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Dr. G.Nandhini Devi

Associate Professor, Centre for Food Technology

Department of Biotechnology

Anna University, Chennai 600025

044 - 2235 8378



Degree Year University Major Subject Studied
Ph.D 2013 Anna University, Chennai Environmental Biotechnology-
M.Tech 2000-2002 Anna University-Chennai. Biotechnology
B.Tech 1996-2000 E.G.S.Pillay Engineering College, Nagapattinam Chemical Engineering


August 2014- till date Associate Professor, Centre for Food Technology, Anna University
November 2008- August 2014 Assistant Professor, Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University
December 2004- October 2008 Lecturer (Contract Basis), Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai
July 2003- May 2004 Lecturer, St.Peters Engineering College, Avadi -Chennai.
April 2002- June 2003 Lecturer, Vellore Institute of Technology -Vellore

Previous Additional Responsibility

Chief Superintendent-pg Examinations, Centre for BioTechnology, Anna University, Chennai during April-2014 and December-2015.
Naac Coordinator, Centre for BioTechnology, Anna University, Chennai during January-2014 and May-2016.
Nri Student Counsellor, Centre for BioTechnology, Anna University, Chennai during September-2013 and May-2016.

Academic Responsibilities

• Class Committee Chairperson for students of B.Tech Pharmaceutical Technology and enhancing social awareness to the students other than academics.

• Appointed as one of the Program Officer in NSS at A.C.Tech

• Appointed as NRI counselor for the NRI students by Centre for International Affairs

• Worked as Chief Superintendant (PG) & Additional Chief Superintendant (UG) for University Examinations at A.C.Tech. Campus.

• Served as a member of an Inspection Committee for the Affiliated Colleges

• Anna University Representative and Enquiry Officer in TANCET Examinations

• Nominated as Physical Verification Officer for stock verification in other departments in the campus

• Arranging industrial visits for UG & PG students

• Served as a Co-coordinator for the Faculty Development Programme

• Incharge for all the labs in CBT main campus-

    • Purchase of equipments/consumables/chemicals etc.

    • Lab cleanliness

    • Monitoring & Scheduling the practical sessions for different batches

Research interests

• Environmental Biotechnology

• Biochemical Engineering

• Food Processing & Technology

Research Guidance


• UG- 16

• PG -6


• MS (by research) – 2

• PhD - 3

Research Projects

Title Name of the funding agency Amount in Lakhs Duration of the project Associated Departments
Macromolecular Engineering and Design. DBT- Co-PI 496 Completed (2008-2013) Dr. P. Gautam,CBT, AU, Dr. Krishnaswamy MKU, Madurai

Research Projects- Undergraduates

Title Name of the funding agency Amount Duration of the project Associated Departments
Production of Cutinase from tomato processing industry waste for enzymatic scouring of cotton CTDT (Anna University) 25000/- One year(Won Third Prize on Technology Day function conducted by CTDT) Textile Department,A.C.Tech Anna Univ.


  • N. Velu, K. Divakar, G. Nandhini Devi, Pennathur Gautam, "Lipase from Aeromonas caviae AU04: Isolation, purification and protein aggregation", Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, published by Elsevier. Vol. 1, pp. 45-50 (2012).
  • K. Divakar, G. Nandhini Devi, Pennathur Gautam, " In-Gel Staining of Proteins in Native Poly Acryl Amide Gel Electrophoresis using meso-Tetrakis(4-sulfonato phenyl)porphyrin", (2012).
  • P Gururaj, G.Nandhinidevi, S.Ramalingam, Pennathur Gautam, "Process optimization of production and purification of lipase from Acinetobacter sp. AU07", Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, pp. Accepted (2016).
  • Sasitha Vidyarini Ravindrana, Anuj Krishnasundar Pennathur , G. Nandhini Devi and Gautam Pennathur, "Synthesis of Ag(II) 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octabromo-5,10,15,20- tetraphenylporphyrin and its facile demetalation to 2,3,7,8,12,13,17,18-octabromo-5,10,15,20- tetraphenylporphyrin", Journal of Porphyrins and Pthalocyanines, Vol. 20, pp. 656-661 (2016).
  • Selvadharshini S, Argho Bakshi, Nandhini Devi G, "Development and efficacy comparison of curry leaves incorporated edible film and coating on fresh cut produce", Indian Journal of Science, Vol. 23, Issue 82, pp. 482-491 (2016).
  • K Divakar, M Suryia Prabha, G Nandhinidevi, P Gautam, "Kinetic Characterisation and Fed-Batch Fermentation for Maximal Simultaneous Production of Esterase and Protease from Lysinibacillus fusiformis AU01", Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology , published by Thomson Reuters. Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 323-332 (2017).
  • Renukadevi J, Nandhinidevi G, Bavanilatha M, Kavitha Bharathy T, Jameela, "Three-dimensional quantitative structure–activity relationships modeling studies of phytochemicals from brassicaceae as potent inhibitors against tumor inflammation", Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 321-323 (2017).

Programme Organized

  • Convener, National level workshop on "WE- The volunteers- State level workshop on empowerment of volunteerism" from 02-Mar-2017 to 03-Mar-2017.
  • Organising Secretary, National level conference on "Valorize2k18- Current & Future trends in food waste management and its valorization" from 24-Jan-2018 to 25-Jan-2018.
  • Co-convener, National level workshop on "WE- The volunteers- State level workshop to edify youth integration" from 08-Feb-2018 to 09-Feb-2018.

Extension & Outreach Programme

  • NSS Program Officer, NSS Special Camp conducted at Nelvoy village for 7 days, and funded by Government at Nelvoy village during 21-May-2016 and 27-May-2016. No. of participants: 60.


Conferences, Training and Workshop Attended

  • Conference on “Role of Technical Education in Sustainable development” organized by the Centre for Environmental studies & Centre for Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai during 24-26 March 2005.
  • Workshop on “Effective Teaching” organized by the Centre for Empowerment of women & Dept. of Humanities and Social sciences, Anna University on 16th March 2006.
  • One day workshop on “Nanoscience & Technology for health care: Medical Diagnosis, Imaging & Drug delivery” organized by Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam as part of International Conference on Nanoscience & Technology(ICONSAT-2008) held at IIT, Madras, Chennai on 26th February 2008.
  • Attended a 13 days AICTE Faculty Development Programme on “Fundamentals of Nanoscience & Technology” organized by Department of Physics, Anna University from 18-31 January 2007
  • Undergone a 5 days training on “Waste management for R & D labs in Biotechnology” organized by IIT, Madras & CPCB, India from 27th September to 1st October 2007.
  • Participated in an international workshop for two days during 8th and 9th February 2011, on “Integrated approaches to Foods, Diet and Health: Indian and European Perspectives”, organized by Centre for Food Technology, Anna University, Chennai.
  • Attended a five days workshop on “Care, Communication and Counselling Students” organized by Centre for Empowerment of Women, Anna University, Chennai and Centre for Faculty Development, Anna University, Chennai, from 21st to 25th February 2011.
  • Attended the course on “Effective Teaching through Case Study Methodology” from March 14th to 16th, 2011 at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, conducted by Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi.
  • Conference on “Next Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics for Genomics & Health Care” organized by Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, during 16-17 December 2011.
  • Attended a 8 days Faculty Development Programme on “CH 2304 Heat Transfer” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, Anna University from 1st - 8th January 2012.
  • Attended a “Springer Summit on Materials and Protocols”, on April 15th, 2013 at the Raintree Hotel, Alwarpet, Chennai.


  • "Best NSS Program Officer" given by Anna University from India (2016).

Experience Abroad

  • Visited Conference series, Canada from 24-Jul-2017 to 26-Jul-2017. Purpose of visit :Paper presented in Food Chemistry 2017 Conference.


Associate Professor, Centre for Biotechnology

Department of Biotechnology

Anna University, Chennai 600025


044 - 2235 8378