Dr. H. C. Ananda Murthy has been a committed and dedicated faculty member at various prestigious universities in India, Tanzania and Ethiopia for the last 24 years. He is currently working as Associate Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia, East Africa. He completed his B.Sc. (1995) and M.Sc. (1997) in Chemistry from Bangalore University, India. He also obtained M.Phil. (2006) from Bharathidasan University, India. Then he was awarded Ph.D. (2012) for his work on composite materials from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India. He has authored number of books, compendia, book chapters and published more than 105 research/review articles in the journals of international repute and presented many papers in national as well as international conferences. He has been a guest editor for journal of nanomaterials and journal of renewable materials. He is also a review editor of Frontiers in Catalysis journal and Editorial board member of Annals of Applied Science journal. He has 4 patents to his credit. He has delivered many invited talks at various platforms. He has taught various chemistry courses to UG, PG, and Ph.D., students of the universities and supervised 7 M.Sc. and 1 Ph.D., students. He is currently guiding 2 M.Sc. and 8 Ph.D. students (1 awarded). His research interest mainly includes synthesis and applications of composite materials and Nano-materials. He has successfully completed a 2 projects sanctioned by Adama science and Technology University, Ethiopia and National Innovation Foundation of India (NIFI). He is currently associated with research projects related to green synthesis of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles/nanocomposites for multifunctional applications.
Synthesis of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for Photocatalytic, chemical sensor and biomedical applications