The Clays and Ceramics division is one of the most crucial aspects of IRTC's mission of carrying appropriate technology into rural lives and activities. The division attracts funding from various agencies by virtue of the innovations being undertaken. The division has spearheaded research and innovation with the products like pug-mill, mechanized potter's wheel, decoupage etc. It has also strived to strengthen rural women economically and socially by providing trainings and continuous support to them.
Dr. M. Lalithambika
Former Director and Senior Scientist of IRTC, and retired Deputy Director of CSIR-NIIST. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur having special expertise in Analytical Chemistry. She is an eminent contributor in the field of Clay Science & Ceramic Technology in India.
Project Assistant (Chemist)