Dr Siddulu Naidu TALAPANENI
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Siddulu Naidu TALAPANENI

School of Chemical Engineering

Dr. Siddulu Naidu Talapaneni is an ARC DECRA Fellow working at School of Chemical Engineering, UNSW. He has completed his PhD in 2013 at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), a number one materials institute in Japan in collaboration with Hokkaido University, Japan. He then worked as a CNRS postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Catalysis and Spectrochemie (LCS), ENSICAEN, CNRS, France, followed by a BK 21 Plus postdoctoral stint at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea, as a Research Associate and ARC DECRA Fellow at University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

His central aim of research encompasses on design and development of novel nanoporous materials through innovative reticular chemistry having a high surface to volume ratio and multiple functionalities to tackle the grand challenges of energy and environmental issues including development of high capacity batteries and supercapacitors, energy efficient catalysts or catalyst supports, natural gas purification and CO2 capture and conversion. So far, he has published more than 55 original research articles in top ranked international journals including Nature Materials, Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, ACS Energy Letters, JMC A, Chemistry of Materials, etc., He was selected as the Lindau Nobel Laureate Young Scientist by the Lindau Nobel committee and Australian Academy of Science (AAS) to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings on Chemistry and he is the recipient of SciFinder Future Leader Award for the year 2018, ARC DECRA 2019 and Leadership Development award from American Chemical Society in 2021.

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Talapaneni SN; Singh G; Kim IY; AlBahily K; Al‐Muhtaseb AH; Karakoti AS; Tavakkoli E; Vinu A, 2020, 'Carbon Capture and Conversion: Nanostructured Carbon Nitrides for CO 2 Capture and Conversion (Adv. Mater. 18/2020)', Advanced Materials, vol. 32, pp. 2070142 - 2070142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.202070142
    Journal articles | 2019
    Naidu Talapaneni S; Ramadass K; Benzigar MR; Lakhi KS; Yang J-H; Ravon U; Albahily K; Vinu A, 2019, 'Controlled synthesis of three dimensional mesoporous C3N4 with ordered porous structure for room temperature Suzuki coupling reaction', Molecular Catalysis, vol. 477, pp. 110548 - 110548, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mcat.2019.110548
    Journal articles | 2019
    Naidu Talapaneni S; Ramadass K; Ruban SJ; Benzigar M; Lakhi KS; Yang J-H; Ravon U; Albahily K; Vinu A, 2019, '3D cubic mesoporous C3N4 with tunable pore diameters derived from KIT-6 and their application in base catalyzed Knoevenagel reaction', Catalysis Today, vol. 324, pp. 33 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2018.08.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Benzigar MR; Joseph S; Ilbeygi H; Park D; Sarkar S; Chandra G; Umapathy S; Srinivasan S; Talapaneni SN; Vinu A, 2018, 'Highly Crystalline Mesoporous C 60 with Ordered Pores: A Class of Nanomaterials for Energy Applications', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 130, pp. 578 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201710888
    Journal articles | 2018
    Joseph S; Benzigar MR; Ilbeygi H; Gopalan SA; Lakhi KS; Ramadass K; Talapaneni SN; Vinu A, 2018, 'Mesoporous Carbons with Hexagonally Ordered Pores Prepared from Carbonated Soft-Drink for CO2 Capture at High Pressure', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 18, pp. 7830 - 7837, http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2018.15415
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mane GP; Talapaneni SN; Lakhi KS; Ilbeygi H; Ravon U; Al‐Bahily K; Mori T; Park D; Vinu A, 2017, 'Highly Ordered Nitrogen‐Rich Mesoporous Carbon Nitrides and Their Superior Performance for Sensing and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 129, pp. 8601 - 8605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201702386
    Journal articles | 2016
    Talapaneni SN; Hwang TH; Je SH; Buyukcakir O; Choi JW; Coskun A, 2016, 'Elemental-Sulfur-Mediated Facile Synthesis of a Covalent Triazine Framework for High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Batteries', Angewandte Chemie, vol. 128, pp. 3158 - 3163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ange.201511553

  • 2021 Leadership Development Award from Younger Chemists Committee (YCC), American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2020 Newcastle Institute of Energy and Resources (NIER) Early and Mid Career Researcher Award from University of Newcastle (UON)
  • 2019 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • 2018 Scifinder Future Leader Award from Chemical Abstract Service (CAS), American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2017 Lindau Nobel Laureate Young Scientist Award from Council of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
  • 2017 SIEF (Science and Industry Endowment Fund) Fellow from Australian Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 BK 21 Plus Postdoctoral Fellowship from National Research Foundation (NRF), South Korea
  • 2013 CNRS Postdoctoral Fellowship from CNRS-France
  • 2009 NIMS Graduate Research Assistantship (NIMS GRA) from NIMS-Tsukuba, Japan

  • Development of Novel Advanced Materials
    • Design and development of multifunctional nanoporous materials (Covalent organic polymers (COPs), Covalent Triazine Frameworks (CTFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), Porous organic networks (PONs))
    • Functional nanoporous carbons and carbon nitrides (CNs) with different nitrogen contents
    • Hybridization of 2D materials and hetero-structured nanosheet composites
    • Materials for extreme environments (Extreme temperatures, pressures and chemical environments)
    • Electrochemical meta materials
    • Conversion of natural mining minerals to advanced nanostructures
    • Simulations and modelling of advanced materials
  • Materials for energy and environment applications
    • Electrocatalysts for HER, OER, ORR and CO2RR to useful fuels and chemicals
    • Catalytic materials for electrochemical rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors and fuelcells
    • Rechargeable alkali ion batteries and advanced metal-S, metal-CO2 and metal-air batteries
    • Adsorption, separation and storage of gaseous molecules (Eg. H2, N2, CO2, CH4)
    • Photocatalytic H2 generation and CO2 reduction