Ph. D. (Chemistry), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1980
M. S. (Chemistry), Madurai University, Madurai, India, 1976
B. S. (Chemistry), Madurai University, Madurai, India, 1974
Director, Materials Science and Engineering Program, UT-Austin, 2011 – present
Director, Texas Materials Institute, UT-Austin, 2011 – present
Professor, UT-Austin, 2000 – present
Associate Professor, UT-Austin, 1996 – 2000
Assistant Professor, UT-Austin, 1991 – 1996
Research Associate, Materials Science and Engineering, UT-Austin, 1986 – 1991
Research Associate, University of Oxford, England, 1985 – 1986
Lecturer in Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India, 1981 – 1985
Post-doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1980 -1981
The primary focus of our research is the design and development of low-cost, efficient, long-life materials that can facilitate widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies, such as batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and solar cells, to address the world’s energy and environmental challenges. Our research encompasses a broad range of activities:
Design of new materials based on basic chemistry and physics concepts
Novel chemical synthesis and processing approaches
Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
Advanced structural, chemical, and surface characterization
Chemical, physical, and electrochemical property measurements
Fabrication and evaluation of prototype devices
Fundamental understanding of the structure-composition-performance relationships
Utilization of the basic science understanding gained to design new materials
T. Raj kumar, G. Gnana kumar, and A. Manthiram, “Biomass-derived 3D Carbon Aerogel with Carbon Shell-confined Binary Metallic Nanoparticles in CNTs as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for Microfluidic Direct Ethylene Glycol Fuel Cells,” Advanced Energy Materials (in press).
J. Liu, Z. Bao, Y. Cui, E. J. Dufek, P. Khalifah, Q. Li, B. Y. Liaw, P. Liu, Y. S. Meng, V. R. Subramanian, M. F. Toney, V. V. Viswanathan, M. S. Whittingham, J. Xiao, W. Xu, J. Yang, X.-Q. Yang, J.-G. Zhang, J. B. Goodenough, and A. Manthiram, “Pathways for Practical High-Specific-Energy, Long Cyclability Rechargeable Lithium,” Nature Energy (in press).
R. Yu, S.-H. Chung, C.-H. Chen, and A. Manthiram, “An Ant-nest-like Cathode Substrate for Lithium-sulfur Batteries with Practical Cell Fabrication Parameters,” Joule (in press).
B. Heligman, K. Kreder, and A. Manthiram, “Zn-Sn Interdigitated Eutetic Alloy Anodes with High-Volumetric Capacity for Lithium-ion Batteries,” Joule (in press).
A. Manthiram, “High Sodium-storage Capacity in Metal-Organic Framework Achieved by Activating Aromatic Rings,” Joule (in press).
M. J. Park, H. Yaghoobnejad Asl, S. Therese, and A. Manthiram, “Structural Impact of Zn-insertion into Monoclinic V2(PO4)3: Implications for Zn-ion Batteries,” Journal of Materials Chemistry (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1039/C9TA00716D
X. Yu, M. Boyer, G. Hwang, and A. Manthiram, “Toward a Reversible Calcium-Sulfur Battery with a Lithium-ion Mediation Approach,” Advanced Energy Materials (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b03900
Q. Xie, W. Li, and A. Manthiram, “A Mg-doped High-nickel Layered Oxide Cathode Enabling Safer, High-energy-density Li-ion Batteries,” Chemistry of Materials 31 938-946 (2019). dx.doi.org/10.10002/aenm.201803794
A. Bhargav, C.-H. Chang, Y. Fu, and A. Manthiram, “A Rationally Designed High Sulfur Content Polymeric Cathode Material for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 6136-6142 (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b21395
A. Gupta, A. Bhargav, and A. Manthiram, “Highly Solvating Electrolytes for Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Advanced Energy Materials 9 1803096 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201803096
Y. You, A. Dolocan, W. Li, and A. Manthiram, “Understanding the Air-exposure Degradation Chemistry of High-Nickel Oxide Cathodes during Air Exposure for Sodium-ion Batteries,” Nano Letters 19 182-188 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03637
M. Gross and A. Manthiram, “An Aqueous Polysulfide-Air Battery with a Mediator-ion Solid Electrolyte and a Copper Sulfide Catalyst for Polysulfide Redox,” ACS Applied Energy Materials 1 7230-7236 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.8b01679
S.-H. Chung and A. Manthiram, “Designing Lithium-sulfur Batteries with High-loading Cathodes at a Lean Electrolyte condition,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 43749-43759 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b17393
R. Yu, S.-H. Chung, C.-H. Chen, and A. Manthiram, “A Core-shell Cathode Substrate for Developing High-loading, High-performance Lithium-sulfur Batteries,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 24841-24847 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1039/C8TA09059A
X. Yu and A. Manthiram, “Enhanced Interfacial Stability of Hybrid-Electrolyte Lithium-Sulfur Batteries with a Thin Layer of Multifunctional Polymer with Intrinsic Nanoporosity,” Advanced Functional Materials 29 1805996 (2018). dx.doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201805996
P. Han, S.-H. Chung, and A. Manthiram, “Designing a High-Loading Sulfur Cathode with a Mixed Ionic-electronic Conducting Polymer for Electrochemically Stable Lithium-sulfur Batteries,” Energy Storage Materials