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Senthilkumar Baskar

Senthilkumar
Baskar

  • PostDoc

Tél. : 0322825774


Main Research Activities

OPERANDO investigation of Battery Materials: The main goal of the project is to do crystallography work on cathode materials for advanced batteries, within the LRCS Laboratory. The work will be conducted under the scientific supervision and responsibility of Assoc. Prof. Jean-Noël CHOTARD and Prof. Christian MASQUELIER. The research project will focus on i) the development of new operando electrochemical cells to be operated in transmission geometry within a brand new X-ray diffractometer and ii) the operando study of electrochemical mechanisms within high rate positive electrode materials for Lithium or Sodium ion batteries. This work forms part of intense collaborative research work within the French RS2E Network (in particular with the group of Laurence CROGUENNEC in ICMCB Bordeaux) and with large scale facilities such as ALBA Synchrotron (Dr. François FAUTH), SOLEIL Synchrotron (Dr. Antonella IADECOLA) and the ILL Grenoble (Dr. Emmanuelle SUARD).

Academic Training

Postdoctorat fellow  2 Materials Research Centre (MRC), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, July 2016 to Dec. 2018, Synthesis of novel electrodes for Sodium-ion and Sodium-air batteries.

Postdoctorat fellow  1 School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea. Jan. 2015 to June 2016, Developing air-cathodes for rechargeable Na-air batteries.

Ph.D  (2014), Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India thesis on "Metal molybdates as electrodes for hydrid Supercapacitors".

MSc (2009) in Physics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.


Professional skills

  • Five years of research experience in the area of Energy storage materials and devices.
  • Various synthesis methods: Microwave, Sono-chemical, Hydrothermal, Reflux, Co-Precipitation and Combustion synthesis.
  • X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Raman and Fourier transfer-Infrared spectrometer (FT-IR), Electrochemical workstation and LCR Electrical Impedance spectrometer.
  • Cyclic voltammetry, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Galvanostatic charge-discharge, PITT and GITT techniques.

Running Projects

UFO Project


Cobalt and Nickel Phosphates as Multifunctional Air-Cathodes for Rechargeable Hybrid Sodium-Air Battery Applications

Baskar Senthilkumar, Ahamed Irshad, Prabeer Barpanda

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019

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