Our research work is focused on designing, synthesis and characterization of
1. Luminescent nanomaterials for latent fingerprint development and anti-counterfeiting.
2. Manganese and cobalt based nanomaterials for bio-mimetic water oxidation (Artificial Photosynthesis).
3. Semiconductor nanomaterials for photocatalytic hydrogen generation.
4. Thermochemical production of H2, CO from H2O, CO2 splitting.
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Structural and Excitation-Dependent Photoluminescence Properties of Bi0.95–xGdxEu0.05PO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.95) Solid Solutions and Their Anticounterfeiting Applications: Pushpendra, S.Singh, S.Srinidhi, R.K. Kunchala, R.Kalia, S.N. Achary, B.S. Naidu*, (2021) Crystal Growth & Design, 21: 4619–4631. DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.1c00467
In3+ doped ZnGa2O4 nanoparticles: Difference in the luminescence properties upon optical and electrical excitations: D.K. Patel, K.G. Girija, B.S. Naidu, B.Vishwanadh, F.N. Sayed, R.K. Vatsa, V.Sudarsan*, S.K. Kulshreshtha, (2021) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 884: 161021. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.161021
New Insights on Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution of ZnFe2-xGaxO4 (0 ≤ x ≤ 2) Solid Solutions: Role of Oxygen Vacancy and ZnO Segregated Phase: R. Kalia, Pushpendra, R.K. Kunchala, S.N. Achary, B.S.Naidu*, (2021) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 159905. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.159905
Downshifting and upconversion dual mode emission from lanthanide doped GdPO4 nanorods for unclonable anti-counterfeiting: Pushpendra, I. Suryawanshi, S. Srinidhi, S. Singh, R. Kalia, R. K. Kunchala, S.L. Mudavath, B.S. Naidu*, (2021) Mater. Today Commun., 26: 102144. DOI: 10.1016/j.mtcomm.2021.102144
Detection of Latent Fingerprints using Luminescent Gd0.95Eu0.05PO4 Nanorods: Pushpendra, I. Suryawanshi, R. Kalia, R. K. Kunchala, S.L. Mudavath, B.S. Naidu*, (2021) J. Rare Earths, . DOI: 10.1016/j.jre.2021.01.015
Irregularly Shaped Mn2O3 Nanostructures with High Surface Area for Water Oxidation: R.K. Kunchala, Pushpendra, R. Kalia, B.S. Naidu*, (2021) ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 4: 396–405. DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02747
Upconversion Nanodevice-Assisted Healthy Molecular Photocorrection: K. Kaur, P. Bindra, S. Mondal, W.-P. Li, S. Sharma, B.K. Sahu, B.S. Naidu, C.-S. Yeh, U.K. Gautam,Vijayakumar S.*, (2020) ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 7: 291–298. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01244
Upconversion luminescence properties of NaBi(MoO4)2:Ln3+, Yb3+ (Ln = Er, Ho) nanomaterials synthesized at room temperature: Pushpendra, R.K. Kunchala, R. Kalia, B.S. Naidu*, (2020) Ceramics International, 46: 18614-18622. DOI: 10.1016/j.ceramint.2020.04.173
Excitation dependent visible and NIR photoluminescence properties of Er3+, Yb3+ co-doped NaBi(MoO4)2 nanomaterials: Pushpendra, R.K. Kunchala, R. Kalia, B.S. Naidu*, (2020) RSC Advances, 10: 14525-14530. DOI: 10.1039/d0ra01272f
NaBi0.9Eu0.1(MoO4)2 Nanomaterials: Tailoring the Band Gap and Luminescence by La3+ Substitution for Light-Emitting Diodes: Pushpendra, Ravi K. Kunchala, Srungarpu N. Achary, B.S. Naidu*, (2019) ACS Appl. Nano Mater., . DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b01111
Rapid, Room Temperature Synthesis of Eu3+ Doped NaBi(MoO4)2Nanomaterials: Structural, Optical, and Photoluminescence Properties,: Pushpendra, R. K. Kunchala, S. N. Achary, A. K. Tyagi,B.S. Naidu*, (2019) Crystal Growth and Design, . DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.9b00267
Synthesis of LaFeO3/Ag2CO3 Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Degradation of Rhodamine B and p-Chlorophenol under Natural Sunlight,: B.M. Pirzada, Pushpendra, R.K. Kunchala,B.S. Naidu*, (2019) ACS Omega, 4: 2618-2629. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.8b02829
Blue luminescence from ZnGa2O4:Effect of lattice distortion and particle size: C.S. Kamal, B.S. Naidu, B. Vishwanadh, K.R. Rao, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2017) J. Lumin, 188: 429. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.04.056
Beneficial effects of substituting trivalent ions in the B-site of La0.5Sr0.5Mn1− xAxO3 (A= Al, Ga, Sc) on the thermochemical generation of CO and H2 from CO2 and H2O: S. Dey, B.S. Naidu, C.N.R. Rao, (2016) Dalton. Trans, 45: 2430. DOI: 10.1039/C5DT04822B
Noteworthy performance of La1-xCaxMnO3 perovskites in generating H2 and CO by the thermochemical splitting of H2O and CO2: S. Dey, B. S. Naidu, A. Govindaraj, C.N.R. Rao, (2015) Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 17: 122. DOI: 10.1039/C4CP04578E
Liquid metal/metal oxide frameworks with incorporated Ga2O3 for photocatalysis: W. Zhang, B.S. Naidu, J.Z. Ou, A.P. O’Mullane, A.F. Chrimes, B.J. Carey, Y. Wang, S- Y. Tang, V. Sivan, A. Mitchell, S.K. Bhargava, K. Kalantar-zadeh, (2015) ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7: 1943. DOI: 10.1021/am5077364
Ln0.5A0.5MnO3 (Ln=Lanthanide, A=Ca, Sr) perovskites exhibiting remarkable performance in the thermochemical generation of CO and H2 from CO2 and H2O: S. Dey, B.S. Naidu, C.N.R. Rao, (2015) Chem. Eur. J., 21: 7077. DOI: 10.1002/chem.201500442
Synthesis and characterization of Ga2O3: R.M. Pandey, BS Naidu, V. Sudarsan, M. Pandey, R.J. Kshirsagar, R.K. Vatsa, (2015) AIP Conf. Proc., 1665: 140053.
Remarkable effect of Pt nanoparticles on visible light induced oxygen generation from Water, catalyzed by perovskite oxides: U. Gupta, B.S. Naidu, C.N.R. Rao, (2015) Dalton.Trans., 44: 472. DOI: 10.1039/C4DT02732A
Characterization of few-layer 1T-MoSe2 and its superior photocatalytic activity in the hydrogen evolution reaction: U. Gupta, B.S. Naidu, U. Maitra, A. Singh, S. Shirodkar, U.V. Waghmare, C.N.R. Rao, (2014) APL: Mater.,, 2: 092802. DOI: 10.1063/1.4892976
Visible light induced oxidation of water by rare earth manganites, cobaltites and related Oxides: B.S. Naidu, U. Gupta, U. Maitra, C. N. R. Rao, (2014) Chem. Phys. Lett.,, 591: 277. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2013.10.089
Structural Investigations of Ga2O3 Nanorod: R.M. Pandey, B.S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan, M. Pandey, R.J. Kshirasagar, R.K. Vatsa, (2014) AIP Conf. Proc., 1591: 426. DOI: 10.1063/1.4872626
Nature of WO4 tetrahedra in blue light emitting CaWO4 Probed through EXAFS Technique: S. Basu, B.S. Naidu, B. Viswanadh, V. Sudarsan, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, R.K. Vatsa, (2014) RSC Adv., 4: 15606. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47619G
Importance of trivalency and the eg1 configuration in the photocatalytic oxidation of water by Mn and Co oxides: U. Maitra, B.S. Naidu, A. Govindaraj, C.N.R. Rao, (2013) Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., (PNAS), USA, 110: 11704. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1310703110
Structural differences in the luminescence properties of lanthanide doped orthorhombic and monoclinic phases of Y2GeO5: A.Y. Shah, A. Tyagi, B. S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan,R.K Vatsa, V.K. Jain, (2013) RSC Adv., 3: 23172. DOI: 10.1039/C3RA41953C
Antimony phosphate nanoribbons: sorbents for uptake of uranyl ion: J. Ramkumar, S. Chandramouleeswaran, B.S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan, (2013) J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 298: 1845. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-013-2614-8
BiPO4: A better host for lanthanide ions doping: B.S. Naidu, B. Vishwanadh, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2012) Dalton Trans., 41: 3194. DOI: 10.1039/C2DT11944G
Eu3+ assisted structural collapse of GaOOH nanorods: Probed through EXAFS and vibrational techniques: S. Basu, B.S. Naidu, M. Pandey, V. Sudarsan, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, R.K. Vatsa, R.J. Kshirsagar, (2012) Chem. Phys. Lett.,, 528: 21. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2012.01.025
Room temperature synthesis of MWO4:Eu3+ (M = Ca, Sr, Ba) nanomaterials: B.S. Naidu, B. Vishwanadh, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2011) BARC Newsletter, Founder’s Day Special Issue, October 2011: 313.
GaPO4–EuPO4 System in Nanosize Dimensions: An Investigation Based on Luminescence and 31P Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Techniques: B.S. Naidu, B. Vishwanadh, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2011) J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94: 3144. DOI: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2011.04512.x
Lanthanide ions assisted structural collapse of layered GaOOH lattice: B.S. Naidu, M. Pandey, J. Nuwad, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, R.J. Kshirsagar, C.G.S. Pillai, (2011) Inorg. Chem, 50: 4463. DOI: 10.1021/ic200106j
Investigations of Ce3+ co-doped SbPO4:Tb3+ nanoribbons and nanoparticles by vibrational and photoluminescence spectroscop,: B.S. Naidu, M. Pandey, V. Sudarsan, J. Ghattak, R.K. Vatsa., (2011) J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 11: 3180. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2011.3718
Interaction of Sb3+ ions with Eu3+ ions during the room temperature synthesis of luminescent Sb2O3 nanorods: B.S. Naidu, M. Pandey, R. Tewari, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2011) J. Lumin, 131: 177. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2010.09.031
Polyol method for synthesizing a variety of materials in nanosize dimensions: B.S. Naidu, R.S. Ningthoujam, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2010) SMC Bulletin, 1&2: 24.
Germanium tetra (tertiary butoxide): Synthesis, structure and its utility as a precursor for the preparation of europium doped germanium oxide nanoparticles: A.Y. Shah, A. Wadawale, B.S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, V.K. Jain, V. Dhayal, M. Nagar, R. Bohra, (2010) Inorg. Chim. Acta., 363: 3680. DOI: 10.1016/j.ica.2010.05.018
Photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopic investigations of morphology assisted effects in Sb2O3: B.S. Naidu, M. Pandey, V. Sudarsan, R.K.Vatsa, R. Tewari, (2009) Chem. Phys. Lett., 474: 180. DOI: 10.1016/j.cplett.2009.04.050
Luminescence studies on SbPO4:Ln3+ (Ln = Eu, Ce, Tb) nanoparticles and Nanoribbons: B.S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, (2009) J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 9: 2997. DOI: 10.1166/jnn.2009.202
Luminescence studies on GaPO4: Ln (Ln = Eu3+, Dy3+, Tb3+ and Ce3+) Nanoparticles: B.S. Naidu, V. Sudarsan, R.K. Vatsa, R. Tewari, (2008) Proc. DAE Solid State Physics Symposium,, 53: 491.
Winter school on Physic and Chemistry of Materials: JNCASR, Bangalore, (2011) .
23rd Research Scholars Meet: Indian Chemical Society, (2011) .
3rd DAE-BRNS International symposium on material chemistry: BARC, Mumbai, (2010) .
International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Technology: Indian Institute of Space science and Technology, (2010) .
SERC School on Nano-Optics, Organized by IIT Bombay and NIT Hamirpur: NIT Hamirpur, (2010) .
International Conference on Advances in Electron microscopy and Related Techniques: BARC, Mumbai, (2010) .
Two Day Seminor on Microtexture and Microstructure: Micristructure, (2009) .
National Conference on Advances in Nanomaterials, Devices and Technologies: S. V. Degree college, Kadapa, (2009) .
Workshop on Microscopy for Nanomaterials, Organized by Department of physics: University of Mumbai, (2009) .
Indo-Russian Workshop on Nanotechnology and Laser Induced Plasma: Delhi University, (2009) .
2nd DAE-BRNS International symposium on material chemistry: BARC, (2008) .
Chemistry Division, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India,
Andhra University, India,
Andhra University, India
Scientist-C:Institute of nano science and technology, Mohali (January 2019 to Present till date )
Scientist-B:Institute of nano science and technology, Mohali (February 2015 to December 2018 )
DST Nano Postdoctoral Fellow:Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (with Prof. C.N.R. Rao),, India, (May 2014 to February 2015 )
Research Associate:Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (with Prof. C.N.R. Rao),, India, (December 2011 to April 2014 )
Visiting Fellow:RMIT University,, Australia (January 2014 to February 2014 )
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Chemistry, Frontiers Media, 2015-2018
DST Nano Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014 by Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.
Prof. C.N.R. Rao award for the year 2013 for visiting RMIT University, Australia.
Best Poster Award in 3rd DAE-BRNS International Symposium on Material Chemistry (ISMC-2010), Mumbai, 2010.
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