Assistant Professor P.G Department of Chemistry
Experience: 4.5 Years
4.5 experience at GDC
- Ph.D. in chemistry- Mangalore University (2016) (Thesis Title: Synthesis, Characterization and applications of Gellan gum based polymers )
- M.Sc. in Chemistry-Mangalore University (2010)
Research & Publications:
- Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2015). Gellan gum-graft-polyaniline-An electrical conducting biopolymer. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 82, 61-67. (Elsevier-Impact factor-4.7)
- Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2015). Novel stimuli responsive gellan gum-graft-poly(DMAEMA) hydrogel as adsorbent for anionic dye. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 81, 648-655. (Elsevier-Impact factor-4.7)
- Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014). Microwave assisted synthesis and characterization of poly (itaconic acid) grafted gellan gum. International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization., 19, 95–106. (Taylor and Francis- IF-1.5)
- Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014). Microwave assisted synthesis and characterization of poly (2-dimethyl aminoethyl ethacrylate) grafted gellan gum” International Journal of Polymer Analysis and characterization,19, 709-720. (Taylor and Francis- IF-1.5)
- Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2013). Synthesis, swelling behaviour, salt- and pH-sensitivity of crosslinked gellan gum- graft-poly (acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels Der Pharma Chemica., 5, 185-192
- Karthika, J.S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014).pH responsive gels of Gellan Gum and Carboxymethylcellulose: Matrix for Ketoprofen Delivery. International journal of Chemtech research., 6, 1055-1069.
- Mithun U., Vishalakshi, B. & Karthika J.S. Preparation and characterization of polyelectrolyte complex of N,N,N-trimethyl chitosan/gellan gum: evaluation for controlled release of ketoprofen. Iranian polymer journal, DOI: 10.1007/s13726-016-0425-9. Springer (IF-1.8)
Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops attended
- Participated in“XXXVII Annual Conference 2018” of Indian Council of Chemists held at Department of Studies in Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal on 12-14th December, 2018.
- The paper entitled “Gellan gum/CMC based hydrogels: As a matrix for release of Paracetamol” was presented in “International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Science and Technology (ICRAMST-2013)” held at NITK Surathkal on 17-19th January, 2013
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- The paper entitled “Synthesis of pH and Temperature Responsive Gellan gum-g-poly(DMAEMA) hydrogels: Evaluation for removal of dyes” was presented in “XXXII Annual Conference 2013” of Indian Council of Chemists held at Department of Studies in Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad on 28-30th November, 2013.
- The paper entitled “Microwave-assisted synthesis of conducting gellan gum-graft-polyaniline” was presented at 3rd International Conference of Indian Council of Chemists on “Chemistry for sustainable development: Indian perspective,” held in Dubai & Abudabi on 10-14th June, 2014.
- The paper entitled “Dielectric properties of Gellan gum graft polyaniline was presented at “National Conference on Current Trends in Scientific Research For Engineering Applications [NCSEA-2014]’’ held at the Department of Science, Joseph Engineering College,Vamanjoor Mangalore on 17-18th July, 2014.
- B.O. E member- Mangalore University, Saint Aloysius college, Mangalore, S.D.M. College, Ujire
- Visiting faculty member- G.Shankar women’s degree college, Udupi
- Strategic committee member – Hindu vidya dayeene sangha
- PUC coaching faculty member- VIRAT
- Research gate score ( 10.5) with 50 citations
- Organizing secretary of two national level conferences ( SSSC -2019, FCASDCO-2020) held at Govinda dasa college, surathkal
- Guided project works for 10 M.SC students
- Co ordinater- M.Sc. chemistry course
- Judge of various under graduate college chemistry competitions
Membership in Professional bodies:
- Life member of ‘Indian Council of Chemists (ICC)’- (Life Fellow Number – 1705)
- Life member of ‘The Society for Polymer Science, India (SPS)’ (Life Membership Number- PUN 354