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• 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Description of Research Work
|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)|
• 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.
Mr. B. Venkata Ramana - Metal/metal oxide nanoparticles for biological applications
• 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.
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.