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Dr Ponnekanti Nagendramma

Technician II (2)


Research Interest

  • Synthetic and vegetable oil based Bio Lubricants
  • Micro Electro Mechanical System Lubricants
  • Multipurpose Bio Greases
  • Polyol Deep Eutectic Solvents

Work Experience

Awards and Honours

  • Granted OUTSTANDING Grade and Identified as Technology Lead for Molecular-level interactions of bio lubes and bio additives project
    Sectorial Monitoring Committee, SMC – CSIR (CSC-0118), 2017
  • Presented a Paper at 101st American Oil Chemists Society Annual Meeting and Expo
    Phoenix, Arizona State, USA , May 16-19, 2010
  • Reviewer for the Journal, Lubrication science , Journal of Tribology, Wear, International journal of physical sciences and African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Oilseeds and fats, Crops and Lipids
  • Member of American Oil Chemists’ Society and Tribology Society of India


  • Ecofriendly and biodegradable lubricant formulation and process for preparation thereof
    Ponnekanti Nagendramma, Anjan Ray, Gananath D Thakre and Neeraj Atray
    USA, 16/760,963, PCT/IN2018/050257
  • An improved Continuous Process for Conversion of Low Cost and High FFA Oils to Alkyl Ester
    Atray Neeraj, Kumar Ajay, Ponnekanti Nagendramma, B D Prasad, Adhikari Dilip Kumar, Garg Madhukar Onkarnath
    Application No. 201711000453
  • A process for the development of new generation bio reference samples as well as gear lubricants for enclosed industrial gear drives
    Ponnekanti Nagendramma, G D Thakre, Neeraj Atray and Behera Babita
    Indian Patent, 53953Del 2015
  • Development of new biodegradable base stocks as neat cutting oil
    S Kaul, Ponnekanti Nagendramma, G D Thakre, R P S Bisht and M R Tyagi
    Indian Patent 3483 Del 2012
  • A process for value addition of residual oil for girth gear lubricating grease
    S Kaul, Ponnekanti Nagendramma, R P S Bisht and M R Tyagi
    Indian Patent 3142/ Del/ 2012 A

Selected Publications

  • Studies on the sustainability of vegetable oil as a biocompatible multipurpose green lubes and additives
    Ponnekanti Nagendramma, Shubham Goyal, Anjan Ray, Jasvinder Singh & Neeraj Atrey
    Indian Journal of Chemical Technology, Vol.26 (5) PP 454-457, September 2019.
  • Sulfonated Graphene Oxide as an Efficient Solid Acid Carbocatalyst for Esterification of Fatty Acids with Polyols
    Praveen K. Khatri, Prashant Kumar, Ponnnekanti Nagendramma and Suman L. Jain
    Letters in Organic Chemistry, Vol. 15, Issue 6,.PP 508-514, 2018
  • Lubrication capabilities of amino acid based ionic liquids as green bio-lubricant additives
    Ponnekanti Nagendramma, Praveen K Khatri, Gananath D Thakre and Suman L Jain
    Journal of Molecular Liquids, 1, 2017
  • Synthesis, Characterization and Tribological Evaluation of New Generation Materials for Aluminium Cold Rolling Oils
    Ponnekanti NagendrammaBal Mukund Shukla and Dilip Kumar Adhikari
    Lubricants4(3), 23,  28 June 2016
  • Eco-Friendly Multipurpose Lubricating Greases from Vegetable Residual Oils
    Ponnekanti Nagendramma and Prashant Kumar
    Lubricants, 3(4), 628-636, 2015

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