Dr. Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda received his Ph.D. from India in 2003. While earning his Ph.D., Dr. Nadagouda worked with professor Gopalakrishanan of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, India for two years. After obtaining his Ph.D., he worked for General Electric (GE) in Bangalore, India for two years before moving on to work with the late Professor Alan G. MacDiarmid (2000 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Nadagouda went on to become an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) postdoctoral fellow at the United State Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), and subsequently achieved his current position as a Physical Scientist at NRMRL in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also adjunct professor at Wright State University, Dayton, OH.
He has worked in the areas of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, analytical chemistry, green chemistry, polymer blends, solid coatings, solid state chemistry and drug delivery. He has received several Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards (STAA) from the EPA, including the National Risk Management Research Laboratory Goal 1 Award. He is a member of the editorial advisory board of several international journals, has published nearly 200 papers in reviewed journals with a citation index ~8100 (H index 41), and holds several patents.