Vankayala Kiran

Assistant Professor

Materials Electrochemistry, Solar fuels

About the Faculty

Dr. Kiran Vankayala is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, BITS-Pilani K.K. Birla Goa campus since 22nd March 2019.  
Dr. Kiran obtained his PhD degree at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India under the supervision of Prof. S. Sampath. His PhD work was on the exploration of electrical and electrochemical aspects of titanium carbide nanostrucutres. He had demonstrated experience in electronic device fabrication using standard lithography techniques as well as assembling polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells.
As part of research associate stint at Indian institute of science in the same group, he has worked on the preparation and electrocatalytic studies of ultrathin few layer transition metal dichalcogenides/alloys.
He then moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel to work under the mentorship of Prof. Ron Naaman where he worked on the studies related to spin dependant electron transport through chiral organic molecules.
Later on he moved to University College London (UCL) as a post-doctoral research associate where he was involved in the development of novel and efficient photocatalysts for Z-scheme water splitting in the research group of Prof. Junwang Tang.