RAMASWAMY MURUGAN Professor

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  • Department of Physics
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • moranamurugan@pec.edu

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D. Physics Pondicherry University 1994
2 M.Phil. Physics Pondicherry University 1990
3 M.Sc. Physics University of Madras 1988
4 B.Sc. Physics University of Madras 1986

Area of Specializaion

High Energy Density Lithium Batteries/ Multiferroic Materials/Spintronics/Plasma Pyrolysis Watch www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=29vMr52y5O4ty

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 Fellow INTERNATIONAL Royal Society of Chemistry 2019 -
2 Fellow of Chennai Academy of Sciences NATIONAL Chennai Academy of Sciences 2017 -
3 Research Award NATIONAL UGC New Delhi 2015 -
4 Visiting Scientist INTERNATIONAL Nagoya University 2013 -
5 Visiting Scholar INTERNATIONAL Univ. of Texas Austin, USA 2011 -
6 Visiting Scientist INTERNATIONAL Shizuoka University, Japan 2009 -
7 Guest Researcher INTERNATIONAL DFG, Germany 2008 -
8 Guest Researcher INTERNATIONAL DFG, Germany 2005 -
9 Young Scientist Project NATIONAL DST, India 2002 -
10 Post Doctoral Fellowship INTERNATIONAL NSC, Taiwan 2000 -
11 Post Doctoral Fellowship INTERNATIONAL NSC, Taiwan 1998 -
12 SERC-Visiting Fellowship NATIONAL DST, India 1998 -

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Professor Physics Pondicherry University
2 Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Physics Pondicherry Engineering College

Research Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution Area of Research
1 Professor Physics Pondicherry University High Energy Density Lithium Batteries/ Multiferroic Materials/Spintronics/Solar Cell/Thermoelectricity
2 Research Scholar Physics Pondicherry University Molecular Spectroscopy
3 Senior Research Fellow Physics Pondicherry University Molecular Spectroscopy
4 Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Physics Pondicherry Engineering College Materials Science

Industry Experience

S.No Designation Company/Corporate Nature of Work
1 Project Consultant Corning Inc. USA Solid Sate Battery Materials
2 Project Consultant Fisker Inc. USA Developing new doped cubic lithium lanthanum zirconium oxide
3 Coordinator M/s Hindustan Lever Limited, Puducherry NDT of steel plates by ultrasonic flaw detection technique
4 Trainee Southern Structural Limited (SSL), Pattabiram, Chennai Training in ultrasonic NDT and X-ray radiographic NDT techniques
5 Supervisor M/s Hindustan Lever Limited, Puducherry Solution to avoid the frequent failure of soap cake-delivering lever
6 Project consultant M/s Applied Materials Densification of lithium garnet

Contribution towards Innovation

S.No Name of the Work/Contribution Specialization Remarks

Patent Details

S.No Title Status Patent Number Year of Award Type Commercialized Status
1 Ion Conductor having a Garnet Structure GRANTED US 8,658,317 2014 INTERNATIONAL YES
2 Electrode which has been coated with a solid ion conductor which has a garnet like crystal structure and has the stoichiometric composition GRANTED US2014/14/174,381 2014 INTERNATIONAL NO
3 Solid Electrolyte Materials and Lithium Batteries GRANTED P2012018792 2012 INTERNATIONAL NO

Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

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1 Higher Critical Current Density in Lithium Garnets at Room Temperature by Incorporation of Li4SiO4 Related Glassy Phase and Hot Isostatic Press S. Patra, N. Janani, Sujoy Chakravarty, Ramaswamy Murugan ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3,3,2737-2743 2020 4.671
2 Origin and Control of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Co, Zn-doped SnO2: Oxygen Vacancies and their Local Environment Josha Ho, Tristan de Boer, Patrick Michel Braun, Brett Leedahl, Manikandan Dhamodaran, Ramaswamy Murugan and Alexander Moewes Journal of Materials Chemistry C 8, 4902 2020 7.059
3 Lithium garnet incorporated 3D electrospun fibrous membrane for high capacity lithium-metal batteries, Karthik K, Mir Mehraj Ud Din, Anbu Dinesh Jayabalan, Ramaswamy Murugan Mater. Today Energy 16, 100389 2020 5.604
4 Development of stable and conductive interface between garnet structured solid electrolyte and lithium metal anode for high performance solid-state ba George V Alexander, M S Indu, Selvajyothi Kamakshy, Ramaswamy Murugan Electrochimica Acta 332, 135511 2020 6.215
5 Room temperature multiferroicity and magnetoelectric coupling in Na-deficient sodium bismuth titanate Jain Ruth D. E., Raja Altaf U Rahman, Sundarakannan B., Ramaswamy Murugan Applied Physics Letters 114, 062902 2019 3.597
6 XANES, EXAFS, EPR and First Principles Modeling on Electronic Structure and Ferromagnetism in Mn doped SnO2 Quantum Dots Dhamodaran Manikandan, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D.Bhattacharyya, D. W. Boukhvalov,, Ramaswamy Murugan Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 3067 2019 4.650
7 Microstructural engineering in lithium garnets by hot isostatic press to cordon lithium dendrite growth and negate interfacial resistance for all soli Srabani Patra, Vaishnavi Krupa B R, Sujoy Chakravarty, Ramaswamy Murugan Electrochimica Acta 312, 320e328 2019 6.215
8 Metal Coated Polypropylene Separator with Enhanced Surface Wettability for High Capacity Lithium Metal Batteries Mir Mehraj Ud Din, Ramaswamy Murugan Scientific Reports 9, 16795 2019 3.988
9 Microwave-assisted rapid synthesis of Fe3O4/poly(styrene-divinylbenzeneacrylic acid) polymeric magnetic composites and investigation of their structur Krishna Kumar Jaiswal, Dhamodaran Manikandan, Ramaswamy Murugan, Arun Prasath Ramaswamy European Polymer Journal 98, 177 2018 3.862
10 An Insight to Origin of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in SnO2 and Mn doped SnO2 Quantum Dots: Experimental and DFT Approach Dhamodaran Manikandan, DW Boukhvalov, S Amirthapandian, IS Zhidkov, AI Kukharenko, SO Cholakh, EZ Kurmaev, Ramaswamy Murugan Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20, 6500 2018 3.430
11 Electrodes-Electrolyte Interfacial Engineering for Realizing Room Temperature Lithium Metal Battery based on Garnet Structured Solid Fast Li+ Conducto , George Vadakkethalakel Alexander, Srabani Patra, Sona Valiyaveetil Sobhan Raj, Manoj Krishna Sugumar, Mir Mehraj Ud Din and Ramaswamy Murugan Journal of Power Sources 396, 764 2018 8.247
12 Garnet Structured Solid Fast Li+ conductor as Polysulfide Shuttle Inhibitor in Li-S Battery Mir Mehraj Ud Din and Ramaswamy Murugan Electrochemistry Communications 93, 109 2018 4.333
13 Electrochemical performance of a garnet solid electrolyte based lithium metal battery with interface modification GV Alexander, NC Rosero-Navarro, A Miura, K Tadanaga, Ramaswamy Murugan Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (42), 21018 2018 11.301
14 Lithium garnets: synthesis, structure, Li+ conductivity, Li+ dynamics and applications S. Ramakumar, C. Deviannapoorani, L. Dhivya, Lakshmi S. Shankar, Ramaswamy Murugan Progress in Materials Science 88, 325 2017 31.560
15 Phase transition, lithium ion conductivity and structural stability of tin substituted lithium garnets C. Deviannapoorani, S. Ramakumar, Mir Mehraj Ud Din and Ramaswamy Murugan RSC Advances 6, 94706 2016 3.119
16 Displacive disorder and spin frustration hosted multiferroic orders in pyrochlore – spinel composites Raja Altaf U Rahman, Peter Schmid-Beurmann, Ramaswamy Murugan Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4, 7766 2016 7.059
17 Influence of lithium concentration on the structure and Li+ transport properties of cubic phase lithium garnets S. Ramakumar, N. Janani, Ramaswamy Murugan Dalton Transactions 44, 539 2015 4.174
18 Effect of simultaneous substitution of Y and Ta on the stabilization of cubic phase, microstructure and Li+ conductivity of Li7La3Zr2O12 lithium garne L. Dhivya, Ramaswamy Murugan ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6, 17606 2014 8.758
19 Structure and Li+ dynamics of Sb doped Li7La3Zr2O12 fast lithium ion conductors S. Ramakumar, L. Satyanarayana, Sunkara V. Manorama, Ramaswamy Murugan Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15, 11327 2013 3.430
20 Li+ transport properties of high conductive Te substituted Li7La3Zr2O12 cubic lithium garnets C. Deviannapoorani, L. Dhivya, S. Ramakumar and Ramaswamy Murugan J. Power Sources 240, 18 2013 8.247
21 Optimum Lithium-Ion Conductivity in Cubic Li7−xLa3Hf2−xTaxO12 Asha Gupta, Ramaswamy Murugan, M. Parans Paranthaman, Zhonghe Bi, Craig A. Bridges, Masahiro Nakanishi, Alexei P. Sokolov, Kee Sung Han, E.W. Hagaman, Hui Xie, C. Buddie Mullins, John B. Goodenough J. Power Sources 184, 209 2012 8.247
22 High Conductive Yttrium doped Li7La3Zr2O12 Ramaswamy Murugan, S. Ramakumar, N. Janani Electrochemistry Communications 13, 1373 2011 4.333
23 Characterization of the interface between LiCoO2 and Li7La3Zr2O12 in all-solid-state rechargeable lithium battery K. H. Kim, Y. Iriyama, K. Yamamoto, S. Kumazaki, T. Asaka, Craig A.J. Fisher, T. Hirayama, Ramaswamy Murugan, Z. Ogumi Journal of Power Sources 196,764 2011 8.247
24 High Li ion conductive Li7La3Zr2O12 by inclusion of both Al and Si S. Kumazaki, Y. Iriyama, K.H. Kim, Ramaswamy Murugan, K. Tanabe, K. Yamamoto, T. Hirayama, Z. Ogumi Electrochemistry Communications 13, 509 2011 4.333
25 Investigation on microstructure, dielectric and impedance properties of Sr1-xBi2+ (2/3) x(VxTa1-x)2O9 [x = 0, 0.1 and 0.2] ceramics R. Sridarane, S. Subramanian, Ramaswamy Murugan Journal of Alloys and Compounds 492, 642 2010 4.650

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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Books

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Chapters in Books

S.No Title of the Chapters Name of the Authors Title of the Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Interfacial Engineering for Lithium Metal Batteries Based on Garnet Structured Solid Fast Lithium-Ion Conductors, Din, Mir Mehraj Ud, George Alexander, R Murugan Solid Electrolytes for Advanced Applications Springer 2019 ISBN 978-3-030-31581-8

Edited Books

S.No Title of the Book Name of the Authors as per the order in Book Publisher Year ISBN No.
1 Solid Electrolytes for Advanced Applications Murugan Ramaswamy and W. weppner Springer 2019 978-3-030-31581-8

Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 High Energy Density Lithium Battery with Polymer Garnet Nanocomposite Electrolyte Indo-Hungarian project by DST 2021-24 37.35 2021

Ongoing Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year

Completed Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Pinhole free dense hot-pressed lithium garnet membrane for all solid state lithium battery UGC DAE CSR, Indore 2017-20 11 2020
2 High Energy Density Lithium-Sulphur Rechargeable Batteries based on Garnet Structured Electrolytes SERB 2017-2021 42.60 2017
3 Solid State Batteries for Consumer Electronics DHI-AEI& Applied Materials 2014-2017 100.41 2014
4 Grain Boundary Engineering in ‘Stuffed’ Lithium Garnets for Lithium-Air Battery Applications DAE BRNS, Mumbai 2014-2017 24.86 2014
5 Nanocrystalline Dye-sensitized Solar Cell : an experimental and theoretical investigation for high performance UGC New Delhi 2012-2015 8.8 2012
6 Garnet Structured Solid Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries Pondicherry University 2011-2014 10 2011
7 Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Battery application AICTE New Delhi 2010-2013 8.9 2010
8 Development of All Solid State Lithium Battery for Electric Vehicle DRDO, New Delhi 2009-2013 26.6 2009
9 Development of 3DOM electrolyte material for all solid state lithium ion batteries CSIR New Delhi 2009-2013 25 2009
10 Further Understanding and Development of Solid Lithium Electrolytes Based on Garnet-like Structure for Batteries and other Applications German Science Foundation (DFG) Germany 2007-2009 - 2007
11 Investigation on dependence of photoluminescence in five membered heterocyclic conducting polymers DST-SERC, New Delhi (YS scheme) 2003-2006 9.42 2003

Completed Consultancy Works

S.No Title of the Consultancy Work Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Developing new doped cubic lithium lanthanum zirconium oxide Fisker Inc. USA 2019-2020 9.5 2019
2 Solid Sate Battery Materials Corning Inc.USA 2019-2021 26.2 2019
3 Densification of LLZO Applied Materials Inc. 2015-2016 6.5 2015

Career Guidance Offered to students

S.No Name of the Scheme No. of Students Competitive Examinations/ Career Counseling No. of Students Passed No. of Students Placed

List of capability enhancement such as Soft skill development, Remedial coaching, Language lab,
Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 MANIKANDAN D 29-08-2013 1300122002 Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanoscale SnO2 based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors YES 28-08-2019 YES 23-12-2019
2 GEORGE V ALEXANDER 25-08-2016 1600122002 Interface Modification on Garnet Structured Fast Lithium-ion Conductor for Solid-State Lithium Metal Battery. YES 24-02-2020 YES 19-08-2020
3 MIR MEHRAJ UD DIN 2014-08-25 1400122005 Preparation and Electrochemical Characterization of Multifunctional Separators for Lithium-Sulphur Batteries Application YES 2019-10-08 YES 21-05-2020
4 KARTHIK K 2014-06-12 1400122003 Lithium garnet dispersed free standing polymer composite electrolyte membrane for lithium metal batteries YES 2019-10-19 YES 21-05-2020
5 RAJA ALTAF U RAHMAN 2013-08-29 1300122006 Multiferroic Order in Pyrochlore-Spinel Biphase and Sodium Bismuth Titanate Based Ceramics YES 2019-06-21 YES 25-10-2019
6 Ms. C. Deviannapoorani - - Synthesis, Structure, Stability and Li+ Transport Properties of Lithium Garnets YES -06-2015 YES -2015
7 Ms. L. Dhivya - - Influence of Dopants on Structure, Microstructure and Li+ Transport Properties of Li7La3Zr2O12 Lithium Garnet YES -06.2015 YES -2015
8 Ms. N. Janani - - Influence of Synthesis Techniques and Grain-Boundary Modification on Li+ Conductivity of Lithium Garnets YES -10.2014 YES 2015
9 Mr. S. Ramakumar - - Fast Li+ Conduction in “Stuffed” Lithium Garnets YES -04-2014 YES -2014
10 Mr. R Sriddarane (Co-guide) - - New Soft Chemical Route to Synthesis Some Ferroelectric Nanoceramics and Dielectric Investigation on Solid State synthesized Bismuth Layer Structured Ferroelectrics YES - YES -2009
11 Mr. D. Shanumugaraj - - Synthesis and characterization of Phospho-olivine structured cathode and ferroelectric filler based composite polymer electrolytes for lithium secondary batteries YES - YES -2008
12 Ms. G. Raje - - Investigations on the Phase transformations of Some Ionic conductors and II-VI semiconductors YES - YES -2004

Research Guidance - Post Doctoral

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E-Lecture Details

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Details of Online Education Conducted

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

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Conferences/Seminars Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 1st World Conference on Solid Electrolytes for Advanced Applications: Garnets and Competitors Toyota Applied Materials DST CSIR Puducherry 6-9 September 2017 International 06.09.2017 09.09.2017 2017
2 Seminar on Structural Analysis through X-ray Diffraction (SAXD-2016) UGC-SAP DRS II New Delhi Pondicherry University Regional 28.01.2016 20.01.2016 2016
3 National Conference on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage DST, DAE, DST&E, Pondicherry University Pondicherry University National 11.03.2016 13.03.2016 2016
4 Seminar on Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage Pondicherry University and ESSI Pondicherry University Regional 18.03.2014 18.03.2014 2014
5 Seminar on Computational Materials Science UGC SAP Pondicherry University National 26.03.2011 26.03.2011 2011
6 3rd International Ceramic Congress Japan Ceramic Society Osaka, Japan (Co-organiser) International 14.11.2010 18.11.2010 2010
7 International Conference on Nano and Microelectronics (ICONAME 2008) AICTE, DST Pondicherry Engineering College International 03-01.2008 05.01.2008 2008
8 National Conference on New Research Trends in Materials Research (NRTMS) - Pondicherry National 07.10.207 07.10.2007 2007
9 National Conference on Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM05) CSIR, DSTE and AICTE Pondicherry Engineering College National 27.07.2005 29.07.2005 2005
10 STTP on Intelligent Materials for New Millenium AICTE Pondicherry Engineering College National -05.2001 -05.2001 2001

Workshop Organized

S.No Title of the Programme Sponsors Venue & Duration Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Intellectual Property Rights -Geographical Indication CWEI and Pondicherry University Pondicherry University Regional 09.02.2017 09.02.2017 2017
2 Awareness Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Pondicherry University Pondicherry University Regional 03.09.2016 03.09.2016 2016

Administrative Responsibilities in the Government and Quasi Government Agencies

S.No Name of the Position Agency/Organisation Duration Nature of Duties
1 Director Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Puducherry, India April-September 2010 to promote and disseminate Science and Technology in the U.T. of Puducherry.
2 Member Secretary Puducherry Pollution Control Committee, India April-September 2010 Advising the state government on all matters concerning the prevention of pollution and environment protection and conservation
3 Member Secretary Puducherry Council for Science& Technology, India April-September 2010 To promote and disseminate Science and Technology
4 Member Secretary Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority April-September 2010 Protecting and improving the quality of the coastal environment and preventing and abating coastal environmental pollution in the coastal areas of Pud

Affiliation in Academic Bodies/Societies

S.No Name of the Body/Society Nature of Affiliation Year
1 Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow 2019
2 American Chemical Society Member 2019
3 Chennai Academy of Sciences Fellow 2018

Participation & Extension Activities (Academic/Administraion)

S.No Name of the Position (Head, Dean, Co-ordinator, Director, etc.,) Duration Nature of Dutites
1 Head, Department of Physics, Pondicherry University October 2015 to September 2018 -
2 Coordinator PFC Pondicherry University 2017- -
3 Coordinator -Certificate Course on Advanced Analytical Techniques, Pondicherry University 2011-2015 -
4 Director (UPSC)- Department of Science, Technology and Environment Govt of Puducherry, April-September 2010 -
5 Member Secretary- Puducherry Pollution Control Committee April-September 2010 -
6 Member Secretary- Puducherry Council for Science& Technology April-September 2010 -
7 Member Secretary- Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority April-September 2010 -
8 Member-Court of Pondicherry University 2017- -
9 Member-Academic Council, Pondicherry University 2017- -
10 President: Energy Science Society of India 2012- -

Participation & Extension Activities (Co-Curricular)

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