Vanchiappan Aravindan


Assistant Professor

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

  • Assistant Professor(August 2018- ~): 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* and Y.S. Lee, Building Next Generation Li-ion Capacitors with High Energy: An Approach beyond Intercalation, The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 9 (2018) 3946
  • V. Aravindan*, and Y.S. Lee, Electrochemical Activity of hematite phase in full-cell assemblies, Advanced Energy Materials 8 (2018) 1702841
  • S. Jayaraman, G. Singh, S. Madhavi, and V. Aravindan*, Elongated Graphitic Hollow Nanofibers as Prospective Insertion Host for Constructing Advanced High Energy Li-Ion Capacitor and Battery, Carbon 134 (2018) 9
  • A. Chaturvedi, P. Hu, A. Ray, C. Kloc, S. Madhavi and V. Aravindan*, Unusual Li-Storage Behaviour of Two Dimensional ReS2 Single Crystals, Batteries & Supercaps 1 (2018) 69
  • 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 8 (2017) 4031


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