Gangaiah Mettela

Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Mettela, G., Bhogra, M., Waghmare, UV., & Kulkarni, G.U. Ambient Stable Tetragonal and Orthorhombic Phases in Penta-Twinned Bipyramidal Au Microcrystals. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 3024. 
  • Mettela, G., Kulkarni, G.U. Site selective Cu deposition on Au microcrystallites, CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 9459-9465
  • Mettela, G.,Siddhanta, S., Narayana. C., & Kulkarni, G.U. Nanocrystalline Ag microflowers as versatile SERS platform. Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 7480
  • Mettela, G., Boya, R., Singh, D., Kumar, G.V.P. & Kulkarni, G.U. Highly tapered pentagonal bipyramidal Au microcrystals with high index faceted corrugation: Synthesis and optical properties. Scientifc Reports, 2013, 3, 1793.
  • Mettela, G., Kulkarni, G.U. Facet Selective Etching of Au Microcrystallites, Nano Research, 2015, 8, 2925-2934.


B.S. Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Vivekananda degree college, Nagarjuna University, India, June 2004–April 2007
M.S. Organic Chemistry, GITAM College, Andhra University, India, June 2007–April 2009
M.S. Materials Science, JNCASR, India, January, 2010–January 2012
Ph.D. Materials Science, JNCASR, India, January 2012-March 2016


  • 2015 Travel Grant from The International Workshops on Advanced Materials (IWAM) to attend an international conference at Abu Dubai.
  • 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship by qualifying National Eligibility Test, CSIR, India
  • 2009 Qualified for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Examination) scholarship (offered by Indian Government for graduate studies) with 98.31percentile in Chemistry.
  • 2008 Selected as Summer Research Fellow from Indian Academy of Sciences.