Dr. Saravanan received his Ph.D in 2008 from Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and worked for a while in Pharma Industry (Sanmar Speciality Chemicals Limited). Dr. Saravanan has extensive international research experiences in France (Ecole des Mines de Douai), Canada (University of New Brunswick) and UK (University of Bristol and University of Bath). He is recipient of prestigious Senior Research Fellow award and Marie Curie Research Fellow award from CSIR-India and European research council respectively. His research efforts are focused on the synthesis of various conducting polymers and oligomers (Polyaniline, polypyrrole and oligoanilines) for gas sensor, reusable organic catalysts, electromagnetic interference application, anti-corrosion, photocatalyst and photovoltaic applications. He further involving in the preparation of biopolymer based composites for biodegradable electronic device applications. He attended various seminars, conferences including Nobel laureates seminars (Dr. Alan MacDiarmid and Dr. Hideki Shirakawa) and career development training programmes in India, Canada, UK, France and Spain. Upto now, there are 16-international papers and 3-patents published as the credentials during his research career and recognized as one of the upcoming leader in the field of functional organic materials. Saravanan was appointed as Assistant Professor in Rathinam technical campus and he moved to Presidency University, Bangalore, where he is currently working as an Assistant Professor in department of Chemistry.
No. of years|
Presidency University, Bengaluru||
From June 2018|
Rathinam Technical Campus (Engineering college), Coimbatore||
0.8 - year|
University of Bath, United Kingdom||
2.8 - years|
University of Bristol, United Kingdom||
Marie Curie Research Fellow||
2 - years|
University of New Brunswick, Canada||
1 - year 1- month|
Ecole des Mines de Douai, France||
1.5 - years|
Sanmar Speciality Chemicals Ltd, Chennai||
0.8 - year|
Teaching, research and developments on organic materials, administrative work associated with teaching and research activities.
Engineering Chemistry, General Chemistry, Materials Science (organic materials).
Type of research paper-16
Conference papers-10 (9-international and 1-national)
International - 16
National - Nil
Design, synthesis and application of conducting polymers and oligomers, and preparation of biodegradable electronic device materials.