Dr.K.S.Rai

Dr.K.S.Rai
Designation Professor, Dept of Polymer Science
Email Id  ksheshapparai@gmail.com
Phone No  +91-08232-291112, (M) 9448051759
Qualification M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department
Dept of Polymer Science
Area of Specialization Polymer Blends & Composites

Number of projects : 02

Completed

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Title of the project

Funding Agency

Amount

Year (From-to)

01

Studies on Sociality Polymers Puram Renewable Resources

UGc

6.28 Lakhs

2001-2004

On-Going

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Title of the project

Funding Agency

Amount

Date of Commencement

Expected date of completion

01

Composites of Novalake & wallastonite

UGC

5.5 Lakh

March-2009

March-2011


  1. Number of Ph.D candidates successfully completed :04
  2. Number of Ph.D candidates currently working: 03

Publicatons:

Articles in Journals:

  1. Polymerisation of Acrylonitrile initiated by Mn (111) – Semicarbazide redox system : A Kinetic study, European Polymer Journal. Vol.34, No.7, PP 1031-1038 (1998) (S.K.Rai, B.S.Sherigara & N.M.M.Gowda).
  2. Aqueous Plymerisation of acrylonitrile initiated by Mn(III) pyrophosphate –
    Thiocyanate redox system: A Kinetic study (S.K.Rai & B.S.Sherigara)., Transition
    Met. Chem, (U.K), 20, 630-633(1995)
  3. Kinetic and Mechanistic study of polymerization of acrylonitrile by Mn (111) –
    Glycine redox system. S.K.Rai & B.S.Sherigara. Eur. Polym.J., 36,1339(2000).
  4. Polymerization of acrylonitrile bypersulphate – Metabisulphite system catalysed Co3+
    ion: A Kinetic study. (K.Shivakumar, S.K.Rai & B.S.Sherigara J.T.R.Chem,
    5(2)1-9(1998).
  5. Aqueous Polymerization of acrylonitrile and methylmethacrylate by Ce(IV)-Glycine
    redox system catalysed by bromide ion: A Kinetic study (S.K.Rai, K.Shivakumar &
    B.S.Sherigara)Asian J.Chem., 11(4), 1369 (1999).
  6. Electro synthesis of PAN initiated by the Mn(III)-Semicarbazide redox system (S.K.Rai, K.Shivakumar & B.S.Sherigara). J.T.R Chem., 6(1),55-61(1999).
  7. Aqeous Polymerization of acrylonitrile by persulphate – disulphite redox system
    catalysed by Mn(ii) ion: A Kinetic study. S.K.Rai, K.Shivakumar & B.S.Sherigara)
    J.Indian Council of Chemists., 16(1), 29-32(1999).
  8. Polymerisation of acrylonitrile initiated by the vanadium(v)-Potasium thiocyanate
    redox system: A Kinetic study. (S.K.Rai, K. Shivakumar & B.S.Sherigara) J.Indian
    Chem. Soc., Vol 79, March 2002, PP 1.
  9. Electrosynthesis of Polyacrylonitrile initiated by Mn(III)----Organic acid redox
    systems (B.S.Sherigara, K.Shivakumar & S.K.Rai) J.Electrochem. Soc., India., Vol 50-
    1 (2001) 1-4.
  10. Polymerization of acrylonitrile Initiated by the Cerium (IV)-Gluatamine Redox
    System: A Kinetic Study, K.M.Nagendra Kumar and K.S.Rai, Asian J. of Chem,
    Vol. 14, No.s 3-4 (2002) 1311-1319.
  11. Aqueous polymerization of methyl methacrylate initiated by manganese (III)
    Pyrophosphate – Potassium Thiocyanate Redox System : A Kinetic Study,
    B.S.Sherigara, S.K.Rai, & K.Shivakumar, Indian Journal of Chemistry., Vol. 40A,
    Jan 2001, PP 46-52.
  12. Redox Polymerization: Kinetics of Polymerization of Acrylonitrile Initiated
    By the Manganese (3+)-Glutamine Redox System (K.M.Nagendra Kumar,
    B.S.Sherigara and S.K.Rai) J.Saudi Chem. Soc; Vol. 7,No.I,pp.139-148(2003).
  13. Miscibility studies of sodium alginate-PVA blends in water by viscosity,
    ultrasonic & Refractive index method S.D.Raviprakash, H.V.Ramakrishna,
    S.K.Rai, and A. Varadarajulu, J.Applied Polym.Sci,90,33-39(2003).
  14. .Polymers in concrete for 21st century., J.Development and Social
    Change,(S.D.Raviprakash and S.K.Rai) Vol. 1, No.2, 18-20 (2004)
  15. Redox polymerization of methylmethacrylate by Ce(IV)-Tartaric acid
    system: A kinetic study (K.M.Nagender Kumar, S.K.Rai and
    T.Demappa,),J.Saudi Chem. Soc Vol.8 No.2, PP 339-344 (2004)
  16. Tensile, Impact and chemical resistance properties of Granite powder/Epoxy
    composites Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol No.24 No.5, 1-5, 2005.
  17. Studies on Tensile and Flexural Properties of Epoxy Toughened with PMMA/Granite Powder and Epoxy Toughened with PMMA/Fly Ash Composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol No.24 No.12, 1269-1278, 2005.
  18. Tensile, Flexural Properties of Unsaturated Polyester/Granite Powder and
    Unsaturated Polyester /Flyash Composites. Reinforced Plastics and composites,
    Vol.24, No.12, 1279-1287, 2005
  19. Performance of Granite powder and Flash/unsaturated polyester composites on compression, Impact, Water absorption and chemical resistance properties.
    (Paper is accepted in Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites).
  20. “ Study on the Mechanical and Water absorption Properties of Granite
    powder/Epoxy toughened with PMMA and Flyash/Epoxy Toughened with PMMA Composites”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.K.Rai, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. Vol.24, No.17, 1809-1816, 2005
  21. “Effect on the Mechanical Properties and Water Absorption of Granite powder Composites on Toughening Epoxy with Unsaturated Polyester and Unsaturated polyester with Epoxy Resin”, H.V.Ramakrishna,S.K.Rai, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. Vol.25, No.1, 17-32, 2006
  22. Utilization of Granite powder as Filler in Epoxy Phenol Cashew Nut Shell Liquid-
    Toughened Epoxy Resin for Impact and Compression Strength”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. Vol.25,No.3.
  23. “ Effect of Flyash Content on Impact, Compression and Water Absorption Properties
    of Epoxy Toughened with Epoxy Phenol Cashew Nut Shell Liquid – Flyash
    Composites” H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Journal of Reinforced
    Plastics and Composites.vol.25,No.3,pp227-234(2006)
  24. “ Performance of Granite powder and Flyash/Unsaturated Polyester Composites on
    Compression, Impact, water absorption and Chemical Resistance Properties”
    H.V.Ramakrishna, S.K.Rai, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. (Accepted)
  25. “Utilization of Flyash as Filler for Polybuteleneterepthalate Toughened Epoxy Resin”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Polymer Engineering and science, J.Polym.Eng. & Science Vol 46, No.(7) (2006) 946-953.
  26. “Flexural, Compression, Chemical Resistance and Morphology Studies on Granite
    powder Filled Epoxy and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Toughened Epoxy Matrices”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 104(1),171-177,2007.
  27. “Utilization of Granite powder as Filler for Polybuteleneterepthalate Toughened
    Epoxy Resin”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Journal of Polymer
    Materials. (Revised Manuscript No. 16270905)
  28. “ Effect of Flyash Content on Tensile, Flexural, Morphology and Chemical Resistance of Epoxy Phenol Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Toughened Epoxy Filled with Flyash Composites”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya, S.K.Rai, Journal of Elastomers and Plastics. (Communicated)
  29. “ Utilization of Granite powder as Filler for Epoxy and Acrylonitrile Butadiene
    Styrene (ABS) Toughened Epoxy Matrices”, H.V.Ramakrishna, S.PadmaPriya,
    S.K.Rai, Polymer Engineering (Communicated).
  30. “Impact, Compression, Density, Void content and Weight reduction properties of
    Waste Silk fabric reinforced epoxy laminates” Padma Priya S., Rai S. K., J. Reinf.
    Plast. & Comp., Vol.24, No.15, 1605-1610, 2005.
  31. “Studies on Mechanical Performance of Biofiber / Glass reinforced Epoxy hybrid
    Composites” Padma Priya S., Rai S. K., J. of Ind. Text., Vol.35, No.3, 217-226,
    Jan 2005.
  32. “Density, Void content, Weight Reduction and Chemical Resistance Studies on
    Waste Silk Fabric Reinforced ABS Toughened Epoxy Composites” Padma Priya S.,
    Ramakrishna H.V., Rai S. K., J. Reinf. Plast. & Comp., Accepted in press.
  33. “Studies on Tensile properties and Chemical resistance of Glassmat/Epoxy toughened with Epoxy Phenol CNSL composites” Padma Priya S., Ramakrishna H.V., Rai S. K., Varada rajulu A., J. Reinf. Plast. & Comp., Accepted in press.
  34. “Studies on the mechanical performance of PMMA toughened Epoxy / Silk and PC toughened Epoxy / Silk fabric composites” Padma Priya S., Rai S. K., J. Reinf. Plast. & Comp., Accepted, in press.
  35. “Utilization of Waste Silk fabric as reinforcement for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Epoxy toughened epoxy matrix” Rai S. K., Padma Priya S., J. Reinf. Plast. & Comp., Accepted, in press.
  36. "Utilization of Waste Silk Fabric as Reinforcement in Epoxy Phenol Cashew Nut Shell Liquid Toughened Epoxy Resin: Studies on Mechanical Properties" Padma Priya S., Ramakrishna H.V., Rai S. K., Journal of Composite Materials., Accepted, in press
  37. “Utilization of Biofiber / Glass as hybrid reinforcement in Unsaturated Polyester toughened Epoxy resin: Studies on Mechanical properties” (The manuscript is received for revision from Journal of Applied Polymer Science The Paper is accepted in journal of applied Polymer Science.
  38. “Studies on the Mechanical properties of Unsaturated Polyester toughened Epoxy /
    Silk Composites” Communicated to International Journal of Polymer Materials)
  39. “Utilization of Biofiber / Glass as hybrid reinforcement in Acrylonitrile Butadiene
    Styrene toughened Epoxy resin: Studies on Mechanical properties”
    (Communicated to Journal of Elastomers and Plastics)
  40. Utilization of waste Silk fabric and Glass fabric as hybrid reinforcement for epoxy
    matrix: Studies on Mechanical and Chemical resistance properties” (Communicated
    to Journal of Industrial Textiles)
  41. “Utilization of Biofiber / Glass as hybrid reinforcement in Polycarbonate toughened Epoxy resin: Studies on Mechanical properties” (Communicated to Journal of Thermoplastic composites)
  42. “SEM Observations on the origins of fracture of waste silk fabric reinforced epoxy based composites” (Communicated to Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites)
  43. “Miscibility Studies on Sodium Alginate/Polyethylene Glycol Blend in Solution by Refractive Index, Ultrasonic Velocity, Density and Viscometric Methods”.
    S.D.Ravi Prakash and S.K.Rai, International Journal of Plastics Technology, Volume 8 / No.2 / December 2004.
  44. Viscometric, Density, Ultrasonic and Refractive Index Studies on the Miscibility of Sodium Alginate/ Polyvinyl Pyrrolidone Blend in Solution. S.D.Ravi Prakash and S.K.Rai, J.Polym.Mater, 22(2) (2005).
  45. Miscibility Studieson chitosan /Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose blend in solution by viscosity ,ultrasonic velocity, density,and refractive index methods,
    J.Jayaraju,S.D.Raviprakash, J.Keshavayya,and S.K.Rai., J.Applied Polym.
    Sci.,vol102,pp2732-2742(2006).
  46. Viscosity,ultrasonic velocity,and refractometric studies of chitosan/polyethylene glycol
    blend solution at 30,40,50 0c, J.Jayaraju,K.C.Basavaraju, J.Keshavayya, and S.K.Rai,
    J.Macromolecular sci.,Part,B:Physics,45,1-11(2006).
  47. Studies on the miscibility of hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose and polyvinyl
    pyrrrolidone blends in solution, A.C.Hiremath, B.S.Sherigara,K.Prashanth,S.K.Rai,
    and Prasanna Kumar.S, Ind.J.of Chem.Techn., 9,312,(2002).
  48. An efficient synthesis of 1,5-Thiadiazepines and 1,5-Benzodiazapine by microwave
    assisted Heterocyclization, G.K.Nagaraja, V.P.Vaidya, S.K.Rai and K.M.Mahadevan
    Phosphorous,Sulfer and,Silicon, 181,1-10 (2006).
  49. Miscibility Studies of polysaccharide Xanthane gum and PEO (polyethylene oxide) in
    dilute solution., Carbohydrate Polymers,69,462-466(2007).
  50. Utilization of granite powder as filler for polybutylene terephalate toughened epoxy
    resin, H.V.Ramakrishna and S.K.Rai. J. Minerals& Materials Characterization &
    Engineering., vol 5, No.1,pp1-19 (2006)
  51. Kinetics of polymerization of Acrylonitrile initiated by the V(V)-bisulphite redox syste
    in sulphuric acid and perchloric acid media, K.Shivakumar, M.K.Veeraiah, S.K.Rai,
    B.S.Sherigara, N.M.Made Gowda, J. of Molecular Catalysis A:Chemical 273,218
    223(2007).
  52. Synthesis and Characterization of novel Polyamide based adhesives.
    Macromolecules (accepted)
  53. Miscibility Studies of xanthane gum with gelatin in dilute solution. J. Applied polymer
    Science vol 109(4) 2471-2495 (2008)
  54. Miscibility studies of HPMC and PEO by viscosity , ultrasonic velocity and R.I method
    J. Macromolecular science, Physics. ,47,129(2008).
  55. Miscibility studies on Chitosan/PVA blends. J.Jayaraju,J.Keshavayya,S.K.Rai,
    K.C.Basavaraju., J. Macromolecular Science Part A, Pure and Applied Chemistry.,
    45(4),271-275 (2008)
  56. Studies on miscibility of Chitosan/PVP blend in solution by viscosity, ultrasonic velocity
    density and refractometry techniques at 30,40,500 C J.Jayaraju, J.Keshavayya,S.K.Rai,
    Shetty Ravindra Rama,J.Mcromolecular Science, Part B., 47,296-304(2008).
  57. Miscibility and Thermal Studies on PVP/Pullulan Blends (JAPS-2009 Accepted)
  58. Studies on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Flyash filled Hydroxyl Terminated
    Polyurethane toughened Epoxy Composites. JRPC,(2009) ( In press)
  59. Mechanical and Fractographic studies on flyash filled Hydroxyl Terminated
    Polyurethane toughened Epoxy Composites. JCM,(2009) (In press).

Conference/Seminar organized:

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Status as organizer

Title of the conference/seminar

Date

01

Organized a state level seminar on Recent Advances in Polymer Science

Recent Advances in Polymer Science

23-04-2001

Conference/Seminar participated:

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Title

Organized by

Year/month

Participated and presented the paper

1

U.G.C Refresher Course in chemistry

University of Mysore

19-09-1994 to

12-10-1997

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2

U.G.C Refresher Course in Chemistry

Kuvempu University

17-11-1997 to

10-12-1997

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3

Environmental Awareness Through Tutorials. (Seminar)

AMUCT

Mangalore

25th & 26th

March 1994

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4

Workshop on "SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS"

DOS in Industrial Chemistry Kuvempu University

7th September 1996

Grafting of PVA By vinyl monomers using Ce(IV)

5

National Seminar "POLYMER TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY

Kuvempu University,

CIPET Mysore, DIC Shimoga

7th & 8th JAN 2000

Electrosynthesis of Polyacrylonitrile & PMMA by Mn(III)-ascorbic acid system.

6

3rd National conference on Polymers (Polymer blends & composites )

Sri.J.C.E, Mysore, Karnataka

15 & 16 April 2005

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7

Organized a state level seminar on Recent Advances in Polymer Science

23-04-2001

 

 

8

National conference on emerging areas in chemical and biological sciences

Kuvempu University

DOS in Chemistry &Industrial Chemistry

March 23-24

2007

Chaired a session

Membership to professional organization/Associations:

Sl.No

Name of the Association/Organizations

Life member/Ordinary member

1

Indian Rubber Institute Karnataka Branch Mysore

Member

2

Indian Plastic Institute Karnataka Branch Mysore

Member

3

Member of Regional Advisory Committee, Central Institute of Plastics & Engineering of Technology (CIPET) Mysore Branch

Member