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Dr. K.S.V. Krishna Rao

Dr. K.S.V. Krishna Rao

Postdoctoral Fellow, South Korea
UGC-Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, WSU, USA

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Yogi Vemana University
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Ph.D.(2005) – Department of Chemistry, Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, India.

Teaching Experience

• Associate Professor in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: Nov 2020 – Till date.
• UGC RAMAN Fellow, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA: Mar 2015 – Feb 2016.
• Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, India: Nov 2008 – Nov 2020.
• Research Professor, Changwon National University, South Korea: Apr 2008 – Oct 2008.
• Postdoctoral Fellow, Pusan National University, South Korea: Apr 2006 – Mar 2008.

Administrative Experience

• Warden | Y.V. University College | From 17.08.2013 - 30.01.2015.
• Coordinator | Dept. of Chemistry, Y.V. University | From 05.08.2014 - 30.01.2015.
• Coordinator | Academic Section, Y.V. University | From 04.03.2016 - 07-07-2020.
• Coordinator | Establishment Section, Y.V. University | From 04.03.2016 - 07-07-2020.
• Member | Central Purchase committee, Y.V. University | From 16.04.2016 - 10.02.2018.
• Coordinator | Rate Contract committee for Chemical and Kits, Y.V. University | From 26.10.2017 - 25.10.2019.
• Coordinator | Dept. of Chemistry, Y.V. University | From 03.04.2019- 04.04.2020.
• Nodal Officer | Biometric System, Y.V. University | From 08.06.2016 - Till date.
• Coordinator | College Development Council, Y.V. University | From 12.02.2020 - Till date.
• Coordinator, College Development Council, Y.V. University (12.02.2020 to Till date).
• Director, OBC Cell, Y.V. University ( 2020 to Till date) .
• Coordinator, NCC Cell, Y.V. University ( 25.06.2021 to Till date) .

Research Projects

• Synthesis and Characterization of Biodegradable Polymer Based Nanocarriers for Controlled Release Applications | DST (fast track scheme for young scientists program) | 15, 30, 000 INR | 2010-2013.
• Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network membranes for selective separation of toxic metal ions | BRNS, Govt. of India | 28,45,750 INR | 2011-2014.
• Novel Duel Responsive Micro/Nano Hydrogels from Carbohydrate polymers: Synthesis, Development and in vitro Anti-Cancer Drug delivery Studies | University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India | 7,50,000 INR| 2013-2015.
• Design and Synthesis of IPN based Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Embedded with Nano-Additives for Fuel Cell Applications | Indian Space Research Organization, India | 22,75,000 INR | 2014-2017.

Research Students

Post-Doctoral Fellows

• Dr. Kasetty Reddaiah, National Postdoctoral Fellow funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India.
Project Title: Fabrication of electrochemical sensors for the determination of neurotransmitters and some selected flavonoids
• Dr. Hlaing Hlaing Myint (Miss), (from Myanmar)ASEAN-India Research Training Fellow (AI-RTF) Funded by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India.
Project Title: Fabrication of Magnetic Graphene Oxide (GO-Fe3O4) Based Polymer Nanocomposite for Removal of Dyes form Wastewater

Ph.D Awarded: 08

• Mr. P. Rama Subba Reddy | Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-Structured Macro-Molecular Matrices and their Silver Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications | 2014.
• Mr. N. Sivagangi Reddy | Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-responsive interpenetrating polymer network membranes for selective separation of toxic metal ions | 2016.
• Mrs. T.J. Sudhavani (Rayalaseema University | Development of Polymeric Matrices and Synergistic Ligands for Extraction of Rare Earth and Toxic Metal Ions | 2017.
• Ms. S. Eswaramma (DST Inspire Fellow) | Synthesis and Characterization of Multi-structured Hydrogels for Controlled Release of Anti-Cancer & Anti-HIV Drugs and Anti-Microbial Applications | 2017.
• Mr. Vishvanatha Reddy (Rayalaseema University) | Synthesis and Characterization of Copolymer/Polymeric Matrices and their Biomedical Applications | 2019.
• Mrs. R. Vijitha, ISRO-JRF, “Fabrication of Functionalized Carbohydrate Polymer Based Polyelectrolyte Membranes and their Composites with Phospho-molybdic Acid for Drug Delivery, Toxic Metal Ion Removal and Fuel Cell Applications” Ph.D. Awarded in 2022.
• Mr. K. Nagaraja, “Synthesis of Polysaccharide Based Hydrogels for Anti-Cancer Drug Delivery and Green Synthesis of Their Silver Nanocomposites for Inactivation of Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria” Ph.D. Awarded in 2022.
• Ms. Boddu Adilakshi, DST Inspire Fellow “Synthesis and Systematic Design of pH Responsive Polymeric Drug Delivery Devices for Controlled Release of Anti-Cancer Drugs” Ph.D. Awarded in 2022.

Ph.D Pursuing: 03

• Miss. D. Hemalatha, Research scholar (Regular); Working title: “Design and development of Carbohydrate based targeted drug delivery systems”. (08/2020).
• Mr. T. Mohan Babu, Research scholar (Part-Time) Working title: “Synthesis and Characterization of Carbohydrate based Polymeric Materials for Biomedical Applications”. (08/2023).
• Mr. Kushal Powar, Research scholar (Regular) Working title: Synthesis and Systematic Design of Intracellular Degradable Multi-Responsive Macromolecular Therapeutics for Cancer Therapy.” (04/2023).

Extra Mural Research Ph.D. Students (Part-Time): 04

• Mr. E.G. Sreenivasula Reddy (Co-Guide). Working title: “The Role of Analytical Method Development, Validation and Physico-Chemical Parameters of Pesticide Formulations for Sustainable Crop Protection”. (12/2021).
• Mrs. R. Pusphalatha (Co-Guide). Working title: “Synthesis and Characterization of Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Matrices for Drug Delivery Application”. (12/2021).
• Mr. Surender Dodla, Working title: “The Development and Validation of New RP-HPLC Method for the Quantitative Determination of Fungicidal Formulation”. (05/2023).
• Mr. Sudheer Reddy Mukkala, Working title: “Novel Synthesis and Characterization of Indole and Pyrimidine Derivatives”. (05/2023).

Achievements / Awards : 07

• 2021: Received Distinguished Editor from International Institute of Organized Research (I2OR), India.
• 2018: Received ASSOCIATE FELLOW from Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences, (APAS) Amaravati, India.
• 2014: Received UGC RAMAN Award for Postdoctoral Fellowship for Indian scholars to work at Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA by UGC, New Delhi, India.
• 2009: Received Young Scientist Award with research project under the Fast-track scheme for young scientists, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi.
• 2009: Biographical profile published in the MARQUIS’ who’s who in the World, 27th edition 2010 (Published from New Jersey, U.S.A.).
• 2007: Awarded the Junior Scientist from National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi, India.
• 2006: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Pusan National University, Pusan, South Korea.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 180 (88 Web of Science Core Collection)

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 10
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 04
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 03
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 60
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies

• Life member of Indian Science Congress, INDIA.
• Life member of The Indian Thermodynamics Society, INDIA.
• Life member of Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists, INDIA.
• Life member of Society for Polymer Science, INDIA.
• Life member of National Environmental Science Academy, INDIA.
• Life Member of Association of Chemistry Teachers, INDIA.
• Life Member of Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India, INDIA.

Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• Editor-in-Chief of the Journal entitled ‘Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Science’. ISSN No.:2320-0898 (print), 2320-0928 (online). Indexed with Crossref (DOI), CAS etc.
• Editorial Board member of the Journal entitled ‘Spectroscopy- An International Journal’ (Impact Factor: 0.89).
• Editorial Board member of the Journal entitled ‘The Open Access Journal of Science and Technology’ (Online ISSN: 2314-523).

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph.D thesis submitted to various universities like Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, VIT University, Vellore, University of Mysore, Mysore etc were adjudicated.

Polymer Biomaterial Design and Synthesis Lab

For Drug Delivery applies engineering principles to develop relevant models of health & disease and enable effective delivery of therapeutics

Drug delivery is the science and engineering of converting potent drugs into beneficial therapies. As part of this, preliminarily, we design and synthesis of new monomers and polymers for medical applications. Our research has advanced the fundamental understanding of the biology of barriers in the human body, and has led to the development of new materials and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of various ailments including AIDS, cancer and infectious diseases, and also nanotechnology applications.


For Anti-Microbial Technology

Antibiotics typically function by interfering with bacteria's cellular processes. Several bacteria have developed antibiotic resistance over many generations, owing in large part to the misuse and overuse of antibiotics, by creating their own enzymes that target the drugs. Our lab has synthesized a nanomaterial (Ag, Au, Pt nanoparticles) and nanocomposites (hydrogel- Ag, Au, Pt nanoparticles) that can break down the cell membranes of several pathogens like Salmonella, Corynebacterium, Staphylococcus aureus and Proteu, marking a major advance in the fight against antibiotic resistance.


For Membrane Technology

Materials separation is important for the sustainable development of human existence in numerous industrial, environmental protection, and recycling applications. As a key technology for material separation, the membrane process is presently receiving considerable attention. By recycling water, air, and energy, it is also anticipated to contribute to water and atmospheric environments and the realization of a future sustainable society. Our research laboratory has extensive research activities on basic membrane science and engineering, specifically the development and evaluation of novel functional carbohydrate polymer (sodium alginate, Chitosan, Pectin, etc.) membranes for Pervaporation and Fuel cells (PEMFC).


For Adsorption Technology

Heavy metal ions and dyes are utilized everywhere, including in the textile industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, paper, leather, and even medicines. The removal of certain pollutants (Cu (II), Ni (II), Sm (III), Tb (III), Methylene blue, Cango red etc.) from water by a polymeric hydrogel that can be recovered and reused. Our laboratory findings suggest a new method for cleaning effluent after use in the textile, cosmetic, or other industries.


Key Words: Biomaterials, Drug Delivery, Carbohydrate Polymers, Nanoparticles, Nanocomposites, Anti-Microbial, Membranes, Fuel Cells, Toxic Metal Ion Removal, Dye Removal.

  • Dr. K.S.V. Krishna Rao
    Associate Professor
    Department of Chemistry
    YOGI VEMANA UNIVERSITY, Kadapa – 516 005
    Y.S.R District, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

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What they say?


I am indebted to the faculty of the University, who inculcated scientific temper and research aptitude and I think YVU is a happening place for qualitative research.

Anand Kumar
Ph.D. in Biotechnology

The academic ambience and infrastructure of the University are the hallmarks, I consider myself to be lucky to be here and I foresee a bright future in pursuit of Science.

Shaik Fasiha Begam
M.Sc. in Physics

Yogi Vemana University is certainly a hub for meaningful research activities. Research in social sciences here bears contemporary relevance and addresses societal problems.

Varikunta Sailaja
Ph.D. in English

Yogi Vemana University installed faith in me to explore new avenues in liberal arts which mates us more humane and civilized.

Karanam Saiteja