Raghu Chitta

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: raghuchitta@nitw.ac.in

: 8290529060

Interests: Synthesis and Study of Organic and Organometallic Light Harvesting Compounds for Artificial Photosynthetic Systems, Dye Sensitized and Organic Solar Cells, Photo-driven Water Splitting, and Fluorescent Chemosensors

Education
2018-Present

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

National Institute of Technology Warangal

Hanamkonda, Warangal, Telangana – 506004.

 

2011-2018

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry

School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy

Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh, Rajasthan.

 

2011 (Jan) – 2011 (Jul)

Post-doctoral Associate

Specialization: Organic and Inorganic Materials

Research Topic: Design, Synthesis and Study of Organometallic Catalysts for Water Oxidation and Photodynamic Therapy”.

Supervisor: Dr. Randolph P. Thummel, Professor, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA.

 

2007-2011

Post-doctoral Associate

Specialization: Organic and Inorganic Materials

Research Topic: Monodispersed Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle-Dye Dyads and Triads: Characterization of the Early Events in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”.

Supervisors: Dr. Kent R. Mann, Professor;  Dr. Wayne L. Gladfelter, Professor; Dr. David A. Blank,  Professor University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA.

 

2002-2007

Ph.D.,

Specialization: Organic and Analytical Chemistry.

Thesis title: “Studies on Self-Assembled Porphyrin-Fullerene and Porphyrin-Carbon Nanotube Donor-Acceptor Conjugates”

Research Advisor: Dr. Francis D?Souza, Professor

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, U.S.A.

 

2000-2002

M.Sc., General Chemistry, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.

 

1997-2000

B.Sc.; Lal Bahadhur College, Kakatiya University, Warangal.

 




 

Course Taught Previously

 

At National Institute of Technology Warangal, Telangana
B.TechM.Sc.
1. CY101 Chemistry1. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry
2. CY102 Chemistry Laboratory2. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Lab

Computational Chemistry Lab


At Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan 

M.Sc. Chemistry (2Y)

Ph.D. Chemistry

Int. M.Sc. Chemistry (5Y)

 

Int. M.Sc. B.Ed. (3Y)

 

1. Inorganic Chemistry-I

 1. Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

2. Physical Chemistry-I

 2. Research Methodology

3. Analytical Chemistry

 3. Inorganic Lab

4. Organometallic Chemistry

 

5. Symmetry & Group Theory

 

6. Supramolecular Chemistry

 

7. Organic Spectroscopy

 

8. Inorganic Chemistry Labs

 
  
At Wichita State University, Kansas, U.S.A. 
1. Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2005-2007 
2. Advanced Analytical Chemistry lab, which includes HPLC, GC, GC-MS, NMR, atomic absorption, IR, UV-vis, cyclic voltammetry and fluorescence
3. General chemistry labs, which include qualitative and quantitative analysis, pH titrati

Publications


Sl.No.Title of the ArticleAuthorsName of the JournalYearVolumePage No(s).
From National Institute of Technology Warangal
39Excitation-Dependent Electron Exchange Energy and Electron Transfer Dynamics in a Series of Covalently Tethered N,N’-bis(4’-tert-butylbiphenyl-4-yl)aniline-[C60]fullerene Dyads via Varying p-conjugatd SpacersGangada, Suneel; Chakali, Madhu; Mandal, Haraprasad; Duvva, Naresh; Chitta, Raghu*; Lingamallu, Giribabu*; Bangal, Pakriti R*.Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

2018

20

21352-21367.

       
From Central University of Rajasthan
38Hypochlorite Mediated Modulation of Photo-Induced Electron Transfer in PTZ-BODIPY Electron Donor-Acceptor Dyad: A Highly Water Soluble “Turn-On” Fluorescent Probe for HypochloriteSoni, Disha; Duvva, Naresh; Badgurjar, Deepak; Tapta Kanchan; Nimesh, Surendra; Arya, Geeta; Lingamallu, Giribabu*; Chitta, Raghu*.Chem. Asian J.2018131594-1608.
37Hypochlorite-Promoted Inhibition of Photo-induced Electron Transfer in Phenothiazine-Borondipyrromethen Donor-Acceptor Dyad: A Cost-Effective and Metal-Free “Turn-On” Fluorescent Chemosensor for HypochloriteSoni, Disha; Gangada, Suneel; Duvva, Naresh; Roy, Tapta Kanchan; Nimesh, Surendra; Arya, Geeta; Lingamallu, Giribabu*; Chitta, Raghu*.New. Jour. Chem.2017415322-5333.
36Direct Determination of Small RNAs Using a Biotinylated Polythiophene Impedimetric GenosensorVoccia, Diego; Sosnowska, Marta; bettazzi, Francesca; Roscigno, Giuseppine; Fratini, Emiliano; Franciscis, Vittorio De; Condorelli, Gerolama; Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis; kutner, Wlodzimierz; Palchetti, Ilaria*.Biosens. Bioelectron.2017871012-1019.
35Ultrafast Intramolecular Photo-Induced Energy Transfer Events in Phenylbenothiazole-Borondipyrromethene Donor-Acceptor DyadsBadgurjar, Deepak;  Kolanu, Sudhakar; Jain, Kanika; Kalantri, Vibha; Yeduru, Venkatesh; Duvva, Naresh;  Seelam, Prasanthkumar; Sharma, Anuj, K.;* Bangal, Prakriti, R;* Chitta, Raghu;* Lingamallu, Giribabu*.J. Phys. Chem. C

2016

120

16305 – 16321.

34Light Induced Intramolecular Electron and Energy Transfer Events in Rigidly Linked Borondipyrromethene-Corrole DyadLingamallu, Giribabu*; Jain, Kanika; Kolanu, Sudhakar; Duvva, Naresh; Chitta, Raghu*.J. Lumin.

2016

17

209-218.

33Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Axially Bound Tetra(phenothiazinyl)/tetra(bis(4'-tert-butylbipheny;-4-yl)aniline)-zinc(II)porphyrin-fullero[C60,C70]Pyrrolidine Donor-Acceptor TriadsJain, Kanika; Duva, Naresh; Badgurjar, Deepak; Lingamallu, Giribabu;* Chitta, Raghu*.Inorg. Chem. Commun. 2016665-10.
32Spacer Controlled Photo-Induced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in a Novel Series of Phenothiazine-Boron Dipyrromethene Donor-Acceptor DyadsDuvva, Naresh; Kolanu, Sudhakar; Badgurjar, Deepak; Chitta, Raghu;* Lingamallu, Giribabu*.J. Photochem. Photobiol., A, 20153128-19.
31Piezomicrogravimetric and Impedimetric Oligonucleotide Biosensors Using Conducting Polymers of Biotinylated Bis(2,2'-bithien-5-yl)methane as Recognition UnitsSosnowska, Marta; Pieta, Piotr; Sharma, Piyush S.;Chitta, Raghu; K. C, Chandra B.; Bandi, Venugopal; D'Souza, Francis; Kutner, Wlodzimierz.Analytical Chemistry2013857454 – 7461.
       
From Ph.D. and Post-doc.
30  A Molecular Light-driven Water Oxidation Catalyst Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; Chitta, Raghu; Zong, Ruifa; El Ojaimi, Maya; Thummel, Randolph. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 201213410721–10724.
29  Effect of Axially Projected Oligothiophene Pendants and Nitro-Functionalized Diimine Ligands on the Lowest Excited State in Cationic Ir(III) bis-Cyclometalates Schwartz, Kyle R.; Chitta, Raghu; Bohnsack, Jon N.; Ceckanowicz, Darren, J.; Miró, Pere; Cramer, Christopher J.; Mann, Kent R. 

Inorg. Chem.

2012 51 5082 – 5094.
28  Further Observations on Water Oxidation Catalyzed by Mononuclear Ru(II) Complexes Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; Zong, Ruifa; Tseng, Huan-Wei; Chitta, Raghu; Thummel, Randolph. Inorg. Chem. 2012 51 2930 – 2939.
27 

Diameter Sorted SWCNT-Porphyrin and SWCNT-Phthalocyanine Conuugates Self-assembled via Double-decker Binding Strategy for Light Energy Harvesting 

 Sandanayaka, A.S.D.; Subbaiyan, N. K.; Chitta, Raghu; Maligaspe, E.; Das, S. K.; Hasobe, T.; Ito, O.; D’Souza, Francis. ChemPhysChem. 2011 12 2266-2273.
26 (S)-(−)-1-Phenyl­ethanaminium 4-(4,4-di­fluoro-1,3,5,7-tetra­methyl-3a,4a-diaza-4-borata-s-indacen-8-yl)benzoate Hinkle, Lindsay M.; Chitta, Raghu; Mann, Kent R. Acta Crystallogr. Sect. E Struct. Rep. 2011 67 o2265–o2266.
25 Effect of Potassium Ion on Switching of Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Inclusion Dyads Formed by Crown Ether-Porphyrins and an Ammonium Cation-Fullerene Ito, Osamu; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Chitta, Raghu; D'Souza, Francis.Ind. Chem. Soc. 2010 87 13-21
24 Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (MIP) Based Piezoelectric Microgravimetry Chemsensor for Selective Determination of Adenine Pietrzyk, Agnieszka; Suriyanarayanan, Subramanian; Kutner, Wlodzimierz; Chitta, Raghu; Zandler, Melvin E.; D’Souza, Francis. 

Biosensors & Bioelectronics

 2010 25 2522-2529.
23 Tuning Electron Transfer Rates via Systematic Shifts in the Acceptor State Density Using Size Selected ZnO Colloids Huss, Adam S.; Bierbaum, Andrew; Chitta, Raghu; Ceckanowicz, Darren J.; Mann, Kent R.; Gladfelter, Wayne L.; Blank, David A. J. Am. Chem. Soc 2010 132 13963-13965.
22 Selective Histamine Piezoelectric Chemosensor Using a Recognition Film of the Molecularly Imprinted Polymer of Bis(bithiophene) Derivatives Pietrzyk, Agnieszka; Suriyanarayanan, Subramanian; Kutner, Wlodzimierz; Chitta, Raghu; D'Souza, Francis. Anal. Chem.  2009 81 2633-2643.
21 Photoinduced Charge Separation in Ion-Paired Porphyrin-Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Donor-Acceptor Hybrids. Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Chitta, Raghu; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D'Souza, Lawrence; Ito, Osamu; D'Souza, Francis.  J. Phys. Chem. C  2009 113 13425-13432
20 Melamine Acoustic Chemosensor Based on Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Film Pietrzyk, Agnieszka; Kutner, Wlodzimierz; Chitta, Raghu; Zandler, Melvin E.; D'Souza, Francis; Sannicolo, Francesco; Mussini, Patrizia R.  Anal. Chem. 2009 81 10061-10070.
19 Photosynthetic Antenna-Reaction Center Mimicry: Sequential Energy- and Electron Transfer in a Self-assembled Supramolecular Triad Composed of Boron Dipyrrin, Zinc porphyrin and Fullerene. Maligaspe, Eranda; Tkachenko, Nikolai V.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; Chitta, Raghu; Zandler, Melvin E.; Lemmetyinen, Helge; D’Souza, Francis.  J. Phys. Chem. A  2009 113 8478-8489.
18 Self-assembled Tetrapyrrole-Fullerene and Tetrapyrrole-Carbon Nanotube Donor-Acceptor Hybrids for Light Induced Electron Transfer Applications Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis. J. Mater. Chem. 2008 18 1440-1471.
17 Corrole-Fullerene Dyads: Formation of Long-Lived Charge-Separated States in Non-polar Solvents D'Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Ohkubo, Kei; Tasior, Mariusz; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; Zandler, Melvin E.; Rogacki, Maciek K.; Gryko, Daniel T.; Fukuzumi, Shunichi J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2008 130 14263-14272.
16 Self-Assembled Supramolecular Ferrocene-Fullerene Dyads and Triad: Formation and Photoinduced Electron Transfer Araki, Yasuyuki; Chitta, Raghu; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Langenwalter, Kevin; Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; Ito, Osamu; D’Souza, Francis. J. Phys. Chem. C  2008 112 2222-2229.
15 Co-facial Magnesium Porphyrin Dimer Complexed with Fullerene: Photosynthetic Reaction Center Model of ‘Special Pair’ Self-Assembled to Electron Acceptor Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; Chitta, Raghu; Araki, Yasuyuki; Ito, Osamu; D’Souza, Francis. Journal of Porphyrins Phthalocyanines 2008 12 857-865.
14 “Two-Point” Assembling of Zn(II) and Co(II) Metalloporphyrins Derivatized with a Crown Ether Substituent in Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett Films Noworyta, Krzysztof; Marczak, Renata; Tylenda, Rafal; Sobczak, Janusz W.; Chitta, Raghu; Kutner, Wlodzimierz; D’Souza, Francis. Langmuir 2007 23  2555-2568.
13 Photosynthesis reaction center mimicry of a “special pair” dimer linked to electron acceptors by a supramolecular approach: self-assembled cofacial zinc porphyrin dimer complexed with fullerene(s) D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Rogers, Lisa M.; Karr. Paul A.; Melvin E. Zandler; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu.  Chem.-Eur. J. 2007 13  916-922..
12 Synthesis and Study of Crown Ether-Appended Boron Dipyrrin Chemosensors for Cation Complexation.  Blakemore, James D.; Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis.  Tet. Lett. 2007 48  1977-1982.
11 Donor-Acceptor Nanohybrids of Zinc Napthalocyanine or Zinc Porphyrin Non-covalently Linked to Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes for Photoinduced Electron Transfer Chitta, Raghu; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Schumacher, Amy L.; D’Souza, Lawrence; Araki, Yasuyuki; Ito, Osamu; D'Souza, Francis.  J. Phys. Chem. C  2007 111 6947-6955.
10 Self-Assembled Zinc Porphyrin-Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Hybrids via Ammonium/ Crown Ether Interaction: Construction and Electron Transfer Studies D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Sandanayaka, Atula, S. D.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D’Souza, Lawrence; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu.  Chem.-Eur. J.  2007 13 8277-8284.
9 Supramolecular Carbon Nanotube-Fullerene Donor-Acceptor Hybrids for Photoinduced Electron Transfer D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; D’Souza, Lawrence; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu.  J. Am. Chem. Soc.  2007 129 15865-15871.
8 Design, Syntheses, and Studies of Supramolecular Porphyrin-Fullerene Conjugates, Using Bis-18-crown-6 Appended Porphyrins and Pyridine or Alkyl Ammonium Functionalized Fullerenes D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; McCarty, Amy L.; Karr, Paul A.; Zandler, Melvin E.; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu. J. Phys. Chem. B  2006 110 5905-5913.
7 Potassium Ion Controlled Switching of Intra-to Intermolecular Electron Transfer in Crown Ether Appended Free-Base Porphyrin-Fullerene Donor-Acceptor Systems D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; McCarty, Amy L.; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito. Osamu.  J. Phys. Chem. A  2006110  4338-4347.
6 Design and Studies on Supramolecular Ferrocene-Porphyrin-Fullerene Constructs for generating Long-Lived Charge Separated States D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Islam, D.-M. Shafiqul; Schumacher, Amy L.; Zandler, Melvin E.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu.  J. Phys. Chem. B  2006110  25240-25250.
5 Electron Transfer Switching in Supramolecular Porphyrin-Fullerene Conjugates Held by Alkylammonium Cation-Crown Ether Binding Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; D’Souza, Francis Chem. Commun. 2006 41 4327-4329.
4 Binding, Electrochemical Activation, and Cleavage of DNA by Cobalt (II) Tetrakis-N-methylpyridyl Porphyrin and Its ?-Pyrrole Brominated Derivative Yellapa, Shivaraj; Seetharamappa, Jaldappagari; Lisa, M.; Chitta, Raghu; Singhal, Ram P.; D’Souza, Francis.Bioconjugate Chem.  2006 17 1418-1425.
3 Supramolecular porphyrin-fullerene via 'two-point' binding strategy: Axial-coordination and cation-crown ether complexation D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, OsamuChem. Commun. 200510  1279-1281.
2 Effect of axial ligation or p-p type interactions on photochemical charge stabilization in “Two-point” bound supramolecular porphyrin-fullerene conjugates D’Souza, Francis; Chitta, Raghu; Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; McCarty, Amy L.; Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Araki, Yasuyaki; Ito, Osamu.Chem.-Eur. J. . 2005  11 4416-4428.
1 Electrochemical, Spectral, and Computational Studies of Metalloporphyrin Dimers Formed by Cation Complexation of Crown Ether Cavities Chitta, Raghu; Rogers, Lisa M.; Wanklyn, Amber; Karr, Paul A.; Kahol, Pawan K.; Zandler, Melvin E.; D’Souza, Francis.  Inorg. Chem.  2004 43 6969-6978.


PHDs Supervised


Sl.No

Name of the Ph.D. Student

Date of Registration

Title of the Thesis

Status

1

Disha Soni

25/11/2013

Design and Study of Electro-and Photo-active Materials Energy Storage, Conversion, and Sensing Applications

Awarded (on 21/02/2019)

2

Kanika Jain

25/11/2013

Design and Study of Multichromophoric Porphyrin Systems for Solar Energy Harvesting

Submitted (on 22/09/2018)

3

Deepak Badgurjar25/11/2013Synthesis and Study of Tetrapyrrolic Panchromatic Dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar CellsSubmitted (on 17/12/2018)

4

Suneel Gangada

27/10/2014

Cost Effective Metal and Metal-Free Dyes for Solar Energy Harvesting

Ongoing

5

Venkata Nikhil Raj M.

17/07/2015

Design and Synthesis of Spincrossover Switches and Optical Sensors (As a Joint Supervisor)

Ongoing

Workshops/Conferences

 

(a) Invited:
  1. As observer at Interaction meeting of 39th Basic Science Committee, BRNS, Department of Atomic Energy” held in Department of Physics, ML Sukhadia University, Udaipur on September 8, 2
  2. As observer atYoung Scientist Research Awardees’ Meet (YSRAM)” organized by Basic Sciences Committee, Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences, DAE at BARC, Mumbai during November 26-28, 2012.
  3. Invited speaker: At extension lecture on “Solar Energy Harvesting and its Need” at Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan, October 23, 2013.
  4. As resource person: For the “Development of  Lab Manual on Microscale Chemistry Experiments for Under Graduate Level” organized by Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajasthan, during March 23-27, 2015.
  5. Invited Speaker: Lecture on "Good Laboratory Practices and Safety Guidelines” on July 24- 25, 2015 at Central University of Rajasthan organized by School of Life Sciences, Central University of Raja
  6. As resource person: For the “Development of Multimedia Package in Chemistry for Improving Learning Outcomes of Students at Senior Secondary Level” organized by Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajasthan from Dec 7-11, 2015.
  7. As a subject expert: For some confidential work at Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) on 9th August, 2016.
  8. As a subject expert: For some confidential and important assignment of the commission at Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer on 4th November, 2016.
  9. As a resource person: for the programme entitled “Capacity Building Programme on Innovative Practices in Learning of Chemistry at Senior Secondary Level” held at SEIMAT, Shymla Ghat, Shimla during 19-22, 2016 organized by Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajastha
  10. As a resource person: From 3-6, January 2017, for a five day workshop entitled “Development of Multimedia in Chemistry at Senior Secondary Level” from 2-6, January, 2017 organized by Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Ajmer, Rajastha
  11. Invited Speaker: “Hypochlorite Promoted Inhibition of Photo-induced Electron Transfer in Phenothiazine-Borondipyrromethene Donor-Acceptor Dyad: A Sensitive, Selective, and Re-Usable Sensor for Hypochlorite Detection” at National Conference on Luminescence and Application (NCLA-2017), IICT Hyderabad, 9-11th January, 2017.
  12. Invited Speaker: “Bis-and Tetra-Pyrrole Based Solar Energy Harvesting Compounds: Synthesis, Photophysical Properties, and Applications” at symposium on “Shaping the Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities (SEFCO-2017)”, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, 11-12th May, 2017.
  13. Invited Speaker: “Intramolecular Photo-induced Electron and Energy Transfer in Bis- and Tetra-Pyrrole Based Donor – Acceptor Systems: Synthesis and Applications” at International conference on frontiers at the chemistry-allied sciences interface (FCASI), Rajasthan University, Jaipur during 22-23 July, 2017.
  14. As a resource person: From 25-27, October, 2017 for a five day workshop entitled “Development of Multimedia Package in Chemistry in Hindi at Senior Secondary Level” from 23-27, October, 2017
  15. As a resource person: From 30th January-3rd February, 2018 for a 5-day workshop for the “Development of Entry Level Module for Augmenting Learning of Science at Secondary Level”.
  16. Invited Speaker: “Pyrrole based artificial photosynthetic systems as ligh energy harvesting compounds: Syntheses, photophysical properties, and applications”. Invited talk given at National Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical Sciences (ETCS-2019) during 14-15 March, 2019 organized by Central University of Jammu.
(b) Presented:
  1. Chitta, Raghu;* Rogers, Lisa M.; Wanklyn, Amber; Karr, Paul A.; Kahol, Pawan K.; Zandler, Melvin E.; D?Souza, Francis. “Investigation of Metalloporphyrin Dimers Formed by Cation Complexation of Crown Ether Cavities”. Poster Presentation  given  at  the  39th   Midwest  Regional  Meeting  of  the  American Chemical Society, Manhattan, KS, United States, Oct. 20-22, 2004.
  2. Lay, Elena;* Tchoufong, Rodrigue; Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis; Singhal, Ram. “Boron Dipyrrin-Boronic Acid Chemosensors for Biochemical Detection of Cis Diols”. Poster Presentation given at the 39th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Manhattan, KS, United States, Oct. 20-22, 2004.
  3. Chitta, Raghu;* Gadde, Suresh; Zandler, Melvin E.; McCarty, Amy L.; Sandanayaka,  Atula S. D.; Araki,  Yasuyaki;  Ito,  Osamu; D’Souza, Francis. “Design and Physico-Chemical Studies of “Two-Point” Bound Supramolecular Porphyrin-Fullerene Conjugates Formed by Cation-Crown Ether Complexation and Axial Co-ordination or p-p interactions”. Oral Presentation given at the 40th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Joplin, MO, United States, Oct. 26-29, 2005.
  4. Blakemore, James D.;* Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis. “Boron Dipyrrin Linked Crown Ether Chemosensors for the Selective Detection of Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metal Cations”. Oral Presentation given at the 40th Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Joplin, MO, United States, October 26-29, 2005.
  5. Chitta, Raghu.* Poster Presentation Graduate Research Scholarly Projects” Symposium Organized at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, United States, 2006.
  6. Chitta, Raghu;* D’Souza, Francis. “Harvesting Solar Energy via Artificial Photosynthesis”. Poster Presentation given at 4thAnnual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, KS, United States, 2007.
  7. Chitta, Raghu;* Sandanayaka, Atula S. D.; Schumacher, Amy L.; D’Souza, Lawrence; Yasuyaki,  Araki; Ito, Osamu; D’Souza, Francis. “Non-covalently linked and Self-assembled Zinc Porphyrin/Zinc Naphthalocyanine-SWCNT Nanohybrids for Photoinduced Electron Transfer”. Oral Presentation given at the 233rd  National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL, United States, March 26-28, 2007.
  8. Venukadasula, Ganesh M.; Chitta, Raghu; D’Souza, Francis. “Self-Assembled Carbon Nanotube Based Donor-Acceptor Ensembles for Photo-Induced Electron Transfer  Studies”.  Poster  Presentation  given  at  the  42th   Midwest  Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Kansas City, MO, United States, November 7-10, 2007.
  9. Chitta, Raghu;* D’Souza, Francis; Zandler, Melvin E.; Subbaiyan, Navaneetha K.; Ohkubo, Kei; Tasior, Mariusz; Gryko, Daniel T.; Fukuzumi, Shunichi. “Design, Syntheses and Photophysical Studies of Corrole-Fullerene Dyads”. Oral Presentation  given at the  42th Midwest  Regional  Meeting  of  the  American Chemical Society, Kansas City, MO, United States, November 7-10, 2007.
  10. Chitta, Raghu;* Luo, Bing; Huss, Adam; Rossini, Julia E.; Bierbaum, Andrew; Raff, Jonathan D.; Blank, David A.; Mann, Kent R.; Gladfelter, Wayne L. “Characterization of Early Events in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: Monodispersed Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle-Dye Dyads and Triads”. Poster Presentation given at the International Workshop on Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion, Wichita, KS, United States, May 22-23, 2009.
  11. Schwartz, Kyle R.;* Chitta, Raghu; Bohnsack, Jon N.; Mann, K. R. ”Vectorial Electron Transfer in Ir(III) bis-Cyclometalates With Electron Withdrawing (N^N) Chelates”. Oral Presentation given at the 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, March 21-25, 2010.
  12. Huss, Adam S;* Bierbaum, Andrew; Saunders, Julia E.; Bohnsack, Jon; Chitta, Raghu; Mann, Kent R.; Gladfelter, Wayne L.; Blank, David, A. “Time-resolved Measurements of Charge Injection in Organic Dye-Sensitized Colloidal ZnO Dispersions”. Oral Presentation given at the 240th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, August 22-26, 2010.
  13. Bierbaum, Andrew J.;* Huss, Adam S.; Chitta, Raghu; Ceckanowicz, Darren J.; Mann, Kent R.; Blank, David A.; Gladfelter, Wayne L. “Electron Transfer Rate and Yield Dependence on ZnO Nanocrystal Size and Excited State Reduction Potential of Porphyrin Dyes”. Oral Presentation given at the 242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, August 28-September 1, 2011.
  14. Zong, Ruifa; Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; El Ojaimi,     Maya; Haberdar, Rubabe; Chitta, Raghu; Thummel, Randolph.* “Designing more efficient water oxidation catalysts based on mononuclear Ru(II) complexes”. Oral Presentation given at 242nACS National Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, United States, August 28-September 1, 2011.
  15. Miro, Pere; Schwartz, Kyle R.; Chitta, Raghu; Bohnsack, Jon N.; Ceckanowicz, Darren J.; Mann, Kent R.; Cramer, Christopher J. “Ligand Effects on the Lowest Excited States in Cationic Iridium Cyclometalates”. Oral Presentation given at 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29, 2012.
  16. Chitta, Raghu* “ZnO-Nanoparticle-Dye Dyads and Triads: Characterization of Early Events in Dye Sensitzied Solar Cells”. Oral Presentation at Workshop on Nanomaterials and Health Care, Central University of Rajasthan, December 14, 2012.
  17. Chitta, Raghu;* Kaveevivitchai, Nattawut; Zong, Ruifa; El Ojaimi, Maya; Thummel, Randolph. “Molecular Catalysts for Light Driven Water Oxidation: An Alternate Method for Creating Clean Energy”. Oral Presentation given at Optics’14 International Conference on Light, Calicut, Kerala, India, March 19-21, 2014.
  18. Chitta, Raghu;* Duvva, Naresh; Kolanu, Sudhakar; Badgurjar, Deepak; Lingamallu, Giribabu. “Spacer Controlled Photo-Induced Intramolecular Electron Transfer in a Novel Series of Phenothiazine-Boron Dipyrromethene Donor- Acceptor Dyads”. Poster Presentation at 17th CRSI National Symposium in Chemistry, CSIR-NCL Pune, India, February 06-08, 2015.
  19. Chitta, Raghu;* Soni, Disha; Duvva, Naresh; Lingamallu, Giribabu. “In vitro Studies for the Sensitive, Selective, and Reversible Fluorescent Detection of Hypochlorite”. Poster Presentation at 6th International Conference on Metals in Genetics, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at IISc Bangalore, India, February, 17-19, 2016.
  20. Chitta, Raghu;* Badgurjar, Deepak; Jain, Kanika; Soni, Disha; Gangada, Suneel. “Photo- and Elelctro-active Compounds for Solar Energy Harvesting and Sensing Applications”. Poster Presentation at “Emerging Trends in Applied Chemical Sciences (ETACS-2016), Central University of Rajasthan, March 18, 2016.
  21. Chitta, Raghu;* Soni, Disha; Duvva, Naresh; Lingamallu, Giribabu. “Boron Dipyrromethene-Phenothiazine base Fluorescent Chemosensor for Sensitive, Selective, and Reversible Fluorescent Detection of Hypochlorite”. Poster Presentation at International Conference on Frontiers at the Chemistry – Allied Sciences Interface (FCASI), University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, April, 25-26, 2016.
  22. Chitta, Raghu;* Jain, Kanika; badgurjar, Deepak; Lingamallu, Giribabu. “Photoinduced Energy Transfer Followed by Electron Transfer in a (Phenothiazine)3-Zinc Porphyrin-Boron dipyrromethene based Artificial Photosynthetic Model for Natural Photosynthetic Antenna-Reaction Center Complex”. Oral Presentation at National Conference on “Recent Advances on Materials for Sustainable Energy (RAMSE 2018)” organized at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad during 3-5 March, 2018.
  23.  Chitta, Raghu* “Cost-effective synthetic pigments as light harvesting compounds: Syntheses, Photophysical properties, and applications” Oral presentation given at an International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials and Devices (ICAFMD 2019) during 26-28 February, 2019 organized at National Institute of Technology Warangal.
(c) Participated:
  1. The Midwest’s Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference” organized by University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. on 18th November, 2008.
  2. Best Teaching Practices” organized by Central  University of Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Rajasthan, October 4th
  3. 85th Orientation Course”organized by UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Hyderabad during January 09 to February 05, 2014.
  4. Science Academies’ Refresher Course on “Advances in Chemical Sciences and Sustainable Development”, January 12-25, Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan.
  5. National Seminar on “Hindi Literature in Science” Organized by R. K. Patni Govt. College at R. K. Community Centre, February 8, 2016.
  6. “Avance 1D/2D NMR training” at Bruker, Fallanden, Switzerland, February 1-5, 2016.
  7. Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Chemistry at the Interface of Biology”, Department of Chemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, March 2-4, 2016.
  8. Induction Training Programme for Newly Recruited Assistant Professors of NIT Warangal organized by the Teaching Learning Centre, National Institute of Technology Warangal from 11-30 June, 2018.
  9. Induction Training Programme for Newly Recruited Assistant Professors of NIT Warangal organized by the Teaching Learning Centre, National Institute of Technology Warangal from 1-22 September, 2018.
  10. Participated in three day faculty development workshop on ‘Soft Skills” held during 19-21 December, 2018 at Training and Placement section, NIT Warangal.

(d) Organized:
  1. Treasurer, Organizing Committee, “International Conference on Green Chemistry –  2011  (ICGC-2011)” organized by Central University of Rajasthan during December 5 – 7,
  2. Member, Organizing Committee, “School and Workshop on Electroanalytical Techniques (SWET-2013)” organized by School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy, Central University of  Rajasthan, Bandarsindri, Rajasthan during November 25 – December 1, 2
  3. Member, Organizing Committee, “Impact of Molecular Biology on Drug Discovery and Development: Promises and Challenges” Organized by Department of Pharmacy, School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan during February 17-18, 2015.
  4. Member, Organizing Committee for Science Academies’ Refresher Course on “Advances in Chemical Sciences and Sustainable Development”, January 12-25, Department of Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan.
  5. Member, Organizing Committee for “Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Chemistry at the Interface of Biology”, Department of Chemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, March 2-4, 2016.
  6. Member, Organizing Committee for “Emerging Trends in Applied Chemical Sciences (ETACS-2016), Central University of Rajasthan, March 18, 2016.
  7. Member, Organizing Committee for “DST INSPIRE Internship Camp” organized at Central University of Rajasthan during 14-18, December, 2016.
  8. Sub-committee member, Telangana State Science Congress 2018 (TSSC-2018) organized during 22-24 December, 2018.
  9. Sub-committee member, National Conference on “Emerging Trends in Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis organized during 30-31 January 2019.

Projects

 

Sl. No.Project TitleAmountDurationFunding AgencyStatus
1Mono-dispersed Zinc Oxide Nanoparticle – Dye Dyads and Triads: Characterization of the Early Events in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells9,00,000/-2013-2015Central University of RajasthanCompleted
2

 Cost Effective Zinc Oxide Nanorod – Copper (I) Polypyridine Nanohybrids for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Cheaper Alternatives for Harvesting Solar Energy

24,21,600/-2015-2018DST SERB Scheme for Young ScientistsCompleted
3Combinatorial Design of Panchromatic Sensitizers for Dye Senitized Solar Cell Applications6,00,000/-2016-2018UGC Faculty Research Promotion SchemeCompleted
4Hexabenzocoronene as a Versatile Template for Integrating Panchromatic Photosensitizer-Cheap Metal Catalyst to a Single Platform: A Novel Class of Cost-Effective for Efficient Photo-Driven Water Oxidation44,03,905/-2018-2021DST SERB Core Research GrantOngoing
5Design and Development of Cost-Effective and Reusable Fluorescent Chemosensors for Sensitive, Selective, and Reversible Detection of Carbondioxide: A Viable Approach for CO2 Sequestration
5,00,000/-2018-2020National Institute of Technology WarangalOngoing

Awards and Honors

 

Academic Fellowships and Awards
  1. German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellowship for “Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists, 2016” under the supervision of Prof. med. Fabian Kiessling, RWTH, Aachen, Germany, 16th May – 15th July, 2016.
  2. Awarded (but not availed), Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Science Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, June-July, 2016.
  3. Summer Research Fellowship, Indian Academy of Sciences. Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad under the supervision of Drs. M. Lakshmi Kantam and L. Giribabu. June-July, 2014.
  4. Gold Medal for Best Oral Presentation “Molecular Catalysts for Light Driven Water Oxidation: An Alternate Method for Creating Clean Energy”. Oral Presentation given at Optics’14 International Conference on Light, Calicut, Kerala, India, March 19-21, 2014.
  5. Felicitated on 6th Foundation Day of Central University of Rajasthan for achievements during March, 2013-February, 2014.
  6. Recipient of the Dora Wallace Hodgson Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, United States.
  7. Recipient of Best Poster in Poster Session at The Capitol Graduate Research Summit Organized at Topeka, KS, United States, 2007
  8. Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for Teaching Advanced Analytical Chemistry Lab During the Spring, 2007 at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, United States.
  9. First Prize in Poster Session in the “Graduate Research Scholarly Projects” Symposium Organized at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, United States, 2006.
  10. Parker Fellowship Recipient, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A., 2002
  11. Eligibility for Lectureship (National Eligibility Test NET) Awarded by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India, 2002.
  12. Recipient of Merit Based Scholarship during M.Sc, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, 2000-2002.

Additional Responsibility

 

Administrative Positions/Responsibilities

1. Member, Executive Council, Central University of Rajasthan, since 2016.

2. Member, Project Purchase Committee, School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy, Central University of Rajasthan, since 2015.
3. Member, School Board, School of Chemical Sciences & Pharmacy since 2013.
4. Academic Council Member, Central University of Rajasthan, 2013-2016.
5. Member, Syllabus Committee, M.Sc. Chemistry, Integarted Sc., M.Sc. B.Ed. courses, Central University of Rajasthan.
6. President, Badminton Committee for Boys, Central University of Rajasthan, since 2013.
7. Executive Member, Central of Rajasthan Teachers’ Association (CURTA), since 2014-2015.
8. Member, “Pace-Setting Roles of Central Institutions” to evolve policy document for MHRD, 2015.
9. Advisory Member, CHEMUNITY, Central University of Rajasthan
10. Faculty advisor for M.Sc. II year (Analytical Chemistry
11. Faculty advisor for Analytical Chemistry Laboratory