Dr C Sudha Kartha completed her Ph.D in 1984 and PDF in 1986 and continued as Research Associate in DST Project (1986-1988) in Cochin University of science and Technology. She started her career in teaching as a Lecturer in Department of Physics, St. Xavier's College, Aluva (1988 -1990). She joined Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1990 and now she is continuing her research activity as a Senior Professor in the department.
Her research focus and specialization is in the area of Holography and Optical Characterization of Thin Films meant for Photovoltaic applications. She has handled 18 research projects in the field of holography and Photovoltaic. The technology transfer for fabrication of two polymer films to M/S Light Logics Holography & Optics Pvt. Ltd, Trivandrum, India is one among her laudable achievements. Today she is an active research guide in holography and has produced 13 Ph.D's and still guiding 6 students.
She is an active member in many professional bodies mainly Indian laser Association, Materials Research Society of India, SPIE and Optical Society of India. She has more than 104 journal publications and 120 conference papers to her credit. She has visited many foreign universities as visiting faculty.