Professor & Head of the Department
Dr. V.S.Gayathri M.Sc. Ph.D.
Dr.V.S.Gayathri, who has a wide spectrum of industrial and teaching experience, is the Head of Chemistry. She has been with SSN for the past 15 years right from its inception. Currently she is teaching Engineering chemistry and Organic chemistry for engineering under graduates.
Dr.Gayathri obtained M.Sc., from the Department of Organic chemistry, University of Madras (1987) and started her career as a lecturer in an arts and science college at Karaikudi. She has worked as an Assistant professor in Shrimati Nanalal Bhatt Vaishnav College for women, Chrompet.
She worked as chief chemist in Chen Chems for 2years. During this period she was involved in the analysis of gold and other ores.
She qualified in the National Entrance Test (NET) jointly conducted by UGC and CSIR, for pursuing research and obtained her Ph.D., from the Department of Analytical chemistry, University of Madras (1993). After Ph.D she was absorbed in the same department to continue as Post Doctoral Fellow in a DST project in collaboration with IGCAR Kalpakkam.
She qualified in the TRB exam conducted by Government of Tamil Nadu and was posted as a lecturer in Vellore , which she forfeited to remain in SSN for its ambience.She has 22 research publications out of which three has been published in refereed International Journals and two in Proceedings jointly conducted by ISTE and IGCAR.
Out of two papers presented by her group, in LERIG 2009, one paper was selected as the best paper in the 43rd Leather Research Industry Get together held at CLRI, Chennai in Jan. 29- 30, 2009. She has been Awarded Teacher par Excellence by SSN management twice.
She is one of the Principal investigators for an industrial consultancy project with an outlay of INR 1.9L
She has been recognized as guide for Ph.D. programme by Anna University and is a life member in professional bodies – ISTE (# 39031) and ISAS (#0499).
Her area of research interest is bio organic chemistry and corrosion
1. Title: Corrosion Analysis
Funding Agency: HCL -Technologies
Investigators: Dr. V.S.Gayathri and Dr. K. Yamuna
Duration: 2010 – 2011
Amount: Rs. 1.9 lakhs
2. Title: To Identify Economic, Eco friendly and Effective Corrosion Inhibitors
Funding Agency: SSN Trust
Investigators: Dr. V.S.Gayathri , Dr. K. Yamuna and Dr.Sunita Nair
Duration: 2006 – 2008
Amount: 8.25 lakhs