Dr. A. Subramania

Designation: 
Centre Head
Gender: 
Male
Academic
Academics: 
DegreeSpecializationUniversity / InstitutionYear of Completion
1PDFAdvanced Energy MaterialsKorea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, S.Korea.2008
2Ph.D. Industrial Chemistry (Electrochemistry)CSIR-CECRI - Alagappa University2001
3M.Phil. Industrial Chemistry (Electrochemistry)Alagappa University1995
4M.Sc. General ChemistryMadurai Kamaraj University1993
5PG.Diploma Industrial Water and Waste Water TreatmentAlagappa University(DDE), Karaikudi1998
6DiplomaFood and NutritionDept. of Chemical Engineering, Annamalai University (DDE)2009
Total Experience: 
15 Years
Area of Specialization/Interest: 

Electrochemical Science & Technology.
Polymer Science and Technology,
Nano-Materials Science and Technology,

Research Field:

Li-ion Batteries, Na-ion Batteries, Hybrid Supercapacitors, IT-SOFC, DSSC, QDSSC, Gas Sensors, Metal Matrix Nanocomposites, Nano-Filters/Membranes for Water Purification, Functional Nanocoatings, Electrospun Membranes for Wound Healing, Shelf-Life Improvement of Fruits & Vegetables, Anti-Corrosive Packaging Materials for Metals.

Publications (in last 3 years): 

In International Journals:

S.No Paper Title Name of Journal, Volume No and Page Year
Publication
93. Graphene quantum dots decorated electrospun TiO2 nanofibers as an effective photoanode for dye sensitized solar cells
Z. Salam, E. Vijayakumar, A. Subramania,
N. Sivasankar, S. Mallick.
Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
143 (2105) 250-259
Impact Factor-5.337
92. High performance dye sensitized solar cell based on electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)/cobalt sulfide nanocomposite membrane electrode
E. Vijayakumar, A. Subramania, Zhaofu Fei, Paul.J. Dyson
RSC Advances
5 (2105) 52026
Impact Factor – 3.078
91. Influence of earth-abundant bimetallic (Fe–Ni) nanoparticle-embedded CNFs as a low-cost counter electrode material for dye-sensitized solar cells
K. Saranya, N. Sivasankar, A. Subramania.
RSC Advances
54 (2015) 43611
Impact Factor – 3.078
90. Microwave-assisted combustion synthesis of nanocrystalline Sm-doped La2Mo2O9 oxide-ion conductors for SOFC application
T. Saradha, A. Subramania, K. Balakrishnan, S. Muzhumathi.
Materials Research Bulletin
68 (2015) 320
 Impact Factor – 1.968
89. Polyol thermolysis synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles and its paste formulation to fabricate photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells 
P. Pratheep, E. Vijayakumar, A.  Subramania.
Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
119(2015)497-502
Impact Factor – 1.694
88. Effect of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide containing electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) membrane electrolyte on the photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells 
E. Vijayakumar, A.  Subramania, Z. Fei, P.J. Dyson.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
132 (2015) 42032
Impact Factor – 1.645
87. Developments in conducting polymer based counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells - An overview 
K. Saranya, M. Rameez, A. Subramania.
European Polymer Journal
66 (2015) 207
Impact Factor – 3.245
86. Preparation of electrospun Co3O4 nanofibers as electrode material for high performance asymmetric supercapacitors
M. Kumar, A. Subramania, K. Balakrishnan.
Electrochimica Acta
149 (2014) 152
Impact Factor – 4.086
85. Selective ethanol gas sensing behavior of mesoporous n-type semiconducting FeNbO4 nanopowder obtained by niobium-citrate process 
C. Balamurugan, D.W. Lee, A. Subramania.
Current Applied Physics
14 (2014) 439
Impact Factor – 2.026
84. Vitex negundo leaves extract as green inhibitor for the corrosion of aluminium 1N NaOH solution
A. Sirajunnisa, M.I. Fazal Mohamed, A. Subramania.
Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research
6 (2014) 580
Impact Factor –
83. Preparation, characterization, and evaluation of LiNi0.4Co 0.6O2 nanofibers for supercapacitor applications 
G. Bhuvanalogini, N. Murugananthem, V. Shobana, A. Subramania.
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry
18 (2014) 2387
Impact Factor – 2.234
82. Microwave-assisted exfoliation method to develop platinum-decorated graphene nanosheets as a low-cost counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cells 
K. Saranya, N. Sivasankar, A. Subramania.
RSC Advances
4 (2014) 36226
Impact Factor – 3.078
81. Influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles embedded-TiO2 nanofibers based photoanodes on photovoltaic performance of a dye-sensitized solar cell 
Z. Salam, E. Vijayakumar, A. Subramania.
RSC Advances
4 (2014) 52871
Impact Factor – 3.078
80. Synthesis of polythiophene and its carbonaceous nanofibers as electrode materials for asymmetric supercapacitors
K. Balakrishnan, M. Kumar, A. Subramania.
Advanced Materials Research
938 (2014) 151
Impact Factor – 1.060
79. Effect of different compositions of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate containing iodide/triiodide redox electrolyte on the photovoltaic performance of DSSC  (Article)
A.Subramania, E. Vijayakumar, N. Sivasankar, A.R. Sathiya Priya, K.J. Kim. 
Ionics
19 (2013) 1649
Impact Factor – 1.863
78. Preparation and LPG-gas sensing characteristics of p-type semiconducting LaNbO4 ceramic material, C. Balamurugan, W.D. Lee and A. Subramania, Applied Surface Science,        283(2013) 58-64. Impact Factor – 2.112
77. Electrodeposition and characterisation of Cu–CeO2 nanocomposite coatings
S. Ramalingam, V. S. Muralidharan, A. Subramania
Surface Engineering
29 (2013) 510-515
Impact Factor – 1.545
76. Effect of different compositions of ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate containing iodide/triiodide redox electrolyte on the photovoltaic performance of DSSC
A. Subramania,  E. Vijayakumar
 N. Sivasankar , A. R. SathiyaPriya,  Kang-Jin Kim
Ionic
19 (2013) 1649-1653
Impact Factor – 1.674
75. Preparation and LPG-gas sensing characteristics of p-type semiconducting LaNbO4 ceramic material
C. Balamurugan, D.-W. Lee,  A. Subramania
Applied Surface Science
283 (2013) 58-64
Impact factor – 2.112
74. Preparation of TiO2 paste using poly(vinylpyrrolidone) for dye-sensitized solar cells
S.N. Karthick, K.V. Hemalatha C. Justinraj , A.Subramania,  Hee-Je Kim.
Thin Solid Films
520 (2012) 7018-21
Impact Factor- 1.890
73. Development of nanocrystalline CrNbO4 based P-type semiconducting gas sensor for LPG, ethanol and ammonia .
C.Balamurugan, G. Bhuvanalogini, A.Subramania
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical
168 (2012) 165-171
Impact Factor- 3.898
72. Synthesis and characterization of InNbO4 nanopowder for gas sensors
C.Balamurugan, E.Vijayakumar,  A.Subramania.
Talanta
88 (2012) 115-120
Impact Factor- 3.794
71. Development of wide band gap sensor based on AlNbO4 nanopowder for ethanol
C.Balamurugan, A. Subashini, G.N. Chaudhari,  A.Subramania.
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
526 (2012) 110-115
Impact Factor- 2.289
70. Formation of anatase TiO2 nanoparticles by simple polymer gel technique and their properties
S.N. Karthick, K. Prabakar,  A.Subramania, Ji-Tae Hong,  Jin-Ju Jang,  Hee-Je Kim
Powder Technology
205 (2011) 36-41
Impact Factor- 2.080
69. Organic acid doped polythiophene nanoparticles as electrode material for redox Supercapacitor
S. Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, N.Murugananthem and A. Subramania
Polymers for advanced technologies
22 (2011) 788-793
Impact Factor- 1.776
68. Nanocrystalline LiMn2O4 thin film cathode material prepared by polymer spray pyrolysis method for Li-ion battery.
S.N.Karthick, S. Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, A. Subramania and Hee Je-Kim
Journal of  alloys and compounds      489(2010) 674-677 Impact Factor- 2.134
67. Synthesis of polythiophene nanoparticles by surfactant - assisted dilute  polymerization method for high-performance redox supercapacitors
S.Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, M. Rajasekhar and A. Subramania
Int. J. Electrochem. Sci.,      
4 (2009) 1289 – 1301,
 Impact Factor- 2.808
66. Electrodeposition and characterization of Cu-TiO2 nanocomposite coatings
S. Ramalingam , V. S. Muralidharan,    A. Subramania
J Solid State Electrochem.,             13 (2009) 1777 Impact Factor- 2.234
65. Effect of nanoscale CeO2 on PVDF-HFP-based nanocomposite porous polymer electrolytes for Li-ion batteries.
G.Vijayakumar, S.N.Karthick,  A.Subramania       
J Solid State Electrochem.,          12 (2008) 1135 Impact Factor- 2.234
64. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline La2Mo2O9  fast oxide-ion conductor by  an in-situ polymerization method.
T. Saradha , S. Muzhumathi, A..Subramania       
Materials Research Bulletin , 43 (2008) 1153  Impact Factor- 2.145
63. High-performance quasi-solid state dye-sensitized solar cell based on electrospun PVdF-HFP membrane electrolyte
A.R.Sathiya Priya, A.Subramania, Young-Sam Jung, Kang-Jin Kim   
Langmuir, 24 (2008) 9816 Impact Factor-4.269
62. Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline La2Mo2O9 oxide-ion conductor by  a novel poly aspartate precursor method.
A. Subramania, T. Saradha ,S. Muzhumathi
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 456(2008)234 Impact Factor-2.134
61. Organic acid doped polythiophene nanoparticles as electrode material for redox Supercapacitor
S. Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, N.Murugananthem and A. Subramania
Polymers for advanced technologies
22(2009)788-793.
 Impact Factor- 1.776
60. Nanocrystalline LiMn2O4 thin film cathode material prepared by polymer spray pyrolysis   
method for Li-ion battery.
S.N.Karthick, S. Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, A. Subramania and Hee Je-Kim
Journal of  alloys and compounds 489(2010) 674-677  Impact Factor- 2.134
59. Synthesis of polythiophene nanoparticles by surfactant - assisted dilute  polymerization method for high-performance redox supercapacitors
S.Richard Prabhu Gnanakan, M. Rajasekhar and A. Subramania
Intl. J. Electrochem. Sci.,  
 4 (2009) 1289 .
 Impact Factor- 2.808

Books/ Manual/Course Materials Written:

S.No Title Publisher Year
1. NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Authors: V.S.Muralidharan  and A.Subramania
 Ane Books India, 2009
2. Recent Advances in Textile and Electrochemical Sciences (RATES-2009)
Editors: A.Subramania and P.Manisankar
Alagappa University, Karaikudi 2009
3. NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Authors: V.S.Muralidharan  and A.Subramania
CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London 2009
4. Physical Chemistry-II for M.Sc., DDE ,Alagappa University, Karaikudi 2008
5. Physical Chemistry Practical Manual for M.Sc., DDE , Alagappa University, Karaikudi 2008
6. Nanomaterials Theory and Applications (NANOMAT-2005)                                                      Editors: A.Subramania and T.Vasudevan Alagappa University, Karaikudi 2005
Seminars/Conferences/Workshops Conducted(Last 3 Years): 
Year Programme Sponsored by Position held
3-5th March 2016 National Workshop on Nanoscience and Technology ICMR,DRDO & MNRE Convener
4-5th
Dec. 2009
National Conference on Recent Advances in Textile and Electrochemical  Sciences  (RATES-2009) TNCSC  and CSIR Convener
30th
Dec.2006
All India Young Scientists Convention, XXX Indian Social Science Congress Indian Academy of Social Sciences Convener
5-7th
Jan.2006
National workshop on Advanced  Techniques for Corrosion Studies. NCCI, Karaikudi Convener
10-11th
Mar. 2005
National Conference on Application Oriented Nanomaterials, DST, UGC &
CSIR, New Delhi
Organizing Secretary
Honours / Awards (if any): 
Year Details of award / Prize Contribution for which awarded
2015 Best Paper Presentation Award AMEEA-2015, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore.
2015 Best Research Poster Award RABT-2015, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.
2013 Best Research Poster Award ICAPM-2013, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
2013 Best Research Paper Presentation Award ICANMEET-2013, Sathyabama University, Chennai
2013 Co-Editor  European Journal of Applied Science and Technology (EJAST), Smart Academy, London, UK
2013 National Advisory Committee Member International Conference on RATES-2013
2012 Editorial Board Members Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology
2007-2008 Visiting Scientist -2007  Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul,  South Korea.
2005-2006  Academic  Achievement  Award Alagappa University, Karaikudi
2006-2007 Biography  inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,  New Jersey, United States
2006 -2008
&
2008-2010
Elected  Twice as  Vice-President   “The  Society   for   Advancement   of   
 Elecrochemical Science  & Technology”  
 (Karaikudi Chapter)
2006 Best Research Paper Award   Thirteenth  National Congress on Corrosion Control,  (NCCI)
2002 Career Award  for Young Teacher’s All India Council for Technical   Education (AICTE),  New Delhi
2001 Best Technology Transfer  Award    CSIR- Central  Electrochemical  Research  Institution, Karaikudi-630 006.
2001 Indian Water Works Association Award  Indian Water Works  Association (IWWA),  Mumbai-400 005
2001 Research Associateship Award CSIR, New Delhi, India
1999-2000 Extended SRF CSIR, New Delhi, India
1998  Smt. Annapurna Award  The  Society   for   Advancement  of Electrochemical Science  & Technology (SAEST), Karaikudi.
1996-1998 Senior Research Fellowship Award   CSIR, New Delhi, India
1995 Post Graduate Trainee (=JRF) CSIR- CECRI, Karaikudi
Projects Undertaken: 

Major Projects Undertaken:

S.No Title Funding Agency Year Status (Ongoing/ Completed)
12. Development of ionic liquids embedded electrospun PVdF-HFP membrane electrolyes for high performances dye sensitized solar cells. CSIR Jan. 2015  Ongoing
11. Developement of 1-D nanostructured material reinforced nickel nanocomposite coating by pulse current technique. UGC-DAE CSR Feb.
2014
 Ongoing
10. Development of nanofibrous polymer electrolyte membranes by electrospinning technique for high performance dye sensitized solar cells. CSIR Jan. 2011 Completed
9. Preparation and Characterization of  LiMxCo1-xO2 (M = Al, Cr, La, Nd, Gd) Nanowires/ Nanorods by Electrospinning Technique for Asymmetric Supercapacitors UGC,
New  Delhi
Jun. 2011 Completed
8. Development of nanofibrous cubic spinel metal oxides and composite electrolyte membranes by electrospinning technique for asymmetric supercapacitors. DST-Nano mission Dec. 2010 Completed
7. Development of acidizing inhibitors for oil well applications UGC,
New  Delhi
July 2009 Completed
6. Development of electrospun polymer electrolyte membranes for high performance dye sensitized solar cells. Indo-Korean Overseas Oct. 2009 Completed
5. Development and characterization of alternative to chromate based primers  for aerospace steel and aluminum alloys. DRDL Hyderabad Jul.
2006
Completed
4. Development of PVdF-HFP based nano-composite polymer electrolytes for advanced Li – Batteries UGC,
New  Delhi
Jan.
2005
Completed
3. Development of Micro-porous PVdF-HFP based blend polymer electrolyte membranes for advanced  Li – Battery Application. DST-SERC,
New  Delhi
Feb.
2005
Completed
2. Sethu Samudram Ship Channel Project –Environmental Monitoring (SSCP) DCI, Vizag Jul.
2005
Completed
1. Advanced cathode materials synthesis for Li-ion batteries. AICTE Career  Award  Scheme,
New Delhi
Apr.
2002  
Completed

 List of Patents Filed:

No. Title Patent Number Patented in
1. A novel process for the synthesis of LiNiVO4 as cathode material for the rocking chair lithium ion cells NF-256/00 India
2. A Low-temperature procedure for the synthesis of LiCoMnO4 battery cathode material. rocking chair lithium ion cell NF-276/00 India
3. A novel wet grinding thermal process for the synthesis of LiNiPO4  cathode material for rocking chair lithium ion cells NF-381/00 India & US
4. A process for the preparation of LiBF4 NF-382/00 India
5. A method for preparation of LiClO4 useful as electrolyte for non-aqueous batteries NF-421/00 India
6. A novel process for the synthesis of lithium metaborate (LiBO2) NF-422/00 India
7. A new solid state thermal method for the synthesis of LiPF6 as battery electrolyte US 033432-013 US
8. A new solid state process for the synthesis of lithium metaphosphate (LiPO3) US 23373 US
9. A solid  state method for the synthesis of lithium meta arsenate (LiAsO2) US 10/108,696
EU 2718509
9-2111-IN 0200086)
US & EU
10. Preparation  of lithium hexafluoro arsenate  (LiAsF6) by a novel method for lithium cells NF-453/2001
US 6,682,712 B2;
EU 02718503.2-211 IN 0200080
India & US & EU
11. Process for preparing cathode materials for lithium batteries 0156NF2002/IN
WO03/086975A1
World

Research Guidance:

Year Degree Number of Students / Scholars
 2001-2016 M.Sc (Electrochemistry/ Chemistry) ~ 43
M.Phil (Electrochemistry/Chemistry/ Materials Science) ~ 26
M.Tech. (Nanoscience  and Technology) ~ 25
Ph.D.                                                  Awarded   15
                                                           Submitted   01
                                                           Ongoing   06

Membership in Professional Bodies:

Life Member in the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
Fellow Member in the Society for Advancement of Electrochemical Sci. and Tech., Karaikudi.
Life Member in Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi
Life Member in Materials Research Society of India, Bangalore
Life Member in Magnetics Society of India, Hyderabad
Life Member in The Society for Polymer Science (India), Pune.
Life Member in Solar Energy Society of India, New Delhi.

Details of Lecture delivered:

  • Delivered an invited talk entitled “Electrospun materials for energy conversion and storage” in the Fourth National Conference on Advanced Functional Materials and Application (NCAFMA-2015) on 21th March 2015, at Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil, Tamil Nadu.

  • Delivered a  keynote address in the National Science Day Celebration on 5th March 2014, at Periyar Maniammai University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.

  • Delivered an invited lecture about “Electrospinning technique and its application in electrochemical energy devices” in the National Workshop on Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials (NWSCN 2014), on 25-26th February 2014, at  V.O.Chidambaram College, Thoothukidi, Tamil Nadu.

  • Delivered a keynote address and an invited lecture in National seminar on Nanotechnology on 5th October 2013, at  PRIST University, Pondicherry Campus, Pondicherry.

  • Delivered a key note address and an invited lecture about “Electrospinning technique and its application in energy storage devices” in the National Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate Change (NCEEC-2013), on 18th July 2013, at  Presidency College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

  • Delivered a lecture in the UGC – Refresher Course on Basic Sciences, on 5th June 2012, at UGC-Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University.

  • Delivered a special lecture on the National Symposium on Nanoscience, on 29th November 2012, at  St.Mary’s  College, Thoothukudi.

  • Delivered two invited lectures on” Metal oxide nanoparticles - Synthesis, characterization and applications” and “CNTs- Synthesis, characterization and applications” on  23rd  Dec.2011  FN & AF,  in the AICTE Staff Development Programme  conducted by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,  Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Erode.

  • Delivered an invited lecture on Electrodeposited nanocomposites  and  their applications on  31st Oct. 2011 in the AICTE Staff development program  conducted by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Puducherry.

  • Delivered a special lecture in the State Level Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemistry (SLSRAC – 2009) on 17th March 2009 organized by Post Graduate  Department of Chemistry, Periyar E.V.R College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli.

  • Delivered a special address in the National Workshop on Nanoscience organized by the Department of Chemistry on 20 February 2009 at Karpagam University, Coimbatore.

  • Delivered an invited lecture in the National Workshop on Nanotechnology organized by ISTE Students Chapter on 28th January 2009 at A.C College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi.

  • Delivered an invited lecture in the ANJAC- Chemical Society organized by Post Graduate Department of Chemistry on 07th July 2006 at  Ayya  Nadar  Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi.

Contact Details
Telephone No: 
0413 - 2654 980
Mobile No: 
094431 10537
Email: 
asubramania.nst@pondiuni.edu.in, a.subramania@gmail.com
Fax No: 
+91-413-2655 348