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Chemistry

Chemistry department offers courses to the students of first year B.E (common subject to all branches) and open electives for higher semesters in Engineering. The department is an approved Research centre under VTU offering PhD program including course work and subsequent research in various topics.

HIGHLIGHTS

♦ Provides a substantial Chemistry background to supplement other disciplines at the institute

♦ Gives exposure to state-of-the-art instrumental techniques

 

THE CORE COMPETENCIES

♦ Metal layer deposition & Corrosion studies

♦ Polymer and composite materials.

♦ Organic syntheses


67 %
Ph.D Qualified Faculty

100 +
International Publications

3 +
Number of Labs

45 +
Research Grant in Lakhs
  • Vision

    “Nurturing enthusiasm and to promote research interests by applying chemical principles to meet the needs of the society”.

  • Mission
    • Impart quality education to achieve academic excellence through an effective teaching-learning environment.
    • Awaken the young minds to explore their hidden potential with high ethical standards.
    • Support the developmental activities of the college and make the department vibrant.
    • Inculcate the basic principles of Chemistry for interdisciplinary innovative research programs.
CENTRE FOR BIO-BASED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Sl. No.

Instruments

Application

1.

Compression moulding unit

Used to make moulds of natural and synthetic fibre composites (Particulate, fibrous & Laminate composites)
2.

Universal testing machine

Used for Mechanical Characterization like  Tensile testing and Bending testing
3.

Wear & friction monitor

Used to analyze Wear resistance
4.

Moisture analyzer

Used for analyzing moisture content of the samples by weight loss method

 

FACILITIES AT THE ENS LAB

Sl.No

Instrument Model

Applications/Characterizations

1.

Electrochemical Work station

 

CHI-Electrochemical workstation i)             Potentiodynamic Polarization Studies

ii)            Electrochemical Impedance Method

iii)          Cyclic Voltammetry Studies

iv)          Chrono Potentiometric, Amperometric studies

 

2

DC Power Analyzer

 

KeySight  N6705C

 

 

 

Monolayer and Multilayer Deposition of Alloys Using Different Power Patterns
3

DC Power Analyzer

APLAB Make 0-32V/0-5A dual channel Monolayer Deposition of Alloys

Centre For Bio-Based Product Development
Electrochemistry And Nano Science Lab
Centre For Bio-Based Product Development

About the centre:

The centre engages in the design, fabrication and experimental evaluation of polymer matrix composite materials developed by reinforcing agricultural waste/by-products suitable for automobile, aerospace, marine and structural applications.

The centre houses a state-of-the-art fabricating & testing facility.  Research is focused on the development of new eco-friendly composite materials by using a variety of natural fibres derived from plant origin such as areca, sisal, banana, jute, pineapple etc.

Products Developed

Industry ready composite materials based on natural areca, banana, jute, sisal, & pineapple fibres are designed and developed.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator Project Title Funding Agency Research Grants Status
Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli Physicochemical & mechanical characterization of natural areca fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials VGST, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka 30,00,000.00 Completed

Facilities

  • Universal testing machine
  • Compression moulding unit
  • Wear & friction monitor
  • Moisture analyzer

Research Group

Research Scholars

Research Scholar Research Guide Research Title University Status
Mrs. Dhanalaksmi S Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli

Study of the effect of chemical treatments

on the characterization of areca fiber

Reinforced polymer composites

JNTU, Hyderabad Ph. D degree awarded
Mrs. Ramadevi P Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli Chemical treatment of natural abaca fiber for surface modification and its impact on properties of abaca fiber-reinforced polymer composite JNTU, Hyderabad Ph. D degree awarded
Raghu Patel GR Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli Influence of Surface Modification on Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Single Areca Fiber” VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka Course work Completed
Manuel Radrigus Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli Synthesis & Pharmacological Investigation of Heterocycle                              Encompassed Benzoxazole Nucleus” VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka Course work Completed
Sakshi S. Kamath Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli The study of the effect of surface modifications and fiber loading on areca fiber reinforced polymer composites VTU, Belagavi, Karnataka Course work Completed

Electrochemistry And Nano Science Lab

Faculty Incharge: Dr. Pavithra G.P.

Aim:

The lab aims at the fabrication of Nano-structured Multilayer Alloy coatings using the electrodeposition method by modulating the current pulse. This new class of materials with alternating layers of different metal composition, having a thickness of few nanometers with ultrafine microstructure is of interest because of their fundamental and technological importance.

Electrochemical water splitting into Hydrogen/ Oxygen evolution reaction in acidic or alkaline solution, using an effective electro catalyst plays a growing role in the fabrication of alternative energy devices. In this context, the designing and development of various earth-abundant transition metals along with nano particles as highly efficient electro catalysts will benefit the technology through clean and sustainable energy system.

Objectives

  • To promote research culture in undergraduate students
  • To develop interest in basic science oriented research
  • Research and development
  • Projects
  • Industry

Funds

 

Source Amount in Lakhs Instruments Procured

AEF research and development fund

 

10 CHI-Electrochemical workstation

VGST fund

 

5

KeySight  N6705C  DC Power Analyzer

 

Research Guidance (Ph.D)

 

Sl No Name of the student Thesis Title Mode of Registration Status
1 Rashmi D Development of Nanostructured Multilayer Coating by Electrodeposition for Aerospace Application at elevated temperature and its corrosion studies

Full time

 

Registered
2 Abhijna Development of electrodeposition and characterization of Ni-Mo and Ni-W alloys for corrosion resistance of mild steel Full Time The entrance exam is cleared and the synopsis is submitted

Funding
Publications
Funding
  • Dr.Basavaraju B has received a research grant of 30 lakh Rupees by Vision Group on Science & Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka under CISEE scheme to carry out the project titled, “Physicochemical and mechanical characterization of natural areca fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials”.

 

  • Dr. Pavithra G P, Faculty,  Chemistry department has received 5 lakh Rupees under Seed Money for Young Scientist Research Scheme (SMYSR), catalyzed and supported by Vision Group on Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka. The project title: “Ni-Mo Composite Coatings with Ni-ONano-Particles as Electrocatalytic Material”
Publications

Sl.

No.

Title of the Paper

Name of the Journal

DOI

Year of Publication

Name of the authors

  1.  

Development of Nanostructured Ni–Fe Alloy Coatings; Characterisation and Corrosion Analysis

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry

https://doi.org/10.3103/S1068375520010135

2020

Dr. Pavithra G.P.

Mrs. Rashmi D.

  1.  

Development of nanocrystalline multilayer Ni–Fe alloy coatings: characterization and its corrosion behaviour at elevated temperature

Bulletin of Materials Science 

https://doi.org/10.1007/s12034-020-02087-6

2020

Dr. Pavithra G.P.

Mrs. Rashmi D.

  1.  

Characterization and Corrosion Analysis of Electrodeposited Nanostructured Zn–Fe Alloy Coatings

Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion

https://doi.org/10.1007/s40735-020-00380-9

2020

Dr. Pavithra G.P.

Mrs. Rashmi D.

  1.  

Electrodeposition of Zn–Ni Monolithic Coatings, Characterization, and Corrosion Analysis

Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-020-00848-3

2020

Dr. Pavithra G.P.

Mrs. Rashmi D.

  1.  

Tensile and Flexural behaviour of areca husk fibre reinforced epoxy composite

Advances in Metrology and Measurement of Engineering surfaces

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-5151-2_4

2020

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

Extraction and Characterization of Cellulose from Natural Areca Fiber

Material Science Research India

http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/msri/160112

2019

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

Influence of Surface Modification on Physical, Mechanical and Morphological properties of Natural Single Areca catechu Fiber

Oriental journal of Chemistry

http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/ojc/350214

2019

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Dr. Ravi Kumar C

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

A review on the mechanical properties of areca fiber reinforced composites

Science and Technology of Materials

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stmat.2018.05.004

2018

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Tensile and flexural properties of areca sheath fibres

Materials today: Proceedings

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2018.10.049,

2018

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

Spectral studies on Chemically modified single areca fibre

Materials today: Proceedings

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2018.10.042

2018

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

Ni-Si3N4: Electrodeposition, properties and corrosion behaviour

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry

https://doi.org/10.3103/S1068375517030127

2017

Mr. Mohan Reddy R

  1.  

Corrosion behaviour and Characterization of Ni-Nb2O5 composites prepared by pulse electrodeposition

Surface Engineering and Applied Electrochemistry

https://doi.org/10.3103/S1068375517020090

2017

Mr. Mohan Reddy R

  1.  

A review on natural areca fibre reinforced polymer composite materials

Ciencia & Technologia dos Materiais

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctmat.2017.10.001

2017

Dr. B. Basavaraju

Mrs. Sakshi S. Kamath

  1.  

A study of the effect of chemical treatments on areca fiber reinforced polypropylene composite properties

Sci Eng Composite Materials

https://doi.org/10.1515/secm-2015-0292

2017

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Mechanical properties of abaca fiber reinforced polypropylene composites: Effect of chemical treatment by benzenediazonium chloride

Journal of King Saud University

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksues.2015.10.004

2017

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Generation of Ni-Si3N4 nanocomposites by DC, PC and PRC electrodeposition methods

Surface Engineering

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02670844.2016.1148323

2016

Mr. Mohan Reddy R

  1.  

Physical Characterization of natural lignocellulosic single areca fiber

Ciencia & Technologia dos Materiais

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctmat.2015.10.001

2015

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Influence of Fiber Content and Effect of Chemical Pre-Treatments on Mechanical Characterization of Natural Abaca Epoxy Composites

Indian Journal of Science and Technology

http://dx.doi.org/10.17485/ijst2015v8i1171768

2015

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Areca Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites: Effect of Chemical Treatments on Impact strength

Oriental journal of Chemistry

http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/ojc/310218

2015

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Influence of Chemical treatments on flexural strength of areca fibre reinforced epoxy composites

Chemical Science Transactions

http://dx.doi.org/10.7598/cst2015.1033

2015

Dr. B. Basavaraju

  1.  

Pulse electrodeposition, characterization and corrosion behavior of Ni-Si3N4 composites

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11665-015-1451-z

2015

Mr. Mohan Reddy R

  1.  

Development and characterization of Ni-Si3N4 nanocomposites

American Institute of Physics (AIP) – Conference Proceedings

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4917935

2015

Mr. Mohan Reddy R

Sl. No. Name  of the Guide Year of Ph.D Award Year of Recognition as Research Guide Name of the Research scholar and USN Year of registration Affiliated University Title of the thesis for scholar Status
1 Dr. Basavaraju B 2007 2010 Mr. Raghu Patel G.R.

4AL13PGN02

2013 VTU Influence of surface modification on physico-chemical characteristics of single areca fiber Ongoing
2

 

Dr. Basavaraju B 2007 2010 Mr. Manuel Radrigues

4AL15PGJ01

2015 VTU Synthesis and pharmacological investigation of heterocycle encompassed benzoxazole nucleus Ongoing
3  

Dr. Basavaraju B

2007 2010 Ms. Sakshi Kamath

4AL17PGA04

 

2017 VTU The study of surface modifications and fibre loading on areca fibre reinforced polymer composites

 

Ongoing
4 Dr. Pavithra G.P. 2013 2016  

Ms. Rashmi D

4AL18PCT01

2018 VTU Development of nanostructured multilayer coatings by electrodeposition using single bath technique and its corrosion studies

 

Ongoing
5 Dr. Pavithra G.P. 2013 2016  

Ms. Abhijna

4AL19PCT01

 

2019 VTU Electrodeposition of nanostructured Ni-Mo and Ni-W alloys on mild steel as corrosion resistant coating

 

Ongoing

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Dr. Ravi Kumar C

Sr. Asst. Professor & HOD M.Sc, Ph.D
08258 - 262724 dr.ravikumarc@aiet.org.in

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Teaching Faculty

Sakshi S Kamath

Assistant Professor

Sakshi S Kamath

Assistant Professor
M.Sc
08258 - 262724
sakshikamath89@gmail.com

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Dr.Mohan Reddy R

Assistant Professor

Dr.Mohan Reddy R

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D
9686909828
mohanreddy@aiet.org.in

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Dr. Pavithra G.P

Assistant Professor

Dr. Pavithra G.P

Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D
08258 - 262724
pavithra.gp2008@gmail.com

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Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli

Professor

Dr. Basavaraju Bennehalli

Professor
M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D
08258 - 262724
basavaraju@aiet.org.in

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Rajkumar Bhat D

Associate Professor

Rajkumar Bhat D

Associate Professor
B.Sc, M.Sc
08258 - 262724
dailarajkumar@rediffmail.com

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