N.K. Udayashankar



Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, July 31, 1991

Professional Experience: 

30 years of experience in NITK Surathkal

Contact Details


nkuday_01 [at] yahoo.com


+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3052


Academic Background

• Ph.D from IISc Bangalore (1999)
• M.Tech from KREC,1991
• MSc (Mangalore University) ,1990

Areas of Interest

• III-V Semiconductors
• Crystal Growth
• Chalcogenide Glasses
• Nanostructures

Significant Projects

• DST (Fast-track)
• DST (FIST) -2014

Supervision of Ph.D

• 10 (Degree awarded)
• 4 (On-going)

Significant Publications

1. “Synthesis, microhardness, FT-IR and thermal decomposition of semiorganic antimony thiourea bromide monohydrate single crystals,” MaheshaUpadhya, K. and Udayashankar, N.K, Int. J. Thermophys (2012) 33: pp135-142
2. Electron irradiation effects on optical properties of semiorganic antimony thiourea tetra chloride single crystals, K. Mahesh Upadhya and N K Udayashankar, SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 97 (2012) 38-44.
3. Electrical switching behavior of Antimony doped bulk Si-TeChalcogenide glasses, R Lokesh, N.K. Udayashankar, S. Asokan, Journal of Non-oxide Glasses, Vol. 3. No. 2, April-June 2011, Pp. 55-60.
4. Effect of Heat treatment on pitting corrosion resistance of 6061Al/SiCpco,mposite coated by the cerium oxide film in 3.5 N NaCl solution, “The effect of aging and the protective coatings on the oxidation behavior of 6061Al/SiC composite at high temperatures”, Rajasekaran S, N K Udayashankar and JagannathaNayak , Surface Engineering and Applied Electro Chemistry, 2011, vol. 47, No. 2, PP. 176-180
5. Electrical switching behavior of bulk Si15Te85-xSbchalcogenide glasses – A study of composition dependence, R.Lokesh, N.K. Udayashankar, S. Asokan, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Volume 356, Issues 6-8, 1 March 2010, p. 321-325


• Re-establishing Physics Department in new Science Block Building in 2011


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Dr. Kartick Tarafder, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Physics, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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