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Welcome to Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Lab at School of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER) Thiruvananthapuram. We are involved in multifunctional nanomaterials research with specific applications in Alternative Energy Storage. We design novel materials and fabricate high performance devices for various energy-related applications. Our research focuses on the materials science and physics of various energy storage systems. Some of our broad areas of interest include Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, 2-dimensional layered nanostructures, Supercapacitors, Lithium and Sodium batteries, Gas storage. We do various experimental analyses to understand the underlying physical phenomena in these systems.

Recent Publications

Nanostructured Ternary Bismuth–Antimony Trichalcogenide/Au Heterostructure Boosts Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.4c00046

Dileep NP; Mithun CM; Lakshmi KP; Vipin Y, Stephen NM; Sooraj K; and Shaijumon MM.

Electrosynthesis of ruthenium nanocluster incorporated nickel diselenide for efficient overall water splitting", DOI: 10.1039/D3TA06988E

Vipin Yadav; Megha; Prasenjit Sen; and, M. M. Shaijumon

Polyimide-based Aqueous Potassium Energy Storage Systems using Concentrated WiSE Electrolyte", DOI: 10.1021/acsami.3c13027

Gudla Vardhini; Patoju Dilip; Sreelakshmi Kumar; Shruti Suriyakumar; Mahesh Hariharan; M. M. Shaijumon

Carbon spheres with catalytic silver centres as selenium hosts for stable lithium–selenium batteries", DOI: 10.1039/d3ya00487b

Jahnavi M.S., ‡ Sreelakshmy K.J.,‡ Shruti Suriyakumar, Bhargav Rajbongshi and, M. M. Shaijumon

Dual-functional trisiloxane as binder additive for high volume expansion Li-ion battery electrodes", doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.109931

Kartick B., Vishnu S., Shruti S., Rajesh R., Karthikeyan S., Sreejit N. and, M. M. Shaijumon

Heterointerface engineering of cobalt molybdenum suboxide for overall water splitting", doi.org/10.1039/D3NR02458J

Renjith N., Anju V.G., N.P. Dileep,Akshaya S.S and M.M. Shaijumon

Comprehensive excited state carrier dynamics of 2D selenium: One-photon and multi-photon absorption regimes", doi.org/10.1063/5.0156843

Sayan P., Kamlesh K. C.,Tara S., Manobina K., Nikhilesh M., Renjith N.,Partha K., C. S. Tiwary, A. K. Singh, M. M. Shaijumon,P. K. Datta1.

Artificial neural network-enabled approaches toward mass balancing and cell optimization of lithium dual ion batteries", doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2023.107878

Bibin P, Vishnu S, Subalakshmi P, M. M. Shaijumon.

Upcycling of Spent LiCoO2 Cathode to Lithium Dual-Ion Battery Anode", doi.org/10.1002/adsu.202300052

Shruti S; Bibin P; Athira J; M.M. Shaijumon.

Synergistically Improving the Stability and Operating Potential of Organic Cathodes for Sodium Ion Battery,doi.org/10.1002/batt.202300111

Shruti S; Aniruddha M; P. S. Dilip; Mahesh H. and M. M. Shaijumon.

Silver Nanoparticle-Decorated Defective Zr-based Metal-Organic Framework for Efficient Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction with Ultrahigh Mass Activity,doi/10.1021/acsaem.3c00299

Aparna R; Vishnu S; R. Diptendu; P. Biswarup; M. M. Shaijumon; Sukhendu M.

            "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Sulfide Solid               Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Sodium               Batteries",doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.2c02224

Aswathy P; Shruti S; Sreelakshmi A K; Shafeek O H; Vinesh Vijayan; M M Shaijumon,

"Open or Closed? Elucidating the Correlation between Micropore Nature and Sodium Storage Mechanisms in Hard Carbon,  doi.org/10.1002/batt.202200316 (2022)

V. Surendran, R K Hema, M S O Hassan, V Vijayan and M. M. Shaijumon

"All-Organic Potassium Ion Hybrid Capacitor", doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.2c01216 (2022)                                                                                             

Gudla Vardhini, Shruti Suriyakumar, and Manikoth M. Shaijumon

"Growth of highly crystalline ultrathin two-dimensional selenene", doi.org/10.1088/2053-1583/ac787f (2022)

Prasad V Sarma, Renjith Nadarajan, Ritesh Kumar, Riya Mol Patinharayil, Navya Biju, Sreevidya Narayanan, Guanhui Gao, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Madhu Thalakulam, Rajeev N Kini, Abhishek K Singh, Pulickel M Ajayan, and Manikoth M Shaijumon

"Electrophoretically-deposited BiSbSe3 nanoparticles as highly efficient electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction", doi.org/10.1016/j.apmt.2022.101502 (2022)

Naduvile Purayil Dileep, Lakshmi Kollenchery Puthenveettil, Stephen Nagaraju Myakala, and Manikoth M.Shaijumon

"Nanosheets Derived through Dissolution-Recrystallization of TiB2 as Efficient Anode for Sodium-Ion Batteries", Batteries & Supercaps, doi.org/10.1002/batt.202100243 (2021)

Shruti Suriyakumar, Akash Varma, Vishnu Surendran, Kabeer Jasuja, and Dr. M. M. Shaijumon

"γ-MnOOH-graphene nanocomposite as promising anode material for Li-ion capacitors", J. of Energy Storage, doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2021.103636. (2021)

Shibu P.Varghese, Binson Babu, Vishnu Surendran, Dijo Damien, Rosy Antony, and Manikoth M. Shaijumon

"Mass Balancing of Hybrid Ion Capacitor Electrodes: A Simple and Generalized Semiempirical Approach", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces,  doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c147312 (2021)

Vishnu Surendran, Ashique Lal, and M. M. Shaijumon

"Electrostatically Coupled Nanostructured Co(OH)2−MoS2 Heterostructures for Enhanced Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution", ACS Applied Nano Mater.,  4, 7206–7212 (2021)

N P Dileep, P V Sarma, Ranjith P, V Surendran and M. M. Shaijumon

"Understanding How Degree of Crystallinity Affects Electrochemical Kinetics of Sodium-Ion in Brown TiO2 Nanotubes”, ChemElectroChem, 8, 1–7 (2021)

Binson Babu, and M. M. Shaijumon

"Engineered Carbon Electrodes for High Performance Capacitive and Hybrid Energy Storage”, J. Energy Storage 35, 102340 (2021)

V. Surendran, R. S. Arya, T. V. Vineesh, B. Babu, and M. M. Shaijumon

“Engineering of Exciton-Plasmon Coupling using 2D-WS2 Nanosheets for 1000-fold Fluorescence Enhancement in Surface Plasmon-Coupled Emission Platform.” Langmuir (2021)

B. Rai, P. V. Sarma, V. Srinivasan, M. M. Shaijumon, and S. S. Ramamurthy

“Carbon nanotube ‘wired’ octahedral Sb2O3/graphene aerogel as efficient anode material for sodium and lithium ion batteries.” J. Alloys. Compd. (2021)

K.P. Lakshmi, R. Deivanayagam, and M M Shaijumon

“Hierarchically engineered nanocarbon florets as bifunctional electrode material for adsorptive and intercalative energy storage”,ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 12, 38, 42669–42677 (2020)

Mihir Kumar Jha, Binson Babu, Bradyn Parker, Vishnu Surendran, R. Cameron, Manikoth M Shaijumon, and Chandramouli Subramaniam

“Enhanced Bifunctional Catalytic Activity of Cobalt Phosphide Flowers Anchored N‐Doped Reduced Graphene Oxide for Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution”,ChemElectroChem, 7, 3319 (2020)

Thazhe Veettil Vineesh, U.V Anagha,Naduvile Purayil Dileep, Haritha Janardhanan,Jyothish Nambeesan, and Manikoth M. Shaijumon

“Phosphorene quantum dot interspersed few-layered MoS2 hybrids as efficient bifunctional electrocatalysts for hydrogen and oxygen evolution”, Chem.Comm, 56, 8623-8626 (2020)

Ranjith Prasannachandran, T. V. Vineesh,M.B.Lithin, R. Nandakishore, and M. M. Shaijumon

“Nanostructured Tungsten Oxysulfide as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”, ACS Catal., 10, 12, 6753–6762 (2020)

P.V. Sarma, T.V.Vineesh, R.Kumar, V.Sreepal, R.Prasannachandran, A.K. Singh, and M.M Shaijumon

“Studies on kinetics and diffusion characteristics of lithium ions in TiNb2O7”, Electrochim. Acta, 345,136208 (2020)

Binson Babu and M. M. Shaijumon

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“Electrochemically Exfoliated β-Co(OH)2 Nanostructures for Enhanced Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysis", ACS Applied Energy Mater., 3, 1461-1467 (2020)

Naduvile Purayil Dileep, Thazhe Veettil Vineesh, Prasad V. Sarma, Muhsin V. Chalil, Ciril S. P, and M.M. Shaijumon

 

“"Electrocatalysis on Edge-Rich Spiral WS2 for Hydrogen Evolution", ACS Nano, 13, 10448 (2019)

Prasad Sarma, Arijit kayal,Chithra Sharma, Madhu Thalakulam, Joy Mitra, and M M Shaijumon

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“Antimony oxychloride embedded graphene nanocomposite as efficient cathode material for chloride ion batteries", Journal of Power Sources, 433, 126685 (2019)

Lakshmi KP, K J Janas and  M.M.Shaijumon

"Functionalized Phosphorene Quantum Dots as Efficient Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction", ACS Nano , 12, 11511−11519 (2018)

Ranjith Prasannachandran, Thazhe Veettil Vineesh, Athira Anil, B. Murali Krishna, and Manikoth M. Shaijumon,

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News & Highlights

Bibin's paper got accepted for publication in Journal of Energy Storage. Congratulations!

Sanjay S. and Shruti's paper got accepted for publication in Journal of Physics: Energy. Congratulations!

Dr. Shaijumon has been appointed as the Head of School of Physics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram. Congratulations!

Dileep's paper got accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!

Vipin's paper got accepted for publication in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations..!

Sreelakshmy K.J. won the Best Poster award in the Frontier Symposium In Physics 2024 (FSP 2024) on 19th-21st January 2024, organized by the School of Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram. Congrats..!

Vardhini's paper got accepted for publication in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!

Jahnavi & Sreelakshmy K.J's paper got accepted for publication in Energy Advances. Congratulations!

Kartick & Vishnu 's paper got accepted for publication in Journal of Energy Storage. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Sreelakshmy T for being selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF)

Renjith's paper got accepted for publication in Nanoscale. Congratulations!

Vipin Yadav won the Best Poster award in the National Symposium on Electrochemical Science and Technology (NSEST-2023) on 17th & 18th August 2023, organized by the The Electrochemical Society of India (ECSI) and International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Hyderabad. Congrats..!

Renjith's paper got accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. Congratulations!

Gudla Vardhini won the Best Poster award in the IUMRS-International Conference on Advanced Materials & the 11th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, (ICAM & ICMAT 2023), organized by the Materials Research Society, Singapore, during June 26-30 . Congrats..!

Bibin's paper got accepted for publication in Journal of Energy Storage. Congratulations!

SERB SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AWARD TO Prof. M. M. SHAIJUMON, IISER THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. Congratulations!

Dr. Nubla K has joined the group as a post doctoral fellow, Welcome Nubla!

Shruti and Bibin's paper got accepted for publication in Advanced Sustainable Systems. Congratulations!

Shruti's paper got accepted for publication in Batteries & Supercaps. Congratulations!

Vishnu's paper got just accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!

Centre Inauguration: DST-IISER Thiruvananthapuram ICMAP on Storage

Aswathy P won the Best Poster award in the Frontier Symposium In Physics (FS-PHY 2023), held at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, during Feb 24-26 . Congrats..!

Aswathy P won the Best Poster award in the International Conference on advances in Renewable Energy, CARE-2023, held at Harish chandra Research Institute, Prayagraj during Feb 2-4 . Congrats..!

Dileep has successfully defended his thesis, Congratulations! (27th January 2023)

Vardhini won the Best Poster award in the International Workshop on Nano-Engineered Materials, IWNEM-2023, held at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during Jan 5-6. Congrats..!

Shruti S won the Best Poster award in the International Workshop on Nano-Engineered Materials, IWNEM-2023, held at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala during Jan 5-6. Congrats..!

Noufal M C has joined the group as a post doctoral fellow, Welcome Noufal!

Aswathy's paper got accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!

Indu M S has joined the group as a post doctoral fellow, Welcome Indu!

Sreelakshmy T has joined the group as a doctoral fellow, Welcome Sreelakshmy!

Sreelakshmy K J has joined the group as a doctoral fellow, Welcome Sreelakshmy!

Prasad's paper got accepted for publication in Nanotechnology. Congratulations!

R. Rajesh has joined the group as a doctoral fellow (Affiliated to CAMRIE), Welcome Rajesh!

Vishnu's paper got accepted for publication in Batteries & Supercaps. Congratulations!

Vardhini's paper got accepted for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!

Congratulations Prasad, Renjith and team for the new paper in 2D materials!

Dr. Neema PM has joined the group as a post doctoral fellow, Welcome Neema!

Dr. Mullaivananathan V has joined the group as a post doctoral fellow, Welcome Mullai!

Dr. Anju V Gopinathan has joined the group as a project scientist, Welcome Anju!

Project kick-off meeting of DST-IISER TVM consortium on Solid-state battery development

Congratulations Dileep, Lakshmi and team for the new paper in Applied Materials Today!

Vishnu Surendran is conferred “BEST ORAL PRESENTATION AWARD” in the SUPERBATS-2022 conference organized by the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from March 28-30, 2022. Congrats Vishnu...!

Dr. Shruti Suriyakumar is conferred “SURESH CHANDRA MEMORIAL AWARD FOR BEST POSTER PRESENTATION” in the SUPERBATS-2022 conference organized by the Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur from March 28-30, 2022. Congrats Shruti...!

DST-IISER Thiruvananthapuram centre for Solid-State battery technology

Vishnu has successfully defended his thesis, Congratulations! (7th April 2022)

Dr. Anju V Gopinathan has joined the group as a visiting fellow, Welcome Anju!

Dr. Pedda Masthanaiah has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow, Welcome Masthan!

Dr. Prasad V Sarma published paper in The European Physical Journal Special Topics. Congratulations!

Dr. Shruti Suriyakumar published paper in Batteries & Supercaps. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Dr. Shibu P Varghese, Dr. Binson Babu and team for the new paper in Journal of Energy Storage!

Congratulations to Vipin Yadav for being selected for the Prime Minister's Research Fellowship (PMRF)

Vishnu's paper got accepted in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!

Mr. Vipin Yadav has joined the group as a doctoral fellow, Welcome Vipin Yadav!

Dr. Prasad has been awarded the 2021-2022 Fulbright-Nehru Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Congratulations!

New paper in ACS Applied Nano Materials ! Congratulations Dileep

Ranjith has successfully defended his thesis, Congratulations! (16th April 2021)

Binson published paper in ChemElectroChem. Congratulations!

Vishnu's paper got accepted in Journal of Energy Storage. Congratulations!

Prasad's paper got accepted in Langmuir. Congratulations!

Dr. Shruti Suriyakumar has been awarded SERB-National Post Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF). Hearty Congratulations!

Lakshmi's paper got accepted in Journal of Alloys and Compounds. Congratulations!

Ms. Aswathy has joined the group as a doctoral fellow, Welcome Aswathy!

Dr. Shruti Suriyakumar has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow, Welcome Shruti!

Dr. Prasad V S has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow, Welcome Prasad!

Lakshmi has successfully defended her thesis, Congratulations! (30th July 2020)

Congratulations Dr.Vineesh, Anagha and team for the new paper in ChemElectroChem!

Congratulations Ranjith and team for the new paper in ChemComm !

Prasad's paper got accepted in ACS Catalysis. Congratulations!

Binson's paper got accepted in Electrochim. Acta. Congratulations!

Mr. Renjith has joined the group as a doctoral fellow, Welcome Renjith!

Ranjith won the Best Poster award in 'International Confernce on Nanoscience And Technology -ICONSAT 2020'-under the aegis of DST Nanomission - Govt. of India, Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, Kolkata (5-7 March 2020) Congrats..!

We have been awarded Best Poster award for our project "Noble metal free advanced catalysts for hydrogen generation and fuel cell applications" in "DST sponsored Industry Academia conclave on Hydrogen and Fuel cell' held at IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (27-28 February 2020) !

Dr. Reny T Thomas has joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow, Welcome Reny!

Dileep's paper got selected for publication in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations!

Radhika has been selected for Future Research talent Awards -India 2020. Hearty Congratulations!

Aslam Villan has been selected for Prime Ministers Research Fellowship (PMRF). Hearty Congratulations!

Dileep won the Best Poster award in 'National Conference on Nanomaterials for Energy, Environment and Health care (NEEHCON'19), NIT Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala. (27-28 December 2019) Congrats..!

Dileep won the Best Oral Presentation award in 'International Conference on Frontiers of Material Science (FOMS-19) held at St. Joseph's College(Autonomous), Devagiri, Kozhikode, Kerala. (16-18 December 2019), Congratulations..!

Congratulations to Dr. Prasad and team for the new paper on Spiral WS2 accepted for publication in ACS Nano (Cover Page)

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