Dr Rashmi Prashantha

Dr. B J Rashmi

Assistant Professor|Department of Chemistry


Dr B J Rashmi Prashanth has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, RUAS since September 2019. Her research mainly focuses on polymers, polymer blends, biopolymers and their nanocomposites. Her specific topics of study are reactive rotational moulding, rheology, morphology and structure-property relationships. Dr Rashmi has published 13 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, presented at a number of international conferences. Having been invited to talk at international conferences, she has visited more than 10 countries. She has been a part of national and regional projects, programs with industries and European projects (Horizon 2020, Hydrax and Interreg). She has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students.
She obtained her MSc (General Chemistry) from Kuvempu University and PhD (Material Science) (molécules et matière condensée) from Institut Mines-Telecom, IMT Lille-Douai in France. She did her postdoctoral research in Mines Douai, the Department of Polymers and Composites Technology and Mechanical Engineering on the development of organic conducting materials for thermocouple applications.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Material Science

    Institut Mines-Telecom, IMT Lille-Douai FRANCE

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry

    Kuvempu University, Shimoga

  • B.Sc. (PCM)

    Mysore University (SAFGC Channarayapatna)

Experience

Total Experience: 14 years

Research Scientist — R & D, Biocon (2006)

Research Engineer — Department of Polymers and Composites Technology and Mechanical Engineering, Mines Douai, IMT, Lille-Douai (2007−2008)

Research Engineer (PhD) — Department of Polymers and Composites Technology and Mechanical Engineering, Mines Douai, IMT, Lille-Douai (2008−2012)

Postdoctoral fellow — Department of Polymers and Composites Technology and Mechanical Engineering, Mines Douai, IMT, Lille-Douai (2013−2015)

Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherché (ATER) — Chemistry, University of Lille, 59000 (2016 – March 2019)

Assistant Professor — Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (01−09−2019 to Till date)

Research Interest: Polymers, Biopolymers, Polymer Composites; Nanomaterials and Synthesis in organic chemistry, Processing: Rotational molding, Extrusion, Injection molding, Compression molding, Characterization: thermal and thermomechanical properties: TGA, DSC, DMA; optical properties of films; gas permeability; mechanical properties: tensile and impact; electrical conductivity; FTIR spectroscopy, Melt Rheology

Keywords

  • Biopolymers
  • Polymer Composites
  • Nanomaterials and Synthesis in organic chemistry
  • Processing
  • Melt Rheology
  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • electrical conductivity

Ph.D. Dissertation:

  1. Reactive Rotational Molding and Rotational Foam Molding of Bio-based polymers”

National Conference Paper Presentations: 2

  1. B. J. Rashmi, C. Loux, K. Prashantha, Large strain shape memory behaviour of bio based TPU blends, Recent Advances in Material Science”, Mangalore University, Field Marshal K.M.Cariappa College, 5th February 2019.
  2. B. J. Rashmi, Biobased blend nanocomposites for automobile applications, RTCBMS 18, Kuvempu University, Kadur, India, 26th and 27th February 2018.

International Conference Papers: 8

  1. B. J. Rashmi, Kalappa Prashantha, M‑F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Selective Localization of Halloysite Nanotubes in Poly (lactic acid)/ Polyamide 11 Blends: An Effective Approach to Improve Ductility Without Sacrificing Stiffness and Strength, One day International Symposium on Advanced Materials, JSSSTU, Mysuru, India, 27th December 2017.
  2. B. J. Rashmi, Kalappa Prashantha, M‑F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Polymer nanocomposites for Biconducting thermocouple applications’, International Conference on Advanced Material & Technology (ICMAT-16), 26 – 28 May 2016.
  3. B. J. Rashmi, K. Prashantha, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Toughening of poly(lactic acid) without sacrificing stiffness and strength by melt-blending with polyamide 11 and selective localization of halloysite nanotubes, 31st International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-31), Jeju Island, Korea, 7 – 11 June 2015
  4. B. J. Rashmi, D. Rusu, K. Prashantha, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Development of bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes formulations using corn-derived chain extender for reactive rotational molding, GFP-BPG 2013, Roubaix, 18 – 21 November 2013
  5. B. J. Rashmi, D. Rusu, K. Prashantha, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Development of water blown biobased thermoplastic polyurethane foams, International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (ICRAM-2012), Vellore, India, 20 – 22 February 2012
  6. J. Soulestin, S. Alix, B. J. Rashmi, S. Bourbigot1, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Influence of the dispersion degree on the mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 nanocomposites films, PPS 27, 27th World Congress of the Polymer Processing Society, Marrakech, Morocco, 10 – 14 May 2011, N°1139- F, pp 175 – 180
  7. J. Soulestin, B. J. Rashmi, S. Bourbigot1, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Influence of the dispersion degree on the in-use properties of polyamide 6 nanocomposites films, PPS 2010 Istanbul Régional Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, 20 – 23 October 2010, CD-ROM, N°S11-98, pp 202
  8. B. J. Rashmi, J. Soulestin, C. Poisson, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Optimisation des propriétés d’usage de films monocouche polyamide 6 et multicouches polyéthylène / liant / polyamide 6 par incorporation de nanorenforts plaquettaires, Journée Industrielle Nanomatériaux”, Institut Carnot M.I.N.E.S., Paris, 24 January 2008

International Journal Papers: 12 (Peer Review Journals) (H factor:8)

  1. B. J. Rashmi, K. Prashantha, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Scalable production of multifunctional bio-based polyamide 11/​graphene nanocomposites by melt extrusion processes via masterbatch approach, Advances in Polymer Technology, 2017 DOI: 10.1002/adv.21757 [JCR Impact Factor: 1.114]
  2. B. J. Rashmi, C. Loux, K. Prashantha, Bio-Based Thermoplastic polyurethane and polyamide 11 bio-alloys with excellent shape memory behaviour, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol.134, N°20, #44794, 2017 [JCR Impact Factor: 1.866]
  3. B. J. Rashmi, K. Prashantha, M.-F. Lacrampe, P. Krawczak, Toughening of poly(lactic acid) without sacrificing stiffness and strength by melt-blending with polyamide 11 and selective localization of halloysite nanotubes, Express Polymer Letters, Vol 9, N°8, pp 721 – 735, 2015. DOI: 10.3144/expresspolymlett.2015.67, [JCR Impact Factor: 4.219]
  4. K. Prashantha, B. J. Rashmi, V. Kumar, K. Pai, Preparation and characterization of poly(2- hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and castor oil based uralkyds interpenetrating polymer networks, Polymers & Polymer Composites, Vol 23, N°4, pp 223 – 228, 2015. [JCR Impact Factor: 0.256].
  5. S. Abdallah-Elhirtsi, B. J. Rashmi, J. Fitoussi, K. Prashantha, S. Farzaneh, M.-F. Lacrampe, P.Krawczak, A. Tcharkhtchi, Study of partial shape memory effect of polymers by multicycle tests, Polymer Composites, Vol 36, N°6, pp 1145 – 1151, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/pc.23472, [JCR Impact Factor: 2.004]
  6. K Prashantha, B J Rashmi, JH Lee, Processing and characterization of carbon nanotube filled poly(2‑hydroxyethylmethacrylate) nanocomposites, High Performance Polymers 25(1) 97 – 103, 2013. [JCR Impact Factor: 0.850]
  7. B J Rashmi, D Rusu, K Prashantha, MF Lacrampe, P Krawczak, Development of water blown thermoplastic polyurethane foams using bio derived chain extender. Journal of Applied Polymer Science 128(1), 292 – 303, 2013.[JCR Impact Factor:1.233]
  8. B J Rashmi, D Rusu, K Prashantha, M‑F Lacrampe, P Krawczak, Development of bio-based thermoplastic polyurethanes formulations using corn-derived chain extender for reactive rotational molding, eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 7(10), 852 – 862, 2013. DOI:10.3144/expresspolymlett.2013.82
  9. B J Rashmi, D Rusu, K Prashantha, MF Lacrampe, P Krawczak, Development of water blown bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane foams, Advanced Materials Research, 584, 361 – 365, 2012.
  10. J Soulestin, B J Rashmi, S Bourbigot, MF Lacrampe, P Krawczak, Mechanical and optical properties of polyamide 6/​clay nanocomposite cast-films: Influence of the exfoliation degree, Macromol Mater Eng, 2012. 297(5), 444 – 454, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201100202
  11. K Prashantha, JH Lee, B J Rashmi, T V Venkatesha, KV Pai, X Wang, Effect of polyaniline functionalized carbon nanotubes addition on the positive temperature coefficient behavior of carbon black/high-density polyethylene nanocomposites, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 7(2), 223 – 228, 2008. [JCR Impact Factor:1.800]
  12. K Prashantha, B J Rashmi, TV Venkatesha, JH Lee, Spectral characterization of apatite formation on titanium dioxide filled poly (2‑hydroxyethylmethacrylate) nanocomposites film. Spectrochimica Acta Part‑A, 65, 340 – 344, 2006. [JCR Impact Factor:1.977]

  1. Best Paper Award for Large strain shape memory behavior of bio based TPU blends’, in National seminar on Recent Advances in Material Science”, Mangalore University, Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa College, 5th February 2019.
  2. Best Paper Award from JSSSTU, Mysuru, India in One day International Symposium on Advanced Materials’, 27th December 2017, for Selective Localization of Halloysite Nanotubes in Poly (lactic acid)/ Polyamide 11 Blends: An Effective Approach to Improve Ductility Without Sacrificing Stiffness and Strength.
  3. Best Paper Award from JSSSTU, Mysuru, India in International Conference on Advanced Material & Technology (ICMAT-16), 26 – 28 May 2016, for Polymer nanocomposites for Biconducting thermocouple applications’.
  4. Best Paper Award for Development of water blown bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane foams’ from Vellore, India, 20 – 22 February 2012, International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (ICRAM-2012).