Dr. J.S. Bhat had Ph.D. on “Some Electronics Properties of Semiconductor Quantum Well Structures” from Karnatak University, Dharwad in 1993. He joined Karnatak University in 1998 as Reader (Electronics) and was Professor of Physics (Electronics) in 2004. During 1984-98 he was faculty in SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad, Karnataka. His areas of research are Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics of Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Metal Oxide Thin Films and Digital Signal Processing. He has published 65 research papers in refereed journals and conferences. He has guided six students for Ph.D. degree, and six students for M.Phil degree.
He visited Quantum Photonic Science Research Centre, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea in 2009 under the INSA International Scientist Exchange programme. Also, visited Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France in 2008. He has been a resource person for the DST-INSPIRE programme since 2010. He worked as Nodal Officer in Karnatak University to interact with NIC for creating database software on RTI Act 2005. He was part of Karnatak University administration as Registrar (Evaluation), Director for Information Technology, Director of Printing Press and Special Officer for computerizing various sections of the University. He was instrumental in computerizing Examination Section, Finance Section, Centralized online admission process for PG courses and central digital facilities. He was member of Syndicate (2010-12) and academic council (2010-12 and 2016-18) of Karnatak University. He was member of the committee constituted by UGC for midterm evaluation and scrutinizing Major Research Projects in 2014.
He was member of UGC peer team constituted for granting autonomous status to some of the degree colleges in Tamilnadu and Andhra Pradesh. He visited several institutes/colleges as Chairperson of NAAC peer team.