Dr. K. SHREE MEENAKSHI
Dr. K. SHREE MEENAKSHI was born in the Madurai District of Tamil Nadu.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with First Class from Madras
University, Tamil Nadu. She obtained her Master’s degree in Applied Chemistry
with First Class and Master of Philosophy in Chemistry with First Class-
Distinction from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She has also received
her doctorate from Anna University, Chennai by doing extensive research in the
field of polymer nanocomposites and studying their suitability for high
performance aerospace and advanced engineering applications.
She has worked as a JRF (Junior Research Fellow) in DST (Department of Science and Technology)
project and she has received SRF (Senior Research Fellowship) from CSIR for her contributions to
advanced research. She has done several projects in National Metallurgical Laboratory (NML), CSIR
Complex, Taramani, Chennai. She has presented her work in several national & international
conferences and published her research work in several reputed international journal of high impact
Currently she is working as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department of Loyola-Icam College
of Engineering and Technology (LICET), Chennai. She loves teaching and interacting with students.
Personally she is a young mother with a little baby who keeps her active always. She lives with her
husband and little son in Chennai.
Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) measures the amount and rate of change in the
weight of a material as a function of temperature or time in a controlled atmosphere.
Measurements are used primarily to determine the composition of materials and to
predict their thermal stability at temperatures up to 1200°C. The technique can
characterize materials that exhibit weight loss or gain due to decomposition, oxidation, or
TGA gives as idea about:
- Thermal Stability of Materials
- Oxidative Stability of Materials
- Composition of Multi-component Systems
- Estimated Lifetime of a Product
- Decomposition Kinetics of Materials
- The Effect of Reactive or Corrosive Atmospheres on Materials
- Moisture and Volatiles Content of Materials