GVN Rathna

GVN Rathna

Polymer Science and Engineering Division

About Me

We work on synthesis and modification of polymers, development of blends and composites of polymers in the form of nanogels, nanofibers and patterns. Study their structure and property relationship. Fabrication and formulations of the polymers. Applications of the polymers in the areas of biomedical (wound dressing, drug delivery, tissue engineeering), environmental (waste water treatment, air purifying filters ) and energy.

Professional Experience

  • 2003- Current- Senior Scientist, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
  • 2002-2003 - Postdoctoral Fellow, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • 1999-2001 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • 1997 Ph.D Student, IICT, Hyderabad (Osmania University)  UGC-NET qualified
  • 1998 CSIR-Research Associate

Selected Publications

  • Mahesh D. Pawar a, b, G.V.N. Rathna a, ?, Shubhang Agrawal a And Bhanudas S. Kuchekar b, Bioactive thermoresponsive polyblend nanofiber formulations for wound healing, Materials Science and Engineering C., 48, 126 - 137 (2015), DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2014.11.037.
  • Sarika Kelkar*†, Komal Pandey§, Shruti Agarkar†‡, Nidhi Saikhedkar‡§, Mukta Tathavadekar†, Ishita Agrawal†, Rathna V. N. Gundloori*§ And and Satishchandra Ogale*†, Functionally Engineered Egg Albumen Gel for Quasi-Solid Dye 2 Sensitized Solar Cells, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering., 2, 2707 - 2714 (2014), DOI:DOI: 10.1021/sc5004488.
  • GVN Rathna, Mallinath S. Birajdar, Manish Bhagwani And V.L. Paul, Studies on fabrication, characterization and metal extraction using metal chelating non-woven nanofibers of poly(vinylalcohol) and sodium alginate, Polymer Engineering and Science., , 1 - 13 (2012).
  • GVN Rathna JP. Jog And AB. Anil Kumar, Development of non-woven nanofibers of of egg albumen and poly(vinyl alcohol ) blends : influence of solution properties on morphology of nanofibers, Polymer Journal., , 43, 654 (2011).
  • G V N Rathna, Gelatin hydrogels: enhanced biocompatibility, drug release and cell viability, J. Mater. Sci and Mater. Med., 19, 2351 - 2358 (2008).

Research Interest

  • Materials Chemistry including Nanomaterials
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Nanoscience & Technology
  • Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control
  • Superabsorbent Polymers
  • Hydrogels
  • Biodegradable Polymers

Contact Details

Dr. (Mrs.). GVN Rathna

Senior Scientist
Office: Room /Lab No. 936, Polymer Science and Engineering Division
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune 411008, India
Phone  +91 20 2590 3033
Fax +91 20 2590 2618
E-mail rv.gundloori@ncl.res.in