Year 2016

  • Dr. J P GUPTA, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Trust for petroleum Technology, Rae Bareli (Jan 20,2016):
    What a place to visit PPISR! Great beginnings, for greater achievements, are in store. Your young scientists are full of enthusiasm and working up on exciting problems of immense interest. Our best wishes.

  • Sri V P BHANDARKAR, Thermax Limited, Pune (Feb 23, 2016):
    Fascinated by the amount of work that is being done. You have an excellent team highly passionate and working in widely diversified areas. Great to see the amount of progress being made in such a short time. My best wishes.

  • Dr. GIRISH RAO, Shell Technology Centre, Bangalore (Mar 3, 2016):
    A very productive one-day visit for me. The enthusiasm and high quality of the faculty and students was very impressive and the genuine willingness to engage and work with industry was appreciated. HH Swamiji’s vision many years ago is now bearing fruit which is great to see.

Year 2012

  • Nov 7, 2012: Dr. Nagendra, Professor and HOD of Biotechnology, MVIT Engineering College, Bangalore, delivered a lecture on "Essential bioinformatics for biologists".

  • Nov 2, 2012: Dr. Shyamprasad, Asst. Professor from Life Science Center, Manipal delivered a talk titled "Introduction to nano-biotechnology".

  • Oct 8, 2012: Dr. T. S. Suryanarayanan, Director, Vivekanda Institute of Tropical Mycology (VINSTROM), Chennai, delivered a talk "Biodiversity in the Amazon forests".

  • Oct 1, 2012: Dr. K. K. Mahesh, Scientist, Materials Research Center, Faculdade de Ciencias Tecnologia, Portugal gave a talk "Ni-Ti Shape memory and their characterization".

  • Nov 7, 2012: Dr. Nagendra, Professor and HOD of Biotechnology, MVIT Engineering College, Bangalore, delivered a lecture on "Essential bioinformatics for biologists".

  • Sep 12, 2012: Dr. Jagjit Nanda, Scientist, ORNL, Tennessee, USA delivered a lecture on "High Energy electrodes and 3D architecture for advanced lithium batteries and beyond".

  • Sep 5, 2012: Dr. Thomas Proffen, Director, Neutron Data Analysis and Visualization Division, Oakridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA, delivered a lecture on "Structural characterization of complex materials using total scattering".

  • Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL) is a subsidiary on ONGC, Govt. of India. The Refinery has facilities to process petroleum crudes of various API with a high degree of Automation. Mr. S. Ramesh, General Manager(QC and R&D) visited PPISR on 7th March 2012 and discussed the possibility of collaborative research and technical service.

  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., (HPCL) is premier Govt. of India Enterprise which operates two major refineries at Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam produce a variety of petroleum fuels and specialties. HPCL is in the process of setting up its Corporate R&D Centre bengaluru with nine research laboratories including crude Evaluation and fuels Hydro processing , FCC Catalysis and Bio-Processes. On 8th March 2012, four delegates including Dr. N. V. Choudary, General Manager (R&D), Mr. Sriganesh Gandham, Executive Director (R&D) visited PPISR, and showed interest in collaborating with PPISR. In connection to that HPCL team of Dr. P.V.C. Rao,(DGM,R&D),R. Ravishankar and Dr. K. Ramesh visited PPISR on 5th April 2012 and discussed with Catalysis group about a collaborative project in the area of catalysis.

  • Dr. Balachandra Hegde, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute of University of Southern California, USA. Delivered a lecture on “Application of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) in the Structural study of membrane Bound Proteins” on 25th May 2012.

  • Dr. G.Murali Dhar, Formerly, Director Grade Scientist Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun presently, Senior professor at Chemical Engineering Dept. GVPCE Visakhapatnam, visited PPISR on 7th June 2012 and delivered lecture on “Nanostructured ordered Mesoporous Materials as Supports for Hydrotreating Applications.

  • Dr. Sanjeev Maradur, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA gave a talk on “Carbon materials from biomass utilization and catalysis for biomass conversion/refinery” on 14th May 2012.

  • Online lectures were conducted for PPISR students by Dr. B. Vishwanathan, NCCR, IIT Madras and topics covered during the online sessions are:”Effect of nitrogen doping in TiO2 for photo catalytic applications”, “Chemical and electrochemical energy systems” and “Acidity and basicity of catalysts”.

Year 2011

  • Prof. Prashant V. Kamat, John A. Zahm, Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory and Concurrent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Bio molecular Engineering University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame USA. Visited PPISR on 30 Dec, 2011 and delivered lectures on ‘Nanostructured assemblies and light energy conversion’ and ‘Publish or perish-Increasing the impact of scientific research’

  • Prof. Fun Hoong Kun, Professor, School of Physics, Universiti Sain Malaysia spoke on "Structure determination of Natural products by X-ray" on 15th December 2011

  • Shell Technology India Centre, Bangalore, a part of Royal Dutch Shell, is involved in R & D of upstream exploration and downstream chemical, gas and petroleum refinery operations, and bio fuels. A meeting was held on 1 December 2011 at PPISR for research collaboration to work in an area related to the Shell's interest. Dr. Laxmi Narasimhan, General Manger, R&D and Dr. Madusudan Rao, Scientist, attended the meeting on behalf of Shell India and all the members of Materials Science were present on behalf of PPISR. Later, PPISR team visited Shell Technology Centre, Bangalore to see their advanced research facilities in their R & D

  • Axens is a French company involved internationally in advanced technologies, catalysts, adsorbents and services to the refining, petrochemical, gas and alternative fuels industries. Mr. Jean Sentenac, Chairman and CEO and Mr Jean-Paul Margotin, Managing Director, from Axens, France and Mr. Suresh, Chairman Axens India visited PPISR on 19th November 2011 and discussed about the possibility of collaborative research

  • Dr. K. S. Rane, former Head of Chemistry Department, Goa University was invited to PPISR and he gave a talk on ‘Metal complexes as catalysts in enhancing oxygen scavenging action of hydrazine in boiler feed water’ on October 10 2011 in Bidalur campus

  • June 5 and 6, 2012: Founder's Day celebrated, inaugurated by Prof. G. U. Kulkarni, of the Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, JNCASR, Bangalore. The valedictory function was presided by HH Sri Vibhudesha Teertha Swamiji and also graced by Prof. Prahlada, Director, Defense Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune, Sri K. S. Rangappa, VC, Open University Mysore and Sri Raj Mohan, Deputy Director, ICMR, Bangalore.

  • Dr. Veda Ramaswamy, retired Scientist G from Chemical Physics laboratory, Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai gave a talk on, "Structural studies of microporous, crystalline molecular sieves of MFI type by Powder X-ray diffraction under non-ambient conditions" on 21 September 2011

  • The famous Educationist and the Honorary Director of Poornaprajna Institute of Faculty Improvement, Bengaluru, Dr. Gururaja Karajagi, visited our Campus on the auspicious day of Akshaya Thriteeya May 6, 2011 in the presence of the Chairman H H Sri Vishwapriya Theertha Swamiji. The meeting which was attended by the faculty and students of PPISR began with a welcome address by the Director followed by the blessing of Swamiji. Then Dr. Gururaja Karajagi addressed the gathering and shared his experiences on the importance of achieving a doctoral degree. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the founder chairman H H Sri Vibudhesha Theertha Swamiji's vision of retaining the talents within the country.

  • Professor Seetharama A Acharya from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, USA visited PPISR on February 15, 2011 with an aim of collaboration on PEGylation Technology. PPISR arranged a meeting with him and his USA and Indian associates to discuss about the implementation of PEGylation technology at PPISR. Prof. Acharya in his presentation on ‘EAF PEGylation Technology’ mentioned about his good old association with the members of PPISR management and wished to help this institute by doing research on PEGylation technology. His enthusiastic approach in establishing a technology centre at PPISR materialized in offering him Distinguished Visiting Professorship in biological Sciences of PPISR. He accepted this offer and agreed for initiating his research activities at PPISR.

  • Dr. Amudheswari, the Director of the Indo-French Centre (IFC), New Delhi along with her team comprising of Mr. Mural and Dr. Rao visited the campus on February 08, 2011. After an overview of research activities of PPISR presented to her group; she opined that ‘Though she was biased to visit the campus, was very much impressed on visit in person to the campus and meeting the vibrant and enthusiastic team of dedicated researchers under the leadership of the Director Dr. A B Halgeri’. She also discussed various kinds of possible collaborations that are encouraged by IFC and gave our faculty a brief idea of how to put in effective proposals for funds and make collaborations.

  • A team of faculty from Siddaganga Institute of Technology Tumkur visited Bidalur Campus on an Academic Interaction Understanding with PPISR. Among the team were Dr. K.L. Shivabasappa, head of the department of chemical engineering Dr. Raghavendra Char Pavgada, Dr. Naveen Nagaraj who are faculty in the same department. The faculty members of PPISR presented an overview of PPISR and talks on their fields of research. After a visit to the laboratories, faculty from both institutes agreed upon some collaborative research. The SIT professors also invited the PPISR faculty to their institute.

Year 2010

  • Dec 30: Prof. T. M. Aminbhavi, Reliance Life Sciences, Mumbai.

  • Nov 28: A US delegation of scientists and delegates working on Environment, Safety, Security, Health and Industrial Hygiene, whose visit to our campus was arranged by Prof. B.S. Jai Prakash (Honorary Professor of PPISR).

  • Oct 18: Dr. R. K. Sahu, Feinstein Institute of Medical Research, New York delivered a talk FTIR spectroscopy in disease diagnosis.

  • Oct 20: Dr. Anil Halgeri, Surgeon, Hubli, Karnataka, India.

  • June 10: Prof J. F. Baumard, CNRS, Paris, Prof. C. Delmas, ICMCB, Bordeaux, J. Etorneau, ICMCB, Bordeaux, and B. Raveau, CRISMAT, Caen.

  • Aug 6: Prof. Yuri Bilu, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Bordeaux, France.


Corporate Office: Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research No 4,16th Cross, Sadashivnagar, Bangalore, Ph: 080-23611836
Research Centre: Poornaprajna Institute of Scientific Research, Poornaprajnapura, Bidalur(post), Near Woodrich, Devanahalli, Bangalore, Ph: 080-23611836

© 2014 PPISR All rights reserved.