FACULTY PROFILE
M.V.Shankar 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 2009 – July 2015: Associate Professor, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India
July 2015 – Present: 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
Areas 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, Quantum Dots Solar Cells
• 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 – Jan 2019). On-going in collaboration with CECRI, Karaikudi. Total INR 72,18,800/=
Navel Research Board (NRB), India: Nano-Ferrites/Tungstites and Carbon Nanotubes Composites for Efficient Hydrogen Production by Solar Water Splitting (August 2017 to July 2020). Principal Investigator: Dr.M. Mamatha Kumari , C-PI: Prof.M.V.Shankar, Total INR. 18,35,363/=
Research Students(Ph.D awarded/working) :
Ph.D. Awarded – 2 Nos.
Ph.D. Pursuing – 1 No.
Mr.V.Nava Koteswara Rao, Senior Research Fellow-MNRE Project (Full-time)
Hierarchical composite nanostructure photocatalysts for efficient water splitting under solar light irradiation
Awards and achievements
Awards
1. 2018: Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, London,
2. 2016: Associate Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravathi.
3. 2011: Awarded ‘Visiting Scientist’ of JSPS-DST Exploratory Exchange under IJCSP program from March 8 to 19, 2011.
4. 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-mealltic 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.
6. Conceived a novel idea for synthesis and multi-functional applications of TiO2-based nanotube materials.
Selected Publications:
Publications: 67 (h-Index: 23; i-10 Index: 29)
Total citations: >3650
Patents (USA, French, Europe, World) Published / Granted : 5

1. V. Navakoteswara Rao, N. Lakshmana Reddy, M. Mamatha Kumari, P. Ravi, M. Sathish, B. Neppolian, M.V. Shankar, Synthesis of titania wrapped cadmium sulfide nanorods for photocatalytic hydrogen generation. Materials Research Bulletin 103 (2018) 122-132. (I.F.2.8).
2. 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.5.95).
3. 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.7.22).
4. T. Sree Latha, C. Madhava Reddy, M.V. Shankar, V.V.V.S Srikanth, L. Dakshayani, In vitro and in vivo evaluation of anti-cancer activity: Shape-dependent properties of TiO2 nanostructures. Materials Science & Engineering C,78 (2017) 969-977. (I.F.3.42)
5. 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.7.33).
6. B.Rajendra Prasad Reddy, P.Vasu Govardhana Reddy, D.Praveen Kumar, B.N. Reddy, M.V.Shankar. Rapid synthesis of alkylaminophenols via Petasis Borono-Mannich reaction using protonated trititanate nanotubes as robust solid-acid catalyst. RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 14682 - 14691 (I.F.3.84).
7. 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.7.23).
8. D.Praveen Kumar, N.Lakshmana Reddy, M.Mamatha Kumari, B.Srinivas, V.Durga Kumari, V.Roddatis, O. Bondarchunk, M.Karthik, B.Nepplian, M.V.Shankar. Cu2O-Sensitized TiO2 Nanorods with Nanocavities for Highly Efficient Photocatalytic Hydrogen Production under Solar Light Irradiation. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 136, (2015) 157-165 (I.F.5.33).
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.3.2).
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: 6.32).
Conference/symposia attended (during the last five years)
36 (2013-2018)
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. US Patent No. US20160045908 A1 20160218; US9776162 B2 20171003.
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. India Patent Application No. 2080/DEL/2014 dt.23-7-2014.
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.
Editorial:
1. Lead Guest Editor: International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Special Issue on International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environment – 2017 (ICSEE’17)
2. 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.
Collaborations
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.Vadali V.S.S. Srikanth, School of Engineering Sciences, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, INDIA
5. Prof.B.Neppolian, SRM Research Institute, SRM University, Kattankulathur, INDIA
6. Dr.P.Prathap, Natioanl Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, INDIA
7. Dr.Saim Emin, Materials Research Laboratory, University of Nova Gorica, SI-500 Nova Gorica, SLOVENIA.
8. Dr.S.Sakthivel and Dr.M.Karthik, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, INDIA.
9. Dr.K.K.Cheralathan, VIT University, Vellore, INDIA
Membership in prestigious academic bodies
1. Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, London
2. Member, American Chemical Society, USA
3. Member, Materials Research Society, USA
4. Member, Catalysis Society of India, India
5. Member, Society for Advancement of Chemical Sciences and Education (SACSE), India
6. Member, Indian Council of Chemists, India
7. Member, Materials Research Society of India, India

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