March 14

I am...

Chemist, Biologist, Engineer

My research field or area of interest innanotechnology

Interfaces and Nanomaterials, Green NanoTechnologies

Interest in...

Research and Development of Innovative Products/Projects based on Applied Biotechnology and Nanotechnology for Societal Benefits

Publication list

International Publications 

Multifunctional Nanomaterials

  1. KJ Rao, T Korumilli, A KP, S Wacławek, M Černík, VVT Padil, Development of ZnO Nanoflake Type Structures Using Silk Fibres as Template for Water Pollutants Remediation, Polymers, 12 (5), 1151
  2. KJ Rao, K Tarangini, Instant Synthesis of Silver Particles on Silk Fibres: Characterization and Antimicrobial Study, Composites Communications, 18, 32-36, 2020
  3. KJ Rao, K Tarangini, V Patni, Investigating silk yield and morphological changes in silk fibres obtained from silkworms fed with Ag and/or nanoparticles, Bulletin of Materials Science, 42 (5), 222, 2019
  4. KJ Rao, K Tarangini, Au nanoparticles by instant green chemicals and optimising key synthesis parameters using Taguchi method, Micro & Nano Letters,14 (11), 1198 – 1203, 2019
  5. N Saxena, NVS Praneeth, KJ Rao, S Paria, Organization of Palladium Nanoparticles into Fractal Patterns for Highly Enhanced Catalytic Activity and Anode Material for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells Applications, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1 (5), 2164-2175, 2018
  6. KJ Rao, S Paria, Phytochemicals mediated synthesis of multifunctional Ag-Au-TiO2 heterostructure for photocatalytic and antimicrobial applications, Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, 360-368, 2017
  7. KJ Rao, S Paria, Mixed phytochemicals mediated synthesis of multifunctional Ag–Au–Pd nanoparticles for glucose oxidation and antimicrobial applications, ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7 (25), 14018-14025, 2015
  8. KJ Rao, S Paria, Green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using aqueous Aegle marmelos leaf extract and their application for thiamine detection, RSC Advances, 4 (54), 28645-28652, 2014

Antimicrobial Nanoparticles

  1. KJ Rao, NVS Praneeth, S Paria, A promising technique of Aegle marmelos leaf extract mediated self‐assembly for silver nanoprism formation, AIChE Journal, 63 (9), 3670-3680, 2017
  2. KJ Rao, S Paria, Anti-Malassezia furfur activity of natural surfactant mediated in situ silver nanoparticles for a better antidandruff shampoo formulation, RSC Advances, 6 (13), 11064-11069, 2016
  3. KJ Rao, S Paria, Aegle marmelos Leaf Extract and Plant Surfactants Mediated Green Synthesis of Au and Ag Nanoparticles by Optimizing Process Parameters Using Taguchi Method, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 3 (3), 483-491, 2015
  4. KJ Rao, S Paria, Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from aqueous Aegle marmelos leaf extract, Materials Research Bulletin, 48 (2), 628-634, 2013
  5. KJ Rao, S Paria, Use of sulfur nanoparticles as a green pesticide on Fusarium solani and Venturia inaequalis phytopathogens, RSC Advances, 3 (26), 10471-10478, 2013

Applied Biotech and Chemical Sciences

  1. K Mukherjee, A Kedia, KJ Rao, S Dhir, S Paria, Adsorption enhancement of methylene blue dye at kaolinite clay–water interface influenced by electrolyte solutions, RSC Advances, 5 (39), 30654-30659, 2015
  2. KJ Rao, RG Chaudhuri, S Paria, Naphthalene degradation in the presence of natural–synthetic surfactants mixture by mixed bacterial cultures, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2 (2), 826-831, 2014
  3. KJ Rao, S Paria, Solubilization of naphthalene in the presence of plant− synthetic mixed surfactant systems, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (2), 474-481, 2008

Collaborative Works and Reviews

  1. K Tarangini, S Mishra, KJ Rao, Production of Astaxanthin by Xanthophyllomyces Dendrorhous on Fruit Waste Extract and Optimization of Key Parameters Using Taguchi Method, Journal of Biochemical Technology, 11 (1), 25-31, 2020.
  2. E Balasubramanian, M Silambarasan, M Manova, KJ Rao, G Surendar, Development of 3D-printed floating Quadrotor for collection of algae in remote water bodies, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 164, 104891, 2019
  3. KJ Rao, F Li, L Meng, H Zheng, F Cai, W Wang, A force to be reckoned with: A review of synthetic microswimmers powered by ultrasound, Small, 11 (24), 2836-2846, 2015
  4. K Chatterjee, S Sarkar, KJ Rao, S Paria, Core/shell nanoparticles in biomedical applications, Advances in colloid and interface science, 209, 8-39, 2014



Researchgroup, Institute, University, School, Company name

Research Faculty (Biotechnology), C/o Research Park, Vel Tech RangarajanDr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

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