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Dr. K. G. Lakshminarayana Bhatta

Department of Chemistry

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Dr. K. G. Lakshminarayana Bhatta


Dr. K. G. Lakshminarayana Bhatta


Dr. Lakshminarayana Bhatta obtained his Doctoral degree from VTU for his thesis work entitled “Studies on Novel Sorbents for CO2 Capture for Environmental Applications” that he undertook jointly with BHEL and CPRI. With a Master’s in Chemistry from Kuvempu University, Karnataka in 1998 he started his career in a pharmaceutical industry at Bangalore as a quality control executive. He has a good exposure to various pharmaceutical industrial practices and obtained a firsthand experience in handling various chemical instruments, including GC, HPLC, FTIR, and AAS. His fascination for teaching led him to join BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore as a lecturer. Prior to current affiliation, he served in different educational institutions in various capacities, motivating the students to develop creative ways to acquire the knowledge and skills and put them into practice. He has taught various courses, including engineering chemistry, environmental studies, fundamentals of chemistry and physical chemistry. About eight years ago, the current global challenges such as energy crisis and climate change caught his attention and motivated him to focus his interest on energy & environment. Since then, he has been working on the development of solid sorbents for CO2 capture, microbial fuel cell, and biofuel. He has taught allied subjects such as Environmental engineering and Climate change technology for master’s programs in energy engineering and energy management. Further, he has guided many postgraduate research projects and successfully completed projects funded by DRDO, GTRE and TUV. He has several publications to his credit and authored a text book entitled “Environmental Studies” for engineering students of VTU. He is also a member of several technical non-profit organizations. His research interests include Energy efficiency, Environmental engineering, Carbon footprint, and Green chemistry. His spare time interests & hobbies include reading Kannada literature, writing articles for magazines and newspaper, trekking, nature-watching, travelling, listening Indian classical music, and interacting at social and personal front with people from all walks of life to better understand the fellow human beings and currently works as a professor.

  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Environmental engineering
  3. Carbon footprint
  4. Green Chemistry
Journal Publications
  1. Role of oriented ceria nanoparticles in the decomposition of carbonized sucrose. SK Gundanna, A Mitra, KGL Bhatta, and UM Bhatta. Appl. Phys. A 128 (2022) 61. 
  2. Synthesis and characterization of activated carbon from Delonix regia seeds for CO2 adsorption. KGL Bhatta, K Venkatesh, N Kiran, SK Gundanna, and UM Bhatta. Energy and Climate Change. 2 (2021) 100064. 
  3. Structural and morphological aspects of transformation of aurichalcite precursor into zinc copper mixed metal oxide: An experimental investigation. KGL Bhatta, SK Gundanna, A Mitra, K Venkatesh, and UM Bhatta. Materialia. 18 (2021) 101173. 
  4. Microwave-assisted novel one-pot synthesis and characterization of copper oxide. KGL Bhatta, SK Gundanna, K Venkatesh, and UM. Bhatta. Chem. Pap. 75(6) (2021) 2597-2601. 
  5. Effect of thermal treatment on the surface/interfacial behaviour of Au@SiO2 nanoparticles in the presence of CTAB surfactant molecules. SK Gundanna, A Mitra, KGL Bhatta, and UM Bhatta. Powder Technol. 381 (2021) 503-508. 


  1. Ceria Nanoparticles and Green Method of Synthesis Thereof. KGL Bhatta, UM Bhatta and SK Gundanna. IN Patent, Application: 202241065611, 47/2022, 25/11/2022.  GRANTED Date: 21-Nov-2023