Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

VISION

The department is committed in making the students to understand the role of chemistry aspects in the areas of energy, materials, and environment thereby contributing towards improving and developing technologies in various fields of engineering for the betterment of society preserving ecological balance.

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.
  • 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 Mrs. Meena. D.R, who is assisted by a team of well qualified and dedicated staff members. The chemistry department has a staff of 3 associate professors, 6 assistant professors are more than 5 years of experience with excellence in teaching and research. 5 faculty members are holding Ph.D degree and 4 faculty members are pursuing Ph.D in different domains and 4 non–teaching staffs for the engineering chemistry lab assistance. The department has more than 200 publications and 2 Indian patents in its credit. The students are given individual attention in the practical classes to learn world of chemistry. Results in both theory and practical examinations have been consistently good. Engineering chemistry has well equipped and basic infrastructure with all necessary equipment’s such as, distillation plant, pH meters, potentiometers, conductivity meters, colorimeters, hot-air oven and many more.

    RESEARCH CENTRE: Chemistry research centre is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, It has good infrastructure and completed more than 10 research grants from various grant agencies such as DST, DAE, SERB, UGC and VTU with more than 10 Ph.D scholar awarded degree, as well facilities were utilized by PG students and UG students for the final year projects works. Currently four research students are registered from the centre, one student already submitted thesis in the field of clay catalysis.

    Research centre has published more than 200 publications, 5 book chapters and 02 patents. This is the first centre in Karnataka started catalysis and adsorption research with well sophisticated equipments for the Clay and zeolite catalysts characterization and activity studies.

    CHARACTERIZATION FACILITIES:

    • BET SURFACE AREA-QUANTA CHROME NOVA-1000, NOVA DR (DATA REDUCTION SOFTWARE) FOR DATA INTERPRETATION.
    • FT-IR- IRAFFINITY-1 SHIMADZU, IR SOLUTION SOFTWARE ALSO PYRIDINE FT-IR FOR ACIDITY MEASUREMENTS BOTH QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE.
    • GC (GAS CHROMATO GRAPH) – CHEMITO GC-1000, IRIS SOFTWARE, FOR THE REACTION PROCEEDINGS AND CONVERSION OF REACTANTS AND PRODUCTS OF THE ORGANIC REACTIONS.
    • UV-VISIBLE- CHEMITO UV-2100, SPECTRO SCAN SERIES, ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS BY SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC METHOD.
    • DIGITAL MELTING POINT INSTRUMENT

    REACTOR FACILITIES:

    • MICRO WAVE REACTOR, MILESTONE- LABSTATION START-S.
    • HIGH PRESSURE REACTOR, BUILT BY AMAR EQUIPMENT LIMITED, MUMBAI.
    • FLOW REACTOR, BUILT BY CHANDA ELECTROTHERM LIMITED, BENGALURU.
    • AUTOCLAVES FOR THE HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS.
    • MUFFLE FURNACE
    • CHILLER

    CHARACTERIZATION FACILITIES:

    REACTORS

    Faculties profile:

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    DETAILS

    1

    Name: Mrs. MEENA. D. R.
    Designation: Associate Professor and Head
    Qualifications: M.Sc, (Ph.D)
    PhD, Chemistry, Pursuing
    MSc, Chemistry, Mysore University.
    BSc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mysore University.
    Specialization: Organic Chemistry
    Teaching experience: 28 years.
    Contact Mobile number: 9686005075
    E-mail: meenadr@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds through Green solvents by one-pot microwave synthesis. 3 research publications in reputed international journals.
    VTU nominee: BOS member 2014-17 for Dr. AIT
    BOE member: 2017-18 and 2018-19.

    2

    Name: Dr. Chandra Shekara. B. M.
    Designation: Associate Professor
    Qualifications: M.Sc, Ph.D
    PhD, Chemistry, 2013, Visvesvaraya Technological University
    MSc, Chemistry, 1998, Mysore University.
    BSc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1986, Mysore University.
    Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry
    Teaching experience: 20 years.
    Contact Mobile number: 9008380008
    E-mail: chandrashekharabm@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Adsorption.

    Details of Research: Expertize in synthesis, modification, characterization of catalytic and adsorbent materials like Zeolites, Clays, and Layered Double Hydroxides. Published more than 10 papers in peer reviewed reputed international journals of high impact factor.

    Book authored: Basuchandra’s Engineering Chemistry for I/II semester BE.

    3

    Name: Dr. Veena M A.
    Designation: Associate Professor
    Qualifications: M.Sc, Ph.D
    PhD, Chemistry, 2009, Mysore University
    MSc, Chemistry, 1998, Mysore University.
    B.Sc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1996, Mysore University..
    Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry
    Teaching experience: 19 years.
    Contact Mobile number: 9886581221
    E-mail: veenama@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Pharmaceutical Analysis.

    Research Publications:
    Spectrophotometric determination of some phenothiazine drugs using chloramine-T-iodine-starch.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. Journal of analytical chemistry, (2008) 63 (2). pp. 140-144.
    A Sensitive Spectrophotometric Determination of Ritodrine, Pentazocine, Isoxsuprine Hydrochlorides and Amoxicillin in Pure and Pharmaceutical Samples.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. E-Journal of chemistry, (2008) 5 (1). pp. 100-106.
    Sensitive Spectrophotometric Methods for the Determination of Ascorbic Acid.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. E-Journal of chemistry, (2008) 5 (1). pp. 10-15.
    Facile and validated spectrophotometric methods for the determination of ascorbic acid.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. Bulgarian chemical communications, (2008) 40 (2). pp. 104-108.
    Highly sensitive spectrophotometric methods for the determination of olanzapine.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. Ecletica Quimica, (2008) 33 (3, Cop). pp. 47-52. ISSN 0100-4670
    Spectrophotometric determination of mosapride in pure and pharmaceutical preparations.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. Ecletica Quimica, (2007) 32 (4, Cop). pp. 71-75. ISSN 0100-4670
    Sensitive spectrophotometric determination of metoclopramide hydrochloride and dapsone in bulk sample and dosage forms.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. ScienceAsia, (2006) 32 (3, Cop). pp. 319-321. ISSN 1513-1874
    Application of oxidative condensation reactions for the estimation of ritodrine and pentazocine hydrochlorides in pure sample and dosage forms.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. and Manju, B. and Kiran Kumar, T. N. Oxidation communications, (2004) 27 (1). pp. 211-216.
    Assay of some chemotherapeutic agents by visible spectrophotometry.
    Revanasiddappa, H. D. and Veena, M. A. and Manju, B. and Kiran Kumar, T. N. Bulgarian Chemical Communications, (2003) 35 (4, Cop). pp. 235-241. ISSN 0324-1130

    4

    Name: Mr. Basavaraju.B.C.
    Designation: Assisstant Professor
    Qualifications: M.Sc
    MSc: Chemistry, 1996, Mysore University.
    BSc: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1994, Mysore University.
    Specialization: Physical Chemistry
    Teaching experience:20 years.
    Contact Mobile number: 9844725151
    E-mail: basavarajubc@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Reaction kinetics (Pursuing Ph.D under mysore university).
    Details of Research: Kinetics of oxidation of dyes. Published four papers on kinetics of oxidation of dyes.

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    Name: Mr. SURESHA.N
    Designation: Assisstant Professor
    Qualifications: M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., (Ph.D.)
    (Ph.D) – Pursuing Ph.D., in Visveswaraya Technological University
    M.Phil – Chemistry, Alagappa University, Tamilnadu, 2007
    M.Sc. – Physical Chemistry, Mysore University, Mysore, 1997
    B.Ed.- Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics, 1998
    B.Sc.- Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics, 1995.
    Specialization: Physical Chemistry
    Teaching experience: 18 years.
    Contact Mobile number: 9902362606
    E-mail: sureshan@bit-bangalore.edu.in

    Title of research: “Catalyzed oxidation kinetics of some drug molecules: A Mechanistic Investigation”
    Area of research: Kinetics and Mechanism
    Research details: Presently working to study the kinetic modelling, mechanistic behavior, elucidate thermodynamic parameters, isokinetic relationship, liner free energy relationship, catalytic efficiency of platinum group metal ions for the facile oxidation of many drug molecules by sodium-N-metallo-N-haloaryl sulphonamides.
    Publications:
    Mechanistic Investigation of oxidation of Atenolol by sodium-N-chloro-p-toluenesulfonamide in alkaline medium: A kinetic approach.
    J. Ind. Chem. Soci. 82 (2005) 1. N.Suresha, Puttaswamy* and R.V. Jagadeesh
    Oxidation of Vanillin and related compounds by sodium-N-chloro-p-toluenesulfonamide in acid medium: A kinetic and mechanistic approach.
    Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-organic and Nano-metal Chemistry, 35 (2005) 845. N. Suresha and Puttaswamy*.
    Kinetics and Mechanism of Ru(III) catalyzed and uncatalyzed oxidation of atenolol by chloramine-T in perchloric acid medium.
    Ind. J. Chem: A, : 47A, 2008. 1649-1655. N. Suresha and Puttaswamy*
    Ruthenium(III) catalyzed and uncatalyzed oxidation of pregabalin by acidic chloramine-T: Kinetic and mechanistic approach.
    Int. Res. J. Pharm. 2017, 8 (8), 62-69. N Suresha & Kalyan Raj
    Poster presentation:
    Oxidation of taurine by sodium-N-bromo-p-toluenesulfonamide catalyzed by Ru(III) and Os(IV) in acid and alkaline medium: A comparative kinetic and mechanistic study, Poster presented in Symposium on Fundamentals of drug discovery Process: Industrial Perspective, held at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, on 05/08/2016.
    Ruthenium(III) catalyzed and uncatalyzed oxidation of pregabalin by acidic chloramine-T: Kinetic and mechanistic approach, Poster presented in One day international symposium on science and Technology, held at Dept. of chemistry, JSS Science and Technology university, Mysore, on 27-12-2017.

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    Name: Mrs. Thanuja K.N
    Designation: Assisstant Professor
    Qualifications: M.Sc. (Ph.D)
    PhD(,Persuing) Nanotechnology, Visvesvaraya Technological University
    MSc, Chemistry, 2001, Mysore University.
    BSc, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, 1998, Mysore University.
    Specialization: Physical Chemistry
    Teaching experience: 05 years.
    Industrial Experience: 10 years
    Research Experience : 1year
    Contact Mobile number: 9900205206
    E-mail: thanujakn@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Organic synthesis and Nanomaterial synthesis

    7

    Name: Dr. PRAKASHA K. C.
    Designation: Assistant Professor
    Qualifications: M. Sc, M. Phil., Ph.D.
    PhD, Chemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore (2012)
    M. Phil., Chemistry, Periyar University, Salem (2007)
    MSc, Chemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore (2005)
    BSc, PCM, University of Mysore, Mysore (2003).
    Specialization: Organic Chemistry
    Contact Mobile number: 9844495907
    E-mail: prakashakc@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis & Advanced Materials.
    Teaching experience: 07 years.
    Research experience: 02 years: DBT-Post Doctoral Research Associate at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore during 2012-14. Guiding 03 Ph.D., students under VTU, Belagavi.
    Awards: UGC-Research Fellowships in Science for Meritorious Students, UGC, New Delhi
    Junior and Senior Research Fellowships Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Mumbai.
    Research publications: 12 Publications.

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    Name: Dr. PRAKRUTHI.H.R
    Designation: Assistant Professor
    Qualifications: M. Sc, Ph.D.
    PhD, Chemistry, Visvesvaraya Technological University (2018)
    MSc, Chemistry, University of Mysore, Mysore (2009)
    BSc, CBBt, University of Mysore, Mysore (2007)
    Specialization: General Chemistry
    Contact Mobile number: 9986794973
    E-mail: prakruthihr@bit-bangalore.edu.in

    Area of research: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Adsorption.
    Details of Research: Expertize in synthesis, modification, characterization of catalytic and adsorbent materials like Layered Double Hydroxides, Published 4 papers in peer reviewed reputed international journals.

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    Name: Dr. VENKATESHA
    Designation: Assistant Professor
    Qualifications: M. Sc, Ph.D.
    Qualified in UGC-KSLET, 2017
    PhD, Chemistry, 2017, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)
    MSc, Chemistry, 2011, Bangalore University
    BSc, Chemistry, 2008, Mysore University
    Specialization: Organic Chemistry and Catalysis
    Contact Mobile number: 9901003120
    E-mail: venkateshanj@bit-bangalore.edu.in
    Area of research: Heterogeneous catalysis and Nano materials.
    Experience: CSIR- NET teaching for 02 years and 04 years experience in M.Sc Organic chemistry, Catalysis and Spectroscopy

    Details of research:
    Qualified Ph.D. in Heterogeneous catalysis, offering 07 years rich experience in conducting high quality scientific research assignments such as synthesis and in-depth characterization of catalytic materials such as zeolites, clays and metal oxides and their activity for acid-base catalyzed reactions, alkylation, acylation, heterocyclics synthesis, glycerol valorization, hydrogen production and biomass transformations.
    His research contributed 01 Indian patent, 12 research articles, published in international journals, with Average Impact Factor of 4.5 per journal and Scopus h-Index of 6 and publications are cited 65 times from last three years, he also professional body member for The International Zeolite Association (IZA) and Catalysis Society of India (CSI).
    He has reviewed several number of international publications from the publishers such as Elsevier, American chemical society, Springer, Royal society of chemistry and Bentham sciences.

    Achievements:
    Received best reviewer of the year 2017 from Microporous and mesoporous material journal from Elsevier publisher.
    Best oral presentation award in 2015, KSTA conference Bengaluru.

    Research Publications and patent:
    PATENTS
    Nanoparticulate silica-clay B2VJ solid acid catalyst with exceptional thermal stability.
    991/CHE/2015 A.

    PUBLICATIONS
    Citric acid-assisted synthesis of nanoparticle copper catalyst supported on oxide system for the reduction of furfural to furfuryl alcohol in the vapor phase.
    Venkatesha* and S. Ramesh,
    Ind & Eng. Chem. Res, 2018, 57, 1506-1515.
    Template free synthesis of Ni-Pervoskite: an efficient catalyst for hydrogen production by steam reforming of Bio-glycerol.
    S. Ramesh and Venkatesha*
    ACS Sustainable chem and Eng, 2017, 5, 1339-1346.
    Sulphated zirconia supported on cordenite honeycomb monolith for effective synthesis of solketal from acetalisation of glycerol with acetone.
    V. T. Vasantha, Venkatesha, S.Z.M. Shamshuddin, B. G. V. Reddy, J.Q. D’Souza. Chemistry Select, 2017, 3, 602-608.
    Synergistic effect of bronsted and Lewis acid amounts on one pot synthesis of aminoxazole by propargylation and cycloisomerization.
    Venkatesha*, Chemistry Select, 2017, 2, 6062-6069.
    Volume accessibility of acid sites in modified montmorillonite and triacetin selectivity in acetylation of glycerol.
    Venkatesha*, Y. S. Bhat, B. S. Jaiprakash
    RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 45819-45828.
    Dealunminated BEA zeolite for selective synthesis of five membered cyclic acetal from glyecrol under ambient conditions.
    Venkatesha*, Y.S. Bhat, B. S. Jai Prakash,
    RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 18824-1833.
    Reusability of zeolites and modified clays for alkylation of cyclohexanol a contrast study.
    Venkatesha, Y.S. Bhat, B. S. Jai Prakash
    RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 69348-6935.
    Manifestation of zeolitic pore characteristics of modified montmorillonite in oxazole synthesis by propargylation and cycloisomerization reactions.
    Venkatesha, Y.S. Bhat, B. S. Jai Prakash
    Applied Catalysis A, 2015, 496, 51-57.
    The active site accessibility aspect of montmorillonite for ketone yield in ester rearrangement.
    Venkatesha, B.S. Jai Prakash, Y.S. Bhat
    Catalysis Science & Technology, 2015, 5, 1629-1637.
    Active and deactive modes of modified montmorillonite in p-cresol acylation.
    Venkatesha, B.M. Chandrashekara, B.S. Jai Prakash, Y.S. Bhat
    Journal of Molecular Catalysis, A, 2014, 392,181-187.
    Green synthesis of cyclic imides by amidation and cyclisation using bronsted-Lewis acidic montmorillonite clays.
    Venkatesha*, Chemistry Select, 2016, 1, 1225-1231.
    Microwave assisted synthesis of highly crystalline nano CaO from waste egg shells-A low temperature record activity in glycerol carbonate.
    H. Bhagyalakshmi, M. Veerabhadraswamy, Venkatesha*
    Journal of Ultra Chemistry, 2018, 14,115-125

    PRESENTATIONS
    Clay based super thermostable nanoparticle ceramics materials by simple chemical modification.
    Presented at national conference, CAMSA-2018, ISRO satellite center, Bengaluru, India 2018
    Cu-Supported nanoparticulate Silica-Clay for hydrogenalysis of glycerol.
    Presented at national conference, CATSYMP-23, Bengaluru, India. 2018.
    Reaction rate controlled by volume accessibility of active sites for glycerol acetins using modified clays and zeolites.
    Presented at 17th National Catalysis workshop, CSIR IICT, Hyderabad, India 2016.
    Clay based super thermally stable solid acid nanoparticles
    Presented at International conference, Bangalore India Nano-8, Bangalore, India. 2016.
    Role of microporosity of montmorillonite in ester to ketone rearrangement.
    Presented at National conference, CATSYMP-22, CSIR-CSMCRI Bhavnagar Gujarat, India. 2015
    Fries rearrangement with p-TSA treated montmorillonite clay; enhanced activity and generation of microporous regions.
    Presented at 15th International Clay Conference, Brazil. 2013
    Microwave induced deactivation free catalytic activity of of p-TSA treated clay catalyst in acylation reaction.
    Presented at CATSYMP-21, CSIR IICT, Hyderabad, India 2013.

    For complete Research publications copy links:
    https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=urPnLOAAAAAJ&hl=en
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venkatesha_Nj2/contributions
    http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-6407-2016,
    http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9091-9744

    Non- teaching staffs:

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    DETAILS

    1

    Name:Mr.Thimmegowda
    Designation: Instructor
    Experience: 38 years
    Mobile no: 8050756596
    Address: #48, P.G.D souza nagar, Banashankari – IIIrd stage Hosakerahalli, Bangalore-560085.

    2

    Name: Mr.Jayaramegowda
    Designation: Assistant Instructor
    Experience: 31 years
    Mobile no: 9449765070
    Address: #48 Kousthuba, 2nd A main road, Nagarahole nagar, Magadi road, Vishwaneedum post, Bangalore-560091

    3

    Name: Mr.M.Prakash
    Designation: Assistant Instructor
    Experience: 28 years.
    Mobile no: 9035172804

    4

    Name: Adarsh.N
    Designation: Instructor
    Education: Bsc (CBZ), Msc Chemistry (final year pursuing)
    Mobile no: 9900642749
    Email: adarshn.narayan@gmail.com
    Address: #481, 2nd D main, 11th block, Nagarabhavi – IInd stage, Papareddypalya, Bangalore-560072

    5

    Name: Sudarshan.H.S
    Designation: Mechanic
    Education: ITI (fitter)
    Mobile no: 9916227629
    Email: sudhi0973@gmail.com
    Address: S/O H.T.Suresh, 2013/31, near maralu hola, vishwanatha laypout, Channapatna, Karnataka-562160