Dr Rati Ranjan Nayak obtained his MSc (Organic Chemistry) and PhD (Chemistry) degree from Utkal University, Odisha. He has carried out postdoctoral research work at IIT, Kharagpur; Kyung Hee Univrsity, South Korea; Pusan National University, South Korea and Kyoto University, Japan. Currently he is working as Principal Scientist in the Department of Organic Synthesis and Process Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
He has 23 years of research experience in the area of surfactant and nano-emulsions. His research mainly focuses on synthesis, characterization of surfactants (low molecular weight and polymeric); Evaluation of surface properties along with self-assembly properties of synthetic amphiphiles in aqueous solutions; Gelation behavior of low molecular weight Organo gelator and its applications. He has 56 international publications with h-index 17 and total citations 970.