An interdisciplinary researcher is passionate in the application based research and innovations. Focusing on major water-related problems worldwide, I have traveled seven years passionately in Prof. Pradeep’s research group (IITM) understanding the solutions for severe impacts created by the contaminations caused in the “” DRINKING WATER”. I have been delivering successive research technologies from lab bench to real fields, trouncing the pollution impacts in Water. A universal technology to bestow a ‘truly clean’ potable water is my fundamental dream. I am also concentrating on mass spectrometric signatures to understand the membrane borne quorum communications within microbial systems.  Interdisciplinary research that merges material science, chemistry, nanotechnology, and microbiology is my current area of science. Project management, administrative intelligence are my other strengths.


  • Masters of Science in Industrial Microbiology, University of Madras
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, University of Madras

Research Interests

  • Water Purification, Advanced materials, Mass spectrometry, Water chemistry and its impact on biology

Representative Publications

J. R. Swathy, et. al, “Antimicrobial silver: An unprecedented anion effect”, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group (2014) (DOI: 10.1038/srep07161).

 Nalenthiran Pugazhenthiran, Jakka Ravindran Swathy et. al, “Cellulose derived graphenic fibers for capacitive desalination of brackish water”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (36), pp 20156–20163 (DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b05510).

 Jakka Ravindran Swathy, et. al, “Sparingly soluble constant carbonate releasing inert monolith for enhancement of antimicrobial silver action and sustainable utilization”, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4 (7), pp 4043–4049 (DOI:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00979).

 Avijit Baidya, Jakka Ravindran Swathy, et. al, “Organic Solvent-Free Fabrication of Durable and Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Paper from Waterborne Fluorinated Cellulose Nanofiber Building Blocks”, ACS Nano, 2017, Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b05170. 

 Jakka Ravindran Swathy, et. al, “”Early Detection of Biofouling on Water Purification Membranes by Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging.”” Analytical chemistry, 2017, 90 (2017) 988–997, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b04236.

Honors and Rewards

  • Received the prestigious Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award from the honorable President of India for a prototype titled “RollPure” which incorporated my research outputs as an effective component in the system, March 19, 2018.
  • Presented and won best presentation award at 8th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, held at Bangkok, Thailand, September 9-14, 2018.
  • Presented and won best presentation award at The 6th IWA Regional Membrane Technology Conference (IWA-RMTC2018), held at Vadodara, Gujarat, India, December 10-12, 2018.