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Current Reaseach Focus               
Current Field of Research: Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science with special relevance to the experimental investigations on Electrode and Electrolyte Materials for Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer Batteries (Micro-power sources). The main focus of present research is on the investigation of transition metal oxides as cathodes (LiCoO2, LiNiO2, LiMn2O4 in pure and doped form), tin composite alloys as anodes, and solid ionic conductors as solid electrolytes in crystalline, glassy, and polymeric form for Li ion and Li polymer batteries. Composition-structure-property correlation is being made for all these materials. Actual cell design and performance studies are also done. Laboratory and industry tests are also being made.

Team Members
Prof B. V. R. Chowdari (Head of the group)
Prof. G. V. Subba Rao
Dr. M. V. Reddy (Research Fellow)
Dr. V. Aravindan (Research Fellow)
Mr. B. K. Das (Ph. D Student)
Christe Thomas Cherian(Ph. D Student)
Anh Le Viet (M.S. Nanotechnology)
Dr. Prasad Rao (Research Fellow, MSE)


Collaborators
A/P Jun Ding, Dept. of Mater. Sci. & Engg. NUS
A/P J.J. Vittal, Dept. of Chemistry (NUS)
A/P Sow Chorng Haur, Dept of Physics, NUS
A/P. Osipowicz Thomas, Dept of Physics, NUS
A/P  R. Mahendiran, Asst.Prof. Ariando Dept of Physics, NUS
Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna, Mechanical Engg. NUS
Prof. K.V.R.Chary, Rowan Univ. (USA)
Prof. Sunder Manoharan, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Kanpur, India
Prof Subohd Mhaisalkar, Head Division of Materials Technology & Director, ERI@ NTU
    Advanced Material Reseach Centre
Prof. U.V. VaradaRaju, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India.
Dr. S.E. Valavan, Manager, New Material Technology,
    Centre, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore.
Dr. Tripathy Sudhiranjan, Institute of Material Research and Engineering, (IMRE)NUS.
Prof. K.P. Loh. Department of Chemistry, NUS
Dr. Vanessa K. Peterson, Senior Research and Instrument Scientist, Powder Diffraction
    Leader, Neutrons for Energy and Hydrogen Research Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science
     and Technology Organisation , NSW, Australia
Dr.Neeraj Sharma, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Jose Rajan, Faculty of Industrial Science and Technology, Univ Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia
Prof. Hanxing Liu, State key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and
    Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China
Prof. S. Selvasekarapandian, Department of Nano Sciences and Technology, Karunya University, India
A/Prof. A. Sreekumaran Nair, Amrita University, Kerala, India
 

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