Biowaste based carbon nanospheres and their applications
Prof. Gurumurthy Hegde
Prof,CNR Rao Chair Professor
BMS R and D Centre, BMS College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bengaluru,
Biowaste materials are becoming more popular due to the unconventional burning which might cause environmental pollutions. To over come this many researchers tried several ways to utilise these biowaste materials in to useful products in the area of nanotechnology [1, 2]. Converting biowaste materials in to spherical shaped nano particles is the state of the art research where with controlled pyrolysis technique without adding any catalyst, one can able to tune them in to perfect shape . Here in this talk, we are going to show biowaste based carbon nanospheres which are well characterized using several techniques (with size ranging from 50-100nm) and then electrochemical analysis were conducted. Our studies revealed that, these materials are potential to use as supercapacitors, treatment of water, antimicrobial nature and also cancer cell imaging.
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Prof.CNR Rao Chair Professor, BMS R and D Centre, BMS College of Engineering,
Bull Temple Road, Bangalore, 560019, India
PERSONAL DATA (Date and place of birth, family status):
Date of Birth : 22/07/1979
Place of Birth : Siddapur, India
Family status : Married
PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in Physics-2007
MSc (Master of Science) in Materials Science -2002
BSc (Bachelor of Science) in PCM-2000
Prof.CNR Rao Chair Professor at BMSCE India : July 2015 to till date
Associate Professor at BMSCE India : March 2015 to till date
Assistant Professor at UMP, Malaysia : 20011-2015
Post Doctoral Fellow at GU, Sweden : 2008-2011
Post Doctoral Fellow at HKUST, Hong Kong : 2007-2008
Research Associate at CLCR, India : 2006-2007
Senior Research Fellow, CLCR, NMITLI, India : 2004-2006
Junior Research Fellow, CLCR, NMITLI, India : 2002-2004
More than 60 International Gold medals for my research products in various
countries like Malaysia, USA, Japan, South Korea etc.
7 times best of the best award in an International Exhibition where more than
500 products exhibited and mine stood first among them.
In 2011, got outstanding display technology award from MERCK Company in
Prof.CNR Rao Chair Professor Award in 2015.
Best reviewer award from Elsevier in 2015.
Reviewer for more than 20 ISI/Scopus indexed high impact factor journals.
Outstanding thesis award in 2006 Photonics conference held at Hyderabad.
Life member of ILCS, India
Member SID from 2015-2016
Member ILCS, Global 2006 to till date
Prof.CNR Rao Chair Professor at BMS R and D Centre, BMS College of
MAIN RESEARCH AREAS:
Nanotechnology, biowaste materials, super capacitors, waste water treatment,
biotechnology applications, liquid crystal displays, photoalignment, nanocomposites
RECENT RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS/PATENTS (Maximum)
Total Publications in ISI/scopus indexed so far : 105
Total patents so far : 15
h-index so far : 14