Maneesh Kumar Poddar


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Professional Experience: 

1. October 21, 2019 - Present: Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at National Institute of Technology Karnataka- Surathkal, India.
2. October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher at Hanyang University- Ansan, South Korea.
3. November 4, 2011- May 25, 2012: Production Engineer at Insilco Limited, Gajraula, Uttar Pradesh, India.
4. January 28, 2010 - October 29, 2011: Production Engineer at Lupin Pharma, Mandideep – Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
5. August 17, 2009 - January 05, 2010: Production Engineer at IOL-CP- Barnala, Punjab, India.

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Academic Background

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology (I. I. T.) Guwahati-Assam, India, 2017
B.E. (Chemical Engineering), Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab, India, 2009
Diploma (Chemical Engineering), S.L.I.E.T. Longowal-India, 2006

Areas of Interest

Nanomaterials, Polymer Synthesis, Polymer nanocomposites, Biodegradable polymer, Sonochemistry, Chemical mechanical polishing (CMP), Post CMP cleaning, Biomass valorization
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Supervision of Ph.D

1. Vishnu Soman (2021)-Ongoing

Significant Publications

1. MK Poddar, PK Dikshit, Recent development in bacterial cellulose production and synthesis of cellulose based conductive polymer nanocomposites:A review paper, Nanoselect, 2 (2021) 1605-1628.

2. AJ Borah, PK Dikshit, M. Doloi, VS Moholkar, MK Poddar, Extraction and characterization of lignin from waste invasive weeds with dioxane-based process. Biomass convers. Bior., (2021) 1-10.

3. MK Poddar, P. Jalalzai, S. Sahir, NP. Yerriboina, T.G. Kim, JG. Park et al., Tungsten passivation layer (WO3) formation mechanisms during chemical mechanical planarization in the presence of oxidizers, Appl. Surf. Sci. 537 (2021) 147862.

4.  MK Poddar, K Viswakarma, VS Moholkar. Rheological and Mechanical Properties of PMMA/Organoclay Nanocomposites Induced by Ultrasound-Assisted In-Situ Emulsion Polymerization, Korean J. Chem. Eng., 36 (2019) 828-836.

5. JH Lee, MK Poddar, NP Yerriboina, HY Ryu, KW Han, TG Kim, S Hamada,Y Wada, H Hiyama JG Park, Ultrasound-induced break-in method for an incoming polyvinyl acetal (PVA) brush used during post-CMP cleaning process, Polymer Testing, 78 (2019) 105962.

6. MK Poddar, S Pradhan, M Arjmand, U Sundararaj, VS Moholkar, Ultrasound–Assisted Synthesis and Characterization of Polymethyl Methacrylate/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites, AIChE J., 64 (2018), 673-687.

7. MK Poddar, M Arjmand, U Sundararaj, VS Moholkar, Ultrasound-assisted synthesis and characterization of magnetite nanoparticles and poly (methyl methacrylate)/magnetite nanocomposites, Ultrason. Sonochem., 43 (2018), 38-51.

8. D Mallick, MK Poddar, P Mahanta, VS Moholkar, Mechanistic Investigations in Pyrolysis Kinetics of Biomass Blends using Thermogravimetric Analysis). Bioresource Technol., 261 (2018) 294–305.

9. MK Poddar, S Sharma, VS Moholkar, Investigations in two-step ultrasonic synthesis of PMMA/ZnO nanocomposites by in–situ emulsion polymerization, Polymer, 99 (2016) 453–469.

10. S. Pradhan, MK Poddar, AJ Borah, PK Dikshit, L. Rohidas, VS Moholkar, Microbial production Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction and Characterization of Biopolymer Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from terrestrial (P. hysterophorus) and aquatic (E. crassipes) invasive weeds, Bioresource Technol., 242 (2017), 304–310.


1. National Technology Award for technology innovation in the field of Petrochemicals and Downstream Plastic Processing Industry from Department of Chemical and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers Govt. of India, 2016.

2. Best paper presentation award during Reflux- 2016 at I.I.T. Guwahati, India.

 Book Chapters:

1. NP Yerriboina, MK Poddar, J.G. Park (2021), Surfactants in precision cleaning, ebook ISBN- 9780128222164, Elsevier-2021.


Contact us

Dr. I. Regupathi, Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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