Educational Details

Degree : B.Sc.
Year : 1992
University : Mangalore University
PG Degree : M.Sc.
Year : 1994
University : Mangalore University
Doctoral Degree : Ph.D.(Physics)
Year : 2007
University : Mangalore University
Other Degree : MBA (Marketing Management)
Year : 2011
University : IGNOU

Teaching Experience

1. 16-06-1994 to 14-08-2002

Physics

St. Agnes College, Mangalore

Lecturer

2. 16-08-2002 to 31-10-2005

Physics

St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

Lecturer

3. 01-11-2005 to 08-03-2007

Physics

St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

Assistant Professor

4. 09-03-2007 to 31-03-2014

Physics

St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

Professor and Head

5. 01-04-2014 to Till date

Physics

St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore

Dean - Student Welfare and Alumni Affairs, Professor and Head

Research Experience

16 Years

Industry Experience


Specialization Ph.D

Nonlinear Optics

Specialization PG

Electronics

Other Specialization

Marketing Management

Subjects teaching at Under Graduate level

Quantum Mechanics, Optical fibre and their applications, Lasers, X Rays, Magnetic, Electric and dielectric properties of materials, Crystal structures, Nano technology, etc., Solid state devices, Field theory

Technical Interest

Characterization of Polymer, polymer Blends and doped Polymers, Characterization of Single Crystals,  Studies on Irradiation effects of polymer and Crystals

International journals

1. Growth and characterization of an organic NLO crystal: 1-(4- methylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-propen-1-one, Vincent Crasta, V. Ravindrachary, R.F. Bhajantri, Richard Gonsalves, Journal of Crystal Growth 267 (2004) 129-133
2. Growth and Characterization of Chalcone derivative single crystal, V. Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta, R.F. Bhajantri, Boja Poojari, Journal of Crystal Growth, 275 (2005) 1-2 E313 –318
3. Growth, Characterization and crystal structure analysis of 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(4-  chlorophenyl)-2-propen-1-one, Vincent Crasta, V. Ravindrachary, S. Lakshmi, S.N. Pramod M.A. Shridar, J. Shashidhara Prasad, Journal of Crystal Growth, 275 (2005) 1-2 E 329– 335
4. Single crystal X-ray diffraction, Optical and micro hardness studies on chalcone derivative single crystal, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary*, R F Bhajantri, S Naveen, M A Shridar, J Shashidhara Prasad, Proceedings of SPIE,  5935, (2005) doi 10.1117/12.616842
5. Optical, Dielectric and micro hardness studies of 1-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-propen-1-one, a nonlinear optical single crystal, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta, R F Bhajantri and J Indira, Proceedings of SPIE, 5935,(2005) doi: 10.1117/12.616642
6. Microstructural studies on BaCl2 doped Poly(Vinyl Alcohol), R.F. Bhajantri, V. Ravindrachary, A. Harisha, Vincent Crasta, Suresh P. Nayak, Boja Poojary, Polymer 47 (2006) 3591–3598
7. Studies on Fluorescent PVA+PVP+MPDMAPP Composite Films, R.F. Bhajantri, V. Ravindrachary, Boja Poojary, Ismayil, A. Harisha, Vincent Crasta, Polymer Engineering And Science, 49 (2009) 5, 903- 909, DOI 10.1002/pen 21341 
8. Dielectric Studies on Swift Heavy Ions and Electron Irradiated Organic Single Crystal, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, P C Rajesh Kumar, S Ganesh, AIP Conf. Proc. 1349, (2011)163-165; doi: 10.1063/1.3605787
9. Optical and structural properties of chalcone NLO single crystals, P.C. Rajesh Kumar, V. Ravindrachary, K. Janardhana, H.R. Manjunath, Prakash Karegouda, Vincent Crasta, M.A. Sridhar, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1005, (2011) 1- 7, DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2011.07.038
10. Free volume dependent fluorescence property of PMMA composite: Positron annihilation studies, V. Ravindrachary, S. D. Praveena, R. F. Bhajantri, Ismayil, and Vincent Crasta, AIP Conf. Proc. 1512, (2013)126-127; doi: 10.1063/1.4790943
11. . "Studies of the effectof nanoparticle dopants and blending of different polymers on Physical, Electrical, Optical and Micro structural properties of PVA-a Review. Rithin Kumar N B, SrinathPai, Vincent Crasta and B. Shreeprakash "International Conference in Advanced Nanomaterials and Emerging Engineering  Technologies (ICANMEET),  pp.620-626. IEEE, 2013.
12. Crystal growth and third order NLO properties of a photonic material, P.C. Rajesh Kumar, K. Janardhana, Vincent Crasta, Journal of Molecular Structure 1059 (2014) 118–123
13. Microstructural and Mechanical Studies of PVA Doped with ZnO and WO3 Composites Films, N. B. Rithin Kumar, Vincent Crasta, Rajashekar F. Bhajantri, and B.M. Praveen, Journal of Polymers, Volume 2014, (2014) Article ID 846140, 7 pages
14. Micro Structural Studies of PVA Doped With Metal Oxide Nano composites Films
Rithin Kumar N B, Vincent Crasta, Praveen B M, Shreeprakash B, Viju F, AIP Conf. Proc. 1591, 493-495 (2014); doi: 10.1063/1.4872650
15. Advancement in Micro structural, Optical, and Mechanical, Properties of PVA (Mowiol 10-98) Doped by ZnO Nano particles, N. B. Rithin Kumar, Vincent Crasta and B.M. Praveen,  Physics Research International, Volume 2014, (2014) Article ID 742378, 9 pages, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/742378
16. Studies on Structural, Optical and Mechanical Properties of MWCNTs and ZnO nanoparticles doped PVA nanocomposites, Rithin Kumar N B,   Vincent Crasta, B M Praveen and Mohan Kumar Nanotechnology Reviews, vol. 04, Issue 5, pp. 457-467, 2015
17. Enhancement of Optical, Mechanical and MicroStructural Properties in Nanocomposite Films of PVA doped with WO3 Nanoparticles, Rithin Kumar N B, Vincent Crasta and B M Praveen International Journal of Structural Integrity, vol. 06, Issue 3, pp. 338-354, 2015. 
18. Enhancement of Micro Structural Properties of PVA Doped with MWCNTs and Metal oxide Nanocomposites Films, Rithin Kumar N B, Vincent Crasta, B. M. Praveen and B. Shreeprakash AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1665, 140002 (2015).

Papers Presented in National Conference

1. Dielectric studies on BaCl2 doped Poly (vinyl alcohol), F Bhajantri,  A Harisha, Vincent Crasta, Suresh P Naik and V Ravindrachary, DAE Solid State Physics Symposium,  26 - 30th December 2003, Jiwaji University, Gwalior  
2. Effect of BaCl2 Doping on the Microstructure of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol), R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, A Harisha and Vincent Crasta, National Conference on Current Trends in Condensed Matter Research, 20 - 22 September 2004,  Kakathiya University, Warangal 
3. Growth and Characterization of a Chalcone Derivative Crystals, , Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary and R F Bhajantri, National Conference on Current Trends in Condensed Matter Research, 20 - 22 September 2004, Kakathiya University, Warangal 
4. Dopant induced microstructural study of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol), R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta and A Harisha, 49th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 26 - 30th December 2004, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 
5. Synthesis and Crystal Growth of an Organic NLO Crystal, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary and R F Bhajantri, 49th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 26 - 30th December 2004, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 
6. FTIR, DSC and XRD studies on Poly (vinyl alcohol) -Barium Chloride composite, R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta and A Harisha, Third National Conference on Polymers (Polymer blend and Composites) MACRO- 05, 15 – 16th April 2005, S J College of  Engineering, Mysore 
7. Electron beam and UV irradiation Studies of Poly (Vinylalcohol) - BaCl2 Composite, , A Harisha, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri and Vincent Crasta, Third National Conference on Polymers (Polymer blend and Composites) MACRO- 05,, 15 – 16th April 2005, S J College of Engineering, Mysore
8. DSC Studies on Electron irradiated BaCl2 Doped PVA, A Harisha, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri, Vincent Crasta and Ramakrishna, 50th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 5 - 9th December 2005, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
9. Effect of Ferric Chloride Doping on the micro-structural properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol), R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta and A Harisha, 50th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 5 - 9th December 2005, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
10. Effect of electron irradiation on KCl doped PVA, A Harisha, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri and Vincent Crasta, National Conference on “Novel Materials and Technologies (NCNMT-2006)”, February 17–18th, 2006, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
11. Optical, Dielectric and Microhardness Studies on a Nonlinear Optical Single Crystal, , Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri, A Harisha and P C Rajesh Kumar, National conference on Emerging trends in Physics, Electronics and Engineering sciences, Sept 25-26th, 2006, JSS College, Mysore
12. Effect of SHI Irradiation on Dielectric Properties of NLO Crystal, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta, R F Bhajantri and PC Rajesh Kumar, 17th National Symposium on Radiation Physics (NSRP-17) Nov.14-16th, 2007, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
13. Optical and XRD studies of an organic single crystal, National conference on Advance materials, Devices and Technologies,  20 – 22nd, Feb 2008, Sri Venkateshwara University, Tirupati.
14. Dielectric Studies on Swift Heavy Ions and Electron  Irradiated Organic Single Crystal,  , Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, p C Rajesh Kumar and S GAnesh, 55th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 26 - 30th December 2010, Manipal University, Manipal
15. Free volume dependent fluorescence property of PMMA composite: Positron annihilation studies, V Ravindrachary, S D Praveena, R F Bhajantri, Ismayil and Vincent Crasta, 57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 3 - 7th December 2012, IIT, Mumbai.
16. An electro active polymer as corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in hydrochloric acid medium, Rithin Kumar N B, B M Praveen and Vincent Crasta, National Conference on smart materials and technologies for emerging electronics, 8-9th March 2013, MITE, Moodubidri 
17. Structural and Optical Studies of an Organic Chalcone Derivative, Gananatha Shetty B, Vincent Crasta, Jayarama A, Anthoni Praveen Menezes, National Conference on smart materials and technologies for emerging electronics, 8-9th March 2013, MITE, Moodubidri
18. Micro Strucural studies of PVA doped with meal oxide Nanocomposites films, 58th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, 17 – 21st December 2013, Thapar Univeristy, Patiala, Punjab
19. Preparation and Characterisation of 4-Nitrochalcone Doped Poly (Vinyl Alcohol), 2nd National Conference on Condensed Matter Physics and Applications, (CMPA-2013) 27 –28th, December- 2013
20. Studies on structural, optical and mechanical properties of MWNT’s and WO3 nanoparticles doped PVA nanocomposites, National conference on current trends in scientific research for engineering applications (NCSEA-2014) during 17-18 July 2014, SJEC, Mangalore 
21. Preparation and characterisation of potassium chromate doped poly (vinyl alcohol), National conference on current trends in scientific research for engineering applications (NCSEA-2014) during 17-18 July 2014, SJEC, Mangalore
22. Structural and thermal studies of thiophene based noval chalcone material 3-(4-bromophenyl)-1-(2,5-dimethylthiophen-3-yl)prop-2-en-1-one, National conference on current trends in scientific research for engineering applications (NCSEA-2014) during 17-18 July 2014, SJEC, Mangalore 
23. Enhancement of Micro Structurul Properties of PVA Doped with MWCNT's and Metal oxide Nanocomposites films, 58th   DAE-solid State Physics Symposium 2014 on 16-20th December, 2014 at VIT University,  Vellore, Tanilnadu.
24. Structural and thermal Properties of a nonlinear chalcone material, Gananatha Shetty B, Vincent Crasta, Jayarama A, Rajesh Kumar PC, 7th Annual KSTA Conference on “Science, Technology and Productization – A Means for Growth” on 5-6th February 2015  organized by The Oxford College of Science, Bengaluru in association with the  Dept of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka
25. Enhancement in Physical Parameters of Nanoparticles Doped PVA Nanocomposites, Rithin Kumar N B, Vincent Crasta, B M Praveen, 7th Annual KSTA Conference on “Science, Technology and Productization – A Means for Growth” on 5-6th February 2015 organized by The Oxford College of Science, Bengaluru in association with the  Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of Karnataka. 
26. Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan - Polystyrene Polymer Blends, N P Mascarenhas, R A Gonsalves, J J Goveas, T C S Shetty, V Crasta, 60th DAE-solid State Physics Symposium 2015 on 21-25th December, 2015 at Amity University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Papers Presented in International Conference

1. Growth and Characterization of Chalcone derivative single crystal, Vincent Crasta, R.F. Bhajantri, Boja Poojari, International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG14), 09-13 August 2004, Granoble, France 
2. Growth, Characterization and Crystal Structure Analysis of 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(4- chlorophenyl)-2-propen-1-one, Vincent Crasta, V. Ravindrachary, S Lakshmi, S N Pramod, M A Shridar, J Shashidar Prasad, International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG14), 09-13 August 2004, Granoble, France
3. Single crystal X-ray diffraction, Optical and micro hardness studies on chalcone derivative single crystal, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri, S Naveen, M A Shridar, J Shashidhara Prasad, International conference on “Optics and Photonics” 31st  July – 4th August 2005, San Diego, USA
4. Optical, Dielectric and micro hardness studies of 1-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-propen-1-one, a nonlinear optical single crystal, Ravindrachary V, Vincent Crasta, Rajashekhar F B and  Harish a, International conference on “Optics and Photonics” 31st  July – 4th August 2005, San Diego, USA
5. Optical and Structural Studies on a Novel Organic Non- Linear Optical Crystal, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri, A Harisha, S Lakshmi, M A Shridar, J Shashidhara Prasad, International Conference on Optoelectronic Materials and Thin films for Advanced Technology  (OMTAT-2005), 24-27 October 2005, Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi, Kerala, India 
6. Effect of dopant KCl on the microstructure of the polymer PVA, R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta, A Harisha, International Conference on Optoelectronic Materials and Thin films for Advanced Technology (OMTAT-2005), 24-27 October 2005, Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi, Kerala, India 
7. Optical and Thermal Properties Electron and UV Irradiated Doped PVA, , A Harisha, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri and Vincent Crasta, International Conference on Optoelectronic Materials and Thin films for Advanced Technology  (OMTAT-2005), 24-27 October 2005, Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi, Kerala, India 
8. Microstructural study of Non-linear optically active Nano-composite, R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, Vincent Crasta, International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics (ICOL-2005), 12-15 December 2005, Dehradun, Uttaranchal India 
9. Optical, X-ray and micro hardness studies of a nonlinear optically active single crystal: 1-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-propen-1-one, Vincent Crasta, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri and A Harisha, International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics (ICOL-2005), 12-15 December 2005, Dehradun, Uttaranchal India 
10. UV-Vis, FT-IR and DSC studies on electron beam irradiated Poly vinyl alcohol (PVA) doped with barium chloride, A Harisha, V Ravindrachary, R F Bhajantri and Vincent Crasta,  International Conference on Optics & Optoelectronics (ICOL-2005), 12-15 December 2005, Dehradun, Uttaranchal India 
11. Optical, thermal, Dielectric and micro hardness studies on a nonlinear optical single crystal, V Ravindrachary,  Vincent Crasta, P C Rajesh Kumar, , R F Bhajantri, A Harisha, International conference on Photonics 2006,  13 - 16th December, 2006, Hyderabad 
12. Optical properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol) doped with NLO compound, R F Bhajantri, V Ravindrachary, A Harisha and Vincent Crasta,  International conference on Photonics 2006,  13 - 16th December, 2006, Hyderabad
13. Optical and Fluorescence studies on Chalcone derivative doped PMMA,  International conference on Polychar 18, April 7 – 10th, 2010 at Siegen, Germany 
14. Crystal growth, NLO properties of a pseudo-symmetric organic crystal, ICAMA, 4 – 5th , March 2011, Kalasalingam University, Tamilnadu
15. FT-IR and Dielectric Studies on SHI and Electron Irradiated Chalcone Derivative, ICMAT – 11, 26 June to 1st July, 2011, Singapore
16. Optical and Structural Properties of Organic NLO Single Crystal, ICMAT – 11, 26 June to 1st July, 2011, Singapore
17. Studies of the effect of nanoparticle dopants and blending of different polymers on Physical, Electrical, Optical and Micro structural properties of PVA - a Review, Rithin Kumar NB, Srinath Pai, Vincent Crasta and Shreeprakash B, “International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials & Emerging Engineering Technologies” (ICANMEET-2013) 24th -26th, July, 2013, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India 
18. Presented a research paper titled “Preparation and Electrical properties of 4-Nitrochalcone doped PVA” in the International symposium in Innovations in Materials, Science and Technology – Current scenario (ISIMST-2014) held at Sardar Patel University, Gujarat during March 14-15, 2014
19. Studies on Structural , Optical and Mechanical properties of  MWCNT's and ZnO nano-particles doped PVA nanocomposites" in International conference on  Frontiers in Nanoscience, Technology and Applications (FINSTA'14) on 20-22rd December 2014 at Sri Sathya Sai lnstitute of Higher Learning  Prashanthinilayam, Andhra Pradesh

Research Guidance

Guiding 5 Research Scholars leading to Ph D

Research Project

1.Project Title: “Irradiation Effects on Some Organic NLO Crystals and doped Polymers”

Fuding Agency: Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India

Project Duration: 2012 - 2014

Project Outcome: Presented two papers in the national conferences

2. Project Title: Growth, characterization and properties of photonic materials

Funding Agency: VTU

Project duration: 2013 - 2014

Project Outcome: Published one paper in the international journal

Workshop Attend

a) Workshop on Engineering Physics Teaching Methodology in Theory and Practicals, 5th -6th, September 2002, Sapthagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore
b) Workshop on “Rain Water Harvesting”, 4th May 2003, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore
c) “Effect of Swift heavy ions on photorefractive properties of dye-doped polymer films”, 9th to 13th April 2004, Nuclear Science Centre, New Delhi
d) Attended Staff  development programme, 29th to 31st August 2005, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore
e) Revised Engineering Physics syllabus, 9th September 2006, Sri. Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore  
f) Nano-materials and Devices (NMD-07), 16th – 17th August, 2007, NMAMIT, Nitte
g) Soft skills train-  the – trainer workshop, 4th – 6th August 2008, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore
h) Workshop on “Funding Agencies for research projects and designing project proposals:, 19th December 2008, St. Agnes College, Mangalore
i) Workshop on “Facilities of UGC-DAE Consortium For Scientific Research” 6 – 7th September 2010 at Manipal University, Manipal
j) Workshop on “Challenging Area in Science and Technology” 21-22nd March, 2012 at Mangalore Institute of Technology and Engineering, Moodabidri.
k) Workshop on LaTeX Software, 22nd May, 2013 at St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor. 
l) Faculty development programme on outcome based education, 10-12th July 2014, St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor. 
m) National seminar on X-Ray crystallography, 16th December 2014, St. Aloysius College, Mangaluru

Workshops/Seminars organized

1 Two-day workshop on “Know Science" to the Science teachers of high schools of Dakshina Kannada District on 28th & 29th July, 2009, sponsored by SJEC
2 One-day workshop on “Electronics and Computer Science” to the Science teachers of high schools of Mangalore City and rural on 18th January 2011 sponsored by Pilikula Science Centre 
3 One-day workshop on “Laser Science” to the Science teachers of high schools of Mangalore City and rural on 22nd November 2011 sponsored by Pilikula Science Centre
4 One day workshop on “Basics of Physics and Career Guidance” to the SSLC Students on 31st January 2012 sponsored by Pilikula Science Centre and SJEC
5 One Day Workshop on  “Technical Education Awareness” to the II PUC Students of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts on 16th January 2013 sponsored by SJEC
6 One-day workshop on “Technical Education Awareness” to the II PUC Students of Dakshina Kannada on 18th November 2013 sponsored by SJEC
7 National Conference on “Current Trends in Scientific Research for Engineering Applications” [NCSEA-2014] on 17th and 18th of July, 2014 sponsored by SJEC

Details of membership in Professional bodies

1. Life member of ISTE
2. Life Member of Association of Mangalore University Physics Teachers

Details of Membership in Academic Bodies

1. Member of BOE - NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, 2014-15
2. Member of BOE - VTU, Belgaum - 2015 -16

Administrative Responsibilities

Dean - Student Welfare and Alumni Affairs
Professor and Head, Department of Physics 

Interests / Hobbies

Reading, Music, Playing