Yashabanta N. Singhbabu, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow in Amassian Group

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) 


  • " Metal oxide nano-particle based corrosion preventive paint for metallic bodies" 0160NF2016, (India). (Technology Transferred to M/S: Teyasi Innovations)
  • "Corrosion resistive graphene oxide based coating of m etals using seedlac and vegetable oil" 233/KOL/2015 (India).
  • "A process for the preparation of graphene oxide and functionalized graphene oxide from Aschynomena aspera plant" 2113/DEL/2014A (India).
  • "A process for synthesizing reduced graphene oxide on a substrate from seedlac" WO 2015040630 A1 (India), CN 104822625 A (China), US 20160185604 A1 (USA), EP 3046873 A1 (Europe)



  • ​​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 Membership

  • ​​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​E)

Research Interests Keywords

Carbon Materials X-ray Photo Electron Spectroscopy