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Dr. R Geetha Balakrishna
Director & Professor
Photo and Electrocatalysis

P: +91 80 2757 7212
E: [email protected]

Research interest: Her research aims to utilize the under exploited “sunlight and knowledge of photochemistry” to find long term solutions for energy and environment crisis. Photochemistry can be a possible solution to sustained energy and environment.

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Dr. Mahaveer Kurkuri
Professor
Nano-Bio Interfaces and
Supramolecular Chemistry

P: +91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research interest
: Being amazed how nanotechnology can change the way we do the things, our interests are to address some of the critical problems in Biomedical, Separation Science, Materials Science and Environment relying heavily on interdisciplinary approach. Cancer being one of the major current threats to human life, our focus is to develop biosensing platforms for the diagnosis and prognosis of the cancer disease.


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Dr. Amit Kumar
Associate Professor
Bioinorganic and Clinical Chemistry

P :+91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research interest: Our research interests lie at the interface of chemistry and biology, and our projects focus on the role of transition metals for therapeutic use, especially interaction of transition metal complexes (TMCs) with bio-macromolecule to learn metal-based drug metabolism, bio-distribution and biotransformation, and ultimately the mechanism of action of the therapeutic molecule.


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Dr. S K Nataraj
Associate Professor
Sustainable Energy Materials and
Processes

P :+91 84 6957 9774
E: [email protected]

Research interest: Our research focus has been to find sustainable alternative energy sources available at point-of-use that would minimize cost and risks involving production and transportation. In this direction, we use directly or extract or convert abandoned or discarded natural resources as energy material or source and separation media. Further, as developed sustainable materials are being used in energy and environmental applications like Forward Osmosis, Membrane Separation Process like RO, NF, and UF for Wastewater Treatment, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage devices.


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Dr. Siddappa A Patil
Associate Professor
Nanocatalysis and Drug Molecules

P :+91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research interest:Medicinal chemistry is the application of chemical research techniques to the synthesis of novel drugs based on an understanding of how they work at the molecular level. Medicinal chemists design and synthesize new bioactive compounds, aiming at the optimal balance of biological activity and physico-chemical properties, working in close collaboration with biology, molecular modeling and screening technologies. Several thousand new molecules need to be created, characterized and tested within a drug discovery project.

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Dr. Bhari Mallanna Nagaraja
Associate Professor
Heterogeneous Catalysis

P: +91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research interest: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Hydrogenation / Dehydrogenation Reactions, Coupling reactions (Hydrogenation & Dehydrogenation), Preparation of Mesoporous Nano Materials, Materials Science and Surface Science, H2 production & Energy Technology , New Materials and Sustainable Processing of Natural Resources, Green Processes Development for Fine Chemicals Synthesis.

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Dr. Shajesh Palantavida
Associate Professor

P: +91 8027506270

Research interest: Nano probes for
Bio-imaging, Nano photonics, Nanosensors, Functional surfaces and membranes.


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Dr. Rangappa S Keri
Assistant Professor
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

P :+91 80 2757 7199
E: [email protected]

Research interest: Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Bio-Organic, Discovery of New Methodologies, Development of new drugs including acetyl acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors (Alzheimer drug), anti-cancerous, neuroprotective agents and anti-virals by organic synthesis, Development of metaloorgano-catalyzed enantioselective methods for the synthesis of heterocyclic scaffolds and their potential application in medicinal chemistry and material science, Molecular simulation/ Molecular docking.


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Dr. Srinivasa Budagumpi
Assistant Professor
Carbene Chemistry

P :+91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research interest:Transition metals complexes of N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands have been become increasingly important candidates as catalysts, metal-based drugs and as fluorescent materials. NHCs can beprepared by deprotonation of an acidic proton from an N-heterocyclic system such as a benzimidazolium or an imidazolium ion.


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Dr. Mahesh S Padaki
Assistant Professor
Membrane Tech

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Nanomaterial’s and membrane technologies for more efficient production of clean water and renewable energy and for effective protection of human health and the environment, all keys to a more sustainable future. 


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Dr. Akshaya K. Samal
Assistant Professor
Photo and Electrocatalysis Group

Ph: 91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Anisotropic nanomaterials, nanoparticles for catalysis, shape dependent chemistry, reactivity at different surface planes and nanomaterials for sensors.


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Dr. Shubhankar Kumar Bose
Assistant Professor
Organometallics

Ph: 91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
:The main objective of our research is the development of new transition metal-catalyzed reactions for the formation of C-B (organoboranes) and C-X (X = heteroatoms) bonds, using non-precious metal as a catalyst. Also, synthesis of series of metal boryl complexes with controlled variations of the steric and electronic at the metal Centre by suitable modification of the ligand ancillary. This would allow the preparation of LM-boryls which could then be used to study their reactions towards various organic transformations.


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Dr. Ramesh B. Dateer
Assistant Professor
Nanocatalysis and Drug Molecules

Ph: 91 8027506270
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Our group is interested to develop new and novel organic transformations. The research strategies in our laboratory is envisaged with the following objectives: a) to use a commercially available and air stable reagents b) to employ catalytic amount of transition-metal and ligands in the reaction c) to develop a directing group assisted CH activation/functionalization’s reactions d) to create a new molecular entities with the wide substrate scope e) to enhance the overall efficiency of the reaction f) to incorporate multi reactive functionalities in the products and utilize it for further complex synthesis, and g) to study the mechanistic understanding of the reaction.


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Dr. Manav Saxena
Assistant Professor
Low Dimensional Materials

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Our group is focusing on solving basic challenges and technology development with basic scientific research. Interested area of our research is multi-modal bio-imaging probe, simulators for crops, materials for environment and synthesis of new low dimensional nano materials and their fruitful applications.


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Dr. Debajeet K. Bora
Assistant Professor
Photo and Electrocatalysis

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: His research interests are based on the fabrication and characterization of the broad range of nanostructured semiconductors metal oxide nanoparticles such as hematite, bismuth vanadate and their heterointerface junctions in thin film forms. The final application of these materials will be to use it for solar energy harvesting and converting the same to chemical energies in the form of hydrogen, methanol, and ammonia.


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Dr. Arvind H. Jadhav
Assistant Professor
Heterogeneous Catalysis

Ph: 91 +91 85303 00863
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: - We are “Ionic Liquids” (ILs) and “Heterogeneous Catalysis” research group in the “Centre for Nano Material and Sciences (CNMS)”, at the “Jain University” Global Campus, Bangalore.


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Dr. Rakesh Kumar
Assistant Professor
Bioorganic and Clinical Chemistry

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Fluoroorganic chemistry, Photoredox catalysis in organic synthesis, Aryne chemistry, Metal-free organic transformations.


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Dr. Madhuprasad
Assistant Professor
Nano-Bio Interfaces and
Supramolecular Chemistry

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Research interest includes the design, synthesis and investigation of colorimetric molecular sensors for the detection of anions/cations, development of smart molecules for logic gate. Though anions and cations are essential for the day to day life and normal growth of living organisms, the uncontrolled industrialization lead to release of toxins such as mercury and fluoride ions into environment. Presently, development of disposable devices for the detection of environmental toxins has been concentrated. In addition, working to remove these toxins and to purify the water by modified organic molecules / natural compounds.


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Dr. Ahipa T N
Assistant Professor
Organoelectronics

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Research interest includes synthetic organic chemistry, luminescent materials, liquid crystals, and conducting polymers for solar cells.


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Dr Varsha Brahmakhatri
Assistant Professor
Nano-Bio Interfaces and
Supramolecular Chemistry

E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: Our research group focuses on design and fabrication of novel nanomaterial conjugates and their biomedical applications such as antimicrobial, anti-cancer and anti-Alzheimer’s activity. The bio-conjugation of nanoparticles is of increasing interest in Nano medicine/biomedicine. Nanoparticle bio conjugates hold great promise in sensing, diagnostics, targeted delivery and in imaging. For the practical biomedical application of nanomaterial’s, it is very important to understand bio-nano interface as that can affect protein adsorption, structure, and subsequent biological outcomes.

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Dr. Debasis Ghosh
Assistant Professor
Photo and Electrocatalysis

Ph: 91 80 2750 6270
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: We are involved in cutting edge functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites research in the field of electrochemical energy storage and conversion. Specifically, we deal with nano composites based on carbonaceous nanomaterials, (e.g. graphene, carbon nanotube, etc.), conducting polymers (e.g. polyaniline. polypyrrole, etc.), inorganic metal oxides, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc. to fabricate high-performance electrodes for supercapacitors, rechargeable batteries, and hybrid supercapacitors. We aim to design flexible electrodes and novel ion gel electrolyte to fabricate flexible energy storage devise for portable and flexible electronics.


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Dr. Dibyendu Mondal
Assistant Professor
Sustainable Energy Materials and
Processes

Ph: 91 82388 26815
E: [email protected]

Research Interest
: The specific research interest of our group includes biomass conversion to biomaterials, utilization of unconventional energy resources for energy efficient process design by forward osmosis; dissolution and processing of biomacromolecules using synthetic and bio-based ionic liquids /deep eutectic solvents; and tailor made electrode design for electroanalytical and electrochemical energy storage studies.


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