Ampar Chitharanjan Hegde



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Friday, September 8, 1995

Professional Experience: 

28 years

Contact Details


hegdeac [at], acrhegde [at], achegde [at]




Academic Background

M.Sc. (Chemistry) - Mangalore University (1989)
Ph.D. (Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Mechanism) - Mangalore University (1993)

Areas of Interest

• Electroplating of metals and alloys
• Nanostructure multilayer coatings for improved corrosion protection
• Magnetoelectroplating for better material properties
• Development of electrode materials by electrodeposition

Significant Projects

1. Development of Nanostructured multilayer coatings for Industrial Applications, Funded DST, GOI. In Year 2007-2010.Rs. 29.78 Lakhs.
2. Development of Nickel Nanocoatings for better Corrosion and Tribological Properties, Funded by TEQIP under Networking with NIT, Trichy, Rs. 2.5 Lakhs.

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed - 12
On-going - 3

Significant Publications

1. Magnetic property and corrosion resistance of electrodeposited nanocrystalline iron–nickel alloys, G.P. Pavithra, A. Chitharanjan Hegde*, Applied Surface Science, (2012) 258, 6884- 6890.
2. Yathish Ullal and A. Chitharanjan Hegde*, Electrodeposition and electro-catalytic study of nanocrystalline Ni–Fe alloy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2014) 39 (7), pp.10485–10492.
3. Vaishaka R. Rao and A. Chitharanjan Hegde, Magnetically induced codeposition of Ni-Cd alloy coatings for better corrosion protection.’’ Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (ACS Publications), (2014) 53, 5490-5497.
4. Vaishaka R. Rao and A. Chitharanjan Hegde*, ‘‘Effect of induced magnetic field on electrocrystallisation of Zn-Ni alloy and their corrosion study.’’ J. Mater. Eng. Perform. (2014), 23, 2067-2074.
5. Vaishaka R. Rao and A. Chitharanjan Hegde*, Magnetically induced codeposition of Ni-Cd alloy coatings for better corrosion protection’, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, (2014), 23(6), 2067-2074.


• Experimental research have seen commercial value in 'Modumetal' at Seattle, USA.
• Invited to deliver Lecture at University of Washington (UW) Seattle, USA on the same topic on 1st July, 2013 (sponsored by UW and Modumetal (USA).

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Dr Darshak R Trivedi, Professor and Head

Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal

P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025

Karnataka, India.

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