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Materials Chemistry Group


Dr Dunaboyina Sri Maha Vishnu


Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry) from Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Campus: Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India)

Master of Science (Chemistry) from Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies (Affiliated to Pondicherry University), Pondicherry, India

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from Dr. S.R.K. Govt. Arts College (Affiliated to Pondicherry University), Yanam, India


Research Interests   

  • Electrochemical Synthesis of Metals and Technologically Important Alloys
  • Related Aspects of Materials Chemistry and Electrometallurgy
  • Phase, Microstructural, Corrosion and Mechanical properties of Alloys
  • Molten Salt Chemistry and Its Applications
  • Titanium Based Biomedical Implant Materials
  • Low Temperature and High Temperature Electrochemistry
  • Aqueous and Non-aqueous corrosion of materials
  • Electrochemical synthesis of graphene, carbides and composite materials
  • Nanomaterials and Energy Storage Materials

Teaching Interests

  • Experience in teaching various courses and topics to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The courses include aqueous and non-aqueous electrochemistry, high- temperature molten salt electrochemistry, materials chemistry, advanced titanium alloys, aqueous and high temperature corrosion, nanomaterials and materials for energy storage.


  • Involved in collaboration projects between University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman and University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Involved in collaboration projects with Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea.

Academic credits, Achievements and Awards

  • Travel Grant Award from Ras Al Khaimah Center for Advanced Materials (RAK CAM), United Arab Emirates (UAE) for presenting my research work on ‘Porous Ti based biomedical alloys’ at International Workshop on Advanced Materials (IWAM), 23-27 February 2019, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
  • Qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship (in 2008) and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for research (in 2010) conducted by Government of India.
  • Best poster presentation award for the work entitledGalvanostatic Electrodeoxidation of niobium pentoxide in molten calcium chloride medium” authored by D. Sri Maha Vishnu, N. Sanil, L. Shakila, K.S. Mohandas and K. Nagarajan, 3rd International Symposium on Materials Chemistry (ISMC), BARC, Mumbai, India, December 7-11, 2010.
  • Research Fellowship from Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India for the period 2008-2013.
  • Meritorious Scholarship from Government of Pondicherry during Master of Science for the period 2006-2008.

Selected International Journal Publications

 1. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Jagadeesh Sure, R. Vasant Kumar, Carsten Schwandt, Phase composition, microstructure, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties of molten salt electrochemically synthesised Ti-Nb-Sn biomedical alloys, Materials Transactions 60 (2019) 422-428.

2. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Jagadeesh Sure, Yingjun Liu, R. Vasant Kumar, Carsten Schwandt, Electrochemical synthesis of porous Ti-Nb alloys for biomedical applications, Materials Science and Engineering C 96 (2019) 466-478.

3. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Jagadeesh Sure, Hyun-Kyung Kim, Ji-Young Kim, R. Vasant Kumar, Carsten Schwandt, Direct electrochemical preparation of silicon carbide in calcium chloride melt and its nitridation behavior, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 165 (2018) D731-D742.

4. Jagadeesh Sure, D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Carsten Schwandt, Molten Salt Electrochemical Synthesis, Heat Treatment and Microhardness of Ti-5Ta-2Nb Alloy, Materials Transactions 60 (2019) 391-399.

5. Jagadeesh Sure, D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Carsten Schwandt, Electrochemical Conversion of Oxide Spinels into High-Entropy Alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 776 (2019) 133-141.

6. Jagadeesh Sure, D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Carsten Schwandt, Direct electrochemical synthesis of high-entropy alloys from metal oxides, Applied Materials Today 9 (2017) 111-121.

7. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, Jagadeesh Sure, K.S. Mohandas, Corrosion of high density graphite anodes during direct electrochemical de-oxidation of solid oxides in molten CaCl2 medium, Carbon, 93 (2015) 782-792.

8. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, N. Sanil, G. Panneerselvam, R. Sudha, K.S. Mohandas, K. Nagarajan, Mechanism of direct electrochemical reduction of solid UO2 to uranium metal in CaCl2-48mol%NaCl melt, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (9) (2013) D394-D402.

9. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, N. Sanil, L. Shakila, G. Panneerselvam, R. Sudha,  K.S. Mohandas, K. Nagarajan, A study of the reaction pathways during electrochemical reduction of dense Nb2O5 pellets in molten CaCl2 medium, Electrochimica Acta, 100 (2013) 51-62.

10. D. Sri Maha Vishnu, N. Sanil, N. Murugesan, L. Shakila, C. Ramesh, K.S. Mohandas, K. Nagarajan, Determination of the extent of reduction of dense UO2 cathodes from direct electrochemical reduction studies in molten chloride medium, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 427 (2012) 200-208.

Memberships in professional bodies

  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, Membership No. 590988), UK.
  • Member of Society for Materials Chemistry (SMC), Mumbai, India.

Active Reviewer to International Journals

  • Electrochimica Acta
  • Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
  • Transactions of the Institutions of Mining and Metallurgy Journals (TIIM C)



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