Vijay Sethuraman obtained his B.S. degree in chemical and electrochemical engineering from the Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India, in 2000. He then joined Professor John Weidner's group at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA, and worked on various electrochemical energy-storage and energy-conversion systems. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering in 2006, and his dissertation under the guidance of Professor Weidner was on the durability aspects of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. He then joined Dr. Venkat Srinivasan's group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a Postdoc and worked on modeling the kinetic behavior of silicon negative electrodes for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Sethuraman currently serves as a Research Faculty Member in the School of Engineering at Brown University and works with Professor Pradeep R. Guduru on understanding the role of mechanics in electrochemical energy-storage and energy-conversion systems. In particular, Sethuraman is interested in understanding the mechanics of alloy negative electrodes (Si, Sn, Al, etc.), composite positive electrodes in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, and the role of externally applied static and dynamic strains on heterogeneous catalysis. His peer-reviewed publications can be accessed at www.nanopolitan.com.
Biography Updated on 3 September 2013