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Dr. Poongothai N.

Asst. Professor

Dr. Poongothai N. currently serves as Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore. Her areas of research include Corrosion Inhibitors.

Qualification: MPhil, MSc, Ph.D
n_poongothai@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Corrosion Science- Corrosion Inhibitors

Bio

Dr. Poongothai N. currently serves as Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Department of Sciences, School of Engineering, Coimbatore Campus. Her areas of research include Corrosion Inhibitors.

Research Interests

Studies on the inhibition efficiency of natural products on corrosion of metals in various environments using different techniques- weight loss methods and electrochemical techniques.

Academic Profile

Work experience

Auguest ’07 till now Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
January ’04 – July ’07 Michael Job Arts and Science College, Sulur, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
September ‘01 – June ’02 Government Polytechnique College, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
January ’92 – December ’97 ARC Mat. Hr.  School, Somanur, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu,    India.

Fields of Specialization

2003 – 2006 Ph. D: Vapour Phase corrosion inhibitors (VCI)-Physical Chemistry
2000 – 2002 M. Phil: Acid Pickling Inhibitors)-Physical Chemistry
1986 – 1988 M.Sc.: Studies on the effect of electrolytes on the critical solution temperature (CST) of Phenol water system.
1984 – 1985 B.Sc: Estimation of the amount of vitamin – C (Ascorbic acid)– By quantitative analysis method )-Inorganic Chemistry

Educational Qualification

2003 – 2006 Ph.D in Physical Chemistry from Anna University, Chennai. Doctoral dissertation entitled “Study of Essential Oils as VCI for corrosion of mild steel and copper” under the supervision of Dr. S.C. Murugavel and Dr. T. Ramachandran, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
2000- 2001 M.Phil in Applied Chemistry, from Avinashilingham Deemed University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
Dissertation work for Master of Philosophy entitled “Beneficial role of acid extracts of Carica papaya (fruit skin) and Nerium oderum (leaves) on corrosion of mild steel in acidic medium – A cost effective approach” under the guidance of Dr. Subashini.
1986- 1988 M.Sc in Chemistry from Madras University, Sri Sarada College for Women, Salem, Tamilnadu, India.
Dissertation work for Master’s program involved “Studies on the effect of electrolytes and organic acids on the critical solution temperature (CST) of Phenol water system under the guidance of Dr. Laxshmi
1982-1885 B. Sc in Chemistry from Bharathidasan University, Trichirappalli. Tamilnadu, India.
Dissertation work for Bachelor of Science entitled “Estimation of the amount of vitamin – C (Ascorbic acid) present in germinated Cereals and Pulses” – By quantitative analysis method.

Skill Set

  • Experience in Corrosion Rate and inhibition efficiency determination by various weight loss methods and electrochemical methods (Tafel and A C impedance techniques)
  • Extract preparation from natural and synthetic inhibitors by distillation process
  • Analysis and interpretation of analytical data comprising of NMR, IR and UV
  • Analysis and interpretation of analytical data comprising quantitative analysis methods

Instruments Handled

  • Experimental experience in using Keithley instrument-2001- EG 2G PAR-173 potentiostat and PAR Impedance electrochemical analyzer-M6310
  • Experimental experience in using SEM, UV-Visible, FTIR and NMR Spectroscopy

Membership

  • NACE International
  • Indian council of chemist – LF 1186
  • International Solid state Chemistry and Applied Sciences (ISCAS)- LM-359

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

  • Present a poster on April 17th, 2015 in Corrosion Awareness Day 2015 (CAD15) in THE GANDHIGRAM RURAL INSTITUTE DEEMED UNIVERSITY, Gandhigram.
  • Seminar participated on Feb 3-5, 2015, Indo-French Seminar on Women in Science” through CEFIPRA, at IISc, Bangalore.
  • Workshop attended- on Jan 30 -31, 2014, ‘Sort Term Traning course on Corrosion and its Control, at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai.
  • Akash- Faculty development programs in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore on December, 2013.
  • International Conference on “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology”- NANO 2010 in K S Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode on Dec 13- 16, 2010.
  • International Conference on “3rd Bangalore NANO 2010” in IISc, Bangalaru on Dec 8- 9, 2010.
  • Paper presented- “Introduction to synthesis of nano materials by different techniques”, National Conference on Current trends in Chemistry NCCTC-10, in Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on Dec 2- 3, 2010.
  • Paper Presented- “Corrosion Inhibition of Essential Oils on Copper in Sea Water, Rain Water, SO2 and H2S Environments”, National Conference on Recent Advances in Electroanalytical Techniques in Gandhigram Rural Institute- Deemed University, Gandhigram on Feb 25- 26, 2010.
  • Paper Presented- “Studies on Essential Oils as VCI for Mild Steel in Marine Atmosphere”, National Conference on Corrosion Assessment and Its Control- (NCAC 09) in Thiyagaraja College, Madurai on Dec 21- 22, 2009.
  • Paper Presented- “Introduction to Nanomaterials and Nanosciences, National Symposium and seminar – Solid state Chemistry and Nanomaterials in Vellore College of Technology”, Vellore on Nov 19- 21, 2009.
  • National Seminar on Nanosciences and Nanomaterials, on June 4th 2009 Attended in Amrita College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore.
  • National Seminar on Recent Advances in Green Chemistry-RAGC’08 on Oct 14th 2008 Attended in Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai.
  • Three Days Workshop on Faculty Empowerment Programs-VIKASA on Jan 18- 20, 2008 Attended in Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore.
  • Paper Presented-“Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery” in National Seminar on “Emerging Trends and Developments in Bioinformatics” on 3- 5, Jan 2006 in Dr. G. R. Damodaran College of Science, Coimbatore.
  • National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Chemistry” on June 2006 in Avinashilingham Deemed University, Coimbatore.
Publications

Journal Article

Essential oils as VCIs for mild steel in various environments

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Ramachanderen, T., Murugavel, S. C., and Natesan, M.

Publisher : Materials Performance

Corrosion Inhibitive Effect of Five Essential Oils on Copper in Seawater, Rainwater, and Industrial Environments

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Murugavel, S. C., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Studies on Jasiminum grandiflorumas VCI for mild steel in marine environment

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Murugavel, S. C., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : International Journal of Advance Research, IJOAR

Essential oils as vapour phase corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in seawater, rainwater, SO2 and H2S environments

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Murugavel, S. C., Natesan, M., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : Material Performance Journal

Essential Oils as VCI for mild steel in HCl environment

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Natesan, M., Murugavel, S. C., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : Material Performance Journal

Wood bark oils as vapour phase corrosion inhibitors for metals in NaCl and SO2 environments

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Rajendran, P., Natesan, M., and Palaniswamy, N.

Publisher : Indian journal of chemical technology

Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steek by Essential Oils in an HCl Environment

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Ramachanderen, T., Natesan, M., and Murugavel, S. C.

Publisher : Materials Performance

The Performance of VCI Coated Paper for Corrosion Prevention of Copper in HCl Environment

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Ramachanderen, T., Natesan, M., and Murugavel, S. C.

Publisher : Asian Journal of Research in Chemistry

Azole, amine, benzoate and nitrate compound mixture as VPI for metals in NaCl and SO2 environments

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Natesan, M., Palanisamy, N., Murugavel, S. C., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : Indian Journal of Chemical Technology

Azole, amine and nitrite as vapour phase corrosion inhibitors of metals in NaCl & SO2 environment

Authors : Dr. Poongothai N., Natesan, M., Palanisamy, N., Murugavel, S. C., and T. Ramachandran

Publisher : Indian Journal of Chemical Technology

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