Dr. Raju Edla

Current position
  • Scientist at KIT- IPS
Previous position(s)
  • Postdoc at CNR-IOM, ELETTRA, Synchrotron
  • Postdoc positon at CNN-IPCB, Department of Physics, University of Trento
  • PhD student at Department of Physics, University of Trento
Field of research
  • Development and optimization of the operando/ambient pressure reaction cells for solid-gas phase and solid-liquid phase reactions.
  • Operando/ex-situ surface characterization of energy/environment related materials using synchrotron based x-ray spectroscopy techniques and understanding the factors governing for efficient catalysis.
  • Thin film catalysts deposition by PVD methods (Pulsed laser deposition and RF magnetron sputtering).
Research Highlights
  1. Study of Gaseous Interactions on Co3O4 Thin Film Coatings by Ambient Pressure Soft X-ray Absorption SpectroscopyR. Edla, L. Braglia, V. Bonanni, A. Miotello, G. Rossi, P. Torelli., J. Phys. Chem. C., 123( 2019), 24511–24519
  2. 3D hierarchical nanostructures of iron oxide coatings prepared by pulsed laser deposition for photocatalytic water purificationR. Edla, A. Tonezzer, M. Orlandi, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, N. Bazzanella, K. Date, D. C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. B; Environmental, 219(2017), 401-411
  3. Two-step growth mechanism of supported Co3O4-based sea urchin like hierarchical nanostructures, C. Maurizio, R. Edla, M. Orlandi, A. Trapananti, G. Mattei, A. Miotello, App. Surf. Science, -439(2018), 876-882.

Publications


  1. Catching the Reversible Formation and Reactivity of Surface Defective Sites in Metal–Organic Frameworks: An Operando Ambient Pressure-NEXAFS Investigation
    Braglia, L.; Tavani, F.; Mauri, S.; Edla, R.; Krizmancic, D.; Tofoni, A.; Colombo, V.; D’Angelo, P.; Torelli, P.
    2021. The journal of physical chemistry letters, 12 (37), 9182–9187. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02585
  2. Origin of a Simultaneous Suppression of Thermal Conductivity and Increase of Electrical Conductivity and Seebeck Coefficient in Disordered Cubic CuZnSnS
    Isotta, E.; Mukherjee, B.; Fanciulli, C.; Ataollahi, N.; Sergueev, I.; Stankov, S.; Edla, R.; Pugno, N. M.; Scardi, P.
    2020. Physical review applied, 14 (6), Art.-Nr.: 064073. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.14.064073

Scientific Publications

  1. Interaction of VSe2 with ambient gases: stability and chemical reactivity, R. Edla, C. Nung Kuo, P. Torelli, C. S. Lue, D. W. Boukhvalov, A. Politano, Phys. Status Solidi. R., 14(2020), 1900332
  2. An integrated ultra-high vacuum apparatus for growth and in situ characterization of complex materials, G. Vinai, F. Motti, A. Yu Petrov, V. Polewczyk, V. Bonanni, R. Edla, B. Gobaut, J. Fujii, F. Suran, D. Benedetti, F. Salvador, A. Fondacaro, G. Rossi, G. Panaccione, BA. Davidson, P. Torelli., Rev. Sci. Instrum., 91, 085109 (2020)
  3. PdTe2 transition-metal dichalcogenide: an air-stable material for optoelectronics, G. D’Olimpio, C. Guo, C.N. Kuo, R. Edla, L. Ottaviano, P. Torelli C. S. Lue, L. Wang, D. W. Boukhvalov, A.Politano, Adv. Funct. Mater., 30(2020), 1906566
  4. Transition-metal dichalcogenide NiTe2: An ambient stable material for catalysis and nanoelectronics, S. Nappini, D. W. Boukhvalov, G. D’Olipio, R. Edla L. Zhang, C. Nung Kuo, H. Zhu, B.Ghosh, M. Nardone, C. S. Lee, J. Yarmoff, A. Agarwal, L. Wang, L. Ottaviano, F. Bondino, A. Politano, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2020
  5. Catalytic activity of PtSn4: insights from surface-science spectroscopies, G. D’Olimpio, D. W. Boukhvalov, J. Fujii, P. Torelli, A. Marchionni, J.Filippi, C.N. Kuo, R. Edla, L. Ottaviano, C. S. Lue, F.Vizza, S. Nappini, and A.Politano, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2020
  6. Surface chemical reactivity and efficient electrocatalytic HER performance of PtSn4 crystals, D. W. Boukhvalov, A. Marchionni, J. Filippi, C. N. Kuo, J.Fujii, R. Edla, S. Nappini, G. D'Olimpio, L. Ottaviano, C. S. Lue, P. Torelli, F. Vizza, A. Politano, J. Mater. Chem. A., 8(2020), 2349-2355
  7. Study of Gaseous Interactions on Co3O4 Thin Film Coatings by Ambient Pressure Soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, R. Edla, L. Braglia, V. Bonanni, A. Miotello, G. Rossi, P. Torelli., J. Phys. Chem. C., 123( 2019), 24511–24519
  8. Surface-induced modification of topological properties in ZrSiS and ZrSiSe nodal-line semimetals, D. W. Boukhvalov, R. Edla, A. Cupolillo, V, Fabio, R. Sankar, Y. Zhu, Z. Mao, J. Hu, P. Torelli, G. Chiarello, L. Ottaviano and A. Politano, Adv. Funct. Mater., 29(2019),1900348
  9. Surface reconstruction, oxidation mechanism and stability of Cd3As2, J. Gao, A. Cupolillo, S. Nappini, F. Bondino, R. Edla, V. Fabio, R. Sankar, Y. W. Zhang, G. Chiarello, A. Politano, Adv. Funct. Mater., 29(2019), 1900965
  10. Pulsed laser deposition of CoFe2O4/CoO hierarchical-type nanostructured heterojunction forming a Z-scheme for efficient spatial separation of photo-induced electron-hole pairs, Appl. Surf. Sci., 489(2019), 584-594. Y. Popat, M Orlandi, N. Patel, R. Edla, N. Bazzanella, S Gupta, M Yadav, S Pillai, MK Patel, A Miotello
  11. Control of composition and grain growth in Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films from nanoparticle inks, N. Ataollahi, C. Malerba, E. Cappelletto, R. Ciancio, R. Edla, R. Di Maggio, P. Scardi, THIN SOLID FILMS, 674(2019), 12-21
  12. Tailoring the Surface Chemical Reactivity of Transition-Metal Di-chalcogenide PtTe2 Crystals, A. Politano, G. Chiarello, C. N. Kuo, C. S. Lue, R, Edla, P. Torelli, V. Pellegrini, and D. W. Boukhvalov, Adv. Funct. Mater., 28(2018), 1706504
  13. A combined in operando approach for low-energy Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy and Grazing Incident Small Angle X-ray Scattering, S. D. Zilio, M. S. L. Balcells, J. Esteve, R. Edla, A. P. Young, C. K. Tsung, P. Scardi, R. Rashidi, G. Cautero, B. Marmiroli, H. Amenitsch, R. Ciancio, Microscopie, 29 (2018)
  14. A reaction cell for ambient pressure soft x-ray absorption spectroscopy, C. Castán-Guerrero, D. Krizmancic, V. Bonanni, R. Edla, A. Deluisa, F. Salvador, G. Rossi, G. Panaccione, P. Torelli, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 89(2018), 054101-6
  15. Two-step growth mechanism of supported Co3O4-based sea urchin like hierarchical nanostructures, C. Maurizio, R. Edla, M. Orlandi, A. Trapananti, G. Mattei, A. Miotello, App. Surf. Science, -439(2018), 876-882
  16. 3D hierarchical nanostructures of iron oxides coatings prepared by pulsed laser deposition for photocatalytic water purification, R. Edla, A. Tonezzer, M. Orlandi, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, N. Bazzanella, K. Date, D. C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. B; Environmental, 219(2017), 401-411
  17. On the thermodynamic path enabling a room temperature, laser-assisted graphite to nanodiamond formation, F. Gorrini, M. Cazzanelli, N. Bazzanella, R. Edla, M. Gemmi, V. Cappello, J. David, C. Dorigoni, A. Bifone, A. Miotello, Sci. Reports. 6 (2016), 1-9
  18. Enhanced H2 Production from hydrolysis of Sodium Borohydride using Co3O4 Nanoparticles Assembled Coatings Prepared by Pulsed Laser Deposition, R. Edla, S. Gupta, N. Patel, N. Bazzanella, R. Fernandes, D.C. Kothari and A. Miotello. Appl. Cat. A; General, 515 (2016), 1-9
  19. Effect of annealing and nanostructuring on pulsed laser deposited WS2 thin films for HER catalysis, M. Schenato, C. L. A.Ricardo, P. Scardi, R. Edla, M. Orlandi A. Miotello, R. Morrish, Appl. Cat. A; General, 510 (2016), 156-160
  20. Efficient cobalt and boron co-doped TiO2 photocatalyst for degradation of organic water pollutants under visible light, R. Jaiswal, N. Patel, Alpa Dashora, R. Fernandes, M. Yadav, R. Edla, R.S. Varma, D.C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. B; Environmental, 183 (2016), 242-253
  21. Physical vapor deposition of mixed-metal oxides based on Fe, Co and Ni as water oxidation catalysts, A. Mazzi, N. Bazzanella, M. Orlandi, R. Edla, N. Patela, R. Fernandes, A. Miotello, Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process, 42 (2016), 155-158
  22. Highly Photocatalytically active hierarchical 3D porous/urchin nanostructured Co3O4 coating synthesized by Pulsed Laser Deposition, R. Edla, N.Patel, M.Orlandi, N. Bazzanellaa, V. Belloc, C.Maurizioc, G. Matteic, P. Mazzoldic, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. B; Environmental, 166-167 (2015), 475-484
  23. Ruthenium nanoparticles supported over carbon thin film catalyst synthesized by Pulsed Laser Deposition for hydrogen production from Ammonia Borane, R. Fernandes, N. Patel, R. Edla, N. Bazzanella, D. C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. A; General, 495 (2015), 23-29
  24. Effect of mischmetal nanoparticles on thermal decomposition of ammonia borane, A. C. Gangal, R. Edla, J. Manna, P. Sharma, J. Research in Nanotech., 2015 (2015), 1-8
  25. Pulsed laser deposition of Co3O4 nanocatalysts for Dye degradation and CO oxidation, R. Edla, N. Patel, Z. El Koura, R. Fernandes, N. Bazzanella, A. Miotello, Appl. Surf. Sci., 302 (2014), 105-108
  26. Kinetics and thermal decomposition of Sodium Alanate in presence of MmNi4.5Al0.5 Nanoparticles, R. Edla, A.C. Gangal, J. Manna, M. Vashistha, P. Sharma,  Mater. Res. Express, 1 (2014), 1-14
  27. Multilayer films of ITO/TiO2 co-doped with Vanadium and Nitrogen for efficient photo catalytic water splitting, Z. El Koura, N. Patel, R. Edla, A. Miotello, Int.J. Nanotechnol., 11 (2014), 1017-1027
  28. A new apparatus for carbon monoxide oxidation studies performed over thin film catalysts, N. Patel, W.Trupti,  R. Fernandes, C. Cestari, D. Avi, N. Bazzanella, R. Edla, Z. El. Koura, A. Miotello, Meas. Sci. Technol., 24 (2013), 125901-12906
  29. Co-B catalyst supported over mesoporous silica for hydrogen production by catalytic hydrolysis of Ammonia Borane: A study on influence of pore structure, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, S. Gupta, R. Edla, D.C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Appl. Cat. B; Environmental, 140–141 (2013), 125–132
  30. Superior hydrogen production rate by catalytic hydrolysis of ammonia borane using Co-B nanoparticles supported over mesoporous silica particles, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, R. Edla, P.B. Lihitkar, D.C. Kothari, A. Miotello, Catal. Commun., 23 (2012), 39-42
  31. Study of kinetics and thermal decomposition of ammonia borane in presence of silicon nanoparticles, A.C. Gangal, P. Kale, R. Edla, Sharma, P Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37 (2012), 6741-6748
  32. Investigation of hydrogen storage behavior of silicon nanoparticles, P, Kale, A.C. Gangal, R. Edla, P. Sharma Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37 (2012), 3741-3747
  33. Effect of Zeolites on thermal decomposition of Ammonia Borane (NH3BH3), A. C Gangal, R. Edla, K. Iyer, R. Biniwale, M. Vashistha, P. Sharma., Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 37 (2012), 3712-3718.