Dr.P.Aruna completed her M.Tech (polymer science and engg) from Anna University , Chennai and then did her Ph.D in Polymer science in CLRI, Chennai under the guidance of Dr.Ganga Radhakrishan. She joined as Scientist in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in the Organic coatings and polymers division(currently Polymers and functional materials division) in 2004. She has 41 papers to her credit and has guided 3 Ph.D students. Her research areas include renewable resource based polymeric materials, non isocyanate routes to polyurethanes and thermoreversible gels. She also has 2 patents to her credit.