MSc (Area): Analytical Chemistry
I have received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry, botany and zoology from Alva’s College, Moodbidri (Mangalore University) and master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from St. Aloysius College (Autonomous) Mangalore. During Master’s, I have completed a project work titled “Synthesis of micronutrients and their analysis” from BASF, Surathkal during my M.Sc. I have also participated in an International conference on ‘Green chemistry and Nanotechnology, opportunities and Challenges’ at St. Aloysius College (Autonomous), in 2017.I joined Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), in Dec 2018 as a Research scholar and involved in the development of conducting polymer-based materials for various biomedical applications.
Synthesis of biodegradable and electrically conducting polymers for biomedical applications.
Conducting Polymers (CPs) are novel materials which attracted much interest due to their combined properties of organic polymers and electronic properties of semiconductors.Due to these electronic properties CPs are widely used in biosensing devices, drug delivery, bio actuators, and in tissue engineering and regeneration applications. The synthesis of the polymers can be done using chemical methods or electrochemical methods. The synthesized polymers are then characterized and fabricated.The fabricated polymers are then used for different biomedical applications.These conducting polymers can be fabricated to block copolymers, hydrogels or nanogels. Our aim is to synthesize a conducting polymer that is stable, biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic, and mimics the extra cellular matrix.