Chemistry

 

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

ABOUT DEPARTMENT:

The Department of Engineering Chemistry came into existence along with the establishment of the institution in the year 1979. The Department is currently headed by Dr. Chandra Shekara. B. M and has a team of well qualified and dedicated staff members. The department is involved in teaching Engineering Chemistry theory and Engineering Chemistry laboratory courses for the first year BE students of all disciplines.

The department is also engaged in research activities in various fields of Applied Chemistry like heterogeneous catalysis, energy, reaction kinetics, medicinal chemistry and material science.

 

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Dr. Chandra Shekara. B. M. MSc, Ph.D
Associate Professor and HOD

 

VISION

Instill the knowledge of chemistry in the areas of energy, materials and environment for improving and developing technologies towards sustainable development.

MISSION

  • To impart basic chemical knowledge about various forms of energies and materials.
  • To provide present status and future challenges in the areas of energy and materials.
  • Creating awareness on green chemistry in the areas of corrosion, water and energy.

 

Faculties Profile:

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Photo

Details

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Name

Dr. Chandra Shekara. B. M.

Designation

Associate Professor and HOD

Qualification

M.Sc, Ph.D

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

20

12

Research Interest

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Material Science

Email ID and Contact number


chandrashekharabm@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9008380008

Research Profile & other achievements


https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=8y4ocMAAAAJ

2

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Name

Mrs. Meena. D. R.

Designation

Associate Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, (Ph.D)

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

24

5

Research Interest

Organic synthesis

Email ID and Contact number


meenadr@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9686005075

Research Profile & other achievements

 

3

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Name

Dr. Veena M A.

Designation

Associate Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, Ph.D

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

19

7

Research Interest

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Email ID and Contact number


veenama@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9686005075

Research Profile & other achievements


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Veena_M_A/stats

4

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Name

Dr. Basavaraju .B.C.

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, Ph.D

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

20

5

Research Interest

Reaction kinetics

Email ID and Contact number


basavarajubc@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9844725151

Research Profile & other achievements

 

5

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Name

Mr. Suresha. N

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, B.Ed, M. Phil, (Ph.D)

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

19

6

Research Interest

Reaction kinetics

Email ID and Contact number


sureshan@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9902362606

Research Profile & other achievements


https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=qwUhl4oAAAAJ&hl=en

6

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Name

Mrs. Thanuja. K. N.

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, (Ph.D)

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

7

7

10

Research Interest

Organic synthesis,Biomedical synthesis and Nanomaterial synthesis

Email ID and Contact number


thanujakn@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9900205206

Research Profile & other achievements

 

7

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Name

Dr. Prakasha. K. C.

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, M. Phil, Ph.D, PDF (IISc)

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

9

7

3

Research Interest

Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry & Advanced Materials.

Email ID and Contact number


prakashakc@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9844495907

Research Profile & other achievements


https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=OdWUX40AAAAJ&hl=en

8

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Name

Dr. Prakruthi. H. R.

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, Ph.D

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

8

7

Research Interest

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Adsorption and Material Science

Email ID and Contact number


prakruthihr@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9986794973

Research Profile & other achievements


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Prakruthi_Hr4
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=JxZk4FMAAAAJ&hl=en

 

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Name

Dr. Venkatesha

Designation

Assistant Professor

Qualification

M.Sc, Ph.D, UGC-KSET

Experience

Teaching

Research

Industry

5

7

Research Interest

Heterogeneous catalysis and Nano materials

Email ID and Contact number


venkateshanj@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9901003120

Research Profile & other achievements


https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=urPnLOAAAAAJ&hl=en
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venkatesha_Nj2/contributions
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Non- Teaching Staffs:

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Name

Designation

Phone number

1

Mr. Jayaramegowda

Assistant Instructor

9449765070

2

Mr. Prakasha. M

Assistant Instructor

9035172804

3

Mr. Adarsh. N

Assistant Instructor

9900642749

4

Mr. Sudarshan. H. S

Mechanic

9916227629

Research Initiatives: The department has a well-established Research Centre recognized by Visveswaraya Technological University since 1998. The centre has received 7 research grants from various external funding agencies like Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, Heavy Water Board, Mumbai and VTU. The centre is engaged in academic research in various fields of Applied Chemistry like heterogeneous catalysis, adsorption, reaction kinetics, material science, alternate energy sources, synthetic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. More than 50 papers are published in peer reviewed, reputed international journals of high impact factor and one patent is filed. 10 scholars have acquired Ph. D. degree from the centre. The research centre has state-of-the-art facilities for preparation of new chemical materials, characterization and study of catalytic activity. These facilities are being extended for engineering students for their project works.

Infrastructure

Facilities available in Engineering Chemistry Laboratory: Distilled water plant, pH meter, potentiometer, conductivity meter, colorimeter, hot-air oven, flame photometer.

Facilities available in Chemistry Research Centre:

  1. BET surface area analyzer – Quanta chrome Nova-1000.
  2. Gas chromatograph – Chemito GC-1000, IRIS software
  3. FT-IR spectrometer – Shimadzu IR affinity-1, IR solution software.
  4. UV-Visible spectrometer- Chemito UV-2100, Spectroscan Series.
  5. Microwave reactor – Milestone (Italy)- Labstation Start- S
  6. Vapour phase reactor
  7. High pressure liquid phase reactor.
  8. Autoclaves
  9. Melting point apparatus
  10. Furnace, Oven, Centrifuge, Magnetic stirrer, Mechanical stirrer, Heating mantle, shaker, chiller, vacuum pump.

 

Projects sponsored (research grants received) from various funding agencies

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Funding agency

Title of the project

Total amount received (Rs)

Name of the Principal investigator/ Co-Investigator

Duration

1

Department of Science and Technology (DST),

New Delhi

Synthesis and characterization and catalytic activity of
aluminum pillared montmorillonite clays

13,50,000/-

Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

April 1995 to March 1998

2

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai

Chemically modified pillared clays as recyclable inorganic
adsorbents for removing toxic materials from aqueous
environment

17,60,000/-

Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

April 1998 to March 2001

3

Department of Science and Technology (DST),

New Delhi

Synthesis of industrially important esters using ultra
large pillared smectites as catalysts

20,00,000/-

Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

April 2000 to March 2003

4

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai

Separation and isolation of metal ions of importance in
atomic energy using surface modified smectites

11,05,000/-

Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

April 2004 to March 2007

5

Heavy Water Board, Mumbai

Modification of clays with biodegradable detergents for
pretreatment of phosphoric acid

2,00,000/-

Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

October 2006 to September 2007

6

Department of Science and Technology (DST),

New Delhi

Clay catalyzed synthesis of industrially important esters
under microwave irradiation conditions

18,00,000/-

Dr. Y. S. Bhat/ Dr. B. S. Jaiprakash

April 2007 to March 2010

7

Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU), Belgaum

Mono-dispersion of Mn species on nanoclay and its use in
catalytic oxidation

8,00,000/-

Dr. Y. S. Bhat

April 2010 to March 2013

Research Guides at Chemistry Research Centre

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Name

Designation

Phone number

Area of research

1

Dr. Chandra shekara. B. M

Associate Professor and HOD


chandrashekharabm@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9008380008

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Material Science.

2

Dr. Prakasha. K. C.

Assistant Professor


prakashakc@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9844495907

Medicinal Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry & Advanced
Materials.

3

Dr. Prakruthi. H. R

Assistant Professor


prakruthihr@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9986794973

Heterogeneous Catalysis, Adsorption and Material Science.

4

Dr. Venkatesha

Assistant Professor


venkateshanj@bit-bangalore.edu.in

9986794973

Heterogeneous catalysis and Nano materials.

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Students performing experiments in Engineering Chemistry laboratory

CHARACTERIZATION FACILITIES:

 

Gas chromatograph

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BET surface area analyzer

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FT-IR spectrometer

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UV-Visible spectrometer

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Microwave Reactor

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Liquid phase reactor