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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.(2008) - Chemistry, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India.

Teaching Experience

• Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa: July 2009 – Till date.
• Post Doctoral Fellow, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea: April 2008 – Feb 2009.

Administrative Experience

• 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

• Stereoselective Synthesis of Dafachronic Acids and Cholestenoic Acids, the Potential Ligands for the DAF-12 Nuclear Receptor in Caenorhabditis elegans. CSIR India. 29.4 lakhs. Duration: 2014-2018.
• Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Benzofuran-2-one Derivatives. SERB-DST. 23 lakhs. Duration: 2014-2018.

Research Students

Ph.D Awarded

• Dr. Rama Moorthy Appa | Synthesis of isoaurones and development of green synthetic protocols based on C-C coupling, nuclear halogenation & chiral pure iminations | August, 2020.

Ph.D Pursuing

• Mrs. J. Lakshmidevi (SRF)| DST-INSPIRE | Synthetic Methodologies and Natural Products.
• Mr. S. Satya Nagendra Rao | From 02/09/2020-Till date.
• Mr. Bandameeda Ramesh Naidu (SRF)| CSIR | Synthetic Methodologies and Natural Products.
• Mr. B. Siva Sankar Naik | UGC | Biomass Valorizations and Synthetic Methodologies.

Achievements / Awards : 10

• 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.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 56

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : Nil
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

ACS Catalysis, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis Letters, Future Medicinal Chemistry, ChemistrySelect, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Sciences, Current Organic Chemistry, Letters in Organic Chemistry and Research on Chemical Intermediates.

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. .

Synthetic Methodologies; Natural Products; Biomass Explorations; Sustainable Chemistry; Organic Synthesis.

  • Vemanapuram, Kadapa, Y.S.R Kadapa, A.P., 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