Emeritus Professor & Raja Ramanna Fellow

Room: C201, Department of Materials Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore-560012, INDIA
Tel: +91-80-22932679/23600120
email: kan_at_materials.iisc.ernet.in

D.Sc. (1992), IISc
Ph.D. (1971 ), Minnesota, USA
M.S. (1969), Minnesota, USA
B.E. (1964), IISc
B.Sc. (1962), University of Kerala

National Metallurgists’ Day Award; Hindustan Zinc Gold Medal; National Mineral Award (Ministry of Mines); Alumni Award for Excellence in Research (IISc); Mineral Beneficiation Award (IIME); Biotech Product and Process Development & Commercialisation Award (DBT), Raja Ramanna Fellow (DAE), National Metallurgist Award.

Research Interests
Biometallurgy, Hydrometallurgy, Mineral Processing, Corrosion, Environmental Control.

Selected Publications
1. Judy Gopal, P. Muraleedharan, H. Sarvamangala, R.P. George, R.K. Dayal. B.V.R. Tata, H.S. Khatak and K.A. Natarajan, Biomeneralisation of manganese on titanium surfaces exposed to seawater, Journal of Biofouling, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2008, pp 275-282.
2. Partha Patra and K.A. Natarajan, Role of mineral specific bacterial proteins in selective flocculation and flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process, 88 (2008) pp 53-58.
3. K.A. Natarajan and S.N. Ambika, Biological aspects of arsenic speciation and remediation, Hydrometallurgy 2008.Proceedings SME, Littleton, Colorado, Eds: C.A. Young, P.R. Taylor, C.G. Anderson and Y. Choi, pp 108-116.

Total publications: 350

Biomaterials Processing, Biocorrosion.