Udaya Kumar Dalimba


Associate Professor and Head of the Department

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Professional Experience: 

Total: 20 years, At NITK: 15 years

Contact Details


udayakumar [at] nitk.ac.in, udayaravi80 [at] gmail.com


+91-824-2473207 (O)
Academic Background

Ph.D (NITK), 2007
M.Sc. (Mangalore University), 2002
B.Sc. (Mangalore University), 2000

Areas of Interest

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Conjugated Polymers, Organic Electronics, Nanomaterials

Significant Projects

1. Design and Development of Moisture Resistant, Dopant-free Hole-transporting Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells. DST, India under ASEAN-India collaborative R&D scheme. Aug 2021- July 2023. Rs. 33.52 Lakhs. (Ongoing)

2. Design and development of new lubricity improvers for ultra low sulfur diesel. MRPL, India. 12.88492 lakhs. 16.09.2019 to 31.03.2022. (Completed)

3. Efficiency enhancement in organic photovoltaic devices using donor-acceptor conjugated polymers and plasmonic structures. SERB, DST India. March 2014-March 2017. Rs 25 lakhs. (Completed)

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 09
On-going: 07

Significant Publications

1. Sruthi H, Udaya Kumar D, Pramod K Hegde, Manjunatha M.G, Nandakumar V P. A Simple Method for the Conversion of Light Cracked Naphtha into Efficient Lubricity Improvers for Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel. ACS Omega, 2022, 7, 27969-27979.
2. Viprabha Kakekochi, Da-Wei Kuob, Chin-Ti Chen, Ezequiel Wolcan, Chao-Tsen Chen, and Udaya Kumar Dalimba. A Tale of Two Organic Small Molecular Hole Transporting Materials: Showing Same Extended Shelf-Life but Very Different Efficiency of Inverted
MAPbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells. Organic Electronics, 2022, 102, 106428.
3. Nikhil Puthiya Purayil, Viprabha Kakekochi, Udaya Kumar Dalimba, Keloth Chandrasekharan. All-Optical Diode Action Through Enhanced Nonlinear Response from Polymeric Photonic Crystal Microcavity. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2022, 4, 1, 138–148.
4. Viprabha Kakekochi, Sathish C G, P. P. Nikhil, K Chandrasekharan, Vibhu Darshan, K. N. Narayanan Unni and Udaya Kumar D. Butterfly-Shaped Thiophene-Pyridine Hybrids: Green Electroluminescence and Large Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities.
ChemPlusChem 2020, 85, 1762–1777.
5. Viprabha Kakekochi, Sathish C.G., Nikhil P P, Keloth Chandrasekharan, Ezequiel Wolcan, Udaya Kumar D. Facile synthesis and exploration of excited state assisted two–photon absorption property of D–A–D type thiophene–pyridine derivatives. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences. 2020, 19, 726-736.



• Awarded with Young Scientist Project grant from SERB, DST.

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Udaya Kumar Dalimba , Associate Professor and Head

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

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