Dr. V Jayalakshmi

Assistant Professor

Department of Physics

National Institute of Technology, Warangal - 506004, Telangana, INDIA

: vlakshmij@gmail.com,jayalakshmiv@nitw.ac.in

: 8332969477

Interests: Our group works in the area of Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Research topics include Photoinduced Phase Transitions, Microfluidics, Confinement Effects, Rheology, Geometric Effects, Chromonic liquid crystals, Polarization and Electron-Optic studies and Phase Transitions. CREATIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC, SELF MOTIVATED AND HARD WORKING CANDIDATES WHO HAVE PASSION TOWARDS SCIENCE ARE ALWAYS WELCOME FOR THE PHD AND SHORT TERM PROJECTS.

Area of Research

 Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Research interests include Photoinduced Phase Transitions, Microfluidics, Confinement Effects, Rheology, Geometric Effects, Chromonic liquid crystals, Polarization and Electron-Optic studies and Phase Transitions.
 

Education

BSc: Sri Venkateswara Univerisity, AP (2002)
MSc: Sri Venkateswara Univerisity, Tirupati, AP (2004)
PhD: Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka (2010)

 

 Career Profile

2014-Present: Assistant Professor, NIT Warangal
2011-2014: Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
2010-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
2007-2010: Senior Research Fellow, CSMR, Bangalore
2005-2007: Junior Research Fellow, CSMR, Bangalore 
 

Awards

2016   Early Carrier Research Award, SERB, India
2013 Part of my current project work (PNAS 2013 (In press)) highlighted in science news http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130521105258.htm and also in GaTech web page http://www.gatech.edu/newsroom/release.html?nid=213961.
2009 Awarded travel fellowship to attend International conference by DST of Govt. of India.
2007 Recipient of CSIR Fellowship
2006 Deewan Jawaharlal Nayar prize  for best oral presentation

 

Research Funding

National Institute of Technology Warangal Research Seed Grant, NITW

 

Reviewer

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP)
International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
 Photonics journal

 

Professional Organizations

Life member of Indian Liquid Crystal Society
Member of Physical Society of India
Member of American Physical Society

 

Teaching

PH7212: BIOPHOTONICS (2014)
PH101: PHYSICS (2014-2015)


Books

Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, "Effect Of Doping In Nematic Liquid Crystal:Properties And Applications" ISBN 978-3-659-63828-2, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2014. 

 

Publications

1)Ekapop Pairam, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Vinzenz Koning, B. C. Van Zuiden, Martin Bates, Vincenzo Vitelli, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Stable Nematic droplets with handles,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110, 9295 (2013). Impact Factor: 9.7.
 
2)Ekapop Pairam, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Vinzenz Koning, B. C. Van Zuiden, Martin Bates, Vincenzo Vitelli, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Stable Nematic droplets with handles,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 110, 9295 (2013) has been selected as a newsletter at http://phys.org/news/2013-05-soft-ways-materials.html
 
3)Vallamkondu Jayalakshmi,  Thomas Wood,  Rajratan Basu,  Jenny Du,  Thomas Blackburn,  Charles Rosenblatt,  Cathleen M. Crudden and Robert P. Lemieux, Probing the pore structure of a chiral periodic mesoporous organosilica using liquid crystals,   Journal of Material Chemistry,  22, 15255 (2012). Impact Factor: 5.968.
 
4)V. Jayalakshmi, Khurshid Ayud, and Robert P. Lemieux, Electroclinic Effect in Axially Chiral Organosiloxane Liquid Crystals, Ferroelectrics, 431, 89 (2012).  Impact Factor: 0.4.
 
5)Geetha G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, R. Bhargavi, V. Jayalakshmi, G. Shanker, and C. V. Yelamaggad, Soft Glass Rheology in Liquid Crystalline Gels Formed by a Monodisperse Dipeptide, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 697 (2010). Impact Factor: 3.696.
 
6)Vallamkondu Jayalakshmi,  Gurumurthy Hegde,  Geetha Gopinathan Nair and Subbarao Krishna Prasad, Photo-controlled conformation-assisted permanent optical storage device employing a polymer network liquid crystal, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 6450  (2009). Impact Factor: 3.573.
 
7)V. Jayalakshmi and S. Krishna Prasad, Understanding the observation of large electrical conductivity in liquid crystal-carbon nanotube composites, Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 202106 (2009). Impact Factor: 3.844.
 
8)Geetha G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, V. Jayalakshmi, G. Shanker, and C. V. Yelamaggad, Fast responding robust nematic liquid crystallaine gels formed by a monodisperse dipepetide: electro-optic and rheological studies, J. Phys. Chem. B, 113, 6647 (2009). Impact Factor: 3.696.
 
9)V. Jayalakshmi, S. Krishna Prasad, Understanding the observation of large electrical conductivity in liquid crystal-carbon nanotube composites published in Appl. Phys. Lett., 94, 202106 (2009) has been selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 19 (2009).
 
10)S. Krishna Prasad, Geetha G. Nair, and V. Jayalakshmi, Electric field assisted acceleration of the photostimulated nematic-isotropic transition, Adv. Mater., 20, 1363 (2008). Impact Factor: 13.877.
 
11)S. Krishna Prasad, G. G. Nair, and V. Jayalakshmi, Electric field assisted acceleration of the photostimulated nematic-isotropic transition published in Adv. Mater., 20, 1363 (2008) has been selected for nature INDIA, March (2008)as a newsletter.
 
12)S. Krishna Prasad, Geetha G. Nair, Gurumurthy Hegde, and V. Jayalakshmi, Evidence of wormlike micellear behavior in chromonic liquid crystals: rheological, X-ray, and dielectric studies, J. Phys. Chem. B., 111, 9741 (2007).  Impact Factor: 3.696.
 
13)V. Jayalakshmi, Geetha G. Nair, and S. Krishna Prasad, Effect of aerosil dispersions on the photoinduced nematic-isotropic transition, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter., 19, 226213 (2007). Impact Factor: 2.546.
 
14)V. Jayalakshmi, Geetha G. Nair, and S. Krishna Prasad, Kinetics of thermal back relaxation time of the photoinduced nematic-isotropic transition, Phys. Rev. E, 75, 031710 (2007). Impact Factor: 2.255.
 

Patents

1)S. Krishna Prasad, G. G. Nair, and V. Jayalakshmi, A method of electric field assisted fast erasing of the stored optical information, Indian patent has been granted  with vide No. IN2007CH00545 on 26/12/2008.

 

Presentations

Selected oral presentations

 

2013 V. Jayalakshmi, P. Ekapop, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Nematic dropletes with handles, at 7th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials May 24, 2013 at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
 
2013 V. Jayalakshmi, P. Ekapop, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, Stable nematic liquid crystal droplet with handles, APS meeting, March 18, 2013 at Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
 
2012 V. Jayalakshmi, P. Ekapop, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves, High-Genus nematic liquid crystal droplets, at 6th Southeast Meeting on Soft Materials May 25, 2012 at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
 
2010 V. Jayalakshmi, G. G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, Electric field assisted acceleration of the photostimulated nematic-isotropic transition, at 93rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Toronto, Canada.
 
2007  V. Jayalakshmi, G. G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, Electric field assisted acceleration of the photostimulated nematic-isotropic transition, at 14th National conference on Liquid Crystals organized by Department of Physics, North Bengal University, Siliguri, West Bengal, India.
 
2006 V. Jayalakshmi, G. G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, Kinetics of the thermal back relaxation time of the photoinduced nematic-isotropic transition at 13th National conference on Liquid Crystals organized by Department of Studies in Physics, Mysore University, Mysore, India.

 

Selected poster presentations

 

2011 V. Jayalakshmi, Thomas Wood,  Rajratan Basu,  Jenny Du,  Thomas Blackburn,  Charles Rosenblatt, Cathleen M. Crudden and Robert P. Lemieux, Probing the pore structure of a chiral Mesoporous Organosilica using liquid crystals at 13th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada.
 
2011 V. Jayalakshmi, Thomas Wood,  Rajratan Basu,  Jenny Du,  Thomas Blackburn,  Charles Rosenblatt,  Cathleen M. Crudden and Robert P. Lemieux, Chirality transfer in nematic liquid crystals doped with chiral periodic mesoporous organosilicates at GRC Liquid Crystals, South Hadley, MA, USA.
 
2011 Q. Cui, V. Jayalakshmi, R. Basu, C. Rosenblatt, and R.P. Lemieux,  Liquid Crystals with 2,2 Spirobindan-1,1-dione Core at Ferrorelectric Liquird Crystals, Niagara Falls, Canada.
 
2008 V. Jayalakshmi, G. G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, Photo-Controlled Conformation-Assisted Permanent Optical Storage Device Employing a Polymer Network Liquid Crystal at 15th National conference on Liquid Crystals organized by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
 

Course Taught Previously


  • PH7212: BIOPHOTONICS 

  • PH101: PHYSICS 

  • PH: ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS

Publications

 

 S.No.

 

Title & Author

 

Journal

 

Vol &

 

Page No.

 

Impact

 

Factor

 

Year

1

 High-Genus nematic liquid crystal droplets

 

V. Jayalakshmi, P. Ekapop, and Alberto Fernandez-Nieves

AIP Conference Proceedings

1832, 040001

NA

2017

2

Cell cycle activation in p21 dependent pathway: An alternative mechanism of organophosphate induced dopaminergic neurodegeneration

 

 Willayat Yousuf Wani, Ramesh JL Kandimalla, Deep Raj Sharma, Alka Kaushal, Anand Ruban, Aditya Sunkaria, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Alberto Chiarugi, P Hemachandra Reddy, Kiran Dip Gill

 

 

BBA

S0925- 4439(16)30130-2

 

5.34

 

2016

3

Understanding the role of aluminum exposure in Alzheimer�??s disease development

 

Ramesh Kandimalla, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Edwin B Corgiat, and Gill KD

 

Brain Pathology

 

 

26(2)/139-54

 

5.27

 

2016

4

Tailoring magnetic anisotropy in TbeFeeCo thin films by rapid thermal annealing

 

K.Umadevi, Sandip Bysakh, J. Arout Chelvane, S.V. Kamat, V. Jayalakshmi

Journal of Alloys and Compounds

 

663, 430

 

3.13

2016

5

Role of processing parameters on the morphology and magnetic properties of Tb�??Fe�??Co thin films

 

K UmaDevi, J Arout Chelvane, Himalay Basumatary, M Ramudu, SV Kamat, V Jayalakshmi

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

doi:10.1016/j.jmmm.2016.01.036

2.35

2016

 

Effect of Wheel Speed on the Structure, Microstructure, Magnetic, and Electrical Properties of Tb-Fe-Co Ribbons

 

K Umadevi, Mithun Palit, J Arout Chelvane, D Arvindha Babu, AP Srivastava, SV Kamat, V Jayalakshmi

 

 

Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism

29,1-6

1.18

2016

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

Stable Nematic droplets with handles

Ekapop P, Jayalakshmi Vallamkondu, Vinzenz Koning, B. C. Van Zuiden, Martin Bates, Vincenzo Vitelli, Alberto Fernandez-Nieves

PNAS

110, 9295

9.68

2013

8

 

Probing the pore structure of a chiral periodic mesoporous organosilica using liquid crystal

 

Vallamkondu Jayalakshmi,  Thomas Wood,  Rajratan Basu,  Jenny Du,  Thomas Blackburn,  Charles Rosenblatt,  Cathleen M. Crudden and Robert P. Lemieux

Journal Of Material Chemistry

22, 15255

5.96

2012

9

 

Electroclinic Effect in Axially Chiral Organosiloxane Liquid Crystals

V. Jayalakshmi, Khurshid Ayud, and Robert P. Lemieux,

Ferroelectrics

431, 89

0.4

2012

 

10

 

Soft Glass Rheology in Liquid Crystalline Gels formed by a Monodisperse Dipeptide

 

Geetha G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, R. Bhargavi, V. Jayalakshmi, G. Shanker, and C. V. Yelamaggad

J. Phys. Chem. B

114, 697

3.17

2010

11

 

Photo-controlled conformation-assisted permanent optical storage device employing a polymer network liquid crystal,

 

Vallamkondu Jayalakshmi,  Gurumurthy Hegde,  Geetha Gopinathan Nair and Subbarao Krishna Prasad

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (PCCP)

11, 6450

4.12

2009

12

 

Understanding the observation of large electrical conductivity in liquid crystal-carbon nanotube composites

 

V. Jayalakshmi and S. Krishna Prasad

Applied Physics Letters (APL)

94, 202106

3.41

2009

13

 

Fast responding robust nematic liquid crystallaine gels formed by a monodisperse dipepetide: electro-optic and rheological studies

 

Geetha G. Nair, S. Krishna Prasad, V. Jayalakshmi, G. Shanker, and C. V. Yelamaggad

J. Phys. Chem. B

113, 6647

3.17

2009

14

 

Understanding the observation of large electrical conductivity in liquid crystal-carbon nanotube composites

 

V. Jayalakshmi, S. Krishna Prasad

Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology

 

19

Not yet allotted

2009

15

 

Electric field assisted acceleration of the photostimulated nematic-isotropic transition

 

S. Krishna Prasad, Geetha G. Nair, and V. Jayalakshmi,

Adv. Mater.

20, 1363

19.79

2008

16

 

Evidence of wormlike micellear behavior in chromonic liquid crystals: rheological, X-ray, and dielectric studies

 

S. Krishna Prasad, Geetha G. Nair, Gurumurthy Hegde, and V. Jayalakshmi

J. Phys. Chem. B

111, 9741

3.17

2007

17

 

Effect of aerosol dispersions on the photoinduced nematic-isotropic transition

 

V. Jayalakshmi, Geetha G. Nair, and S. Krishna Prasad

J. Phys: Condens. Matt.

19, 226213

2.65

2007

18

 

 Kinetics of thermal back relaxation time of the photoinduced nematic-isotropic transition

 

V. Jayalakshmi, Geetha G. Nair, and S. Krishna Prasad

Phys. Rev. E

75, 031710

2.37

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHDs Supervised

  • UMADEVI KOSURI (ON GOING)

  • G. BUCHAIAH  (ON GOING)

Workshops/Conferences

 

Projects

FUNDED PROJECTS

 

SERB-EARLY CARRIER RESEARCH AWARD - Rs. 52.04 Lakhs

Title: Microfluidic Methods for the Synthesis of Monodisperse Nematic and Chiral nematic Emulsions for the Application in Display and Fiber Optic Technology

Awards and Honors

Additional Responsibility

  • LADIES HOSTEL WARDEN