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Current Designation: Research Associate, STAR Lab, SSSIHL, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, AP, India





Doctor of Philosophy (2010-18)

Department of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Thesis Title: Water quality indexing of groundwater on a GIS platform and a study of adsorption methods for fluoride removal.

Master of Philosophy (2007-09)

Department of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Thesis Title: Geospatial groundwater profiling in the three mandals of Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh and groundwater remediation by fluoride removal.

Master of Science (2005-07)

Department of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dissertation Title: Effect of particle size on enzymatic hydrolysis through solid state fermentation of groundnut shell with Asperigillus oryzae.

Bachelor of Science Honors (2002-05)

Department of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Whitefield, Bangalore, India.

Technical Skills in specialized instrument handling:
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Ion Selective Electrode
  • Atomic Absorption spectroscopy
  • Laser Engraving and cutting
    Research Focus
  • I bring to table the expertise on environmental monitoring, clinical trial studies and medical diagnostic device development. During the Doctoral studies, my research focus was on the environmental monitoring studies, involving gas sensing (greenhouse gases), ground and surface water sampling, analysis, water quality indexing, water treatment with focus on defluoridation, capturing GPS of sampling location, geo-spatial mapping using GIS technology and water shed management.
  • During the post-doctoral studies, I was involved in planning and implementation of a clinical trial study of emergency patients arriving at the Critical Care Unit of a Super Specialty hospital with myocardial infarction (MI). My role involved coordination of patient’s blood sample collection, blood sample processing and storage in cryogenic conditions and then getting them analyzed for selected bio-markers in a Roche Diagnostic instrument. The role also involved coordination of echo imaging of post MI patients and conducting questionnaire based interviews on their psychological status over a longitudinal time framework after the MI event. Being part of a technology development program, I experience in fabrication of microfluidic chips based on UV Lithography techniques involving light sensitive polymers and laser engraving involving thermoplastics. The microfluidics chips design caters to the fluid management at micro scale for ELISA based sensing.
Journal publications:

1.Seemesh Bhaskar, K.N.S. Visweswar, K M Ganesh, Mahesh Sharma P, Venkatesh S, and Sai Sathish Ramamurthy. Metal-Free, Graphene Oxide-Based Tunable Soliton and Plasmon Engineering for Biosensing Applications. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c01024.   


2. Neebir Banerjee , Sai Sathish Ramamurthy , K M Ganesh*, Tanu Jindal , Kartikeya Shukla (2020) Review Paper on Surface Water-Quality Assessment of Chitravati River after the Establishment of Check-Dam in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, Journal of Ecophysiology and Occupational Health 20 (3 & 4) :209-221

3. Seemesh Bhaskar, Ramay Patra, N. Charan  S. S. Kowshik, K M Ganesh, S Venkatesh, Prathap Chandran S, Sai Sathish Ramamurthy. Nanostructure effect on quenching and dequenching of quantum emitters on surface plasmon-coupled interface: A comparative analysis using gold nanospheres and nanostars. Physics E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures. 2020, 124, 114276. 


4. K M Ganesh, G Suryanarayana and Chelli Janardhana (2015), GIS aided assessment of physico-chemical properties of the ground water from the villages of Puttaparthi mandal, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh (India), International Journal of Advance research,3(4), 956-960. 

5. K M Ganesh, G Suryanarayana and Chelli Janardhana (2015), Groundwater quality assessment by WQI and GIS tools in the villages of Bukkapatnam Mandal, Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh (India), International journal of advance engineering research and development, 2(4), 537-544. 


6. K M Ganesh, G Suryanarayana and Chelli Janardhana (2015), Determination of water quality index of groundwater in the villages of Kothacheruvu mandal, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India on a GIS Platform, International Journal of current research, 7(6), 17616-17621 


7. Yadhu Guragain, K M Ganesh, Sunil Bansal, R Sai Satish, Nageswara Rao, Praveen Vadlani (2014) Low lignin mutant biomass resources: Effect of compositional changes in ethanol yield, Industrial crops and products, 61:1-8.

8. R. Sai Sathish, B. Ranjit, K M Ganesh, G. Nageswara Rao and C. Janardhana (2008) A quantitative study on the chemical composition of renal stones and their fluoride content from Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, Current Science Vol. 94, No. 1 (10 January 2008), pp. 104-109. 


Conferences: Poster & oral presentations:

1. K M Ganesh, J.S. Bhargav, R Sai Sathish and Chelli Janardhana (2015) Geo-spatial mapping of water quality as an effective tool for water resource management, International Conference on Water: from Pollution to purification (ICW 2015), organized by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala from 25.01.15 to 27.01.15,(Poster Presentation)

2. K M Ganesh, Raman Vedarajan, Noriyoshi Matsumi and Chelli Janardhana (30 Jul 2015) Developing a Novel Fluoride Ion Sensor and Fluoride Removing Composite Material, JAIST-SSSIHL Collaborative Workshop on Science and Technology: Scientific Association for Innovation, Sponsored by Sakura Exchange Program in Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Satellite Campus, Tokyo, Japan. (Oral Presentation).

International teaching case study:


Chandrashekar B, K M Ganesh and Anantharaman A (2010) Sri Sathya Sai Water Project, Partnering for MDG, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Institute of water policy. This case study was also presented as an ‘Oral presentation’ in the concluding session of the International Conference on Water {ICW}(2015) at Kottayam, Kerala.



Social Service

  • Presidential Scout.
  • Participated, planning committee member and team lead for Sri Sathya Sai Grama Seva for 14 years.
  • Incharge and consultant for the Reverse osmosis plant for Drinking water in Sri Sathya Sai Senior Boys hostel for the last 12 years.
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