Leela Mohana Reddy Arava

Leela Mohana Reddy Arava

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.
Room 2140

313-577-8789 (fax)

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Leela Mohana Reddy Arava


  • Associate Professor, Wayne State University (2018-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Wayne State University (2013-2018)
  • Research Scientist, Rice University Houston, TX (2012-2013)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX (2008-2012)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2007-2008)



Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India (2007)
M.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India (2001)
B.Sc., Sri Venkateswara University, India (1999)

Research Interests

  • Lithium-ion, Lithium-sulfur and Lithium-air chemistries using novel electrolytes
  • Growth and applications of 2D and 3D nanostructures
  • Lightweight nanocomposite materials
  • Flexible integrated energy devices
  • Smart coatings