Dr. Rajesh N Hegde

Assistant Professor
  • M.Sc, Ph.D.
  • Papers Taught : Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry of Synthetic Drugs, Solid State Chemistry
  • Area of Expertise : Sensors, Electrochemistry, Nanomaterials, Chemical Kinetics
  • Academic Experience - 12 Years

Contact Details

E-mail : rajesh_hegde@sdmcujire.in

Research Details

Ph.D. from Karnatak University, Dharwad, Awarded in 2010
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. S.T. Nandibewoor

Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Mechanistic & analytical investigations of some drugs by spectroscopic and cyclic voltammetric methods”
Research Projects Sanctioned (Completed: 02)

  • Development of eco-friendly nano-composites based electrochemical sensors for assessing anabolic-androgenic steroids and to study their interaction with DNA sanctioned by Vision Group on Science and Technology, Bengaluru. Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 3,00,000/-
  • Assessment of oxidative DNA damage using Nano Structured carbon materials-based Nano-composite electrochemical sensors sanctioned by Karnataka Science and Technology Academy, Bengaluru. Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 60,000/-


  • Voltammetric Determination of Tibolone on a Nano-Composite Electrode, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, Vol. 59, Issue 4, Pages 320-324, 2023, ISSN: 1023-1935, Impact Factor:1.35
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, Vishwanatha P, S.T. Nandibewoor, 2022,Voltammetric assessment of 8-oxoguanine at a nano-structured carbonmaterials based modified glassy carbon electrode, Brazilian Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 9,  37,  ISSN: 2197-3425, 84-93, IF:0.51
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, P Vishwanatha and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2022,Kinetic study and mechanistic elucidation for metformin oxidation by Mn(VII) in  alkaline medium, Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, 12, 2, ISSN: 2231-606X, 53-63.
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, Vishwanatha P, and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2022,Kinetic and mechanistic modeling on oxidation of antidiabetic drug metformin with Cu(III) periodate complex in aqueous alkaline media, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 96, 1, ISSN: 0036-0244, 75-83, IF: 0.791
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, Vishwanatha P and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2021, Electro-oxidation and determination of atenolol-a review, Research Journal of Chemical Sciences, 11, 1, ISSN: 2231-606X, 75-83.
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, Vishwanatha P and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2018,Voltammetric Detection of cinnarizine at multiwalled carbon nano tubes modified carbon paste electrode, International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation, V, ISSN: 2321-2705, 31-41.
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, P. Chandra and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2011,Sensitive voltammetric determination of atenolol at multi-walled carbon nanotube modified electrode, Research Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 1, 2, ISSN: 1996-5044, 75-86.
  • Rajesh N. Hegde,  N.P.Shetti, and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2009,Electro-oxidation and determination of trazodone at multi- walled carbon nanotube modified glassy carbon electrode, Talanta, 79, 2, ISSN: 0039-9140, 361-368, IF: 6.556
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, B.E. Kumara Swamy, N.P. Shetti, and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2009,  Electro-oxidation and determination of gabapentin at gold electrode, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 635, 1, ISSN: 1572-6657, 51-57, IF: 4.598
  • Rajesh N. Hegde,  R.R.Hosamani, and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2009,  Voltammetric oxidation and determination of cinnarizine at glassy carbon electrode modified with multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 72, 2, ISSN: 0927-7765, 259-265, IF: 5.999
  • Rajesh N. Hegde,  N.P.Shetti, and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2009, Kinetic and mechanistic investigations of oxidation of pentoxifylline drug by alkaline permanganate (Stopped Flow Technique), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 48, 15, ISSN: 0888-5885, 7025-7031, IF: 4.326
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, N.P. Shetti, and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2009, Oxidative degradation and deamination of atenolol by diperiodatocuprate   (III) in aqueous alkaline medium: A mechanistic study,            Polyhedron, 28, 16, ISSN: 0277-5387, 3499-3506, IF: 2.975
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, R.R. Hosamani, and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2009,  Electrochemical oxidation and determination of theophylline at a carbon paste electrode using cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide as enhancing agent, Analytical Letters, 42, 16, ISSN: 0003-2719, 2665-2682, IF: 2.267
  • Rajesh N. Hegde  and S. T. Nandibewoor, 2008,  Electrochemical oxidation of pentoxifylline and its analysis in pure and pharmaceutical formulations at a glassy carbon electrode, Analytical Letters, 41, 6, ISSN: 0003-2719, 977-991, IF: 2.267
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, B.E. Kumara Swamy, B.S. Sherigara and S.T. Nandibewoor, 2008, Electro-oxidation of atenolol at a glassy carbon electrode, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 3, 3, ISSN: 1452-3981, 302-314, IF: 1.541

Paper presented


  • 44th Annual Convention of Chemists 2007, held at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Applied Sciences, Jaipur, India.
  • UGC sponsored national seminar on “Recent trends in chemistry”, held at Karnatak University, Dharwad, 2008.
  • 45th Annual Convention of Chemists 2008 and International Conference on Recent Trends in Chemistry, held at Karnatak University, Dharwad
  • 28th Annual Conference of Indian Council of Chemists 2009 organized by Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan, India.
  • Workshop on Maintenance of analytical instruments organized by St Aloysius College (Autonomous), Mangaluru on August 9, 2017.
  • Three day workshop on ‘Research Based Pedagogical Tools’ held at Nitte Centre for Science Education and Research, Mangalore from 14th – 16th February 2018
  • Co-Convener of National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemical Sciences, organized by Department of Chemistry, SDM College (Autonomous), Ujire from 18-19th January 2019
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, 2021, International Seminar on Trends in Science Education, Department of Chemistry and Physics, SangolliRayanna First Grade Constituent College, Belagavi, 1st March
  • Rajesh N. Hegde, 2022, National level Seminar on Recent Developments in Chemical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Poornaprajna College, Udupi, 29th August

Awards & achievements

  • Rajesh N. Hegde, Shri Jayadevappa Gold Medal, Karnatak University, Dharwad, in the Master of Science (Physical Chemistry) for the year 2003-2005.

Any Other

Two chapters in an edited book “A Closer Look at Chemical Kinetics”, published by Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN: 979-8-88697-484-3

  • Chapter 4 – Kinetic study and mechanistic elucidation of metformin oxidation by Mn(VII) in alkaline medium. Pages 81- 96
  • • Chapter 6 – A kinetic and mechanistic modelling on oxidation of the anti-diabetic drug metformin with Cu(III) periodate complex in aqueous alkaline media. Pages 125-141