Research work by an Assistant Professor in a University in Guntur has generated a lot of interest and appreciation in Japan after it was published in a journal released by Wiley-VCH on behalf of the German Chemical Society.

Research work of Koya Prabhakara Rao, Assistant Professor in Department of Science and Humanities in Vignans Foundation for Science Technology and Research (VFSTR) University, Guntur, has found its way to a journal published by Wiley-VCH.

Mr. Rao’s work was published in Angewandte Chemie, published Wiley-VCH on behalf of the German Chemical Society, on mimicking lotus behaviour in synthetic chemical compounds.

Mr. Rao’s study is revolves around synthesized new superhydrophobic porous coordination polymers, which repel water similar to lotus leaf.

Dr. Rao is the main author of this publication. He intends to continue to work on this research area in his New Generation Materials Lab (NGML) at VFSTR University. His group is now working on creating artificial leafs, which can convert carbon dioxide to oxygen in order to reduce the carbon dioxide amount in the atmosphere, a major concern for global warming. Mr. Rao says Bharat Ratna C.N.R. Rao is his inspiration. The latter had always motivated his associates to adopt an innovative approach which pursuing a research work. Mr. K.P. Rao fondly recalled the days when he had worked as research associate of Mr. C.N. R. Rao at JNCASR, Bangalore.

This article has been corrected for a factual error.

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