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G.Saraswathy Gnanasundaram

Country of origin: India Currently in: India, Chennai General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Academic Background


1999 Undergraduate Other
2001 Master Engineering sciences
2008 Doctorate Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Engineering sciences

Biomechanics of Human locomotion, Gait and motion analysis, Design and Development of Orthotics and Functional/ Therapeutic Footwear, Biodegradable polymers, biopolymers, polymer blends for biomedical and therapeutic footwear applications, characterization of polymers for physicochemical, morphological and mechanical properties and performance analysis for application in footwear and rehabilitation engineering.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Gnanasundaram S, Ramalingam P, Nath Das B, Viswanathan V, Gait changes in persons with diabetes: Early risk marker for diabetic foot ulcer, Foot and Ankle Surgery, 26 (2020) 163- 168.

G. Saraswathy, K. Srinivasan, R. Mohan, BN Das. (2015) Preparation and Characterization of Footwear Soling Materials Based on Biodegradable Polyurethane. Polymers- Plastics Technology and Engineering. Vol 54, Issue 15, pp 1585- 1595. DOI:10.1080/03602559.2015.1036443.

R. Priyadharshini, G. Saraswathy, Gautham Gopalakrishna, B. N. Das and Vijay Viswanathan. (2017) Standardization of Foot Sizes of Patients with Diabetic Foot Ulcer through Anthropometric Survey. The Anthropologist 28(3): 139-146 (2017) DOI: 10.1080/09720073.2017.1335718

Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Dhanapal Durairaj, Gautham Gopalakrishna and Bhabendranath Das (2013) PU viscoelastic memory foam for application as cushion insole/insock in shoes, Footwear Science, 5: sup1, S22-S23, DOI:10.1080/19424280.2013.799532

Govindarajan Narayanan, Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Mohan Ranganathan, Rajaraman Ranganathan, Gautham Gopalakrishna, Bhabendra Nath Das, and Asit Baran Mandal. (2014) Improved design and development of a functional moulded prosthetic foot, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (Informa UK Ltd.) Vol 11(5), 407-412, 2014 DOI: 10.3109/17483107.2014.979331

Saranya Devi Rathnasabapathy, Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Gautham Gopalakrishna, Bhabendranath Das, Baskaran Ranganathan & Vijay Viswanathan (2013) Improving the design of therapeutic footwear using QFD and TRIZ, Footwear Science, 5: sup1, S20-S21, DOI: 10.1080/19424280.2013.799531

Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, Mohan Ranganathan, Bhabendra Nath Das, Asit Baran Mandal. (2013) “Surface Modified and Medicated Polyurethane Materials Capable of Controlling Microorganisms Causing Foot Skin Infection in Athletes”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 102: 139– 145. DOI: 1016/j.colsurfb.2012.07.024.

G Saraswathy, Gautham Gopalakrishna, BN Das, Ganga Radhakrishnan, S Pal. (2009) “Development of Polyurethane based Sheets by Coagulation Method and Study of Mechanical and Cushion Properties for Therapeutic Footwear Applications”. Polymer Plastics Technology and Engineering, 48: 239 – 250.

G Saraswathy, Gautham Gopalakrishna, BN Das, Ganga Radhakrishnan, S Pal. (2008) “Development of Polyurethane based Sheets by Phase Inversion Method for Therapeutic Footwear Applications: I. Synthesis, Fabrication and Morphological Characterization”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 111 (5): 2387- 2399.

Vijay Viswanathan, Sivagami Madhavan, Saraswathy Gnanasundaram, GauthamGopalakrishna, Bhabendra Nath Das, Seena Rajasekar and Ambady Ramachandran. (2004) “Effectiveness of Different Types of Footwear Insoles for the Diabetic Neuropathic Foot: A follow-up study”, Diabetes Care 27: 474-477.

20. G Saraswathy, S Pal, C Rose and T P Sastry. (2001) “A Novel Bio-inorganic Bone Implant containing Deglued bone, Chitosan and Gelatin”, Bulletin of Material Science, 24: 415- 420.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research and Development, Faculty of Technology


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

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