Research Areas

  • Conducting polymer composites
  • Aerosol science
  • Surface radioactivity : Radon in water and soil
  • Nanomaterials, nanocomposites, energy devices
  • Liquid crystals

Research Faculty Details

# Faculty Research Area
1.Dr Murugendrappa M VConducting polymer composites
2.Dr T S PraneshaAir Quality and Aerosol Science
3.Dr B L SureshaLiquid Crystals
4.Dr LathakumariNanomaterials, nanocomposites, energy devices
5.Dr K E GaneshAerosol Physics & Surface radioactivity

Research Scholars

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1.

Guide Name : Dr. K E Ganesh

Student Name : MANJUNATHA A S

Field of Study : Studies on PM1 Variations in Bengaluru City, Karnataka

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2019

Status : PURSUING

2.

Guide Name : Dr. Latha Kumari

Student Name : Uday Kumar M

Field of Study : Thermoelectric Studies on Bulk and Nano-composites of Cobalt Antimonide

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2019

3.

Guide Name : Dr. Suresha B.L

Student Name : Navya N

Field of Study : Opto-electric and dielectric properties of Nano doped liquid crystals

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2019

4.

Guide Name : Dr. T.S. Pranesha

Student Name : Nisha P.G

Field of Study : Air-Sea Coupling of Indian Ocean and Its Climatic Responses

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2018

Status : PURSUING

5.

Guide Name : Dr. K E Ganesh

Student Name : Poojitha C G

Field of Study : Studies on Radon and Radium Activity in Groundwater and Its Relation to Uranium Deposit

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2018

Status : PURSUING

6.

Guide Name : Dr. Latha Kumari

Student Name : Sandya R:

Field of Study : Synthesis, Structure, Transport properties and thermoelectric efficiency studies of Polymer-thermoelectric skutterudite nanocomposites

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2018

7.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Meti Bharathi

Field of Study : Synthesis and Dielectric Study of Polypyrrole/NanomanganiteComposites

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2017

Status : PURSUING

8.

Guide Name : Dr. Suresha B.L

Student Name : Ambika A V

Field of Study : Synthesis and Characterization of Liquid Crystal Doped with Carbon Nanotube for Memory Effects - A Composite Mixtures Study

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2017

9.

Guide Name : Dr. Suresha B.L

Student Name : Sumantha H S

Field of Study : Synthesis and Characterization of Nano porous Anode for Li Batteries

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2017

Status : PURSUING

10.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Rani Sutar Ananda

Field of Study : Polypyrrole and Ternary Oxide Nano Composites: Synthesis, Characterization and Transport Studies

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2015

Status : PURSUING

11.

Guide Name : Dr. T.S. Pranesha

Student Name : Dhanya G

Field of Study : Variability of Atmospheric trace gases over southern tropical mega city

Scholar Type : Full Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2015

Status : PURSUING

12.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Mytreyi S

Field of Study : Synthesis Characterization, Transport studies of Polypyrrole/Nano Ceramic Composites

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2014

Status : PURSUING

13.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Smitha M G

Field of Study : Synthesis, Characterization and Transport studies of PolyPyrrole /Nano Composites

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2014

Status : PURSUING

14.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Sangappa K Ganiger

Field of Study : Synthesis, Characterization, Transport and Sensor Studies of Polypyrrole/Ceramic Composites

Scholar Type : Part Time

Details : Awarded

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : COMPLETED

15.

Guide Name : Dr. Murugendrappa M.V

Student Name : Chaluvaraju B V

Field of Study : Synthesis, Characterization, Transport and Sensor Studies of Polypyrrole/Transition Metal Oxide Composites

Scholar Type : Part Time

Qualification : Ph.D

Year of Admission : 2012

Status : COMPLETED

Contact Person: Dr. Murugendrappa M V
Research Facility: Polymer Composites Lab
Description: The combination of polymer / ceramic sensors can be used for both room temperature and elevated temperatures. For various applications, the change in electric properties in different forms such as voltage, current, frequency and so on is used in sensor devices. Humidity and gas sensors can be grouped into two types: resistive and capacitive types. Particularly in recent years the use of humidity control systems has greatly increased in the quality control of production processes and products in a wide range of industries. The gas sensing characteristics of a given sensing element depends upon the material used, the method of preparation, and the resulting microstructure. Many conducting polymers were tested for humidity and gas sensing behavior, among them polypyrrole is the promising candidate, a wide verity of ceramic materials were tested as sensors, these ceramic materials have shown the great advantage in terms of their porsivity and microstructure resulting from their preparation. This has motivated the author to study of sensor behavior of conducting polypyrrole / ceramic composites.
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Contact Person: Dr T S Pranesha
Research Facility: Air Quality Monitoring System
Description: An Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS) under MAPAN project of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune is commissioned on the terrace of the Science block in the BMS College of Engineering campus, Bengaluru.
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Contact Person: Dr. K E Ganesh
Research Facility: RADON RESEARCH LAB
Description: Correlating unsupported radon activity in ground water with uranium content in surrounding rocks: A case study at Bengaluru, Karnataka.
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Contact Person: Dr. Latha Kumari
Research Facility: Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites Laboratory
Description: Polymer-Thermoelectric Nanocomposites for Green energy conversion Thermoelectric Skutterudite Nanomaterials for Green Energy Applications
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Contact Person: Dr. Suresha. B L
Research Facility: Liquid Crystal Lab
Description: Investigation of light sensitive material for optical storage device Synthesis and characterization of Nanoporous anode for Li+ batteries
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Research Grants

Project Title : Thermoelectric Nanomaterials for Green energy applications

Sanctioned Year : 2018

Amount : 20.00 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : VGST KFIST Level(1)

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. Lathakumari

Project Title : Polymer-Thermoelectric nanocomposites for Green energy conversion,

Sanctioned Year : 2017

Amount : 25.25 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : DST-SERB-ECRA

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. Latha Kumari

Project Title : Correlating Unsupported radon activity in ground water with uranium content in surrounding rocks: A Case study at Bengaluru, Karnataka

Sanctioned Year : 2016

Amount : 21.33 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai

Status : Completed

Principal Investigators : Dr. K.E.Ganesh

Project Title : Modelling Atmospheric Pollution and Networking (MAPAN), IITM, Pune,

Sanctioned Year : 2014

Amount : 20.32 Lakhs

Funding/Sanction agency : Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, PUNE

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr T S Pranesha

Project Title : Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials Research

Sanctioned Year : 2014

Amount : 5 Cr

Funding/Sanction agency : TEQIP 1.2.1, Amount:

Status : Ongoing

Principal Investigators : Dr. Murugendrappa M V (One of the Principal Investigators in Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials Research, under TEQIP 1.2.1)

Research Students Publications

Student Name : Poojitha C G

Title of the Paper : A MODEL TO PREDICT 238U IN AQUIFER ROCK BASED ON 222Rn AND 226Ra MEASUREMENT IN GROUNDWATER SAMPLES: A CASE STUDY AT SOUTH BENGALURU CITY, KARNATAKA, INDIA

Research Description : Naturally occurring 222Rn and 226Ra concentrations were investigated in groundwater samples collected from different parts of South Bengaluru city using Smart RnDuo monitor developed indigenously by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), India. The study area has been divided into two zones on the basis of external gamma radiation dose rates as zone A (100–200 nSv/h) and zone B (above 200 nSv/h). Radon concentration in groundwater for various sites, both supported (contribution from dissolved 226Ra in water) and unsupported (contribution from aquifer rock), was estimated. Assuming that 238U and 226Ra are roughly in secular equilibrium in the aquifer rock, a model has been proposed to predict the uranium (238U)content in the aquifer rocks using onsite measured 222Rn concentration and dissolved 226Ra concentration in the groundwater. Results of a case study carried out at South Bengaluru city, Karnataka, India have been discussed in the paper. ( WORK CARRIED OUT IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRNS, MUMBAI)

Faculty Coordinator : Dr K E Ganesh

Student Name : Shivakumar, Dhanya G

Title of the Paper : Modelling Air Pollution and Networking

Research Description : Analysis of Day to Day air quality data at Bengaluru in collaboration with IITM, Pune

Faculty Coordinator : Dr T S Pranesha

Industry Collaborations / MoUs

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Title : Modeling Air Pollution And Networking (MAPAN)

Description: Air Quality Monitoring Station

File Name : MOU

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