Lakshmi Vellanki


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Professional Experience: 

Post-doctoral fellow: Ritsumeikan University, Japan: Oct, 2014 - Mar, 2017;
McGill University, Canada: Apr, 2018 - Sep, 2019
NITK: 1.9 years

Contact Details

Office room: CY 402


Office: 08242473203
Faculty (author) Identifiers
Academic Background

Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Supervisor: Prof. M. Ravikanth)-2014
M.Sc. Andhra University – 2008
B.Sc. Andhra University – 2006

Areas of Interest

Synthetic organic and inorganic hybrid materials
novel π-conjugated molecules and luminescent systems
Polymers and covalent organic frameworks

Significant Projects

 Start-up Research Grant (SERB-SRG), Govt. of India 2021-2023

Supervision of Ph.D


Significant Publications

1. M. G. Monika Bai, H. Vignesh Babu, V. Lakshmi* and M. Rajeswara Rao,* "Structure–property–function relationship of fluorescent conjugated microporous polymers" Mater. Chem. Front., 2021,5, 2506-2551.
2. Lakshmi, V.; Liu, C.-H: Rao, M. R.; Yulan, C.; Yuan, F; Dadvand, A; Sakai-Otsuka, Y; Stein, R; Perepichka, D. “A Two-dimensional Poly(azatriangulene) Covalent Organic Framework with a Paramagnetic Semiconductive State” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 5, 2155-2160.
3. Lakshmi, V.; Haketa, Y.; Yamakado, R.; Yasuda, N.; Maeda, H. “Dimension-controlled assemblies of anion-responsive π-electronic systems bearing aryl substituents with fan-shaped geometries” Chem. Commun. 2017, 53, 3834-3837.
4. Lakshmi, V.; Ravikanth, M. “Process for preparing polyarylated boron-dipyrromethanes” Indian Patent no. 276338, 2016.
5. Lakshmi, V.; Rajeswara Rao, M.; Ravikanth, M. “Halogenated boron-dipyrromethenes: synthesis, properties and applications” Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 2501-2517.
6. Lakshmi, V.; Ravikanth, M “Boron-dipyrromethene based multi-anionic sensor and a specific cationic sensor for Fe3+” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 5576-5586.
7. Lakshmi, V.; Chatterjee, T.; Ravikanth, M. “Lewis acid assisted decomplexation of F-BODIPYs to dipyrrins” Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2105-2110.
8. Lakshmi, V.; Ravikanth, M. “Synthesis of conjugated BODIPYs via the Wittig reaction” J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 4993-5000.
9. Lakshmi, V.; Ravikanth, M. “Synthesis of sterically crowded polyarylated boron-dipyrromethenes” J. Org. Chem. 2011, 76, 8466-8471.


1. Research Organization of Science and Technology postdoctoral Fellowship, Ritsumeikan University, Japan-2015.
2. FQRNT (PBEEE) fellowship as Postdoctoral research fellow, Canada-2018.


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Udaya Kumar Dalimba , Associate Professor and Head

Department of Chemistry, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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