Vanchiappan Aravindan


Ramanujan Fellow

Department of Chemistry, IISER Tirupati


Phone: +91 877 2500 243

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Research Interests

Synthesis of nanostructured materials for energy storage, carbon nanostructures, re-cycling of bio-waste materials, Materials for Li-ion batteries and beyond, Supercapacitors, and Hybrid supercapacitors.

Educational and Professional Career

  • Ph.D (January, 2009): Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram, Tamilnadu, India

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (February 2009 - November 2009): : Chonnam National University, South Korea

  • Senior Scientist (March 2010 - July 2017): Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Ramanujan Fellow (July 2017-): Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati, India

Honours and Awards

  • Ramanjan Fellowship from DST, Govt. of India (December, 2016)

Selected Publications

  • V. Aravindan*, P. Sennu, Y.S. Lee and S. Madhavi, Practical Li-Ion Battery Assembly with One-Dimensional Active Materials, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (In Press, 2017)

  • V. Aravindan*, Y.S. Lee, and S. Madhavi, Best practices for mitigating irreversible capacity loss of negative electrodes in Li-ion batteries, Advanced Energy Materials (In Press, 2017)

  • V. Aravindan*, Y.S. Lee and S. Madhavi, Research progress on negative electrodes for practical Li-ion cells: beyond carbonaceous anodes, Advanced Energy Materials 5 (2015) 1402225

  • V. Aravindan*, Y.S. Lee, R. Yazami and S. Madhavi, TiO2 polymorphs in " Rocking Chair " Li-ion batteries, Materials Today 18 (2015) 345

  • V. Aravindan*, J.S. Gnanaraj, Y.S. Lee and S. Madhavi, Insertion type electrode materials for non-aqueous Li-ion capacitors, Chemical Reviews 114 (2014) 11619.


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