Vidya Shetty K



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, October 20, 2000

Professional Experience: 

20 years of Professional experience out of which 13 year and nine months

Contact Details


vidyaks95 [at]


+91-824-2474000 Ext: 4057, 3606
Academic Background

• Ph.D(NITK Surathkal) Year of passing : 2008
• M.Tech(Industrial Pollution Control)(KREC (now NITK) Surathkal, Mangalore University) Year of passing:1997
• B.E (Chemical Engineering)(BangaloreUniversity) Year of passing:1990

Areas of Interest

Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioreactors, Nanophotocatalysis, Biosynthesis of nanoparticles

Significant Projects

• DST-SERC funded project on “Batch and Continuous Photocatalytic Degradation of Azodyes using Ag core-TiO2 Shell Structured Nanoparticles in Free and Immobilized form” November 2011-Nov 2013 for 20.39lakhs
• Development of Virtual lab-Process Control Reaction Engg. & Unit Operations lab under MHRD-NMEICT Rs.16.6 Lakhs from 2010-2014

Supervision of Ph.D

Thesis submitted: 03
Ongoing: 05

Significant Publications

1) Ankita Khanna, Vidya Shetty K (2014) Solar light induced photocatalytic degradation of Reactive Blue 220 (RB-220) dye with highly efficient Ag@TiO2 core–shell nanoparticles: A comparison with UV photocatalysis, Solar Energy. 99 :67–76 Impact factor:2.952

2) Narayani M and VidyaShetty K (2013) Chromium Resistant Bacteria And Their Environmental Condition For Hexavalent Chromium Removal-A Review ,Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 43(9) 955-1009 DOI:10.1080/10643389.2011.627022 Impact factor:3.393

3) Vidya Shetty K., Namitha L. Shama N. Rao , Narayani M (2012), Experimental Investigation and Artificial Neural Network-Based Modeling of Batch reduction of Hexavalent Chromium by Immobilized Cells of Newly Isolated Strain of Chromium-Resistant Bacteria, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 223(4),2012,1877-189. Impact factor: 1.748

4) Iman Jang horban Esfahani, Abtin Ataei, Vidya Shetty K, Tae Suk Oh, Jae Hyung Park, Chang Kyoo Yoo (2012),Modeling and genetic algorithm-based multi-objective optimization of the MED-TVC desalination system, Desalination,292, 87-104. Impact factor: 3.041.

5) Vidya Shetty K, Srinikethan G (2011) Mixing and solid–liquid mass transfer characteristics in a three phase pulsed plate column with packed bed of solids in interplate spaces—a novel aerobic immobilized cell bioreactor, Journal of Chemical Technology and Bio-technology,. 86,1310–1320(Wiley) Impact factor:2.504


Contact us

Hari Mahalingam, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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