Group Members

PhD students


Battini Swapna

PhD Student@ UoH

M.Sc. Chemistry, Osmania University, 2011.

B.Sc. Osmania University, 2009.

Research Interest: Crystal Engineering, Polymorphism, Pharmaceutical Cocrystals and Salts.

Joined the Group: April, 2012.

Anilkumar Gunnam

PhD Student @ UoH

M.Sc.Chemistry, Andhra University, 2012.

B.Sc:  Andhra University, 2010.

Research Interest: Crystal engineering & Zwitterion to Neutral Transformations.

Joined the Group: March, 2014.

Suryanarayana Allu

PhD Student @ UoH

M.Sc. Chemistry, Pondicherry Central University, 2012.

B.Sc. Andhra University, 2009.

Research Interest: Crystal Engineering, Cocrystal Design (Binary and Ternary systems),

Joined the Group: July, 2014.


Manish Kumar Bommaka

PhD Student @ UoH

M.Pharm. Medicinal Chemistry, Osmania University, 2012.

B.Pharm. Dr M G R Medical University, 2010.

Research Interest: Crystal Engineering, Permeability Studies

Joined the Group: July, 2015.,

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Sunil Kumar Rai

SERB National Post-Doctoral Fellow @ NCL

Ph.D.,Physical Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2011-2016).

M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2009-2011).

B.Sc., Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (2006-2009).

Research Interest:Physical Organic Chemistry;Structural Chemistry,Solid form Screening of APIs-Excipients,

Joined the Group:February, 2017.,

Dr. SrinuTothadi

Research Associate @ NCL

Postdoctoral Research: University of Liverpool 2014-2016

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc) Bangalore, 2014

M.Sc., Chemistry, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 2009

B.Sc., Chemistry, Maharaja College, Vizianagaram, 2004

Research Interest: Crystal Engineering, Polymorphism, Design of Cocrystals, Porous Organic Cages.

Joined the Group:September, 2016.

Ramanujan Fellow

Dr. Rambabu Dandela

Ramanujan Fellow @ NCL

Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Advisor: Prof. Michael M. Meijler), 2013- 2017

Ph.D., Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. Reddy’s Institute of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad campus, 2014

Research Scientist: Matrix Laboratory, Hyderabad, 2004-2008

M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Kakatiya University, 2004

B.Sc., Kakatiya University, 2002

Research Interest: Chemical Biology, Bioorganic Synthesis, Quorum Sensing, Chemical proteomics.

Joined the Group: April 2017.


Research Associates



M K Chaitanya Mannava

Research Associate @ UoH

Research scientist at Crystalin Research Pvt. Ltd, 2012-2015

M.Tech.,Nanobiotechnology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, 2012

B.Tech., Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, 2008

Research Interest: Crystal Engineering, Pharmaceutical Solids, Bioavailability, Permeability, Blood –Brain Barrier Studies. 

Joined the Group: January, 2016 ,