Professor Sreekantha Jonnalagadda

Sreekantha Jonnalagadda
Professor Jonnalagadda has accumulated vast experience in Chemistry, working in various countries such as: Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

He has produced 195+ publications in reputed peer reviewed international journals and has participated in over 100 international conferences.

He became a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2012 and a Fellow of South African Chemical Institute in 2014.

His expertise and interest lies in: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Water Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics and Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Kinetic modeling and simulations.
Quote:   "Aim for the skies, but be realistic. Do everything possible to make your wishes come true."
  Senior Professor
Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 7235 
Research Areas:   Catalysis and Value added conversions
Water chemistry:
Kinetics & Elucidation of reaction mechanisms
Computer modelling & simulations

Recent Publications:   R. Pagadala, S. Maddila and S.B. Jonnalagadda. Eco-efficient ultrasonic responsive synthesis of pyrimidines / pyridines. Ultrasonics and Sonochemistry, 21, 472–477, 2014.

R. Pagadala, S. Maddila and S.B. Jonnalagadda. Zn-VCO3 hydrotalcite: A highly active and reusable heterogeneous catalyst for the Hantzsch dihydropyridine reaction. Catalytic Communications, 45C (2014), pp. 148-152 DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2013.11.012

S. Maddila, V.D.B.C. Dasireddy and S.B. Jonnalagadda. Ce-V loaded metal oxides as catalysts for dechlorination of chloronitrophenol by ozone. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Elsevier 150–151, 305-314, 2014.

R. Pagadala, S. Maddila and S.B. Jonnalagadda. Ce-Zr/SiO2: A versatile reusable heterogeneous catalyst for three-component synthesis of 2-amino-4H-pyranoquinoline derivatives. RSC Advances, 4(13) 6602-6607, 2014.

M. Reddy, R. Moodley and Sreekanth B Jonnalagadda. Elemental Uptake and Distribution of Nutrients in Avocado Mesocarp and the Impact of Soil Quality. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer 186, 4519–4529, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-014-3716-7

R. Pagadala, S. Maddila, V. Moodley, W.E. van Zyl, S.B. Jonnalagadda. An efficient method for multi-component synthesis of multi-substituted pyridines: A rapid procedure with Au/MgO catalyst. Tetrahedron Letters 55 4006–4010, 2014.

S. Maddila, V.D.B.C. Dasireddy, E.O. Oseghe, S.B. Jonnalagadda, Ozone initiated dechlorination and degradation of trichlorophenol using Ce-Zr loaded metal oxides as catalysts. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 142– 143 (2013) 129– 141. 
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