Venkateswara Rao. Chitturi  



Name : Venkateswara Rao. Chitturi  
Addresses :

Residential address:

Challapalli road,
PAMARRU – 521 157.
Krishna district,
Andhra Pradesh.

Present address:

Room No. 3026,
Krishna hostel,
IIT Madras,
Chennai – 600 036.

Laboratory address:

Room No. 301,
National Centre for Catalysis Research,
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai – 600 036.

Phone No. 22575232

E-Mail ID :
Educational details :

B. Sc., A. G & S. G. College, 1995-1998.

M.Sc., (Analysis of Foods, Drugs & Water),

Andhra University Campus, Waltair, 1998-2000.

Ph.D., (Physical Chemistry), IIT Madras, Chennai,

2002 onwards
Research details :

Joined research on: 19th June 2002

Research interests: Development of electrode materials for fuel cells

Electrocatalytic reactions: Oxygen reduction, Methanol oxidation and Hydrogen evolution reaction

Projects handled/handling :
  1. ‘Development of Catalysts ………. Applications’, Columbian Chemicals Company, Chicago, USA, 2002-2004.
  2. ‘Development of ………. Materials’, Columbian Chemicals Company, Chicago, USA, 2005 onwards
Conferences attended :
  1. Ch. Venkateswara Rao and B. Viswanathan, ‘Oxygen reduction by FeN4 as seen by Density Functional Approach, (poster presentation), National workshop on the Advances in Catalysis, January 6 - 7th 2004, Loyola college, Chennai, India.
  2. Ch. Venkateswara Rao, B. Viswanathan and U. V. Varadaraju, ‘, (poster presentation),Nanoparticle Pt loaded carbon materials as cathodes for possible fuel cell applications, (poster presentation), Indo-Australian Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, March 31-April 1st 2006, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.

  3. Ch. Venkateswara Rao, B. Viswanathan and U. V. Varadaraju, ‘The ORR activity of polyol reduced platinum on carbon electrodes Role of crystal planes on activity, (poster presentation), Taiwan-India Conference on Nanomaterials, Dec 11-12th 2006, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taouyen, Taiwan.(Received best poster award)

  4. B. Viswanathan and Ch. Venkateswara Rao, ‘Metallic nanomaterials decorated on carbon nanotubes as electrodes for Fuel cell applications, Indo-Japan workshop on Nanomaterials, Dec 4-5th 2006, IICT, Hyderabad.

  5. Ch. Venkateswara Rao, B. Viswanathan and U. V. Varadaraju, ‘, (poster presentation),MN4Cx clusters are they potential oxygen reduction electrode materials?, (poster presentation), 18th National Symposium on Catalysis, April 16-18th 2007, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.

Publications :
  1. Ch. Venkateswara Rao and B. Viswanathan, ‘Oxygen reduction by FeN4 – A DFT study, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section A: Inorganic, Bio-inorganic, Physical, Theoretical & Analytical Chemistry (2004), 43A (11), 2333-2335.
  2. B. Viswanathan, Ch. Venkateswara Rao and U. V. Varadaraju, ‘On the search for non-noble metal based electrodes for oxygen reduction reaction’, Photo/Electrochemistry & Photobiology in the Environment, Energy and Fuel, (2006), 43-101.
  3. Ch. Venkateswara Rao and B. Viswanathan, ‘RuxSey/C electrodes for oxygen reduction A reverse microemulsion method of fabrication of electrode material ’, J. Phy. Chem. C (2007), 111, 16538-16543.
  4. Ch. Venkateswara Rao, Saroj Kumar Singh and B. Viswanathan, ‘Electrochemical performance of nano-SiC prepared in thermal plasma ’, J. Power Sources(communicated)