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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

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

"Enhanced Electrochemical Properties of Mn3O4/graphene nanocomposite as efficient anode material for lithium ion batteries’, Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2018)

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

"Oxygen incorporated WS2 Nanoclusters with Superior Electrocatalytic Properties for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", Nanoscale (2018)

"Antimony Oxychloride/Graphene Aerogel Composite as Anode Material for Sodium and Lithium Ion Batteries", Carbon (2018)

"Nanostructured Na2Ti9O19 for Hybrid Sodium-Ion Capacitors with Excellent Rate Capability", ACS Applied Mater. Interfaces, (2018)


News & Highlights

Dileep won the Best Poster award in 'ICAM 2019' held at Nirmalagiri College, Kannur, Kerala, Congrats..! (12-14 June 2019)

Congratulations to Lakshmi and Janas for the new paper on Chloride ion batteries accepted for publication in Journal of Power Sources

Dr. Binson Babu has joined Prof. Andrea Balducci's group, University of Jena, Germany, as postdoctoral fellow.Congratulations.

Dr. Dijo Damien has moved to Prof. Shirley Meng's group at University of California, San Diego, USA, as Fulbright postdoctoral fellow. Congratulations.

Ranjith won the Best Poster award in 'Nano India 2019' held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, Congrats..! (26-27 April 2019)

Binson has successfully defended his thesis, Congratulations! (25th March 2019)

Prasad has successfully defended his thesis, Congratulations! (21st March 2019)

Dr. Shaijumon has been selected for the prestigious MRSI medal 2019. Hearty Congratulations!

Congratulations to Shibu, Binson and team for the new paper accepted for publication in Journal of Alloys and Compounds