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Dr. Sanyasinaidu Boddu

Scientist-D (Assistant Professor)

Our research work is focused on designing, synthesis and characterization of 

1. Luminescent nanomaterials for latent fingerprint development, LED's, optical thermometry and anti-counterfeiting.

2. Nanomaterials for water oxidation.

3. Semiconductor nanomaterials for photocatalytic hydrogen generation.

4. Nanomaterials for Carbon dioxide reduction to valuable products

We have two PhD vacancies in our lab. 

One position on Oxygen, Hydrogen generation from water and CO2 reduction and other is on Luminescent nanomaterials.

Students should have M.Sc Chemistry/Physics with valid CSIR/UGC-JRF. Interested candidates can contact me at sanyasinaidu@inst.ac.in


Research Interest

  • Designing, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for Phosphors, Photocatalytic water oxidation (Artificial Photosynthesis), hydrogen generation and thermochemical production of H2, CO from H2O, CO2 splitting.

Research Highlights

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PhD Students


    Email: priya.ph22209@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH22209

    Working Since Aug, 2022
  • MS. Dipti Bhatt

    Email: dipti.ph20261@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20261

    Working Since Jan, 2021

    Email: satish.ph20233@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20233

    Working Since Aug, 2020

    Email: jyoti.ph20234@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH20234

    Working Since Aug, 2020
  • Ms. Rimple Kalia

    Email: rimple.ph17207@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH17207

    Working Since Aug, 2017

Research Associates

  • Dr. Ravi Kumar Kunchala

    Email: ravikumar.ph15217@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: RA/01/02131

    Working Since Feb, 2022

Project - JRF/SRF

  • Himanshi Mishra

    Email: himanshi15mishra@gmail.com

    Reg. No.: RP992221

PhD Students


    Email: ravikumar.ph15217@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH15217

  • Mr. Pushpendra

    Email: pushpendra.ph15212@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: PH15212

Post Doc Fellows

  • Dr. Bilal Masood Pirzada

    Email: pirzada.npdf1701@inst.ac.in

    Reg. No.: npdf1701

  1. Manifold improvement of water oxidation activity of NaCoO2 by selective cation exchange: R.K.Kunchala, D. Bhatt, R. Kalia, B.S. Naidu*, (2022) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, . DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.10.167

  2. PVDF/Ag2CO3 nanocomposites for efficient dye degradation and flexible piezoelectric mechanical energy harvester: H.K. Mishra, D. Sengupta, A. Babu, B.M. Pirzada, R. Sarkar, B.S. Naidu, T.K. Kundu, D. Mandal, (2022) Sustainable Energy Fuels, . DOI: 10.1039/D1SE01889B

  3. High Surface Area MnO2 Nanomaterials Synthesized by Selective Cation Dissolution for Efficient Water Oxidation: R. K. Kunchala, Pushpendra, R. Kalia, B.S. Naidu*, (2021) Sustainable Energy Fuels, 6: 766-777. DOI: 10.1039/D1SE01080H

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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, 40: 572-578. DOI: 10.1016/j.jre.2021.01.015

  9. 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

  10. Upconversion nanodevice-assisted healthy molecular photocorrection: Kaur K., Bindra P., Mondal S., Li W.-P., Sharma S., Sahu B.K., Naidu B.S., Yeh C.-S., Gautam U.K. , Vijayakumar S.*, (2020) ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 7: 291–298. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c01244

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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.

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  1. Visible‐Light Heterogeneous Catalysts for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction: B.S. Naidu, ST Nishanthi, K Kailasam, (2018) Visible-Light-Active Photocatalysis: Nanostructured Catalyst Design, Mechanisms, and Applications, 421-446.

  1. Winter school on Physic and Chemistry of Materials: JNCASR, Bangalore, (2011) .

  2. 23rd Research Scholars Meet: Indian Chemical Society, (2011) .

  3. 3rd DAE-BRNS International symposium on material chemistry: BARC, Mumbai, (2010) .

  4. International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials Science and Technology: Indian Institute of Space science and Technology, (2010) .

  5. SERC School on Nano-Optics, Organized by IIT Bombay and NIT Hamirpur: NIT Hamirpur, (2010) .

  6. International Conference on Advances in Electron microscopy and Related Techniques: BARC, Mumbai, (2010) .

  7. Two Day Seminor on Microtexture and Microstructure: Micristructure, (2009) .

  8. National Conference on Advances in Nanomaterials, Devices and Technologies: S. V. Degree college, Kadapa, (2009) .

  9. Indo-Russian Workshop on Nanotechnology and Laser Induced Plasma: Delhi University, (2009) .

  10. Workshop on Microscopy for Nanomaterials, Organized by Department of physics: University of Mumbai, (2009) .

  11. 2nd DAE-BRNS International symposium on material chemistry: BARC, (2008) .


  • Development of upconversion/down-shifting luminescent ink with lanthanide doped bismuth based nanomaterials for unclonable anti-counterfeiting 2022-2025, SERB
    Funding Amount: 39.5 lakhs
    PI: Dr. Sanyasinaidu Boddu
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    Funding Amount: 2
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    Funding Amount: 1
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  • Bio-mimicking photocatalytic water oxidation using Manganese and Cobalt based oxide nanomaterials: understanding the effect of redox inactive metal ion 3 Years, SERB
    Funding Amount: 41.4 Lakhs
    PI: Dr. Sanyasinaidu Boddu

  • 2012

    Ph.D. Chemistry

    Chemistry Division, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India,

  • 2005

    M.Sc. Chemistry

    Andhra University, India,

  • 2003


    Andhra University, India

  • Scientist-D (Assistant Professor):Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (January 2022 to Present till date )

  • Scientist-C:Institute of nano science and technology, Mohali (January 2019 to December 2021 )

  • 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 )

Awards & Honours

  • 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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