Dr. Lakshmi VADDADI

Senior Scientist



PhD @ Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India, 2018

Masters @ Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, School of Advanced Sciences, India, 2011

Bachelors @ AMG Degree College for Women, Guntur, India, 2009

Major Research Areas

  1. Drugs recovery
  2. Water treatment
  3. Advanced oxidation processes
  4. Photocatalysis
  5. AOPs processes in water treatment: kinetics and mechanisms of formation of disinfection by-products and degradation of micropollutants
  6. Characterization of oxidation treatment processes


Lakshmi is supported by the Moshe Mirilishvli fellowship




  1. Lakshmi Prasanna.V and R.Vijayaraghavan (2015). Insight into the Mechanism of Antibacterial Activity of ZnO: Surface Defects Mediated Reactive Oxygen Species Even in the Dark, Langmuir, 31, 33, 9155–9162.
  2. Lakshmi Prasanna.V and R.Vijayaraghavan (2016). A New Synergetic Nanocomposite for Dye Degradation in Dark and Light, Scientific Reports Vol. 6, 38606.
  3. Lakshmi Prasanna.V and R.Vijayaraghavan (2016). Chemical Manipulation of Oxygen Vacancy and Antibacterial Activity in ZnO, Mat. Sci. Eng. C- Mater., 2017, 77, 1027.
  4. Lakshmi Prasanna.V and R.Vijayaraghavan (2017). Simultaneous Bridging Fenton – Photocatalytic reactions through a New Single Catalyst (ZnO2 /Fe2+) for dye degradation, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 34, 18557-18563.




  1. Title of Invention: “Removal of dyes from effluents in absence and presence of light employing a novel nanocomposite”, 2018, Application number: 201641024032 A


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