Airody Vasudeva Adhikari



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, January 13, 1989

Professional Experience: 

Total 38 years and at NITK 25 years

Contact Details


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+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3203


+91 9448627138
Academic Background

• Ph.D., Karnatak University, Dharwad, completed in 1987
• M.Sc., Manasa Gangothri, Mysore Univ., Mysore in 1976
• B.Sc., MGM College, Udupi, Mysore Univ., in 1974

Areas of Interest

• Organic Synthesis
• Medicinal Chemistry
• Polymer Chemistry
• Liquid Crystals
• Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Significant Projects

• “Augmentation of Research Facilities, i.e. Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer”, funded by DST under FIST program, with project grant of Rs.138 Lakhs.
• “Catalytic synthesis of carbon nanotubes and its applications as hydrogen storage materials”, funded by DRDO, with project grant of Rs. 21 lakhs.
• “Synthesis and evaluation of electrical, electronic and optoelectronic properties of new polyheteroaromatics” (Conducting Polymers), grant: 15.21 lakhs, funded by DRDO.

Supervision of Ph.D

• Already degree awarded: 14
• On-going: 03

Significant Publications

1. Dickson D. Babu, Saritha Reddy Gachumale, Sambandam Anandan, Airody Vasudeva Adhikari*,(2014). ''New D-π-A type indole based chromogens for DSSC: Design, synthesis and performance studies''. Dyes Pigm.,112, 183-191.
2. T.N. Ahipa, Vijith Kumar, Doddamane S. Shankar Rao, Subbarao Krishna Prasad and Airody Vasudeva Adhikari*, (2014), “New 4-(2-(4-alkoxyphenyl)-6-methoxypyridin-4-yl)benzonitriles: Synthesis, liquid crystalline behavior and photophyscial properties”. Crystal Engineering Communications, 16, 5573-5582
3. T.N. Ahipa, and Airody Vasudeva Adhikari* (2014). “Trihydrazone functionalized cyanopyridine discoids: synthesis, mesogenic and optical properties”. Tetrahedron Letters, 55, 2, 495-500.
4. Shrikanth Ulloora, Rajesh Ranganathan and Airody Vasudeva Adhikari*, (2013). “Synthesis, anticonvulsant and anti-inflammatory studies of new 1,4-dihydropyridin-4-yl-phenoxyacetohydrazones.” Eur. J. Med. chem., 70, 341-349.
5. K.A.Vishnumurthy, M.S.Sunitha, A.Vasudeva Adhikari*, “New optical limiting polymeric materials with different π-electron conjugation bridge structures: Synthesis and characterization.” Communicated to European Polymer Journal. 48, 9, 2012, 1575-1585.


• Gold medal and Korea Special Award for outstanding invention: “Photo-alignment based plastic displays for future generation using thiophene derivatives”, International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2013), KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 7-9, 2013. Authors: G. Hedge, A. R. Yuvaraj, M. M. Yusop, L. Komitov and Airody Vasudeva Adhikari.
• More than Ninety publications in peer reviewed journal with average impact factor 1.5 and presented more than 50 papers in national and international conferences.
• Best Paper Presentation award for our paper on Polythiophenes presented in international conference on “Recent trends in material science and technology” October 28-30, 2010 (Organized by ICMST), Tiruvanantapuram.


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Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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