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Sambasiva Reddy Bheemireddy

Postdoctoral Appointee

Organic synthesis I Energy storage l Li-ion batteries l Redox flow batteries


Sambasiva Bheemireddy is a postdoctoral appointee in the Electrochemical Energy Storage group at Argonne National Laboratory, specializing in the research & development of battery materials for Li-ion and Redox flow batteries. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic chemistry from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL    2012 - 2017

Advisor: Dr. Kyle N. Plunkett
Dissertation Title: Design, synthesis and characterization of π- conjugated small molecules and polymers by a palladium catalyzed cyclopentannulation strategy.

  • M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry, Osmania University, TS, India                       2006 - 2008
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Kakatiya University, TS, India                                      2003 – 2006

Professional Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL Aug    Aug 2019 - Present
  • Research Scientist, Nanosyn, Inc., Santa Clara, CA                                  Mar 2019 - Aug 2019
  • Scientist, Seeo, Inc. (Subsidiary of Robert Bosch LLC), Hayward, CA      Sep 2017 - Mar 2019
  • Research Scientist, Maxterial, Inc., Richmond, CA                                    Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, TS, India      Jan 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Jr. Patent Analyst, Thomson Reuters, Hyderabad, TS, India                    July 2008 - Dec 2008


  • Midwest Graduate Research Award (ACS2016
  • Div. of Organic Chemistry (ACS) Graduate Research Symposium 2016
  • Div. of Organic Chemistry (ACS) Travel Award 2016
  • Gower Summer Research Fellowship, SIU 2016
  • Doctoral Graduate Fellowship, SIU 2016
  • Graduate Professional Student Council (GPSC) Research Award, SIU 2015
  • C. David Schmulbach Graduate Teaching Award, SIU 2015
  • Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry 2014
  • CSIR Research Fellowship 2009-2012


  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Zhang, J., Agarwal, G., Shkrob, I., Zhang, L., ​“Fluorinated Dialkoxyarenes for All-Organic Redox Flow Batteries with High Cycle Life”, Under preparation.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Yuyue, Z., Zhang, L., ​“Highly Soluble Non-Aqueous Redox-Anolyte for Redox Flow Batteries with High Stability”, Under preparation.
  • Zhao, Y., Yu, Z., Robertson, L. A., Zhang, J., Shi, Z., Bheemireddy, S. R., Shkrob, I. A., Y Z, Li, T., Zhang, Z., Cheng, L., Zhang, L., “ Unexpected electrochemical behavior of an anolyte redoxmer in flow battery electrolytes: solvating cations help to fight against the thermodynamic-kinetic dilemma” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020https://​doi​.org/​10​.​1039​/​D​0​T​A​02214D.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Hussain, W. A., Uddin, A., Du, Y., Hautzinger, M. P., Kevorkian, P., Petrie, F., and Plunkett, K. N., ​“Cyclopentannulation and Cyclodehydrogenation of Isomerically Pure Dibrominated Anthradithiophenes leading to Contorted Aromatics”, Chem. Commun., 20185414140-14143.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Hautzinger M. P. and Plunkett, K. N., ​“Conjugated Ladder Polymers by a Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclopentannulation Polymerization”, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 20171391658015807. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2017130695.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Ubaldo, P.C., Finke, A.D., Wang, L., and Plunkett, K. N., ​“Contorted Aromatics via a Palladium-Catalyzed Cyclopentannulation Strategy”, J. Mater. Chem. C, 201643963-3969.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R. and Plunkett, K. N., ​“Dicyclopenta[cd,jk]pyrene Based Acceptors in Conjugated Polymers”, Polym. Chem., 20167292-296. Highlighted in Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board’s Top Picks.
  • Zhu, X., Bheemireddy, S.R., Sambasivarao, S.V., Rose, P.W., Torres Guzman, R., Waltner, A.G., DuBay, K.H., and Plunkett, K.N., ​“Construction of Donor-Acceptor Polymers via Cyclopentannulation of Poly(arylene ethynylene)s”, Macromolecules, 201649127-133. Highlighted in Synfacts, 2016120250.
  • Bheemireddy, S. R., Ubaldo, P.C., Rose, P.W., Finke, A.D., Zhuang, J., Wang, L. and Plunkett, K. N., ​“Stabilizing Pentacene By Cyclopentannulation”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 20155415762 –15766.