RaniDr. Rani Joseph is a post graduate in Chemistry from Kerala University .She did her B Tech and PhD in Polymer Technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology . She was the head of the department during 2003- 2006   . Currently  working as   Professor ( Emeritus)  in the Department of Polymer Science and   Rubber Technology Cochin University of Science &Technology. She is a member of many academic bodies like NBA Desk Appraisal Committee and present Chairman of IRI Kerala Branch   .She has 38 yrs of post graduate teaching and research. She has published more than 200 research papers in   internationally reputed journals. She has presented more than 100 invited lectures /contributory papers in National and International Conferences.  30 students have taken PhD under her supervision .At present 10 students are working under her supervision. She has contributed  chapters to RAPRA handbooks like Rubber Bonding , Polymer Foams etc She has recently published a book  Practical Guide to Latex Technology ,through SMITHERS ,RAPRA . She has contributed one chapter to Nanocomposites published by  Woodhead Publishers .Her  research areas are Nanocomposites , Polymer blends , Polymers for optical recording , Photorefractive and  photo conducting  polymers , Electrically conducting polymers , Fibre reinforced composites etc. She is giving consultancy services in the area of Rubber Processing and Technology   . She is the chairman of the IRI kerala Branch and the national Education committee chairman . She is involved in the  skill development programme of the RSDC and ASAP of the Government of Kerala .She is a member of many bodies like MRSI , SPSI, ACS etc