Selected Recent Publications:

  1. "Packaged peristaltic micropump for controlled drug delivery application", Vinayakumar.K.B,Girish Nadiger, Vikas R.Shetty, Nayak.M.M, Dinesh .N.S,and K. Rajanna, REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, 88, 2017, p.015102(1-7).

  2. "A hollow stainless steel microneedle array to deliver insulin to a diabetic rat", Vinayakumar.K.B, Kulkarni.P.G, Nayak.M.M, Dinesh .N.S, Hegde .G.M., Ramachandra.S.G. and K.Rajanna, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 26(6), 2016, p.065013(1-9).

  3. "Fabrication and Nonlinear Thermomechanical Analysis of SU8 Thermal Actuator", Leema Rose Viannie, G. R. Jayanth, V. Radhakrishna, and K.Rajanna, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 25(1), 2016, p.125-133.

  4. "Peristaltic pump-based low range pressure sensor calibration system", K. B. Vinayakumar, G. Naveen Kumar, M.M. Nayak, N. S. Dinesh, and K. Rajanna Review of Scientific Instruments,86(11),(2015), p.115113(1-6).

  5. "Synthesis of ZnO nanorods on a flexible Phynox alloy substrate: influence of growth temperature on their properties", V Gaddam, RR Kumar, M Parmar, M.M. Nayak, K Rajanna,, RSC Advances,5(109),(2015),89985-89992.

  6. "Morphology controlled synthesis of Al doped ZnO nanosheets on Al alloy substrate by low-temperature solution growth method". Venkateswarlu Gaddam, R. Rakesh Kumar, Mitesh Parmar, G. R. Krishna Yaddanapudi, M.M.Nayak and K. Rajanna,RSC Advances,5,(2015),13519-13524.

  7. "Evaluation of polyvinylidene fluoride nasal sensor to assess deviated nasal septum in comparision with peak nasal inspiratory flow measurements". R. G. Manjunatha, K. Rajanna, D. R. Mahapatra, S. Prakash, American journal of Rhinology & Allergy,28(1),(2014),e62-e67.

  8. "Effect of post-deposition annealing on transverse piezoelectric coefficient and vibration sensing performance of ZnO thin films". S. Joshi, M. M. Nayak, K. Rajanna, Applied Surface Science,296,(2014),169-176.

  9. "Evaluation of transverse piezoelectric coefficient of zno thin films deposited on different flexible substrates". A comparative study on the vibration sensing performance, S. Joshi, M. M. Nayak, K. Rajanna, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,6(10),(2014),7108-7116.

  10. "Low temperature and self catalytic growth of ultrafine ITO nanowires by electron beam evaporation method and their optical and electrical properties". R. Rakesh Kumar, K. Narasimha Rao, K. Rajanna and A. R. Phani, Materials Research Bulletin,52,(2014),167-176.

  11. "Performance study of a cesium iodide photocathode-based UV photon detector in Ar/CH4 mixture" G. Baishali, V. Radhakrishna, V. Koushal, K. Rakhee, K. Rajanna, Photonics Research,2(3),(2014),92-96.

  12. "Fabrication and characterization of gold coated hollow silicon microneedle array for drug delivery".K. B. Vinayakumar, G. M. Hegde, M. M. Nayak, N. S. Dinesh, K. Rajanna, Microelectronic Engineering,128,(2014),12-18.

  13. "Self catalytic growth of indium oxide (In2O3) nanowires by resistive thermal evaporation". R. Rakesh Kumar, K. Narasimha Rao, K. Rajanna and A. R. Phani, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,14(7),(2014),5485-5490.

  14. "Low temperature VLS growth of ITO nanowires by electron beam evaporation method". R.R. Kumar, V. Gaddam, K.N. Rao, K. Rajanna, Materials Research Express,1(3),(2014),035008(1-7).

For complete list of Publications Click Here.


  • Nagarjuna Neella,Manjunath. M.S, K.Rajanna, M.M.Nayak. "Reduced graphene oxide nanosheets based strain sensor for pressure transducers and method therefore",Indian Patent Filed, File No: 201741007404.

  • Nagarjuna Neella, Vaishakh Kedambaimoole, K.Rajanna, M.M.Nayak, N.S. Dinesh, "Reduced Grapheneoxide Nanomaterial Coated Cotton fabric as a heating device and method therefore",Indian Patent Filed, File No: 201741004725.

  • Nagarjuna Neella, Venkateswarlu Gaddam, Veera Pandi N, K.Rajanna, M.M.Nayak, N.S. Dinesh, "Graphene Oxide-Platinum Nanocomposite for Sensor Applications",Indian Patent Filed, File No: 201641031595.

  • Nagarjuna Neella, Venkateshwarlu Gaddam, M.M.Nayak, K.Rajanna, "Graphene Silver Nanocomposite Films For Temperature Sensor Applications", Indian Patent Filed, File No: 201641012543.

  • Vinaya Kumar K.B, Naveen.G, M.M.Nayak, N.S.Dinesh, K.Rajanna, "Portable low pressure calibration device", Indian Patent Filed , File No: 6728/CHE/2014.

Media Coverage

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  • Taking the sting off needles" published in the daily newspaper Hindu on Aug 25, 2014, written By Divya Gandhi

  • "Micro Needle That Stings Less" published in The NEW INDIAN EXPRESS. on Aug 24, 2014.

  • "Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Sensor" published in The NEW INDIAN EXPRESS.

Recent Submitted Thesis

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Ms. Leema Rose Viannie

Ph.D Student.
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Research Areas: Design, Fabrication And Develpement of SU8 MEMS Microcantilever with Integrated Thin Film Piezoresistive Sensor for Surface Stress Measurement.