Prof Dr. Radhamani AV | Advanced functional materials | Best Researcher Award


👨‍🏫 Passionate Assistant Professor at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, contributing to cutting-edge advancements in Physics and Nanotechnology. Successfully supervised multiple Ph.D. and B.Tech project students, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Acknowledged Postdoctoral Researcher from the National University of Singapore, specializing in nanomaterials, metal matrix composites, and additive manufacturing. Holds a Ph.D. in Physics from IIT Madras, with expertise in energy storage materials/devices and metal matrix composites. Actively engaged in diverse research areas, including optically rechargeable supercapacitors, nanofiber applications, and tribology of CNT-metal nanocomposites. Committed to innovation and positively impacting human life through science and technology.

🌐 Professional Profiles


To work in a creative and challenging environment where I could constantly learn and do science. My goal is to actively participate in the creation of innovative technologies that have a profound and positive influence on improving the quality of human life.

🚀 Work Experience

Assistant Professor February 2021 – Till Date Department of Physics and Nanotechnology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology Courses Offered:, Electricity and Magnetism, Applications of Nanotechnology, Engineering Physics, Semiconductor physics (theory and lab), Semiconductor physics and computational methods (theory and lab), Current Ph.D. students: 4 (2021 Admission), B.Tech (2nd yr) project students: 4 Postdoctoral Researcher December 2017 – February 2021 National University of Singapore, Singapore Projects Handled: Nanomaterials reinforced metal matrix composites-Mechanical, corrosion, and erosion behavior Tribological properties of various graded stainless steel, metals, and metal alloys Additive manufacturing technologies (Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold spray) Reinforced cemented carbides for high-performing drill bits fabrications Mentors: Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna (Mechanical engineering Department) and Prof. Lau Hon Chung (Civil and Environmental engineering Department) Project Assistant in Applied Physics & Instrumentation Department 2009-2010 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) in Physics 2006-2009 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), at Bagalkot, Anantapur, and Mandya, India. (Taught Physics for class VIII, IX, X, XI, and XII, including lab sessions; Qualified Kerala SET, and All India JNV test for PGTs)

🎓 Education

Ph.D. Physics 2010-2017 Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. Thesis Title: “Investigations on the design and fabrication of supercapacitors based on manganese oxide nanostructures” Thesis Supervisor: Prof. M.S. Ramachandra Rao.  Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) in Physical Science 2005-2006 Kannur University, Kerala, India. Master of Science (M. Sc.) Physics 2003-2005 Nehru Arts and Science College, Kannur University, Kerala, India. Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) Physics 2000-2003 Nehru Arts and Science College, Kannur University, Kerala, India. Subjects: Physics (Main subject), Mathematics, and Chemistry (subsidiaries)


🔍 Areas of Expertise

Energy storage materials and devices, Metal matrix composites, Topics of Current Research (2021-till date): Optically rechargeable supercapacitors Zn-ion and Mg-ion batteries and their performance towards optical recharging Mxene and its composites for energy storage applications Mxene and metal oxides for gas sensing applications Energy storage and/water purification applications of Nanofibers and nanocomposites Tribology of CNT-metal nanocomposites Topics contributed to post-doctoral Research (2017-2021): Optimized fabrication of nanomaterials reinforced metal matrix composites using spark plasma sintering Temperature-dependent tribology of reinforced 316 L stainless steel and 304 stainless steel Additive manufacturing of metals and metal composites using laser metal deposition and cold spray Mechanical and energy storage properties of nanofibers Proppants for shale gas exploration Nanomaterials for CO2 sequestration Shape memory alloys for solid-state refrigeratioTopics contributed to the Ph.D. Thesis (2010-2017): Design and synthesis of nanofibers and nanostructures for energy storage devices Tunable supercapacitances of electro-spun Mn3O4 nanofibers and control parameters. ZnO@MnO2 core-shell nanofiber cathodes for high-performance asymmetric supercapacitors. Tailoring the supercapacitance of Mn2O3 Nanofibers by nano-compositing with spinel-ZnMn2O4 Zn doped MnO2 nanoflakes for aqueous and solid-state/flexible asymmetric supercapacitors. Other research topics explored (2010-2017): Electrode materials for Li-ion battery applications Magnetic studies: Effect of impurity phases on the magnetic properties of fluorine-doped LiFePO4 and its implications on Li-ion batteries Raman power-dependent studies: Thermal stability investigations on the pristine and fluorine-doped LiFePO4. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to understand the suppression of FeLi antisite defects in fluorine-doped LiFePO4. Solid-state electrolyte (LVSO): Prepared by pulsed laser deposition for solid-state thin-film batteries. Electrolyte-dependent specific capacitance variation in hydrothermally synthesized CNT-MnO2 nanocomposites. pH dependent morphological transformations on pristine and Mg doped ZnO nanorods. Synthesis and characterization of various electro-spun nanofibers (E.g., α-Fe2O3, CuO) for energy storage

🎉  Project Sanctioned/ Patent

Project Sanctioned

  • Received a start-up research grant (SRG) of 28.71 Lakhs (Duration 2yrs from Dec 2021-2023) from DST-SERB as principal investigator for the project entitled “Optically Rechargeable Supercapacitors using Electro-spun Metal Oxide (ZnxMnyOz) Nanofibrous Electrodes for the Future Off-grid Electronic Devices”

Project Proposal Submitted

  • Submitted a project proposal titled “Solid-state and flexible microsupercapacitors with high performance based on NiCo2O4-CNF (spinel- carbon nanofiber) nanocomposites via 3D printing technology” to UGC-Dr.D.S.Kothari research grant for newly recruited faculty members on October 22nd 2022. (Duration 2yrs, maximum funding 10 Lakhs)


  1. A.V. Radhamani and M.S. Ramachandra Rao, “Zn doped δ-MnO2 nanoflakes for cost-effective aqueous and solid state/flexible asymmetric supercapacitors” (1526/CHE/2017) dated 27/02/17, Granted Patent No: 347544 on 24th September 2020.
  2. A.V. Radhamani and M.S. Ramachandra Rao, “Tailoring the Supercapacitance of Mn2O3 Nanofibers by Nano

📚Top Noted Publication

  1. Harnessing Light Energy: Electrodeposited ZnO:ZnMn2O4 Nano-heterojunction as a Promising Electrode for Photo-Rechargeable Supercapacitors
    • Authors: PC Santhosh, S. Jayakumar, M. M. Mohideen, A. V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Materials Research Bulletin
    • Accepted for publication
    • Impact Factor: 5.3
  2. A Comprehensive Review of Metal Oxides (RuO2, Co3O4, MnO2, and NiO) for Supercapacitor Applications and Global Market Trends
    • Authors: S. Jayakumar, PC Santhosh, MM Mohideen, A. V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Journal of Alloys and Compounds
    • Volume: 173170, 2023
    • Impact Factor: 6.3
  3. Tailoring the Supercapacitance of Hydrothermally Synthesized Co3O4 Nanorods via Ni‐Doping and Fabrication of Symmetric and Asymmetric Supercapacitors
    • Authors: D Nagarajan, MM Mohideen, A.V. Radhamani*
    • Published in: Energy Technology
    • Volume: 2300728
    • Impact Factor: 4.34
  4. AISI 316L Stainless Steel Tribological Behavior under Sliding and Erosive Conditions: A Comparison between Spark Plasma Sintering, Laser Metal Deposition, and Cold Spraying
    • Authors: A.V. Radhamani, HC Lau, AV Krishnan, M Kamaraj, S Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
    • Pages: 1-14
    • Impact Factor: 2.6
  5. Investigations on the Temperature-Dependent Tribological Behaviour of Spark Plasma Sintered CNT-304 SS Self-lubricating Nanocomposites
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, S Bhaumik, HC Lau, M Kamaraj, S Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
    • Volume: 17 (3)
    • Pages: 224-236
    • Impact Factor: 1.4
  6. Techno-economic Analysis of Different Shades of Renewable and Non-renewable Energy-based Hydrogen for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
    • Authors: Mohamedazeem M Mohideen, Balachandran Subramanian, Jingyi Sun, Jing Ge, Han Guo, Adiyodi Veettil Radhamani, Seeram Ramakrishna, Yong Liu
    • Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
    • Volume: 174(2023)
    • Pages: 113153
    • Impact Factor: 16.8
  7. Recent Insights on Iron-based Nanostructured Electrocatalyst and Current Status of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell for Sustainable Transport
    • Authors: M. M Mohideen, A.V. Radhamani, S. Ramakrishna, Y. Wei, Y. Liu
    • Published in: Journal of Energy Chemistry
    • Volume: 69 (2022)
    • Pages: 466-489
    • Impact Factor: 13.6
  8. The Role of Carbon Capture and Storage in the Energy Transition
    • Authors: Lau Hon Chung, Seeram Ramakrishna, Kai Zhang, A. V. Radhamani
    • Published in: Energy and Fuels
    • Volume: 35 (2021)
    • Pages: 7364–7386
    • Impact Factor: 4.654
  9. 316 Stainless Steel Structural Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour: Comparison between Spark Plasma Sintering, Laser Melt Deposition and Cold Spray
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, Lau Hon Chung, M. Kamaraj, Seeram Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
    • Volume: 30 (2021)
    • Pages: 3492–350
    • Impact Factor: 2.036
  10. Structural, Mechanical and Tribological Investigations of CNT-316 Stainless Steel Nanocomposites Processed via Spark Plasma Sintering
    • Authors: A. V. Radhamani, Lau Hon Chung, M. Kamaraj, Seeram Ramakrishna
    • Published in: Tribology International
    • Volume: 152 (2020)
    • Pages: 106524
    • Impact Factor: 5.620
Radhamani AV| Advanced functional materials| Best Researcher Award

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