Udaya Kumar Dalimba


Associate Professor and Head of the Department

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Professional Experience: 

Total: 12 years, At NITK: 7 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

• Design and synthesis of light emitting conjugated copolymers for PLED applications. NITK seed grant. Sept. 2009-Sept. 2011. Rs. 5 lakhs

• Efficiency enhancement in organic photovoltaic devices using donor-acceptor conjugated polymers and plasmonic structures. SERB, DST India. Dec. 2013-Dec.2016. Rs 25 lakhs.

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 06
On-going: 02

Significant Publications

1. Jurupula Ramprasad, Nagabhushana Nayak, Udayakumar Dalimba, Perumal Yogeeswari and Dharmarajan Sriram. Ionic liquid promoted one-pot synthesis of thiazole-imidazo[2,1-b] [1,3,4]thiadiazole hybrids and their antitubercular activity. MedChemCommun, 2016,
7, 338-344.

2. Nagabhushana Nayak, Jurupula Ramprasad, Udayakumar Dalimba. Synthesis, antitubercular and antibacterial studies of some new quinoline-pyrazole hybrid derivatives. Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, 2016, 183, 59-68.

3. J.Ramprasad, Nagabhushana Nayak, Udayakumar D, P. Yogeeswari, D. Sriram, S K Peethambar, Rajeshwara A, H S Santosh. Synthesis and biological evaluation of new imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole-benzimidazole derivatives. European Journal of
medicinal Chemistry, 2015, 95, 49-63.

4. Naveen P, Nikhila G, Udayakumar D, P.V. Koushik, P. Yogeeswari, D. Sriram. New Indole-Isoxazolone derivatives: Synthesis, characterisation and in vitro SIRT1 inhibition studies. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2015, 25, 2768-2772.

5. Prashanth Kumar K.R, Murali M.G and D. Udayakumar. Synthesis and study of optical properties of linear and hyperbranched conjugated polymers containing thiophene and triphenylamine units. Designed Monomers and Polymers, 2014, 17 (1), 7-18.



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


Contact us

Udaya Kumar Dalimba , Associate Professor and Head

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

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