School of Chemistry

Dr. M. Rajan
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Products Chemistry

Educational Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D.
Professional Experience
  1. Academic Experience

    1. Ph.D (Chemistry), Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. 2011
    2. M.Sc (Chemistry), Sri Paramakalayani College (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) Tamil Nadu, India. 2011
    3. B.Sc (Chemistry), Sri Paramakalayani College (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) Tamil Nadu, India. 2011

    Professional Experience

    1. Assistant Professor, Dept. Natural Products Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India - June-2013-present
    2. Dr .D. S. Kothari Post Doctrol Fellow at Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India (Sep-2011 to June-2013)
    3. Lectuer at Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India  (July 2010 – April 2011)
Field of Specialization Medicinal Chemistry, Nano drug delivery, Biomaterials, Natural Products Chemistry, Environmental chemistry
Research Projects Completed  Ongoing
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Research Supervision
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    UGC-Dr.D.S.Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship, University Grants Commission, New Delhi, September, 2011.

    Junior Research Fellow, University Grants commission, New Delhi, India. (2007-2010).

    Best library usage award in Master of Science, Sri Paramakalyani College, Alwarkurichi (2005).

Papers Published

Total Publications       : 14

    1. M. Rajan, V. Raj, Abdullah A. Al-Arfaj, A.M. Murugan, Hyaluronidase enzyme core-5-fluorouracil-loaded chitosan-PEG-gelatin polymer nanocomposites as targeted and controlled drug delivery vehicles, International journal of Pharmaceutics, 453 (2) (2013), 514-522.
  • 2. M.Rajan and V.Raj, Formation and electrochemical characterization of chitosan/poly lactic acid/poly ethylene glycol/gelatin nanoparticles. A novel biosystem for controlled drug delivery, Carbohydrate Polymers, 98(1), 2013, 951-958..
  • 3. M.Rajan and V.Raj, Potential drug delivery applications of chitosan based nanomaterials, International Review of Chemical Engineering (I.RE.CH.E.), 5(2); 2013.
  • 4. M. Rajan, Alagumuthu, “Adsorptive removal of fluoride from aqueous phase using Zirconium impregnated Walnut shell carbon: Kinetic evaluation” Journal of Chemistry, 2013.
  • 5. M.Rajan and V.Raj, Encapsulation, Characterisation and in-vitro release of anti-tuberculosis drug using chitosan – poly ethylene glycol nanoparticles, Int J Pharm Pharm Sci,  4( 4), (2012) 255-259.
  • 6. G.Alagumuthu, M.Rajan, “Kinetic and Equilibrium studies on fluoride removal by Zirconium (IV) - impregnated Groundnut Shell Carbon” Chemical industry, 64 (4) 295–304 (2010).
  • 7. G.Alagumuthu, M.Rajan, V.Veeraputhiran, Comments on “Fluoride removal from water using activated and MnO2-coated Tamarind Fruit (Tamarindus indica) shell: Batch and column studies”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 183 (2010), 956-957.
  • 8. G.Alagumuthu, M.Rajan, “Equilibrium and Kinetics of adsorption of fluoride onto Zirconium Impregnated Cashew nut shell carbon” Chemical Engineering Journal, 158 (2010) 451–457.
  • 9. G.Alagumuthu, M.Rajan, “Chemometric studies of water quality parameters of Sankarankovil Block of Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu” Journal of Environmental Biology, 31, 581-586 (2010).
  • 10. G.Alagumuthu, M.Rajan, “Epidemiological and Correlation Studies of Keezhapavoor block of Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu” Indian journal of water work association, XXXXI (4) 2009, 268-274.
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Contact Info

Department of Natural Products Chemistry
Madurai Kamaraj University
Palkalai Nagar
Madurai-625 021.

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