Veerraghavulu Sapireddy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

Understanding microbial ecology and interactions in application of wastewater treatment and bioenergy generation using microbial fuel cell (MFC) and microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) technologies

Selected Publications

  • Relative effect of bioaugmentation with electrochemically active and non-active bacteria on bioelectrogenesis in mi...
    S. V. Raghavulu, J. A. Modestra, K. Amulya, C. N. Reddy, S.V. Mohan
    Bioresource Technology, 146, 696-703, (2013)
  • Simultaneous nutrient removal and lipid production from pretreated piggery wastewater by Chlorella vulgaris YSW-04
    MK Ji, HC Kim , S Veer Raghavulu, HS Yun, R A. I. Abou-Shanab, J. Choi, W. Lee, T. C. Timm...
    Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97,27012710, (2012)
  • Bioaugmentation of electrochemically active strain to enhance the electron discharge of mixed culture: Process eval...
    S. V. Raghavulu, P. S. Babu, R. K. Goud , S. Srikanth, S. V. Mohan
    Journal of RSC Advances, 2, 677688, (2012)
  • Bioelectrochemical behavior of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli with the function of anaerobic consortia...
    S. V. Raghavulu, P. N. Sarma, S. V. Mohan
    Journal of Applied Microbiology. 110, 666674, (2011)
  • Saccharomycescerviceae as anodic biocatalyst in non-catalyzed aerated biofuel cell: influence of redox condition an...
    S. V. Raghavulu, S. V. Mohan, R. K. Goud, P. N. Sarma
    Bioresource Technology. 102, 2751-2757, (2011)


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, India, 2011
  • M.Sc., Microbiology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 2003
  • B.Sc., Biotechnology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India, 1999

Professional Profile

  • 2015-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2014: Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Ireland, Galway. Ireland
  • 2012-2012: Visiting Research Fellow Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • 2010-2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Yonsei University, South Korea


  • EMPOWER Postdoctoral Fellowship, Ireland, 2012
  • Postdoctoral research Fellowship (BK21), South Korea, 2010
  • ICMR Research Fellowship, 2006

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE)​

Research Interests Keywords

​Microbial biofilm development Wastewater Treatment1 Microbial fuel cell (MFC) and Microbial electrolysis cell (MEC)