FACULTY PROFILE
M.V.Shankar ,CChem, FRSC (London)
Professor & Chairman Board of Studies
Department of Materials Science and Nanotechnology
Nanocatalysis and Solar Fuels Research Laboratory
Yogi Vemana University, Vemanapuram
Kadapa – 516 005, Andhra Pradesh
+91-9966-8458-99
shankar@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5284-1480
https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=TzuNddgAAAAJ&hl=en
Qualification :
Ph.D. Dept of Chemistry, Anna University, Chennai, India.
M.Sc., Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India
B.Sc., A.V.C College, Mayiladuthurai, India
Work experience (PDF/Teaching etc.):
July 2015 – Present: Professor, Yogi Vemana University, Vemanapuram, Kadapa, India
July 2009 – July 2015: Associate Professor, Yogi Vemana University, Vemanapuram, Kadapa, India
2009: CNRS Researcher, ULP, Strasbourg, France
Post-doctoral Fellowships :
2008-2009: ULP Postdoctoral fellowship, Strasbourg, France
2006-2008: NIMS Postdoctoral fellow, Tsukuba, Japan
2006: NSF Postdoctoral fellowship, NCU, Chung-Li, Taiwan
2004-2006: INRA Postdoctoral fellowship, Versailles, France
Area(s) of research interest
The primary area of research interest includes the synthesis, manipulation, and the physico-chemical characterization of nanomaterials for
• Solar Fuels: Hydrogen Production by Water Splitting
• Photocatalytic decontamination of Gaseous/Aqueous pollutants
• Biomass conversion into value-added chemicals
• Multi-functional applications of TiO2 nanotubes
Research grants (during the last Five years) :
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India : Hierarchical composite nanostructure photocatalysts for efficient water splitting under solar light irradiation (Jan 2016 – Dec 2019). On-going in collaboration with CECRI, Karaikudi. Total INR 72,18,800/=
Research students (Ph.D awarded/ working) :
Ph.D. Awarded – 2 No.
Ph.D. Pursuing – 1 Nos.
Mr.V.Navakoteswara Rao, Senior Reearch Fellow (CSIR-SRF) [Full-time]
Hierarchical composite nanostructure photocatalysts for efficient water splitting under solar light irradiation
Awards and achievements
Awards
1. 2019: Charted Chemist by Royal Society of Chemistry, London.,
2. 2018: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, London,
3. 2016: Associate Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravathi.
4. 2011: Awarded ‘Visiting Scientist’ of JSPS-DST Exploratory Exchange under IJCSP program from March 8 to 19, 2011..
5. 2001: Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF), New Delhi, India.
Research Accomplishments
1. Succeeded in preparation of CdS/TiO2 nanorods and Cu2S/TiO2 and CdSe/TiO2 with for high rate of H2 generation..
2. Bi-metallic quantum dots Cu/Ag-TiO2 nanotubes for proficient hydrogen generation under solar light irradiation..
3. Achieved best results on CuO/TiO2 and Ag2O/TiO2 based nanocomposite photocatalysts for Efficient H2 generation.
4. Explored shape dependent properties of TiO2 nanostructures for H2 production under solar light irradiation.
5. Highly efficient H2 production using Ag2O/TiO2-nanotube hetero-junction photocatalysts..
Selected Publications:
Publications: 96 (h-Index: 27; i-10 Index: 42)
Total citations: 4329 +
Cumulative Impact Factor: 293.697
Average Impact Factor: 4.25

1. V. Navakoteswara Rao, N. Lakshmana Reddy, M. Mamatha Kumari, P. Ravi, M. Sathish, K.M. Kuruvilla, V. Preethi, K. R. Reddy, N. P. Shetti, Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, M.V. Shankar, Photocatalytic recovery of H2 from H2S containing wastewater: Surface and interface control of photo-excitons in Cu2S@TiO2 core-shell nanostructures, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 254 (2019) 174-185. (I.F.14.229)
2. N. Lakshmana Reddy, V. Navakoteswara Rao, M. Vijayakumar. R. Santhosh, S. Anandan, M. Karthik, M.V. Shankar, K.R. Reddy, N.P. Shetti, M.N. Nadagouda, T. M. Aminabhavi, A review on frontiers in plasmonic nano-photocatalysts for hydrogen production, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44 (2019)10453-10472. (I.F.4.084) .
3. N. Lakshmana Reddy, V. Navakoteswara Rao, K.K. Cheralathan, E.P. Subramaniam, M.V. Shankar, Pt/TiO2 nanotube photocatalyst – Effect of synthesis methods on valance state of Pt and its influence on hydrogen production and dye degradation, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 538 (2019) 83-98. (I.F.6.361)
4. N. Lakshmana Reddy, K.K. Cheralathan, V. Durga Kumari, B. Neppolian, M.V. Shankar, Photocatalytic Reforming of Bio-mass Derived Crude Glycerol in Water: A Sustainable Approach for Improved Hydrogen Generation using Ni(OH)2 Decorated TiO2 Nanotubes Under Solar Light Irradiation. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 6 (2018) 3754-3764. (I.F.6.970)
5. S. Suneel Kumar, N. Lakshmana Reddy, H. S. Kushwaha, A. Kumar, M.V. Shankar, K. Bhattacharya, A. Halder, V. Krishnan, Efficient Electron Transfer across ZnO-MoS2-RGO Heterojunction for Remarkably Enhanced Sunlight Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution. ChemSusChem 10 (2017) 3588-3603. (I.F.7.864).
6. N. Lakshmana Reddy, S. Suneel Kumar, V. Krishnan, M. Sathish, M.V. Shankar, Multifunctional Cu/Ag quantum dots on TiO2 nanotubes as highly efficient photocatalyst for enhanced solar hydrogen evolution. Journal of Catalysis 350 (2017) 226-239. (I.F.7.723)
7. D. Praveen Kumar, V. Durga Kumari, M. Karthik, M. Sathish, M.V. Shankar, Shape dependence structural, optical and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 nanocrystals for enhanced hydrogen production via glycerol reforming. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 163 (2017) 113-119. (I.F.6.019)
8. S.Ganesh Babu, R.Vinoth, D.Praveen Kumar, M.V.Shankar, H.L.Chou, K.Vinodgopal, B.Neppolian, "Influence of Electron Storage, Transfer and Shuttling on Reduced Graphene Oxide at the Interfacial Copper Doped TiO2 p-n Heterojunction for Increased Hydrogen Production", Nanoscale, 7, (2015) 7849-7857. (I.F.6.970)
9. M.Mamatha Kumari, D.Praveen Kumar, P.Haridoss, V.Durga Kumari, M.V.Shankar, Nanohybrid of Titania / Carbon Nanotubes - Nanohorns: A Promising Photocatalyst for Enhanced Hydrogen Production under Solar Irradiation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40, (2015) 1665-1674, (I.F.4.028)
10. D.Praveen Kumar, M.V.Shankar, M.Mamatha Kumari, G.Sadanandan, B.Srinivas, V.Durga Kumari, Nano-size effects on CuO/TiO2 catalysts for highly efficient H2 production under solar light irradiation. Chemical Communications, 49 (2013) 9443-9446 (I.F: 6.164).
Conference/symposia attended (during the last five years)
27 (2014-2019)
Conference/symposia organized (during the last five years) :
* UGC sponsored National Seminar on Recent Advances in Functional Materials – RAFM-2015, Dept of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, 15th March 2015.
Other Information (books, patents, collaborations etc.):
Patents:
1. V.Durga Kumari, M.Subrahmanyam, D.Srinivas, G.Sadanandam, M.V.Shankar, B.Syamasundar, M.Mamatha Kumari, D.Praveen Kumar, CuO/TiO2 nanocomposite photocatalyst for hydrogen production, process for the preparation there of. India Patent Application No. 302246, 20181016.
2. V.Durga Kumari, M.Subrahmanyam, D.Srinivas, G.Sadanandam, M.V.Shankar, B.Syamasundar, M.Mamatha Kumari, D.Praveen Kumar, CuO/TiO2 nanocomposite photocatalyst for hydrogen production, process for the preparation there of. US Patent No. US20160045908 A1 20160218; US9776162 B2 20171003.
3. N. Keller, P Bernhardt, M. Roux, A. Robé, M.V.Shankar, S. Picaud, M.J. Ledoux, V. Keller, T. Cottineau. Artificial Retina that includes A Photovoltic Material Layer Including a Titanium dioxide Semicondutor, European Patent Publication No. EP 2509551 A1 20121017; EP 2509551 B1 20141126.
4. N. Keller, P Bernhardt, M. Roux, A. Robé, M.V.Shankar, S. Picaud, M.J. Ledoux, V. Keller, T. Cottineau. Artificial Retina that includes A Photovoltic Material Layer Including a Titanium dioxide Layer, US Patent Publication No. US 2013023986 A1 20130124; US 9125734 B2 20150908.
5. N. Keller, P. Bernhardt, M. Roux, A. Robé, M.V.Shankar, S. Picaud, M.J. Ledoux, V. Keller. Artificial Retina that includes A Photovoltic Material Layer Including a Titanium dioxide Layer, World Patent Publication No. WO 2011070288 A1 20110616.
6. N. Keller, P. Bernhardt, M. Roux, A. Robé, M.V.Shankar, S. Picaud, M.J. Ledoux, V. Keller. Rétine artificielle comprenant une couche en matériau photovoltaique comprenant un semi conducteur à base d’oxyde de titane, French Patent Publication No. FR 2953394 A1 20110610; FR 2953394 B1 20120907.
Books:
1. N. Lakshmana Reddy, M.V. Shankar. Nanostructured Materials for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation. (2019) [LAP Lambert Academic Publishing], Mauritius. ISBN: 978-613-9-44640-7 Sustainable Energy and Environment – 2017 (ICSEE’17)
Book Chapters:
1. Kakarla Raghava Reddy, P. Adinaraya Reddy, Ch. Venkata Reddy, Nagaraj P. Shetti, B. Babu, K. Ravindranadh, M.V. Shankar, Madhava C. Reddy, Sarvesh K. Soni, S. Naveen, Chapter 10 Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles/biopolymer hybrids: Synthesis methods, properties and biomedical applications. Methods in Microbiology Edited by Volker Gurtler, Andrew S. Ball, Sarvesh Soni (2019) Page Nos 227-254. [Elsevier] ISBN: 9780080860473.
2. G.Surendra, L.Dakshayani, V.V.S.S. Srikanth, M.V. Shankar, K. Raghava Reddy, S. K. Soni, M.C. Reddy, Chapter 11. Recent advances in nanoparticles-based strategies for cancer therapeutics and antibacterial applications. Methods in Microbiology. Edited by Volker Gurtler, Andrew S. Ball, Sarvesh Soni (2019) Page Nos 255-293. [Elsevier] ISBN: 9780080860473..
3. K. Raghava Reddy, B. Hemavathi, G. R. Balakrishna, A. V. Raghu, S. Naveen, M.V. Shankar, Chapter 11. Organic Conjugated Polymer-Based Functional Nanohybrids: Synthesis Methods, Mechanisms and Its Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage Supercapacitors and Solar Cells. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles Synthesis, Properties and Applications Edited By Krzysztof Pielichowski and Tomasz M. Majka (2019) Page Nos 357 - 379. [Elsevier] ISBN: 978-0-12-814064-2.
4. V. Preethi, M. Mamatha Kumari, N. Ramesh Reddy, U. Bhargav, K. K. Cheralathan, C. H. Shilpa Chakra and M. V. Shankar, Chapter 2, Recent Progress in Photocatalytic Water Splitting by Nanostructured TiO2: Carbon Photocatalysts – Influence of Interfaces, Morphological Structures and Experimental Parameters, Integrated Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering, Edited by Shahid-ul-Islam (2018) Page Nos. 23–55, WILEY [Scrivener Publishing LLC]. ISBN: 9781119509820
5. M. Mamatha Kumari, K. Raghava Reddy, N. Ramesh Reddy, U. Bhargav, M.V. Shankar and S.K. Soni, Chapter 2. Highly Stable Metal Oxide-based Heterostructured Photocatalysts for Efficient Photcatalytic Hydrogen Production. Nanophotocatalysis and Environmental Applications Edited By Inamuddin, Mohd Imran Ahamed, Abdullah M. Asiri, Eric Lichtfouse (2019) Page Nos 17-29. [Springer Nature] ISBN: 978-3-030-04948-5.
Editorial:
1 . Lead Guest Editor: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Special Issue on International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment – 2019 (ICSEE’19)
2 . Lead Guest Editor: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Special Issue on International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment – 2017 (ICSEE’17)
3 . Guest Editor: Energy and Environmental Focus (American Scientific Publishers) Volume 4, No. 3, (September 2015) pp 175-255. A special Issue on Recent Advances in Nanomaterials for Energy and the Environment.
4 . Guest Editor: Materials Focus (American Scientific Publishers) Volume 4, No 4, (August 2015) pp 259-323. A Special Issue on Advanced Materials for Energy and Environmental Remediation.
5 . International Editorial Board Member: Journal of Catalyst & Catalysis, and American Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine Research, SF Journal of Material and Chemical Engineering.
Collaborators :
1. Dr.M.Sathish, Central Electrochemical Resarch Institute (CSIR-CECRI), Karaikudi, INDIA
2. Dr.Venkata Krishnan, IIT Mandi, Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA
3. Dr.Valerie Keller, CNRS-European Laboratory for Catalysis, Strassbourg, FRANCE
4. Dr.Sudhagar Pichaimuthu, Swansea University, U.K
5. Dr.M.Sakar, Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Jain University, Bengaluru.
6. Dr.V.Preethi, Dept of Civil Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Sciences, Chennai.
7. Dr.Vadali V.S.S. Srikanth, School of Engineering Sciences, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, INDIA
8. Dr.K.Raghava Reddy, University of Sydney, Australia.
9. Prof.B.Neppolian, SRM Research Institute, SRM University, Kattankulathur, INDIA
10. Dr.P.Prathap, Natioanl Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, INDIA
11. Dr.Saim Emin, Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, SI-500 Nova Gorica, SLOVENIA.
12. Dr.S.Sakthivel and Dr.M.Karthik, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, INDIA.
13 .Dr.K.K.Cheralathan, VIT University, Vellore, INDIA
14 .Dr.Vishnu Shanker, NIT, Warangal, India
15 .Dr. Ujjwal Pal, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India
16 .Dr. Sutapa Gosh, CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, India.
17 .Prof.Dinesh Rangappa, VTU, Bengaluru, India.
18 .Dr.P.Nagaraju, SIT, Tumkur, India.
Membership in prestigious academic bodies
1. Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, London
2. Member, Society for Materials Chemistry, India
3. Member, American Chemical Society, USA
4. Member, Materials Research Society, USA
5. Member, Catalysis Society of India, India
6. Member, Society for Advancement of Chemical Sciences and Education (SACSE), India
7. Member, Indian Council of Chemists, India
8. Member, Materials Research Society of India, India

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