blends”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Materials SCICON’16 . Department of Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita Nagar, Coimbatore, India, p. 153, 2016.

Publisher : Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Materials SCICON’16 . Department of Sciences

Year : 2016

Simulation of electric field distribution in nanodielectrics based on XLPE

Cite this Research Publication : A. Jayakrishnan, Viswakumar, K., Arthi, A., Nagarajan, N., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Simulation of electric field distribution in nanodielectrics based on XLPE”, Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Advances in Nano Science and Technology 2015 (RAINSAT-2015) organized by Sathyabama University in association with CSIR . Central Leather Research Institute at Sathyabama University, Chennai, p. 54, 2015.

Publisher : Proceedings of International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, properties and Applications ICM 2016 organized by International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), , Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India held at School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.

Year : 2016

Simulation studies on Electric field propogation in cross-linked Polyethylene Nanosilica Composites

Cite this Research Publication : A. Suresh, Pattath, K., Mohammed, A. C., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Simulation studies on Electric field propogation in cross-linked Polyethylene Nanosilica Composites”, Proceedings of International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, properties and Applications ICM 2016 . International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 2016.

Publisher : Proceedings of International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, properties and Applications ICM 2016 , International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Year : 2016

Simulation of electric field distribution in nanodielectrics based on XLPE

Cite this Research Publication : A. Jayakrishnan, D, K., A, A., Nagarajan, N., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Simulation of electric field distribution in nanodielectrics based on XLPE”, Proceedings of International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, properties and Applications ICM 2016 organized by International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE), . Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India held at School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, p. 27, 2016.

Publisher : Proceedings of International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, properties and Applications ICM 2016 organized by International Unit on Macromolecular Science and Engineering (IUMSE)

Year : 2014

Mechanical, thermal and dielectric properties of cross-linked polyethylene nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : P. Manswini, Reddy, R., Kavitha, D., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Mechanical, thermal and dielectric properties of cross-linked polyethylene nanocomposites”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC 2014), International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Kottayam, Kerala, India, p. 17, 2014.

Publisher : Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC 2014), International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Year : 2013

Studies on Polyaniline (PANI)/Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based blends

Cite this Research Publication : P. Srikrishnarka, Reddy, R. S. Pruthvi Ra, Siddarth, K., Vishal, R., Bhagawan, S. S., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Studies on Polyaniline (PANI)/Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) based blends”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Technology - 2013 (NCMST-13) organized by Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. IIST (Valiamala), Thiruvananthaputram, Kerala, 2013.

Publisher : National Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Technology - 2013 (NCMST-13) organized by Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology.

Year : 2012

Nanocomposites : Property Dependence on Filler Shape and Content

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Nanocomposites : Property Dependence on Filler Shape and Content”, 3rd Int Conf on Natural Polymers, Bio-polymers, Bio-Materials, their composites, Blends, IPNs & Gels Polyelectrolytes & Gels: Macro to Nano Scales, by Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology at M.G. Univ & Beijing Univ of Chemical Technology, China. Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, p. 27, 2012.

Publisher : 3rd Int Conf on Natural Polymers, Bio-polymers, Bio-Materials, their composites, Blends, IPNs Gels Polyelectrolytes Gels: Macro to Nano Scales, by Centre for Nanoscience Nanotechnology at M.G. Univ Beijing Univ of Chemical Technology, China

Year : 2010

Approaches in Modeling Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Approaches in Modeling Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of Second International Conference on Natural Polymers, Bio-polymers, Bio-Materials, their composites, Blends, IPNs and Gels Polyelectrolytes and Gels: Macro to Nano Scales (ICNP-2010). Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, pp. 35-36, 2010.

Publisher : Mahatma Gandhi University

Year : 2010

Role of DoE [Design of Experiments] in Development of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber Composites

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Role of DoE [Design of Experiments] in Development of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber Composites”, Proceedings of International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology (ICMST 2010). Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 8.4 – 8.5, 2010.

Publisher : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India

Year : 2010

Nitrile rubber nanocomposites for control bladders : Application of DoE technique

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Nitrile rubber nanocomposites for control bladders : Application of DoE technique”, International Multicomponent Polymer Conference IMPC2012 organised by Institute of Macromolecular Science & Engineering,School of Applied Sciences, Engineering & Health, RMIT University, Australia & Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, M.G. University. Kottayam, p. 48, 2010.

Publisher : nstitute of Macromolecular Science & Engineering,School of Applied Sciences, Engineering & Health, RMIT University, Australia & Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, M.G. University

Year : 2010

Mechanical And Visco-Elastic Properties Of Silicone Rubber – Nanoclay Composites And Its Application In Vibration Damper

Cite this Research Publication : Pradip P Sairam, Sreeja M R, Dr. Ajith Ramesh, and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Mechanical And Visco-Elastic Properties Of Silicone Rubber – Nanoclay Composites And Its Application In Vibration Damper”, Proceedings of International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology (ICMST 2010). Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram, 2010.

Publisher : Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Materials Research Society of India,

Year : 2010

Elastomer Based Composites

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Elastomer Based Composites”, Proceedings of International Conference on Latest in Polymers – 2010. J.J. Murphy Research Centre, Rubber Park India (P) Ltd., Kochi, Kerala, p. 11, 2010.

Publisher : J.J. Murphy Research Centre, Rubber Park India (P) Ltd.

Year : 2010

Elastomer-based nanocomposites : Trends and Challenges

Cite this Research Publication : S. S. Bhagawan and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Elastomer-based nanocomposites : Trends and Challenges”, Proceedings of National conference on "Frontiers in Polymer Nanomaterials and Composites. B S Abdur Rahman University, Chennai, 2010.

Publisher : Proceedings of National conference on Frontiers in Polymer Nanomaterials and Composites

Year : 2009

Process parameter optimisation in automobile component manufacture using Design of Experiments

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, J. Ganesh, A., Varshan, A. V. R., Sriram, D., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Process parameter optimisation in automobile component manufacture using Design of Experiments”, National Conference on Quality Improvement Concepts and their Implementation in Higher Educational Institutions. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, pp. 25-26, 2009.

Publisher : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore

Year : 2009

Optimizing the Properties of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber Composites using Box-Behnken Design

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Muraleekrishnan, R., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Optimizing the Properties of Nanoclay – Nitrile Rubber Composites using Box-Behnken Design”, Proceedings of ISAMPE National Conference 2009(INCCOM-8) “Emerging Trends in Composite Materials and Technology”. Thiruvananthapuram, pp. 147-153, 2009.

Publisher : Proceedings of ISAMPE National Conference 2009(INCCOM-8) “Emerging Trends in Composite Materials and Technology”

Year : 2008

Design of Experiments for Optimizing NBR Nanocomposite Formulations

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Stanly, L. P., Muraleekrishnan, R., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Design of Experiments for Optimizing NBR Nanocomposite Formulations”, International conference on Advances in Polymer Technology. Cochin, p. 82, 2008.

Publisher : International conference on Advances in Polymer Technology

Year : 2007

Short natural fibre reinforced polyester composites : Property Optimization using DoE

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Bhagawan, S. S., “Short natural fibre reinforced polyester composites : Property Optimization using DoE”, Proceedings of Innovations in Composites for the New Century, International and INCOMM-6 Conference on Future trends in Composite Materials and Processing. IIT Kanpur, pp. 307 – 310, 2007.

Publisher : Proceedings of Innovations in Composites for the New Century, International and INCOMM-6 Conference on Future trends in Composite Materials and Processing

Year : 2006

Studies on Novel Polythiourea and its Composites For Conducting Applications

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Lakshmi, K., and Saravanan, R., “Studies on Novel Polythiourea and its Composites For Conducting Applications”, National Conference on Recent Trends in Polymer Science and Technology. PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 2006.

Publisher : National Conference on Recent Trends in Polymer Science and Technology

Year : 2006

Mechanical behaviour of nanoclay–NBR composites

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran and Bhagawan, S. S., “Mechanical behaviour of nanoclay–NBR composites”, Proceedings of Asia Rub Tech Expo. Cochin, India. p. 64, 2006.

Publisher : Proceedings of Asia Rub Tech Expo. Cochin, India

Year : 2005

Transport Properties And Mechanical Behaviour Of Nitrile Rubber / Polychloroprene Rubber Blends

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Meera Balachandran, Kutty, S. K. N., and Bhagawan, S. S., “Transport Properties And Mechanical Behaviour Of Nitrile Rubber / Polychloroprene Rubber Blends”, National Conference on Polymers. SJCE, Mysore, 2005.

Publisher : National Conference on Polymers, SJCE, Mysore

Year : 2005

Transport Properties And Mechanical Behaviour Of Nitrile Rubber / Polychloroprene Rubber Blends

Publisher : National Conference on Polymers

Book Chapter

Year : 2021

Ageing and Degradation studies in XLPE

Cite this Research Publication : Meera Balachandran, “Ageing and Degradation studies in XLPE”, Chapter 8, In Cross linkable Polyethylene: Manufacture, Properties, Recycling, and Applications, (Applied Sciences & Engineering series), Springer, eBook ISBN 978-981-16-0514-7, Hardcover ISBN 978-981-16-0513-0, Series ISSN 2524-5384 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-0514-7, May 2021

Publisher : Crosslinkable Polyethylene

Year : 2020

Performance Enhancement of UHMWPE with Surface Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Graphite

Cite this Research Publication : S. P. Kumar, K. Reddy, S. Narendra, Unnikrishnan D., and Dr. Meera Balachandran, “Performance Enhancement of UHMWPE with Surface Functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes/Graphite”, in In Structural Integrity Assessment, R. V. Prakash, R. Kumar, S., Nagesha, A., Sasikala, G., and Bhaduri, A. Kumar, Eds. Singapore: Springer Singapore, 2020, pp. 231-240.

Publisher : Structural Integrity Assessment, Springer Singapore,

Affiliations
  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences
  • Professor, Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials & Green Technologies
Research

Areas of Interest

  • Polymer Blends
  • Nanocomposites and Hybrid Composites
  • High Performance Polymer Composites for Space
  • Nuclear and Structural Applications
  • Polymer Nanodielectrics
  • Rubber Technology
  • Biopolymers and Biopolymer Composites
  • Process and Product Optimization
  • Design of Experiments for Modelling and Optimization
  • Biowaste and Wastewater Treatment

Dr. Meera is Principal investigator & Co-investigator for several research projects funded by various agencies such as ISRO, UGC-DAE CSR and MHRD. She is involved in consultancy projects for industries for materials development, process optimization and wastewater treatment. She collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams in diverse areas for development and modelling ofpolymer nanodielectrics, tribological studies on alloys and water and waste-water treatment.
Two research scholars have completed their PhD dissertations under Dr. Meera’s supervision as Thesis advisor / Co-advisor. Currently she is the Advisor/Co Advisor for five PhD theses. She has also guided several M.Tech. and B.Tech. projects. She has to her credit several peer reviewed publications in international journals and international / national conferences. She serves as reviewer for several International Journals. She is a Life Member of Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE) and Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).

Sponsored Projects
Years Funding Agency Title of Project Amount of Grant (Rs.) Role Status
March 2019 – February 2022 ISRO RESPOND High performance Polyether KetoneCarbonFibre composite for future generation aviation and space Applications Rs. 24.96 Lakhs Principal Investigator Ongoing
January 2021 – May 2021 V-Guard Industries Ltd Ageing studies on the performance of slip additive modified PVC compound for cable applications. Rs. 3.6 lakhs Co-Principal Investigator Ongoing
2017 DST FIST Level 2 DST FIST grant under Chemical Sciences Division High Performance Functional Materials for Strategic Applications Rs. 264 Lakhs Team Member Completed
May 2017 – June 2018 V-Guard Industries Ltd Reduction of Coefficient of friction (COF) when PVC insulated wires are pulled out through PVC Conduit Rs. 6.53 Lakhs Principal Investigator Completed
April 2014 – March 2017 UGC – DAE CSR Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Rubber based nanocomposites for application in corrosive and radiation environments Rs. 6.79Lakhs Principal Investigator Completed
October 2014 – September 2017 ISRO Development of Ultra High Temperature Resistance Polymeric Nanocomposites for Long Distance Space Applications Rs. 24.64Lakhs  Co- Principal Investigator Completed
June 2014 – May 2017 MHRD Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials and Green Technologies Rs. 250 Lakhs Team Member Completed
June 2008 – June 2011 ISRO Analysis and Evaluation of Multi-Layer Shear Damped Visco elastic Treatments for Launch Vehicle Application Rs. 11.95Lakhs  Co- Principal Investigator Completed
May 2006 – April 2009 ISRO Elastomer based Nanocomposites for Control System Bladders Rs. 9.16Lakhs  Co- Principal Investigator Completed
January 2009 – June 2009 The Institution of Engineers (India) Optimisation of Nanofiller Loading in Natural Rubber based Micro Cellular SheetUsing DoE Rs. 0.5 Lakhs Principal Investigator Completed
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