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Dr. Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa     Research Associate

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK


    Office: JN3.04

    Phone: 3299

    Email: mg87@hw.ac.uk



Manohara G V obtained his bachelors and master degree from Bangalore University. Later he joined as a research student in the same University and worked on the synthesis, structure and properties of Layered Double hydroxides (LDHs). After successful completion of PhD (2013), he moved to University of Durham UK as postdoctoral research assistant (2013-2015) where he worked on design and development of novel nanoparticles based on layered solids for application in catalysis, sorption and as viscosity modifiers.  He also worked on the research project involving developing novel nanocomposites for treating industrial wastewaters (as researcher at CEREGE CNRS, France, June 2016 to May 2017). Since June 2017, he is working as research associate at Heriot-Watt University, where his research focuses on developing high temperature CO2 capture sorbents for industrial CCS. 

Research Interests:

His main research areas are Layered solids, CO2 capture, heterogeneous catalysis, wastewater treatment 

Recent Publications:

  1. G.V. Manohara, “Exfoliation of Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs): a new route to mineralize atmospheric CO2”. RSC Advances. 2014, 4(86), 46126.

  2. G.V. Manohara, P. Vishnu Kamath, Wolfgang Milius, “Reversible hydration and aqueous exfoliation of the acetate-intercalated layered double hydroxide of Ni and Al: Observation of an ordered interstratified phase” J. Solid State Chem. 2012, 196, 356-361

  3. G.V. Manohara, S. V. Prasanna, P. Vishnu Kamath, “Structure and Composition of the Layered  Hydroxide of Mg and Fe: Implications for Anion Exchange Reactions” Eur. J. Inorg. Chem .  2011, 2624–2630.

  4. G.V. Manohara, Daniel A. Kunz, P. Vishnu Kamath Wolfgang Milius and Josef Breu, “Homogeneous Precipitation by Formamide Hydrolysis: Synthesis, Reversible Hydration and Aqueous Exfoliation of the Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) of Ni with Al” Langmuir. 2010, 26(19), 15586.

  5. G.V. Manohara, Li Li, Andrew Whiting, Chris Greenwell, “Ultra-high aspect ratio hybrid materials: the role of organic guest and synthesis method”. Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 2933.



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