Seven (7) faculty members from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) have been inducted into the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (APAS) which is the largest contingent from anywhere to be elected so far! This was at the Palamuru University where the Annual Convention of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (APAS) was held on 27 January 2014.
Dr. M. Ghanshyam Krishna of the School of Physics has been elected Fellow. His work focuses on the growth, characterization and applications of thin films.
Dr. Subramanyam Rajagopal of the Department of Plant Sciences, School of Life Sciences has been elected Fellow. His group is working on bioenergy related to photosynthesis and phytomedicines. His major research contribution was on abiotic stress effects on photosynthesis apparatus of cyanobacteria, algae and higher plants.
Dr. Samar Das of the School of Chemistry, has been also elected Fellow. The focus of his research effort is to synthesize metal-oxide based inorganic compounds and to exploit their host guest, ion exchange and catalytic properties.
Dr. Pradeepta Panda of the School of Chemistry has been elected an Associate Fellow. His work is on the design and synthesis of various porphyrins.
Dr. S Srilakshmi of the University Centre for Earth and Space Sciences (UCESS) has been elected an Associate Fellow. She is a geophysicist, and the only woman in the group.
Dr. S Srinath of the School of Physics has been elected an Associate Fellow. His areas are Magnetism, Multiferroics, Oxides, Nanomaterials and Thin films.
Dr. S Venugopal Rao of the ACRHEM has been elected an Associate Fellow. His areas of his interest are Semiconductor Nonlinear Optics: Optical frequency conversion techniques [Second Harmonic Generation, Sum Frequency Generation, Difference Frequency Generation], Optical Parametric Oscillators/Amplifiers in the near- and mid-infrared spectral region and construction and characterization of femtosecond/picosecond Ti:sapphire lasers.