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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


Research group

Currently 4 PhD students, 1 Master student and 1 postdoctoral researcher


Fundamentals of Materials Science (Undergraduate 2nd year)

The videos of this course can be found in Coursera online

Structure of Materials (Undergraduate 3rd year)

Biographical Information

Dr. Kolan Madhav Reddy is currently an Associate Professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). He received his PhD in Materials Science 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 Johns Hopkins University, USA. He joined as a full time faculty at SJTU on July 1, 2017. In his brief research career, he has authored and co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and filed a patent. His current research aimed at identifying the atomic structures using transmission electron microscopy that governs the macroscopic mechanical response of advanced materials.

Research Interests

High Performance Ceramics, Multicomponent alloys, 2D Materials and Catalytic Materials.

Selected Publications

1.    K. M. Reddy et al, Dislocation-mediated shear amorphization in boron carbide, Science Advances 7, eabc6714 (2021).

2.    X. Han et al, Structures and structural evolution of sublayer surfaces of MOF crystals, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 59, 21419 (2020).

3.    D. Guo (1), S. Song (1), R. Luo, W. A. Goddard III, M. W. Chen, K. M. Reddy*, Q. An*, Grain boundary sliding and amorphization is responsible for the reverse Hall-Petch relation in superhard nanocrystalline boron carbide, Physical Review Letters 121, 145504  (2018) (*Corresponding author).

4.    F. Zhu(1), S. Song(1), K. M. Reddy(1), A. Hirata, M. W. Chen, Spatial heterogeneity as the structure feature of structure-property relationship of metallic glasses, Nature Communications 9, 3965 (2018) (co-first author).

5.    G. D. Sim, J. A. Krogstad, K. M. Reddy, K. Y. Xie, T. P. Weihs, K. J. Hemker, Nanotwinned Metal MEMS Films with Unprecedented Strength and Stability, Science Advances 3, e1700685 (2017).

6.    Q. An(1), K. M. Reddy(1), K. Y. Xie, K. Hemker, W. A. Goddard III, New ground state crystal of elemental boron, Physical Review Letters 117, 088501 (2016) (co-first author).

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

8.    Q. An, K. M. Reddy, H. Dong, M. W. Chen, A.R. Ognav, W. A. Goddard III, Nanotwinned boron suboxide: New ground of B6O, Nano Letters 16, 4236 (2016).

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

10.   K. M. Reddy et al, Enhanced mechanical properties of nanocrystalline boron carbide by nanoporosity and interface phases, Nature Communications 3, 1052 (2012).

Research Projects

· Atomic-Level Understanding of Engineering Boundaries in Superhard Ceramics, National Science Foundation of China (principal investigator (PI)).

· Novel self-organized superhard carbides for application in cemented carbide composites (SJTU-KTH Partnership Collaboration) (PI).

· Tuning the magnetic properties of nanocrystalline multi-component alloy thin film coatings through a single step electrodeposition for sensor applications, SPARC (Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration) DST, India with IIT Hyderabad (Int’PI).

Honors & Awards

1. Teaching Award (Lideshuren) from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2018). 

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

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

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

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

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