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Dr. Katta Venkateswarlu

Dr. Katta Venkateswarlu
Associate Professor

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

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Ph.D: (08/2003–03/2008); Chemistry, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India. Adviser: Dr. Biswanath Das, Former Deputy Director, CSIR-IICT, India. Thesis entitled “Development of New Synthetic Methodologies Involving C-N or C-O Bond Formation and Halogenation Reactions and Studies on Natural Polycyclic Compounds”.

Teaching Experience

• July 2021 – Till date: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.
• July 2009 – July 2021: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa.

Administrative Experience

• Member, IQAC, YVU: March 2023 – Till date.
• Associate Director, Directorate of Admissions, YVU: September 2020 – Till date.
• Coordinator (I/C Head), Dept. of Chemistry, YVU: April 2017 – April 2019.
• Programme Officer, NSS Unit-II, YVU: November 2014 – April 2018.
• Coordinator, Controller of Examinations, YVU: January 2013 – January 2015.
• Member, Board of Studies, Dept. of Chemistry, YVU: 2013 – Till date.

Research Projects

• Title of the Project: Stereoselective Synthesis of Dafachronic Acids and Cholestenoic Acids, the Potential Ligands for the DAF-12 Nuclear Receptor in Caenorhabditis elegans; Funding Agency: CSIR India; Duration: 3.5 years (2014 – 2018); Amount received: 29.4 lakhs.
• Title of the Project: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Benzofuran-2-one Derivatives; Funding Agency: SERB-DST; Duration: 3.5 years (2014 – 2018); Amount received: 23 lakhs.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Dr. Rama Moorthy Appa | Project Fellow (SERB-DST Project) | Synthesis of isoaurones and development of green synthetic protocols based on C-C coupling, nuclear halogenation & chiral pure iminations | August, 2020.
• Dr. Jangam Lakshmidevi | Junior/Senior Research Fellow (INSPIRE-DST) | Development of Sustainable C–C Coupling, ipso-Functionalization, Knoevenagel and Multicomponent Reactions, and Studies on Natural Polycyclics | June, 2022.
• Dr. Bandameeda Ramesh Naidu | Junior/Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) | Development of Sustainable Methodologies to Access Imines, Heterocyclics, Biaryls, Carbamates, and Fatty Acid Esters | August, 2023.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mr. Sana Siva Prasad | Development of New Synthetic Methodologies for the Construction of N-Based Compounds.
• Miss. Tthondooru Sruthi | Junior Research Fellow (INSPIRE-DST) | Synthetic Organic Chemistry and Natural Products.
• Miss. Sampurnamma Gunna | Junior Research Fellow (CSIR) | Biomass Valorizations and Synthetic Methodologies.

Research Associate

• Dr. Manchala Narasimhulu, Former AvH Fellow | Research Associate | Stereoselective Synthesis of Dafachronic Acids and Cholestenoic Acids (CSIR Project) | Oct 2014 – Mar 2018.

Achievements / Awards : 12

• JRF-NET (CSIR) – December 2002.
• Best SRF – 2006 – CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad.
• Postdoctoral Fellowship – March, 2008, CMDD, Seoul National University, South Korea.
• Young Scientist Award – 2014, Research Scheme, SERB-DST.
• Tetrahedron Lett., 46, 3041 (2005) – “Top 50 most cited articles” during 2005-2008.
• Tetrahedron Lett., 47, 8693 (2006) – “Top 10 Most frequently requested” - CAS products.
• Tetrahedron Lett., 47, 8693 (2006) - “Top 25 most downloaded articles (2008)” of the same journal.
• J. Mol. Catalysis A: Chem., 267, 30 (2007) – “Top 10 most downloaded articles (2007 – 2015)” of the same journal.
• Synth. Commun., 39, 215 (2009) – “All-time top 25 most read articles” • Chem. Commun., 54, 12333 (2018) – Appeared in the “Top 100 Nature Index 2019” Annual Tables.
• Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 33, e5126 (2018) – Recognized in the “most downloaded articles” of the journal.
• Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 14, 700 (2021) – Recognized as “most read article”, of same journal.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 82

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Citations : 1826
h-index : 23
i10-index : 45

Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 02
Number of Books Published (National / International) : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : Nil
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 15
Membership in Prestigious Academic Bodies


Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

Environmental Chemistry Letters (I.F. – 15.7), ACS Catalysis (I.F. – 13.9), Applied Energy (I.F. – 11.3), Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (I.F. – 10.1), Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry (I.F. – 9.3), ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (I.F. – 8.4), Materials Today Chemistry (I.F. – 7.3), Arabian Journal of Chemistry (I.F. – 6.0), Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy (I.F. – 6.0), ACS Applied Nano Materials (I.F. – 5.9), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (I.F. – 5.8), Catalysis Today (I.F. – 5.3), Nanomaterials (I.F. – 5.3), Molecules (I.F. – 4.6), Molecular Catalysis (I.F. – 4.6), International Journal of Energy Research (I.F. – 4.6), Gels (I.F. – 4.6), Scientific Reports (I.F. – 4.6), Chemistry – An Asian Journal (I.F. – 4.2), Future Medicinal Chemistry (I.F. – 4.2), Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (I.F. – 4.0) and Heliyon (I.F. – 4.0).

Ph.D. Thesis Adjudication

Number of Ph. D thesis submitted to various Universities/National Institutes like CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Andhra University and Bharathidasan University. .

Editorial Activity

• Member – Editorial Board (Section: Green and Sustainable Chemistry), Frontiers in Chemistry (I.F – 5.5).
• Guest Editorial Board – Special issue entitled “Current Opinion on Base Influenced Organic Transformations”, Current Organic Chemistry (I.F – 2.6).
• Member – Local Advisory Panel, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Sciences (I.F – pending).

Dr. Katta Venkateswarlu, Associate Professor of Department of Chemistry in Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India. He has specialized in in the field of Organic Synthesis and Natural Products. He is also working on the development of sustainable catalytic systems for the production of biofuels. He has teaching experience of over 13 years and research experience of 20 years. The following is the details about his research areas.
  Synthetic Methodologies: Dr. Venkateswarlu has good expertise in the development of new/novel synthetic methodologies for the production of fine chemicals and bioactive substances including biaryls, halo organics, amines, enamines, coumarins and other heterocyclic compounds, chiral sulfinyl imines, benzofuran-2-ones, porphyrins, etc. Several homogeneous as well as heterogeneous catalytic systems as well as uncatalyzed processes have been developed by him in this area of research.
  Natural Products: Dr. Venkateswarlu involve in the isolation, purification, structural characterisation, partial modification and biological study of secondary metabolites of plant origin.
  Biomass Explorations – Sustainable Chemistry: Dr. Venkateswarlu’s is recently engaged in the development of several sustainable state-of-the-art synthetic methodologies employing ashes of waste biomass-based aqueous extracts. These basic extracts were investigated for their application as catalysts or crucial bases in transition-metal based chemistry. He is one of the top-most active chemists in this area lead to publish several articles in the reputed high-impact journals of organic chemistry and environmental science.
  Organic Synthesis: Total synthesis of bio-active organic compounds like isoaurones, coumarins, goniothalamin, benzofuran-2-one derivatives, etc is his another area of research activity along with the development of new/novel synthetic methodologies.
  Energy: Recently Dr. Venkateswarlu also actively involves in the development of sustainable (catalytic) systems for the alternative energy sources including biodiesel (fatty acid ethyl/methyl esters) and solar light.

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