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Name: Kolan Madhav Reddy

Title: Associate Professor

Office: SMSE building A, Room 107

Tel: +86-21-5474-5404


Email: kmreddy@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Institute of phase change and structure


Biographical Information

Dr. Kolan Madhav Reddy is currently a Tenure Track Associate Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan in 2013. He obtained his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, both in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT), India in 2007 and 2010. In between he had worked for a year (2007-2008) as a Junior Research Fellow at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) Hyderabad, India. He did his postdoctoral research at Tohoku University AIMR, Japan and ARCI, India and Johns Hopkins University, USA for more than 3 years from Oct. 2013-2017. He joined as a full time faculty at SJTU on July 1, 2017. His broad areas of interests include advanced ceramics, mechanical behaviour of materials, materials processing and transmission electron microscopy. In his brief research career, he has authored and co-authored more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and filed a patent. His current research aimed at identifying the atomic structures using scanning transmission electron microscopy that governs the macroscopic mechanical response of advanced materials.

Research Interests

Structure and Properties of  High Performance Ceramics, 2D Materials and Catalytic Materials.

Selected Publications

1.   K. Madhav Reddy, P. Liu, A. Hirata, T. Fujita, M.W. Chen, Atomic structure of amorphous shear bands in boron carbide, Nature Communications 4, 2483 (2013).

2.  K. Madhav Reddy, J.J. Guo, Y. Shinoda, T. Fujita, A. Hirata, J. P. Singh, J.W.McCauley, M.W. Chen. Enhanced mechanical properties of nanocrystalline boron carbide by nanoporosity and interface phases. Nature Communications 3, 1052 (2012).

3.    Qi An, K Madhav Reddy, J. Qian, Kevin J Hemker, M. W. Chen, Willam A. Goddard III, Nucleation of amorphous shear bands at nanotwins in boron suboxide (B6O), Nature communications 7, 11001 (2016).

4.    Gi-Dong Sim, Jessica A. Krogstad, K Madhav Reddy, Kelvin Y. Xie, Timothy P. Weihs, Kevin J. Hemker, Nanotwinned Metal MEMS Films with Unprecedented Strength and Stability, Science Advances 3, e1700685 (2017).

5.   Qi An, K Madhav Reddy, H Dong, M Chen, AR Ognav, William A. Goddard III, Nanotwinned boron suboxide: New ground of B6O, Nano Letters 16, 4236 (2016).

6.    Qi An*, K. Madhav Reddy*, Kelvin Xie, Kevin Hemker, William A. Goddard III, New ground state crystal of elemental boron, Physical Review Letters 117, 088501 (2016) & 118, 089602 (2017) & 118, 159902 (2017) (*equal contribution).

7.    K Madhav Reddy, Chawon Hwang, Metin Ornek, Steve L. Miller, William E. Mayo, R. A. Haber, Kevin J. Hemker, Observations of nanocrystalline cubic boron nitride formed with plasma spraying, Acta Materialia 116,115  (2016).

8.     J. Guo*, K. Madhav Reddy*, A. Hirata, T. Fuijta, G. A.  Gazonas, J. W. McCauley, M. W. Chen, Sample size induced brittle-to-ductile transition of single crystal aluminium nitride, Acta materialia 88, 252-259 (2015) (* equal contribution).

9.    K. Madhav Reddy, T. N. Rao, J. Joardar, Studies on the stability of nanostructured W-C phases during carburization of WO3, Materials Chemistry and Physics 128, 121-126 (2011).

10.  K. Madhav Reddy, Nitish Kumar, Bikramjit Basu, Innovative multi-stage spark plasma sintering to obtain strong and tough ultrafine-grained ceramics, Scripta Materialia 62, 435 (2010).

Research Projects

Honors & Awards

1. 'National Young Scientist Award (Dr R. L. Thakur Memorial Award)-2017' by Indian Ceramic Society, India

2. People’s Choice Award for Poster Presentation in Mach Conference 2014, Maryland USA

3. JCS Scholarship elected from Tohoku University in 2012, Japan

4. Best Oral Presentation Award in Mettle 2007, NIT Trichy India

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