Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Born in Puducherry, India, Dr. Mathimaran Natarajan obtained his PhD in Natural Sciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zürich), Switzerland – one of the top ranking universities in the world. After his PhD, he did his Post-Doctoral Fellow in Switzerland at University of Basel in the Department of Environmental Sciences. Following his Post-Doctoral Fellow, he continued his research career in Switzerland as a Research Associate at University of Basel and as a Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). During his tenure at University of Basel and FiBL he was coordinating Indo-Swiss research projects and has been regular invitee by the Indian Embassy as a delegate speaker and panelist at various Indo-Swiss forum. After about 18 years of stay in Switzerland and visiting several research labs, particularly in Europe and Africa, Dr. Mathimaran returned to India as Head of the Biocentre, at Puducherry, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation. Currently Dr. Mathimaran is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at Pondicherry University where he is involved in teaching and research.