Dr Balaraman, Madhan

Principal Scientist, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute

Areas of Interest:

Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Collagen, Leather Science & Technology.


Collagen Biomaterials, Materials for advanced wound care, Leather Science & Technology

Consultancy Areas:

Institutional Capacity Building, Biomaterials for wound healing, Leather Process Technology .


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Venture Capitalists

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr.Madhan has developed technologies for cleaner leather manufacture. He has made significant contributions towards understanding the mechanism of stabilization of collagen (leather making protein) by plant polyphenols(vegetable tannins). His work on the understanding the stabilization of collagen by polyphenols had found applications not only in leather process technology but also in various bio-medical engineering applications like biomaterials, arthritis. He is currently associated with the development of collagen and collagen peptide based biomaterials for varied clinical requirement. Dr. Madhan has more than 85 publications in peer reviewed international journals, four Indian patents and one technology transfer. He is associated with the conceptualization and implementation of Benchmarking and Twinning Programme to build capacity of Ethiopian leather sector and Leather Industry Development Institute, Ministry of Industry, Ethiopia respectively. .

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Research Fellow, CSIR-CLRI 2000-2002
  • Junior Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, May 2002 - May 2005
  • Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, May 2005 - May 2008
  • Senior Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, May 2008 - May 2012
  • Principal Scientist, CSIR-CLRI, May 2012 onwards


Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering, Collagen, Leather Science & Technology.


Contact Information


Dr.B. Madhan
Principal Scientist
Central Leather Research Institute
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Adyar, Chennai-600020, INDIA
Phone: +91 44 24437169; Mobile: +919840724875; Fax: +91-44-24912150
Researcher ID URL: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-3136-2009

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  • B.Tech (Leather Technology), 1998, University of Madras
  • M.Tech (Leather Technology), 2000, Anna University, Chennai
  • PhD - Faculty of Technology, 2006, Anna University, Chennai
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Robertwood Johnson Medical School, UMDNJ, NJ, USA


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • B.M. Das Memorial Gold Medal for securing 1st rank in M. Tech.
  • BOYSCAST award fellowship in 2007 from Department of Science & Technology
  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in 2009
  • Indian National Academy of Engineers (INAE) Young Engineer award in 2011
  • Young Engineer Award from Institution of Engineers of India, 2011

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated X: Interdisciplinary Engineering and Special Fields

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2011

Year of Birth: 1976