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Dr. Athipettah Jayakrishnan

1980 - Ph.D - Chemistry Scientist G & Head, Polymer Chemistry Division @ SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. Jayakrishnan is the Head of Polymer Chemistry Division at Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. He is an internationally renowned scientist in the area of polymeric bio-materials.

Dr. Jayakrishnan received the Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Calicut in 1975, and followed it up with a Ph.D. from IIT Madras in 1980. He has been Visiting Scientist/Fellow at the University of Paris-Sud, Toyo University, Japan, University of Florida and the University of Liverpool in England. He is a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences and the recipient of a number of awards, including the Materials Society of India Medal in 1997.

Dr. Jayakrishnan is on the Editorial Board of the reputed international journal, ‘Biomaterials’. He has over 75 publications in international journals and nine patents to his credit. His postdoctoral work at the University of Florida led to the development of Ultraviolet Light Absorbing Intraocular Lenses which has been commercialized world-wide and millions of patients have been recipients of this implant. His pioneering work relating to the migration of plasticizer from flexible PVC based devices has been reported in the prestigious international journal ‘Nature’.

Dr. Jayakrishan’s current research is focused on anti-bacterial polymer surfaces, surgical adhesives and in situ forming wound dressing materials, areas that have immediate relevance in health care.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of fundamental and applied bio-medical research, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to present him this award.

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