PhD (IIT Kanpur),DSc(IISc),DSc (hc, Bordeaux),D.Litt(h.c. KSOU)
Emeritus Professor
Ramanna fellow (Senior)
FAX: +91-80-2360 0683; 2360 1310
Phone: +91-80-2341 1129 (R);
+91-80-2293 2583 (O)
+91-80-2360 2897 (O)

Glasses and advanced ceramics

The work carried out by K J Rao at this time is largely collaborative. It includes work on plumbo-telluro-borate glases with Drs. V C Veeranna Gowda and C Narayana Reddy of Bangalore University, zinc oxide nanostructures with Professor S A Shivashankar and his group at IISc and on a variety of nano materials with Professor A Naik and his group at Kuvempu University. Results of collaborative research are at various stages of publication and communication to journals. A book on Materials science is at an advanced stage of preparation.

K J Rao is also engaged in giving lectures on various topics of science to audiences which include senior school students, college students pursuing science studies and scientists and academics interested in science and society. The topics range from Chemistry as central science to the threat of carbon emission to the wave of nanoscience and technology to the wisdom of Indo-US 123 agreement, to the chemistry in the human body etc..