International Conference on Advances in Materials Research(ICAMR-2019)
25, 26 and 27 JULY, 2019
Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru
Dr. Chinnakonda S. Gopinath
Chair, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry Division
CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune
Dr. C.S. Gopinath is Chair, Catalysis and Inorganic Chemistry Division, CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory
Pune and well known material scientist. He has published several research articles with special emphasis on catalytic
and energy materials. His contributions in this field are immense and students from his laboratory have spread across globe.
His research group is focused in understanding the fundamentals of surface catalytic reactions on the real-world complex catalytic materials at a molecular level, and to suggest the ways to control the surface catalytic reactions based on the molecular level understanding. This has led to the development of highly active and/or selective catalysts,
which might help to solve the critical issues of highly selective chemical processes in different catalytic reactions.
Dr. Gurram Kishan
Site Director, SABIC Technology Center, Bangalore
Dr. Kishan is a global technology leader with in depth understanding of various aspects of chemical technology like Organic chemistry,
Catalysis, Polymer science and Process technology. He is involved in resource management, strategy and planning. He has been awarded
several patents in the field of Polymers and Catalysis. Dr. Kishan has commercialized various
processes and has received CV Raman Award, most valuable award, super achiever award, etc.
Dr. Vinod C Prabhakaran
PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST & ASSOC. PROF (ACSIR), CATALYSIS DIVISION, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India
Dr. Vinod Prabhakaran works in the field of surface science with special emphasize on understanding nanoscale
catalysis phenomena. He has designed new functional nanomaterials for catalytic application that require a molecular
level understanding on the bond breaking and making process on the catalyst surface. His research group is involved in
the creation of flat model catalyst surfaces or structured nanoparticles and employ surface sensitive technique like X-ray
Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and
high resolution microscopes like STM/AFM and HRTEM to arrive at structure vs activity correlations
Dr. Prashantha Kalappa
Dean - International Scientific Cooperation, IMT Lille Douai, France
Dr. Prashantha is a well-established polymer scientist. He has made novel and significant contributions to advanced polymeric
nanocomposites materials and multifunctional materials. His works include interpenetrating polymer networks, carbon nanotube
filled polymeric composites, shape memory polymer materials, process and development of bio based polymeric materials, etc. He
has travelled extensively to deliver lectures of his expertise. He has received various research funding from different funding
agencies such as French
regional research funding and more importantly works with many industrial projects.
Dr. V K Gupta
Senior Vice President and Head R&D Polymer, Reliance Industries Limited, Navi Mumbai
Dr. Virendra Kumar Gupta’s research and technology interests are into high performance plastics and
elastomers; polyolens catalysis and products including ultrahigh molecular weight polyolens;
biopolymers including carbon dioxide plastics, ionomers and C4 based polyisobutylene products.
Specialty PVC and elastomeric products. He is directing and implementing research and technology
program in polyolens products and catalysts, PVC process and products. He has expertise in
elastomers - PBR, SBR, butyl rubber and halobutyl rubber and high performance plastics.
Dr. Balaram Sahoo
Associate Professor, Materials Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Benguluru
Dr. Balaram Sahoo obtained his M. Sc. (Physics) degree from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, and M. Tech (Met. Engg. & Mat.
Sc.) Degree from IIT Bombay, Mumbai. He received his Ph.D. (Natural Sciences) in the year 2006, from University of
Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany. He worked as a post-doctoral scientist (Environmental Science) at the Swiss Light
Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen PSI, Switzerland. He, also, worked as a post-doctoral scientist (Photon Science)
at PETRA III, in Hamburg Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory (HASYLAB), Hamburg, Germany. He has been a faculty member of
MRC, IISc., since 2012. Dr. Sahoo’s research group is actively working on developing the cutting edge technologies
and performing high level research in materials synthesis, characterization, property measurement and
device fabrication using a wide variety of materials and hybrid systems.
Dr. Numbury Surendra Babu
Associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, The University of Dodoma, Tanzania
Dr. Numbury Surendra Babu obtained Ph.D. from S.K. University, Anantapur, India. He has over 15 years of teaching and
research experience and published more than 40 research articles in several reputed journals. He is supervising several
Ph.D. and post graduate students. His research interests include computational design of Dye-sensitized solar cells and
polymer solar cells. He has delivered several talks on computational
quantum chemistry and design of organic solar cells in India and abroad.
Dr. Mahesh B
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bengaluru
Dr. Mahesh B, Obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from the University of Mysore. His Major research interests include
Natural chemistry, Peptide-based polymers, Biosensors, and electrochemical sensors and synthetic organic chemistry. He
has authored more than 30 research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals as well as in conferences,
and 04 textbooks. Dr. Mahesh is supervising 06 students for their Ph.D. degree and guided 01 M.Phil. Student. He has
delivered several invited talks at international/national conferences. Dr. Mahesh has received several research grants
from state and central government agencies. His research group is mainly focused on the development economically viable
novel peptide-based polymeric materials for the wound therapy.
He is serving as Reviewer for several peer reviewed journals. He is the member of several professional bodies.
Dr. Raghavendra S.C.
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, HCT, UAE
Dr. Raghavendra obtained his doctoral degree from Gulbarga University. He is Associate Professor in electrical
engineering department at Electrical Engineering Department of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE. His research
interests include RF/Microwave materials, EMI/RFI shielding, high value utilization of fly ash, micro strip antennas,
magnetic substrate antennas, composite materials, fly ash,
conducting polymers, low frequency characterization and transport properties.