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
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Lectureship, School of Chemical and Biology Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea, 2019
Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher, 2018
Da Vinci Award, University of Texas, 2018
Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher, 2017
Billy and Claude R. Hocott Distinguished Centennial Engineering Research Award, 2016
Fellow, Materials Research Society, 2016
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, 2015
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2014
Battery Division Research Award, Electrochemical Society, 2014
Cockrell Family Regents Chair in Engineering, 2014
Visiting Professor, Hanyang University, South Korea, 2014 – 2016
Renowned Visiting Professorship, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India, 2013
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (University-wide), 2012
Fellow, Electrochemical Society, 2011
Outstanding Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering, 2011
Joe C. Walter Chair in Engineering, 2009
Jack S. Josey Professorship in Energy Studies, 2008
B. F. Goodrich Endowed Professorship in Materials Engineering, 2006
Founding Fellow, World Academy of Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, 2006
Fellow, American Ceramic Society, 2004
Ashley H. Priddy Centennial Professorship in Engineering, 2002
Charlotte Maer Patton Centennial Fellowship in Engineering, 1998
Faculty Leadership Award, 1996
Faculty Excellence Award of Halliburton Foundation, 1994
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
W. Li, E. M. Erickson, and A. Manthiram, “High-nickel layered oxide cathodes for lithium-based automotive batteries,” Nature Energy (in press).
X. Yu, H. Wu, J. H. Koo, and A. Manthiram, “Tailoring the Pore Size of a Polypropylene Separator with a Polymer having Intrinsic Nanoporosity for Suppressing the Polysulfide Shuttle in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Advanced Energy Materials (in press).
X. Yu, W. A. Yu, and A. Manthiram, “A Unique Single-ion Mediation Approach for Crossover-free Nonaqueous Redox Flow Batteries with a Na+-ion Solid Electrolyte,” Small Methods (in press).
J. Li and A. Manthiram, “A Comprehensive Analysis of the Interphasial and Structural Evolution over Long-term Cycling of Ultrahigh-nickel Cathodes in Lithium-ion Batteries,” Advanced Energy Materials (in press).
W. Li, A. Dolocan, J. Li, Q. Xie, and A. Manthiram, “Ethylene Carbonate-free Electrolytes for High-nickel Layered Oxide Cathodes in Lithium-ion Batteries,” Advanced Energy Materials (in press).
J. He and A. Manthiram, “A Review on the Status and Challenges of Electrocatalysts in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries,” Energy Storage Materials (in press).
X. Yu and A. Manthiram, “Sodium-sulfur (Na-S) Batteries with a Polymer-coated NASICON-type Sodium-ion Solid Electrolyte,” Matter (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).
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).
A. Bhargav and A. Manthiram, “Lithium–sulfur batteries: Less pore equals more,” Nature Energy (2019). LINK COMING dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0495-y
Q. Xie, W. Li, A. Dolocan, and A. Manthiram, “Insights into Boron-based Polyanion-tuned High-nickel Cathodes for High-energy-density Lithium-ion Batteries,” Chemistry of Materials (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b02916
L. Luo, J. Li, and A. Manthiram, “A Three-dimensional Lithiophilic Mo2N-modified Carbon Nanofiber Architecture for Dendrite-free Lithium-metal Anodes in a Full Cell,” Advanced Materials (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201904537
L. Zou, J. Li, Z. Liu, G. Wang, C. Wang, and A. Manthiram, “Lattice Doping Regulated Interfacial Reactions in Cathode for Enhanced Cycling Stability,” Nature Communications (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-11299-2
S.-H. Chung and A. Manthiram, “A Li2S-TiS2-Electrolyte Composite for Stable Li2S-based Lithium-Sulfur Batteries” Advanced Energy Materials (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1002/aenm.201901397
X. Yu, L. Xue, J. B. Goodenough, and A. Manthiram, “A High-Performance All-solid-state Sodium-ion Battery with a Poly(ethylene oxide) – Na3Zr2Si2PO12 Composite Electrolyte” ACS Materials Letters (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00103
J. He, A. Bhargav, and A. Manthiram, “Three-Dimensional Fe3O4/N-Graphene Sponge as an Efficient Organosulfide Host for High-Performance Lithium-Organosulfur Batteries,” Energy Storage Materials (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2019.05.027
Y. You, B. Song, K. Jarvis, A. Huq, and A. Manthiram “Insights into the Improved Chemical Stability against Water of LiF-incorporated Layered Oxide Cathodes for Sodium-ion Batteries,” ACS Materials Letters 1 89-95 (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.9b00080
S.-H. Chung and A. Manthiram, “Current Status and Future Prospects of Metal-Sulfur Batteries,” Advanced Materials 31 1901125 (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201901125
P. Han, S.-H. Chung, C.-H. Chang, and A. Manthiram, “A Bifunctional Binder with Nucleophilic Lithium Polysulfide Immobilization Ability for High-loading, High-thickness Cathodes in Lithium-sulfur Batteries,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 19 17393-17399 (2019). dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b02399