Dr. M.V. Venkatashamy Reddy (M.V. Reddy)

Academic Qualifications/current position:

1999-2003  Ph. D (Mention highest honours) ENSCPB/ICMCB-CNRS, University of Bordeaux I, France

1993 - 1995  M. Sc.  Bangalore University, India
1990 - 1993   B. Sc.  Bangalore University, India

Sept.2011- Till now: Research Fellow @ Graphene Research Center, Depts. of Physics & Chemistry, NUS

                                 Associated with Prof. B.V.R. Chowdari, Prof. K.P. Loh

Jan.2010-Sept.2011: Research Fellow @ Dept. of Physics & Materials Science & Engineering

                     Associated with Prof. B.V.R. Chowdari and Assoc. Prof. Stefan Adams

July2003- Till now:    Research Fellow @ Department of Physics, NUS

                      Associated with Prof. B.V.R. Chowdari

Editorial Advisory Board :
(1)The Open Fuels & Energy Science Journal (July 2007)(http://www.bentham.org/open/toefj/EBM.htm), (2)The Open Renewable Energy Journal (June 2008) (http://www.bentham.org/open/torej), (3)The Open Electrochemistry Journal (Aug. 2008)(http://www.bentham.org/open/toelecj), (4) The Open Analytical Chemistry Journal (Sept.2008) (http://www.bentham.org/open/toacj), (5) The Open Materials Science Journal (Feb. 2009) (http://www.bentham.org/open/tomsj), (6) Recent Patents on Corrosion Science (June, 2009)(http://www.bentham.org/open/rptcs), (7) International Journal of Materials Engineering & Technology (Sept. 2009), (8) International Journal of Energy Technology & Policy (Sept. 2009)(http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php) (9) International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation (IJMatEI) (Sept. 2009) (http://www.inderscience.com/browse), (10) Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing & Renewable Energy- JSM& RE ( Oct. 2009). (11)
International Journal of  Nanoelectronics and Materials  ( Jan. 2010),(http://publicweb.unimap.edu.my) (12) International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (IJEHV) (feb.2010) (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.). (13) Journal of Materials Science and Engineering ISSN 1934-8959, USA ( April 2010). (14) Journal of New materials for Electrochemical Systems (Dec. 2010), Canada.  (15) Journal of Electrochemical Science and Engineering (Feb. 2011).(16) Open Journal of Physical Chemistry (OJPC),(March, 2011 to March. 2013), (17) Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-ASIA (April.2011) (18) Current Physical Chemistry (April. 2011), (19) Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology (Oct. 2011), (20) International Journal of Nanomaterials and Chemistry (IJNC) (Nov.2011), (21) Journal of Analytical Sciences, Methods & Instrumentation (ISSN Online: 2164-2753) (Dec.2011)

 Regional Editor : Nanoscience & Nanotechnology-ASIA (Aug. 2011-Aug. 2013)

Awards and membership

Outstanding SMP Mentor award (2010, 2011), From Ministry of Education (MOE), Gifted Education Branch (GOE), Singapore

Inspiring Research Mentor Award (2011, 2012), From NUS High School, Singapore

Member of Materials Research Society Singapore (MRSS)

Member of Institute of Physics Singapore (IPSS) (July 2009)

Member of International Center for Diffraction data (ICDD), USA, (Sept.2009)


Member of International Society of Electrochemistry  (ISE), Switzerland (Nov. 2010)

Member in International Conference of Young Researchers on advanced Materials (ICYRAM2012)-IUMRS)

Fire safety excellence award (OSHE, NUS) (Gold award) (2011, 2012) (as a group contribution, role as a fire warden BlK S12) 

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (Awards: Gold: 1, Silver: 1, Bronze: 2, Merit: 3).

SMP  poster awards : Five Distinction and two 3M best poster award, Five Merit

Six students from NUS High School (2010 SCIENTIA Research project) won 2011 A* STAR Young Researcher award


Manuscripts Reviewer for International Journals : Electrochimica Acta, Electrochemistry Communications,  Electrochemical & Solid-State Letters, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Energy & Environmental Science, Journal of Physical Chemistry B & C, Polymer Bulletin, Journal of Power Sources, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Chemical communications, J. Materials Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Dalton transactions, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry and open access journals.

Conferences: Member in International Conference of young Researchers on advanced Materials (ICYRAM-IUMRS), 1-6 July 2012, Singapore. http://www.mrs.org.sg/icyram2012/.

Theme Chair for Energy and the Environment

Session chair for Batteries & Supercapacitors (EE1)

Session Chair for Materials for Environmental Protection (EE4)

Session co-chair  for Fuel cells(EE2)

Research Interests

Advanced Functional Materials; Energy Storage materials
 Physics, Chemistry of Materials.
 Lithium ion Batteries (Cathode and Anode Materials), Graphenes and its composite metal oxides, Supercapacitors
 Materials preparation:
Molten salt, Freeze drying, Co-precipitation,  Ion exchange, Carbothermal, Hydrothermal, Urea combustion and Solid State


 Thin Film Microbatteries.
 Thin films, Amorphous, Nano, Micron sized materials preparation:  Rf-Magnetron Sputtering

 Characterization Techniques: RBS (RUMP), NRA, AES, TEM, SEM, IR, Raman, AFM, XPS and XRD, Rietveld refinement (TOPAS) and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAS).

Electro analytical techniques: Cyclic voltammtery, Galvanostatic cycling, GITT and PITT , Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS).


My research output from 2003 to 2012

Research Publications: 87

1.      Peer Reviewed articles total: 76

2.      International Conference papers published as proceedings (non refereed)  : 12

3.      Singapore Science and Engineering Fair Research papers  (SSEF researcher papers refereed by 2-3 local experts) : 15

4.      Science mentorship programme (SMP) Ministry of Education, GEB. Youth science conference research papers : 10

5.      SCIENTIA Research papers ( NUS High School) : 6 (6 students won a*star Young Researcher award in 2011)

6.      Science Research programme (SRP), MOE, GEB :1

7.      Conference (local & International) abstract published >120 

8. Oral and Invited  talks: 24 (15 invited), 1 keynote

Representative Publications : 33

[33] M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V. R. Chowdari Metal oxides and oxysalts as anode materials for lithium ion batteries  Chemical Reviews (2012) (280 pages (A4)) (Critical review article, revisions submitted) (I.F.: 33.03) (Tier 1 premium)

[32] M.V. Reddy, T. Yu, C.H. Sow, Z.X. Shen, C.T. Lim, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V.R. Chowdari Nano-flakes α-Fe2O3 on as an anode Material for Li-ion batteries Advanced Functional Materials, 17(2007) 2792-2799.   (I.F: 8.48; Tier 1 premium, 160 times cited).

[31] B. Varghese, M.V. Reddy, Z. Yanwu, C. S. Lit, G.V. SubbaRao, B.V.R.Chowdari, T. C. Hoong, A.T. S. Wee, C. T. Lim, C.H. Sow Fabrication of NiO Nanowall Electrodes for High Performance Lithium Ion Battery Chemistry of Materials 20 (2008) 3360-3367.  (I.F.: 6.4 ;100 times cited, Tier 1 premium).
[30] K.  Saravanan, M. V. Reddy, Palani Balaya, Hao Gong, B.V.R. Chowdari and J. J. Vittal Storage Performance of LiFePO4 nanoplates Journal of Materials Chemistry 19(2009)605-610. (70 times cited).

[29] M. Nagarathinam, K. Saravanan, E. J. Han Phua, M. V. Reddy*, B. V. R. Chowdari, J. J. Vittal* Hybrid anion (phosphate/oxalate) open framework 4 V cathode materials for lithium ion batteries Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 51(24)(2012)5866-5870. (I.F: 12.7, Tier 1 premium)

 [28] Neeraj Sharma (Bragg institute, Australia), M. V. Reddy, Guodong Du, S. Adams,, B. V. R. Chowdari, Zaiping Guo, Vanessa Peterson Time-dependent in-situ neutron diffraction investigation of Li(Co0.16Mn1.84)O4 cathode:Direct observation of self-discharge and capacity loss  Journal Physical Chemistry C 115(2011) 21473–21480 (Tier 1 premium).

[27] Z. Peining , Wu Yongzhi,  M. V. Reddy*, A. Sreekumaran Nair, B. V. R. Chowdari , and S. Ramakrishna Long term cycling studies of electrospun TiO2 nanostructures and their composites with MWCNTs for rechargeable Li -ion batteries RSC Advances, 2(2012)531-537.

[26] M.V. Reddy*, K.Y. H. Kenrick, Tang Ying Wei, Goh Yeow Chong, Goh Hock Leong, B.V.R. Chowdari Nano-ZnCo2O4 material preparation by molten salt method and its Anodic electrochemical properties for Lithium batteries  Journal of Electrochemical Society 158 (12) (2011) A1423-A1430. ( Tier 1 premium).

[25]M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V. R. Chowdari* Nano-(V1/2Sb1/2Sn)O4 as  high performance anode material for Li-ion batteries”. Journal of Materials Chemistry 21(2011) 10003-10011. ( I.F.: 5.1, RSC Tier 1 premium)

[24] M.V. Reddy*, J.S.Raju, Neeraj sharma, Poh Yu Quan, Shahid Hussain Nowshad, Emmanuel Hsu, V. Peterson, B.V. R. Chowdari   Preparation of Li1.03Mn1.97O4 and Li1.06Mn1.94O4 polymer precursor method and its X-ray, neutron and electrochemical studies Journal of The Electrochemical society 158(2011)A1231-A1236  (Tier 1 premium)

[23]M.V. Reddy*, Zhang Beichen, Li Jia’en Nicholette, Zhang Kaimeng and B. V. R. Chowdari Molten salt synthesis and its electrochemical characterization of Co3O4 for lithium batteries  Electrochemical and Solid State Letters 14 (2011)79-82 (SMP project work) (AIP journal) (Tier1 premium). Above article has been selected in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology V23, issue 11(2011).

[22] A. Sakunthala, M. V. Reddy*, S. Selvasekarapandian, B.V.R. Chowdari, P. Christopher Selvin Energy storage studies of bare and doped vanadium pentoxide, (V1.95M0.05)O5, M = Nb, Ta for lithium ion batteries Energy and Environmental Science 4(2011)1712-1725 (I.F : 9.44)

[21] K.  Saravanan, P. Balaya, M. V. Reddy, B.V.R. Chowdari and J. J. Vittal “Morphology controlled synthesis of LiFePO4/C nanoplates for Li-ion batteries” Energy & Environmental Science 3(2010) 457-464. (I.F.: 9.44), RSC, UK.

[20] M .V. Reddy, G.V.Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari  Long term cycling Studies of the 4V cathode, LiVPO4 Journal of power Sources 195(2010)5768-5774.  (I.F: 4.28)

 [19] M .V. Reddy, R. Jose, T. H. Teng, B. V. R. Chowdari and S. Ramakrishna Preparation and electrochemical studies of electrospun TiO2 nanofibers and molten salt method nanoparticles Electrochimica Acta 55(2010)3109.

[18]  A. Sakunthala , M. V. Reddy*, S. Selvasekarapandian, B.V.R. Chowdari, P. Christopher Selvin Preparation, characterisation and electrochemical performance of lithium trivanadate rods by surfactant assisted polymer precursor method for lithium batteries  Journal of Physical chemistry C 114(2010)8099-8107. ( Tier 1 premium)

[17] A. Le Viet, M .V. Reddy*, R. Jose, B. V. R. Chowdari and S. Ramakrishna Electrospun Niobium Pentoxide Nanofiber Polymorphs for Rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries Journal of physical Chemistry C 114(2010)664-671.

[16] A. Sakunthala , M. V. Reddy*, S. Selvasekarapandian, B.V.R. Chowdari, P.Christopher Selvin Synthesis of Li(MMn11/6)O4 (M=Mn1/6, Co1/6, (Co1/12Cr1/12), (Co1/12Al1/12), (Cr1/12Al1/12)) by polymer precursor method and its electrochemical performance Electrochimica Acta 55(2010)4441-4450.

 [15] M.V. Reddy*  and A. Levasseur, Sputtered LiNiVO4 films: compositional, structural variations, target history and anodic/ cathodic properties Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 639(2010) 27-35.

[14] M.V. Reddy, S. S. Manoharan, J. John, B. Singh, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V.R. Chowdari Synthesis, characterization and Electrochemical properties of the Ru-doped spinel, Li[Mn2-xRux]O4 (x=0, 0.1 and 0.25) Journal of Electrochemical Society 156(8)(2009)A652-A660.

[13] B. Das, M. V. Reddy, P. Malar, Osipowicz Thomas, G. V. Subba Rao, B. V. R. Chowdari Nanoflake CoN as a high capacity anode for Li- ion batteries Solid State Ionics 180(2009)1061-1068

[12] B. Das, M.V. Reddy, K. Moorthy, S. Tripathy, R. Mahendiran, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V.R. Chowdari, “Carbothermal synthesis, spectral and magnetic characterization and Li- cyclability of the Mo- cluster compounds, LiYMo3O8 and Mn2Mo3O8 Electrochimica Acta 54(2009)3360-3373

[11] M. V. Reddy, G. V. Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari  Preparation and characterization of Li(Ni0.5Co0.5)O2 and Li(Ni0.5Co0.4Al0.1)O2 by molten salt synthesis for Li ion batteries  Journal of  Physical Chemistry C (Nano Materials and Interfaces) 11(2007) 11712-11720

[10] M.V. Reddy*, B. Pecquenard, P. Vinatier and A. Levasseur Cyclic voltammetry and Galvanostatic cycling characteristics of LiNiVO4 thin films during Lithium insertion and re/de-insertion
Electrochemistry Communications 9 (2007) 409-415

[9] S. L. Tey, M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V. R. Chowdari, J. Yi, J. Ding , J. J. Vittal  Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of [Li(H2O)M(N2H3CO2)3]0.5H2O (M = Co,Ni) as single precursors to LiMO2 battery materials  Chemistry of Materials 18 (2006) 1587-1594. 

[8] M.V. Reddy, S. Madhavi, G.V. Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari Perovskite metal oxyfluorides TiOF2 and NbO2F as anodes for Li ion batteries Journal of Power Sources 162(2006)1312-1321. ( 45 times cited)

[7] M.V. Reddy* , B. Pecquenard, P. Vinatier, C. Wannek, A. Levasseur, P. Moretto RBS and NRA analyses of lithium inserted amorphous Li1+xNiVO4 films Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 246 (2006)397-401. 

[6] M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao, B. V. R. Chowdari Synthesis and electrochemical studies of the 4V-cathode, Li(Ni2/3Mn1/3)O2  Journal of Power Sources 160(2006) 1369-1374. 

[5] M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao, B.V. R. Chowdari"Synthesis by molten salt and cathodic properties of Li(Ni1/3Mn1/3Co1/3)O2 Journal of Power Sources 159 (2006) 263-267. 

[4] M.V. Reddy , B. Pecquenard, P. Vinatier and A. Levasseur  Effect of substrate temperature on morphology and electrochemical performance of radio frequency magnetron sputtered lithium nickel vanadate films used as negative electrode for lithium microbatteries" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110 (2006 ) 4301-4306. 

[3] M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari Cathodic performence of NiO-coated Li(Ni0.5Mn0.5)O2 Electrochimica  Acta, 50 (2005) 3375-3382.

[2] K.S.Tan, M.V. Reddy, G.V. Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari Effect of AlPO4 coating on cathodic behaviour Li(Ni0.8Co0.2)O2 cathode" Journal Power Sources 141(2005)129-142 (48times cited).

[1] K. S. Tan, M. V. Reddy, G. V. Subba Rao and B. V. R. Chowdari  High performance LiCoO2 by molten salt (LiNO3: LiCl) synthesis for Li-ion batteries Journal of Power Sources 147(2005) 241-248 (35 times cited).

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