Dr.K Pushpalatha

Professor and Dean (R&D)

Department of Chemistry

Email: kpushpalatha@nie.ac.in
Phone No: +91-9845656018, 0821- 4004905
About Me:

My major areas of research are Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites; and phase transitions. Many research papers were published in peer reviewed and indexed journals and conferences, also guided one student for PhD, and two patents were filed in 2018. I am a recipient of best paper award in the International conference on molecular association held at Aligarh in 1996. I have successfully completed two major research projects awarded from UGC, New Delhi and VGST-CESEM, Government of Karnataka. I was the subject expert for Chemistry in VTU e-learning program. My book on Engineering Chemistry was published in 2012 by the Wiley India, and revised edition was published in 2014. When it comes to my teaching experience, I have successfully completed 33 years of teaching at NIE, and served the institute at various positions viz. lecturer, assistant professor and HOD; Professor and Head; and Professor & Dean R&D till date. I have professional Life membership for ISC and ISTE

  • M.Sc., (University of Mysore)
  • Ph.D (IIT, Madras)
  • Theoretical study of phase transitions of organic adsorbates at electrochemical interfaces - UGC, 3 Lakhs (2001-2004).
  • Development of CIGS based Nanomaterials for PV cell - Co- investigator, VGST-CESEM, Rs. 60 Lakhs, (2011-2014).
  • Received Best Paper Award, ICMA-96 at AMU, Aligarh
(i)     Text Books:
  1. Engineering Chemistry in 2012, by Dr. K. Pushpalatha, Published by Wiley India.  
  2. Engineering Chemistry (Revised edition) 2014, by Dr. K. Pushpalatha,Published by Wiley India.
  (ii) Publications in International/ National Journals:  
  1. B. M. Jagajeevanraj, S. Sachhidananda, K. Pushpalatha, K.S. Nithin(2019): “Nanostructured Al0.2Y1.8O3 Semiconductor Assisted Enhancement in PVOH Fortitude to: Withstand High Energy UV Photons: An Opto-Mechanical Study”, Optik, Elseveir, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2019.01.035.
  2. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar(2018): “Effect of Co doping on CIS2 thin films”, Chinese Journal of Physics- Elsevier, 56(3), 1147–1157.
  3. M. Prajwal, M. A. Sangamesha and K. Pushpalatha (2017): “Fabrication and Properties of Conductive Conjugated Polymers / Weaver Ant Silk Fibroin Composite Fibers”, Journal of Nano Technology and Its Application in Engineering, 2 (1), 1-15.
  4. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar (2016): “Low Cost CuSSe Thin Film by Non-Vacuum Techniques”, International Journal of Thin Films Science and Technology, 5 (2), 129-135. 
  5. M. Prajwal, M. A. Sangamesha and K. Pushpalatha (2015): “Ant larvae silk fibres mat”, Current Science, 108 (1546), 25-26.
  6. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G.L. Shekar (2014): “Structural and Optical Studies of Conducting PANI/CuS Nanocomposites on Nano crystalline Zinc-Oxide Thin Film”, American Journal of Nanotechnology, 5 (1), 1-9, doi:10.3844/ajntsp.2014.1.9.
  7. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar (2014): “Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Polyaniline/Copper Selenide Nanocomposites”, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science (IJACS), KROS Publications, 2 (3), 223-227.
  8. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G.L. Shekar (2013):  “Effect of Concentration on Structural and Optical Properties of CuS thin films”, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 02 (11), 227-234.
  9. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha, G.L. Shekar, and S. Shamsundar (2013):  “Preparation and Characterization of Nano crystalline CuS Thin Films for Dye-Sensitized Solar cells”, ISRN Nanomaterials, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 8, Article ID 829430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/829430.
  10. K. Pushpalatha and M.V. Sangaranarayanan (1998): “Phase transitions at mercury / aqueous solution interface: Estimation of critical exponents using spin-1/2 Isingmodelformalism”, Chemical Physics Letters, 288, 216-223.
  11. K. Pushpalatha and M.V. Sangaranarayanan (1998): “Critical exponents for two-dimensional condensation of organic adsorbates”, Surface Science, 384, 218-223.
  12. K. Pushpalatha and M.V. Sangaranarayanan (1997): “Two dimensional condensation of organic adsorbates at mercury/aqueous solution interface: Global analysis of critical parameters”, Journal of Electro analytical chemistry, 425, 39-48.
  (iii)  International/ National Conferences:
  1. B. M. Jagajeevanraj, S. Sachhidananda, K. S. Nithin and K. Pushpalatha(2020): “Development and performance evaluation of metal oxide decorated silk fabrics”, International Conference on Advanced Materials and Technology (ICMAT-20) at SJCE, Mysore, January, 16th–18th.
  2. M. A. Sangamesha, Lokesh Kumar S, K. Pushpalatha, Nitin K.S., and V. Lakshmi ranganath (2020): “Influence of Copper Selenide nanoparticles on the Structural and Optical Properties of Polyvinyl Alcohol/ Copper Selenide blend Composite”, International Conference on Advances in Materials, Ceramics & Engineering Sciences'(AMCES-2020) at Dayananda sagar college, Bangalore, January,17th–18th.
  3. B. M. Jagajeevanraj, S. Sachhidananda,  K.S. Nithin and K. Pushpalatha (2019): “Silver nano colloid Wrapped Polyurethane Foam based Piezo-resistive Sensors for Smart Intravenous Fluid Dispenser Applications”, International Conference on Frontiers in Materials from Basic Science to Real –time Applications (F2DM) at Jain University, Bangalore, March 13th to 16th.
  4. Shyamili N.B, Yogitha M, M. A. Sangamesha and K. Pushpalatha (2018): Effect of Cadmium doping on Dye sensitized Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) Nanocomposite Films, International Conference on Nanomaterials and their Applications at University of Mysore, March 1-2.
  5. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar (2015): “Surface analysis and Optical studies of CuSSe thin films for solar cell”, National Conference onCondensed Matter Physics and Application- Cmpa-2015 at Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal, March27th and 28th.
  6. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar(2015): “Effect of concentration on Optical properties of CuS thin films”, Two Day National Conference on Recent Trends in Chemical Biology at JSS College, Ooty Road, Mysore, March2nd and 3rd.
  7. M.A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha and G. L. Shekar(2015):“Preparation and characterization of weaver ants’ silk - Polyaniline composites”, Natural, Bio polymers and their composites- ICNP201at Mahathma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala,April 10th to 12th.
  8. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha, G. L. Shekar, and S. Shamsundar (2013): “Preparation and Characterization of Nanocrystalline ZnO Thin Film on Flexible Substrate by Sol-Gel Method”,FirstIndo-Canadian Symposium on Nano-Science and Technology (ICSNST), at the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore, February 20th -22nd.
  9. M. A. Sangamesha, K. Pushpalatha, G. L. Shekar, and S. Shamsundar (2012): “Dye Sensitized Copper sulphide solar cells”, International Conference, Advance Nano Materials ANM 2012 at IIT/Madras, October 17th -19th.
  10. Pushpalatha, K. (2005): "Condensation of organic adsorbates with reorientation: A spin-1 model formalism" symposia of "International Congress of chemistry and Environment" ICCE- 2005,December 24th-26th.
  11. Pushpalatha, K. (2003): “Evaluation of critical exponent pertaining to specific heat for organic adsorbates undergoing condensation at electrochemical interfaces- 11th International Conference on Surface and Colloid Science (ICSCS), Brazil, South America, September 15th-19th.
  12. Pushpalatha, K. (2001): “Mean Field Analysis of Spin-1/2 Ising Model Formalism; Differential Capacitance – Potential plots for Two - Dimensional Condensation of Organic Adsorbates at Mercury – aqueous Solution Interfaces”, International Congress of Chemistry and Environment-, Indore (M.P.), India, December 16th and 18th (cf. Proceedings of ICCE-2001, P.No.127-130).
  13. Pushpalatha, K and Sangaranarayanan, M.V.(1997): “Two-dimensional condensation of organic adsorbates at mercury/aqueous solution interface: A mean field approach”, IUPAC International Conference on Chemical and Biological Thermodynamics, held at Amritsar, India, during January 5th-8th.
  14. Pushpalatha, K and Sangaranarayanan, M.V.(1996): “Evaluation of critical parameters for two-dimensional condensation of organic adsorbates at merury/electrolyte solution interface”, First International Conference on Molecular Association 1996, held at Aligarh, India, during March 17-21.
  • Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposite thick film based optical band pass filter and photovoltaic converter (IP-3570-IN-17181077-PPA-2018)
  • Polymer based sensors towards structural health monitoring of truck tyres (Developing as a joint venture with TVL, Mysuru)
  • A device to tap black carbon and other particulate matter from diesel engine vehicles IP-3940 -IN-18190892 -PAS-2018
  • Engineering Chemistry (Theory)
  • Engineering Chemistry (Lab)