Samatha Bevara

Assistant Professor, Chemistry, GSS, VSP

sbevara@gitam.edu | | | |

Dr. Samatha Bevara acquired her Ph.D. from the Homi Bhabha National Institute in Mumbai and possesses a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Hyderabad. Her research is focused on the synthesis of inorganic framework materials aimed at a variety of applications and understanding their properties through crystal structure. She is particularly interested in discovering novel materials capable of enduring nuclear radiation and integrating into the nuclear fuel cycle.

Research Publications
  • Synthetic Na/K-birnessite for efficient management of Sr(II) from nuclear waste; J. Env. Chem. Eng, 2018, 6, 7200-7213.
  • Separation of 90Sr from nuclear waste by crystalline complex phosphates of Ce (IV) and Zr (IV); J. Env. Chem. Eng.2018, 6, 2248-2261.
  • Pressure and temperature dependent structural studies on hollandite type ferrotitanate and crystal structure of a high pressure phase; Inorg. Chem, 2018, 57, 4, 2157-2168.
  • Recent progress on synthesis and structural aspects of rare-earth phosphates; Coordination Chemistry Reviews. 2017, 340, 266-297.
  • Phase Transformation, Vibrational and Electronic Properties of K2Ce(PO4)2: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study; Inorg.Chem, 2017, 56, 3335-3348.
Expertise
  • X-ray diffraction (synchrotron, lab source), HT- XRD
  • Crystal structure elucidation and property analysis by Atoms, Diamond, VESTA and Mercury
  • X-ray fluorescence: Composition analysis
  • Detailed structural characterization, estimation of bond length, bond angle etc. by Rietveld Refinement technique using FulProf-2018
  • FTIR & Raman spectroscopy: Phase analysis, structural and functional group identification
Samatha Bevara