Dr. Narasimhamurthy


Designation: Scientist E
Division: Forest Protection Division
Phone (Office): +091-80-
Email: murthynb(at)icfre(dot)org


Working as Scientist E in Forest Protection Division division with area of specialization "Wood protection and wood preservation"


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Botany Bangalore University, Bangalore Title of the thesis: Physico-Mechanical properties of some selected Bamboo species.

PhD (Polymer science)

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Botany Periyar University

Master of Botany M.Sc (Plant pathology) Bangalore University, Bangalore

Bachelor of Education(B,Ed): Bangalore University, Bangalore

Research Activities

Studies on toxicity of pesticide against termites, bores and fungus

Formulation of Standards/Specifications, Rationalization of test procedures, Review of draft standards of BIS and suggesting amendments for existing specifications

Development of new treatment methods for protection of wood and panel products

Research Interests

Wood protection and preservation of wood and wood-based panel products

Evaluation of new eco friendly wood preservative chemical and its efficacy

Research Expertise

Protection and preservation of wood and wood-based panel products

Inspection, Testing and Certification of all forest products

Screened newer preservative chemicals and studied their natural durability against biological agents

Completed Research Projects

Project Leader

Development of Honeycomb Panels Using Bamboo Slivers

Estimation and Forecasting of Import of Wood and Wood Products in India

Study on Acoustic and Thermal Efficiency of Particle Boards Made from Agro Residues

Preparation of Block Board with Fire Retardant Nano Chemicals

Anatomical Evaluation of Adhesive Penetration in Timbers

A study On the Effect of High Temperature Treatment on the Dimensional Stability, Color, Water Repellency and Strength of Bamboo Scrimber

Suitability of Melia dubia for Manufacture of Block Board

Suitability of Melia Dubia for Manufacture of Flush Door

Development of cellular core door using bamboo silvers as infill

Study on the effect of age and log diameter of Melia Dubia and Eucalyptus on veneer quality and end products

Estimation and forecasting of particle board and MDF in India

Development of transparent wood polymer composite

Investigation on the susceptibility of various panel products to wood-deteriorating biological agents

To study the properties of low density particle board from Bamboo for different end use applications

Investigation on Scenario of Bamboo Utilization in North East India

Adhesion and performance of bamboo based panel products an Anatomical approach

To study the effect of specific pressure on thickness and properties of veneer- based panels

Study of Imported logs at Kandla Port and identification of alternative plantation species for import substitution

Projects Completed (Sponsored)

Evaluation of Agenda 25 EC (Fipronil) wood preservative chemical against wood borer and termites for plywood and solid wood

Protection and Preservation of wooden Artifacts (Mango, Eucalyptus Neem and Jaman Trees) (Principal investigator)

Evaluation of Protecto B Plus (Premium) (Wet cake of Cresol based chemical) wood preservative chemical against Mold, Borer & Termites for Plywood and Solid wood. chemical against wood borer and termites for plywood and solid wood”

Current Research Projects:

Institue Ongoing Projects

Evaluation of resistance to biological degradation and dimensional stability of thermally modified wood and bamboo particle boards

Screening of some newer herbal oil based wood preservatives to control Sap stain, Mould fungus and Termites

Utilization of Areca nut slurry to develop wood preservative

Evaluation of preservative treatment protocol on bamboo species for construction applications

Sponsored Projects

: Identification and promotion of Secondary Timber species from the Tamil Nadu Forests. Sponsored by, Tamil Nadu State Forest Department.


Research paper published

Narasimha Murthy, Kiran M.C, Vipin K Chawla, Upadhayay V.K, Prakash V on Evaluation of New Boron Fixation System for Wood Preservation in International Journal of Engineering Research and Management (IJERM) ISSN: 2349- 2058, Volume-06, Issue-08, August 2019

M. C. Kiran, B. S. Mamatha, N. Anand, V. Prakash, Narasimha Murthy on Efficiency of Coir Particle Board for Acoustic & Thermal Applications Open Journal of Acoustics, https://www.scirp.org/journal/oja ISSN Online: 2162-5794 ISSN Print: 2162-5786 September 30, 2019 (9), 39-47

V.K. Upadhyay, Rajiv Pandey, Pradeep K. Kushwaha and Narasimha Murthy. Wood and wood products import forecast and trend analysis during 1989-2016 in India, Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, Vol. 17, Issue-2, April (2019), pp. 42-52

Kiran M C1, Mamatha B S2, Anand N3, Prakash V4, Narashimamurthy5 Acoustic and Thermal Behaviour of Low Density Wheat Straw Particle Board in International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018, 543 – 547

Prakash V1, Uday. D.N. 2, Sujatha. D. 3, Kiran. M. C. 4, Narasimhamurthy5 Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) from Fast Growing Plantation Timber Species Meliadubia. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019

Narasimhamurthy, Upadhyay V.K, Kushwaha P.K, Mohanty B.N Study on anatomical and mechanical properties of plantation grown Melia dubia & Populus deltoids and its suitability for plywood manufacturing in International journal of Engineering and Technical Research (IJETR) ISSN:2321-0869 (O) 2454-4698(P) vol-7 Issues, May 2017

M.P. Singh, Prakash. V, Uday. D. N, Sujatha. D, Kiran. M. C and Narasimhamurthy6 Block Board from Melia dubia International Journal of Forestry and Wood Science Vol. 7(2), pp. 096-100, August, 2020

V. K. Upadhyay 1, Rajiv Pandey 2, Pradeep K. Kushwaha1 and Narasimha Murthy1 Wood and wood products import forecast and trend analysis during 1989 – 2016 in India. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment Vol. 17(2): 2019

Maya Ca, Narasimhamurthy b*, CN Pandey b A study on anatomical and physical properties of cultivated bamboo (Oxytenanthera monostigama) INT J CURR SCI 2013, 5: 62-66

A.Sangeetha K.Thanigai Narasimhamurthy and S.K.Nath Effect of neem oil (Azadirachtin) against white rot fungus (Polyporous versicolor) in wood plastic particle board. International Journal of Scientific Research 3 (1) January 2014

Anand Nandanwar, Kiran M. C., Narsimhamurthy and Mamatha B. S. Effect of density on rate of burning of wood used in frame of fire rated doors International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering Research ISSN 2348-7607 (Online) Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp: (56-61), April 2020

NarasimhaMurthy and Padmanabhan. S Evaluation Studies of Busan (Methylene Bis Thiocynate-MBT) As A Mouldicide to Protect Green Veneers from Mould Attack. Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science volume 3 (2) 2006 pp44-48

Narasimhamurthy, Dr. C. N. Pandey, Dr. S. K. Nath Studies on Efficacy of Multi Component Preservative Chemical Against Mould Fungi INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH volume 2-issue 6 June 2013

Maya C and Narasimhamurthy Chemical and anatomical properties cultivated bamboo (Dendrocalamus membranaceus munro) culms. Int. J. Adv. Res. Sci. Technol. Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015, pp.276-280

Narasimhamurthy*, C.Maya, Anand Nadanwar, and C.N.Pandey A study on physico-mechanical properties of Thyrsostachy ssiamensis (Kurz) Gamble and Dendrocalmus membrances (Munro) in Tumkur district, Karanataka, India Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci (2013) 2(2):62-66

Kiran M.C, Anand Nandanwar, Prakash V, Narasimhamurthy Fatigue strength properties of laminated veneer lumber and structural plywood International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering Research ISSN 2348-7607 (Online) Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp: (117-121), Month: April 2020 - September 2020

V. Prakash, M.P. Singh, D.N. Uday,D. Sujatha, M.C. Kiran, Narasimhamurthy Indian Timbers for Veneering - A review Indian Forester, ISSN: 0019-4816 eISSN: 2321-094X 147(5) : 431-442, 2021

D.N. Uday, B.S. Mamatha,V. Prakash D. Sujatha, M.C. Kiran and Narasimhamurthy Development of Medium Density Fibreboard from Plantation Grown Timber Species Casuarina Indian Forester, ISSN: 0019-4816 eISSN: 2321-094X 147(6) : 584-590, 2021

V.K. Upadhyay, M.P. Singh ,Anand nandanwar, P.K. Kushwaha, Narasimha murthy and Manikanta kumar Statistics, Trend and Scenario of Wood log Import in India Indian Forester, ISSN: 0019-4816 eISSN: 2321-094X 147(1) : 1-11, 2021

Pradeep Kumar Kushwaha, Vipin Chawla, Anand Nandanwar, B. S. Mamtha & Narashimamurthy “Study on the effect of nanoparticles on fire resistance and smoke suppression properties of bamboo strand lumber” Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science June 2021

V. Prakash, M.P. Singh, D. Sujatha, D.N. Uday, B.S. Mamatha, M.C. Kiran and Narasimhamurthy “Panel products from Melia dubia” Indian Forester, 148(12) : 1259-1265, 2022

Proceedings/ seminar/ conference:

Presented a talk on “wood properties and wood preservation” for the 60-70 PG Students from Botany Background on 23.10.2019 at Office of the Karnataka science and Technology Academy (KSTA) Department of Science and Technology Government of Karnataka, Yelahanka Bangalore

Participated and presented paper on “Plywood Industry status and Preservative treatment methods for Plywood Protection” in PMA Annual Education Conference 2019 at Hyderabad from 2nd & 3rd February 2019

Presented paper on “Melia dubia-A sustainable raw material for the Panel Industries” in National seminar on “Wood A way forward for sustainable development” at IWST on 08.02. 2018

Presented paper on “A study on anatomical and chemical properties of cultivated bamboo (Oxytenanthera monostigama Bedd)”in National seminar on Bamboo Reserve Management and Advances in utilization option from 23rd to 25th February 2016 at IWST Bangalore

Presented a paper on Preservative treatment of Bamboo at NID campus Bangalore on 16.01.2012

Submitted a paper in International Conference on “Future of Panel Industry-Challenges and Key Issues” held from 26th to 28th September 2012 at IPIRTI campus, Bangalore, India paper entitled “studies on efficacy of multi component preservative chemical against mould fungi”

Delivered lecture on Treatment Methods for Bamboo Preservation in one-day online training mode on. Primary Processing of Bamboo and Manufacturing of Bamboo Mat Board dated 19.11.2020

Delivered Lecture on Treatment of Bamboo for Various Applications –organized by CGBMT is hosting Masterclass series 1.2 in partnership with Aditya Academy of Architecture (AAAD) on 17.10.2020

Delivered Lecture on Treatment of Preservative treatments for protection of wood Two- day specialized module on ‘Wood Technology’ for State Forest Service officer trainees of CASFOS, Coimbatore Date: 19th and 20th December 2022


Narasimhamurthy “Preservative Treatment of Plywood” in plywood Manufacturing Practices in India edited by Dr.S.K. Nath

Narasimha Murthy “Preservation of Engineered Wood Composites (Solid wood Plywood, Block boards/Flush doors) made from Plantation Timbers.” # The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022