Dr. Ramya Prabhu completed her doctoral research at the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences
(CeNS), Bengaluru DST GOI. She has obtained a DST INSPIRE fellowship for carrying out her
Ph.D. work at CeNS. She received various awards throughout her doctoral studies, notably the Best
Oral Presentation Award at 3rd Indian Materials Conclave (IndMac) organized by IIT, Madras.
During her Ph.D., she supervised numerous visiting students from various academic levels (Bachelor,
Master, and Ph.D.) and supported their thesis work leading to scientific publication.
Before joining to Ph.D., she worked as a chemistry lecturer at Vikas P.U. College Mangaluru and
taught chemistry to undergraduate students. She mentored students in science model-building
competitions, elocution, and quiz competitions. Dr. Ramya secured the first rank in MSc., Applied
Chemistry, 2015 at Mangalore University and was awarded Gold Medal for Securing the highest
marks in the Applied Chemistry course.
She has a B. Ed degree from Dr. T. M. A. Pai College of Education Udupi, Mangalore University
Karnataka. She has developed a keen interest in science education, educational research, and
adolescent psychology. She also worked as an assistant teacher in the rural part of Karnataka and
contributed to educating rural students (2011-2013).
As a higher secondary school student, Ramya participated in a science model-making competition and
won a district-level prize. She worked as the science club secretary during her entire academic career
and executed several scientific programs.
Dr. Ramya knows six languages and loves to learn new languages; her likes include excursions to historical
places, singing, and gardening.