Dr. Chitrakara Hegde is well known internationally for his outstanding research in Chemical Science and Engineering. In particular, he has made important contributions to the analysis and design of energy efficient water purification and desalination reactors. Widely published in scholarly journals of international repute, Dr. Hegde acquired a doctoral degree from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal and holds a postgraduate degree in Chemistry and Mathematics. He has over 19 years of teaching and research experience. He was selected for the prestigious National Science Academy’s Summer Research Fellowship in the year 2013. Vision Group Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka conferred a Centre for Excellence award for his research project titled “Design, Synthesis of Color based Chemosensors & Nanofiltration membranes for detection and removal of metal ions from contaminated water”. The Naval Research Board, DRDO, New Delhi approved his project titled “Synthesis and design of new composite polymer membrane for solar assisted membrane distillation for sea water desalination”. As a co-investigator he successfully guided a VTU funded research project. Dr. Hegde is the recipient of the prestigious VIFFA Outstanding Faculty Award - 2015. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom and life time member of ISTE, New Delhi.
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