• Qualification:MSc, UGC-JRF-NET, (PhD)
  • Department: Department of Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Designation: Assistant Professor
  • Years of Experience:Teaching (6 years) Industry (3 years) Research (3 years)
  • Email id:smrithipknair@gmail.com

Academic and Professional Achievements

Research Publications

  1. Smrithi. S. P, Nagaraju Kottam, Bincy Rose Vergis, Heteroatom modified hybrid carbon quantum dots derived from Cucurbita pepo for the visible light driven photocatalytic dye degradation, Topics in Catalysis, 2022, 1-12. (Q2, IF- 2.8)
  2. Smrithi S P, Nagaraju Kottam, Muktha H, Mahule A M, Chamarti K, Vismaya V, Sharath R, Carbon dots derived from Beta vulgaris: evaluation of its potential as antioxidant and anticancer agent, Nanotechnology, 2021, 33 (4), 045403. (Q1, IF- 3.874)
  3. Smrithi S P, Kottam N, Arpitha V, Narula A, AnilKumar G N, Subramanian K RV, “Tungsten oxide modified with carbon nanodots: Integrating adsorptive and photocatalytic functionalities for water remediation”, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 2020, 5, 73-83 (Q1, IF- 5.469)
  4. Smrithi S P, Kottam N, Prasanna kumar S G, “Green Synthesized Luminescent Carbon Nanodots for the Sensing Application of Fe3+ Ions”, Journal of Fluorescence, 2020, 30(2), 357-363. (Q2, IF- 2.093).
  5. Kottam N, Smrithi SP, “Luminescent carbon nanodots: Current prospects on synthesis, properties and sensing applications”, Methods and Applications in Fluorescence, 2021, 9, 012001. (Q1, IF- 3)
  6. Muktha H, Sharath R, Kottam N, Smrithi S P, Samrat K, “Green Synthesis of carbon dots and Evaluation of its pharmacological activities”, BioNanoScience, 2020, 10(2), 1-14. (Q3, IF- 2.31).

International Conferences/Workshops/Seminars Attended

  1. Participated in 1st Online International Conference on “Emerging Trends in Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical Processes (ETCSCP - 2021)”, from 26th to 28th August 2021 jointly organized by IIChE - Bangalore Regional Centre, Catalysis Society of India - Bangalore Chapter, Department of Chemical Engineering, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research (PPISR) and Department of Chemical Engineering, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering.
  2. Participated and given oral presentation in the International conference on Advanced Materials Science and Applications conducted during 3-4, September 2020.
  3. Attended a webinar on “Towards Producing Large-scale and cost-effective solar H2 through photocatalytic water splitting” organised by School of Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, Reva University on 19 August, 2020.
  4. Participated in the 1st International Conference on “Accelerating Innovations In Material Science (AIMS) conducted from 4-7 August, 2020 in Bengaluru.
  5. Attended the Faculty Development Programme on “Recent Trends in Biological and Environmental Sciences” during 13-18 January, 2020 organised by Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
  6. Participated in the three day workshop on “Research Methodologies and Latex” organised by VTU e-Learning Center, Mysuru from 14-16 November, 2019.
  7. Participated and presented poster in the 1st International Conference on Life, Chemical and Health Science (ICLCHS) conducted from 24-26 October, 2019 in Bengaluru.
  8. Attended Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Nanomaterials- Applications in Biotechnology” during 29-30 August, 2019 organised by Department of Biotechnology, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
  9. Attended the Faculty Development programme on “Scope and Significance of Materials Science for Industry-Academia Colloboration” from 29 July to 3 August, 2019 organised by Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.
  10. Participated in “NANOBIO”: Second International Conference on Nanotechnology at the Bio-Medical Interface organized by Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi during February 2012.

Academic/Professional Achievements

  1. Served as Scientific Assistant in Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, Department of Space, ISRO (2012-2013).
  2. Qualified Joint CSIR-UGC Test for Junior Research Fellowship and Eligibility for Lectureship (NET) held on 19.06.2011 with 86th rank in Chemical Sciences under UGC fellowship scheme.
  3. Fourth Rank holder at the university level for MSc programme (Kerala University, Kariavattom Campus, Kerala).
  4. Awardee of ‘University Merit Scholarship for MSc Course’ from the University of Kerala.
  5. Awardee of the ‘Best Outgoing Student’ of H.H.M.S.P.B.N.S.S College for Women, Neeramankara in the year 2007.
  6. Gold medal winner in securing highest marks in BSc programme (Chemistry).
  7. Gold medal winner in securing highest marks in higher secondary level from Mannam memorial residential higher secondary school.

Research Interests

  1. Green Synthesis of carbon dots.
  2. Synthesis of metal chalcogenide nanocomposite materials.
  3. Waste water treatment (adsorption and photocatalytic techniques).
  4. Photocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen generation.
  5. Development of bifunctional nanoparticles.
  6. Development of sensors for environmentally and biologically relevant metal ions.