Dr. Ramesh P.
Scientist 'G' (Senior Grade) & Scientist-in-Charge [Joint]
Phone : 0471 2520225 (D),0471 2340801 Extn.225/265/275/207 (Off.),0471 2343752 (Res.),Fax: 0471 2341814 .

Ph.D., IIT, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 1993.

M.Tech, Polymer Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi,1989.

B.Tech, Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, 1987.

Scientist G & joint-in-charge. Division of Polymeric Medical Devices, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram. December 2013 - to date.

Quality Manager, March 2013-February 2023

Scientist F & joint-in-charge, Polymer Processing Laboratory & Deputy Quality Manager, SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram. December 2009 - December 2013.

Scientist at SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram. December 1993 - December 2009.

Research Associate (CSIR) at Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, October 1992 - December 1993.

University First Rank with First Class & Honours for B.Tech.

University First Rank with First Class for M.Tech.

Biomedical applications of polymers.

Polymer blends & composites,Nanocomposites.

Electrospinning of polymers and composites.

Non-toxic natural rubber latex products, Conductive composites for bio-electrodes.

Electrospinning of polymers and composites, degradable composites, electrically conductive composites, non-toxic natural rubber latex products.

'A process for preparing rubber articles of low friction coefficient' Roy Joseph, P.Ramesh and R.Sivakumar.

'Spray dried hydroxyapatite microspheres and a class of microstructured microspheres for biomedical applications', H.K.Varma, P.Ramesh, M.C.Sunny & S. Suresh Babu.

'Dense and porous ceramic microspheres by a novel stirring method', H.K.Varma, S. Suresh Babu, M.C.Sunny & P.Ramesh.

'Osteoconductive bioceramic filled polymer composites for use as bone substitute' P.Ramesh and H.K.Varma.

Visiting Scientist, Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, July-August 2001 & November 2003.

Member - Society for Polymer Science India, Materials Research Society of India, Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs.

'Combination product of polymer-ceramic composites with cells and growth factors for bone tissue engineering applications', (Funded by Dept. of Biotechnology) (Principal Investigator).

'Development of a Dura Substitute by Electrospinning of e-Caprolactone-co-Lactide Polymers' (Funded by KSCSTEC), (Principal Investigator).

'Implanted Neural Interfaces and Control Schemes for Artificial Hand Control' (Funded by Dept. of Biotechnology), in collaboration with CMC, Vellore. (Co-investigator).

'Development and Evaluation of a drug releasing intra-uterine system', (Funded by HLL Lifecare Ltd., Trivandrum), January 2007- Dec.2010 (Co-investigator).

Ms.Jasmin Joseph, Scientific Assistant

Ms. Prima S., Ph.D. student.

Ms. Medha Surendranath, Ph.D. student.

Ms. Sarah Lukhose, Ph.D. student.

Ms.Prathyusha, Ph.D. student.

Ms.Theerdha V. Nair, Ph.D. student.

Ms.Athira M., Ph.D. student.

Medha Surendranath, Rekha M R, Prakash Nair and P. Ramesh, `Electrospun Mucoadhesive Zein/PVP Fibroporous Membrane for Transepithelial Delivery of Propranolol Hydrochloride?, Molecular Pharmaceutics, (I.F.= 5.364) ) https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.2c00746

S. Prima and P. Ramesh, ?Neuronal cell response on aligned fibroporous electrospun mat generated from silver ion complexed ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer?, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research- Part B Applied Biomaterials (I.F.=3.405) https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.b.35189

Remya K. Rajan, Sunitha Chandran, Annie John and P. Ramesh (2022): Nanofibrous polycaprolactone-polyethylene glycol-based scaffolds embedded with pamidronate: fabrication and characterization, International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 32, 1089?1102 (2023). (I.F. =3.221) https://doi.org/10.1080/00914037.2022.2124252

Athira Murali, Vakkattil, M.A. & P. Ramesh, `Investigating the Effect of Processing Parameters on Mechanical Behavior of 3D Fused Deposition Modeling Printed Polylactic Acid?. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2022). (IF=2.036) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-022-07188-3

Medha Surendranath, M R Rekha and P Ramesh, `Recent advances in developing functionally modified polymers for mucoadhesive drug delivery?, Journal of Materials Chemistry B DOI: 10.1039/d2tb00856d, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2022, 10, 5913 ? 5924 (IF=7.571). https://doi.org/10.1039/D2TB00856D

Jasmin Joseph, P. Ramesh, G. Unnikrishnan, `Recent Advancements in Blended and Reinforced Polymeric Systems as Bioscaffolds? International Journal of Polymeric Materials and Polymeric Biomaterials, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1080/00914037.2022.2066666 (I.F. =3.221)

Medha Surendranath, Resmi Rajalekshmi, Rekha M.R., Prakash Nair and P. Ramesh, `UV Crosslinked Electrospun Zein/PEO Fibroporous Membranes for Wound Dressing" ACS Applied Bio Materials 2022, 5, 4, 1538-1551 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.1c01293.

P.V. Mayuri, Anugya Bhatt, A. Sabareeswaran and P. Ramesh, An explicit correlation between surface functionality, wettability, and leukocyte removal byelectrospun filter media, Materials Today Communications, 2021. 26, 102075. (I.F.=3.662) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102075

P.V. Mayuri, Anugya Bhatt, A. Sabareeswaran, and P. Ramesh, Effect of membrane parameters and filter structure on the efficiency of leukocyte removal by electrospun poly(ethylene-co-vinyl alcohol) membranes, Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition. 2021. 32: 595?612. (I.F.= 3.682) https://doi.org/10.1080/09205063.2020.1851559

S. Sreeja, P. Ramesh, P. R. Harikrishna Varma, G.S. Sailaja, Hierarchically Porous Osteoinductive Poly (Hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-Methyl methacrylate) Scaffold for Consolidated Osteosarcoma treatment with Sustained Doxorubicin Delivery and Bone Defect Repair, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 2021. 7: 701?717 (I.F.= 5.395) https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01628


Sunny, MC; Vincy, PV; Anil Kumar, PR; Ramesh, P., Porous composites of hydroxyapatite-filled poly [ethylene-co-(vinyl acetate)] for tissue engineering, Polymer International, 2011, 60; 51-58, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pi.2973/full
Velayudhan, S.; Ramesh, P.; Varma, HK, Mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite-filled ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer composites: Effect of particle size and morphology, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 119, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.32812/abstract
Velayudhan, S.; Ramesh, P.; Varma, HK, Hydroxyapatite Filled Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer Composites for Bone Substitute Applications, Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 2010, 14
Sunny, MC; Ramesh, P.; Mohanan, PV; George, KE, Metallocene based polyolefin: a potential candidate for the replacement of flexible poly (vinyl chloride) in the medical field, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 2010, 21; 621-631, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pat.1475/full
Sailaja, G S; Ramesh, P; Varma, H K, Ultrastructural evaluation of in vitro mineralized calcium phosphate phase on surface phosphorylated poly(hydroxy ethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate)., J Mater Sci Mater Med, 2010, 21; 1183-93, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20099010
Gopalakrishnanchettiyar, Sailaja S; Mohanty, Mira; Kumary, Thrikkovil V; Valappil, Mohanan P; Parameshwaran, Ramesh; Varma, Harikrishna K, Surface-phosphorylated copolymer promotes direct bone bonding., Tissue Eng Part A, 2009, 15; 3061-9, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19338435
Abraham, Elizabeth K; Ramesh, P; Joseph, R, Determination of zinc diethyldithiocarbamate released into artificial sweat from natural rubber latex vulcanizates by HPLC., J Chromatogr Sci, 2007, 45; 1-5, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17254376
Sailaja, GS; Ramesh, P.; Varma, HK, Hydroxyapatite moldable formulation using natural rubber latex as binder, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 2007, 82; 231---238, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jbm.b.30725/full
Velayudhan, S.; Ramesh, P.; Varma, HK; Schmitt, S.; Friedrich, K., Stamp forming of hydroxyapatite filled ethylene vinyl acetate co-polymers: Process optimization using a right angle V-mould, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 2007, 38; 1621---1629, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2006.03.013
Abraham, E.K.; Ramesh, P.; Joseph, R., Release of dithiocarbamates into artificial sweat from latex vulcanizates: Effects of the accelerator type and storage time, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2006, 102; 2055-2061, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/app.23449/pdf