Prof. Dr. Aruna Dhathathreyan

Dr.Ms.Aruna Dhathathreyan is a professor and emeritus scientist at the Advanced Materials Lab, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, India.

Dr. Aruna Dhathathreyan’s contributions in colloid, surface science and biophysical chemistry have resulted in her being considered a national expert in this area. She is the Research Ambassador of DAAD, Chennai, since 2018, and a subject Expert in Physical Chemistry, in  SERB and DST, the Goverment of India.

Brief career history

Post-doctoral fellow & Research Scientist, Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany
Post-doctoral fellow, Dept. of Biophysics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1983-89)
Group Leader, Biophysical Chemistry  (Chemical Lab., CSIR-CLRI)(1990-2012)
Chief Scientist & Head, Biophysics Lab., CSIR-CLRI (2012-June 2015)
Emeritus Scientist & Professor (AcSIR), Advanced Materials Lab. (June 2015- till date).

Areas of expertise: Biophysical chemistry

Selected media coverage

Meet Aruna Dhathathreyan, the leather scientist - The Hindu, December 16, 2017
Face of the Month - Biostandups, Febraury 2018
The Importance of Busting Gender, Sex Stereotypes in STEM - Science The Wire, October 17, 2020

Selected publications

1. Regulating structural and mechanical properties of pectin reinforced liposomes at fluid/solid interface
N Bhargavi, A Dhathathreyan*, KJ Sreeram
Food Hydrocolloids 111, 106225 (2021)

2. pH induced reorganization of protein-protein interface in liposome encapsulated Ferritin at air/fluid and fluid/solid interfaces
Maheshkumar Jaganathan , C. Selvaraju , A. Dhathathreyan *, Journal of Molecular Liquids 312 (2020) 113422

3. Design of pH-Induced complex coacervates of gelatin and wattle
N. Bhargavi, A. Dhathathreyan*, K. J. Sreeram, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 6025, (2020), Article 125148

4. Plasticity or elasticity? Relating elastic moduli with secondary structural features of mixed films of polypeptides at air/fluid and fluid/solid interfaces.
Madhumitha D, Vaidyanathan VG, Dhathathreyan A.*,
Biophys. Chem. (2020), 258, p.106329

5. Sub-micron sized cytochrome c particles adsorbing to solid surfaces: A comparison between solution phase and colloidal system
Maheshkumar Jaganathan, S. Easwaramoorthy, A. Dhathathreyan*, Int. J. of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 13715, (2019) Pages 1268-1277

6. Elastic compliance as a tool to understand Hofmeister ion specific effect in DMPC liposomes
D. Madhumitha, Bruntha A., V. G. Vaidyanathan, Bhargavi Gari Narayana Reddy, A. Dhathathreyan , Biophys. Chem., Volume 249, (2019), Article 106148

7. Elastic compliance of fibrillar assemblies in type I collagen,
Ganesan VV, Dhanasekaran M, Thangavel N, Dhathathreyan A
Biophys Chem. (2018), 240, p.15

Emeritus scientist
Advanced Materials Laboratory
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