Dr.PADURU VENUGOPAL REDDY
Dr. PaduruVenugopal Reddy after completing his M. Sc., and Ph.D from Osmania Unversity, joined the same University during 1984. Subsequently he was promoted as a Professor Physics during 1998. In 2002, he was made Principal, P.G. College of Science, Saifabad and served in this position for 3years. During 2006, he was appointed as Director, Alumni Association of Osmania University and successfully completed four years term in 2010. Finally, Prof. Reddy superannuated from the University services in 2009, after completing 11 years as a Professor.
After superannuating from Osmania University, Prof. Reddy joined a reputed private engineering college, VidyaJyothi Institute of Technology, as a Professor of Physics and Principal. Subsequently, he was made Director of the college and continued to occupy the position for eight years. At present he is acting as Dean Exams. in the same college. Apart from his administrative responsibilities, Prof. Reddy is also supervising the Ph.D., work of three research scholars. During his 12 years period of stay in this college, he has not only completed a pending DST project sanctioned to him at Osmania University but also completed two more research projects (Rs 51.00 & 52 Lakh) sponsored by DRDO. His research fields include ferrites, metallic glasses, High Tc superconductors, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, Manganites, Mutiferroics, shape memory compounds, Abintio computational work etc.,
During the career of Prof. Reddy, spread over a more than 40 years, he has completed 15 research projects sponsored by UGC, DST, DRDO etc., and 18 students were awarded with Ph. Ds under his supervision. The work of another two students is in an advanced stage of completion. Further, based on the work done by him along with his group of students, he has published more than 200 research papers in International & peer reviewed Journals of repute. His work also yielded three patents. Prof. Reddy not only participated in more than 50 national 15 International conferences in India abroad. To present his work, he has visited USA, China, Japan, Italy, France, U.K, Australia, and Malaysia. He was also acting as a visiting Professor at University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA, University of Technology, Mara, Kula Lumpur, Malaysia, Shangai University, Shangai, China. In addition to acting as a Ph.D., thesis adjudicator of several Universities, he has also been acting as a Referee for several International Journals.
Prof. Reddy was elected as a Fellow of Ultrasonic Society of India in 2001 and as a Fellow of A.P. Academy of Sciences in 2007. Subsequently, in 2016 Prof. Reddy also became a founder member of Telangana Academy of Sciences. He is also a distinguished Life Member of Materials Research Society of India and a Life Member of Indian Science Congress. Among several other achievements, he has authored 4 books and is currently acting as an Editor of Science Letters Journal (Published by Cognizure). He has acted as a UGC - SAP advisory committee member of the Dept. of Physics, Kakatiya University, Warangal and also as a foreign expert member of the selection committee to select Professors of Physics of University of Putra Malaysia.