Name : A. Palaniappan, Ph.D.

Qualifications :

Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

under  the guidance of Prof. Vincent Rotello

Ph.D.: Wayne State University, Detroit, USA under the  guidance  of Prof.  Stephanie L. Brock

M.Sc.: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai

B.Sc.: S.I.V.E.T. College, Gowrivakkam, University of Madras

To know more about A. Palaniappan (popularly known as 'pops') please click here.  

Professional Experience:

April 2008 – Till Date: QHS Fellow, Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist at CSIR-CECRI

Current research activities includes: Nanomaterials synthesis for sensing and catalytic applications, Dye sensitized and quantum dot sensitized solar cells (DSSC/QDSSC), Metal ion sensors, effluent treatments etc.

March 2006 – April 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA

Involved in synthesis and surface modification of semiconductors, metal nanoparticles and nanocomposite materials - Development of novel materials for bio-sensors and bio-markers, Advisor: Prof. Vincent M. Rotello.

August 2000 – February 2006:  Graduate Student at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

"Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured transition metal arsenates and their transformation to transition metal arsenides”, Advisor/Guide’s Name: Prof. Stephanie L. Brock.

July 98 – July 00: Project Assistant, PD Division, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India.

Synthesized polycarbonates via solid state polymerization techniques using novel bis-phenol type monomers.  Participated in scale-up (pilot-plant) of the solid state polymerization process and many of these processes are patented. 

March 98 – June 98: Assistant Manager, R & D Division, Bakelite Hylam Ltd, Hyderabad, India.

Synthesized new phenolic resins for brake linings. Identified and characterized a multivalent phenol source as part of a cost reduction program.     

June 97 – Feb 98: Research Assistant, R & D Division, Dorf Ketal Chemicals, Bombay, India.

Played a key role in many different areas including: synthesis and process modification of additives, method development (physical and chemical) for the analysis of additives and quality check of both raw materials and finished products.

List of Publications

1.       Wongkaew, N.; Simsek, M.; Arumugam, P.; Behrent, A.; Berchmans, S.; Baeumner, A. J., A Robust strategy enabling addressable porous 3D carbon-based functional nanomaterials in miniaturized systems. Nanoscale 2019, 11 (8), 3674-3680.

2.       Selvarani, K.; Prabhakaran, A.; Arumugam, P.; Berchmans, S.; Nayak, P., 2D MoSe 2 sheets embedded over a high surface graphene hybrid for the amperometric detection of NADH. Microchimica Acta 2018, 185 (9), 411.

3.       Manju, V.; Vusa, C. S.; Arumugam, P.; Berchmans, S., Modulating Metal-Free and Non-Enzymatic Electrocatalytic Activity of sp2 Carbons Towards H2O2 Reduction by a Facile and Low-Temperature Electrochemical Approach. ChemElectroChem 2018, 5 (23), 3668-3678.

4.       Vusa, C. S. R.; Venkatesan, M.; Aneesh, K.; Berchmans, S.; Arumugam, P., Tactical tuning of the surface and interfacial properties of graphene: A Versatile and rational electrochemical approach. Scientific reports 2017, 7 (1), 8354.

5.       TK Bijoy, A. P., P Murugan, Computational investigation on structural and electronic properties of various metal complexes of (2, 2′; 6′, 2′, 2 ″-terpyridine)-4-mercaptobenzoic acid ligand. Applied Surface Science 2017.

6.       Manju, V.; Rao Vusa, C. S.; Arumugam, P.; Berchmans, S., A Facile and Versatile Electrochemical Tuning of Graphene for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acidic, Neutral and Alkali media. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2 (27), 8541-8552.

7.       David, T. M.; Wilson, P.; Manju, V.; Palaniappan, A.; Sagayaraj, P.; Ramesh, C., Electrocatalytic investigation of group X metal nanoparticles loaded TiO2 nanotubes powder prepared by rapid breakdown anodization for selective H2O2 sensing. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2017, 164 (7), B356-B365.

8.       Vusa, C. S. R.; Manju, V.; Berchmans, S.; Arumugam, P., Electrochemical amination of graphene using nanosized PAMAM dendrimers for sensing applications. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (40), 33409-33418.

9.       Vusa, C. S. R.; Manju, V.; Aneesh, K.; Berchmans, S.; Palaniappan, A., Tailored interfacial architecture of chitosan modified glassy carbon electrodes facilitating selective, nanomolar detection of dopamine. RSC Advances 2016, 6 (6), 4818-4825.