Born in Salem, Tamil Nadu on 15-03-1964. Studied plus two in Sri Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School (Main), T.Nagar, Chennai. Completed B. Sc (Chemistry) degree in 1984 at A. M. Jain college, Meenambakkam, Chennai. Obtained M. Sc (Chemistry) at Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram. Completed Ph.D degree in chemistry from IIT (Madras) in 2018 under the Guidance of Prof. R. Dhamodharan. Joined Chemistry Department, IIT Madras in 1989 as Technical Assistant and currently working as Technical Officer (SS). Incharge of Thermogravimetric Anlalyzer (TA Instruments Q500 Hi-Res TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (TA Instruments Q200 MDSC), Porosimeter (Micromeritics ASAP 2020), Chemisorption Unit (Micromeritics Chemisorb 2750). Sharing the responsibility of conducting UG Lab course for B. Tech for the last 20 years.
“Effect of Composition on the Physico Chemical properties of nickel aluminium hydrotalcites” S. Kannan, A. Narayanan, C. S. Swamy Journal of Materials Science, 1996, 31, 2353-2360.
“Effect of Interlayer anions on the physico chemical properties of zinc-aluminium hydrotalcite like compounds.” S. Velu, A. Narayanan, V. Ramkumar, C. S. Swamy Journal of Material Science, 1997, 32, 957-964
“Super water-absorbing new material from chitosan, EDTA and urea” A. Narayanan, R. Dhamodharan Carbohydrate Polymers, 2015, 134, 337-343.
“Super Water Absorbing Polymeric Gel from Chitosan, Citric Acid and Urea: Synthesis and Mechanism of Water Absorption “ A. Narayanan, R. Kartik, E. Sangeetha and R. Dhamodharan Carbohydrate Polymers, 2018, 191, 152-160.
“Green, Solid-State Synthesis of Maleated Chitosan and Ionotropic Gelation with Chitosan” Kartik Ravishankar, KM Shelly, PreethDesingh, RajalakshmiSubramaniyam, Abathodharanan Narayanan, and Raghavachari Dhamodharan ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (11), 15191–15200.