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 coi-nvestigator, Completed AICTE (R&D) Project entitled “Investigation on membrane applications of elastomeric materials” (Grant: 6.0 Lakhs)
As o-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
46
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