Mr. Manjunath R.


Mr. Manjunath R.

Assistant Professor

B.E., M.Tech. (Phd) Chemical Engineering

Department of Biotechnology Engineering



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Teaching Experience

  • 14Yrs.

Industry Experience


Research Experience



Chemical Engineering

Research interest

  • Chemical kinetics
  • Biofuels

Research Topics

  • Production of biodiesel from waste sludge source
  • Evaluation of the diesel engine performance and emission characteristics using biodiesel from waste sludge oil source.

Funded Projects

1 Preparation and characterization  of the biomodified ghee SHATHA DHAUTA GRITHAM clarified ghee having therapeautic value using semi-automated bioreactor 39,500/- VGST 2013-2014
2 Scale-Up, Characterization And Efficacy Of Biodiesel From Waste Sludge Palm Oil 18,000/- KSCST 2013-2014
3 Degradation of Phenol from coke oven effluent of Jindal  steel plant of Bellary 5,000 KSCST 2014-2015
4 Last effective Conversion of waste sludge Palm Oil in to Bio Diesel Through Commercially Available enzyme 26,334 KSCST 2014-2015
5 Novel Method for the Production of Bio ethanol Iron palm kernel cake  There by obtains protein  hydrolysates and oil as byproduct for animal nutrition 32,499/- KSCST 2014-2015
6 Production of Biobutanol from AEE fermentation from palm, kernel cake. 23,044/- KSCST 2014-2015
7 Green synthesis of copper nanoparticles using kale and lettuce leaf extracts to study in-vitro cell cyto-toxicity effects on mcf-7 and hela human cancer cell lines 7000/- KSCST 2018-2019


  • Biochemical Thermodynamics
  • Chemical reaction Engineering

Research Publications

  • “Optimization of reaction parameters for biodiesel production from Acidic Grade Crude Palm Oil using different catalysts for biodiesel production” , Manjunath,R ,Swetha Gahtikar, Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology,Volume-2 Issue 12,December-2015, ISSN 3159-0040.
  • “A review of global scenario of biodiesel, sources and sludge palm oil waste for the biodiesel production” International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology eISSN: 2319-1163 | pISSN: 2321-7308, Vol. 05, special issue 15, IF 3.6. Published on September 2016.

Honours & Achievements

  • Awarded for the Best poster presentation for “Characterization of coffee spent ground and its application “ at Acharya Institute of Technology during 23rd and 24th Aug 2019.
  • No of workshops conducted: – 8
  • No of workshops attended: -9
  • No of Conferences participated: -4
  • No of conference coordinated: – 5

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