Raj Mohan B



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 20, 2000

Professional Experience: 

16 years of Professional Experience at NITK
Lecturer, (2000-2006)
Senior Lecturer (2006 – 2008)
Assistant Professor (2008 – 2011)
Associate Professor (2011 – Till date)

Contact Details


rajmohanbala [at] gmail [dot] com


+91-824-2473605, +91-824-2474605


Academic Background

Ph.D IIT-Kharagpur & 2008
M. Tech (IPC) NITK - Surathkal Mangalore University & 2000
B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) VIT - Madras University & 1998

Areas of Interest

Air pollution Control and Abatement,
Separation Technologies,
Waste water treatment and quality monitoring,
Biosynthesis of bioactive molecules,
Pigments and nanoparticles.

Significant Projects

1. Particulate Matter Analysis and Monitoring for Urban Region of Mangalore (2014) , 2yrs, KSPCB, Co-PI: Prof. Srinikethan G
2. Electrochemical Deposition of CZTS for solar Cell Applications (2014), 3 yrs, DST-SERI, PI: Dr. S. Noyel Victoria
3. One step CZTS Nano ink Synthesis by Sonochemical Route for Bifacial Solar Cell Applications (2014), 3 years, DST-SERI, PI: Dr. S. Noyel Victoria
4. Studies on removal of VOCs and NO by activated carbon from Anacardium occidentale seed husk in packed bed column (2010), 3 years, DST
5. Green Rating Survey of Paper Mills in Karnataka (2003), 1yr, CSE India
6. Green Rating Survey of Cement Industries in Andhra Pradesh (2004), 1yr, CSE India, co-PI: Mr. S V Mahesh, Mr. R Sujit

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 04
Completed: 04

Significant Publications

1. Priyanka, U., Raj Mohan, B. (2016). ‘’ ZnS semiconductor quantum dots production by an endophytic fungus Aspergillus flavus” Materials Science and Engineering: B . 207, 26–32
2. Roopesh, R., Geedhika, K., Jason, D ., S. Anandhan ., Udaya Bhat K ., Jaya, M. J., Sogra Fathima, B., Raj Mohan, B. (2016). “Optimised microwave-assisted biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles from Nothapodytes foetida leaf extracts and its anti-microbial activities”. Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. DOI:10.1080/17458080.2016. 1169445
3. Jaya, M.J., Sumit S, Raj Mohan, B. (2015). “Exploring the fungal protein cadre in the biosynthesis of PbSe quantum dots”. Journal of Hazardous Materials. doi:10.1016/j. jhazmat.2015.12.056
4. Jaya, M.J., Piet, N.L. Lens., Raj Mohan, B. (2015). “Microbial Synthesis of Chalcogenide Semiconductor Nanoparticles: A Review.” Microb. Biotechnol. doi/10.1111/1751-7915.12297.
5. Rangabhashiyam S, N. Selvaraju , Raj Mohan B., Muhammed Anzil P. K, Amith K. D, Ushakumary E. R, (2015) "Hydrous cerium oxide nanoparticles impregnated Enteromorpha sp. for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions." Journal of Environmental Engineering. Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000988
6. Chinna Pandi, R., Jaya, M.J. and Raj Mohan, B. (2015). “Selenium biosorption and recovery by marine Aspergillus terreus in an upflow bioreactor.” J. Env. Eng. doi.org/ 10.1061/ (ASCE) EE.1943-7870.0000999.
7. Bipin Kumar and Raj Mohan B. (2015) Microwave Assisted Extraction of Wax from Oily Sludge: An Experimental Study and Its Process Variables Optimization using Response surface methodology. Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1080/15320383.2015.988780.
8. Jaya Mary Jacob, Akshay Kumar Gowda, Raj Mohan B. (2014) "Insights into the Optical and Anti-bacterial Properties of Biogenic PbSe Quantum Rods" Journal of Saudi Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1016/j.jscs.2014.10.008.
9. Soubhik K Bardhan, Sogra Fathima B, Pant K, Raj Mohan B (2014) Synthesis and Characterization of Bamboo Charcoal-Silver Composites with high Antibacterial Efficacy. Procedia Material Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.mspro.2014.07.300.
10. Sogra Fathima Musavi, Raj Mohan Balakrishnan (2014) Biosynthesis and Optimization of Silver Nanoparticles by Endophytic fungus Fusarium solani. Materials Letters 132, 428–431. DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2014.06.143.


1. Recipient of Netherlands Fellowship Program award (NFP-nuffic) for Short Term Program on Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment between 8th - 26th February 2016 offered by UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands
2. Recipient of Netherlands Fellowship Program Award for “Nanotechnology for Water and Wastewater Treatment” course between 31st March to 12th April 2014 at UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands.
3. Recipient of Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and Technology under SERC Fast Track Scheme 2010 – 2013.
4. Visiting Scientist status at Air Environment and Energy Research Laboratory (AERL) at University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea during 2009 to 2011.
5. Regional Volunteer of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh for Centre for Science and Environment and participated in their Green Rating Programme during 2004 and 2005
6. Coordinator for a three-day workshop on “Recent Trends in Monitoring, Control and Abatement of Air Pollution” during 26th Dec 2012 to 28th December 2012

Patent:Filed one patent (6277/CHE/2015 A)


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Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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