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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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December 26, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae Dr. Saikumar

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POSITION APPLIED FOR Postdoctoral position

GOOGLE SCHOLAR (https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=yNzNeVoAAAAJ&hl=en) RESEARCH GATE (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Saikumar_Manchala)

OBJECTIVE

To enhance my knowledge by being an integral part of a result oriented research team which will utilize my managerial and technical potentials, there by proving to be a productive and trust worthy professional in the advancements of the organization.

EXPERIENCE

January 2020 – Till know

July 2014 – December

2019

Postdoctoral Researcher

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Department of Chemistry

Hauz Khas-110016, India

Under the supervision of Prof. A. K. Ganguli, Institute Chair Professor

(http://chemistry.iitd.ac.in/faculty/ganguli.html) Doctoral Research Scholar (PhD)

National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Department of Chemistry

Warangal-506004, India

Under the supervision of Dr. Vishnu Shanker, Associate Professor

(https://www.nitw.ac.in/faculty/id/16382)

July 2012 – July 2014

July 2011 – July 2012

Quality Analyst

Spices Board India, Govt. of India

Chemistry Division

Quality Evaluation Laboratory, Guntur-522004, India

(http://www.indianspices.com/)

Lecturer

SV Degree College, Parkal

Warangal-506002,

Telangana, India

PERSONAL INFORMATION Dr. Saikumar Manchala

Postdoctoral researcher

C/o: Prof. A. K. Ganguli

Deputy director (Strategy & Planning)

Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IITD)

Hauzkahs-110016, New Delhi

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adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com; adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com Associate Editor: International Archives of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences

(http://www.acertindia.com/international-archives-of-biomedical-and-engineering-sciences/) Guest Editor: Materials Today Chemistry

Gender Male Date of Birth 26-08-1988 Nationality Indian Marital status Single Curriculum Vitae Dr. Saikumar

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EDUCATION

July 2014 – June 2020

Doctoral Research Scholar (PhD)

National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India

(http://www.nitw.ac.in/nitw/)

Course Work

As a part of PhD programme, Course works have been carried out on the following relevant subjects for one semester.

1. Advanced Analytical Techniques (CY 804) - A Grade 2. Surface Analytical Techniques (CY 805) - B Grade 3. Supra molecular chemistry & Nanomaterials (CY 822) - A Grade 4. Solid state Chemistry (CY 824) - A Grade

5. Communication skills (No Grade)- Satisfactory

July 2009 – June 2011

Master of Science (Organic Chemistry)

Telangana University, Telangana, India

(http://www.telanganauniversity.ac.in/)

Percentage of Marks: 82.27 (Distinction)

June 2005 – April 2008

Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology, Botany, and Chemistry) Kakatiya University, Warangal, Telangana, India

(http://www.kakatiya.ac.in/)

Percentage of Marks: 85.00 (Distinction)

June 2003 – March 2005

Intermediate (Botany, Zoology, Physics, and Chemistry) Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, India

(http://bieap.gov.in/)

Percentage of Marks: 85.50 (First Division)

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

Diploma in Computer Applications

MS-Office

NSM infotech (ISO 9001 : 2000)

Guntur, Telangana, India

(First Division)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Exfoliation of 2D materials

Nanomaterials and nanocomposites

Graphene-based materials

Carbon nanomaterials

Photocatalytic and electrocatalytic watersplitting and CO2 reduction

Photocatalytic waterpurification

Development of novel green reducing agents for the reduction of graphene oxide

Supercapacitors

Energy-related applications

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JOB-RELATED SKILLS

I am actively involved in innovative and quality research in the field of development of novel and efficient green reducing agents for the Graphene oxide reduction, Photocatalytic watersplitting, and organic transformations during my doctoral and post-graduation studies; I acquired the following instrumental and computational expertise.

Powder X-Ray Diffractometer, PANlytical

FTIR Spectrophotometer, PerkinElmer

UV-Visible-NIR Spectrophotometers, Agilent Technologies, Shimadzu, Thermo Fischer Sceintific, Perkin Elmer, Analytik Jena Specord 205

Fluorescence Spectrophotometer, TCS Solutions

TG-DT Analyser, Netzshu

High Performance liquid chromatography, Shimadzu: UV, PDA, FD

Solar-cell device fabrication

Supercapacitor electrode fabrication

Gas Chromatography, Shimadzu: TCD, FID

LC-MS/MS

High Temperature Furnace, Hindfur

Scanning Electron Microscope, VEGA3, Tescon, USA

ESR Spectrophotometer, Jeol

Other small instruments relevant for materials characterization and analysis.

Origin, ChemDraw Ultra 12.0 etc.

MENDELEY Reference Manager

HONOURS AND AWARDS

Serving as an associate editor for the journal “International Archives of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences” published by “Academy of Competitive Examination and Research Training (ACERT)” institute, India from May 2020 to till know.

Got best poster presentation award at Research Conclave-2017, organized by NIT-Warangal 18th to 19th March 2017.

Receiving scholarship from Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), Government of India, for pursing Ph.D in the Department of Chemistry, NIT-Warangal.

Qualified in All India Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2013, India.

Secured Class 1st Rank in M.sc (Organic Chemistry), Telangana University.

Secured 2nd prize in Model Presentation, consolation prize in Paper Presentation in “BIO-FAIR” organized by Vaagdevi Degree & PG College.

Secured A+ Grade in District level Talent search Test, organized by Softech Educational Trust.

OTHER SKILLS

Assisted my Research Supervisor and worked in several committees in various conferences and workshops organized Department of Chemistry, Teaching Learning Centre, and Centre for Advanced Materials.

Enjoy all sports particularly badminton, chess, and carom.

Love to travel, like listening to music and experiencing different cultures.

PAPERS PRESENTED

Presented a paper on “Synthesis and Characterisation of g-C3N4-NiCo2O4 organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposite” in

“International conference on Materials for the Millennium (MATCON-2016)” organized at CUSAT, kochi, Kerala during January 14-16, 2016.

Oral presentation on “A facile one pot Hydrothermal Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Reduced Graphene Oxide mediated Z-scheme CaIn2S4/g-C3N4 Heterojunction Nano composite with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activity” in “Asian pacific congress on catalysis (APCAT-7)” organized at CUSAT, kochi, Kerala during January 14- 16, 2016.

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Presented a paper on “A facile one pot green synthesis of Silver deposited graphene” in National Conference on

“Frontiers in Chemical sciences and technologies (FCST-2016)” organized at NIT-Warangal, during January 28-29, 2016.

Presented a paper on “A facile one pot green synthesis of Ag deposited graphene and it s biological activity” in National Symposium on “Recent Advances in Chemical & Material Sciences (RACMS- 2016)” organized at RGUKT-Basar, during August 20-21, 2016.

Presented a paper on “A facile one pot Sonochemical Synthesis of CNT mediated Zn2TiO4/g-C3N4 hybrid Nanocomposite with Enhanced Visible-Light Photo catalytic Activity” in “Fourth international conference on advanced oxidation process (AOP-2016)” organized at BITS Pilani, K K Birla, Goa Campus during 17th to 20st December 2016.

Presented a paper on “A facile Hydrothermal Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Graphene mediated Z-scheme ZnIn2S4/g- C3N4 Heterojunction Nanocomposite with Enhanced Visible-Light Photocatalytic Activities” in “research conclave- 2017” organized at NIT-Warangal, during March 18th-19th, 2017.

Presented a paper on “A facile one pot green synthesis of bimetallic Ag/Au deposited graphene and its improved photocatalytic H2 evolution under solar light irradiation from water splitting” in “JNCASR-I2CAM school 2017” organized at JNCASR, Bangalore during 27th Nov -2nd Dec, 2017.

Presented a paper on “Synthesis, characterization of g-C3N4/CdMoO4 nanocomposites and their enhanced dye degradation performance under solarlight illumination” in “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (ETIMCA-2019)” organized Department of Chemistry, NIT-Warangal, during January 30th-31st, 2019.

WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

Participated in Two day workshop on Radiochemistry organized by Dept. of Chemistry, NIT- Warangal in association with "Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists (IANCAS)” held on 14-15, November 2014.

TEQIP workshop on “Thermal Analysis of Materials Using DSC, DTA & TG, Dilatometer (TAM-II)” organized at IIT-Hyderabad, during Aug 12-14, 2015.

TEQIP workshop on “X-Ray Scattering Techniques (SAXS & WAXS)” organized at IIT-Hyderabad, during December 28-29, 2015.

Done GIAN Course on “Sonoprocess Engineering (Course code: 151036B04)” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering at NIT-Warangal, during February 22-26, 2016.

Done GIAN Course on “Synthesis, Characterization, Processing and applications of Nanomaterials (Course code: 151036B01)” organized by Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at NIT-Warangal, during March 7- 11, 2016.

Participated GIAN Course on “Advanced Materials for Sustainable Energy and Storage” organized by Department of Chemistry at NIT-Warangal, during May 23 - June 3, 2016.

Participated in One day workshop on “Waste Water Treatment Technologies” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering at NIT-Warangal, during July 24, 2016.

Participated in One-Week workshop on “Hands-on Experience on Fabrication of Nanocomposite Materials for Engineering Applications” organized by Centre for Advanced Materials, NIT-Warangal, during May 6-10, 2019.

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED/REFEREED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS 1) Saikumar Manchala, Lakshmana Reddy Nagappagari, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Vishnu Shanker Facile synthesis of noble-metal free polygonal Zn2TiO4 nanostructures for highly efficient photocatalytic hydrogen evolution under solar light irradiation.

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2018), 43, 131**-***** (IF 4.939) 2) Ramaiah Konakanchi, Jebiti Haribabu, Jyothi Prashanth, Venkata Bharat Nishtala, Ramachary Mallela, Saikumar Manchala, Durgaiah Gandamalla, Ramasamy Karvembu, Byru Venkatram Reddy, Narsimha Reddy Yellu, Laxma Reddy Kotha

Synthesis, Structural, Biological Evaluation, Molecular Docking and DFT Studies of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II), Zn(II), Cd(II) and Hg(II) Complexes bearing Heterocyclic Thiosemicarbazone ligand. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, (2018), 32, e4415 (IF 3.140) Curriculum Vitae Dr. Saikumar

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3) Soumya Poshala, Sanjeeva Thunga, Saikumar Manchala, Dr. Hari Prasad Kokatla In Situ Generation of Copper Nanoparticles by Rongalite and Their Use as Catalyst for Click Chemistry in Water.

Chemistry Select, (2018), 3, 137**-***** (IF 1.811) 4) Saikumar Manchala, V. S. R. K. Tandava, Deshetti Jampaiah, Suresh K Bhargava, Vishnu Shanker Novel and Highly Efficient Strategy for the Green Synthesis of Soluble Graphene by Aqueous Polyphenol Extracts of Eucalyptus Bark and Its Applications in High-Performance Supercapacitors. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., (2019), 7, 13, 116**-***** (IF 7.632) This work also highlighted in

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2019/06/27/researchers-develop-method-to-synthesize-graphene-from-abundant- eucalyptus-bark/

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/nit-finds-cost-effective-way-to-produce graphene/article28286891.ece

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190*********.htm https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/all-news/2019/jun/graphene-from-gum-trees https://www.thehansindia.com/news/cities/warangal/nitw-rmit-come-up-with-cost-effective-graphene--544012 https://telanganatoday.com/warangal-australian-researchers-find-green-way-of-producing-graphene https://www.chemeurope.com/en/news/1161613/branching-out-making-graphene-from-gum- trees.html?pk_campaign=ca0066&WT.mc_id=ca0066

5) Saikumar Manchala, Lakshmana Reddy Nagappagari, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Vishnu Shanker Solar-light Harvesting Bimetallic Ag/Au Decorated Graphene Plasmonic System with Efficient Photoelectrochemical Performance for the Enhanced Water Reduction Process. ACS Applied Nano Materials, (2019), 2, 4782−4792 (IF Pending) 6) Saikumar Manchala, V. S. R. K. Tandava, Lakshmana Reddy Nagappagari, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Deshetti Jampaiah, Ylias M. Sabri, Suresh K Bhargava, Vishnu Shanker Fabrication of a novel ZnIn2S4/g-C3N4/graphene ternary nanocomposite with enhanced charge separation for efficient photocatalytic H2 evolution under solar light illumination. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences (2019), 18, 2952-2964 (IF 2.831) 7) Saikumar Manchala, V. S. R. K. Tandava, Lakshmana Reddy Nagappagari, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Deshetti Jampaiah, Ylias M. Sabri, Suresh K Bhargava, Vishnu Shanker A Novel Strategy for Sustainable Synthesis of Soluble-Graphene by a Himalayan herb Delphinium denudatum Root Extract for Use as Light-Weight Supercapacitors. Chemistryselect (2020), 5, 9, 2701-2709 (IF 1.811) 8) Saikumar Manchala, Ambedkar Gandamalla, Vempuluru Navakoteswara Rao, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Vishnu Shanker

High potential and robust ternary LaFeO3/CdS/carbon quantum dots nanocomposite for photocatalytic H2 evolution under sunlight illumination.

Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences (2020), 583, 255-266 (IF 7.489) 9) Saikumar Manchala, Ambedkar Gandamalla, Vempuluru Navakoteswara Rao, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Vishnu Shanker

Efficient water reduction over ternary nanocarbon spheres based SrTiO3/CdS photocatalytic system with reinforced photocurrent under sunlight illumination Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Under Review) (IF 4.077) 10) Anirban Das, Nitin Yadav, Saikumar Manchala, Manisha Bungla, Ashok Ganguli Mechanistic Investigations of Growth of Anisotropic Nanostructures in Reverse Micelle ACS Omega (Accepted) (IF 2.870)

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11) Ambedkar Gandamalla, Saikumar Manchala, Vishnu Shanker Development of versatile g-C3N4/CdMoO4 nanocomposite for enhanced photoelectrochemical oxygen evolution reaction and photocatalytic dye degradation. Materials Today Chemistry (Accepted) (IF Pending)

12) Saikumar Manchala, Vishnu Shanker

A facile soft-template synthetic approach of surface integrated nitrogen-rich carbon nanospheres for light-weight supercapacitors

Journal of Molecular Structure (Accepted) (IF 2.463) 13) Saikumar Manchala, Deshetti Jampaiah, V. S. R. K. Tandava, Lakshmana Reddy Nagappagari, Shankar Muthukonda Venkatakrishnan, Suresh K Bhargava, Vishnu Shanker Solar-light responsive Graphene-based CaIn2S4/g C3N4 ternary Nanojunction with enhanced Photocatalytic water reduction.

(Manuscript under preparation)

14) Ambedkar Gandamalla, Saikumar Manchala, Vishnu Shanker Novel g-C3N4/SrMoO4 hybrid nanocomposite for the improved photocatalytic activity of RhB dye under sunlight illumination.

Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Under Review) (IF 4.077) 15) Saikumar Manchala, Ambedkar Gandamalla, Bharath Nishitala, Vishnu Shanker SDS-assisted synthesis of polygonal CeO2 nanostructures and their application in eco-friendly synthesis of spirooxindolopyrans and xanthenes.

(To be communicated)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1. Synthesis and Characterization of g-C3N4-NiCo2O4 organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposite, International Conference on Materials for the Millennium (MATCON 2016), Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India, 14th–16thJanuary, 2016 (Proceeding ISBN: 978-93-80095-738).

BOOK CHAPTERS

1 “Biocatalytic nanomaterials as an alternative to peroxidase enzymes”. (Invited) Jaison Jeevanandam, Puja Patel, Kumar Ponnuchamy, Saikumar Manchala, and Michael K. Danquah

(Accepted) (Publisher: Elsevier)

2 “Wastewater treatment by photocatalytic biosynthesized nanoparticles”. (Invited) Jaison Jeevanandam, Saikumar Manchala, and Michael K. Danquah DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-11155-7_137-1 ISBN: 978-3-030-11155-7 (Publisher: Springer) 3 “Spectroscopic and microscopic response of Graphene/CNTs based nanomaterials”. (Invited) Saikumar Manchala, Jaison Jeevanandam, and Michael K. Danquah ISBN: 978-***-****-69-5 (Hardcover), 978-1-003-16033-5 (eBook) (Publisher: Taylor & Francis) 4 "Plasmonic photocatalysis: an extraordinary way to harvest visible-light”. (Invited) Saikumar Manchala, Vijaykumar Elayappan, Hai-Gun Lee, and Vishnu Shanker

(Under communication) (Publisher: Elsevier)

5 "Biogenic synthesis approaches of carbon nanomaterials”. (Invited) Saikumar Manchala, Sunil kumar Venishetty, Ramakrishna Dadigala, and Stalin Dhas T

(Under preparation) (Publisher: Elsevier)

6 "Nanomaterials for the rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 virus”. (Invited) Puja Patel, Jaison Jeevanandam, Kumar Ponnuchamy, Saikumar Manchala, and Michael K. Danquah

(Accepted) (Publisher: Elsevier)

7 "Two dimensional metal oxide nanomaterials for electrochemical reduction of CO2”. (Invited) Saikumar Manchala and Anirban Das

(Under preparation) (Publisher: RSC)

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REFERENCES

1. Dr. Vishnu Shanker (PhD-Research Supervisor)

Associate Professor

Head of the Department

(https://www.nitw.ac.in/faculty/id/16382)

(https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=3Nxi8AwAAAAJ&hl=en) Department of Chemistry

Affiliated Faculty: Centre for Advanced Materials

National Institute of Technology-Warangal

Warangal-506004, Telangana, India

Phone: +91-984*******, +91-870*******

E-mail: adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com

adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com

2. Prof. A. K. Ganguli (Postdoc-Supervisor)

(FASc, FNASc, FRSC)

Founding Director (Institute of Nano Science & Technology-Mohali) Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning-IITD)

Institute Chair Professor

(http://chemistry.iitd.ac.in/faculty/ganguli.html)

(https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=rvYElw4AAAAJ&hl=en) Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Hauz Khas

Newdelhi-110016

Phone: +91-11-265*-****

E-mail: adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com;

adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com

3. Prof. Suresh K Bhargava (Collaborator and Advisor) Distinguished Professor and KIA Laureate

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (India, College of Science, Engineering and Health) Director (Centre for Advanced Materials and Industrial Chemistry)

(https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/staff-contacts/academic-staff/b/bhargava- distinguished-professor-suresh)

(https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=nd30614AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao) RMIT University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia Phone: +61 3 9925 2330

E-mail: adiyrn@r.postjobfree.com



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