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First Name:Venkata Krishna Kumar
Last Name:Upadhyayula
E-mail:Upadhyayula.Venkata[at]epa.gov
Affiliation:US Environmental Protection Agency
Department:Systems Analysis Branch, Sustainable Tech. Div., NRMRL
Position:ORISE Research Associate
Address:26 W Martin Luther King Dr
City:Cincinnati
State:Ohio
Country:United States of America
Phone:513-569-7577
Discipline:Chemical Engineering,
Technical Division:Nanomaterial
Research Areas:Environmental Nanotechnology, Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment of nanomaterial enabled products, nanomaterial based smart sensors for detection of chemical and biological threat agents
Education:2007 PhD., Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.

2005 MBA., General Management, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.

2004 M.S. Chemical Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA.

2002 M.S., Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

1995 B.S. Chemical Technology, Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Publications:Book Chapters
1. Kumar, U.V.K. (2005) Coastal water pollutants (eds. Jay, L., Jack, K. and Janet, L.) In John Wiley and Sons, Water Encyclopedia. pp. 96-109.
2. Upadhyayula V.K.K., Ruparelia, J. and Abinash Agarwal. (2011) Potential prospects of carbon nanotube adsorption technology in drinking water treatment plants to assist in removal of chemical and biological contaminants. Invited chapter for an edited volume (Ed. Mukhopadhyay, S.) entitled: ‘Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science and Applications.’ Wiley & Sons.

Reports
1. Eason, T. Meyer, D.E., Curran, M.A. and Upadhyayula V.K.K. (2011) Guidance to facilitate decisions for sustainable nanotechnology. US EPA Report: EPA/600/R-11/107

Journal Papers
1. Upadhyayula V.K.K. (2011) Functionalized gold nanoparticle supported sensory mechanisms applied in detection of chemical and biological threat agents. A Review Analytica Chimica Acta. Accepted. In Press.
2. Upadhyayula, V.K.K. and Gadhamshetty, V. (2010) Appreciating role of carbon nanotube composites in prevention of biofouling and promotion of biofilms on material surfaces: A Review: Biotechnology Advances 28, 802-816.
3. Upadhyayula V.K.K., Deng, S., Smith, G.B. and Mitchell, M.C. (2009) Application of carbon nanotube technology for treating of biological contaminants in drinking water systems. A Review. Science of The Total Environment 408, 1-13.
4. Upadhyayula V.K.K., Deng, S., Smith, G.B. and Mitchell, M.C. (2009) Adsorption of bacillus subtilis spores on single-walled carbon nanotubes, activated carbon and nanoceram.™ Water Research 43, 148-156.
5. Upadhyayula V.K.K., Ghoshroy, S., Nair, V.S., Smith, G.B., Mitchell, M.C. and Deng, S. (2008) Adsorption kinetics of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on single-walled carbon nanotubes aggregates. Water Sci Tech 58(1), 179-184.
6. Upadhyayula, V.K.K., Ghoshroy, S., Nair, V.S., Smith, G.B., Mitchell, M.C. and Deng, S. (2008) Single-walled carbon nanotubes as fluorescence biosensors for pathogen recognition in water systems. Research Letters in Nanotechnology vol 2008, Article ID 156358, 4 pages.
7. Deng, S., Upadhyayula, V.K.K., Smith, G.B. and Mitchell, M.C. (2008) Adsorption equilibrium and kinetics of microorganisms on single-walled carbon nanotubes. IEEE Sensors Journal 8 (6), 954-962.
8. Upadhyayula, V.K.K., Meyer, D.E., Curran, M.A. and Gonzalez, M.A. (2010). Life cycle assessment as a tool to enhance the environmental performance of carbon nanotube products: A review assess: Journal of Cleaner Production. In Revision
9. Meyer, D.E. and Upadhyayula V.K.K. Considering sustainability with emerging nanotechnology using life cycle perspective. Submitted to Clean Technologies & Environmental Policy.
10. Upadhyayula, V.K.K., Meyer, D.E., Curran, M.A. and Gonzalez, M.A. (2010). Screening level cradle to grave life cycle assessment of conceptual 15 inch carbon nanotube field emission desktop display assessment. In Preparation
Research Projects:1. Development of Sustainable Nanotechnologies Using Life Cycle Assessment
2. Biosensor Development for Detection of Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens
3. Development of Stable Sensor Material for Detection of Warfare Agents in Battlefield
4. Application of Carbon Nanotube Technology for Water Treatment and Smart Sensors
5. High Temperature Hydrogen Separation from Steam Reformate Gas Mixture
Gender:Male
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Short Biography:Dr. Venkata Krishna Kumar Upadhyayula graduated from New Mexico State University (NMSU) with PhD Chemical Engineering in 2007 December. After PhD, Dr. Venkata Upadhyayula joined the Air Force Research Labs at Panama City, FL as ORISE Research Fellow and worked for almost two years on development of sensor material for detection of chemical and biological toxins.

Dr. Venkata Upadhyayula is currently working as ORISE Research Associate in Systems Analysis Branch of EPA Cincinnati. In his research work, Dr. Venkata Upadhyayula will be conducting life cycle assessment studies on selected carbon nanotubes products or applications. His research objective at EPA is to establish an LCA framework to measure the environmental performance of carbon nanotube enabled products throughout their life cycle. The outcome of this research is expected to identify the true potential benefit of using carbon nanotube products by examining negative and positive environmental impacts generated by them from cradle to grave.

Dr. Venkata Upadhyayula's other research strengths include synthesis, characterization and application of carbon nanomaterials in environmental applications particularly for water treatment, detection of environmental contaminants, bioremediation and fabrication of biofouling resistant membranes.



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