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]


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, Biocomposites

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

Awarded: 07
Ongoing: 05

Significant Publications
  1. Sreeja S, Vidya Shetty K (2017), Photocatalytic water disinfection under solar irradiation by Ag@TiO2 core-shell structured nanoparticles, Solar Energy, 157, 236-243
  2. Aishwarya Devadiga, K. Vidya Shetty, M.B. Saidutta (2017), Highly stable silver nanoparticles synthesized using Terminalia catappa leaves as antibacterial agent and colorimetric mercury sensor, Materials Letters, 207, 66-71
  3. Hora, V. K. Shetty (2016) Kinetics of bioreduction of hexavalent chromium by poly vinyl alcohol-alginate immobilized cells of Ochrobactrum sp. Cr-B4 and comparison with free cells, Desalination and Water Treatment. DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1030704
  4. Shet,A, V. K. Shetty (2016) Solar light mediated photocatalytic degradation of phenol using Ag core-TiO2shell (Ag@TiO2) nanoparticles in batch and fluidized bed reactor, Solar Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.12.049
  5. Ankita KhannaVidya 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
  6. 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 
  7. Vidya Shetty K., Namitha L. Shama N. Rao , Narayani M (2012), Experimental Investigation and Artificial Neural Network-Based Modeling of Batch reduction of HexavalentChromium by Immobilized Cells of Newly Isolated Strain of Chromium-Resistant Bacteria, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 223(4),2012,1877-189.
  8. Iman Jang horban Esfahani

Recipient of Prof. Satish Dhawan Young Engineer State Award for the Year 2017 for outstanding achievements in the field of Engineering Sciences : Instituted by Govt of Karnataka :Award received on August 6 2018

· Recipient of Institution of Engineers Mangalore Local Centre Young Engineer Award: Presented at the Engineers Day celebration on 15th September 2018 organized by IE, Mangalore Local Centre, Kodagu , Dakshina Kannada , Udupi Engineers’ Association and Institution of Engineers ,Mangalore branch

· Recognition as ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ by M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Received the Honour during the Alumni Meet Milana -2018 held on 18th August 2018 at MSRIT

· Received Best Paper Award at International conference on Nano science and engineering applications (ICONSEA-2018) held at Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. October 4th to 6th 2018.

· Received Best Paper Award at National Conference on Environmental Conservation -2016 held at BITS Pilani

· Reviewed a Online course on Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Technology developed under Pedagogy Research Project of IIT Kharagpur

· Developed a virtual lab on “Unit operations, Reaction Engineering and Process Control: under NMEICT programme of MHRD, GoI.

· Filed an Indian patent filed: Bacterial Based Synthesis of Core Shell AgO@TiO2 Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Water Disinfection And Dye Degradation Application Number: 201741044068 dtd. 08/12/2017


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

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