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.