Dr. NATARAJAN RAMANATHAN studied the Bachelors and Masters in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India under Madras University. After graduation in 1979. He became a teacher. Owing to his passion for research he pursued M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Chemistry. He quit his teaching career and went to Canada and then to USA to Involve in his research full fledgedly.
At V.K.A. he is actively involved in developing new vector controlled products namely MAGNet LN, VEERALIN LN. The controlled release polymer fabric for pest control developed at VKA is under review for the award of a patent. At present he is leading the development of a new non-pyrethroid LLIN and this product is expected to address the insecticide resistance developed in mosquitoes more comprehensively than any of the WHOPES recommended LLINs currently available.