A. V. R. Krishna Rao

Assistant Professor

MIT School of Bioengineering Sciences & Research, MIT-ADT University, Pune


Prof. A.V.R. Krishna Rao is currently working on design and development of nanomaterial for environmental and healthcare applications.

  • Ph.D Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, 2015-2021
  • M.Tech Nanotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, 2010-2012
  • B.Tech Biotechnology, JNTU Hyderabad, 2004-2008
Teaching2 years
Career Highlights


  • A.V.R. Krishna Rao, Premansh Dudhe, Venkatesh Chelvam. Role of oxygen defects in enhanced Se doped ZnO nanocatalyst activity in triglyceride transesterification for biodiesel production. Catalysis Communication. 149 (2021) 106258 (Impact Factor : 3.6 )
  • A.V.R. Krishna Rao1, Venkatesh Chelvam. Defects Induced multicolor down- and up-conversion fluorescence in Se doped ZnO nanorods by single wavelength excitation. Optical Materals. 107 (2020), 110122. (Impact Factor : 2.7 )
  • A.V.R. Krishna Rao, B. Ramesh Reddy, Sagnik Sengupta, Chelvam Venkatesh. Efficient “turn-on” nanosensor by dual emission-quenching mechanism of functionalized Se doped ZnO nanorods for mercury (II) detection. Applied Nanoscience 8 (2018), 1973. (Impact Factor : 3.1)
  • Bhavani P. Nenavathu, A.V.R. Krishna Rao, Anshu Goyal, Ashok Kapoor, Raj Kumar Duttaa, Synthesis, characterization and enhanced photocatalytic degradation efficiency of Se doped ZnO nanoparticles using trypan blue as a model dye. Applied Catalysis A: General 459 (2013) 106-113 (Impact Factor: 5.0)