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Dr. V. Kumaran

Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr. V. Kumaran have completed Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from College of Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea under the guidance of Prof. Chang Woo Lee. And then he move to McGill University and Institut de recherche en électricité d'Hydro-Québec (IREQ), QC, Canada, worked as Post-doctoral Researcher under the guidance of Prof. George P. Demopoulos. Later on he received Marie-Curie Fellowship under the European Commission from Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto in Portugal under the guidance of Prof. Carlos Fonseca and Prof. Silvia Comani (Coordinator-EU Project ANDREA, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara - Italy). Currently he is working a Research Assistant Professor in SRM Research institute/Chemistry, SRM University, TN, India.
 
He have research experience and knowledge in the field of Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Technology which is advanced electrode and electrolyte materials for Li/Na-ion rechargeable systems, including electrode material synthesis, physical and electrochemical characterizations, cell fabrication, and safety as well aging studies of fabricated cells and insertion/extraction of metal-ion reaction modeling etc.
 
Also, he has experience on design and development of novel nanocoated dry-electrodes for biomedical brain sensors, specifically multichannel electroencephalography (EEG). Over the years, he received several distinctions and producing two patents and published 20 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, attending many international conferences.
  1. Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Systems (Li/Na-ion Battery Technology)
  2. Metal-Air and Redox Flow Batteries
  3. Dry-electrodes for Biomedical Brain Sensors, especially in Multichannel Electroencephalography (EEG) Applications
Group Leader:
 
Dr. Kumaran Vediappan
 
Postdoctoral Fellow:
To be updated soon
 
PhD Students:
 
1. M. Priyadarshini, M.S from Karunya University (mpriyashini95@gmail.com)
 
Research Topics: Superionic Glassy Ceramic  Based Active Materials for Rechargeable Energy Storage and Conversion Systems
 
 
Master and Undergraduate Students:
 
1. V. Ezhilarasi - SRM University 
2. Alka Ajith - Madras Christian College
3. Rinku Kuruvilla - Madras Christian College 
 
 
Any one passionate towards research career with the background of Electrochemistry, Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, and Nanotechnology, PhD positions with SRM university fellowship are available at http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/research/phd_research
  • R.M. Gnanamuthu, M. Sasidharan, Kumaran Vediappan, S. Mohan, Chang Woo Lee, Rohit Bhagat, Fabrication of anodized Li[Ni1/3Co1/3Mn1/3]O2 as cathode to enhanced the capacities for energy storage and conversion device, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 708 (2017) 932-937.
  • K. Vediappan, A. Guerfi, V. Gariépy, G.P. Demopoulos P. Hovington, J. Trottier, A. Mauger, C.M. Julien, K. Zaghib, Stirring Effect in Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nano C-LiFePO4, Journal of Power Sources 266 (2014) 99-106.
  • Vincent Gariépy, K. Vediappan, Pierre Hovington, Julie Trottier, Catherine Gagnon, F Barray, Abdelbast Guerfi, Karim Zaghib, Alain Mauger, Henri Groult, and Christian M Julien, Effect of the Carbonization on the LiFePO4 Particles of Positive Electrode for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, The Electrochemical Society, 2014 58(14): 73-78.
  • K. Vediappan, Abdelbast Guerfi, Vincent Gariépy,  Georges P. Demopoulos, Pierre Hovington, Julie Trottier,  Alain Mauger,  Karim Zaghib and Christian M Julien, Effect of the Stirring during the Hydrothermal Synthesis of C-LiFePO4 for Li-ion Batteries, The Electrochemical Society, 2014, 58(14): 67-72.
  • V. D. Nithya, S. Sharmila, Kumaran Vediappan, Chang Woo Lee, Leonid Vasylechko, R. Kalai Selvan, Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Molten-Salt-Synthesized 0.05 mole Zr- and Si- doped Li4Ti5O12 Microcrystals, in Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, (2014), Vol. 44, 647-654.
  • S. Sharmila, B. Senthilkumar, V. D. Nithya, Kumaran Vediappan, Chang Woo Lee, R. KalaiSelvan, Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Molten Salt Synthesized Li4Ti5-xSnxO12 (x=0.0, 0.05, and 0.1) as an Anodes for Li-ion Batteries, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 74, 1515-1521 (2013).
  • V. D. Nithya, R. Kalai Selvan, Kumaran Vediappan, S. Sharmila, Chang Woo Lee, Electrochemical Properties of Li4Ti5-xMnxO12 (x= 0.0, 0.05, 0.1) as Anode Materials for Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries, Applied Surface Science, 261, 515-519 (2012).
  • Kumaran Vediappan, Yong Nam Jo, Hyun-Soo Kim, and Chang Woo Lee, Analysis of Thermal Aging and Structural Changes of Li[Lix(Ni0.3Co0.1Mn0.6)1-x]O2 (x=0.11) Cathode Material for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics (JJAP) 51 09MB04 (2012).
  • Kumaran Vediappan, Hyun-Soo Kim and Chang Woo Lee, Electrochemical and Thermal Behaviour of Li[Lix(Ni0.3Co0.1Mn0.6)1-x]O2 (x=0.09, 0.11) Cathode Materials for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, 12, 3284-3287 (2012).
  • Kumaran Vediappan and Chang Woo Lee, Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Si-Mn Alloy Anode Materials for High Energy Lithium Secondary Batteries, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol, Vol. 11, 5969-5974 (2011).
  • Kumaran Vediappan and Chang Woo Lee, Electrochemical Approaches for the Determination of Ranitidine Drug Reaction Mechanism, Current Applied Physics, 11, 995-1000 (2011).
  • Kumaran Vediappan Woo-Sik Kim and Chang Woo Lee, Preparation and Characterization of Li[NixMyMn1-x-y]O2 (M= Mg, In, Gd) as Positive Electrodes for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 11, 1680-1683 (2011).
  • Kumaran Vediappan, Suk-Jun Park, Hyun-Soo Kim and Chang Woo Lee, Preliminary Studies of Mn-rich Li[Lix(Ni0.3Co0.1Mn0.6)1-x]O2 (x=0.09, 0.11) as Cathode Active Materials for Lithium Rechargeable Batteries, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 11, 865-870 (2011).
  • D. Arumugam, G. Paruthimal Kalaignan, Kumaran Vediappan and Chang Woo Lee, Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterizations of La doped Nano-size LiCo0.2Ni0.8O2 Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys. 51(1), 11101 (2010).
  • Kumaran Vediappan and Chang Woo Lee, Preliminary Studies of Biomineral-coated Spinel LiMn2O4 as a Cathode Material on Electrochemical Performance for Li-ion Rechargeable Batteries, Physica Scripta. T139 014040 (5pp) (2010).
  • D. Arumugam, G. Paruthimal Kalaignan, Kumaran Vediappan, and Chang Woo Lee, Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterizations of Nano-scaled Zn-doped LiMn2O4 Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries, Electrochimica Acta, 55, 8439-8444 (2010).
  • Principles of Environmental Science (15CY102) - B. Tech
  • Engineering Chemistry-(15CY101) -  B.Tech
Junior Research Fellow (JRF), PhD and Post-doctoral Positions are available
 
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for DST-SERB Research Project
Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position under the DST-SERB sponsored project entitled “Development of Highly Efficient Electrode Materials for Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries with In-situ Monitoring of Safety Issues by Embedded Flexible Micro-sensor" - ECR/2017/000095/ES.
 
Eligibility: First Class M.Sc./M.E/M.Tech Degree with preferable background of Electrochemistry / Chemical & Electrochemical Engineering or Metallurgical & Materials Engineering / Nanotechnology with valid GATE/CSIR/UGC-NET score. The interested candidates should have atleast more than one year research experience in the field of Li/Na-ion battery Technology.
 
Fellowship: 25,000 per month + 20% HRA (M.Sc with GATE/CSIR/UGC-NET)
28,000 per Month + 20 % HRA (For ME/M. Tech with GATE/CSIR/UGC-NET)
 
16,000 per month +20%HRA (M.SC/M.E/M.Tech without GATE/CSIR/UGC-NET)
 
Project Duration: 3 Years
 
Interested candidates should send their applications along with their detailed CV, through email or post, to:
Dr. Kumaran Vediappan, Ph.D.,
Principal Investigator,
SRM Research Institute/Chemistry,
12th Floor, #1221, University Building,
SRM University, Kattankulathur-603 203, Tamilnadu, India.
Office: +91 44 24712606
Mobile: +91 7338703240