Gulbarga University
Year of establishment:1980-81
Gulbarga - 585 106, Karnataka State - India
Department of P.G. Studies and Research in Physics
Dr. R. D. Mathad
Professor
Dept. of PG Studies and Research in Physics
Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga University
Gulbarga - 585 106 Karnataka, India
E-mail: unirdm@rediffmail.com
Tel No.: +91 8472-263298 (O)
Fax No.: +91 8472-263205/06
Residence
Gulbarga - 585 105 Karnataka, India
Tel No.: +91 8472-246500 (R)
+91 9880887154 (Cell)
Date of Birth: 12th September, 1955
Academic Qualifications: M.Sc., Ph.D.

M.Sc. (Physics)

Karnatak Universtiy, Dharwad,  India

1978

Ph.D.

Karnatak Universtiy, Dharwad,  India

Topic : Intermolecular Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Scintillators

1983

Areas of Specialization

Nuclear & Particle Physics; Radiation Biophysics & bioinformatics

Teaching Experience
1. UGC Junior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad 1978-1980
2. UGC Senior Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad 1981-1983
3. DRDO Project Fellow, Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad 1984-1985
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UGC Research Associate, Department of Physics, Karnatak University, Dharwad 1986-1987

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Lecturer, Department of Physics, KSC, Karnatak University, Dharwar 15.06.1986 - 24.11.1987

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Lecturer, Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 25.11.1987 - 24.11.1992

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Sr Lecturer,  Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 25.11.1992 - 04.02.1993

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Reader, Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 05.02.1993- 04.02.2002

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Professor, Department of Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 05.02.2002- Onwards

Administrative Experience
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Research Guidance: Ph.D. - 05, M.Phil. - 12
Research Projects

Completed

Sl.No. Title of the project Funding Agency Duration

Amount sanctioned

1. Energy loss and ion beam effects in polymers UGC/NSC 2001-2004  
2. Co-Principal Investigator: Heavy ion irradiation of Cyanobacteria UGC/NSC 1998-2002  
3. Energy loss of heavy ions in ferroelectrics and materials undergoing phase transitions UGC/NSC 1996-2000  
4. Rayleigh-Taylor instability in electrically conducting fluids DST (SRP) 1992-1995  
5. High Energy electron irradiation and Energy loss in cross linking polymers DAE, BRNS 2004-2008  
Awards and honors received
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INSA Grants Award for research presentation in the International Conference on Biophysics

Monographs, Dissertation and Books
1. Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Organic Liquid Scintillators: R. D. Mathad: Doctoral Dissertation, 1983, K U, Dharwad, India
Research Publications
1. Physics Letters, 117 A, 97, 1986: R D. Mathad and N. Umakantha: On the Mechanism of Intermolecular Energy Transfer Encounter in Organic Liquids
2. Journal of Chemical Physics, 84(4) 2187, 1986: R.D. Mathad. G. C. Chikkur and N. Umakantha: Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Organic Liquid Scintillators
3. Physics Letters, 108 A, 167, 1986: R. D. Mathad and N. Umakantha: On the Mechanism of Electronic Excitation Energy Migration in Organic Liquids
4. Journal of Physics, 19D, 1381, 1986: R. D. Mathad and N Umakantha: Effects of Dilution, Temperature and Viscosity on Intermolecular Energy Transfer in Scintillators
5. Chemical Physics Letters, 124, 31, 1986: R. D. Mathad and N. Umakantha: An Experimental Method of Determining the Electronic Excitation Energy Migration Coefficient in Organic Liquids
6. Pramana: Journal of Physics, 25, 95, 1986: R. D. Mathad: Environmental Effects on the Electronic Excitation Energy Transfer in Organic Liquid Scintillators.
7. Physica, 138 B, 305, 1986: R. D. Mathad and N. Umakantha: On the Role of Brownian Diffusion in Electronic Energy Transfer Between Aromatic Molecules in Liquids
8. Current Science, 55, 30, 1986: R. D. Mathad: Temperature Dependence of the Viscosity of Organic Binary Liquid Mixtures
9. Journal of Chemical Physics, 84, 2295, 1986: R. D. Mathad and N. Umakantha: A Photoabsorption Method of Measuring Molecular Diffusion Coefficients in Liquid Mixtures
10. Acta Mechanica, 119, (1-4) 165, 1996: N. Rudraiah, B.S. Krishnamurthy and R.D. Mathad: The Effect of Oblique Magnetic Field on the Surface Instability of a Finite Conducting Fluid Layer
11. Current Science, 72(6), 353, 1997: R. D. Mathad, Hameeda Begum and N. Rudraiah: The Rayleigh –Taylor Instability of a Viscous Fluid Layer with Viscosity Stratification
12. New Frontiers on Heavy ion Radiation Biology: 39-41, 2000. Pratima M, Choudhary D, Sarma A and Mathad R D: Effect of 7Li (61 Me V) heavy ion irradiation on the diazotropic cyanobacterium Spirulina sabsala
13. J. Environ. Biol., 21 (3), 211, 2000: Pratima M, S. B. Angadi and R. D. Mathad: Effect of Non-ionising Radiations on a Nitrogen Fixing Cyanobacterium Subjected to Heavy Metal Stress
14. International J. Ecol. Environ. Science, 27, 97-103, 2001: Pratima M, Angadi S. B. and R. D. Mathad: Growth Response of Microalgae to Multiple Heavy Metal Stress.
15. Algal Biotechnology-Algae and their Biotechnological Potential, 163, 2001: Steven Feng Chen Eds, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands: Pratima M, Angadi S B and Mathad R D: Metal Sorption by Microalgae for Employment in Biotreatment of Environmental Heavy Metal Contamination
16. Indian Journal of Physics, 76 B (2), 193, 2002: T. Sankarappa, S. Basavaraja and R. D. Mathad:  Effect of an aligned magnetic field on the growth of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in a viscous and conducting fluid
17. Asian J of Physics, 11(3) 2002: S. Basavaraja, T. Sankarappa, and R. D. Mathad: Suppression of Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in plasma by the transverse magnetic field
18. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B 194, 2002, 7-14: A. Sharma, P. K. Diwan, S. Kumar, S.K. Sharma, V. K. Mittal, S. V. S. Nageswara Rao, B. Sannakki, R D Mathad, S. Ghosh and D. K. Avasthi: dE/dX measurements for heavy ions with Z=6-29 in polycarbonates
19. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, B201, 389-395, 2003: P. K. Diwan, S. Kumar, V. Sharma, S. K. Sharma, V. K. Mittal, B. Sannakki, R. D. Mathad, K. Udaykumar, S. A. Khan and D. K. Avasthi: Slowing Down of MeV Heavy ions with Z=6-29 in PEN (C7H5O2)
20. Stability of Flows, 3-1, 203-07, 2004: Advances in Fluid Mechanics (Tata McGraw Hill): N Rudraiah, R D Mathad and Hameeda Betigeri: The Rayleigh-Taylor instability of a Viscous Fluid Layer with Viscosity Stratification
21. Asian Journal of Microbiol. Biotech. Environ. Sci. 6 (1) 99-106, 2004: Pratima M, Angadi S B and Mathad R D: Short and Long term effects of Exposure of microalgae to heavy metal stress
22. Stability of Flows, 3-1, 186-202, 2004: Advances in Fluid Mechanics (Tata McGraw Hill): N Rudraiah, B S K Murthy and R D Mathad: The Effect of Oblique Magnetic Field on the Surface instability of a finite Conducting Fluid Layer
23. J. Environ. Biol. 27(2), 413-417, 2006: Pratima M, Uttam G V and R D Mathad: Interactive effects of Metal Ions over Exponential Growth Period of micro-algal cells
24. Nucl. Instr. & Meth. B Comm. (2007): Mathad R D, Harish HG, Sannakki B Ganesh S, Sarma KSS: High-energy Electron Irradiation effects on Polystyrene films
Membership of Professional Organizations
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Editorial Board, International Journal-Acta Indica Cincia Physics, India

2. Indian Physics Association and Indian Biophysical Society, India
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Member, PAC- All India Radio Gulbarga, Prasar Bharathi, Government of India

Orientation/Refresher Courses
1. Orientation Course in Sciences, UGC Academic Staff College, KU Dharwar, India
2. Refresher Course in Physics, UGC Refresher Course Centre, GU Gulbarga, India
3. School on Relativistic Astrophysics, SERC, Department of Science and Technology NBU, Siliguri, India
4. Appreciation Course on Reactor Engineering, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, B A R C, Mumbai, India
5. School on Non-Accelerator Particle Astrophysics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics Trieste, Italy
Presentations in National/International Conferences, Symposia & Workshops
1. International Conference on Non-linear Analysis, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India, August 30-September 1, 1992: R. D. Mathad, S. Basavaraja, T. Sankarappa and N. Rudraiah: Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in Plasma in the Presence of Aligned & Transverse Magnetic Field
2. IMACS International Conference on Scientific and Mathematical Computation, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India, November 1992: R. D. Mathad, B.S. Krishnamurthy and N. Rudraiah: Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in an Electrically Conducting Fluid layer in the Presence of Magnetic Field
3. Discussion Meeting on Ultra fast Phenomena: National Centre for Ultra fast Processes, University of Madras, Chennai during 28 November 1997: Nanosecond Fluorescence Life time Measurements
4. National Seminar on Land Marks of Physics in Twentieth Century Physics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga, India on March 15, 2000: R. D. Mathad, Bharati M and Pratima M: Biosorption in Aloe vera Plant Cells
5. Satellite Symposium of XIII International Biophysics Congress on Structural Biology and Molecular Recognition, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta during 27-29 September 1999: R D Mathad: On the Forster critical energy transfer distance employed for scaling of biomolecular systems using fluorescent probes
6. International Conference on Tropical Aquatic Ecosystems: Health, Conservation and Management, Nainital, India, 25-30 October 1999: Pratima M, Angadi S B and Mathad R D: Interactive effect of radiation and metal ion on the diazotropic cyanobacterium Hapalosiphon stuhlmanni
7. Asia Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology 2000, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong during 3-6 July 2000: Pratima M, S B Angadi and R D Mathad: Metal Sorption by Microalgae for Employment in Biotreatment of Environmental Heavy Metal Contamination
8. Workshop on New Frontiers of Heavy ion Radiation Biology, Nuclear Science Centre (NSC), New Delhi on 23 May 2000: Pratima M, Asiti Sarma, D. Choudhary and R. D. Mathad: Effect of Lithium ion irradiation on a diazotropic cyanobacterium Spirulina sabsala
9. National Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, December 27-28, 2001.S. Basavaraja, T. Sankarappa, R. D. Mathad, B. S. Krishnamurthy and N. Rudraiah: Influence of External Magnetic field on Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities in plasma
10. Symposium on Biophysics, University of Madras, Chennai, January 21-23, 2002.Bharati M., Pratima M., R. D. Mathad: Binding of metal ions by Aloe vera cells
11. National Symposium on Chronobiology, Pt Ravishankar University, October 20-21 2003: Pratima M and Mathad R D: Interactive effect of metal ions over Exponential Growth Period of Microalgal cells
12. Technical Programme Discussion Meeting, BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, during December 2004: High Energy Electron irradiation and Energy loss in Cross-link Polymers
13. Advances in Materials Science AMS-2006/07, Gulbarga University Gulbarga, January 2006: Harish HG and R D Mathad: Heavy ion irradiation effects on Polymers.
14. Advances in Fluid Mechanics, ICFFM at NRIAM & UGC Centre in Fluid Mechanics, BU, Bangalore during October 2006: RT Instability Analysis in ICF targets under applied magnetic fields
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International Conference on Frontiers in Fluid Mechanics, UGC Centre in Fluid Mechanics, BU, Bangalore, 26-28 Oct 2006: Harish D and R D Mathad: Raleigh-Taylor Instability in a Conducting Fluid Layer under an External Magnetic Field

16. BRNS Microtron Meeting, Microtron Centre, MU, Mangalore during 17-18 Jan 2007: R D Mathad: Development of Electron Spectrometer as General Research facility in the Microtron beamline
Co-curricular Activities
1. Curriculum Development in Physics- Worked in preparation of Postgraduate Syllabus in Physics including new courses in Nuclear & Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Plasma Physics and Biophysics
2. Integrated Course in Biotechnology-Worked as Member, Board of Studies in formulating the Curriculum in Biophysics for the proposed Course under G U Gulbarga
3. Centre for Biophysics and Bioinformatics- Prepared and Presented a Proposal for establishment of the Centre under X- Plan to the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Govt of India
4. Course Coordinator, UGC Refresher Course in Physics, December 1997, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
5. Organizing Member, UGC Workshop on Undergraduate Physics Curriculum, October1994, Department of Physics, GU Gulbarga
6. Organizing Member, UGC Workshop on Undergraduate Physics Curriculum, August 2003, Department of Physics, GU Gulbarga
7. Coordinator, National Seminar and Café Scientifique on Trends in Physics in International Celebration of World Year of Physics 2005, December 2005, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
8. Organizing Member, National Symposium on Advances in Materials Science AMS-2006, January 2006 GU Gulbarga
9. Chairman & Organising Member, Karnataka Science & Technology Academy Sponsored ‘Lecture Series in Physical Sciences’, Nov 2007 at GU Gulbarga
10. Member, Board of Studies for Post-Graduate Course in Bioinformatics, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga