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Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras

Saranya Gopalakrishnan

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Educational Background:
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering – Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

M.Tech. in – Environmental Science and Technology, A.C. Tech Campus, Anna University.

B.Tech Biotechnology, Shri Andal Alagar College of Engineering (Affiliated to Anna University)

Currently working as a Research associate in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai

Research Interests:
Paper based microfluidics, Bioaerosols

Worked as Post-doctoral Research Associate in Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras from May 2018 to present. Experience in working with Indo-UK water quality research project titled “Antimicrobial resistance and pollutants:interactive studies and novel sensor technologies.”

Worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Hindustan University from July 2017 to April 2018

Research Assistantship at Indian Institute of Technology Madras from January 2011 to March 2017

Recent Publications:
1. Saranya Gopalakrishnan, R Savitha, T. Renganathan, S. Pushpavanam. (2023) Adsorption of Triclosan on Nylon 66 Membrane: Preconcentration and Ultrasensitive Colorimetric Detection, langmuir, Volume 2023, 39, 26, 9017–9024. Click here to access the paper
2. Saranya Gopalakrishnan, Rajesh Ghosh, T. Renganathan, S. Pushpavanam. (2021) Sensitive and selective determination of triclosan using visual spectroscopy, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 254,119623, ISSN 1386-1425. Click here to access the paper
3. Rajesh Ghosh, Saranya Gopalakrishnan, Rangasamy Savitha, Thiruvengadam Renganathan & Subramanium Pushpavanam. (2019). Fabrication of Laser Printed Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices (LP-Pads) For Point-Of-Care Applications, Scientific Reports, 2(9). Click here to access the paper
4. Saranya, G., Ravinder A, Shashank Kumar G and Ravikrishna, R. (2019) Dynamic response of passive release of fungal spores from exposure to air. Journal of Aerosol Science, 133, 3748. Click here to access the paper