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Dr. P. Vasu Govardhana Reddy

(Fellow of Alexander Humboldt (AvH) Foundation, Germany, Raman Postdoctoral Fellow, UPENN, USA)

Associate Professor

M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Yogi Vemana University
Kadapa-516005
Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Qualification

Ph.D. (2003) – Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India.

Teaching Experience

• AssociateProfessor, DepartmentofChemistry, YogiVemanaUniversity, Kadapa, AndhraPradesh, India since 23rd July 2021 to Till date.
• Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana Universitry, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India since 23rdJuly 2009 to Till date.

Postdoctoral Experience

• Postdoctoral and Visiting research at USA, Germany and Taiwan: Jan 2004- June 2009 and September 2016 to August 2017.
• Raman Post Doctoral Visiting Research Associate (India-USA Fellowship) under the supervision of Prof. Marisa C. Kozlowski, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA: 30th August 2016- 29th August 2017.
• Post Doctoral Fellow-Henkel Industries Project, Germany – worked with Prof. Dieter E. Kaufmann, Department of Organic Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany: May 2008 to June 2009.
• Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow-Germany - worked with Prof. Dr. Rene Wilhelm, Department of Organic Chemistry, Clausthal University of Technology, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany: August 2006 to March 2008.
• Post Doctoral Fellow-Taiwan – worked with Dr. S.T Chen, Department of Biological Chemistry, Taipei, TAIWAN: January 2006 to May 2006.
• Post Doctoral Fellow-Taiwan – worked with Prof. H.-T Chang and S.-H.Chiu, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, TAIWAN: April 2004 to December 2005.
• Post Doctoral Fellow- Department of Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) scheme: January 2004 to March 2004.

Administrative Experience

• Member of Board of Studies, Department of Chemistry, Government Arts College (Autonomous), Kadapa for the academic year 2012-2014.
• Member of Board of Studies in the Chemistry Department, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa for the academic year 2017 to till date.
• Member in RUSA (RashtriyaUchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan) application preparation committee-Year 2013.
• Coordinator for UGC cell-2013-2016.
• Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, 31-01- 2015 to 29-08-16.
• Member in NAAC Application preparation committee-2014-15.
• Member in Annual Report committee-2013-14 & 2014-15.
• Member in Directorate of Admissions (DOA) from March 2018 to August 2020.
• Member in Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), August 2018 to February 2019.
• Member of board of studies, Department of Chemistry Sri Vidyaniketan Engineering College (Autonomous) for the academic year 2019-20.
• Member of board of studies, Department of Chemistry, Yogi Vemana University Engineering College for the academic year 2019-20.
• Hostel Warden, Men’s Hostel, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, from September 2019 to Till date.
• Coordinator, Academic Affairs, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, from September 2020 to Till date.
• Programme Officer, NSS Cell, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, from December 2020 to Till date.
• Member in Research and Development Cell, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, from October 2021to Till date.

Research Projects

• Received the grant Rs 2,00,000/-from Denisco Chemicals private limited to carry out Pd-N-Heterocyclic carbenes and their catalytic applications. The project period 01-05-2023 to 31-03-2024 (Corporate Social Responsibility Fund).
• Awarded the project entitled “New chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes: Synthesis and applications in asymmetric synthesis” from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi in November 2015. The project period is January 2016-December 2018. Budget grant- Rs 15, 93, 775/-.
• Awarded the project entitled “Synthesis of Bioactive Nitrogen, Oxygen and Phosphorus Heterocycles” fromBoard of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) (No. 2012/37C/33/BRNS) in January 2013. The project period is 2013-2016. Budget grant- Rs 24, 34, 468/-.
• Awarded the project entitled “New Chiral Organophosphorus Catalysts in Asymmetric Synthesis” From Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, Under Fast Track Scheme (SR/FT/CS-013/2010)for Young Scientist for the period 2010-2013. Budget grant-Rs 15,25,000/-and received “Good” grade from the DST, New Delhi.

Research Students

Postdoctoral Fellows

• Dr. B.SateeshKrishna(ResearchAssociate, CSIR Project)-during the period 2016-17.
• Dr. S. SanthiSudha (DST-National Postdoctoral Fellow)- National Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Science and Engineering Research Board- Department of Science and Technology (SERB-DST), New Delhi, India during the period2016-17.

Ph.D Awarded: 06

• P. Sreekanth Reddy (Full time Ph.D) -Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa- “Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Synthesis of Camphor Derived Thiourea Catalysts, their Application and Construction of Optically Pure Spiro[cyclohexanone-oxindole] Derivatives” - 8th March, 2016.
• B. Rajendra Prasad Reddy (Full time Ph.D) -Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa- “Development of Efficient Multicomponent Reaction Methodologies Using Titania Nanostructures as Solid-acid Catalysts and Catalyst Supports” - 20thJuly, 2016.
• Sudharsan Reddy (Full timePh.D) - Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa- “Development of new multi component approaches for the synthesis of α-aminonitriles, alkylaminophenols, 1,3,4-oxadiazoles and pyrimidoquinoline derivatives’’ - 1st March 2018.
• Bh. Pahaneendra Reddy (Extramural Ph.D). IICT, Hyderabad- “Total Synthesis of Atenols A, B and Cleistonolide and Development of a new methodology for the synthesis of Dihydroxy Pyrrolidine Derivatives” 23-07-2018.
• M. Venkata Krishna Reddy (Full time-Ph.D)–Yogi Vemana University-, Department of Chemistry “Catalytic Applications of New Palladium-PEPPSI and Copper-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes for Cross-Coupling and Annulation reactions and Evaluation of Alzheimer's Activity of Synthesized Aza-Heterocyclic Analogs’’ 3rd February 2021.
• G. Anusha (Full time-Ph.D August 2016 to till date)–Yogi Vemana University- DST-Inspire Project Research Fellow. Ph.D. thesis: Topic: PdPEPPSI NHC catalyzed crossand homocouplingreactions,ThesisAwardedon20thApril 2022.

Ph.D Pursuing: 09

• M. Indhira (Full-time-Ph.D August 2020)–Yogi Vemana University- Joined through AP-RSET,Topic: Oxidative homo and cross-coupling reactions.
• U. Ashok (Part- ime-Ph.D August 2020)–Yogi Vemana University- Joined through AP-RSET, Topic: Nano TiO2/Graphene oxide catalyzed multicomponent reactions.
• S. Farheen Banu (Full-time-Ph.D August 2022)–Yogi Vemana University- Joined through AP-RSET,Topic:Synthesis of Metal free N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their catalytic applications.
• M. Sreeshitha (Full-time - Ph.D, January , 2023) – Yogi Vemana University- Joined through AP-RSET and DST INSPIRE FELLOW-Topic: Synthesis of Metal free N-Heterocyclic Carbenes and their catalytic applications.

• T. Prasad (Part-time - Ph.D August 2020)– Department of Chemistry -Yogi Vemana niversity- Joined through AP-RSET.
• V. BangarReddy (PartTime- Ph.D- EMR quota, January 2021)-Department of Chemistry- Yogi Vemana University
• M. Prasad (PartTime- Ph.D- EMR quota, January 2021)-Department of Chemistry - Yogi Vemana University.
• K. Sahadev (PartTime- Ph.D- EMR quota, May 2023)-Department of Chemistry- Yogi Vemana University.
• K. Janaki Rama Rao (PartTime- Ph.D- EMR quota, May 2023)-Department of Chemistry- Yogi Vemana University.

Achievements / Awards : 10

• AvH Renewed Research Stay Fellowship (October 2021-December 2021)- Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
• AvH Renewed Research Stay Fellowship (May2020-July2020)-Awarded by the Alexandervon Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
• Raman Postdoctoral Fellowship (2016): Awarded the Raman Postdoctoral fellowship to do the research in United States of America (USA) from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India.
• Young Scientist Project (Year 2010) - Awarded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi.
• Postdoctoral Fellow (May 2008 to Jun 2009) – Awarded by Henkel industry, Germany.
• AvH Postdoctoral Fellowship (August 2006- March2008) - Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
• Genomic Research Centre Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2006- May 2006) - Awarded by Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
• Postdoctoral Fellow (Apr 2004- Dec 2005) – Awarded by National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan.
• Senior Research Fellowship (2002-2004)- Awarded by CSIR, New Delhi, Govt. of India.
• GATE (Year 2001)-Qualified national level Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in the Chemical science division by IIT, Kanpur.

Research Publications in National & International SCI Journals : 51

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Number of Book Chapters (National / International) : 01
Number of Books Published (National / International) : 03
Number of Conference / Symposia Organized : 03
Number of Conference / Symposia Attended : 70
Reviewed Research Papers of Various Scientific Journals

• J. Org. Chem (ACS) .
• ChemCatChem.(Wiley) .
• Appl. Organometal. Chem (Wiley) .
• Chemistry Select (Wiley) .
• New Journal Of Chemistry (RSC) .
• Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds (Taylor and Francis) .
• J. Het. Cycl. Chem (Wiley) .
• Chemical Record (Wiley) .
• Syn. Commun (Taylor and Francis) .
• Tet. Lett (Elsevier).

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Synthesis and Homo/Heterogeneous Catalysis.

 
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