Professor K. A. Natarajan

Emeritus Professor and NASI Senior Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow , Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore – 560 012, INDIA


Areas of Interest:

  • Hydrometallurgy/Mineral Processing
  • Mineral Biotechnology (Bioleaching, Biobenefication, Biofouling and Biocorrosion, Environment remediation)
  • Environment
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
    .

Specialization:

Hydrometallurgy/Mineral Processing

  • Mineral Biotechnology (Bioleaching, Biobenefication, Biofouling and Biocorrosion, Environment remediation)
  • Environment
  • Corrosion Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering

Consultancy Areas:

Bioleaching, Biofouling and Microbially influenced corrosion, Hydrometallurgy, Mineral Beneficiation, Environmental protection.

 

Sector Associated With:

Academia

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms, Private Agencies, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Development of bioleaching processes for copper,zinc,uranium, nickel and gold
Beneficiation of iron ores, bauxite and Pb-Zn, Cu ores
.

Professional Experience:

  • 2011- to date Emeritus Professor and NASI Senior
    Scientist Platinum Jubilee Fellow , Department of
    Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,
    Bangalore.
  • 2008-2010 DST Ramanna Fellow, Department of Materials
    Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • 2004-2007 DAE Raja Ramanna Fellow, Department of
    Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,
    Bangalore.
  • 2004-2009 Honorary Professor, Department of Materials
    Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
  • 1999-2004 Chairman, Department of Metallurgy, Indian
    Institute of Science, Bangalore.
    .

Keywords:

Bioleaching, Corrosion Engineering, environment, Mineral Beneficiation, Hydrometallurgy.

 

Contact Information

Office:

Department of Materials Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560 012
Telephone : +91-080- 22932679
Fax : +91-080-23600472
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Residence:

#594, 10th Cross, 4th Main,
III Block, B.E.L. Layout, VIDYARANYAPURA,Bangalore – 560 097
Telephone: +91-080-23646499
Mobile : 09880250091

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Education

  • B.Sc.-1962-Kerala University - Chemistry, Physics &
    Mathematics
  • B.E.-1964-Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore-Metallurgy
  • M.S.-1969-University of Minnesota,USA-Metallurgical Engg.
  • Ph.D.-1971-University of Minnesota,USA-Mineral Processing / Hydrometallurgy
  • D.Sc.-1992-Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore-Mineral
  • Processing/ Hydrometallurgy

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • 2003-Biotech Product and Process Development &
    Commercialization Award, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.
  • 2004-2007-Raja Ramanna Fellow of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India
  • 2006-National Metallurgist Award, Ministry of Steel,
    Govt. of India.
  • 2008-Honour and felicitation for immense contributions to nonferrous metallurgy by Corporate Monitor International Conference, July 2008 at Nagpur
  • 2009 -Felicitation for immense contribution in the area
    of Minerals Engineering ,Indian Institute of Minerals
    Engineers.

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INAE Section Affiliated To : Section VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 1996


Year of Birth: June 15, 1942