Dr. B. Vijaya kumar naidu
Assistant professor
: +91-8562-225451(O),+91-8562-255365 (R) +91-9966320402 (M)
vijay@yogivemanauniversity.ac.in , drvijayboya@gmail.com
Qualification :
• Ph.D., (2002), Thermo-Physical Properties of Polymers, S.K. University, Anantapur, A.P, India.
• M.Sc.(Tech.), 3 years course, (1998), Polymer Science & Technology, S.K. University, Anantapur, A.P, India.
• B.Sc. (1995), Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, S.K. University, Anantapur, A.P, India
Teaching Experience :
• July 2009 onwards, Assistant Professor, Dept of Material Science and Nanotechnology, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, A.P., India.
• Aug 2007-June 2009, Postdoctoral Fellow, Process engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
• May 2005-April 2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Education, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea
• April 2003-April 2005, Research Associate, Center of Excellence in Polymer Science, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
Area/s of research interests :
Polymer nanomaterials.
Organic photovoltaics.
Research focus :

    Description of Research Work

  1. Earlier research work:
    • Physico-chemical properties of water-soluble monomers/ oligomers/polymers in aqueous and non-aqueous media and blend compatibility using solution, thermal, microscopic and spectroscopic techniques
    • Developed different polymer carriers in the form of nano/micro/bead/gels using bio and synthetic polymers for drug delivery applications
    • Development and characterization of nano-composite, blend and zeolites filled polymeric membranes for pervaporation separation applications.
    • Bulk-heterojunction polymer solar cells based on donor-acceptor system of conjugated polymers and C60 derivatives and afrbaication of polymer light emitting diodes.
  2. Current research activities:
    • Metal/polymer nanocarriers for drug delivery applications Bio-synthesis of silver and copper nanoparticles by using different plant and millet extracts whereas polymer based nanoparticles are being developed by using newly developed methods. Different anit-cancer drugs are loaded into polymer nanocarriers and their release characteristics are being measured. We are trying to develop a versatile method by which one can control many parameters.
    • Polymer based blend/nanocomposite membranes: Development of blend membranes based on poly (vinyl alcohol), hydrophilic polymer blending with small amounts of hydrophobic poly(acrylonitrile), Poly(styrene), Poly(methyl methacrylate). Chitosan/sodium alginate based nanocomposite membranes are being fabricated by incorporating different amounts of TiO2 nanostructures such as particles and rods are into the polymer matrices. These membranes are being used for pervaporation separation of water-organic mixtures.
  3. Future research plans: In continuing the current work, I am planning to establish photovoltaic fabrication lab to develop polymer/organic based materials for solar harvesting applications.
Projects undertaken :
Title of the Research Projects Funding Agency Duration Remarks
Hydrophilic-hydrophobic based polymeric membranes for pervaporation separation applications Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi 3 years (2011-14) In progress (Rs. 17.63 lakhs)
Nanostructured TiO2 incorporated polymer nanocomposite membranes for pervaporation separation applications University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi 3 years (2013-16) In progress (Rs 9.67 lakhs)
Project Fellows and details of the research work in brief :
Mr. Siva Sankar, Project Assistant in DST Project
• Compatibility or miscibility studies on poly (vinyl alcohol), hydrophilic polymer blending with hydrophobic poly(acrylonitrile), Poly(styrene), Poly(methyl methacrylate) and their copolymers has been studying using solution properties such as viscosity, refractive index and instrumental techniques such as SEM and DSC.
• Fabrication of hydrophilic-hydrophobic based polymer membranes, their characterization, swelling and pervaproation studies in water-organic mixtures.
Research Scholars – Research areas :
Mr. S. Siva Sankar - Polymer blend membranes for pervaporation separation and polymer based carriers for drug delivery applications
Mr. B. Venkata Ramana - Metal/metal oxide nanoparticles for biological applications
Achievements/Awards :
• UGC Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship to work in United States of America in the year 2014-15
• Aug 2007 – June 2009, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada.
• April 2006 – April 2007, Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Laboratories (NRL), South Korea.
• May 2005 – March 2006, Pusan National University Postdoctoral Fellowship, Busan, South Korea.
• April 2003 – April 2005, Research Associate, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi.
• Jan 1999 – Sep 2001, Project Fellow, University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi.
Details of significant paper publications :
Total No. : 46
Patent :
Naidu Boya, Won Suk Shin, Sung Ho Jin, “Organic photovoltaic devices with improved power conversion efficiency and method for fabricating the same” Korean Patent Number: 0785954 (2007.12.07); Publication Number: 2007-0108040.
1. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, Sung-Ho Jin, Sung Chul Kim, Jae Wook Lee and Yeong-Soon Gal, Novel hybrid photovoltaics made by generating silver nanoparticles in the bulk-heterojunction structure of P3HT:PCBB, Sol. Eng. Mat. Sol. Cells 92 (2008) 397-401.
2. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, Sung-Ho Jin, Sung Chul Kim, Won-Suk Shin, Jae Wook Lee and Yeong-Soon Gal, Optimization of Process Parameters for High Efficiency Polymer Photovoltaic Devices Based on P3HT:PCBM System, Sol. Eng. Mat. Sol. Cells 91 (2007) 1187-1193.
3. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, Sung-Ho Jin, Won-Suk Shin, Jae Wook Lee and Yeong-Soon Gal “Effect of desilylation on optical and electroluminescent properties of poly(2-(3-dimethyldodecylsilylphenyl)-1,4-phenylenevinylene)”, J. Poly. Sci. Part-A (Note.), 44 (2006) 6498-6503.
4. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu and Tejraj M. Aminabhavi, “Pervaporation separation of water/2-propanol mixtures by use of the blend membranes of sodium alginate and (hydroxyethyl)cellulose: Roles of permeate-membrane interactions, zeolite filling, and membrane swelling”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 44 (2005) 7481-7489.
5. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, K.S.V. Krishna Rao and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Pervaporation separation of water + 1,4-dioxane and water + tetrahydrofuran mixtures using sodium alginate and its blend membranes with hydroxyethylcellulose-A comparative study”, J. Membr. Sci., 260 (2005) 131-141.
6. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, M. Sairam, K.V.S.N. Raju and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Pervaporation separation of water + isopropanol mixtures using nanocomposite membranes of poly(vinyl alcohol) and polyaniline”, J. Membr. Sci., 260 (2005) 142-155
7. Malladi Sairam, V. Ramesh Babu, Boya Vijaya Kumar Naidu, and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Encapsulation Efficiency and Controlled Release Characteristics of Crosslinked Polyacrylamide Particles”, Int. J. Pharma. 320 (2006) 131-136.
8. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, M. Sairam, K.V.S.N. Raju and T.M. Aminabhavi, “Thermal, viscoelastic, solution and membrane properties of sodium alginate/hydroxyethylcellulose blends”, Carbohydrate Polym., 61 (2005) 52-60.
9. B. Vijaya Kumar Naidu, K. Chowdoji Rao and M.C.S. Subha, Densities and viscosities of mixtures if some glycols and polyglycols in N-methylacetamide at 308.15 K, J.Chem. Engg. Data, 48 (2003) 625-628.