Vattikuti has completed his PhD degree in Nanomaterials and Coatings from Chung Hua University, Taiwan in the year 2010. He received one year postdoctoral fellowship from Yeungnam University (2014-2015). Currently he is International assistant professor in School of mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea. He has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as a reviewer of repute journals. He received three years fund from National Research foundation of Korea (NRF-Korea) (2017-2020). His research focuses on transition metal Chalcogenide materials for energy and photocatalytic applications.