Master of Science in Physics, Bangalore University, 2001; Master of Philosophy in Physics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, 2005; Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India, 2010.
M.Sc. in physics (2001), M.Phil. (2005), PhD in Physics (2010), Visveswaraya Technological University, Belgaum. Assistant Professor (2010), Govt. Science College (Autonomous), Bangalore University.
Author of more than 20 scientific publications. A specialist in the field of nanostructured materials prepared by the sol-gel method, electron beam evaporation and thermal evaporation method with applications in photovoltaics, photocatalysis, polymer-nanocomposites, MOS capacitors and thin film transistors (TFT).
Optical, dielectric and morphological studies of Sol-Gel derived nanocrystalline TiO2 films, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Vol.74 (2009) pp. 839-842.
“Influence of surfactant and annealing temperature on optical properties of sol-gel derived nano-crystalline TiO2 thin films” Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Vol.75 (2010) pp.1073-1077.
“Effect of sintering on optical, structural and photoluminescence properties of ZnO thin films prepared by sol–gel process”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A, Vol.77(2010) pp. 330- 333.
“Effect of Annealing Temperature on Electrical and Nano-structural properties of sol-gel derived ZnO Thin Films” Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol.22 (2011) pp. 1415–1419.
“Optical, electrical and structural characterization of ZnO:Al thin films prepared by sol-gel method”- Solid State Communications, Vol. 152 (4) (2011) pp. 324-327.
Member of Karnataka Government College Teachers Association, Luminescence Society India, Indian Physics Association, Indian Society for Technical Education.
Son of Mruthyunjaya and Siddagangamma.