Dr. Villa Krishna Harika

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Dr. Villa Krishna Harika is an Assistant Professor (DST-Inspire faculty) at the Department of Green Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India (Nov 2022 – till today). She received her Ph.D. Degree (2016-2020) from the Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Aharon Gedanken (https://ch.biu.ac.il/gedanken) and continued as a post-doctoral research scholar (2020-2022) in the same department under Prof. Doron Aurbach (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doron_Aurbach). Before moving to Israel, she worked as a research assistant (2014-2016) in the department of Aerospace Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. She obtained M.Sc. Chemistry (2011-2013) from the School of Chemistry, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and B.Sc. Chemistry (2008-2011) from Govt. Arts College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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harika@pondiuni.ac.in; krishnaharika.villa@gmail.com

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Notable Publications

Sustainable existence of solid mercury (Hg) nanoparticles at room temperature and their applications, V. K. Harik, T. R. Penki, B. Louky, A. Samanta, G. -L. Xu, C. -J. Sunc, I. Grinberg, F. L. Deepak, K. Amine, D. Aurbach, A. Gedanken Chem. Sci., 12 (1), 3226-3238 2021 (Impact Factor 9.969)

Sonication-assisted synthesis of bimetallic Hg/Pd alloy nanoparticles for catalytic reduction of nitrophenol and its derivatives, V.K. Harika, H. K. Sadhanala, I. Perelshtein, A. Gedanken, Ultrasonics sonochemistry, 60, 104804, 2020, (Impact Factor 7.492)

Operating Highly Stable LiCoO2 Cathodes up to 4.6 V by Using an Effective Integration of Surface Engineering and Electrolyte Solutions Selection, T. Fan, W. Kai, V. K. Harika, C. Liu, A. Nimkar, N. Leifer, S. Maiti, J. Grinblat, M. N. Tsubery, X. Liu, M. Wang, L. Xu, Y. Lu, Y.

Ultrafine Ruthenium Oxide Nanoparticles Supported on Molybdenum Oxide Nanosheets as Highly Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution in Acidic Medium, H. K. Sadhanala, V. K. Harika, T. R. Penki, D. Aurbach, A. Gedanken, ChemCatChem 11(5), 2019, (Impact Factor 5.497)

One-pot sonochemical synthesis of Hg–Ag alloy microspheres from liquid mercury, V. K. Harika, V. B. Kumar, A. Gedanken, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 40, 157-165, 2018, (Impact Factor 7.492)

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