Venkata SubbaRao Redrouthu

Research Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc Acharya Nagarjuna University; MSc Andhra University; PhD IISER Mohali

Research Areas: Solid-state NMR; DNP; Quantum Sensing; Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics;`Spin Dynamics

Venkata SubbaRao Redrouthu is currently positioned as a Research Associate within the esteemed Chemistry Department and Center for Quantum and Topological Systems at New York University Abu Dhabi. His primary research revolves around the development of cutting-edge pulsed DNP (Dynamic Nuclear Polarization) sequences meticulously crafted for high-field measurements and quantum sensing applications.

Redrouthu commenced his doctoral journey at the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Mohali, India, under the guidance of Professor Ramesh Ramachandran. Throughout his PhD, he immersed himself in time-dependent quantum mechanics, specializing in developing an analytical framework for deriving effective Hamiltonians. His research seamlessly integrated Floquet theory with the van-Vleck transformation, with a particular emphasis on RF pulse dynamics in quadrupolar spins.

Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Redrouthu embraced a postdoctoral opportunity within the Solid-State NMR group, led by Professor P. K. Madhu and Vipin Agarwal at the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad, India. During this tenure, he extensively investigated the behavior of both strongly and weakly dipolar-coupled spins in RFDR experiments.

Driven by his keen interest in interdisciplinary endeavors, Redrouthu expanded his research horizon by joining the Magnetic Resonance group, led by Guinevere Mathies at the Department of Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany. Here, he spearheaded the design and implementation of two state-of-the-art pulsed-DNP sequences — the XIX DNP and TPPM DNP sequences, making notable contributions to the advancement of DNP methodologies.