Current Position: Post- doctoral fellow

Linköpings University, Sweden


Email ID: sneha@cusat.ac.in, snehakramanathan@gmail.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sneha-k-ramanathan-9990711aa/

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sneha-Ramanathan

Sneha is a senior research fellow working on the research topic ‘Novel Radiopaque Materials Impregnated Polymer Matrices for Biomedical Applications’. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry from University of Calicut, Kerala. While working as teaching assistant at Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad, she received the KSCSTE research fellowship that paved the way for her research carrier. Later, she received UGC - Junior Research Fellowship and is now continuing in the department as a senior research fellow. She is a life member of the Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (SBAO), India.

Research Interests

Radiopaque Biomaterials synthesis, Surgical sutures, Bone cements, Bone regeneration, Magnetic Hyperthermia based Cancer therapy


  1. K. R. Sneha, P.S, S., & Sailaja, G. S. (2021). Intrinsically radiopaque and antimicrobial cellulose-based surgical sutures from mechanically empowered Agave sisalana plant leaf [10.1039/D1BM01316E]. Biomaterials Science. https://doi.org/10.1039/D1BM01316E

  2. K. R. Sneha and G.S. Sailaja, Intrinsically radiopaque biomaterial assortments: A short review on the physical principles, X-ray imageability and state-of-the-art developments, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 13 September 2021, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1TB01513C

  3. K. R. Sneha, S. Sreeja and G. S. Sailaja, Radiopacity endowed magnetic nanocomposite with hyperthermia and in vitro mineralization potential: a combinatorial therapeutic system for osteosarcoma, Biomedical Materials, 2021, 16, 045029. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-605X/ac01af

  4. K. R. Sneha, Neenu Benny, Balagopal N. Nair and G. S. Sailaja, Natural rubber latex assisted shape-attuned synthesis of intrinsically radiopaque and magnetic bioceramic nanocomposite with hyperthermia potential for cancer therapeutics, New Journal of Chemistry, 2021, 45, 9892- 9903. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1nj01262b


G. S. Sailaja and K. R. Sneha, A Radiopaque Surgical Suture and Method of Preparation there of, Indian Patent, File no: 02141026896, 2021


UGC – Junior Research Fellowship (2017)

KSCSTE Research Fellowship (2016)

INSA Summer Research Fellowship (2014)

Papers presented in national/international conferences

  1. Sneha K. R. and Sailaja G. S., ‘Intrinsically radiopaque biofunctional magnetic nanohybrid systems for localized hyperthermia treatment of osteosarcoma’, (Oral presentation) Advances in Polymer Technology, 2021.

  2. Sneha K. R., Sumitha N. S. and Sailaja G.,S. ‘Single source derived n nanocellulose: A potential biomedical material with diverse applications’ (Poster presentation), World Biomaterials Congress, 2020.

  3. Sneha K. R., Neenu M. G. and Sailaja G. S. ‘Inherently radiopaque magnetic ternary systems with hyperthermia potential for cancer therapeutics’ (Oral presentation), Kerala Science Congress, 2020.

  4. Sneha K. R., and Sailaja G. S. ‘Radiopacity endowed hydroxyapatite based magnetic systems for bone cancer therapeutics’ (Oral presentation), International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials, 2020.

  5. Sneha K. R., Smitha V.S., Liz Hannah George, Sailaja G. S. ‘Magnetic Dual Targeting System with Super Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticle (SPION)-Mesoporous Bioglass (MBG) nanohybrids for Bone Cancer Therapeutics’ (Poster presentation), EHTACG, 2017.

  6. Sneha K. R., Sumitha N.S. Mohammed Mustafa C.P. Anie Y. and Sailaja G.S. ‘Biofunctional cellulose nanofibres from Agave sisalana: A potential precursor for biomedical applications’ (Poster presentation), CUSBAN, 2017.