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Research Interests

Chemistry

Research interests

Super capacitors, Electro catalysis for hydrogen and oxygen evolution reaction, Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC), Perovskite solar cells, Polymer electrolytes, Thermoelectric materials, Cathode materials for Lithium ion battery, Metal organic framework for carbon capture. Covalent organic frame work

Research interests

Research guidance

Three students PhD., completed and 5 students working in the above mentioned field, nearly 30 Post graduate students project guided

Teaching

Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Enggineering Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Professional Information

14 years Teaching Experience, 20 Years Research Experience, Two books written in Electrochemistry

Teaching

  • Assistant professor (selection grade) in Dept. of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technology, (Manipal University w.e.f 22.08.2014 to update)
  • Assistant professor (senior scale) in Dept. of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technology, (Manipal University w.e.f 22.08.2012 to update)        
  • Assistant professor in Dept of Chemistry, Manipal Institute of Technlogy, (Manipal University w.e.f 22.08.2008 to 20.08.2012

Intellectual Property

  1. Application No. 201741024197 Filled Indian patent on 10/07/2017 entitled “High power magnetic/electromagnetic electrochemical supercapacitor.” Under commercialization.
  2. Application No. 202141059099 Filled Indian patent of 17/12/2021 entitled “A SUPERCAPACITOR AND A METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF.”

Publications

More then 72 Publications and 50 international conference

Creative Works

Flexible electronics for supercapacitor, battery and sensors

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Awards

  • Nanostructure ZnO: Ultrasonic, Microwave synthesis and electrochemical properties of   Activated carbon- ZnO Composite electrodes for electrochemical Supercapacitor for Best  oral presentation award  in International Conference on Electrochemical Power Systems (ICEPS) held at Thriuvanthapuram, 26-28th Nov-2008.
  • Best Researcher Award in MIT (Manipal Academey of Higher Education) to contributed seven paper in the year of Sept 2012 to Sept 2013
  • Best Poster Award in IUMRS-ICYRAM 2016 “Facile eco-friendly synthesis of rGO-CuO nanocomposites for supercapacitor.” held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore during 11-15 December 2016.
  • ISSS UG Supervisor Award from Indian Institute of Science “ Sensitivity tuned PANI/Graphite Nanoparticle based Humidity Sensor powered by Cu/Graphite Micro-supercapacitor with PVA/PVP Electrolyte.” Which has won the ISSS UG Student Award for the year 2021. (Indian Institute of Science)

Research grants

    • Principal Investigator of DRDO Research project titled “Development of supercapacitors based on biodegradable polymer electrolytes”,  Grant amount : 16.98 lakhs.(2011-14)
    • Principal Investigator of Seed Money (Rs. 50000/-) titled “ Synthesis of Cu Nano particle and metal complex based conductive ink for application in Flexible PCBs, Flexible sensors and Flexible supercapacitor.” MAHE
    • Principal Investigator of Intramural Research Grant (Rs. 600000/-) titled “ Investigation of different strategical approach of solarcells-supercapacitor integrated energy device.” MAHE
    • Co-P.I. of VGST Research project titled “Photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide to methanol using ZIF-8/BiVO4/GO and rGO/CuO nanocomposites as an adsorbent material.” Grant amount: 3 lakhs. (2020-21)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

External positions

01-08-200531-07-2008

CSIR - Central Electrochemical Research Institute

19-09-200230-09-2005

Trichy Distilleries & Chemicals

18-10-200117-11-2002

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