Dr. N. Ramesh Babu

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Qualification

  • Ph.D. (Biomaterials-Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2007
  • M.Tech. (Metallurgical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2001
  • A.M.I.I.M (Metallurgical Engineering), Indian Institute of Metals Kolkata, 1997

Specialization

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic Materials

Areas of Academic/Research Interest

  • Biomaterials
  • Ceramic Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanostructured Processing (Plasma Electrolytic Processing, Microwave Processing, Spark Plasma Sintering)

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Life Member
    • Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata, India
    • Materials Research Society of India, Bangalore, India
    • Powder Metallurgy Association of India, Hyderabad, India
    • The Indian Ceramic Society, Kolkata, India
    • Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, Trivandrum, India
    • Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, India 

Awards

  • Sudharsan Bhat Memorial Prize for the best Ph.D Thesis in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras(2007)
  • Best poster award for the poster presented at International Conference on Advances in Surface Treatment: Research and Applications (ASTRA-2003), Nov 3-6, 2003, Hyderabad

Sponsored Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator for the project titled Surface Modification of Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bio-medical Implant Materials by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation and Characterization for Biomedical Applications, sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi.  (Co-Investigator- Prof. V. Muthupandi, Dept. of MME, NIT-Trichy ). Cost and duration of the project: Rs. 27,56,000/- for three years. (starting from August 2009)
  • Co-Principal Investigator for the project titled Development and Characterization of One Dimensional  Oxide Nanomaterials for Gas Sensing Applications, sponsored by Naval Research Board of DRDO, New Delhi. (Principal Investigator- Dr.A.Chandra Bose, Dept. of Physics, NIT-Trichy ). Cost and duration of the project: Rs.28,66,000/- for three years (starting from September 2008)
  • Co-Investigator for the project titled Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials for Engineering Applications sponsored by Nano Mission, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi  (Principal Investigator- Dr.T. Srinivasa Rao, Professor, Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, NIT Trichy). Cost and duration of the project: Rs.5, 72, 32,000/- (5.72 Crore) for 3 years (starting from March 2009). Click here for more details.

Colloborative Research Projects

  • Colloborative research project entitled Development of Bioactive and Antibacterial Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Ti and Ti-Alloy Implant Materials by PEO Technique is sanctioned by Networking Resource Centre for Materials (NRC-M), Dept. of Materials Engineering, IISc Bangalore. Prof. S. Subramanian (IISc), Dr. N. Ramesh Babu and Prof. V. Muthupandi (NIT-Trichy) are the principal investigators of the project. NRC-M offers full financial support to visit IISc up to 3 months in a year and consumables up to Rs.30, 000/- per year. (starting from August 2009, the duration of project is for three years)

Events Organised

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Invited Talks

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Refereed Journals

S.No. Author(s) Year Title of Paper Complete Reference of Journal
1. K. Venkateswarlu, N. Rameshbabu, D. Sreekanth, M. Sandhyarani, A.C. Bose, V. Muthupandi , S. Subramanian Aug 2013 Role of electrolyte chemistry on electronic and in vitro electrochemical properties of micro-arc oxidized titania films on Cp Ti Electrochimica Acta 105, 468– 480
2. A. Chithambararaj, N. Rameshbabu, A. Chandra Bose 2013 Study of microwave assisted growth of meta-stable 1-D h-MoO3 Science of Advanced Materials (Accepted, In Print)
3. M Sandhyarani, Rameshbabu N, K Venkateswarlu, L Rama Krishna 2013 Fabrication, characterization and in-vitro evaluation of nanostructured zirconia/hydroxyapatite composite film on zirconium Surface Coatings and Technology (under review)
4. M. Sandhyarani, N. Rameshbabu, K. Venkateswarlu K.V.Ravisankar M. Ashok, S. Anandan 2013 Photocatalytic and antibacterial activity of titanium, fluorine and silver co-substituted hydroxyapatite International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series 22, 268–277
5. R. Viswanathan,N. Rameshbabu, S. Kennedy, D. Sreekanth, K. Venkateswarlu, M. Sandhya Rani, V. Muthupandi 2013 Plasma electrolytic oxidation and characterization of spark plasma sintered Magnesium /hydroxyapatite composites Materials Science Forum 765, 827-831
6. K. Venkateswarlu, S. Suresh, N. Rameshbabu, D. Sreekanth, M. Sandhyarani 2013 Role of electric pulse frequency and duty cycle on properties of micro-arc oxidized films developed on Ti-6Al-4V Materials Science Forum 765, 688-692
7. D. Sreekanth, N. Rameshbabu, K. Venkateswarlu, Ch. Subrahmanyam, L. Rama Krishna, K. Prasad Rao 2013 Effect of K2TiF6 and Na2B4O7 as electrolyte additives on pore morphology and corrosion properties of plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings on ZM21 magnesium alloy Surface and Coatings Technology , 222, 31–37
8. M. Sandhyarani, N. Rameshbabu, K. Venkateswarlu, D. Sreekanth, Ch. Subrahmanyam Mar 2013 Surface morphology, corrosion resistance and in-vitro bioactivity of P containing ZrO2 films formed on Zr by plasma electrolytic oxidation Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 553, 324-332
9. K. Venkateswarlu, D. Sreekanth, M. Sandhyarani, V. Muthupandi, A. C. Bose, and N. Rameshbabu Nov2012 X-Ray Peak Profile Analysis of Nanostructured Hydroxyapatite and Fluorapatite International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 2(6), 417-421
10. K. Venkateswarlu, J. Hari, D. Sreekanth, M. Sandhyarani, A. C. Bose, and N. Rameshbabu Nov2012 Effect of Micro Arc Oxidation Treatment Time on In-Vitro Corrosion Characteristics of Titania Films on Cp Ti. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics, 2(6), 422-426
11. S. T. Ramesh, N. Rameshbabu, R. Gandhimathi, P.V. Nidheesh, M. Srikanth Kumar 2013 Adsorptive removal of Pb (II) from aqueous solution using nano-sized hydroxyapatite Applied Water Science, 3, 105–113
12. K. Venkateswarlu, N. Rameshbabu, D. Sreekanth, A.C. Bose, V. Muthupandi, S. Subramanian Jan 2013 Fabrication and characterization of micro arc oxidized fluoride containing titania films on Cp Ti Ceramics International, 39, 801-812
13. S. T. Ramesh, N. Rameshbabu, R. Gandhimathi, P.V. Nidheesh, M. Srikanth Kumar Sep 2012 Kinetics and Equilibrium Studies for the Removal of Heavy Metals in Both Single and Binary Systems Using Hydroxyapatite Applied Water Science, 2 (3), 187-197
14. E. Lingareddy, A.Prabhakarn, J. Karuppiah, N. Rameshbabu, Ch.Subrahmanyam 2012 Gold supported calcium deficient hydroxyapatite for room temperature CO oxidation International Journal of Nanoscience, 11 (3)
15. K. Venkateswarlu, N. Rameshbabu, D. Sreekanth, A.C.Bose, V. Muthupandi, N.K. Babu, S. Subramanian July 2012 Role of electrolyte additives on in-vitro electrochemical behaviour of micro arc oxidized titania films on Cp Ti Applied Surface Science, 258, 6853– 6863
16. D. Sreekanth, N. Rameshbabu, K. Venkateswarlu Aug2012 Effect of various additives on morphology and corrosion behavior of ceramic coatings developed on AZ31 magnesium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation Ceramics International, 38,4607-4615
17. D. MubarakAli, V. Gopinath, N. Rameshbabu, N. Thajuddin May 2012 Synthesis and characterization of CdS nanoparticles using C-phycoerythrin 67 from the marine cyanobacteria Materials Letters, 74, 8-11.
18. D. Sreekanth, N. Rameshbabu, K. Ramaswamy Choudary, K. Prasad Rao Jan 2012 The role of electrolyte additives on the corrosion behavior of ceramic coatings formed on ZM21 magnesium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation Materials Science Forum, 710, 683-688.
19. S. Suresh, K. Pavankumar, N. Rameshbabu, K.Venkateswarlu Jan 2012 Effect of plasma electrolytic surface treatment on the corrosion characteristics of the Ti-6Al-4V in acidic, industrial and marine environments Materials Science Forum, 710, 677-682.
20. D. Sreekanth, N. Rameshbabu Feb 2012 Development and characterization of MgO/hydroxyapatite composite coating on AZ31 magnesium alloy by plasma electrolytic oxidation coupled with electrophoretic deposition Materials Letters, 68, 439-442.
21. Venkateswarlu Kotharu, Rameshbabu Nagumothu, Chandra Bose Armugam, Muthupandi Veerappan, Subramanian Sankaran, MubarakAli Davoodbasha, Thajuddin Nooruddin Jan 2012 Fabrication of corrosion resistant, bioactive and antibacterial silver substituted hydroxyapatite/titania composite coating on Cp Ti Ceramics International, 38, 731-740.
22. K. Pavankumar, K. Venkateswarlu, N. Rameshbabu, V. Muthupandi 2012 X-ray peak broadening and in-vitro dissolution studies of thermally stabilized nanocrystalline carbonated hydroxyapatite Key Engineering Materials, 493-494, 739-745.
23. K. Venkateswarlu, S. Suresh, N.Rameshbabu, A.C. Bose, S. Subramanian 2012 Effect of electrolyte chemistry on the structural, morphological and corrosion characteristics of titania films developed on Ti-6Al-4V implant material by plasma electrolytic oxidation Key Engineering Materials, 493-494, 436-441.
24. K. Venkateswarlu, N. Rameshbabu, A. Chandra Bose, V.Muthupandi and S. Subramanian Feb 2011 Studies on Development, Bioactivity and Corrosion Behavior of Nanostructured Titania/Hydroxyapatite Composite Layer on Cp Ti Key Engineering Materials, 471-472, 325-330.
25. K. Venkateswarlu, A.ChandraBose, N.Rameshbabu Oct 2010 X-ray peakbroadening studies of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite by Williamson–Hall analysis Physica B: Condensed matter, 405 (20), 4256-4261
26. N. Rameshbabu, T. S. Sampath Kumar and K. Prasad Rao Feb 2010 Influence of microwave power, irradiation time and polymeric additions on the synthesis of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite Materials Research Innovations, 14(1), 45-50
27. M Sandhyarani, A. Prabhakarn, N Rameshbabu, Ch. Subrahmanyam 2009 Nanosized non-stoichiometric hydroxyapatite: synthesis, characterization and evaluation as a catalyst for esterification reaction Current Topics in Catalysis, 8, 81-90
28. N. Rameshbabu, and K. Prasad Rao Jan 2009 Microwave synthesis, characterization and in-vitro evaluation of nanostructured biphasic calcium phosphates Current Applied Physics, 9(1), S29-S31
29. N. Rameshbabu, T. S. Sampath Kumar, T. G. Prabhakar, V. S. Sastry, K. V. G. K. Murty, K. Prasad Rao Mar 2007 Antibacterial nanosized silver substituted hydroxyapatite: synthesis and characterization Journal of Biomedical Materials Research-Part A, 80(3), 581-591
30. N. Rameshbabu, T. S. Sampath Kumar and K. Prasad Rao Nov 2006 Synthesis of nanocrystalline fluorinated hydroxyapatite by microwave processing and its in-vitro dissolution study Bulletin of Materials Science, 29(6), 611-615
31. M. Sunder, N. Rameshbabu, S. P. Victor, K.Ram Kumar and T. S. Sampath Kumar Jan 2005 Biphasic calcium phosphates for antibiotic release Trends Biomater. Artif. Organs, 19, 213-218
32. N. Rameshbabu, T. S. Sampath Kumar, R. Murugan and K. Prasad Rao Aug 2005 Mechanochemical synthesis of nanocrystalline fluorinated hydroxyapatite International Journal of Nanoscience, 4(4), 643-649
33. N. Rameshbabu, K. Prasad Rao, T. S. Sampath Kumar Dec 2005 Accelerated microwave processing of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite Journal of Materials Science, 40(23), 6319-6323
34. N. Rameshbabu, Sushant Manwatkar, K. Prasad Rao, T. S. Sampath Kumar 2004 Bioactive coatings on 316L stainless steel implants Trends in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, 17, 43-47
35. N. Rameshbabu, K. Prasad Rao, T. S. Sampath Kumar Feb 2004 Effect of coralline derived Biphasic calcium phosphate shot blasting on titanium surfaces Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 57(1), 85-89

Papers in Conferences

S.No. Author(s) Date Month Year Title of Paper Name and Place of Conference
1. 1 N. Ramesh Babu, BalaSubramanian, T.R.Ramachandran, S.K.Seshadri 27-28 Sep 2002 Grain refinement and Modification of Hypoeutectic Al-7%Si alloy Fourth National Symposium of Research Scholars on Metals and Materials, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India
2. 10 N. Ramesh Babu, K. Prasad Rao and T.S.Sampath Kumar Dec 2003 Microwave synthesis of carbonate containing hydroxyapatite nanoparticles. Proceedings of the 2003 INAE Conference on Nanotechnology, Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh, India pp. 223-230
3. 11 N. Ramesh Babu, K. Prasad Rao and T.S.Sampath Kumar Dec 2003 Silver substitute hydroxyapatite nanoparticles by microwave processing International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, Kolkota, India
4. 6 N. Ramesh Babu, K. Prasad Rao and T.S.Sampath Kumar Nov 2003 Surface modification of titanium implants International Conference on Advances in Surface Treatment: Research & Applications, Hyderabad, India
5. 8 T. S. Sampath Kumar, N. Ramesh Babu and K. Prasad Rao Nov 2003 Deposition of hydroxyapatite on titanium foils by microwave processing Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Surface Treatment: Research & Applications, Hyderabad, India pp 736-738
6. 9 N. Ramesh Babu, K. Prasad Rao and T.S.Sampath Kumar Jan 2004 Heat treatment of hydroxyapatite nano ceramics by microwave processing Proceedings of the International Heat Treat-2004, Chennai, India pp A7(1-4).
7. 2 M. Kunal, K.Ramkumar, N. Rameshbabu and T.S.Sampathkumar 16-21 May2004 Development of multilayer calcium phosphate-chitosan films Transactions of the 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney, Australia. pp 1275.
8. 3 N. Ramesh Babu, T. G. Prabhakar, K. Prasad Rao and T. S. Sampath Kumar Oct 2004 Development of nanosized silver-substituted hydroxyapatite for tissue engineering applications Materials for Tissues Engineering-Chemistry and Microstucture: The Role for Ceramics, Faenza, Italy
9. 3 T.S.Sampath Kumar, Manish Dadich, A. Siddharthan and N.Ramesh Babu Nov 2004 Surfactants role in microwave synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles. International Conference on Nano-Materials: Synthesis, Characterisation and Application, Kolkata, India
10. 7 N. Ramesh Babu, A. Gupta, M. Harish, K. Prasad Rao and T. S. Sampath kumar Dec 2004 Nanocrystalline Ca10 (PO4)6(OH) 1.6F0.4 bioceramic by microwave processing International Symposium for Research Students on Materials Science & Engineering, Chennai, India
11. 1 T.S. Sampath Kumar, A. Siddharthan and N. Ramesh Babu 3-8 July 2005 Nano calcium phosphate ceramics by microwave processing International Union of Material Research Societies 9th International Conference on Advanced Materials (IUMRS-ICAM 2005), Singapore.
12. 2 N. Ramesh Babu, Raj Kumar Singh K. Prasad Rao and T. S. Sampath Kumar Sept 2005 The crystallization of hydroxyapatite in the presence of alginic acid and sodium alginates National Conference on Ceramics for Medical Applications, Chennai, India
13. 4 T. S. Sampath Kumar, N. Ramesh Babu and A. Siddharthan Jan 2005 Microwave processing of bioactive materials Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials, Implantable Devices & Tissue Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, India,
14. 5 N. Ramesh Babu, T. S. Sampath kumar and K. Prasad Rao Jan 2005 Nanostructured biphasic calcium phosphates by microwave processing. Indo-Australian Conference on Biomaterials, Implantable Devices & Tissue Engineering Thiruvananthapuram, India
15. 12 N.Rameshbabu (Invited Talk) 2008 Biomaterials: A Nano Approach National Conference on Emerging Materials and Technologies India -2020, organized by the Dept. of MME, NIT-Tiruchirapplli.
16. 13 A.Joseph Berkmans, S.Vivek, N.Kartik, S.Moorthy Ram, N.Rameshbabu 2008 Physico-Chemical Characterization of Nanocrystalline Substituted Hydroxyapatites National Conference on Emerging Materials and Technologies India -2020, organized by the Dept. of MME, NIT-Tiruchirapplli.
17. 14 S.Moorthy Ram, S.Vivek, N.Kartik, A.Joseph Berkmans, N.Rameshbabu 2008 In-Vitro Evaluation of Biomaterials National Conference on Emerging Materials and Technologies India -2020, organized by the Dept. of MME, NIT-Tiruchirapplli.
18. 15 A.Joseph Berkmans, S.Moorthy Ram, N.Rameshbabu 23-25 July 2008 Development of bioactive and bioresorbable nanoceramics for biomedical applications National Conference on Advanced Materials and Characterization, VIT University, Vellore
19. M. Sandhya Rani, D. Sreekanth, N. Rameshbabu, M. Ashok, P. Sathish Kumar, S. Anandan, T.G. Prabhakar 9-11 Dec 2009 Synthesis and Characterization of Photocatalytic and Antibacterial Nanosized Hydroxyapaptite International Conference Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology Venue: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India; Organized by Centre for Nanotechnology Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
20. M. Harikishore, R. Srinivasan, D. Sreekanth, A. Chandra Bose, N.Rameshbabu, Mubarak Ali, N. Thajuddin 11-13 Jan 2010 Photocatalytic and antibacterial assessment of nanocrystalline silver doped TiO2 International Conference on Materials for the Millennium, Kochi Organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology
21. Angamuthuraj Chithambararaj, Nagumothu Rameshbabu, Armugam Chandra Bose Jan 2012 Synthesis of H-MoO3 by chemical precipitation method International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, Hyderabad, India, Organized by International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad.
22. S.Sridhar, A.Viswanathan, K.Venkateswarlu, N.Rameshbabu 10-14 june2012 Development of nano-porous TiO2 photocatalytic coatings on cp-titanium by Micro arc Oxidation International conference on Materials Science and Technology (ICMST 2012) Organized by Department of Physics, St.Thomas College, Pala-686574,India

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Dr.N.Ramesh Babu
Assistant Professor

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Tiruchirappalli 620 015
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone :0431 2503464 (office); +91 9944932221(mobile); Fax: +91 431 2500133
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