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Ganapathi Rao Kandregula M.Tech, B.Tech

Ph.D. Research Scholar

C/O Prof. Kothandaraman R.

Department of Chemistry

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)

Chennai-600036, Tamil Nadu, India.

Ganapathi is a most jovial person and smart working guy, he never-give-up anytime even though it is beyond his capability. He is a key team player and can handle pressurized situations with a smile and encouraged others to complete the task within the time frame. He is known as Kattappa in the IIT Campus because of his dedication and hairstyle. He was one of the fine candidates with an eight-pack body in the campus sports. 

He was born in a village, a place called Avidi, Andhra Pradesh, India, which is a Godavari-based delta. He pursued his Bachelor's (Electronics and communications engineering) and master's (Nano Technology) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTUH). After his Bachelor's, he placed in campus placement as a Research Associate in the Shore Infotech India Pvt. Ltd. and moved to higher education after 2 years of experience. He worked in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad as a Project Assistant for 1 year 2 months and moved to higher education. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Energy conversion and storage in electrochemistry under the supervision of Prof. Kothandaraman Ramanujam, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). He is passionate about research in energy using different tools and wants to become an entrepreneur in the same field.


ananyāśh chintayanto māṁ ye janāḥ paryupāsate
teṣhāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣhemaṁ vahāmyaham (B.G. 9.22)

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Education Details


Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India

Pursued M.Tech in Nano Technology, First class with Distinction.

Project Head: Prof. K Venkateswara Rao

Project Title: Photocatalytic self-cleaning lotus effect of TiO2 & MgO nanoporous materials

Published several publications as the first author along with Thesis book, which is commercially available online


Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India

Pursued B.Tech in Electronics and communications Engineering with First class

Project Title: Fingerprint-based attendance system at Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), Hyderabad

Responsibilities: Designing and testing the microcontroller circuits, development of programming to test the microcontroller


Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India

Pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), in the prestigious university, which is holding 1st rank in NIFR for the past four years.

Working with Prof. Kothandaraman Ramanujam

Thesis Title: Experimental, Computational and AI-based Investigation on Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells; Supercapacitors and Photo-rechargeable Supercapacitors

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Research/ Professional Experience


Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad, India.

Worked as a Project Assistant-II

Project Head: Dr. Surya Prakash Singh, Principal Scientist at Polymers and Functional Materials Department.

Project Title: Synthesis of conductive metal nanoparticles for flexible solar cell applications. "Flexi Solar (NWP-0054)"


Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India

Worked as a Research Associate

Project Head: Dr. Ch Shilpa Chakra, Associate Professor, Center for Nano Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology.

Project Title: Synthesis & characterization of nanomaterials for solar cell, photodegradation, self-cleaning applications


Shore Group Associate, Hyderabad, India.

Worked as a Research Associate 

Project Description: Adding a database to Ranking solutions.

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