Dr Krishna Kishore Mahato

Professor & HOD

Department of Biophysics


    Krishna Kishore Mahato is Professor in the Department of Biophysics at School of Life Sciences.


    • Teaches (UG & PG) in Biotechnology programs of the School of Life Sciences 
    • Is involved in research activities in the area of Biophysics.
    • Mentors UG, PG and PhD thesis works of various institutions of Manipal University, Manipal.


Subject Semester / Year
Physics I Semester BSc Biotechnology
Biophysics II Semester BSc Biotechnology
Biomolecules I and II Semester MSc Medical Biotechnology
Mathematics I Semester Bioinformatics


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Laser Spectroscopy (Single and multiphoton Spectroscopy of atoms and molecules in different phases) BHU, Varanasi 1998
MSc Solid State Physics Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 1991


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Division of Biophysics, School of Life Sciences Professor 2012 - Till date
Division of Biophysics, School of Life Sciences Associate Professor 2007 - 2012
Centre for Laser Spectroscopy, KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2002 - 2007
Dept of Chemistry IIT Kanpur Project Scientist, Laser Spectroscopy laboratory From August 1999 to April 14th 2002


Area of Interest

Applications of Laser spectroscopy in material characterisations, Development of rare earth doped glasses for lasing action.

Area of Expertise

Application of laser spectroscopy in studying molecular dynamics in chemical physics.

Area of Research

Laser spectroscopy and Photo acoustic spectroscopy, Low level Laser Therapy, Protein Fluorescence, Laser Tissue Interaction .

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of Laser Spectroscopy Society of India.
  • Life member of Society of Biological Chemists.

ical studies of sm3þ doped oxyfluoroborate glass

1998-01-01 DK Rai SB Rai

1998, Solid State Communications, Elsevier Science Ltd, Vol 108, No 9, Pg 671-676.

Optical Studies of Pr3+ Doped Oxyfluoroborate Glass

1999-01-01 D K Rai S B Rai

1999, Physica Status Solidi, Subject Classification.

Laser spectroscopic studies of Tb3_-doped oxyfluoroborate glass

2000-01-01 SB Rai

2000, SpectrochimicaActa Part A, Elsevier Science BV, Vol 56, Pg 2333–2340.

Excimer formation in the mixed dimers of naphthalene and 1-methoxynaphthalene in a supersonic jet

2001-01-01 Aloke Das Tapas Chakraborty

2001, PCCP, The Owner Societies, Vol 3, Pg 1813-1818.

Observation of exciplex emission from the mixed dimer of naphthalene and 2-methoxynaphthalene: A laser-induced fluorescence study in supersonic jet

2001-01-01 Aloke Das Tapas Chakraborty

2001, Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, Vol 114 (14), Pg 6107-6111.

Jet spectroscopy of van der Waals dimers of 1-methoxynaphthalene: A laser induced fluorescence study

2001-01-01 Aloke Das Tapas Chakraborty

2001, Journal Of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, 114, 19.

Excimer formation in jet- cooled 2-mythoxynaphthalene

2001-01-01 Aloke Das Tapas Chakraborty

2001, Chemical Physical Letters, Elsevier Science BV, Vol 341, Pg 115-121.

Exciplex emission from the mixed dimer of naphthalene and 2-cyanonaphthalene in a supersonic jet

2002-01-01 Aloke Das Chayan K Nandi Tapas Chakraborty Shridhar R Gadre

2002, PCCP, The Owner Societies, Vol 4, Pg 2162–2168.

Rotational Isomers of 1-Methoxynaphthalene: A Combined Study by Ultraviolet Laser Spectroscopy in a Supersonic Jet and ab Initio Theoretical Calculation

2002-01-01 A Das A N Panda Tapas Chakraborty N Sathyamurthy

2002, Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Vol 106, Pg 12058-12063.

Conformations of indan and 2-indanol: A combined study by UV laser spectroscopy and quantum chemistry calculation

2003-01-01 Aloke Das Sujit S Panja Tapas Chakraborty

2003, Journal Of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, 119, 5.

2014-01-01 Vijendra Prabhu Satish B.S.Rao Edward Mark Fernandes Anuradha C.K.Rao

Plos One , 9(5): e98609 (1-15)

Prediction of absorption coefficients by pulsed laser induced photoacoustic measurements

2014-01-01 Mallika Priya Satish B.S.Rao Satadru Ray

Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 127: 85–90.

Spectroscopic and histological evaluation of wound healing progression following Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

2012-01-01 Prabhu V Rao SB Chandra S Kumar P

J. Biophotonics. 5(2):1 68-84.

Effect of laser dose and treatment schedule on excision wound healing in diabetic mice.

2011-01-01 Hegde VN Prabhu V Rao SB Chandra S

Photochem. Photobiol. 87(6): 1433-41.

Photoacoustic spectroscopy of ovarian normal, benign, and malignant tissues: A pilot study.

2011-01-01 Kamath SD Ray S

J Biomed Opt. 16(6): 067001

Optical pathology using oral tissue fluorescence spectra: Classification by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and k-means Nearest Neighbor (k-NN) analysis.

Kamath SD

J Biomed Opt. 12(1): 014028

Full Publications List


Fluorescence and photoacoustic spectroscopy (PAS) studies on tissues and tissue components

2009-01-01 Sudha D Kamath

PhD Biophysics, 2009. During this program, photoacoustic spectroscopy set up was established in the laboratory and various statistical tools for classification of cancerous and non-cancerous spectral data were developed.

Development, optimisation & validation of a fibre optic probe for measuring optimum fluorescence from a sample

2010-01-01 Elroy Joe Pereira

2010 VI Semester. The project dealt with the fabrication of the optical fibre probes for various disease diagnoses in pre-clinical and clinical models. Fibre probes were fabricated and tested for its efficiency in suitable pre-clinical model.

Standardisation and evaluation of optimum dose and treatment schedule of Helium-Neon laser based low level laser therapy for excision wounds in diabetic mice model

2010-01-01 Hegde Vishal Nagaraj Vijayalaxmi

MSc Biotechnology, 2010 II Year. The research dealt with the optimisation of the illumination parameters for enhanced tissue regeneration during diabetic wound healing in a pre-clinical model. Diabetes was induced, followed by full thickness excision wound in Swiss albino mice. The animals were treated with different doses of Helium-Neon laser except control. The pro-healing potential of visible (red) light in diabetic wounds was demonstrated.

Development and evaluation of fiber optic probe based Helium-Neon (He-Ne) laser radiation system for tissue regeneration - in vivo and in vitro studies

2009-01-01 Vijendra Prabhu

Registered for Ph.D. in 2009

Design and Optimization of Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (CMUTs) for Bio-Medical Application

2011-01-01 Sailendra Tiwari

Registered for PhD in 2011

Evaluation of the changes in tumor & tumor microenvironment in breast cancer progression: a pulsed laser induced photoacoustic spectroscopy study

2011-01-01 Mallika Priya

Registered for PhD in 2011

Interrogation of Laser Induced Autofluorescing Proteins in Human Cells

2012-01-01 Manjunath S

Registered for PhD in 2012

The influence of He-Ne laser irradiation on the content of withanolides in Withania Somnifera (L.) Dunal

Poornima Poojary

Registered for PhD in 2013

The Influence of Low Level Laser Irradiation on Tissue Repair in Burn Injury

Bharath H.R.

Registered for PhD in 2014

Biochemical and Molecular Characterization of Bioactive Molecules in He-Ne Laser irradiated Brinjal (Solanum melongena L) var. Mattu Gulla

2014-01-01 Swathi Babu

Registered for PhD in 2014