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2024 (2)

55) Antony Vincy, Yohan Gaikwad and Raviraj Vankayala* "NIR Responsive Drug Cocktail Using J-aggregates of Indocyanine Green Loaded Polydopamine Nanoparticles for Chemo-Phototherapy of Cancer", Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2024, In press. (I.F. = 3.467).

54) Ashima Sharma, Raviraj Vankayala, Kamakhya Prakash Misra and Ashima Bagaria, "MoS2 nanoflower-Indocyanine green composite for enhanced optical imaging capabilities", Materials Technology, 2024, 39, 2291935. (I.F. = 3.297).

2023 (6)

53) Yumnam PrinceNetra Hiremath and Raviraj Vankayala*, ''Near-infrared light activatable niosomes loaded with indocyanine green and plasmonic gold nanorods for theranostic applications'', Biomaterials Science, 2023, 11, 7759-7767. (I.F.= 7.59). Selected as Journal Back Cover.

52) Antony Vincy, Yohan Gaikwad, Harshita Agarwal, Neha Jain and Raviraj Vankayala*,'' A Label-Free and Ultrasensitive Prussian Blue-Based Dipstick Sensor for Bacterial and Biofilm Detection'' Langmuir, 2023, 39, 40, 14216-14255. (I.F =4.331)

51) Rahul Kumar, Antony Vincy, Khushboo Rani, Neha Jain, Sarvar Singh, Ajay Agarwal, and Raviraj Vankayala*, Facile Synthesis of Multifunctional Carbon Dots Derived from Camel Milk for Mn7+ Sensing and Antiamyloid and Anticancer Activities'' ACS Omega, 2023, 8, 39, 36521-36533. (IF=4.132).

50) Tapan Dey, Netra Hiremath, Vishav Kant, Rakesh K. Sharma, Raviraj Vankayala, Saikat Dutta*, “Cellular Metabolic Activity and Electrochemical Stability Assay of Embedded Oxidoreductase Enzyme Confined in Nanospace of Framework Exoskeleton” Biomaterials Science, 2023, 11, 5136-5145. (IF = 7.59).

49) Khushboo Rani, Bhumika Pippal, Shubham Kumar Singh, Anurupa Karmakar, Raviraj Vankayala and Neha Jain*, "Effects of the aspect ratio of plasmonic gold nanorods on the inhibition of lysozyme amyloid formation" Biomaterial Science, 2023, 11, 4200-4209 (IF= 7.59). Selected as Inside Front Cover

48)  Shubham Kumar Singh, Sarmistha Mazumder, Antony Vincy, Netra Hiremath, Rahul Kumar, Indranil Banerjee, Raviraj Vankayala*,  "Review of Photoresponsive Plasmonic Nanoparticles That Produce Chemical Species for Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Bacterial Infections" ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2023, 6, 3, 1508–1521, (IF = 6.14)

2022 (6)

47) Antony Vincy, Nitin Bhatia, Raviraj Vankayala*, "Optical Characteristics of Indocyanine Green J-Aggregates Induced by Cisplatin for Phototheranostic Applications" ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2022, 8, 12, 5119–5128, (IF = 5.395)


46) Jenny T. Mac, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Hua Lee, Bahman Anvari. Erythrocyte-Derived Nanoparticles with Folate Functionalization for Near Infrared Pulsed Laser-Mediated Photo-Chemotherapy of Tumors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2022, 23, 10295. (IF = 5.542)


45) Antony Vincyꝉ, Sarmistha Mazumderꝉ,  Amrita, Indranil Banerjee, Kuo Chu Hwang, Raviraj Vankayala*. ''Recent Progress in Red Blood Cells-Derived Particles as Novel Bioinspired Drug Delivery Systems: Challenges and Strategies for Clinical Translation'' Frontiers in Chemistry, 2022,10, 905256 (IF = 5.221). ꝉEqually contributed.


44) Poliraju Kalluru, Munuswamy Shanmugam, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang. Conquering multidrug-resistant lung cancer by upconversion nanoparticles-mediated photodynamic therapy and gene silencing. J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 2022, 69(5). (IF = 1.74)


43) Netra Hiremathꝉ, Rahul Kumarꝉ, Kuo Chu Hwang, Indranil Banerjee, Suresh Thangudu and Raviraj Vankayala* "Near-Infrared Light Activable Two - Dimensional Nanomaterials for Theranostic Applications: A Comprehensive Review" ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2022, 5, 2, 1719. (IF = 6.140) ꝉEqually contributed.

​42) Jack Tangꝉ, Chi-Hua Leeꝉ, Thompson Lu, Raviraj Vankayala, Taylor Hanley, Chiemerie Azubuogu, Jiang Li, Meera Nair, Wangcun Jia, Bahman Anvari “Membrane Cholesterol Enrichment of Red Blood Cell-Derived Microparticles Results in Prolonged Circulation”, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2022, 5, 2, 650–660 (IF = 3.25)

Equally contributed.

2021 (4)


41) Munusamy Shanmugam, Naresh Kuthalaꝉ, Raviraj Vankayalaꝉ, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Xiang Yi Kong, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Multifunctional CuO/Cu2O Truncated Nanocubes as Trimodal Image-Guided Near Infrared-III Photothermal Agents to Combat Multidrug-Resistant Lung Carcinoma”, ACS Nano, 2021, 15, 9, 14404 (IF = 15.881). ꝉEqually contributed.


40) Suresh Thangudu, Navpreet Kaur, Chiranjeevi Korupalli, Vinay Sharma, Poliraju Kalluru, Raviraj Vankayala*, “Recent Advances on Near Infrared Light Responsive Multifunctional Nanostructures for Phototheranostic Applications”, Biomaterials Science, 2021, 9, 5432 (IF = 6.84).

Selected as a hot article for 2021.

39) Joshua M. Burns, Elise Shafer, Raviraj Vankayala, Vikas Kundra, Bahman Anvari*, “Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging of Intraperitoneal Tumors in Mice using Erythrocyte-Derived Optical Nanoparticles and Spatially-Modulated Illumination”, MDPI Cancers, 2021, 13, 2544

(IF = 6.126).

38) Taylor Hanley, Raviraj Vankayala, Bahman Anvari*, "Phototheranostics Using Erythrocyte-Based Particles", MDPI Biomolecules, 2020, 11, 5, 729 (IF = 4.082).

 2020 (10)

37) Venugopalarao Vikram, Srinivasa R. Penumutchu, Raviraj Vankayala, Suresh Thangudu, Karteek Rao Amperayani, Umadevi Parimi, “Design, synthesis, molecular docking and cytotoxic activity of novel urea derivatives of 2-amino-3-carbomethoxythiophene”, Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2020, 132, 126 (IF = 1.406).

36) Taylor Hanley, Raviraj Vankayala, Jenny Mac, David Lo and Bahman Anvari, “Acute Immune Response of Micro- and Nano-Sized Erythrocyte-Derived Optical Particles in Healthy Mice”, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 2020, 17, 10, 3900-3914 (IF = 4.321).


35) Chiranjeevi Korupalli, Poliraju Kalluru, Karthik Nuthalapati, Naresh Kuthala, Suresh Thangudu, Raviraj Vankayala* “Recent Advances of Polyaniline-Based Biomaterials for Phototherapeutic Treatments of Tumors and Bacterial Infections”, MDPI Bioengineering, 2020, 7, 94, 1-18. (IF = 5.046)

34) Jack Tang, Raviraj Vankayala, Jenny Mac, and Bahman Anvari, “RBC-Derived Optical Nanoparticles Remain Stable After a Freeze-Thaw Cycle”, Langmuir, 2020, 36, 34, 10003-10011 (IF = 3.557).


33) Raviraj Vankayala, Edver Bahena, Yadir Guerrero, Sheela P. Singh, Ravoori K. Murali, Vikas Kundra, Bahman Anvari, “Virus-mimicking nanoparticles for targeted near-infrared fluorescence imaging of intraperitoneal ovarian tumors in mice” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2020, 49, 2, 548-559 (IF = 3.324).

32) Naresh Kuthala, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang, "Unprecedented Theranostic LaB6 Nanocubes-Mediated NIR-IIb Photodynamic Therapy to Conquer Hypoxia-Induced Chemoresistance" Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30, 36, 2002940 (IF = 15.6) Selected as Journal Back Cover.


31) Suresh Thangudu, Sagar Kulkarni, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang, "Photosensitized Reactive Chlorine Species-Mediated Therapeutic Destruction of Drug-Resistant Bacteria using Plasmonic Core-Shell Ag@AgCl Nanocubes as External Nanomedicines". Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 24, 12970-12984. (IF = 6.970)

30) Suresh Thangudu, Poliraju Kalluru, Raviraj Vankayala*, “Preparation, Cytotoxicity, and In Vitro Bioimaging of Water-Soluble and Highly Fluorescent Palladium Nanoclusters”. MDPI Bioengineering, 2020, 7, 1, 20. (IF = 5.046)

29) Karthik Nuthalapati, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang “Size and Shape Effects of Near‐Infrared Light‐Activatable Cu2(OH)PO4 Nanostructures on Phototherapeutic Destruction of Drug‐Resistant Hypoxia Tumors”, Particles and Particle System Characterization, 2020, 37, 5, 2000001 (IF = 4.194).

​Before joining IIT Jodhpur


28) Wangcun Jia, Joshua Burns, Betty Villantay, Jack C. Tang, Raviraj Vankayala, Ben Lertsakdadet, Bernard Choi, J. Stuart Nelson, Bahman Anvari, “Intravital Vascular Phototheranostics and Real-Time Circulation Dynamics of Erythrocyte-Derived Carriers with Tunable Sizes”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2020, 12, 1, 275-287 (IF = 8.456).

 2019 (1)

27) Raviraj Vankayala*, Jenny T. Mac*, Joshua M. Burns, Eugene Dunn, Stefanie Carroll, Edver M. Bahena, Dipti K. Patel, Stephen Griffey, Bahman Anvari “Biodistribution and Toxicological Evaluation of Erythrocyte-Derived Optical Particles in Healthy Mice”, Biomaterials Science, 2019, 7, 25, 2123-2133 (IF = 5.83). *Equal contribution

 2018 (4)


26) Josh Burns, Raviraj Vankayala, Jenny T. Mac, Bahman Anvari, “Erythrocyte-Derived Theranostic Nanoplatforms for Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and Photodestruction of Tumors”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2018, 10, 33, 27621-27630 (IF = 8.456).


25) Jenny T. Mac, Raviraj Vankayala, Josh Burns, Bahman Anvari, “Erythrocyte-Derived Optical Nano-Probes Doped with ICG-Bound Albumin: Material Characteristics and Evaluation for Cancer Cell Imaging”, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2018, 4, 8, 3055-3062 (IF = 4.511).


24) Raviraj Vankayala, Samantha R. Corber, Jenny T. Mac, Masaru P. Rao, Mohammad Shafie, Bahman Anvari “Erythrocyte-Derived Nanoparticles as a Theranostic Agent for Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and Thrombolysis of Blood Clots”, Macromolecular Bioscience, 2018, 18, 1700379 (IF = 3.85). Highlighted as Front cover.

23) Raviraj Vankayala and Kuo Chu Hwang*, “NIR Light Activatable Nanomaterials-Mediated Phototheranostic Nanomedicines: An Emerging Paradigm for Cancer Treatment”, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1706320 (IF= 25.809). Invited review paper.

 2017 (1)

22) Naresh Kuthala, Raviraj Vankayala, Yi-Nan Li, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Engineering Novel Targeted Boron-10 Enriched Theranostic Nanomedicine to Combat against Murine Brain Tumors via MR imaging-guided Boron Neutron Capture Therapy”, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29, 31, 1700850-1700860 (IF = 25.809).

 2016 (3)


21)Poliraju Kalluru, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang “Unprecedented "All-in-one" Lanthanide-doped Mesoporous Silica Frameworks for Fluorescence/MR Imaging and Combination of NIR Light Triggered Chemo-Photodynamic Therapy of Tumors”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26, 43, 7908-7920 (IF = 15.621).

20) Poliraju Kalluru, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang “Nano-Graphene Oxide-mediated In vivo Fluorescence Imaging and Bimodal Photodynamic and Photothermal Destruction of Tumors”, Biomaterials, 2016, 95, 1-10 (IF= 10.273).


19)  Kranti Kumar Gangu, Raviraj Vankayala, Anima S. Dadhich, Mukkamala Saratchandra Babu, “Influence of 1,2,3,4-butane tetracarboxylic acid on photoluminescence property of Gd(III)-doped fluorapatite”, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 2016, 93, 159-163 (IF= 0.173).

 2015 (4)


18)  Raviraj Vankayala, Chien-Lin Kuo, Karthik Nuthalapati, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang “Nucleus Targeting Gold Nanoclusters for Simultaneous In vivo Fluorescence Imaging, Gene Delivery and NIR Light-Activated Photodynamic Therapy”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2015, 25, 5934-5945. (IF = 15.621) Highlighted as Frontispiece.  


17) Priya Vijayaraghavan, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Hsing-Wen Sung, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Complete Destruction of Deep Tissue-Buried Tumors under Ultra-Low Doses of NIR Light Irradiation via Combination of Gold Nanoechinus-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy and Gene Silencing”, Biomaterials, 2015, 62, 13-23. (IF= 10.273).


16) Jing-Wun Fan, Raviraj Vankayala, Chien-Liang Chang, Chia-Hua Chang, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang “Preparation, Cytotoxicity, and in vivo Bioimaging of Highly Luminescent Water-Soluble Silicon Quantum Dots”, Nanotechnology, 2015, 26, 215703 (IF= 3.399).


15) Suresh Babu Maddineedi, Badal Kumar Mandal*, Raviraj Vankayala, Poliraju Kalluru, Pamanji Sreedhara Reddy, “Bioinspired reduced graphene oxide nanosheets using Terminalia chebula seeds extract”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2015, 145, 117-124 (IF= 2.931).

 2014 (6)

14) Priya Vijayaraghavan, Cheng-Hong Liu, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Designing Multi-Branched Gold Nanoechinus for NIR Light-Activated Dual Modal Photodynamic and Photothermal Therapy in the Second Biological Window”, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 6689-6695. (IF= 25.809) Highlighted as Frontispiece.


13) Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Jui-I Chao, Chiun-Jye Yuan, Shyr-Yeu Lin, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “A General Strategy to Achieve Ultra-High Gene Transfection Efficiency using Lipid-Nanoparticle Composites”, Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 8261-8272 (IF= 10.273).

​12) Raviraj Vankayala, Chun-Chih Lin, Poliraju Kalluru, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Gold Nanoshells-Mediated Bimodal Photodynamic and Photothermal Cancer Treatment Using Ultra-Low Doses of Near Infra-red Light”, Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 5527 (IF= 10.273).


11) Sireesh Babu Maddineedi, Badal Kumar Mandal*, Raviraj Vankayala, Poliraju Kalluru, Sai Kumar Tamina, H.A. Kiran Kumar, “Casein mediated green synthesis and decoration of reduced graphene oxide”, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 2014, 126, 227-231. (IF= 2.931).


​10) Raviraj Vankayala, Poliraju Kalluru, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Effects of Surface Functionality of Carbon Nanomaterials on Short-Term Cytotoxicity and Embryonic Development in Zebrafish”, Journal of Material Chemistry B, 2014, 8, 1038-1047. (IF= 5.047).


9) Raviraj Vankayala, Poliraju Kalluru, Yu-Kuan Huang, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “First Demonstration of Gold Nanorods-Mediated Photodynamic Therapeutic Effects on Destruction of Tumors via Near Infra-red Light Activation and Without Additional Organic Photosensitizers”, Small, 2014, 10, 8, 1612-1622 (IF= 10.856).

 2013 (3)


8) Poliraju Kalluru, Raviraj Vankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Photosensitization of Singlet Oxygen and In vivo Photodynamic Therapeutic Effects -Mediated by PEGylated W18O49 Nanowires for Destruction of Tumors”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 39,12332-12336. (IF = 12.25) Highlighted as an inside back cover.


7) Raviraj Vankayala*, Ganesh Gollavelli, Badal Kumar Mandal, “Highly fluorescent and biocompatible iridium nanoclusters for cellular imaging”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 2013, 8, 1993-2000 (IF = 2.467).


6) Raviraj Vankayala, Chien-Lin Kuo, Arunachalam Sagadevan, Po-Hung Chen, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Morphology Dependent Photosensitization of Singlet Oxygen by Gold and Silver Nanoparticles and its Application in Cancer Treatment”, Journal of Material Chemistry B, 2013, 1, 4379-4387. (IF= 5.047) Selected as a hot article by the editor for 2013.

2012 (1)

​5) Badal Kumar Mandal*, Kesarla Mohan Kumar, and Raviraj Vankayala, “Synthesis of zero-valent iron nanoparticles and application to removal of arsenic(III) and arsenic(V) from water”, Journal of Indian Chemical Society, 2012, 89, 5, 1215-1221 (IF= 0.173).

 2011 (3)

4) Badal Kumar Mandal*, Raviraj Vankayala, and L. Uday Kumar, “Speciation of Chromium in Soil and Sludge in the Surrounding Tannery Region, Ranipet, Tamil Nadu,” ISRN Toxicology, vol. 2011, Article ID 697980, 10 pages, 2011. doi:10.5402/2011/697980. 


3) Raviraj Vankayala, Arunachalam Sagadevan, Priya Vijayaraghavan, Chien Lin Kuo, Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Metal Nanoparticles Sensitize Formation of Singlet Oxygen”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10640. (IF= 12.25).


2) Raviraj Vankayala, Wei-Jen Petrick Lai, Kuo Chu Hwang*, "Enhanced electrical conductivity of nylon 6 composite using polyaniline-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as additives", Polymer, 2011, 52, 3337-3343. (IF= 3.771).

 2010 (1)

1) Qingxin Mu, Lei Yang, James C. Davis, Raviraj Vankayala, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jincai Zhao and Bing Yan*, “Biocompatibility of Polymer Grafted Core/Shell Iron/Carbon Nanoparticles", Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 5083-5090. (IF= 10.273)

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