Dr. C. Kavitha

BSc, MSc, Ph.D from JNCASR, Post doc from IISc, RRI Ph.D, Assistant Professor

International Recognition : Key Note Lecture invite from Oxford University U.K. http://iape-conference.org/index.php/2018-05-02-19-15-06/keynote-talks/10-keynotes/sustainable-energy/207-c-kavitha
This is Dr. C. Kavitha working as a Assistant professor in Department of Physics. i have completed my regular Ph.D in materials Science in JNCASR, bangalore during 2002-2008. I have done one Post doctoral work in Raman Research Institute (RRI) during (2009-2011) and another postdoctral work in IPC Department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore during (2011-2013). In 2014 , i have received DST-SERB young Scientist award worth Rs. 32 Lakhs to set up Advanced Materials Research lab in BMSIT&M, Bangalore. The project is completed successfully. Recently selected for VGST-Seed money for young faculty, Karnataka Government (2018-2020).
Raman Analysis Requisition form is available in https://bmsit.ac.in/news?page=2

Raman Spectrometer details availabe in https://bmsit.ac.in/system/news/documents/000/000/010/original/RAMAN.pdf?1467696009

UV-Visible spectrometer details available: https://bmsit.ac.in/research

Phone: 9448797728     Email: gkavitha21@bmsit.in


Teaching : 3
Research : 17



  • Material/Nano material Science, Surface enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
  • Laser/Raman/Solid state spectroscopy
  • electrochemistry based chemical and biosensors, solar cells, photoconductors, energy storage
  • Graphene/Graphene Oxide-Metal nanoparticle hybrid nano structures for sensors, catalytic, photocatalytic, H2 storage, water spliting applications
  • synthesis of mixed metal/ metal oxides for vast applications.
  • Liquid Crystals Photo conductors

Memberships in professional bodies

  • Research Council Member, BMSIT, Yelahanka, Bangalore (2016)
  • Innovation Center member from Chemistry department, BMSIT, Bangalore. 2016
  • Post Doctoral Fellow in Raman Research Institute (RRI) Bangalore (2009-2011)
  • Research Associate Inorganic Physical Chemistry (IPC) department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore (2011-2013)


  • Synthesis Graphene nano materials
  • Expertise in Raman and Brillouin Spectroscopy
  • Built Custom Raman Spectrometer
  • Built High Pressure Micro Raman spectrometer
  • Hands on experience in High Pressure Diamond Anvil Cell
  • Hands on experience in Low/High Linkam stage temperature controler
  • Built high pressure drilling setup to drill 100μm holes.
  • Working knowledge in low temperature cryostat and ultrahigh Vacuum system
  • Working knowledge in Laue diffraction
  • Built Home-made Photoconductivity experimental setup for liquid crystal study.
  • Hands on experience on doping carbon nanotude and gold nanoparticles with blue phase liquid crystals.
  • Hands on experience in making metal nanoparticles (silver and gold) using simple chemical method.
  • Expertise in vibarational Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations for bulk and surface adsorbed materials.
  • Hands on experience in electrochemistry experiments.
  • Teaching Nanomaterials class for Engineering chemistry and Physics Students
  • Research practicals teacher for integrated Ph.D students at JNCASR
  • Teaching Engineering Physics and Physics Lab to students

Invite Talks Delivered: 9

Workshops/Conferences/Seminars conducted

  • Faculty Development Program on " Novel Materials and their Emerging Technologies" - Jul, 2019
  • Faculty Development Program on " Current Trends in Applied Physics" - Jul, 2018
  • Invited talk on 2 days Research workshop on "how to write fund winning projects" - Jun, 2018
  • National conference on Emerging Trends in Nano Applications - Apr, 2017
  • Workshop on 100 years of Chemical Bonds - Apr, 2017
  • DST-SERB Project group monitoring workshop - Apr, 2017
  • Scope of Nanoscience in Engineering & Technology-2017-FDP organished and conducted by Chemistry dept - Feb, 2017

Workshops/FDPs/Conferences/Seminars/Internships attended

Details Date
Completed 10 days Industry Internship from Comptek Scientific Company, Bangalore 15-08-2019
Emerging Trends in applied Physics 10-06-2019
International Conferences on Innovative and Applied Energy 14-03-2019
11th Bangalore India NANO conference 05-12-2018
International Conferences on NanoScience and Nanotechnology- ICONEST 2018 21-03-2018
IMTEX Forming 2018 and Tooltech 2018-Academia-Industry Pavilion 25-01-2018
completed Industry-Internship-RLFine Chem Private Limited 22-01-2018

Additional Responsibilities

  • Establishment of Research and Development of Chemistry Lab through DST-SERB sponsored Project
  • setting up Raman spectroscopy characterization facility in R&D Chemistry lab
  • Research Project implementation.
  • Guiding VTU Affliated Part time/full time Ph.D students under R&D chemistry department
  • writing innovative research projects for equipping research lab through external/internal funding Agencies
  • collaborating with premier indian institutes for research(IISc, JNCASR, RRI, Cense, CSMR)/colleges for publishing reputed journals
  • website co-ordinator for chemistry department
  • Doing Raman Spectroscopy characterization for bulk/nano materials
  • Reviewer of Research Journal- Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Reviewer of American Chemical Society (ACS-NANO) Research Journal
  • VTU-approved Ph.D research guide
  • Guiding BMSIT- Mechanical Final year students for their Final year Project
  • Physics department VTU-IA mark entry coordinator (2017-18)
  • Internal Assessment (IA-Test) coordinator (2018)
  • Utsaha-2019 coordinator at BMSIT&M
  • one of the Curriculum Development Committee member 2019 at BMSIT&M
  • open course resource person for physics department 2017-2019


Journal Name Journal Type Volume Number Issue Number ISSN ISBN Paper Title
ACS Nano ACS-International submitted 2020 Low Cost Electrochemical detection of L-Tyrosine using rGO-Cu modified Pencil Graphite electrode and its surface orientation on Ag electrode – Ex-situ spectroelectrochemical method.
Waste and Bio Mass Valorization international 2019 ISSN 1877-2641 The Role of Temperature on Physical– Chemical Properties of Green Synthesized Porous Carbon Nanoparticles
Proceedings of International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy, Oxford, UK International DOI prefix-10.17501 2019 ISBN (978-1-912532-05-6) Reduced Graphene Oxide/Metal Oxide hybrid nano structures for supercapacitative and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy applications
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis International under review 2019 The impact of temperature on physico-chemical properties of green synthesized porous nanoparticles
Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices International vol-3, Pgs 181-187 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsamd.2018.03.002 Investigation of Hydrogen generation and Antibacterial activity by Ionic liquid aided synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles
Journal of Nanoparticle Research International 20:56 2018 https://doi.org/10.1007/s1105 Enhanced electrocatalytic activity of reduced graphene oxide-Os nanoparticle hybrid films obtained at a liquid/liquid interface
Materials Today Proceedings International 5, Pgs 2609-2618 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2018.01.040 Reduced Graphene oxide / Nanoparticle hybrid structures: A new generation smart materials for optical sensors
Nanoelectronic Materials and Devices International-Springer 466, 19-27 2018 DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-7191-1_3 Films of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Based Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Royal Society Open Science-RSOS International-RSC 4, 170353 2017 dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170353 Improved Surface Enhanced Raman and catalytic activities of reduced graphene oxide -Osmium hybrid nano thin films
THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS Springer-International 132, 239 2017 DOI 10.1140/epjp/i2017-11462-4 Synthesis of CeO2 nanoparticles: Photocatalytic and antibacterial activities
Journal of NanoScience and Nanotechnology International-American Scientific Publishers 17, No 4, 2711–2719 2017 Synthesis of reduced graphene oxide based metal oxide and metal nanoparticle doped hybrid films at a liquid/liquid interface and their applications as reusab le surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates
International Journal of Nanoscience International-World Scientific 15(1), Pgs 1650006 2016 Antibacterial and Photocatalytic Activities of ZnO Nanoparticle-water melon juices
The European Physical Journal – Plus International-Springer 131, Pgs 154. 2016 Fruit juice extract mediated synthesis of CeO2 nanoparticles for antibacterial and photocatalytic activities
International Journal of Nanoscience International-World Scientific 15, Pgs 1650013 2016 Electrochemical Sensing, Photocatalytic and Biological Activities of ZnO Nanoparticles: Synthesis via Green Chemistry Route
Chemical Physics letters International-Elsevier 629, Pgs 81 2015 Low Cost, Ultra - Thin Films Of Reduced Graphene Oxide - Ag Nanoparticle Hybrids As SERS Based Excellent Dye Sensors
Spectra Chimica Acta - Molecular and Bio molecular spectroscopy International-Elsevier 150, Pgs 247 2015 Comparative high pressure Raman Studies on perflourohexane and perflouroheptane
Solid State Communications International-Elsevier 202, Pgs 78 2015 Acoustic phonon behavior of PbWO 4 and BaWO 4 probed by Low Temperature Brillouin spectroscopy
Conference Proceedings - Emerging Trends in Nano Applications - NCETN - 2015 National Pgs 26-29 2015 978 - 81 - 928203 - 8 - 5 Raman spectroscopy: A Brief review from Basic to recent nanostructures application to sensors.
Conference Proceedings - Emerging Trends in Nano Applications - NCETN - 2015 National Pgs 84-86 2015 978 - 81 - 928203 - 8 - 5 Green synthesis of MgO Nanoparticles via solution combustion method:catalytic applications.
Solid State Communications International-Elsevier 195, Pgs 10 2014 Temperature induced electron - phonon coupling behavior of AgGaS 2 probed by Brillouin spectroscopy
RSC Advances International - Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Publications 3, Pgs 8356 2013 Spontaneous Formation of Branched Nanochains From Room Temperature Molten Amides: Visible and Near – IR Active, SERS Substrates for Non - Fluorescent and Fluorescent Analytes
Materials Chemistry and Physics International-Elsevier 133, pgs 635 2012 Photoconductivity of doped hexa-alkoxy triphenylene nano Composite structures.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B , . International-American Chemical Society -(ACS) Publications 111, Pgs14130 2007 Raman spectroscopic investigations of pressure-induced phase transitions in n-hexane.
Journal of Physical Chemistry C (Letter) International-American Chemical Society (ACS) 111, Pgs1868 2007 Magnetic Interactions in Nickel Alkanethiolates.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B International-American Chemical Society (ACS) 111, Pgs7003 2007 Pressure-induced structural transitions in n-Pentane: A Raman study
Journal of Physical Chemistry B International-American Chemical Society (ACS) 110, Pgs 8777 2006 Raman Scattering Studies on n-Heptane under High Pressure
Journal of Materials Research International-Material Research Society (MRS) 20, pgs1415 2005 Nanostructured barium titanate prepared through a modified Reverse micellar route: Structural distortion and dielectric Properties
Journal of Solid State Chemistry International-Elsevier 177, Pgs 2198 2004 Solvothermal synthesis of an open-framework zinc chlrophosphate [C8N4H26]Zn3Cl(HPO4)3(PO4)], with a layer structure.
Proceedings Indian Academy of Sciences (Chemical Science National-Springer 115, Pgs 689 2003 A low-cost Raman spectrometer design used to study Raman Scattering from a single-walled carbon nanotube


Conference Name Conference Type Venue Date Title
ICONEST-2017 International J.N. TATA Auditorium, IISc, Bangalore 10-12 August, 2017 Low Cost Electrochemical detection of Rhodamine B and L-Tyrosine using bare and modified Pencil Graphite electrode
Techniques for characterization of materials -TCM2017 national BMSIT, Physics dept 20-24, june, 2017 Raman Spectroscopy demonstration-Resource person
8th Bangalore-India Nano conference International Lalit Ashok in Bangalore March, 2016 Large Area Ultra-Thin Films of Reduced Graphene Oxide with Metal/metal Oxides Nano Particles as Reusable SERS Substrates for Dyes
IC-NANO-2016 international VTU-PG Center, Muddenahalli 21-23, April, 2016 Ultra-Thin Films of reduced graphene oxide-Ag Nanoparticle Hybrid as Raman spectroscopy based environmental pollutant sensors
ICAMA-2016 International BMSCE, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 16-17, June 2016 Graphene/nanoparticle hybrid structures: A new generation smart materials for Sensors
FDP program entitled CONDUCTING POLYMER COMPOSITES, SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION national Physics Department, BMSCE, Bangalore. June 6-10, 2016 Given invited talk on A Brief review on Raman Spectroscopy: Basic and Recent Advancement in Nano applications
Two days workshop on Renewable energy technologies and its applications national BMSIT Sept, 2015 Liquid Crystal nanocomposites for organic solar cells
National conference on Emerging Trends in Nano Applications national BMSIT 27th – 28th March 2015 Raman Spectroscopy: A Brief Review from basic to recent nanostructures applications to sensors
INUP-IISC Nanoelectronics familiarization work shop national Indian Institute of Science Jan 28-30, 2015 ultra thinfilms of reduced graphene oxide- Ag nanoparticle hybrid as excellent surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates
In-house Symposium national Raman Research Institute, Bangalore May. 2010 Photoconductivity studies on gold chloride doped hexa-alkoxy triphenylene Derivatives
Workshop on 100 years of Chemical Bond International JNCASR 29 th January, 2016 100 years of Chemical Bond
ICMR-JNCASR International Winter School on Chemistry of Materials International Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) Bangalore, India May 2005 High Pressure Raman Studies on n-pentane
Stereo chemical Aspects of Novel Materials International Internatioanl Centre for Material Research, University of California, Santa Barbara, United States. 10-20, August 2005 High Pressure Raman Studies on mid chain hydrocarbons
Joint 20th AIRAPT 43rd EHPRG International Conference on High Pressure Raman spectroscopy International Congress Centre, Karlsruhe Germany. 27th June - 01st July, 2005 High Pressure Raman Studies on n-heptane
First Asian Spectroscopy Conference and Asian Bio-spectroscopy International Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India September 2006 Comparative High Pressure Raman Studies on n-heptane and n-pentane
Optical Probes 2005 ??“ 6th International Topical Conference on Optics international Indian Institute of Science, bangalore January 4-8, 2005 Temperature Dependent Elastic behavior of AgGaS2
51st DAE Solid State Physics Symposium national Department of Physics and Electronics, Barkatullah University, Bhopal December 26 - 30, 2005 High Pressure Raman Studies on Alkanes.
The 10th International Conference on Advanced Materials International Hotel Grand Ashok, Bangalore 8-13, October 2007 Chain Length Dependent Solid ??“ Solid transition of Mid-Chain alkanes
In-house Symposium national JNCASR, Bangalore November , 2004. Brillouin Scattering Studies on Silver thiogallate
In=house Symposium national JNCASR November 2003 Pressure Induced Raman Spectroscopy on LeadTungstate.
In-house Symposium national JNCASR, Bangalore November 2005 High Pressure Raman Studies on n-hexane


  • Establishing "Center for Advanced Material Research" jointly with Physics R&D through DST-SERB funded Projects from 2016.
  • DST-SERB, Government of India, sponsored, young Scientist Research grant worth Rs. 32 Lakhs from 2014-2017.
  • certificate of recognition from BMSIT for DST-SERB Young Scientist grant. Sept 2014.
  • Research Associate fellowship in Inorganic Physical Chemistry department, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. (2011-2013).
  • Post Doctoral Fellowhip, Soft Condensed Matter Sciences, Raman Research Institute (RRI), Bangalore, India (2008-2011).
  • Senior Research Fellow (SRF) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. (2004-2008).
  • JNCASR Scholarship - to attend workshop in University of California Santa Barbara, USA, May 2005.
  • CNR Rao grant to attend conference in Germany, Sept 2005.
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF) Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India. (2002-2004).
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Scorer, MSc Physics, The American College, Madurai, Tamil nadu, India. (2002).
  • Summer research fellowship on Cooperative motion in Glass Transition, Institute of mathematical science (IMSc) , Tharamani, chennai, Tamil nadu, India. (2001).
  • Centum in Mathematics in SSLC, St Joseph’s girl’s higher secondary School, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India. (1995).
  • Chairman and Dr. Ragini madam has Inaugurated "Center for Advanced Material Research" which is combined chemistry and physics research lab on 11th Feb, 2016
  • Invited to review American Chemical Society Journals (ACS-NANO)
  • one of the top 10 distinguished Alumni in JNCASR-NAAC-self study report 2016
  • Invited to review Royal Society of Chemistry - Crystal Engineering Communication (RSC-CrystEngComm)
  • one of my Research article published in Spectrachimica Acta-2015 has been selected in TOP 20 List at Bio Medical Library in USA.
  • Selected as a Visiting Scientist at CeNS, Bangalore for collaborative research work for two months Dec-16-Jan 1V
  • Organized Chemistry-FDP from 30,31st Jan - 1 Feb 2017
  • DST-SERB Project Progress presentation has been done successfully at Bharathidhasan University, Trichy, Tamil Nadu on 16-17 feb 2017
  • Received VGST-SMYSR Young Faculty Project Fund for the year 2017
  • International Recognition - Invited for key note lecture for international conference on innovative applied energy at Oxford University, U.K
  • Invited as a reviewer for Bulletin of Materials Science
  • Given invited Guest Lecture for MSc Physics and Chemistry students and faculties on Raman spectroscopy at Reva University, April 2019.
  • Constantly Reviewing Royal Society of Chemistry journals like RSC advances, 2019
  • organized and conducted Physics Faculty Development Program on "Novel Materials and their Technlogies- July 2019.

Papers Presented In Conferences

Conference Name Conference Type Place Conference Date Days Paper Title
International conference on Innovative and Applied Energy International Oxford University, United Kingdom 14-03-2019 5 Reduced Graphene Oxide/Metal Oxide hybrid nano structures for supercapacitative and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy applications
11th bangalore India Nano international conference International Lalit Ashok, Bangalore 05-05-2018 3 Rapid Detection of Low-Dose APIs in Pharmaceutical Drugs - Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy
International conferences on NanoScience and NanoTechnology- ICONSAT-2018 International IISc, Bangalore 21-03-2018 3 Ex-situ Electrochemical SERS based L-Tyrosine bio sensors.