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Dr. Venkateswara Penugonda

Venkateswara Penugonda
Head of Department; Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: 
Materials Science (Glass Science)

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Professional Activities

  1. External Examiner for the U.Tech, Physics division.
  2. Reviewer for the: Spectroscopy Letters, Taylor & Francis Group Materials Science- Poland, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Elsevier, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Elsevier, Journal of Radiation Research & Applied Sciences, Ionics
  3. Collaborative glass science research with the: Rutgers University -USA, University of Trenčín-Slovakia, University Putra- Malaysia, Université Mohamed Khider Biskra, -Algeria, The university of the Dodoma-Tanzania, National Institute of Technology, Warangal- India, Acharya Nagarjuna University- India.
  4. Physics, Department’s Quality Assurance Officer.

Current Projects

  1. Bioactive-Glass: UWI, Principal’s New Initiative
  2. Development of rare earth/transition metals doped Bi2O3based glass systems for photonic applications.
  3. Fabrication of transition metal ions doped phosphate bio active glasses for bone tissue engineering applications

A Few Articles

  1. M. Mohan Babu, P. Venkateswara Rao, Rajendra K. Singh Hae-Won Kim, N. Veeraiah, Mutlu Ozcan, P. Syam Prasad. "ZnO incorporated high phosphate bioactive glasses for guided bone regeneration implants: enhancement of in vitro bioactivity and antibacterial activity" Journal of Materials Research and Technology 2021; 1 5:633-646 IF: 5.039
  2. Mohan Babu, M.; Syam Prasad, P.; Venkateswara Rao, P.; Hima Bindu, S.; Prasad, A.; Veeraiah, N.; Özcan, M. Influence of ZrO2 Addition on Structural and Biological Activity of Phosphate Glasses for Bone Regeneration. Materials 2020, 13, 4058.  IF 3.057
  3. M. Mohan Babu, P. Venkateswara Rao, P. Syam Prasad. "Enhanced in vitro bioactivity and antibacterial activity of Zn2+ ion doped bioactive glasses for bone repair and regeneration". Accepted in Progress in Biomaterials. IF 5.00
  4. M. Iezid , F. Goumeidane, A. Abidi, M. Poulain , M. Legouera , P. Syam Prasad, M. Środa, P. Venkateswara Rao "Judd-Ofelt analysis and luminescence studies of Er3+ doped halogeno-antimonate glasses" Accepted. Optical Materials (2021), IF:3.08
  5. P. Venkateswara Rao, G. Naga Raju, P. Raghava Rao, N. Narasimha Rao, P. Syam Prasad: “Influence of Mo5+ ions on spectroscopic properties of   PbO-ZnF2-P2O5 glass system”. Karbala International Journal of Modern Science 1 (2015) 101-109, ISSN: 2405-609X    
  6. P. Venkateswara Rao, G. Naga Raju, P. Syam Prasad, C. Laxmikanth, N. Veeraiah:“Transport and spectroscopic properties of nickel ions inZnO-B2O3-P2O5 glass system”. Optik 127 (2016),2920–2923, ISSN: 0030-4026.
  7. C. Laxmikanth, J. Anjaiah, P. Venkateswara Rao, B. Appa Rao, N. Veeraiah: “Luminescence and spectroscopic properties of ZnF2–MO–TeO2 glasses doped with Ho3+ ions”. Journal of Molecular Structure 1093 (2015) 166–171, ISSN: 0022-2860
  8. B. Suresh, M. SrinivasaReddy, J. Ashok, A. Siva Sesha Reddy, P. Venkateswara Rao, V. Ravi Kumar, N. Veeraiah:  “Enhancement of orange emission of Co2+ ions with Bi3+ ions in lead silicate glasses”. Journal of Luminescence172(2016)47–52, ISSN: 0022-2313
  9. V. Himamaheswara Rao, P. Syam Prasad, P. Venkateswara Rao, Luís F. Santos, N. Veeraiah: “Influence of Sb2O3 on tellurite based glasses for photonic applications”. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 687 (2016) 898-905, ISSN: 0925-8388
Subjects Taught: 

PHYS1422 - Modern Physics

PHYS2300 - General Physics Lab

PHYS2351 - Quantum Mechanics and Nuclear Physics

PHYS3300 - Modern Physics 2

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