Dr. Karthika J.S

Assistant Professor - HOD P.G Department of Chemistry
Contact:    karthikajsgdc.edu.in
9 experience at GDC**

* : Entered Manually by the Faculty Member    **: Calculated by system
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry- Mangalore University -2016

(Thesis Title: Synthesis, Characterization and applications of Gellan gum based polymers )

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry-Mangalore University  -2010
Research & Publications

Research Publications

  1. Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2015). Gellan gum-graft-polyaniline-An electrical conducting biopolymer. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules82, 61-67. (Elsevier-Impact factor-8)
  2. Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2015). Novel stimuli responsive gellan gum-graft-poly(DMAEMA) hydrogel as adsorbent for anionic dye. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules81, 648-655. (Elsevier-Impact factor-8)
  3. Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014). Microwave assisted synthesis and characterization of poly (itaconic acid) grafted gellan gum. International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization., 19, 95–106. (Taylor and Francis- IF-1.5)
  4. Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014). Microwave assisted synthesis and characterization of poly (2-dimethyl aminoethyl ethacrylate) grafted gellan gum” International Journal of Polymer Analysis and characterization,19, 709-720. (Taylor and Francis- IF-1.5)
  5. Karthika, J. S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2013). Synthesis, swelling behaviour, salt- and pH-sensitivity of crosslinked gellan gum- graft-poly (acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels Der Pharma Chemica., 5, 185-192
  6. Karthika, J.S., & Vishalakshi, B. (2014).pH responsive gels of Gellan Gum and Carboxymethylcellulose: Matrix for Ketoprofen Delivery. International journal of Chemtech research., 6, 1055-1069.
  7. Mithun U., Vishalakshi, B. & Karthika J.S. Preparation and characterization of polyelectrolyte complex of N,N,N-trimethyl chitosan/gellan gum: evaluation for controlled release of ketoprofen. Iranian polymer journal, DOI: 10.1007/s13726-016-0425-9. Springer (IF-1.8)

Conferences/Seminars/ Workshops attended

  • The paper entitled “Activated carbon from wild jack leaves-An effective adsorbent for water purification” was presented in “National conference on Advanced materials for chemical and biological applications” held at SDM college, Ujire on 6th and 7th March, 2024.
  • Participated  in“National Seminar on Challenges and opportunities in global chemistry enterprises held at Saint Aloysius college, Mangalore on 19 th February, 2024.
  • Participated  in“XXXVII Annual Conference 2018” of Indian Council of Chemists held at Department of Studies in Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal on 12-14th December, 2018.
  • The paper entitled “Gellan gum/CMC based hydrogels: As a matrix for release of Paracetamol” was presented in “International Conference on Recent Advances in Material Science and Technology (ICRAMST-2013)” held at NITK Surathkal on 17-19th January, 2013
  • The paper entitled “Synthesis of pH and Temperature Responsive Gellan gum-g-poly(DMAEMA) hydrogels: Evaluation for removal of dyes” was presented in “XXXII Annual Conference 2013 of Indian Council of Chemists held at Department of Studies in Chemistry, Karnatak University, Dharwad on 28-30th November, 2013.
  • The paper entitled “Microwave-assisted synthesis of conducting gellan gum-graft-polyaniline” was presented at 3rd International Conference of Indian Council of Chemists on “Chemistry for sustainable development: Indian perspective,” held in Dubai & Abudabi on 10-14th June, 2014.
  • The paper entitled “Dielectric properties of Gellan gum graft polyaniline was presented at “National Conference on Current Trends in Scientific Research For Engineering Applications [NCSEA-2014]’’ held at the Department of Science, Joseph Engineering College,Vamanjoor Mangalore on 17-18th July, 2014.
Other Activities
  • B.O.E member- Mangalore University, Saint Aloysius college, Mangalore, S.D.M. College, Ujire, Vivekananda college, Puttur
  • Strategic committee member – Hindu vidya dayeene sangha

Academic work:

  • Organizing secretary of two national level conferences ( SSSC -2019, FCASDCO-2020) held at Govinda dasa college, surathkal
  • H.O.D- M.Sc. chemistry course
  • Judge of various under graduate college chemistry competitions

Membership in Professional bodies:

  • Life member of ‘Indian Council of Chemists (ICC)’- (Life Fellow Number – 1705)
  • Life member of ‘The Society for Polymer Science, India (SPS)’ (Life Membership Number- PUN 354)

Extra – Curricular activity :

  • Hobby Writer

Total number of Articles got published in Vishwavani (Reputed State level Kannada Daily) –25  (2020-2023)