Research Areas

  • Dr. Samita Maitra: Bio Chemical Engineering & Interfacial Phenomena
  • Dr. G.N. Rameshaiah: Bio Process & Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. C.T. Puttaswamy: Environmental Engineering
  • Dr. Chetan A Nayak: Food Engineering , Downstream Processing & Membrane Separations
  • Dr. Sreelakshmi Diddi: Chemical Reaction Engineering & Soil Remediation
  • Dr. H.S. Usha: Modern Separation Techniques and New hyper branched materials for separation
  • Chemical Engineering & Fuel Combustion
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Simulation and Computational Technique
  • Colloid and Surface Engineering
  • Chemical Plant Design

Research Faculty Details

# Faculty Research Area
1.Dr.C.T. PuttaswamyEnergy & Environmental Engineering, Chemical Plant Design and Resource recovery
2.Dr. Samita MaitraBio-Chemical Engineering & Interfacial Phenomena
3.Dr. G. N RameshaiahBio-Process & Chemical Engineering
4.Dr. Chetan A NayakFood Engineering , Downstream Processing & Membrane Separations , Microfluidics
5.Dr. H. S. UshaModern Separation Techniques
6.Dr. Diddi SreelakshmiProcess Automation & Soil Remediation

Research Scholars

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1.

Guide Name : Dr. Samita Maitra

Student Name : Mr. Shivakumar. R

Field of Study : Chemical Engineering: Clean Coal Technology and alternate fuel

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : The main aim of the doctorial work is to propose suitable blends of coals that can be used in Indian power sectors. Selected coal samples are blended with the coconut shell and maize.

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2013

Status : PURSUING

2.

Guide Name : Dr. Chetan A Nayak

Student Name : Pradeep. H. N

Field of Study : Chemical Engineering

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : “MICROENCAPSULATION OF C-PHYCOCYANIN BY MICROFLUDICS”
C-phycocyanin (C-PC) a blue- color phycobiliproteins used as a food colorant, therapeutics,medicines,
health food and biomarkers. The application of c–phycocyanin in food, pharmaceutical, beverages and
other commercial usage depends up on the aggregation state of the protein. The degradation of
protein is influenced by pH, temperature, light and protein concentration. Degradation of C -
Phycocyanin is influenced by pH, light and temperature. Microencapsulation is an effective and
economical method for protecting and improving bioactivity of any biomolecules against adverse
conditions . Microfludic is the one of the method used for microencapsulation C-phycocyanin is
encapsulated by sodium alginate by ionic- gelling method in T junction and Cross-Junction. Droplet
formation plays critical role in microencapsulation. In this research work formation of droplet in T
junction microfluidic is studied and effect of the parameters for droplet size are studied.

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : PURSUING

Contact Person: Dr. G. N. Rameshaiah
Research Facility: PG-Research Laboratory
Description: The PG Research Laboratory have analytical facilities like 1. Industrial Fermentor 2. Deep freezer 3. Microscope for Image processing
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Contact Person: Dr. Sreelakshmi Diddi
Research Facility: Analytical Instruments Lab
Description: This Lab has analytical instruments for analysis like 1. U-V Spectrophotometer 2. FTIR 3. Flame Photometer 4. Karl-Fisher titrator for moisture Analysis 5. Auto titrator
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Contact Person: Mrs. Y.K. Suneetha
Research Facility: Gas Chromatography and High pressure Vessel
Description: Preparation of metal oxide catalyst for desulphurization of diesel, carrying out water shift reactions with heterogenous catalytic materials.
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Research Grants

Project Title : Development of Efficient Electrode and Design of continuous Microbial Fuel Cells to generate electricity from waste water

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 5.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : VGST

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Mr. Soumen Panda

Project Title : Carbon Nanomaterial – Polymer in hybrid as advanced Material for catalytic reactions

Sanctioned Year : 2017

Amount : 1.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Gurumurthy Hedge

Project Title : Photocatalytic degradation of environmental pollutants

Sanctioned Year : 2017

Amount : 1.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. G. Keerthiga

Project Title : Experimental Investigation of Burning behavior of biomass blends in Oxy-fuel environment

Sanctioned Year : 2016

Amount : 6.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Mr. Shivakumar R & Dr. Samita Maitra

Project Title : Up gradation of PG -Biochemical Engg

Sanctioned Year : 2016

Amount : 10.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Chetan A Nayak

Project Title : Study of various effects of heavy metals present in bore well water on human system

Sanctioned Year : 2016

Amount : 8.16 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : GAIN: MHRD: Govt. of. India

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Samita Maitra

Project Title : Liquid Crystals carbon nano-spheres incorporated composite mixture for enhancing phase transition

Sanctioned Year : 2015

Amount : 13.3 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Gurumurthy Hedge

Project Title : Forward Osmosis Membrane Process for concentration of liquid foods

Sanctioned Year : 2013

Amount : 5.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : VGST

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Chetan A Nayak

Project Title : PG Biochemical Engineering Equipment

Sanctioned Year : 2013

Amount : 54.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP-II

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Samita Maitra

Project Title : Study of effectiveness of surfactants in removal of organic compounds from contaminated sand

Sanctioned Year : 2012

Amount : 1.0 Lakh

Funding/Sanction agency : BMSCE

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Sreelakshmi Diddi

Project Title : Novel athermal membrane processing for downstream processing of biomolecules

Sanctioned Year : 2012

Amount : 1.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : BMSCE

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Chetan A Nayak

Project Title : Process development for the production of bio-fertilizer- using Fungi

Sanctioned Year : 2012

Amount : 1.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : BMSCE

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr.  G.N.Rameshaiah

Project Title : Synthesis of hyper branched polymers as entertainers for extractive distillation

Sanctioned Year : 2012

Amount : 1.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : BMSCE

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. H.S. Usha

Project Title : Glycerol Purification from Biodiesel Plant

Sanctioned Year : 2008

Amount : 6.5 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : AICTE: RPS Scheme

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Samita Maitra

Project Title : Development of Process for Dehydroaromatisation and Desulpherisation of Diesel

Sanctioned Year : 2005

Amount : 17.0 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : AICTE: TAPTEC

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Bhavikatti and Mrs. Y K Suneetha

Project Title : MODROBS for Instrumental Analysis lab

Sanctioned Year : 2002

Amount : 14.5 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : AICTE: Under MODROBS

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. Samita Maitra

Research Students Publications

Student Name : J. Pallavi

Title of the Paper : Nano fertilizers and nano sensors – an attempt for developing smart agriculture

Research Description : Biochemical Engineering

Faculty Coordinator : Dr. G N Rameshaiah and Mrs. Shabnam Siddiqui

File Name : Journal Paper, 2015

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Student Name : Aishwarya Sriraman and Namratha Prabhu

Title of the Paper : Outcomes of Laboratory Experimentation in the Chemical Engineering Curriculum

Research Description : Outcome Based Education

Faculty Coordinator : Dr. G N Rameshaiah, Y.K. Suneetha, and Mrs. Shabnam Siddiqui

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Student Name : M. L. Jagadish Reddy

Title of the Paper : Applications of Ligninolytic Enzymes from a White-Rot Fungus Trametes versicolor

Faculty Coordinator : Dr. G N Rameshaiah

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Student Name : Govindarajan Varsha and Malini Dasgupta

Title of the Paper : Review on synthesis of selected Mesoporous particles

Faculty Coordinator : Mr. Sainath. K

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Student Name : Ranol. D. Souza and T.P. Nithin

Title of the Paper : Review of action of cationic and anionic surfactants on corrosion inhibition of steel in acidic medium

Faculty Coordinator : Mrs. N. Sirisha

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