Dr Suresh D Kulkarni

Associate Professor

Department of Atomic & Molecular Physics


    Suresh D Kulkarni is Associate Professor in the Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics.

    He is:

    • Coordinator for the Certificate course in Nanoscience and Technology.
    • Guide for one PhD student in his research.
    • Active Organising Committee member for one day symposia, workshops and conference.



Subject Subject code Semester
Atomic and Molecular Physics MSP 607 First Semester
Physical Chemistry MSN 603 First Semester
Nanochemistry MSN 604 Second Semester
Basic Nanoscience and Technology laboratory course-I MSN 609 First Semester
Advanced Nanotechnology laboratory course-I MSN 610 Second Semester
Advanced Nanotechnology MSN 705 Third Semester
Nanochemistry MSN 703 Third Semester
Advanced Nanotechnology laboratory course-II MSN 709 Third Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Chemistry PG Department of studies in Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad 2008


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics Associate Professor 2016 to till date
Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) 2012 to 2016
Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Post Doctoral Research Associate 2008-2012


Area of Interest

Metal-Oxide nanoparticles and thin film deposition, Solution based synthesis of oxide nanoparticles and deposition of thin films, Metal oxides with novel optical and magnetic properties.

Area of Expertise

Synthesis of Metal-Oxide nanoparticles, Synthesis of metal organic precursors for Chemical Vapour Deposition, Development of novel thin film deposition methods, Magnetic and optical properties of metal oxides.

Area of Research

Rapid synthesis methods for the preparation of metal oxide nanoparticles, Structure property relationship of metal oxide nanoparticles, Rapid Synthesis of Magnetic nanoparticles, Optical properties of Metal Aluminates and related materials.

Analytical predictive capabilities of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for plastic classification

2013-01-01 V K Unnikrishnan K S Choudhari Rajesh Nayak V B Kartha

2013, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 3, 25872

Quantification and Morphology Studies of Nanoporous Alumina Membranes: A New Algorithm for Digital Image Processing

2013-01-01 K S Choudhari P Jidesh P Sudheendra

2013, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Cambridge Publishing House, Vol 19, Pg 1061–1072

Biomedical and Environmental applications of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

2013-01-01 V K Unnikrishnan K S Choudhari Rajesh Nayak V B Kartha

2013, Pramana, Springer.

ZnFe2O4: Rapid and sub-100 °C synthesis and anneal-tuned magnetic properties

2012-01-01 Ranajit Sai Suresh D Kulkarni K J Vinoy Navakanta Bhat,

2012, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Vol 22, Pg 2149

Rapid synthesis of nanocrystalline ZnGa2O4 phosphor at low temperature

2012-01-01 S A Shivashankar

2012, MRS Online Proceedings Library, Cambridge Publishing House

Low-thermal-budget solution processing of thin films of zinc ferrite and other complex oxides

2012-01-01 Ranajit Sai Navakanta Bhat S A Shivashankar

2012, MRS Online Proceedings Library, Cambridge Publishing House

Sustainable and energy efficient synthesis of Ferrites

2012-01-01 Ranajit Sai Navakanta Bhat S A Shivashankar

2012, MRS Online Proceedings Library, Cambridge Publishing House

Mechanistic Study of Oxidation of Sulfacetamide by Diperiodatocuprate (III) in Aqueous Alkaline Medium

2008-01-01 P N Naik S A Chimatadar S T Nandibewoor

2008, Indian J. Chem., 47 A, 1666-1670.

Kinetics and mechanism of L-isoleucine oxidation by alkaline diperiodatoargentate (III)

2008-01-01 Sharanappa T Nandibewoor

2008, Transition Metal Chemistry, Springer.

Mechanistic study on the reaction between sulfacetamide and aqueous alkaline diperiodatoargentate (III)

2007-01-01 Praveen N Naik Sharanappa T Nandibewoor

2007, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., American Chemical Soceity (ACS).

Development of rapid pyrolysis method for Nanostructures and thin films


SERB, DST, Govt. of India, 2014

Synthesis of wide band gap semiconducting oxide nanoparticles

2012, Research. Metal-aluminates having a general formula MAl2O4, where M is a divalent metal ion, are being synthesised by solution chemical methods. Metal-organic precursors are being used to synthesise the materials at lowest possible temperature. The effect of synthesis and the post synthesis processing on the optical and photocatalytic applications of these materials are being carried out.