Research Interests

​My research interest is synthesis and characterization of graphene derivatives for semi conducting application.

Selected Publications

  • Efficient anti-corrosive coating of cold-rolled steel in a seawater environment using an oil-based graphene oxide i...
    Y. N. Singhbabu, B. Sivakumar, J. K. Singh, H. Bapari, A. K. Pramanick and Ranjan K. Sahu
    Nanoscale, 7, 8035-8047, (2015)
  • Observation of large positive magneto-resistance in bubble decorated graphene oxide films derived from shellac biop...
    Y. N. Singhbabu, Shyam K. Choudhary, N. Shukla, S. Das and Ranjan K. Sahu
    Nanoscale, 7, 6510-6519, (2015)
  • Conversion of pyrazoline to pyrazole in hydrazine treated N-substituted reduced graphene oxide films obtained by io...
    Y. N. Singhbabu, Priya Kumari, Sunena Parida, R. K. Sahu
    Carbon, 74, 32-43, (2014)
  • Capsule-embedded reduced graphene oxide: synthesis, mechanism and electrical properties
    Y. N. Singhbabu, K.K. Sahu, D. Dadhich, A. K. Pramanick, T. Mishra and R. K. Sahu
    Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5, 958-966, (2013)
  • Degradation of Congo red pollutants using microwave derived SrFe12O19: An efficient magnetic photocatalyst under vi...
    O. Mohanta, Y. N. Singhbabu, S.K. Giri, D. Dadhich, N. N. Das, R. K. Sahu
    Journal of Alloys and compounds, 564, 78-83, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​​Ph.D., Engineering Science, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) University, India, 2016.
  • M. Sc., Chemistry, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India 2008. 
  • ​​B. Sc., Chemistry, M.P.C. (A) College, North Orissa University, Odisha, India, 2006. ​

Professional Profile

  • April 2017 - present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012 - 2016: Ph.D. Scholar, AcSIR-CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory.

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • ​​Internationa​l Union of Material Research Society (ICSU)


  • TATA INNOVI STA-2015, “Invention: Graphene from natural source”, Selected among 700 participants from 65 companies of Tata Sons worldwide.
  • CSIR-National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship- June-2011, conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research and University Grant Commission, India.
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering-Chemical Science- 2012, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India. 

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Solar Center(KSC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering(PS​