Dr. Roopa, S received B.Eng. and M.Sc., (Eng) degree in Polymer Science and Technology from University of Mysore, Mysore, India in 1994 and 1998 respectively. She received Ph.D., degree on the topic of “Polyurethane Interpenetrating Polymer Networks” from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, India in 2013. Currently, she is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Technology, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, JSS S& T University, Mysore, India and has 20 years of teaching experience. She has worked on research projects funded by various academic agencies like AICTE, KSCST, VTU and has authored and co-authored several technical papers published in International journals. She is an Associate member of the Indian Rubber Institute (AMIRI) and life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE).

Email Address
roopasm2000@sjce.ac.in
Education Qualification (All qualification including diploma)

Ph.D, From Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum
M.Sc.(Engg), From University of Mysore, Mysore
B.E., From University of Mysore, Mysore

Research and Development

As co-investigator, Completed AICTE (R&D) Project entitled “Investigation on membrane applications of elastomeric materials” (Grant: 6.0 Lakhs)
As co-Investigator, Completed VTU (R&D) Project entitled "Investigation on thermoset plastic grind waste and naturally occurring mineral fillers incorporate d hybrid rubber composites" (Grant : 7.5 Lakhs)

Journals Published

12

Conferences Presented

19

Research and Development projects Awarded

2

Training Programs attended
50
Training Programs conducted and coordinated
4
Number of PhD students pursuing
2
Research Interests

Rubber compounding
Interpenetrating polymer networks / Green composites
Sustainable/ecofriendly rubber compounds
Liquid rubber

List of Publication

(a) List of Papers Published
1. Siddaramaiah, S.Roopa, U.Premakumar and A.Varadarajulu: "Sorption and Diffusion of Aldehydes and Ketones into Natural Rubber Blends", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 67 (1998) 101- 112 (IF- 0.88).
2. Siddaramaiah and S.Roopa: "Sorption and Diffusion of Alkane Penetrants into Natural Rubber Blends", J. Polym. Matl., 15 (1998) 31-37, (IF- 0.4).
3. Siddaramaiah, S.Roopa and U.Premakumar: "Sorption and Diffusion of Substituted Aromatic Penetrants into Natural Rubber Blends", Polymer, 39 (17) 1998, 3925-3931 (IF- 0.979).
4. Siddaramaiah, S.Roopa and K.H.Guruprasad: “Interaction of Crosslinked EPDM blends with Chlorinated Organic Penetrants”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 88 (5) (2003) 1366-1375, (IF- 1.017).
5. Siddaramaiah, S.Roopa and K.H.Guruprasad: “Interaction of Crosslinked EPDM/SBR Blends with Carbonyl Penetrants”, J. Polym. Engg., 23 (1) (2003) 55-57, (IF- 0.47).
6. Siddaramaiah, H.Kumar, S.Roopa, B.K.K.Swamy and T.M.Aminbhavi: "Computer Simulation Method to Calculate Concentration Profiles in PU/PS IPN Membranes", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 90 (1) (2003) 122-128, (IF- 1.017).
7. H.Kumar, Siddaramaiah and S.Roopa: "Chemical and Tensile Properties of Unsaturated Polyester and Polyacrylonitrile Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Network Coated Bamboo Fibers", J. Reinforced Plastics & Composites, 24 (2) (2005) 215-218, (IF- 1.5).
8. Siddaramaiah, P.Mallu, S.Roopa, H.Somashekarappa and R.Somashekar: “Physico-mechanical, Optical and WAXS Studies on Castor Oil Based PU/Polyacrylate IPNs”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 95 (3) (2005) 764-773, (IF- 1.072).
9. S.Roopa and Siddaramaiah: “Effect of Meta Kaolin Filler on the Physico-mechanical Properties and Chemical Resistance of Chain Extended Polyurethane”, J. Reinforced Plastics & Composites, 26 (7) (2007) 681-686, (IF- 1.5).
10. Roopa, S., and Siddaramaiah: “Mechanical, Thermal and Morphological Behaviors of Castor Oil Based PU/PS Interpenetrating Polymer Network - Metakaolin Composites”, J. Macromol. Sci.-Pure & Appl. Chem., A47 (7) (2010) 689 – 696 (IF- 0.81).
11. Roopa, S., and Siddaramaiah, “Mechanical, Thermal and Morphological Behaviors of Coconut Shell Powder Filled PU/PS Biocomposites”, Advanced Materials Research, 123-125 (2010) 331-334
12. S. Rohini Thimmaiah, S. Roopa and Siddaramaiah “Studies on Untreated and Silane Treated Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Incorporated Natural Rubber Vulcanizates” Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science 1 (4) (2013) 213-220, (IF- 2.63).

(b) Papers presented at the Conference
1) S. Roopa and Siddaramaiah: “Interaction of crosslinked EPDM blends with chlorinated organic penetrants”, Macro 2000, Proce. of Natl. Symp. on Polym. & Comp., 1-2 Dec 2000, p.121, DMSRDE, Kanpur
2) Siddaramaiah, H.Kumar, S.Roopa B.K.K.Swamy and T.M.Aminbhavi: "A Computerlation Method to Calculate Concentration Profiles in PU/PS IPN Membranes”, Presented in Natl. Sem. on Pollution Control-Recent Advances in Membrane Sci. &Tech., held at AC Tech., Anna University, Chennai, during 8 & 9 th May 2002
3) Siddaramaiah and Roopa.S. “Effect of Heat and Oil ageing on the Properties of EPDM/SBR blends”. International Conference on Polymers in Information and Communication Technology, organized by Dept. of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin and Techni University of Endhoven, The Netherlands, held on 12th December 2002
4) Siddaramaiah, Roopa.S, Guruprasad. K.H and Kameshwari Devi. S.H. “Effect of Crosslinking systems on Curing Behaviour and Mechanical Properties of Acrylonitrile Butadiene and PVC blends” ”. International Conference on Polymers in Information and Communication Technology, organized by Dept. of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin and Technical University of Endhoven, The Netherlands, held on 12th December 2002
5) Roopa.S, Shri Harish.M.N and Deepashri.V “Preparation and characterization of rubber compounds filled with thermoset industrial scrap” presented in National conference on The Emerging Areas in Chemistry (NACEAC-2009), organized by DOS in Chemistry, Mysore on 31/07/2009 & 1/08/2009
6) Roopa.S & Siddaramaih, “Effect of meta kaolin on physico-mechnical , thermal properties and chemical resistance of PU/PS IPNS” India International Conference & Expo _IIRC-2007, jointly orgasnized MSLU, IRI –Rajasthan Branch and HASETRI, on 1st-3rd Nov 2007 at Udaipur, Rajasthan.
7) Roopa, S., and Siddaramaiah: “Synthesis and characterization of cenosphere flyash filled PU/PS IPN composites”, 2nd Intl. Conf. on Polym. Processing and Characterization (ICPPC – 2010): January 15th - 17th, 2010, Kottayam, Kerala, India (Invited talk).
8) Roopa, S., Siddaramaiah, Sumanda Bandyopadhyay, P.Parameswara, R.Somashekar: “WAXS studies of coconut shell powder filled PU/PS IPN composites”, Intl. Conf. on Advances in Polym. Tech., (APT'10), organized by Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India, 26-27 th Feb. 2010.
9) Roopa, S., and Siddaramaiah, “Mechanical, Thermal and Morphological Behaviors of Coconut Shell Powder Filled PU/PS Biocomposites”, 3rd Intl. Conf. on Multi-functional materials and structures (MFMS 2010), held at Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea, 14 - 18th September 2010.
10) Supriya D.S and Roopa, S., “Study on the effect of acrylic acid on the performance of acrylate pressure sensitive adhesives”, National seminar on Recent trends in polymer Science & Technology -2013 (NSRTPST -2013), organized by Dept of Polymer Science & Tech., S.K. University, Ananthpur (AP) on 29th & 30th June 2013.
11) Roopa, S., Nischay K.S. and Siddaramaiah “ Effect of industrially generated thermoset grind waste powder on the cure characteristics, physic-mechanical and swelling properties of NR/SBR vulcanisates”, ” National seminar on Recent trends in polymer Science & Technology -2013 (NSRTPST -2013), organized by Dept of Polymer Science & Tech., S.K. University, Ananthpur (AP) on 29th & 30th June 2013.
12) Chandresh, M. P, Siddaramaiah and Roopa, S., “Effect of liquid isoprene rubber on natural rubber vulcanizates" IRMRA-CII Rubber Conference-2015 (ICRC 2015) on “Empowering the rubber and allied industry through Indigenization, Innovation on Technology, Materials and Processes, jointly organized by Indian Rubber Manufacturers research Association (IRMRA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mumbai, on 16-17th December 2015, Abstract pp. 32
13) Prashanth Kumar, V and Roopa, S “Polymer / carbon nanotube composites for high accuracy piezoresistive strain sensing and biomedical applications” National Seminar & Workshop on Functional Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment and Health, Organized by Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Sponsored by DST, on March 21-22, 2016
14) Gururaj Thilagar and Roopa, S “Multifunctional hybrid of polymer-iron oxide based nano materials with modified surface chemistry for biomedical applications – An overview” National Seminar & Workshop on Functional Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment and Health, Organized by Mangalore University, Mangalagangothri, Sponsored by DST, on March 21-22, 2016
15) Sowmya B, Preethi S, A. B. Hemavathi, B. S. Madhukar, Roopa, S and Siddaramaiah “Preparation and characterization of PU/PMAA Based Interpenetrating Polymer Networks” International conference on advanced materials and technology (ICMAT 16) on 26-28th May 2016, organized by SJCE, Mysore.
16) Roopa, S and Siddaramaiah “Effect of Microsilica on the Performance of Epoxy/Polyurethane IPN Composites” International conference on advanced materials and technology (ICMAT 16) on 26-28th May 2016, organized by SJCE, Mysore.
17) Sagar T, B. S. Madhukar, Roopa, S and Siddaramaiah “ The effect of coconut shell powder content on the spectral, mechanical and thermal behavior of polyurethane green composites” International conference on advanced materials and technology (ICMAT 16) on 26-28th May 2016, organized by SJCE, Mysore.
18) Chandresh M. P, Roopa S., and Suryanarayanan M. R., “Toughening of polystyrene by polybutadiene/ liquid butadiene rubber master-batch”, 7th National conference on Novel Polymeric Materials (POLYCON-2017), 15th September 2017, Organized by department of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, Mysore
19) Madhukar B.S., Roopa, S., Ramya, P, Filip Tuomisto and Siddaramaiah “Structure-property relationships of polyurethane/curcumin green composites” International conference on Recent trends in Material Science and Technology (ICMST – 20018) 10th – 13th October 2018, Organized by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology and Material Research Society of India, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

(c) Book Chapters
1. Authored a book chapter entitled “Effect of thermoset waste powder on cure characteristics, physicomechanical and swelling properties of NR/SBR vulcanizates” Roopa S, Nischay K S., and Siddaramaiah in the book “Cost reduction in rubber processing” Edt., Hans Joachim Graf, 2014, Technobiz Communication co Ltd., USA., (ISBN: 978-616-90836-9-6)
2. S., Roopa and Siddaramaiah. "Effect of Cenosphere on the Performance of Polyurethane/Polystyrene Interpenetrating Polymer Network Green Composites." Emergent Research on Polymeric and Composite Materials. Edt., R. Somashekhar, IGI Global, 2018. 158-185. Web. 25 Sep. 2017. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-3023-7.ch007

Short term course attended:

1) Two day programme on “Educational utilization of Indian Standards”, sponsored by BIS, organized by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, SJCE, Mysore, from 28 to 29 th Jan 1998
2) Three day programme on “Faculty Induction Training Programme”, organized by ISTE-SJCE chapter , SJCE , Mysore from 15-17th Fed. 1999.
3) AICTE-ISTE sponsored short term training programme on “Rubber and Plastic Process Engineering”, organized by IIT, Kharagpur, from 7-11th June 1999.
4) AICTE-ISTE sponsored short term training programme on “Electrochemical and Nuclear Energy Systems”, organized by Dept. of Chemistry & Geology, PESCE, Mandya, from 21-31st Oct. 1999.
5) AICTE-ISTE sponsored short term training programme on “Managing Hazardous Wastes in the New Millenium (MHWNM)”, ORGANIZED BY Dept. of Environmental Engg., SJCE, Mysore, from 3rd to 15th Sept. 2001.
6) AICTE-ISTE sponsored short term training programme on “Recent Trends in Polymer Composites”, organized by Dept. of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, Mysore from 17th –29th Sept. 2001.
7) AICTE-ISTE sponsored short term training programme on “Computer Applications in Civil Engineering”, organized by Dept. of Civil Engineering, SJCE, Mysore from 8th to 19th Oct.2001.
8) Two weeks training programme on “ Recent trends in material science and mathematical modeling from 28th July to 9th August 2003, organized by the Dept. of Polymer Science & Technology and Dept. of Mathematics, sponsored by AICTE – ISTE
9) Actively involved to organize and participated in the 3rd National Conference on “Polymer Blends & Composites (MACRO 05)” held at Dept. of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, Mysore, on 15th and 16th April 2005.
10) Two Day Training programme on “Thermal Analysis Training” held on June 30th and July 1st 2005 at Bangalore, organized by TA Instruments
11) Training Programme on “AUTOCAD – 2D Drafting, MDT – 3D Modeling and Assembling, Mold flow – fill, cool and warp analysis” held at Amrutha Institute of Technology (AIT) Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on 16th to 24th August 2005.
12) Training programme on “IRON CAD” by Anuvikas of Adroitec, Bangalore, held at SJCE, Mysore, on 8th and 9th October 2005.
13) Two day programme on “Six Sigma – For Business Excellence” held on 16th and 17th December 2005 organized by Quality circle programme of India SJCE- Sci. and Tech. Entrepreneurs park, held at SJCE-STEP, Mysore
14) One day seminar on “Industrial & Automotive Rubber components Designing, Development and Testing”. Held on 8th April 2006 at Chennai, Organized by Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA), Thane.
15) One week programme on “Crash Course on Rubber Technology of PGD-IRI, held on 6th -10th June 2006 at SJCE, organized by IRI, National Education Committee (HQ)
16) One day work shop on “Municipal solid waste management and Plastics” on 25th August 2006, at Bangalore, Organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Ministry of Forest and Environment
17) Three day training programme on AUTODESK INVENTOR PROFESSIONAL 11 on 25th to 27th September 2006 at Dept. of PS&T, SJCE, Mysore.
18) Four day training programme “Fiber rainforced plastics (FRP) Technology”, organized by Karnataka Association of FRP Industries, held on 15th to 18th May 2007 at Bangalore.
19) Three day workshop on “UGS – Solid edge” on 23rd – 25th july 2007 at SJCE, Mysore organized by Visweswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum
20) Two day Science and Technology workshop on “Natural and synthetic Latices in rubber products” on 18 - 19th of April 2008, organized by Asia Pacific Elastomer Science & Technology (APEST), at Kochi, Kerala
21) Three day workshop on “Manufacturing aspect of rubber Products” on 29 – 31st Aug 2008 at SJCE, Mysore, jointly organized by Indian Rubber Institute and Dept of Polymer Science & Technology.
22) Pro-E CAD software programme (60 hours) at Central Institute of Plastics Engg. & Testing (CIPET), Hebbal Industrial Area, Mysore on 2/01/2009 to 30/01/09, organized by CIPET, Mysore.
23) One day seminar on “Scientific Writing and Publication” on 2nd Dec 2009 at JSS University, Mysore, organized by JSS Medical College, JSS University
24) Workshop on Research methodologies on 29th & 30th December 09 organized by VTU e – learning centre at SJCE, Mysore.
25) Workshop on VTU Thesis development using Latex on 31st December 09 organized by VTU e – learning at SJCE, Mysore.
26) Winter school on polymers-Synthesis, characterization and applications, on 20/12/2010 – 24/12/2010 held at Dept. of Materials Engineering, IISc, Bangalore.
27) Crash Course on Rubber Technology of PGD-IRI, held on 30th June - 3rd July 2013 at SJCE, organized by IRI, National Education Committee (HQ)
28) One day workshop to sensitize the management and teachers of technical institutions to tackle the menace of sexual crime against women, organized by AICTE on 25th July 2013 at MSRIT, Bangalore.
29) Two days FDP on “Polymer Composites” organized by Dept of PST, SJCE, Mysore on 30th and 31st Aug 2013 under TEQIP-II initiative
30) All India Seminar on “Nano-technology for energy, environment and health” under the aegis of Interdisciplinary Cordination Committee (ICC), IE (I) on 19-20th October, 2013, organized by The Institution of Engineers (India), Mysore local chapte and Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Karnataka branch, Mysore.
31) One day Guidance and counseling workshop for women faculty to improve the performance of Girl students in Engg programmes on 30th June 2014, organized by SJCE under TEQIP – II.
32) Two day workshop on “Quality in Research” on 18th and 19th of July 2014, organized by SJCE under TEQIP – II.
33) Two day workshop on “Quality Improvement in Teaching Learning Process” on 25th and 26th of July 2014, organized by SJCE under TEQIP – II.
34) Two day workshop on “Financial Management” on 30th and 31st of July 2014, organized by SJCE under TEQIP – II.
35) Four days programme on ‘8th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology’, organized by Indian Rubber Institute, Karnataka Branch & Dept. of PST, SJCE at Centre for Management Studies, SJCE from 27nd to 30th June 2015
36) One week programme on “Leadership and Career Development for Women Scientist/Technologists”on 2th to 6th of September 2015. This programme was organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST) and COACh International, USA at Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati, Assam
37) Four day workshop on “Linear algebra for electrical sciences” from 26 -29th Feb 2016, organized by Dept of E&C, SJCE, Mysuru, under TEQIP – II.
38) One day Authors workshop on “Publish and Perish”” 26th March 2016, organized by SJCE, Mysuru, under TEQIP – II.
39) Two weeks Global initiative for academic network (GIAN) programme on “Graphene-based Nanocomposites for Energy Harvesting/Storage Applications” from 30th may 2016 to 10th June 2016, organized by Department of Polymer Science & Technology, SJCE, Mysore and MHRD
40) Four days programme on ‘9th National Level Crash Course on Rubber Technology’, organized by Indian Rubber Institute, Karnataka Branch & Dept. of PST, SJCE at Centre for Management Studies, SJCE from 26th to 29th June 2016
41) Two weeks Global initiative for academic network (GIAN) programme on Performance Information Procurement System" from 4th to 15th July 2016 at SJCE, Mysuru. organized by Department of Construction Technology and Management, SJCE, Mysuru and MHRD.
42) One week Faculty development programme on “Pedagogy of instructional design and delivery system” from 12th July to 17th July 2016, organized by SJCE, Mysuru, under TEQIP – II.
43) One day seminar on Rubber Education on 23/01/2017 at Chennai, organized by Indian Rubber Institute and American Chemical Society, Rubber Division, USA.
44) Participated in TEQIP-III initiative one day training program on “XRD Technique and its applications” on 12/02/2018 organized by department of Polymer Science and technology, SJCE, JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru.
45) Participated in TEQIP-III initiative one day workshop on ‘’Injection Moulding and Beyond’’ on 24th March 2018 organized by department of Polymer Science and Technology ,SJCE, Mysuru and M/s Toyoda Gosei South India Private limited, Bidadi.
46) Two weeks Global initiative for academic network (GIAN) programme on “Emerging Intelligent Polymer Materials: From Science to Industrial Application” from 16th to 27th July 2018 at SJCE, Mysuru. organized by Department of Polymer Science and Technology, SJCE, Mysuru and MHRD.
47) Attended one week TEQIP - III initiative, FDP on recent trends in smart materials and it's application from 13-17th Nov 2018, jointly organized by the Dept. of PST and Dept. of Physics, Held at JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru.
48) Attended two weeks GIAN course on “High Value Manufacturing (HVM) of advanced multi-functional composite materials through robotics: Aerospace, automotive and energy applications” by Prof. Prasad Potluri, Professor & Research Director, Northwest Composites Centre, University of Manchester, UK from 20thto 31th December 2018.
49) Attended two weeks GIAN course on “Composite Materials and Structures: Processing & Fabrication, Analysis and Design” by Prof. Kunigal N. Shivakumar,Professor, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, USA from 31/12/2018 to 11/01/2019.
50) Attended one week TEQIP - III initiative, FDP on “Development of Smart Sensor Technology for Electronic Applications” from 4th – 8th Feb 2019, organized by the Dept. of ECE, Held at JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru