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researcher , Chemistry educator

Pichai Maruthamuthu, Indian chemistry educator, researcher. Recipient Tansa award Tamilnadu Science and Technology, Madras, 1995-1996. Member National Academy of Sciences, Tamilnadu Academy of Sciences (life, secretary 1995), Indian Council Chemists (life); member European Photochemistry Association.

Background

Maruthamuthu, Pichai was born on October 9, 1946 in Sedunagar, Tamilnadu, India. Son of Maruthappa Pichai and Umaiyal.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Raja Doraisingam Memorial College, Sivaganga, India, 1967. Master of Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, Madras University, 1975.

Career

Analyst/research assistant Madras U., 1970-1976. Reader Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, India, 1978-1983. Professor, head chemical energy department Madras University, since 1983, academy dean, since 1999.

Guest researcher National Institute Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1993-1994. Visiting professor Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1992-1993. European Economic Community senior scientist Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim, Germany, 1990, visiting scientist, 1980-1982.

Vice chancellor Madurai Kamaraj University, 2005-2008. Wilsmore fellow Melbourne University, Australia, 2009.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to scientific journals.

Membership

Member National Academy of Sciences, Tamilnadu Academy of Sciences (life, secretary 1995), Indian Council Chemists (life). Member European Photochemistry Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Sports, walking, tv, gardening.

Connections

Married Meenakshi Ayyavu, September 9, 1973. Children: Jaya, Venkat.

father:
Maruthappa Pichai Umaiyal

mother:
Umaiyal

spouse:
Meenakshi Ayyavu

child:
Jaya Maruthamuthu

child:
Venkat Maruthamuthu