Venkataraman N V Associate Professor and Head Department of Chemistry

Dr. N. V. Venkataraman is an Associate Professor with MEC in the Inorganic and Physical Chemistry department. His research primarily focuses on micro and nano-scale physicochemical modification of surfaces towards controlling and understanding interfacial processes and to evolve better structure-property correlations.

Dr. Venkataraman holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore, India

  • Education
    • Ph.D.: Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, (IISc) Bangalore, India.
    • M.Sc.: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India.
    • B.Sc.: Chemistry, University of Madras.
  • Research

    RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

    • Jan. 2013 - Senior Scientist (Oberassistent): Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Apr. 2010 - Mar. 2012: Senior Scientist (Oberassistent): Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Jan. 2003 - Mar. 2010: Post-Doctoral Assistant: Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Nov. 2002 - Jan. 2003: Academic Guest: Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Aug.1998 - Jul. 2001: Senior Research Fellow: Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
    • Aug. 1996 - Jul.1998: Junior Research Fellow: Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
    • 1996: Project Scientist: Department of Metallurgy and Material Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

     

    HONORS AND AWARDS:

    • Dr. A. Nagaraja Rao Medal for the best Ph. D. thesis in the Division of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (2002).
    • Dr. J. C. Ghosh Medal for the best Ph. D. thesis in the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute Science, Bangalore (2002).
    • CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) for junior research fellowship and lectureship (1994-95).

     

    PUBLICATIONS:

    BOOK CHAPTERS:
    • Chapter titled "Patterning gradients" in the book "Micro-patterning in Cell Biology" - N. V.Venkataraman, C. Cremmel, C. Zink, R. Huber, N. D. Spencer (Submitted).

    JOURNAL ARTICLES:

    • Naik, V; Crobu, M; Venkataraman, N. V; Spencer, N. D. "Multiple Transmission-Reflection IR Spectroscopy Shows that Surface Hydroxyls Play only a Minor Role in Alkylsilane Monolayer Formation on Silica" J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4, 2745.
    • Venkataraman, N. V; Pei, J; Rossi, A; Spencer, N. D. "Template-Stripped, Ultraflat Gold Surfaces with Coplanar, Embedded Titanium Micro-Patterns" Langmuir, 2013, 29, 9935.
    • Beurer, E; Venkataraman, N. V; Sommer, M; Spencer, N. D. "Protein and Nanoparticle Adsorption on Orthogonal,Charge-Density-Versus-Net-Charge Surface-Chemical Gradients", Langmuir, 2012, 28, 3159.
    • Amstad, E; Gehring, A. U; Fischer, H; Venkataraman V. N; Hahner, G; Textor, M;Reimhult, E. "Influence of Electronegative Substituents on the Binding Affinity of Catechol-Derived Anchors to Fe3O4 Nanoparticles" J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011,115, 683.
    • Beurer, E; Venkataraman, N. V.; Rossi, A; Bachmann, F; Engeli, R; Spencer, N. D."Orthogonal, Three-component, Alkanethiol-based, Surface-Chemical Gradients on Gold" Langmuir, 2010, 26, 8392.
  • Experience

    Assistant for laboratory course for bachelor and master students (2003-2004).