DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Name of the Department with Address and Contact number :
Department of PHYSICS
Yogi Vemana University
Kadapa – 516003
Contact Number :08562-225402
FAX: 08562-225419
E-mail: physicsdepartmentyvu@gmail.com
Year of Establishment :
2005
Details of the faculty members :
Dr. K. Krishna Reddy Professor
Dr. Y. Nazeer Ahammed Professor
Dr. V. Venkatramu Assistant Professor & Coordinator
Dr. Y. P. Venakata Subbaiah Assistant Professor
Dr. M. Raghavender Assistant Professor
Achievements :
Dr.K. Krishna Reddy, Professor in Physics :
  1. Fellow, The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), New Delhi, India.
  2. Fellow, Andhra Pradesh (AP) Akademy of Sciences, Hyderabad.
  3. AP Scientist Award 2007, APCOST, Hyderabad.
  4. Secretary, Andhra Chapter, Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT).
  5. Steering Committee Member & Faculty, International school on Atmospheric Radar (ISAR), 2006-2011.
  6. Young Scientist, International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Lillie, France, 1996.
  7. Eminent Scientist of the Year-2010, National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi.
  8. Scientist, Tenth Scientific Expedition to Antarctica, Nov. 1990- March 1991.
  9. Bharat Jyoti Award-2010, India International Friendship Society, New Delhi.
  10. Top 100 Educator-2010, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  11. Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century-2011, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  12. Best Citizen of India-2010, International Publishing House, New Delhi.
  13. Member, Academic Advisory Committee for Centre for Atmospheric Sciences and Weather modification Technologies, JNTU, Hyderabad.
  14. Visiting Scientist/Guest Faculty at National Central University, Taiwan since 1997 – Atmospheric Radar Technology/meteorology and its application for weather and climate.
  15. Faculty member, School on Atmospheric Science, Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Madras, Chennai.
  16. Life Member, India Meteorological Society (IMS), Chennai Chapter.
  17. Life Member, National Environmental Sience Academy, New Delhi.
  18. Technical Committee member for Cloud seeding operation by Jawaharlal Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
  19. Faculty member, Winter school on Atmospheric Radar and Lidar, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki.
  20. Gold Medal Awarded for the best research paper at the National Space Science Symposium, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahemdabad, 1992.
Dr. Y. Nazeer Ahammed, Associate Professor in Physics :
  1. Member of “First Winter Phase Indian Arctic Expedition” during 2nd – 31st March, 2008 (29 days) at Ny-Alesund, Arctic and conducted Atmospheric Science Experiments.
  2. Member of “Second Phase Summer Indian Arctic Expedition” during 30th July-30th August, 2008 (32 days) at Ny-Alesund, Arctic and conducted Atmospheric Science Experiments.
Dr. V. Venkatramu, Assistant Professor in Physics :
  1. DAE Research Young Scientist Award from Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India (2011).
  2. Guest Scientist/Visiting Scientist, University of La Laguna, SPAIN (May-June 2008, 2009, 2010).
  3. Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Verona, Verona, ITALY (June 2006-June 2007).
  4. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India (2006).
Dr. Y.P. Venkata Subbaiah, Assistant Professor in Physics :
  1. Young Scientist Award from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
  2. Selected as ‘Experienced Researcher’ in Marie Curie Research Training Programme, UNINOVA, PORTUGAL.
  3. Postdoctoral Fellow, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea.
  4. ‘NRE – JRF’ by Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of India, New Delhi, INDIA.
Dr. M. Raghavender, Assistant Professor in Physics:
  1. Dr. K. V. Rao Young Scientist Award 2007 (Winner) for the year 2007 in Physics.
  2. Young Scientist Fellowship Award 2006: Selected for Andhra Pradesh State Council Science and Technology (APCOST) Young Scientist Fellowship Award for the year 2006.
  3. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Govt. of India. (2006).
  4. Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) in DRDO sponsored research project. (2004 - 2005).
  5. Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in DRDO sponsored research project. (2002 - 2004).
Projects Under taken :
  1. Dr. K.Krishna Reddy, Co-ordinator, Project Title: “Semi-arid-zonal Atmospheric Research Centre (SARC)” Sponsoring Agency is Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) the duration period 10 years Aug. 2008 to July.2018 Total Outlay of the Projects (Rs.) 5 Crores.
  2. Dr. K.Krishna Reddy, Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Severe Thunderstorm Observational – Regional Modeling (STORM)” Sponsoring Agency is Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) the duration period 5 years April 2009 to Mar. 2014 Total Outlay of the Projects (Rs.) 1.2 Crores.
  3. Dr. K.Krishna Reddy, Principal Investigator, Project Title:  “Operation and Maintenance of 19-Village Information Systems over Kadapa and Nellore” Sponsoring Agency is Andhra Pradesh State Council of Science & Technology (APCOST) the duration period 2 Years Oct. 2009 to Mar. 2012 Total Outlay of the Projects (Rs.) 34.72 Lakhs.
  4. Dr. Y. Nazeer Ahammed, Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Radiative forcing due to regional atmospheric aerosols at Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh” Sponsoring Agency is Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) the duration period 2010-2013 Total Outlay of the Projects (Rs.) 60.14 Lakhs.
  5. Dr. V. Venkatramu, Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Optimization of structural and luminescence properties of Ln3+/Yb3+- doped Lu3Ga5O12 nanocrystalline garnets for the development of light emitting devices”. Project Sanction No. 2010/20/34/5/BRNS, Sponsoring Agency is Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Mumbai. The duration period: 2010-2013, Total outlay of the Project (Rs.): 14,90,000.
  6. Dr. V. Venkatramu, Member, Project Title:  “Optical Properties of Rare-earth ions in Solids at High pressure”. Indo-Spain International Collaborative Project Sanction No: PCI2006-A7-0638, Sponsoring Agency is Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), Spain. The duration period: 2008-2011, Total outlay of the Project (Euro): 27,000.
  7. Dr.Y.P.Venkata Subbaiah, Principal Investigator, Project Title: “Development of low-cost and environmentally benign absorber material for heterojunction solar cells” Sponsoring Agency is Department of Science & Technology (DST) Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme the duration period 2009-2012 Total Outlay of the Projects (Rs.) Rs. 20 Lakhs.
Details of Medals received by the students:
Prestigious DST’s INSPIRE Fellowship to the First Rank Student for the Academic Year 2008-10 to pursue Ph.D. degree.
Number of Research Scholars :
Ph.D: 1; Project SRF: 2; Project JRF: 7
Seminars / Conference / Symposia/ Workshops/Guest lecturers conducted :
  1. Organized National Seminar on “Natural Resources and Natural Disasters” Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India during 18 and 19 January 2009.
  2. Organized “First International Workshop on the Frontiers of Atmospheric Physics and Technology” Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India during 20-22 February 2008.
  3. Around 20 guest lectures were arranged through Yogi Vemana University Physical Society. Recent are as follows:
  4. Dr. Víctor Lavín, Profesor, Departament of Fundamental and Experimental Physics,UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA “Rare Earth Ions for Luminescent Devices and Applications” on 22.02.2010.
  5. Dr. Werner Sievers, Professor, Departament of Fundamental and Experimental Physics,UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA “Photonic crystals in microwave applications” on 22.02.2010.
  6. Dr. Uma Das, Post-doctoral Fellow, National Central University, Taiwan Middle Atmospheric Dynamics on 01.07.2010.
  7. Dr. Sanat Kumar Das, Post-doctoral fellow, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki Aerosol and Climate Change on 01.07.2010.
  8. Dr.T.G.K. Murthy, Adviser, DST & DRDO Global Climate Change, during 14-16 July, 2010.
  9. Shri. Malla Reddy, Managing Director, ASTRA Microwave (P) Ltd., Hyderabad “ How to become a successful Businessman.
  10. Sri Sanjay Attara, Komoline (P) Ltd., Ahmadabad, New technology for Space studies during 14-16 July 2010.
  11. Dr. K.V.S. Badarinath, Head, Atmospheric Science Section, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad “Global distribution of aerosols” on 11.11.2010.
Collborations/Memorandum of Understanding :
  1. Institution National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan Purpose is Academic/Research exchange Duration Period 10 years From 21 Oct. 2007.
  2. Institution Indian Space Research Organization, Bangalore Purpose is Technical support, Instrumentation and Research exchange Duration Period 15 years From 14 Aug. 2008.
  3. Institution Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan, Taiwan, Purpose is Computational facility and Research exchange Duration Period5 years From 18 Oct. 2008.
  4. Institution Andhra Pradesh Council of Science and Technology (APCOST), Hyderabad Purpose is Operation, maintenance of Village Information Systems and Technical Support Duration Period 10 years From 25 Dec. 2008.
  5. Institution Andhra Pradesh State Remote Sensing Applications Centre (APSRAC), Hyderabad Purpose is Generation of Meteorological products, Validation and calibration of Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) Duration Period 5 years From 15 Feb. 2009.
  6. Institution National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi Purpose isResearch exchange Duration Period From 21 Jan., 2011.
  7. Institution Space Physics Laboratory, VSSC, Trivandrum Purpose is Research exchange Duration Period From 27 July, 2010.