CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Is guide for PhD and postgraduate students for their research/academic project work.
- Counsels students if and when required and extends all possible help in academic-related matters throughout the course.
Unnikrishnan V K is Associate Professor in the Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Laser Physics||MSP 607||I Semester|
|Electrodynamics and advanced optics||MSP 605, MSN 605||I Semester|
|General Photonics Lab Course||MSP 609||I Semester|
|Optical Communication and Devices||MSP 606||II Semester|
|Optical measurements||MSP 701||III Semester|
|Femtosecond photonics||MSP 705||III Semester|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|PhD||Laser Spectroscopy||Manipal Academy of Higher Education||2012|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics||Associate Professor||2014 - Till date|
|Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics||Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)||2010- 2014|
|Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics||Lecturer||2008-2010|
|MAHE-PHILIPS Oral Cancer Project||Junior Scientist||2006-2008|
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Optical fibres, Optics, Plasma.
Area of Expertise
Lasers, Optical measurements, Laser spectroscopy.
Area of Research
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF), Laser based instrumentation, Medical applications of lasers.
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Won best poster award for the paper “Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Soft Tissues of the Oral Cavity”, in DAE Solid State Physics Symposium (SSPS-55), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2010, Manipal.
- Life member of Indian Laser Assocoation (ILA).
Analytical predictive capabilities of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with Principal Component Analysis (PCA) for plastic classification
2013-01-01 K S Choudhari Suresh D Kulkarni Rajesh Nayak V B Kartha
2013, Royal Society of Chemistry. A Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique has been applied for the identification of four widely used plastics, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), high-density polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS), whose recycling is required from commercial and biosafety points of view.
Salivary Protein Markers- A Non-Invasive Protein Profile based Method for the Early Diagnosis of Oral Pre-malignancy and Malignancy
2013, Journal of Biomedical Optics. An ultra-sensitive hyphenated technique, high-performance liquid chromatography-laser-induced fluorescence detection protein profiling of saliva, is evaluated for early detection and diagnosis of oral premalignancy and malignancy.
Calibration based laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for quantitative analysis of doped rare earth elements in phosphors
2013-01-01 Rajesh Nayak Praveen Devangad M M Tamboli C Santhosh
2013, Elsevier. Using laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), quantitative analysis of doped rare earth elements (Lanthanum (La) and Neodymium (Nd)) in phosphors has been studied and reported.
Analysis of Trace Elements in Complex Matrices (Soil) by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
2013-01-01 Rajesh Nayak Kiran Aithal V B Kartha C Santhosh
2013, RSC Analytical Methods, Royal Society of Chemistry. Direct spectro-chemical analysis of trace elements in complex matrices like minerals and soil is usually difficult because of possible interference from the intense background spectrum of the major components generated in the plasma. Optimisation of the Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique is essential for routine analysis of such samples. In the present work, we have shown that low detection limits can be achieved for trace elements like copper, zinc, and calcium in soil samples.
Calibration-free laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for quantitative elemental analysis of materials
2012-01-01 K Mridul R Nayak K Alti V B Kartha
2012, Pramana Journal of Physics, Springer. The application of calibration-free laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (CF-LIBS) for quantitative analysis of materials, illustrated by CF-LIBS applied to a brass sample of known composition is presented in this paper.