Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Physics
Dr. M.V.N. Ambika Prasad
Reader & Chairman
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Materials Science
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: prasad1_amb@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472 263295 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472 263205/06 (O)
Residence
Plot #221, Block II GDA Layout
Sedam Road
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472 249530 (R)
+91 9448405817 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 02 February 1957
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc. (Physics)

Osmania university, Hyderabad, INDIA

1978

Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, INDIA 1985

Areas of Specialization

Conducting Polymers and its Composites – Understanding the electrical and thermal behavior of the materials at Nano Size.

Sensing behaviors of Various conducting polymers exposed to gas and humidity.

Solid State Battery Technology using  polymers electrolytes

Teaching Experience : 22 years
1.

Lecturer in Physics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong

1985 to 1986
2. Asst. Research Physicist, University of California, Irvine, USA 1986 to 1989
3.

Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Electronics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga

1990 to 1995
4. Sr. Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Electronics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 1995 to 2000
5. Reader, Dept. of Applied Electronics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 2000 and onwards
Administrative Experience :
1. Chairman, Board of Studies in Materials Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga.
2. Member, Board of Studies in Physics Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
3. Editorial Board member for “Sensors and Transducers” an International Journal
4.  
5.  
Research Guidance

● Doctor of Philosophy:

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. Syed Khasim Studies on Conducting Polymer and its Composites 2003
2. H. Devendrappa Studies on Transport and other properties of Polyethylene oxide and its Composites. 2003
3. Murugendrappa M.V.

Synthesis, characterization and Transport properties of Polypyrrole and its oxide composites.

2006
4. Narsimha Parvatikar Some Studies on Polyaniline and its Composites 2006
5. Manjuntha S. Synthesis, Characterization and Electrical Properties of Polyaniline Inorganic Metal Oxides Composites. 2008
6. Sangshetty Kalyane Synthesis, Characterization, Electrical and Microwave Properties of Polyaniline Rare Earth Oxides Composites 2008

● Master of Philosophy:

Sl.No.

Name of the student

Title of the Thesis

   Year

1. B.M. Tippeswamy    
2. V. Shalini    
3. A.P. Ghama Prakash    
4. Syeda Seema    
5. A. Sangeeta    
6. Shantala Patil    
7. Ameena Parveen    
8. Rajashree Patwari    
9. Tenveer Fatima    
10. S. Manjunath    
11. Murugendrappa M.V.    
12. Narasimha Raghavendra Rao    
Research Projects

On going

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Development of Humidity and Gas sensors using conducting polymer-ceramic Nanocomposites Department of Science and technology (DST), INDIA. 2007-10 19.22 lakhs
2. Conducting polymer-polyethelene oxide composites for Battery applications

(UGC), India

2006 70.00 lakhs
3. Fabrication of Gas Sensors using Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites (Submitted) Department of Science and technology (DST), INDIA. 2008-10 20.00 lakhs

Completed

1. Synthesis, characterization for Gamma ferric oxide for tape recording and Memory devices,

(UGC), India

2003-06 3.00 lakhs
Awards/ Fellowships
1. JRF by IIT, Delhi from July 1979 – June 1981.
2. SRF by IIT, Delhi from July 1981 – March 1985.
3. Govt of India Fellowship: For carrying out Postdoctoral work in USA, in 1985.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS
1.

 Effect of an Polarizibility in the phonon spectrum of Zinc Blende compounds, M.V.N. Ambika Prasad, H.C.Gupta and B.B.Tripati -Phy.Stat.Sol (b)114,k11(1982).

2.

Lattice Dynamics of calcium and Yttrebium using a model potential approach, M.V.N. Ambika Prasad, H.C.Gupta and B.B.Tripati.  -Phy.RevB29,1984 (3708)

3.

 Phonon anomalies in hexagonal close-packed transition metals using a Model Potential Approach.  M.V.N. Ambika Prasad, H.C.Gupta and B.B.Tripati -  Canadian Journal of Physics  62. (1984) 845.

4.

Theory of binding energy of an electron in the field of a linear electric quadrupole. M.V.N. Ambika Prasad, R.F. Wallis and Robert Herman. -Phy.Rev.B40,1989 (5924).

5.

Effect of  configuration  on the binding  of an electron to a fixed linear electric quadrupole. M.V.N. Ambika Prasad, R.F.Wallis and Robert Herman - Solid state commun.,77,1991 (973).

6.

Conductivity and DSC studies of polyethylene glycol and its salt complexes, M. V. Murugendrappa, Syed Khasim and M.V.N.Ambika Prasad - Indian J.Eng and Mater.Sci.,7,2000 (456)

7.

Macromolecular behaviour of polystyrene.  A.P.Gnana Praksha, B.S.Krishnamurty, A.Venkataramana and M.V.N. Ambika Prasad  - Asian J.Phys.,9,2000 (909).

8.

Synthesis, Characterization And Low Frequency Conduction Of Polyanniline/Flyash Composites.  S.C.Raghvendra, Syed Khasim, M.Revansiddappa, MVN Ambika Prasad and A.B.Kulkarni - Bull. Mater. Sci, 26, 733 (2003).

9.

Synthesis, Characterization and Electrical Properties of Polyaniline/BaTiO3 Composites.  Syed Khasim, S.C.Raghvendra, M.Revansiddappa and MVN Ambika Prasad.  Ferroelectrics 325:111,(2005)

10.

Synthesis and characterization of polypyrrole – fly ash composites. M.V.Murugendrappa, Syed Khasim, and MVN Ambika Prasad Bulletin of Material Science 28,565(2005)

11.

Electrical and Humidity Sensing properties of Polyaniline/WO3 Composites. Narsimha Parvatikar, Shilpa Jain, Syed Khasim, M. Revansiddappa, S.V.Bhoraskar and MVN Ambika Prasad.  Sensors and Actuators B 114,599 (2006)

12.

Study of dc conductivity and Battery application of PEO/PANI Composites. Devindrappa, U.V.Subba Rao, MVN Ambika Prasad. Journal Power sources 155,3689 (2006)

13.

Frequency dependent conductivity and dielectric permittivity of Polyaniline/CeO2 Composites. Narsimha Parvatikar and MVN Ambika Prasad.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science 100,1403(2006)

14.

Dielectric Spectroscopy of polypyrrole – γ – Fe2O3 Composites.  M.V.Murugendrappa and M V N Ambika Prasad.  Materials Research Bull 41,1364(2006)

15.

Spectroscopic and Electrical Properties of Polyaniline/CeO2 Composites and Their Application as Humidity Sensor. Narsimha Parvatikar, Shilpa Jain, S.V.Bhoraskar and MVN Ambika Prasad. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 102, 5533 (2006).

16.

Humidity Sensing and Electrical Properties of Polyaniline/Co3O4 Composites. Narsimha Parvatikar, Shilpa Jain, C.M.Kanamadi, B.K.Chougule, S.V.Bhoraskar and MVN Ambika Prasad.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science 103, 653(2007)

17.

Chemical Synthesis Characterization and dc Conductivity  of polypyrrole – γ – Fe2O3 composites.  M.V.Murugendrappa and M V N Ambika Prasad.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 103, 2797 (2007)

18.

Synthesis, Transport and Dielectric Properties of Polyanniline-Cobaltous Oxide – Composites. Shantala D. Patil, S.C.Raghvendra, M.Revansiddappa, P Narsimha and M V N Ambika Prasad.  Bull. Mat. Sci 30,89 (2007)

19.

Synthesis, Characterization And A.C. Conductivity Studies Of Polypyrrole – Vanadium Pentaoxide Composites. M.V. Murugendrappa, Ameena Parveen and M V N Ambika Prasad Article In Press Mater. Sci. Engg A (2007)

20.

Investigation into mechanical and thermal properties of polymer matrix composites. (PMC) P. N. Divakar, G.K. Purohit, S.C. Raghvendra, K. Sangshetty and M V N Ambika Prasad. Published in proceeding of Tenth East Asia Conference on Structural Engineering and Constructions (EASEC – 10) held in Bangkok, Thailand on August 3-5 2006

21.

Synthesis, Characterization and Electrical Properties of Polyaniline/BaTio­­3 Composites. Syed Khasim, S C Raghvendra, M. Revansidappa and M V N Ambika Prasad published in Proceedings of 4th Asian Meeting on Ferroelectrics (AMF-4) pp 199 held in IISc, Bangalore from 12 – 15th December 2003

22.

Study of DC Conductivity and Battery Applications of PEO/PANI and its Composites. Devindrappa. H, U V Subba Rao and M V N Ambika Prasad Published in Proceedings of International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology January 16-17, 2004 held at Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi

Papers Presented at National and International Seminars/Conferences

1.

Lattice Dyanmics of Gamma Cerium using  Model Potential approach.  Presented at DAE- Nuclear Physics and Solid State Symposium held at BHU. Banaras 1983.

2.

Lattice Dyanmics of Strontium using  Model Potential approach. Presented at DAE- Nuclear Physics and Solid State Symposium held at BARC. Mumbai 1984.

3.

Transport properties of PEG and Salt Complexes. Presented at Xth AGM – MRSI held at Bhopal February 2000.

4.

Theoretical Studies on Conductivity of Glass Ceramic, Presented at the National Conference on Recent Developments in disordered, Materials held at Punjab University, Chandigarh March 2001.

5.

Dielectric and ferroelectric response of polyaniline - BaTiO3 composites presented at the 14th AGM and Theme symposium on Novel Polymeric materials held at BARC, Mumbai February 2003.

6.

Low Frequency AC conduction in polyaniline – Flyash composites presented at the 14th AGM and Theme symposium on Novel Polymeric materials held at BARC, Mumbai February 2003.

7.

Synthesis and Characterization and electrical properties of Polyaniline BaTiO3 compositesPresented at 4th Asian meeting on Ferroelectrics (AMF 4) held at  IISC, Bangalore  December 2003.

8.

Surface Morphology and a.c. conductivity behavior of polypyrrole – fly ash composites- Presented in DAE Solid State Physics Symposium held at Jiwaji  University, Gwalior during 26th to 30th Dec. 2003.

9.

Study of dc conductivity and Battery application of PEO/PANI Composites- Presented at the International Seminar on Advances in Polymer Technology held at Cohin University of Science and Technology January 2004.

10.

Synthesis and conductivity studies of polypyrrole – γ – Fe2O3 composites. Presented in National conference on Current Trends in Condensed Matter Research held at Kakathiya University, Warangal (A.P) fromg 20- 22 Sept. 2004.

11. Synthesis, characterisation and transport properties of polyanniline/titanium dioxide at the National conference on current trends in condensed  matter research held at Kakatiya University,Warangal from 20-22 September 2004.
12.

Presented a paper entitled ” Transport properties of polyanniline-BaTio3. Composites at the Thirteenth National seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics, Held at the University of Delhi, Delhi from November 23-25.2004.

13.

Presented a paper entitled ”Synthesis, characterization and dielectric properties of polyanniline - Dysporosium oxide   Composites at the Thirteenth  National seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics, held at the University of Delhi, Delhi  from November 23-25.2004.

14.

Presented a paper entitled ” Synthesis and AC conductivity studies of polypyrrole-BaTio3    Composites at the Thirteenth National seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics , held at the University of Delhi, Delhi from November 23-25.2004.

15.

Presemted a paper entitled ”AC conductivity and dielectric  properties of polyethylene oxide/polyanniline. Composites at the Thirteenth tNational seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics  held at the University of Delhi, Delhi from November 23-25.2004.

16.

Synthesis and Characterization of Polypyrrole – Nano Fly ash Composites. Presented in International Symposium on Advanced Materials and Processing held at IIT Kharagpur during 6th to 8th Dec. 2004.

17.

Syntheses and d.c. conductivity studies of polypyrrole – fly ash composites. To be presented in 16th AGM – MRSI “Materials for Automotive Industry” to be held at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune during 9th to 12th  Feb. 2005.

Invited Talks
1. Delivered an lecture on Studies on Polyethylene oxide / Polyaniline and its Composites for Battery Applications at National Workshop – cum-Symposium on “Recent developments in conducting polymers research and device applications”, June 26-30, 2006, Sponsored by Department of Science and technology (DST) New Delhi and Organized by Central Electrochemical Research Institute Karaikudi – 630 006.
2. Delivered an lecture on Studies of electrical and humidity sensing properties of some Polyaniline inorganic metal oxides at National Workshop – cum-Symposium on “Recent developments in conducting polymers research and device applications”, June 26-30, 2006, Sponsored by Department of Science and technology (DST) New Delhi and Organized by Central Electrochemical Research Institute Karaikudi – 630 006.
3. Delivered an talk on Conducting Polymer and its Applications in Sensors   sponsored by UGC & DST on New Horizons in Physics on 21st January 2007 at Yeshwantrao Institute of Science, Satar
4. Delivered an talk on Ceramics Materials and its Applications sponsored by UGC on National Seminar in Electro-Ceramics on 21st January 2004 at Yeshwantrao Institute of Science, Akulj
5. Delivered a talk on Life and Achievements of Sir C. V. Raman at District Science Center, Gulbarga on National Science Day, 28th February, 2006
6. Delivered a talk on Misconception in between Astronomy and Astrology at Smt. V. G. Women's College, Gulbarga on 10th November, 2007
Membership of Professional Organizations
1. Life Member, Materials Research Society of India.
Referee for international journals
1. Referee for Sensors and Actuators B Chemical
2. Referee for Journal of Applied Polymer Science
3. Referee for Journal of Smart materials and Structures
4. Referee for Languimir
5. Referee for Physica B
6. Referee for Alloys and Compounds