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 Dr. Amol Bhairuba Ikhe | Energy | Young Scientist Award


👨‍🏫Professional Profile 🌟

🔬 With a rich nine-year background in advanced energy storage materials, I specialize in pioneering electrode materials and systems for cutting-edge batteries beyond lithium-ion. My expertise spans the synthesis and modification of electrode materials using diverse chemical and solid-state approaches. Proficient in assessing electrochemical performance through various techniques, I excel in characterizing materials using in-situ and ex-situ spectroscopic methods. Currently immersed in anode-free all-solid-state lithium battery systems, cathode materials, anode materials, and superionic conductors, I am poised to bring my valuable knowledge and skills to elevate any project or position within your esteemed organization. ⚡🔍 #EnergyStorage #MaterialsScience #BatteryInnovation #Electrochemistry.

🌐 Professional Profiles


Current Position

Research Professor (Apr. 2022 – Present)

Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea.  Developing anode materials and artificial interface layers for all-solid-state lithium and sodium-ion batteries. Working on anode-free all-solid-state lithium battery systems (full cells), cathode materials, anode materials, and superionic conductors. Investigating vacancy-controlled superionic conductors for all-solid-state sodium and lithium-ion batteries. Developing coated high-voltage cathode materials for all-solid-state lithium and sodium-ion batteries.

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher (Sep. 2020 – Mar. 2022)

Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea. Developed an anode-free Li-metal battery and 4V class organic cathode materials for dual-ion battery application. Explored alloying type anode and 3V class cathode materials for calcium-ion batteries. Conducted surface modification of lithium/zinc metal for lithium/zinc metal batteries.

Doctoral Researcher (Mar. 2015 – Aug. 2020)

📍 Sunchon National University, Suncheon, South Korea. Ph.D. in Chemistry (Secondary Ion Battery). Developed superfast chargeable organic materials for dual-ion battery applications. Investigated organic and inorganic electrode materials for magnesium, calcium, and potassium-ion battery applications. Designed and implemented new electrolytes for 4V class magnesium metal batteries.Designed and implemented hydrophobic organic materials for corrosion protection of magnesium.

Researcher (Aug. 2014 – Jan. 2015)

📍 Mehta API Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India. Developed chloramphenicol base and cinacalcet-hydrochloride drugs.

📚 Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chemistry (Secondary Ion Battery) – Sunchon National University, South Korea.  Thesis: “Electrode materials and corrosion protection for viable magnesium ion batteries.” M.Sc. in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry) – Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University, India.Thesis: “Microwave-induced one-pot synthesis of 2, 4, 5 – trisubstituted Imidazoles.” B.Sc. in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Computer Science – Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, India.

🏆 Awards and Achievements

🏆 “Innovative idea of the year” – HP Green R&D New Generation Ideation Contest (NGIC-2022). Topic: “Anode-Free Batteries: Next Generation Batteries for Electrification and Aviation Applications.””Best poster award” – 127th General Meeting of the Korean Chemical Society (May 2021).Topic: “Poly(vinyl carbazole) as a high energy and power density cathode material for Mg-based dual-ion battery.””3rd best innovative idea of the year” – HP Green R&D New Generation Ideation Contest (NGIC-2020). Topic: “Magnesium Ion Batteries: A Next-Generation Energy Storage Device.” “Best poster award” (1st place) – Printed Electronics Engineering Conference (June 2017). Topic: “MgTf2 + AlCl3/Diglyme as an electrolyte system with a wide electrochemical window for future magnesium ion batteries. “Eklavya scholar” from 2013-2014 at Swami Ramananda Teerth Marathwada University in Nanded, India.”Topper fellowship” in 2013 by the School of Chemical Science at SRTMU, Nanded.

🛠 Operational Experience & Equipment Proficiency

🧪 Lab Equipment:

X-ray Diffractometer, SEM, Raman Spectrometer, FT-IR Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric Analyzer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer, FE-SEM, Atomic Force Microscopy, Glove Box, Automatic Electrochemical Workstation.

🌐 Software Proficiency:

Proficient in various software used for materials characterization and interpretation.

📝 Patents & Licensing

Materials for the Cathode of Magnesium Ion Batteries (2020): The patent seems to cover materials specifically designed for the cathode of magnesium ion batteries. Magnesium ion batteries are an emerging technology with potential applications in energy storage. Anode-Free Lithium Metal Battery (2022): This patent likely focuses on anode-free lithium metal batteries, which is an innovative approach in battery technology. Traditional lithium-ion batteries have an anode, but anode-free designs aim to improve energy density and performance. Cathode Active Material for Sodium Ion Battery (2023): This patent appears to involve a cathode active material designed for sodium ion batteries. Sodium-ion batteries are considered an alternative to lithium-ion batteries, and research in this area may contribute to the development of more sustainable and cost-effective energy storage solutions. Manufacturing Vacancy-Controlled Superionic Conductor Na3-XGd1-XZrXCl6 for All-Solid-State Sodium-Ion Batteries (2023): The patent seems to focus on the manufacturing process of a vacancy-controlled superionic conductor Na3-XGd1-XZrXCl6, specifically tailored for all-solid-state sodium-ion batteries. All-solid-state batteries are a promising technology that aims to improve safety and energy density compared to traditional liquid electrolyte batteries.


📚Top Noted Publication

One-pot synthesis of 2, 4, 5-trisubstituted imidazoles using cupric chloride as a catalyst under solvent free conditions Paper Published in 2014 Cited by 6

Li+-intercalated carbon cloth for anode-free Li-ion batteries with unprecedented cyclability    Paper Published in 2022 Cited by 4

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