FACULTY PROFILE
Dr.M.V.Shankar
Professor & BOS Chairman
Department of Materials Science & Nanotechnology
+91 9966-8458-99
Shankar@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in
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:
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
Doctoral and 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
2001 – 2004: Prestigious doctoral fellowship (Senior Research Fellowship) by CSIR, India
2000 – 2001: Project Assistantship by AICTE, New Delhi, India
1999 – 2000: Junior Project Fellowship by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), New Delhi, India
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 :
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.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India : Development of nanocomposite semiconductor materials for the direct splitting of water into H2 and O2 under visible solar light irradiation (Jan 2011- Dec 2014). Completed in collaboration with IICT, Hyderabad.
Research Students :
Ph.D. Awarded – 2 Nos.
Ph.D. Pursuing – 2 No.
Mr.N.Lakshmana Reddy, INSPIRE Fellow
Development of core/shell nanostructures for efficient H2 production by catalytic water splitting under solar irradiation
Mr.V.Nava Koteswara Rao, Junior Research Fellow-MNRE Project
Hierarchical composite nanostructure photocatalysts for efficient water splitting under solar light irradiation
Achievements
Research Accomplishments
Succeeded in preparation of Cu2O sensitized TiO2 nanorods with nanocavities for high rate of H2 generation.
Achieved best results on CuO/TiO2-based nanocomposite photocatalysts for Efficient H2 generation.
Explored shape dependent properties of TiO2 nanostructures for H2 production under solar light irradiation.
Highly efficient H2 production using Ag2O/TiO2-nanotube hetero-junction photocatalysts.
Conceived a novel idea for synthesis and applications of TiO2-based nanotube materials.
Synthesized a novel visible light active zeolite-based photocatalyst and achieved 10 times higher hydrogen production efficiency compared to commercial TiO2 powder.
Honours / Awards / Prizes received:
2016: Associate Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, Amaravathi.
2011: Awarded ‘Visiting Scientist’ of JSPS-DST Exploratory Exchange under IJCSP program from March 8 to 19, 2011.
2001: Senior Research Fellowship (CSIR-SRF), New Delhi, India.
Publication Records:
* Publications: 41 (h-Index: 19; i-10 Index: 20)
*Total citations: 2509 Total impact factors (June 2016): 110.94
*Patents (USA, French, Europe, World) Published / Granted : 5
*In YV University: Publications 20 and 01 USA Patent
*Invited Talks/Guest Lectures: 39
Selected Publications:
1. D. Praveen Kumar, N. Lakshmana Reddy, M. Karthikeyan, N. Chinnaiah, V. Bramhaiah, V. Durga Kumari, M.V.Shankar, Synergistic effect of Nanocavities in Anatase TiO2 Nanobelts for Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange Dye. Journal of Colloids and Interface Science 477 (2016) 201-208 (I.F.3.36) SCI.
2. D.Praveen Kumar, N.Lakshmana Reddy, B.Srinivas, V.Durgakumari, V.Roddatis, O.Bondarchuk, M.Karthik, Y.Ikuma, M.V.Shankar. Stable and active CuxO/TiO2 nanostructured catalyst for proficient hydrogen production under solar light irradiation. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 146 (2016) 63 - 71 (I.F.5.33) SCI.
3. D.Praveen Kumar, N.Lakshmana Reddy, B.Srinivas, V.Durgakumari, V.Roddatis, O.Bondarchuk, M.Karthik, Y.Ikuma, M.V.Shankar. Stable and active CuxO/TiO2 nanostructured catalyst for proficient hydrogen production under solar light irradiation. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 146 (2016) 63 - 71 (I.F.5.33) SCI.
4. 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) SCI.
5. T.Sree Latha, L.Dakshayani, D.Praveen Kumar, M.V.Shankar, C.Madhava Reddy. Ti-O based nanomaterials ameliorate experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis and collagen-induced arthritis. RSC Advances, 6 (2016) 8870 - 8880 (I.F.3.84) SCI.
6. S. Sumisha, G. Arthanareeswaran, A.F. Ismail, D. Praveen Kumar, M.V. Shankar, Functionalized Titanate Nanotube-Polyetherimide Nanocomposite Membrane for Improved Salt Rejection Under Low Pressure Nanofiltration. RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 39464-39473 (I.F. 3.84) SCI.
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) SCI
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) SCI.
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) SCI.
10. G.Madhusudana, P.Sampath Kumar, D.Praveen Kumar, V.V.S.S.Srikanth, M.V.Shankar, Photocatalytic performance of rice grain shaped ZnO microrods under solar irradiation, Materials Letters 128 (2014) 183-186, (I.F.2.45) SCI.
Patents List (5 Published, 1 under review)
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. 2080/DEL/2014 dt.23-7-2014.
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 Publication No.US20160045908A1 20160218.
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.
Collaborations :
*Dr.M.Sathish, Central Electrochemical Resarch Institute (CSIR-CECRI), Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
*Dr.M.Karthik, Energy Cooperative Research Centre, Parque Tecnológico, SPAIN
*Dr.V.Durga Kumari, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.
*Dr.Venkata Krishnan, IIT Mandi, Arunachal Pradesh, INDIA
*Dr.Valerie Keller, CNRS-European Laboratory for Catalysis, Strassbourg, FRANCE
*Dr.Vadali V.S.S. Srikanth, School of Engineering Sciences, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA
*Prof.B.Neppolian, SRM Research Institute, SRM University, Kattankulathur, INDIA
*Dr.S.Sakthivel, Center for Solar Energy Materials, International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA
*Dr.P.Prathap, Natioanl Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, INDIA
*Dr.G. Arthanareeswaran, National Institute of Techenology (NIT), Trichy, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
*Prof. Yasuro Ikuma, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Atsugi, JAPAN
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