Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
DEPARTMENT OF P.G. STUDIES AND RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
Dr. V.R. Kulkarni
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Chemistry
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga - 585 106
Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 263292(O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-263205/06(O)
Residence
21.Advocate Colony,Behind Police Quarters,
Gulbarga - 585 105, Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 226032 (R)
+91 944858914 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 30-05-1953
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc.

IIT Mumbai

1974

Ph.D.

IIT Mumbai (Topic: Study of Briggs - Rauscher Reaction)

1984

Areas of Specialization

Physical Chemistry, Reaction Dynamics, Polymers, Modeling and Simulation, Drug Design (QSAR)

Teaching Experience
1. Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1981 to 1986
2. Sr. Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1986 to 1994
3. Reader, Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 1994 to 2002
4. Professor, Department of Chemistry, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga from 2002 onwards
Administrative Experience
1. Director, IST/ PG Centre, Bidar 1999
2. Chairman, Dept. of Chemistry GUG, since Nov., 2007
Research Guidance

Doctor of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1.

S.M. Pastapur

Studies in Oscillating Chemical Reaction

1997 

2.

C. Basavraj

Experimental and simulation Studies of a Bromate Oscillator in a Flow Reactor

2004 

3. Vishnuvardhan T.K. Synthesis, Characterization and Study of Electrical Properties of some Polymer composite Materials.

2008

Master of Philosophy

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1.

S.M. Pastapur

Study of BZ reactions with mixed Organic Substrates

1989 

2.

P. Gouda

Study of Chlorite Oscillator 

1990 

3.

Gajre Vaman

Effect of Ionic Strength on a BZ reaction with a mixed Organic substrate

1992 

4.

E. Viswanath

Development of an Electronic Beckman Thermometer

1994 

5.

S.K. Mankare

Studies in Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Chemical reaction

1997

6.

Vaijinath A. Verma

2D QSAR Studies on Some Anti-Diabetic Agents

2007

Research Projects

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1.

Studies of few Bromate Oscillators in a Flow Reactor 

DST, New Delhi  

1997-2001 

13.5 lakhs 

2.

Study of Chemical Chaos

UGC, New Delhi  

2004-2007 

4.5 lakhs 

Awards and honors received
1. Vijayshree, By IIFS, New Delhi
Research Publications (for the last five years)
1.

Bifurcation Phase Studies of the BZ Reaction System Containing Oxalic acid and Acetone as Mixed Organic Substrate in Open System. C.Basavaraja Do Sung Huh,* Sung Hyun Park, Un Ji Jeon, R. Pierson, T.K.Vishnuvardhan and V.R.kulkarni Korean Bulletin of Chemical Society,28, (9)1489,2007.

2.

Effect of Synthesis temperature on the ac conductivity of polypyrrole/CeO2 Composites. V.R.Kulkarni and T.K.Vishnuvardhan Mat.Sci.Res.Ind. (In Press)

3.

Synthesis Characterization and ac conductivity of Polypyrrole/Y2O3 composites  V.R.Kulkarni, T.K Vishnuvardhan,C. Basavaraja and S.C.Raghjavendra Bul. Mat. Sci. 29, 77, 2006.

4.

Simulation of the effect of oxalic acid and acetone on the bistability behaviour of the minimal bromate oscillator in a CSTR. C.Basavaraja, V.R.Kulkarni, T.K.Vishnuvardhan, S.Mohan, Y.M.Iyer and G.V.Subbarao, Ind. J. of Chem.   Section A. 44 , 1984-87, 2005.

5.

Experimental studies on BZ reaction system containing Oxalic acid and acetone as mixed organic substrate in a CSTR.  V.R.Kulkarni,C.Basavaraja, G.V.Subbarao, Y.M.Iyer, and S.Mohan  Ind. J. Chem. 43 A, 739, 2004.

6.

Volume Effects in Potentiometric titrations V.R.Kulkarni,and C.Basavaraja Resonance 9(1) 82,2004. 

7.

Effect of temperature on the BZ reaction system containing mixed organic substrate in a CSTR V.R.Kulkarni, C.Basavaraja,  J.Ind.Chem.Soc. 81,427,2004.

8.

Experimental studies on BZ reaction system containing Oxalic acid and acetone as mixed organic substrate in a CSTR.  V.R.Kulkarni,C.Basavaraja, G.V.Subbarao, Y.M.Iyer, and S.Mohan  Ind. J. Chem. 43 A, 739, 2004

9.

Model simulation of BZ reaction containing opxalic acid and acetone as mixed organic substrate in CSTR mode. V.R.Kulkarni,C.Basavaraja,T.K.Vishnuvardhan  J. of Ind. Chem.Soc. 80(2),100  2003.

10.

Anomalous behaviour of platinum electrode in BR reaction V.R.Kulkarni, C.Basavaraja, T.K.Vishnuvardhan  Mat.Sci.Res.Ind. 1(2) , 97, 2003.

11.

Perspectives of education in Materials Science, Engineering and Technoloy in the   Indian universities-a critical Study.V.R.Kulkarni,C.Basavaraja,T.K.Vishnuvardhan  J. of Mat. Edn. 24.(1-3),151, 2002.

Membership of Professional Organizations
1.

 Indian Council of Chemist (ICC)

2.

 Society of Advancement of Electrochemical Science and Technology (SAEST)

3.

 Indian Chemical Society (ICS)

4.  Zero Waste Society of India, Bangalore.
5.  Electro Chemical Society of India, Bangalore.
Research fellowship
1.  IIT Bombay Junior and Senior Research Fellowship 1974-1980
Seminars, Conferences, Symposia, Workshop Attended
1.

 Seminar talks at CECRI, Karaikudi, IIT and TIFR Mumbai

2.

 Seminars on Advanced chemistry Topics as resource person in Refresher courses in chemistry

3.

 Polymer talks during  extension programmes of presararanga GUG, Radio programme of AIR etc

4.

 Seminar talk at Singapur ICMAT –2001

5.

 Seminar talk at Anantapur RCEABI 2007

6.

 Seminar talk at Aurangabad FCS-2005