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Professor Madhavi Srinivasan

Phone: (+65) 6790 4606
Office: N4.1-01-23
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Current Research Interests

Her research interest is in fabrication, investigation and application of nanoscale materials/architectures in electrochemical energy storage devices. Dr. Srinivasan’s research focuses on enhancing energy storage capabilities of devices such as lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors and advanced batteries by employing nanoscale materials. These energy storage technologies would be used in conjunction with renewable energy sources and also to power electric vehicles thus cutting down overall carbon dioxide emission and reducing global warming. The energy storage technologies that she is developing will be vital for the future of a “clean energy landscape”. Her research also includes nanoscale materials combining several functions into a single layer leading to multifunctional electrodes resulting in lightweight, flexible and even printable batteries. In addition, she has an ongoing effort on recycling of precious metals from e-batteries waste. 

Biographical Information

Madhavi Srinivasan graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, India) and did her PhD dissertation on lithium ion batteries from National University of Singapore. She did her post-doctoral research on meso-macroporous materials for photocatalysis/ ion-exchange ceramics at the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) and joined the School of Materials science and Engineering (NTU). She has been  awarded the prestigious  L’Oreal for women in Science National Fellowships in 2010 and was also one of the three “Great Women of Our Time” in the Science and Technology Category awarded by “Singapore Women’s Weekly” Magazine in 2011. She is one of the 10 young scientist worldwide (future leaders forum) awarded at the Science and Technology forum, 2011, Kyoto (Japan). She has won the  “Nanyang Excellence in Teaching” award in 2012 and “Nanyang Excellence in Research” award in 2014. 


Selected Publications

V. Aravindan, J. Gnanaraj, Y.S. Lee, and S. Madhavi, Insertion type electrodes for non-aqueous Li-ion capacitors, Chemical Reviews 114 (2014) 11619.

R. Satish, V. Aravindan, W.C. Ling, J.B. Goodenough, and S. Madhavi,  Carbon-coated Li3Nd3W2O12: A high power and low-voltage insertion anode with exceptional cycleability for Li-ion batteries, Advanced Energy Materials 4 (2014) 1301715

Jayaraman Sundaramurthy, Vanchiappan Aravindan, Palaniswamy Suresh Kumar, Wong Chui Ling, Seeram Ramakrishna, Srinivasan Madhavi,  Synthesis of porous LiMn2O4 hollow nanofibers by electrospinning with extraordinary lithium storage properties, Chem Comm. 49(2013)6677.

P. Dhanya, V. Aravindan, S. Ogale, S. Madhavi, 3D micro-porous conducting carbon beehive           by single step polymer carbonization for high performance supercapacitor: The magic of in situ porogen formation, Energy & Environmental Science 7 (2014) 728.

Akshay Jain, Vanchiappan Aravindan, Sundaramurthy Jayaraman, Palaniswamy Suresh Kumar,  Balasubramanian, Seeram Ramakrishna, M. P. Srinivasan, Srinivasan Madhavi, Tailoring carbons from coconut shells as extremely high energy density cathode material for Li-ion capacitors, Scientific reports (Nature Group affiliated journal) 3 (2013) art no. 3002.​​​​​​​​